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GN4472

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SA Great? Confused

Posted 29 Sep 2013 23:59 in South Australia by GN4472

Similar situation in Kapunda - The Duck Pond, a dam in the centre of the town which is a picnic area and a reserve for ducks (and 2 black swans back in the 1970s) - It was originally the water supply  ...

Posted 28 Sep 2013 02:17 in South Australia by GN4472

[quote=justapassenger]I thought the majority of down trains crossed over to use the eastern platform at Salisbury.

If only a handful of trains actually use that platform, an active level crossing i ...

Dave, when was the last train to Maree on SG?

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Brian

bevans



Pichi Richi Railway did a Bluebird charter to Marree back in the late 1980s, not sure of the exact date, maybe so ...

Posted 20 Sep 2013 00:56 in The Lounge by GN4472

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dDC_8jSwvVU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dDC_8jSwvVU

Posted 17 Sep 2013 12:19 in South Australia by GN4472

While we're at it, Salisbury Station could use an up-grade too - It lacks proper pedestrian access on the down platform making it difficult to get to busses from the trains.

[quote=justapassenger]Who decided that the people of South Australia - the only state not to be founded by transported convicts - are too stupid to step out of a train without falling to a horrible de ...

Article in the January/February 1979 issue of AMRM about converting a USRA Light Pacific into an SAR 600 - I used that article to build my 600 - 609 and I think I did a better job!

Posted 04 Jul 2013 03:42 in Victoria by GN4472

[quote=trawny]You can take your bike on the coach. They put it underneath. But it isn't guaranteed they can refuse. But the conductor can also refuse to take your bike on a train if they deem there is ...

Posted 04 Jul 2013 03:40 in Victoria by GN4472

[quote=Revenue]Just back from a quick trip to South East Asia, and it was interesting that on the buses that connect the LCTT (low cost terminal) at KL to the train line to the city have 1+1+1 seating ...

Posted 28 Jun 2013 02:43 in South Australia by GN4472

Salisbury could use one of these too, at the moment there is only pedestrian access at the Southern end of the down platform during the day - Not good for crowds!

Let's hope the new Marion underpas ...

Posted 28 Jun 2013 02:36 in South Australia by GN4472

Could be the new front end for the new high speed railcars for the Mount Gambier service! Wink

Posted 28 Jun 2013 02:30 in News by GN4472

Isn't it funny there is money available to re-develop the area, but no money available to re-instate rail services - SA Great?

[quote=National Trust upset with Islington railyards and Glenside nurses' quarters demolition plans]The National Trust of South Australia is upset with the level of protection offered to two Adelaide ...

Posted 22 Jun 2013 01:58 in South Australia by GN4472

And people wonder why there's no passenger services on this line now Wink
VRfan


It depends where you are in Adelaide as to how long it takes to get to Victor Harbour.

From where I li ...

Posted 22 Jun 2013 01:52 in South Australia by GN4472

[quote=steam4ian]David

Brill 75s were the main stay of the services except the Saturday morning and holiday trains until the Brills were withdrawn. BBs were used towards the end of the Brills; a dr ...

[quote=rouseabout]Sounds great, on every journey you will have to change trains at Dry Creek. Any upgrade to the station there, or will you have to walk/stand on an exposed platform in crappy weather? ...

Just wondering how you would cope when you are old Aaron probably be the first to complain about being charged like this. ..............
David Peters


Dave, you're very close to it now, ...

Next you will want the Cafeteria back as well, Hmmmmmmm not a bad idea at all really, I used to love those square railway pasties as a kid. Yum!
David Peters


I can still hear the cups  ...

I think the Outer Harbour loop closed in 1988 or thereabouts, I re-call riding a Jumbo around it for the last time with the Guard on the train asking me what I was doing? - It was when the Bannon Gove ...

Back in the mid 1990s, parts of the Gawler line were single line working due to track work, yes the signalling was set up for it, but the level crossings weren't. The trains were slowing down at each  ...

After seeing this thread, this memory came back to me:

I can remember Adelaide Station having fruit & veg stalls on the Concourse just near the entrance to the ramp. I re-call my mum buying bananas ...

[quote=justapassenger]

We've been over the APT connection issue before, doing anything other than leaving it where it is would be more expensive than subsidising free minibus shuttles from APT to ...

The front bunker of another ASG (off a 300 Class Garrett) remains in SA's Mid North on a paddock near a place called, "Yatina" , being used as a water tank, but the front of the bunker has been cut of ...

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