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Nightfire

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Trolley busses.

Whoever would have thought of such a new concept?
YM-Mundrabilla
I guess the concept Is an advanced version of trolley busses, though with onboard batteries they don't n ...

[quote=route14]It could be an option to start a tram network from scratch, but replacing an existing network with it has no environmental benefit. In fact, rubber tyres consume more energy under othe ...

Posted 02 May 2021 18:54 in The Lounge by Nightfire

Look what happened In Europe during the 1930's

Closed Countries.

A lot of "move along" "move along" nothing to see here.

Gaining evidence of the truth, can very well be a one way journey to a ...

If this concept proves to work In Australia, It's likely It would be deployed on trunk bus routes that already have bus priority systems In place.

[quote=bevans]With a population of 40,000 in Albany and more on the route why has it taken so long before the service was asked for?

Smaller cities in Victoria and NSW have passenger rail services. ...

Posted 30 Apr 2021 21:47 in Armchair Operators by Nightfire

[quote=AheadMatthewawsome][quote].[/quote]The trip from Sydney to Adelaide is around 1500km. [b]IF [/b]we were going constantly at 200 km/h (which it obviously isn't). It would take around 8 and 1/2 h ...

Posted 29 Apr 2021 20:39 in Victoria by Nightfire

Any problems with mice ?

Looks like ARTC Is willing to change their plans for clearance enlargements through Euroa, Benalla and Glenrowan.

Euroa locals want the Anderson/Scott Street road overpass demolished and replaced w ...

Posted 27 Apr 2021 21:21 in News by Nightfire

[quote=simstrain]I disagree completely. DS is completely pointless task on the east coast. If you want to double stack west of parkes then fine but there is no reason at all to double stack north, sou ...

Run a SG spur line down to Corio Quay where the Spirit of Tasmania is going to dock soon.  Call it the "Devonport to Darwin Dasher..."  (Ducks for cover)
Carnot
A disused dual gauge sidi ...

[quote=NSWRcars][quote]It seems to be a bit ugly. All a bit Soviet for my liking. Thoughts?[/quote]The concrete bridge has been there quite some years, and when originally installed looked reasonably ...

Posted 19 Apr 2021 19:40 in Victoria by Nightfire

[quote=Duncs]Thanks Rusty

The rail for Maroona to Portland is 47kg and was laid in the 1970's or 1980"s? As compared to the very old (1919) 41 kg on Maryborough to Ararat.

That said, I would gi ...

Posted 18 Apr 2021 21:50 in The Lounge by Nightfire

The EU Is getting too big for Is to work, It's bound to fail.

Norway and Switzerland chose wisely, Great Britain see the writing on the wall.

Probably see the Euro currency disappear In the like ...

[quote=Djebel][quote][quote][quote][quote][/quote][/quote]And when those auxiliary works require the closing of the train line to achieve what could have been easily achieved for very little extra whi ...

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[/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote]And when those auxiliary works require the closing of the train line to achieve what could have been easily achieved for ver ...

[quote=Tii][quote][quote][quote]I have feedback on the Bell Street level crossing removal just west of Sydney Road. (Not sure of the station)

Why go to the length of removing the crossing for bett ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote][quote]In many ways the answer is contained withini https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/rail-and-the-need-for-speed/quote

[url=/user/2][b]@bevans[/b] Unlike the Melbou ...

[quote=railblogger][quote]I love the comments on things being un-necessarily shutdown and busses doing a better job.

I remember when the Belair line was closed due to the Seaford line electrificati ...

Would signaling within Warrnambool yard limit be a separate future project associated with train stabling works ?

Locals are very upset that pedestrian access across the tracks at the Up end of th ...

Will Camperdown lose It's crossing loop ? It would seem so.

[quote=kitchgp]Weekly Operational Notice 14/2021 details the installation of 3 x sets of motorised points for the new Boorcan Loop, 1 x down-facing and 2 x up-facing. The diagram in the [i]Regional Ra ...

[quote=Gman_86]The only possible gain in converting the lines North of Seymour would be if it were to include the re-opening of the line to Narrandera. This would provide a secondary route for rail fr ...

[quote=gippslander][quote][/quote]the additional 'services' are of course just more stops which will benefit travellers at stations with Mansfield line patronage!

Trafalgar is only heavily used for o ...

Posted 12 Apr 2021 21:07 in Victoria by Nightfire

[quote=richter170]The 47kg is stamped 2018 'one which normally indicates BHP produced it.

It was an entire train full that came from Spotswood John Holland.

I'm just glad they decided not to use ...

[quote=DirtyBallast][quote]As for curve realignment, land values and availability of vacant land around Drouin and Warragul would be a significant Issue.

The alignment through the Haunted Hills Isn't ...

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