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Posted 05 Aug 2021 22:55 in Queensland by Sunbird



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9TuiJPAn_A

Martinus Rail has recently posted this video of the track construction works.

It may not be finished yet but the ballast trains show its now a functioni ...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DT_ZQ3EkOk

I came across this documentary about travel in Congo.

Its structured like an episode of "outback truckers" jumping between stories but the rail part fea ...

Posted 21 Mar 2021 16:08 in News by Sunbird

Which of these Soviet planes can carry locomotives and other rolling stock?
WimbledonW
The big Soviet era cargo plane is the Antonov AN-124.

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I could be wrong but the inland rail line was not to address the failed policy of Queensland to not use an existing rail link which is available. Inland rail cannot solve that issue. A lin ...

[quote=WimbledonW]Does Inland Rail have a link to the Port of Brisbane? An article in today's "Australian" newspapers says that it does not, rendering IR a "white elephant"?

The distancee between A ...

[quote=WimbledonW]One BRI proposal is a China to Myanmar corridor for Rail/Road/Oil/Gas.

Connects:

* Kunming in China.

* Muse in Myanmar on China border.

* Mandalay 2nd city in Myanmar.

* Naypy ...

Big J, I think your analysis of how politics so easily intrudes on these projects and how it effects the outcome is correct.

 Unfortunately I think that even if the project is completed as planned t ...

[quote=Sulla1]Inland Rail is starting to run into trouble at the Queensland border - the lack of committment or interest from the Queensland State Government and NIMBY-ism is starting to hurt...

[u ...

[quote]The Inland Rail B2G alternative routing via Cecil Plains was released on the November 2nd...short version - more expensive, with greater community impacts than the currently planned corridor th ...

Posted 19 Dec 2020 13:20 in Queensland by Sunbird

[quote=M636C]It appears that they have given up any ideas of standard gauge.

The concrete sleepers are narrow gauge only, unlike those laid on the upgraded track laid East of Geraldton W.A. towards ...

Posted 18 Dec 2020 10:25 in Queensland by Sunbird

Makes one wonder when/if the Adani mine will be “paused”.
hbedriver
There's no chance the mine will be paused.

It's all about geopolitics. India wants a secure supply of quality Aus ...

Posted 13 Dec 2020 10:37 in Queensland by Sunbird

[quote=tazzer96]All the more reason to get a proper start on the brisbane-toowoomba section of Inland Rail. We shouldn't be putting money in upgrading a section of track that should have been bypasse ...

The commentary on the film had a slight smell of government propaganda about it but it was still a great film showing a society so different from todays.

I loved it at 18.05 where they show those t ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I actually think a Brisbane to Toowoomba commuter service is now an integral part of the inland rail project.[/quote]

Now we have got right off the subject of Cairns - Ku ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]Realistically, in a state that has thus far failed to provide daily interurban services on the 161km of line between Toowoomba (with a regional population of 169,000) an ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]

Simple, the commuter service runs opposite to the KSR trains, thus eliminating most of the issues.

However the line isn't suited to commuter services as I believe the line need ...

Posted 25 Nov 2020 14:33 in New South Wales by Sunbird

Well done Bevans on a good pick but remember you still have to pick the right time to cash out.

Keep an eye on the price and don't be greedy as they could sink again just as quickly.

I think all they're asking for is cheap (meaning subsidized) tickets for Kuranda locals on the existing tourist service rather than a new stand alone public transport service.

[quote=bevans][quote]It has been announced that Trans4m Rail, a joint venture between John Holland and SEE Civil has been awarded the $693 million contract to construct the next section of InlandRail ...

Posted 01 Nov 2020 13:51 in Queensland by Sunbird

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]This is great news all round. At least this current premier believes in the ability of local manufacturers to build trains and doesn't dismiss or criticize them like a ...

There is a lot of politics going on at the moment but this proposal for a second Bruce is just an upgrade of an existing path known in caravanning circles as the "Great Inland Way".

The former LNP go ...

[quote=bevans]Queensland Border is about to close once again to NSW and ACT residents. This will delay trucks into and out of Queensland from the south.

Coach services (those that were running) wil ...

Can anybody tell me why the proposed Aurizon/Linfox intermodal yard at Bromelton hasn't gone ahead?

If they purchased land and ARTC were willing to fund the dual conversion of the line it must have ...

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