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M636C

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I remember walking past a Mount Newman M-636 on load box trials in notch 8 standing still at Nelson Point.

You could feel the vibration through the soles of your feet and the locomotive wasn't even ...

...less funny, the second reading...Smile
The Vinelander
Sorry about that...

The first posting didn't show up at my end and i got a "phantom post" message.

I've removed the duplicate.

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[quote=Sulla1]More than forty anti-Adani activists have blockaded Aurizon's Abbot Point mainline and main access road, with some chained to concrete barrels sitting on the line. This section of track ...

Posted 30 Sep 2019 16:12 in New South Wales by M636C

[i][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]After speaking to the friendly Train Link officer and obtaining details of fares a ...

Posted 27 Sep 2019 12:24 in New South Wales by M636C

[quote=GrahamH]Aaaha! I hadn't heard before of coal on this line. I have a recollection from the mid to late 1950s of seeing a train of tender loco and about 6-8 4W hopper wagons. This was in my dad's ...

no connection at Stockinbingal with east west line

Posted 18 Sep 2019 22:18 in New South Wales by M636C

[quote=marvin][i]This thread is useless without pictures...[/i]

[img]https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/760x464q90/924/CFsSQk.jpg[/img]

[i]A Garrett steams through the back of Campbelltown S ...

Posted 18 Sep 2019 21:46 in New South Wales by M636C

[quote=marvin]OK, so now a potted history.

1. In the early days, coal from the Burragorang (Warragamba), Oakdale and The Oaks mines was transported by (small) truck to the coal loader at Narellan.

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Posted 16 Sep 2019 22:44 in Railway Archaeology by M636C

[quote=rogerfarnworth][color=#141414][size=2][font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]The industrial history of the Forest of Dean is such that the intensity of activity was high throughout the 19th century a ...

Posted 15 Sep 2019 10:33 in The Lounge by M636C

Gladys Liu would seem to have accepted more money from wealthy property developers linked to the Chinese Government than Sam Dastyari did. She failed twice to get into the Victorian state parliament r ...

Posted 11 Sep 2019 20:01 in Victoria by M636C

[i][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]Having FOUR parallel lines (Yelta, Kulwin, Robinvale, Piangil) across a range of 1 ...

Posted 11 Sep 2019 15:30 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by M636C

[quote=hbedriver]The current Victorian Weekly Notice shows the EL class as now being under the operation of QUBE in terms of accreditation to run on V/Line tracks. Have they been bought outright by QU ...

Posted 10 Sep 2019 12:05 in Victoria by M636C

M636, as someone who worked with the “WTY” or NGPF and KF wagons for a number of years; I can say that they are definitely 81 tonnes gross not 84 as quoted.
The_trolley
My apologies. ...

An interesting prototype, the OeBB class 1046.

When I visited Austria years ago, these were class 4061, since they were regarded as power baggage cars.

The sliding door to the baggage room can be  ...

Posted 08 Sep 2019 10:36 in Victoria by M636C

The NGPF and NGKF wagons each weigh around 21 tonnes tare and are of aluminium construction.

They are rated for 84 tonnes gross and can thus carry 63 tonnes of grain on 21 tonne axleload track.

Cl ...

Posted 05 Sep 2019 14:34 in Victoria by M636C

The part of me that likes order and things to be organised properly really wishes that PN would remarshall the different types of wagons together in that rake!
james.au
Every so often th ...

Posted 05 Sep 2019 11:14 in News by M636C

If Geelong is the destination, why not fit toilets and better seats to the Siemens trains?

They have bogies designed for 200km/h (which is more than can be said about X'trapolis trains...)

Given t ...

[quote=ANR]At the risk of sounding like a broken gramophone, NSW Trains should dispense with XPT power cars and drop some pointy loco like an EL, RL or AN on either end of the trains with a power van ...

[quote=Poath Junction]TAM & MCS update - [url=https://eurekamodels.blogspot.com/2019/09/ammcs-on-their-way.html]https://eurekamodels.blogspot.com/2019/09/ammcs-on-their-way.html[/quote]That's a nice S ...

Posted 31 Aug 2019 13:00 in South Australia by M636C

[quote=DJPeters]The bogies on this and some other cars as well are not Budd car bogies but homemade CR copies of Budd car type bogies they are extremely similar though and indeed do have disc type bra ...

Posted 29 Aug 2019 11:28 in South Australia by M636C

special service car 260 'The Chairmans Car' is still in use with GSR/JBRE what ever they are now called.

While the car is indeed still in use it has been rebuilt internally as a Platinum cl ...

[i][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]A vast amount of motive power would need to be replaced. All of the 3700 3800 7100 ...

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][i]Also, I believe that the MP33CN are gauge convertible, but the MP27CN are not, but ...

Posted 12 Aug 2019 13:06 in The Lounge by M636C

Every car I have owned was built in Australia.

I might not be able to do that next time.

The worst of these was a Holden Commodore bought new in 1996.

The best was the Mitsubishi 380 that fol ...

[left][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,"wf_SegoeUI","Segoe UI",Segoe,"Segoe WP",Tahoma,Verdana,Arial,sans-serif][i] From an enthusiasts view, we saw combinations never thought possible and locomoti ...

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