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Posted 05 Jul 2022 12:45 in New South Wales by Galron

Landslide between Mt Victoria and Blackheath. Line closed.
bingley hall

Seems a long shutdown between Traralgon and Bairnsdale reopening mid July, what work is there to do?
bevans
Princess highway duplication works is the main reason. New rail over road repl ...

Posted 23 Jun 2022 20:09 in Radio and Scanning Discussions by Galron

Hi All new member would someone know what is the scanner frequencies are for Albury/junee  Analogue or Digital. thanks all have a great day.
shaynejax
Hate to be the bearer of bad news,  ...

Posted 15 Jun 2022 20:58 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=james.au]This is why a decent opposition is needed. Right now Labor can do whatever and it wont be challenged. No-one is there on the other side to shine a light on the reality and possibly e ...

given the area, I'm surprised no one has thrown a match into it.

Making way for platform extensions to allow for 9 can vlos is the reported reason. Leaver frame is supposed to be saved and going s ...

Posted 15 May 2022 20:58 in Victoria by Galron

The intermodal terminal is in the wrong location with the industry mostly east of the town ?
freightgate
Patties is the only major operator on the east of the town that might use it. May ...

Posted 02 May 2022 19:40 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=lkernan][quote]Why on earth did 'they' go for 94 pound rail only. I thought that this weight was obsolete.[/quote]Because in a couple of years they'll finally get around to the Maryborough-Geel ...

Unlikely they will, but the Major waste facility for western Melbourne is right next the the Geelong line south of Werribee. A short siding for such loading wouldn't be hard to install. BG track is ev ...

Posted 25 Apr 2022 20:16 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=james.au][quote]Hmmmm, the Oaklands line... 30 km/h Benalla to Yarrawonga, 20 km/h Yarrawonga to South of Oaklands, and 10 km/h for the last bit.

Barely functional. Although it does get a b ...

Posted 25 Apr 2022 09:25 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=Carnot]Hmmmm, the Oaklands line... 30 km/h Benalla to Yarrawonga, 20 km/h Yarrawonga to South of Oaklands, and 10 km/h for the last bit.

Barely functional. Although it does get a bit of tra ...



Good to see they survived the gas-axe.
Gman_86
Given the state of disassembly of H1 I think they JUST survived. They have a growing collection up there at Seymour. Feels like they have ...

Posted 07 Apr 2022 10:33 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=kuldalai]It is highly likely that VLP being forever so conservative put in a bigger order that also covers the re-railing from Mangalore throughout to Mooroopna, as all that rail is very aged c ...

[quote=freightgate]Trucks cause a lot of the issues at level crossings. They are impatient are entitled and don’t believe they have to wait. Seen it so many times the close calls.

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The yards would be big enough to break the trains up for shuttles into the port of melbourne?
bevans
you would hope thats the plan.

Posted 29 Mar 2022 21:16 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=kitchgp]How can it cost $2.2 million for what appears to largely be a desktop exercise? NSW only spent $1 million on the Canberra - Eden Railway and $500,00 on the Narrandera - Tocumwal Reopeni ...

I want to know what happened to the announced by PN intermodal terminal at Little River? especially if the PN boss is supporting the truganina one? quietly died perhaps?

Posted 23 Mar 2022 19:01 in Victoria by Galron

OMG, they are actually doing maintenance on the Oaklands line at Tungamah at the moment!
Lachlan's Train Channel
hopefully they are working north of the border with a view to getting bet ...

[quote=alfclp]With Australia having only a few weeks supply of fuel on shore at any given time we are vulnerable to shipping interruptions.

Therefore should we as a nation consider a strategic fle ...

[quote=Tii]With the federal budget 2022 imminent and an election soon, what might we see for infrastructure in these odd times. I'm not expecting much other than vague promises for the election, that ...

If you wanted to, you could build a separate viaduct to carry the second track and leave the existing viaduct as it is.
railblogger
i think part of the point was the viaduct is starting  ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote]I'm not convinced that would require quadding to Bacchus Marsh, since it's unlikely every Metro train would go there.[/quote]I don't think V/Line would relish the idea of quadd ...

Posted 17 Mar 2022 19:45 in Victoria by Galron

Rumours line to close after this season.

That rumour has been around for years.

Y115

close pending repair would be OK. Close due to track state, well, not so much, and i cant imagin ...

Posted 16 Mar 2022 21:26 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=BigShunter][quote]It's worth noting that VLine have now completely removed the points and associated signage & signalling at Inglewood for the Inglewood to Eaglehawk line.[/quote]As in just rec ...

Another update on this one. It's not completely dead yet. While the proponents have packed up and closed their offices in Bairnsdale, there was an article on WIN TV news essentially that they are goin ...

Posted 14 Mar 2022 11:41 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=freightgate]The long distance vlocity purchase is the biggest missed opportunity in the Victorian era. Many other trains better designed for longer distance and available off the shelf but Vict ...

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