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Jim K

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People here are still living in the 20th century... time to move on. A Passenger train to this part of the world is not viable (actually... not many passenger trains are viable anywhere) People that v ...

[quote=gordon_s1942]I dont know if Mt Airley supplies any Coal to the Mt Piper Power station but that would have to be done by road as presently there is no facility to unload Coal to service the Powe ...

Good news for the Gwabegar Line as far as Airly anyway. Coal prices up and they are employing up to 70 more staff:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-19/70-jobs-secured-as-controversial-airly-mine- ...

L-1172:

I think a few days are up? Any pics? or can we move on?

[quote=tazzer96]Electricifation to bathurst isnt really in dream world. It would likly be viable due to the coal. The mountains means alot of fuel and locomotive power has to be used. Tilting train ...

Just south of Queanbeyan?

[quote=djf01][quote]Are the ten tunnels capable of having two oscars pass through them at speed? If not, that's a costly procedure.[/quote]

IMHO they'll reclassify the line to Mt Victoria, Lithgow wi ...

[quote=ANR]If the Korean Oscars are too wide for the BM line, then they should end their trip at Penrith, and let the V sets do the rest of the journey west. This way, the Korean Oscars will come with ...

[quote=jcouch]As projected by nearly everyone in this thread - oops, the COTS design is too wide to fit the outer line. Time to modify the platforms....

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-intercity-trai ...

[quote=SydneyCider]Has there been any discussion of nominations of particular V-set cars for preservation? If so, which ones have been looked at? Are there any particular power cars/trailers that are ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]I don't see that the Blue Mountain's commuters would be very impressed that they have to get off at Penrith and change trains, changing platforms... for starters it would add 1 ...

From SMH:

[quote=SMH]The jobs of scores of train guards on NSW's intercity rail fleet are under threat from the purchase of new trains from South Korea that can be operated solely by drivers.

Th ...

[quote=Transtopic]When the new trains are introduced, there should be at least an hourly service to Lithgow and half hourly to Lawson in the off peak (where a new turnback has been constructed).[/quot ...

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Maybe having a single decked option and change trains at penrith for blue mountains services?That's a funny idea.... or are you being serious?!

I think that some single deck train ...

I don't see that the Blue Mountain's commuters would be very impressed that they have to get off at Penrith and change trains, changing platforms... for starters it would add 10 minutes to a already l ...



Maybe having a single decked option and change trains at penrith for blue mountains services?

tazzer96
That's a funny idea.... or are you being serious?!

Allora?

Allora?

Posted 13 Sep 2016 04:19 in Other Transport by Jim K

[quote=woodford]A comment I will make.....................

I said and I will reinforce this the crew of flight 1549 did an EXCELLENT job that day, if the film paints ANY OTHER picture its complete ...

[quote=Transtopic][quote][quote]Even if its based upon the oscar train, the internal layout will be different. When billionaires order a private 737 jet, it doesn't come with 170 economy seats. The ...

Posted 05 Sep 2016 08:59 in News by Jim K

I am just trying to put this in perspective:   how much is Zig Zag had to spend since the bushfires to bring back up to standards? (not counting cost of rolling stock damage) I gather it was well over ...

The current Sydney bus fleet of Mercedes have 4 or 6 seats facing 'backwards', as does the light rail. Seating was designed that way to fit more people in.

[quote=tazzer96]Even if its based upon the oscar train, the internal layout will be different. When billionaires order a private 737 jet, it doesn't come with 170 economy seats. The plane is the sam ...

I was just looking at the local paper up in the Blue Mountains http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/

It seems the State MP (Labor) is making noise in Parliament on the whole replacement from being  ...

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