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Posted 23 Mar 2020 19:11 in The Lounge by Gman_86

[quote=ANR]So what are we to do with the death ship off Fremantle?

250 pax with upper respiratory illness.

Can WA hospitals cope with 250 acute pax?

What will happen to the rest? Will they s ...

Posted 22 Mar 2020 22:20 in The Lounge by Gman_86

Trying to work out whether or not we can blame China for this virus is about the most useless form of distraction I can think of. And it's just the sort of thing a certain Orange menace would want us  ...

[quote=Carnot]I was on a suburban train in Melb yesterday. It's not very pleasant when there's someone nearby with a face mask, sweat pouring off his forehead, and he's taking short breaths....[/quot ...

As the spectre of COVID-19 rips through every aspect of our lives, it isn't realistic to think that the tourism and heritage railway groups and their operations will not be affected.

This thread t ...

If the trend of the past 2 weeks is replicated over the next few weeks (as it most likely will be) I would expect services to be dropped to weekend levels to try and save some of the costs while also  ...

Posted 19 Mar 2020 20:29 in Trams and Light Rail by Gman_86

Is this quoted length of the terminus for the terminus sidings or for the length of the terminus platform? I assumed it was for the length of the platform. If it is for the length of the platform, the ...

Posted 14 Mar 2020 16:19 in The Lounge by Gman_86

[quote=Dirty Ballast]...was the cancellation of the Grand Prix premature considering that the expert advice/captain's call (strike out the non applicable option) suggests that there is no need for suc ...

Posted 13 Mar 2020 19:45 in The Lounge by Gman_86

Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton has today tested positive to Covid19.

Tuesday this week, He, along with the rest of cabinet and the Prime Minister spent a lot of the day locked in meetings.


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they painted the other end in Vline orange and grey overnight
Dangersdan 707


I can confirm this. I was at the open day on Sunday and they were in the process of painting the Green sas ...

Are seatbelts in the drivers cabin common anywhere?

I didn't think this was common practice.

Posted 20 Feb 2020 20:59 in Victoria by Gman_86

Not likely to be any trains to Albury for the next few days, Melbourne bound XPT derailed at Wallan this evening, with 5 or more vehicles off the rails and the leading power car on its side in the dir ...

Posted 20 Feb 2020 20:57 in Victoria by Gman_86

Posted 20 Feb 2020 20:53 in Victoria by Gman_86

Leading power car is on its side in the dirt. 5 cars in total off the rails from what I've heard.

All Seymour line services suspended. Not likely to be running in the morning either, the track will ...

Posted 09 Feb 2020 20:05 in Victoria by Gman_86

No chance.

Any automation that still requires the presence of a driver is nothing more than a glorified cruise control system.

If there is to be a driver, let them do the driving.

Driver revolt?

I think you mean company miss-management.

I have never driven a train, but if my boss told me to take an unroadworthy truck out onto the road, I know where I would tell him to sti ...

Posted 27 Jan 2020 21:30 in News by Gman_86

What does January 26th mean to me? The anniversary of the day the English arrived to start a prison in what we now call Sydney. As a Victorian, it doesn't resonate with me one bit.

Am I going to f ...

The cull continues.

H4 and a Y (165 maybe?) have met the torch in North Geelong and are now no more.

Posted 24 Dec 2019 17:27 in Victoria by Gman_86

[b][i]1. How much will it cost to keep the 8km stretch of railway via Bungaree up to a safe standard?[/i][/b]

I would have thought too much.

[b][i]2. How likely is it that there will be an accide ...

Posted 15 Dec 2019 20:31 in Victoria by Gman_86

Gee that new overpass at Ballan really sticks out like a hideously sore thumb. Same goes for the one at Bacchus Marsh.

Would it have killed them to put a bit of colour into these structures? A bit  ...

[quote=route14]I remember watching the SG trains departing Spencer Street. The Melbourne Ghan departed at around 22:15 while the Overland left at around 20:30 on days on which it operated. When the ...

So this service is running at an escalated frequency, the Maryvale Paper train is showing no signs of slowing, the cement train is about to be extended to run from Dandenong to North Shore and the Den ...

VL lead the westbound today.
bevans
VL358 led QBX005 & QBX001 with 40 wagons in tow.

Information via Gheringhap Loop website.

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Anything that gets more trucks off the road between Adelaide and Melbourne can't be a bad thing.[/quote]Based on the attempts of QRN/Aurizon and GWA to compete on the Melb ...

[quote=Jack Le Lievre][quote]Which terminal is this train running to in Adelaide?

Do QUBE have their own rail accessible terminal in SA?[/quote]Yarp, Mackenzie Intermodal Terminal Siding, Outer Hab ...

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