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[quote=simstrain]I don't see why if there are enough spare vlocities then why not run a train from geelong to ballarat. It only needs to be one set to run back and forward all day. If it breaks then b ...

[quote=Djebel][quote][quote]time to dismantle and replace the trestle bridge with a new modern design to fit 2 tracks.. for those choochoo gunzels, I am sure some tourist rail will erct it somewhere e ...

[quote=bevans][quote]In Victoria, the Daylesford, Healesville, Wonthaggi, Mornington and Whittlesea lines are obvious standouts as tourism and Melbourne growing ever outward.

Mike.[/quote]

Agree w ...

Site is performing well for me today, good response.  "If it ain't broke ........."

Much as the trestle bridge is of considerable aesthetic and historical appeal, it is a bit wonky these days - just try standing under it when a train passes over.  If it remains in use once there are  ...

A couple of questions:

1.  The section Montmorency-Eltham remains single track, with the timber trestle remaining in use for the additional bi-directional traffic?

2.  What happens at Wattle Gle ...

Posted 20 Jan 2021 12:54 in The Lounge by Lad_Porter

This is amazing.  It's a catalogue of all the abusive and insulting tweets that Trump has made over the last four or five years - until Twitter banned him.

I read an article that metro trains are using goats to control vegetation around Belgrave on the steep embankments. A smart idea ????
Richard stroker
You are kidding.

Posted 16 Jan 2021 16:29 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

[quote=TOQ-1]What was on the old Whittlesea line reservation before the line was rebuilt to South Morang and Merdna. That's probably the only major example of a line that has been completely removed b ...

Posted 14 Jan 2021 16:30 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

According to Vicsig, the section from Croydon to Lilydale was electrified in November 1925.  The main reason for the closure beyond Lilydale was the enormous cost of maintaining the line across the Ya ...

Posted 13 Jan 2021 16:06 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

[quote=Adogs][quote]Are there any examples, in Victoria or elsewhere, of where a rail trail has had its former rail service re-instated? If so, how was it done?[/quote]

Not that I can think of, but ...

Is it April 1st already?

Posted 11 Jan 2021 11:56 in The Lounge by Lad_Porter

You can view excerpts, or read the entire transcript, of what Trump said in his speech.  It's up to each individual viewer or reader to decide if he was inciting anything, but it seems he chose his wo ...

Posted 09 Jan 2021 12:11 in The Lounge by Lad_Porter

[quote=M636C]If we could return, if only briefly, to the subject of the thread....

It is reported that D.J. Trump was sitting in the White House watching the coverage of his supporters ransacking t ...

Posted 09 Jan 2021 12:01 in The Lounge by Lad_Porter

[quote=Valvegear]I wonder whether Trump has been spoiled as a child, followed by his experience as Big Boss at Trump Towers, and is incapable of accepting that he can't have everything he wants.[/quo ...

Posted 08 Jan 2021 13:52 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

Are there any examples, in Victoria or elsewhere, of where a rail trail has had its former rail service re-instated?  If so, how was it done?

Every 20 minutes from Hurstbridge?  Don't tell ZH ......

Posted 07 Jan 2021 11:00 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

[quote=railblogger]Do the X'Traps still run to Craigieburn for heavy maintenance? If so then the proposed facility at Lilydale should be built sooner rather than later to take a bit of pressure off th ...

Posted 06 Jan 2021 10:22 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

The original question was not so much about "why would you" as just "could it be done, in a physical sense?".  In my opinion, once a line has been rail-trailed then that's the end of it regarding any  ...

Thanks kitchgp, well thought out and those two links are very interesting.  Probably just of academic interest though?  I wonder how the locals would react to what you describe?

[quote=kitchgp]Only Manchester Road (Mooroolbark) and Maroondah Highway (Lilydale) are on the list:

https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects

As mentioned before, the LXRP is only about removing ...

Posted 04 Jan 2021 12:18 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

Everything considered, Stony Point isn't likely to see the wires for a while.
Gman_86
Given the amount of traffic, it will be lucky to continue seeing shiny rails.

Posted 04 Jan 2021 12:11 in Victoria by Lad_Porter

One of the current stabling tracks, now baulked prior to Beresford Road, originally formed the line towards Healesville.  It would be a matter of re-connecting any new track, although the LX at Beresf ...

Posted 18 Dec 2020 13:50 in News by Lad_Porter

The Victorian "steam" trip in May would also be interesting, but again, not cheap.

I too was hoping for a 20 minute service to Lilydale/Belgrave (which would flow from 10 minutes to Ringwood), but maybe the problem is logistical?  Are there enough trains, drivers, other personnel re ...

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