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Posted 20 Oct 2020 15:28 in Victoria by The Vinelander

What's Rainbow got to do with MBRP?
kitchgp


The report did say near Rainbow.

Mike.

Posted 19 Oct 2020 14:12 in Victoria by The Vinelander

According to last weeks Weekly Notice, the number of level crossing speed restrictions between Maryborough and Mildura has been drastically reduced to around three. Not sure what the story is there


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Posted 19 Oct 2020 12:34 in Victoria by The Vinelander

I believe the initial submission from the Member for Mildura is for one return service from Maryborough per week. I must emphasise that it's going to be marketed in Mildura as a tourist train due to t ...

Posted 19 Oct 2020 10:30 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=Maximas]Much easier to win votes by turning Melbourne's middle suburbs into employment and transport 'hubs' with the SRL than to create opportunities 6 hours and hundreds of kilometres of track ...

[quote=qldchook]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 certain other p ...

Posted 16 Oct 2020 14:51 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=Lachlan's Train Channel]As much as I like the idea the current train/coach timetable is faster. It will most likely flop under that timetable. While someone like me would happily take it I doub ...

Posted 16 Oct 2020 12:56 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=Djebel]That proposed timetable has got to be a joke, surely?

If someone were to catch the up service on Sunday (which takes all day), stay in a hotel Sunday night, attend to their business i ...

Posted 16 Oct 2020 12:22 in Victoria by The Vinelander

So there will be an isolated fleet (perhaps one train)?
route14


I'm aware of this proposal which is also on the Member for Mildura's website. I wasn't going to comment for the obvious  ...

[quote=BigShunter][quote]They look to be very organised and have a good business plan.

Robinvale now want the same.[/quote]Ahh no they don't, you can't have intermodals on every cross road in the ...

What exactly is the government being asked to do?
Gman_86


At this point, the completion of the MBRP to enable trains to travel through Ballarat to Geelong and therefore an easy 24 hour ...

A very good and detailed synopsis Shane.

Apart from the coal...which according to latest announcements itself looks precarious, the branch lines in this part of Qld will probably in general make gr ...

[quote=Graham4405]I believe the track being removed is long disused. The reason for removal would be given as in the interests of public safety and to allow the rail corridor to be returned to public ...

Has the loop and second platform at Ballan been commissioned as yet?
bevans


No.

Shutdown expected in November.

M.

Posted 13 Oct 2020 19:36 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=freightgate]Heard today Mildura loading will be increasing over the next few months making current arrangements inadequate requiring longer and more wagons.

How long can the trains go on th ...

[quote=ngarner][quote][quote]The northbound goods train that the Aurora hit perhaps (probably) included car carriers.[/quote]

Was Ford the only car company using rail for vehicles at the time or did ...

[quote=Graham4405]Let's see, long distance services in Queensland are:

[ul][li]Spirit of Queensland - I can't see them replacing the current DTT sets at this stage, perhaps build an additional set?[/ ...

wonder if MikeLanders pushbike is a fixed wheel unit...Razz
BigShunter


Since you asked Big Shunter...as an old, approaching retirement bloke I've moved into the 21st century with my E-bi ...

[quote=Expost][quote][quote]LNP Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington campaign in crisis after being referred by own party to election watchdog

[/quote][b][i]Whoops[/i][/b][/quote]I would take anythi ...

New Lander trains to be built at Maryborough...great news.

More to come.

Mike.

No link with specific as yet...however this quote:

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Posted 13 Oct 2020 08:45 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]Meanwhile, Ballarat to Ararat won't be going SG anytime soon with 10000s of sleepers now of the BG concrete variety.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ararat-sleeper- ...

Posted 13 Oct 2020 08:41 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=Mufreight][quote][quote]Meanwhile, Ballarat to Ararat won't be going SG anytime soon with 10000s of sleepers now of the BG concrete variety.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ararat-sleeper-repla ...

Posted 12 Oct 2020 11:25 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=Carnot]Meanwhile, Ballarat to Ararat won't be going SG anytime soon with 10000s of sleepers now of the BG concrete variety.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ararat-sleeper-replacement-marks-majo ...

Posted 10 Oct 2020 07:08 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=bevans]Mike what is your view on the section described previously by [url=/user/11712][b]@Duncs[/b]?[/quote]

Those antique rails should never have been reinstated nor welded. Amazed it didn't ...

Posted 09 Oct 2020 09:12 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=Duncs][quote][quote]That's a stupid comment when an image is taken on maximum zoom. Even RFR tracks look dodgy when an image is taken like that.

Moreover if this image was taken without usin ...

Posted 08 Oct 2020 15:20 in The Lounge by The Vinelander

[quote=Donald]If the businesses win their legal actions, unfortunately it is the rest of Victoria that looses. It will not be Dan or the Labor Party paying for the compensation out of their own back ...

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