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SAR526

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Posted 28 Jan 2016 14:53 in South Australia by SAR526

State capital is Sacramento.

Dave

Debate here, with ironic* overtones and all, has descended to a nadir from which it cannot recover. I will write directly to the Ministers of Transp ...

Posted 27 Jan 2016 12:25 in South Australia by SAR526

[quote=thadocta][quote]I don't understand some of the posters on this thread. I would be embarrassed to live in a country where there is no passenger rail service between 2 capital cities.[/quote]Let' ...

Posted 14 Jan 2016 10:53 in South Australia by SAR526

If a government builds a road they have a road, it's there and it's real,

When a government pays a private entity to run a train it has nothing except less money.
It's a rare pleasure f ...

Posted 05 Jan 2016 10:31 in South Australia by SAR526

I want to make it crystal clear, if I haven't already, that I am interested in real government operated services like those we used to enjoy before economic (ir)rationalist theories completely buggere ...

Posted 03 Jan 2016 11:32 in South Australia by SAR526

[quote=DalyWaters]....with no daily rail service beyond Ararat, there appears to be no similar call for V/Line to run to Adelaide. I would have thought that, with GSR needing Government subsidies and ...

Posted 23 Dec 2015 10:39 in South Australia by SAR526

I have been puzzled about this for some time, so I'm going to ask the question.

Are there two 'Heath Loxtons'?

I have marked many hundreds of essays over the years, and I soon pick up dis ...

Posted 14 Dec 2015 12:51 in South Australia by SAR526

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][ul][li]Goodwood Connection: early 1920's. Some work was undertaken but never completed. It would have been a double track line from the Suburban lines to the Glenelg ...

Posted 13 Dec 2015 10:00 in South Australia by SAR526

Roger Wheaton's book will give you all the information required including the Morphettville siding from the North Terrace line and the Brighton Road connection.
kipioneer
As a 20-somethi ...

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Standard lengths on Gawler and Seaford are 160m for 6 cars. On Outer Harbor it is 120. There are substandard lengths which are all documented and concept designed. The most critical would be ...

Thanks Heath, that's much appreciated.  This is how history gets recorded; someone goes out and records it.

What I wouldn't give for a similar recording of a ........

SAR523

I'd like  ...

[quote=mm42]In ETSA days they would have quickly started up a peaking power station such as Dry Creek, until there was sufficient momentum in the generators to reconnect supplies to load shedded areas ...

[quote][b]SAR526 is a generation older and is decrying the motor car.[/b]

I oppose the [b]unnecessary[/b] use of the car and support taxation and road charges to discourage it. Believe it or not, ...

[quote][quote]A discussion today on 891 mentioned the impractical nature of running trams down the Parade, and Prospect road is even narrower I think.[/quote]Those iron-barks are going to have to come ...

Posted 01 Oct 2015 00:59 in South Australia by SAR526

Melbourne to Ararat

Overland = 3 hrs 34 mins

V/Line     = 2 hrs 17 mins
The former broad gauge Overland was given 4 hours to cover Melbourne - Ararat
Nightfire
Th Overlan ...

Posted 29 Sep 2015 18:03 in South Australia by SAR526

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]There is no case for wasting public money to subsidize such a travesty of a service. The Overland should be terminated forthwith. For most of the journey the scenery is bo ...

Posted 28 Sep 2015 20:44 in South Australia by SAR526

[quote=Nightfire]

1: Fast passenger trains would struggle to maintain a reliable timetable schedule among other goods trains (160 km/h running becomes rather pointless If the passenger train gets sid ...

Posted 28 Sep 2015 16:28 in South Australia by SAR526

For 3 services a week !

Oops sorry only 2 now.

Nightfire

There is no case for wasting public money to subsidize such a travesty of a service. The Overland should be terminated forthwi ...

Posted 07 Sep 2015 10:43 in South Australia by SAR526

Subsidizing Great Southern to run the present pitiful 'service' is a waste of time and money. The Victorian government has committed to standardizing strategic lines in Western Victoria (see thread in ...

Thank you steam4ian and SAR523 for your comments and kind words on my posting. I have the Webb book in a fairly sizeable library of railway related publications and agree with your contention that the ...

[quote=donttellmywife]In addition to the simple "there was no effective competition - you had no choice" issue raised by others, I think your use of "afford" is questionable. I haven't gone back to g ...

[quote=Aaron]Here's my answer, want to drive to Melbourne in a 1930s vehicle? Be my guest,

[b]I did. The road was one smooth bitumen lane each way in SA and one rough bitumen lane in the middle of ...

[quote=Top Cat]Being a regular - (4 time per year min) between Wagga and Melbourne and between Sydney and Wagga over the past 10 years, I have always been amazed (but not in hindsight) with the number ...

If it is now seen as a tourist train, would it perhaps now be different?  ie a split of the tourist and commuter traffic might be more profitable?
jamesbushell.au
It needs to be a seven  ...

Posted 14 May 2015 02:20 in Victoria by SAR526

[quote=LancedDendrite]ARTC doesn't need another route from Gheringhap to Ararat at the moment. When they have capacity problems, they'll extend the passing loops or install ATMS. Gauge conversion stop ...

Posted 11 May 2015 05:00 in South Australia by SAR526

I remember a dreadful level crossing accident when I was a boy, when a train burst out of a cutting immediately adjacent and to the left of the South Road as a family car was crossing the line. There  ...

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