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The Vinelander

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I still believe the first class carriages on the Albury service are far more comfortable than any Velocity service we have on the network.  The Velocity seats are uncomfortable.
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Ballarat and Mildura and Swan Hill had a Freight gate.

Horsham also?

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...as did Castlemaine, Kyneton and Woodend.

And to wrap up the Swan Hill line...Kerang.

Mike.

If I had to take a stab in the dark, I reckon the Freight Gates were located on lines that still had railway stations and goods trains, but the Freight depots were located on lines that were only serv ...

Posted 10 Jul 2019 16:13 in Victoria by The Vinelander

No wifi or upgraded toilets?
bevans


What exactly is wrong with the toilets, apart from the disabled toilet being a repository of some scrotes graffiti & vandalism and the space being a ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth]That’s disappointing in some regards, but at least we’ll get a definitive look at whether reliability improves or if V/Line can’t run a double track railway much better th ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]QR's carriage cross sectional profile is I feel too tight to do sleepers properly from my previous experience on QR landers compared to the XPT sleeper and sleepers in India.

Peop ...

Bevans...there is no Airlie Beach station, however QR has a guaranteed connection from there to Proserpine.

It's about 18 kilometres from the beach to Proserpine and I always stay there in preference ...

[quote=bevans]Have booked a service in Queensland end of this year being a rail bed service between Far North Queensland and Brisbane.

My question is has anyone on RP used this service and what di ...

[quote=BigShunter][quote]Just bringing it back to the Ballarat line works...

Bus was at the station for my 6:23 and -1c start and I was on-board with around 10 mins to spare. However after on-board ...

You could always catch the Overland. You remember, that train you insisted should be kept even though you never catch it.
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Seriously...who rattled your chain....pleas ...

The twice weekly flight from Quilpie to Brisbane, that I've used a few times originates at Mt Isa and is essentially a milk and mail run doesn't carry a lot of pax. I recall there being around 20 pax  ...

[quote=Galron]There is a proposal on the table for a major new interface with the developments on the south side of werribee and the princess freeway that will deal with the Galvin Rd crossing.

[/quo ...

Posted 30 Jun 2019 22:52 in Victoria by The Vinelander

Sauce?
potatoinmymouth


Plum or medium chilli for me.

M.

Posted 28 Jun 2019 09:16 in Victoria by The Vinelander

[quote=jakar][quote]The aircon works fine due to having a power van instead of head end power from the loco.[/quote]The source of electricity should make no difference to the aircons operation, whethe ...

[quote=CPH8]Looking at my June 1968 Timetable, the Cairns district lines are listed as follows:

Road motor service, Innisfail, Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe, Atherton

Cairns, Mareeba and Ravenshoe

Cair ...

[quote=bevans][quote]Yes.

M.[/quote]

Ok Mike, you have our attention. Smile
When [url=/user/33478][b]@x42[/b] you ask about industrial park what exactly do you mean passenger platform or freight ...

Posted 27 Jun 2019 10:57 in General by The Vinelander

[quote=petan][quote]I will nominate Brisbane to Rockhampton Tilt Train

[img]https://static.railpage.com.au/albums/album1184/Brisbane%20to%20Bundaberg%20or%20Rockhampton%20Timetable.PNG[/i ...

Posted 27 Jun 2019 10:40 in General by The Vinelander

Theoretically, due to having an Ʌ next to the station timings, the Inlander can run 'express' from Mt Isa to Charters Towers and vice versa taking around 17.5 hours.

https://www.queenslandrailtrav ...

Yes.

M.

Posted 25 Jun 2019 15:17 in General by The Vinelander

The fastest point to point journey in Victoria is the 16:33 down Ballarat/Wendouree/Maryborough which averages 115Km/h from Sunshine to Ballan over 69 Km.

This is all the more remarkable because the ...

These sleepers are apparently very close together, only about a sleeper width apart.

http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/6238599/recycled-plastic-from-mildura-laying-tracks-for-future/?cs=356&ut ...

Just bringing it back to the Ballarat line works...

Bus was at the station for my 6:23 and -1c start and I was on-board with around 10 mins to spare. However after on-boarding a wheel chair which t ...

Whilst we retirees and almost retirees...

I didn't mention that after Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly we shall be railing it back to London then across to Brussels on the Eurostar and then North t ...

[quote=BigShunter]Just a reconfirmation for the locals, no trains from Monday, no further news, thought it was a good picture of the works being done at Mike's local.

[b][i]No Ballarat trains from ...

[quote=Nightfire][quote][quote]Ballarat Station does have a descent standard pedestrian level crossing . . . [/quote] Does it have a decent ascent one as well?[/quote]Just stock standard for Victorian ...

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