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Thats a lot of money to spend on the train control function when there is a system in place that works.
Junction box
That money is not only on train control functions, but also all maint ...

[quote=james.au][quote]You would be surprised how many movements occur on the CRN.

[url=https://jhrcrn.com.au/what-we-do/network-operations-access/standard-working-timetable-swtt/]https://jhrcrn.co ...

[quote=barryc]What do they actually do, though, apart from maintenance?

As far as I can see the only regular trains on the CRN lines are passengers to Dubbo (Daily) and Broken Hill (once a week), ...

[quote=SinickleBird]Interestingly, local media are reporting that UGL’s control centre will be located in Orange, rather than Broadmeadow (where JH train control is based).

With ARTC operating ou ...

[quote=AheadMatthewawsome]I want to add a little bit if I may about the Hunter Line.

I think it would be a good idea to electrify the line between Newcastle Interchange and Maitland. And then after ...

Posted 06 Jan 2020 23:49 in New South Wales by Throughwestmail

[quote=exarmidale]CRN has amended timetable with TrainLink Elvis Express now ST29 which means will be going via Stockingbingal.

Coming home is as WT38 via Lithgow. This may change if infrastructure i ...

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I don't see a 2nd set of doors necessary and really just another thing to limit the design and break, especially on intercity services where stops are further apart. Where NSW was l ...

[quote=simstrain]The document posted by transtopic shows green lines denoting removal of infrastructure is why I made this comment.

There is no reason to close clyde. Why do you hate clyde so much ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote][quote]I have seen workers at Auburn MC use Clyde though.[/quote]

The numbers are very low, Granville and Clyde are less than 500m apart, it would be easier to argue to ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]I have seen workers at Auburn MC use Clyde though.[/quote]

The numbers are very low, Granville and Clyde are less than 500m apart, it would be easier to argue to close Clyde i ...

[quote=turnsole80]In the late 80s there was a unit of the SRA freight that called itself "Fast..." something. I saw a sign for it painted at either Taree or Kempsey this week just gone, and it's name ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]They won't have enough seats for suburban use.

Quite apart from the seating being 2+2, the number of rows in the double deck section is reduced.

You can run ten car train ...

There is the box at Narrabri Junction that has not been mentioned yet.
Rodo
Narrabri Junction is controlled from Broadmeadow ARTC Network Control Centre and is worked under a Phoenix Tra ...

Whats the status of Mount Victoria, besides Lithgow should be the last West lever box?
Junction box
Mt Victoria, Lithgow Coal Stage and Lithgow Yard Boxes are still all operational, and  ...

[quote=nswtrains][quote][quote]Newnes Junction appears to be still a mechanical signal box. All points and signals are electrically operated. 48 levers.

See: http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20 ...

[quote=awsgc24]Newnes Junction appears to be still a mechanical signal box. All points and signals are electrically operated. 48 levers.

See: http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20files/Sydney/RC2 ...

Signal box may have been "closed" for years (switched out) but the manual is clear: "The points and signals at Mittagong are operated from the signalbox."
NSWRcars
In this case the Signa ...

[quote=infotechplus][quote]Parramatta Road AKA 'Dog Trap Level Crossing', heaven only knows where it got that name from.

UNless I have miscounted, there are only 2 sets of Gates on the Blue Mountains ...

[quote=NSWRcars][quote]Wasn't Mittagong closed by ARTC at the same time as all the other mechanical boxes under their control? [/quote]ARTC Network information Book Sydney 3, dated 5th September 2017 ...

[quote=awsgc24]Mechanical Signal Boxes in NSW are fast disappearing. Which Remain? Some country signal boxes are little more than Ground Frames with only a few levers, say 4 or 8. A few remaining "old ...

Any others?
Mittagong?

CORRECT Smile

Mittagong - (28 levers) - http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20files/ARTC/AR275.pdf

awsgc24

Wasn't Mittagong closed ...

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Glenbrook No 2 was notched out to accommodate V sets but can take T sets as well as OSCARS. OSCARS cannot proceed past Springwood due to the plug doors fouling some platforms but th ...

[quote=NSWRcars][quote]It just occured to me does the V set contura car still exist?[/quote]The “Contura” car was converted back to standard seating in 2002, and remains in service as DET 9216; it ...

[quote=gordon_s1942]There are many arguments locally as to where City Rail ends and Countrylink begins.

Rumours abound that City Rail Ends at Mt Victoria and that City Rail have to pay Country link ...

I seem to recall booking a ticket in there to travel on the MEX in late 1990.
mikesyd
The old Interstate office was closed prior to 1969, and was moved to the opposite end of Sydney Book ...
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