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I think the P stands for Project?

On an off-topic note, when someone at my place of work was on a sickie, their name would be posted on a notice with the caption "Unwel (sic)".

Who knows how many similar cases are out there?  If Mr Drew is successful (and I wish him well), will it open the flood gates?  And who will bear the cost?  Ultimately, the Victorian taxpayer?

[quote=The Vinelander]Do you mean low cost housing developments at places like Rockbank, Cobblebnk, Melton and Bacchus Marsh all easy within walking distance of their local railway station Question.

Mik ...

[quote]I've always said that if people CHOOSE to live where PT is poor or almost non-existent, then they have no one to blame but themselves.

Moreover, in today's world where traffic is apparently ...

Posted 01 Sep 2019 16:03 in Victoria by Lad_Porter



..... our only NE line supporter Woodford has departed this mortal coil.

Mike.

The Vinelander

Terrible news.

So why not remove trains from the line, and provide a fleet of push-pull hand operated trolleys?  Great for the environment, keeps you fit as well.

[quote=br30453][quote][quote]Both Queensland and Western Australia use a track gauge narrower than standard, which in turn, by the way, is a little narrower than the typical wheel track of modern road ...

This is not in the LXRA's ambit, but would it be possible for the box to be moved, similar to the one at Ringwood?

Something does not quite make sense here.  Among the valid arguments against road under rail at Lilydale are that there would be an impact on underground services, requiring extensive excavations, and ...

[quote=Carnot]Well after 6 years of solid service since it was reopened in 2013, it's now booked out-of-service due to poor sleeper condition (Under Occo with no end-date).

Does this line have a fu ...

If anyone is interested in attending the information sessions for the Mooroolbark or Lilydale crossing removals, the dates as previously mentioned, both on the LXRA website and on here, are apparently ...

[quote=ngarner][quote]There are references above to "the car park", but there are actually two car parks - one on the western side, the other on the east. At present these are not interconnected, and ...

There are references above to "the car park", but there are actually two car parks - one on the western side, the other on the east.  At present these are not interconnected, and each has its own entr ...

[quote=TOQ-1]You would think for 4km worth of track between the stations, it would be easy enough for the LXRA to just do the duplication now and get it over and done with.

Hopefully there are som ...

There was talk of V/Line services to/from Seymour and Shepparton also eventually going that way?

The so-called lumbar support in V'locity seats can be uncomfortable if you have a "bad back".  An extra cushion is always required.

[quote=duttonbay][quote]Are these trams still preserved anywhere?

Was this the only location where steam trams were deployed in Australia?

[url=/news/s/historical-footage-of-rockhamptons-purrey- ...

Archer Park station is well worth a visit, not just for the steam tram (which is operational, you can ride on it), but also for an interesting collection of railway memorabilia.  It used to be the jun ...

Posted 12 Jul 2019 12:17 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

[quote=nswtrains][quote][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiM7EpwtQ0E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiM7EpwtQ0E[/quote]Obviously made by the same team that produced Utopia for the ABC.[/quote]Par ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Welcomed news but a better response would or should have been we are announcing funding for the restoration of the locomotive for the community and back to operational status. ...

[quote=duttonbay][quote][quote]At one point the tram network in Bendigo did connect with the railway station.[/quote]There was a spur to the Railway Station at one stage, but not In place when the sys ...

Posted 01 May 2019 15:43 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

With some friends, I have done three similar cycling trips in the past, all of suitable length and not too hilly - but they involved putting your bikes on the train, don't know if you can do that any  ...

[quote=BigShunter]If 80kph is future proofing a brand spanking new multi-billion $$$ rail line Shocked no wonder trucks are taking over, a bloody Cob & Co Stage Coach could keep up with that.......... ...

Railfan excursion trips etc. would be great, and would not pose a problem, but if the set is also to be used as RPT on the Belgrave line, would there be a risk of vandalism?  A shiny new Tait train wo ...

[quote=Richard stroker]Is this thread still going?

I think the answer To the original question is NO.

It would be nice ,but if it was a money making venture I'm sure it would have been started by no ...

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