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Posted 13 May 2017 15:52 in Victoria by Flygon

I'm going to ask the question that'll probably result in a whole hell of a lot of Disagrees being issued.

For all this talk about ordering an Electric Locomotive type when electrifying, why  ...

Posted 24 Apr 2017 19:27 in Melbourne suburban by Flygon

Melton's a suburban area. Why segregate just because the trains spew out fumes, not sparks? Smile

There's a reason I've been calling for Quad Track tunnels for all these years!

...and we've as has been said spent billions on some new fighter jets that will be 4 years old before they actually enter service!!!
Four years old and wildly unpopul ...

Posted 06 Mar 2017 12:25 in Melbourne suburban by Flygon

I don't know what you've been smoking, but I'm not sure I'd want to have a go of it. Razz

Posted 28 Feb 2017 10:28 in Victoria by Flygon

[quote=hbedriver]In the context of a bush road (including highways); let's think of Kerang. Road users have to slow from 100km/h to 80km/h for a few hundred metres. That adds maybe 15 seconds to their ...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 17:35 in Victoria by Flygon

[quote=speedemon08]This is less of an issue for the V/locity sets, but it becomes apparent when you have the 3 car sets on SG and the 3 N classes. Now unless the public is willing to dig into their po ...

[quote=Lad_Porter]Doesn't make the people on those 14 flights any less deserving of decent public transport to/from the airport.[/quote]Hell, half the reason there's not that many flights is [i]becaus ...

Posted 19 Feb 2017 13:01 in Victoria by Flygon

Too late for that now.  Jacinta has much egg on her face.  These times remind me of the last days of Kosky as minister, head in the sand.
And yet the Government is popular, from a ...

Posted 19 Feb 2017 00:50 in Victoria by Flygon

Funny thing is, I always thought the idea of buying second hand stock would be politically popular.

Push the fact they were gotten dirt cheap, and that they work properly.

Issue is ...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 00:18 in Victoria by Flygon

What if gauge changeable sleepers were provided. Most of the line is in need of heavy rehabilitation anyway, may's well take the chance to put in gauge changeable sleepers.

Of course, that's too fo ...

[quote=James974]Calder Park station (Sunbury line)[/quote]Cut some bureaucratic fuddling and just keep it's old [i][url=]Holden Station[/i] name. Razz

I didn't think this through. Razz

What a bunch of wusses. Back in the Good Old Days, someone would have just thrown it out the window...
Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more. Razz
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Posted 20 Jan 2017 11:17 in Victoria by Flygon

So we know that rolling stock strategies in the future needs to include specs for acceleration not just for top speed.
VLocity DMUs already have some of the most ridiculously high a ...

Posted 13 Jan 2017 17:23 in Victoria by Flygon

Why not just build a bridge?

EDIT - beat me to it.

Posted 11 Jan 2017 00:38 in Victoria by Flygon

Never mind the States seem to be getting a whole lot more going on than the Federal Government right about this point. Confused
From my point of view, things would stall without the states getting a wrig ...

I always assumed it was a gentle reminder. A driver use to driving an N-Class down the route, suddenly being put onto a VLo?... Who knows, they could forget they're allowed to go 160km/h until a sign  ...

To be clear, personally, I feel that if the Bendigo RRL was to be done via Airport, that it should go through Sunbury itself.

I just didn't want people claiming a conflict of interest just because  ...

[quote=TOQ-1]We have to draw the line at urban expansion somewhere. Sunbury is far enough for Urban Sprawl I think. We need to be encouraging smarter development around our regional stations, not more ...

Regarding the whole "Bendigo line via Airport" suggestion, why not extend Metro services to Gisborne, and get Riddles Creek and Clarkefield Station out of the mix for Bendigo line stoppers?

Of cour ...

Just because VLos run such intense frequencies on the Geelong line doesn't mean that's a good thing.

It really flogs the DMUs, quite hard, and it's an expensive operation to manage.

With  ...

Posted 15 Dec 2016 01:15 in Victoria by Flygon

[quote=Bogong][quote]My International knowledge is relatively limited, but I understand Japan and Finland don't slow down approaching 40 degrees on their respective HSRs.

Though, Finland's only bee ...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 19:33 in Victoria by Flygon

My International knowledge is relatively limited, but I understand Japan and Finland don't slow down approaching 40 degrees on their respective HSRs.

Though, Finland's only been approaching that te ...

Posted 12 Dec 2016 12:17 in Victoria by Flygon

Holy hell man! If you waited another 3 days, that could've been a decade worth of bump!

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