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Turbo Thomas

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[quote=petan][quote]An obvious example is the Gold Coast Railway, it was such a big mistake that they ended up having to rebuild it. The rebuilt line might be a bit straighter and therefore quicker, b ...

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Wednesday, 13th January 2021

Photo: Adam Rudnicki

The other Tocumwal line.  The one with narrower track widths...
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What sought of condition  ...

Which railway lines have been closed for whatever reason and then it's been realised that it was a mistake closing it. Not necessarily straight away, but as the years grew on it's been realised it sho ...

With total line shutdowns now becoming more commonplace, it means that bustitutition is now becoming more common.

At many stations bustitutition isn't too much drama, it's just a matter of stopping a ...

They have tried there best to coordinate our transport system. Logically when a bus service originates from a train station it usually gets scheduled to depart around five minutes after a train from t ...

Maybe there is another reason behind all this.

How many people have been on a slightly late Caulfield group train in the morning or weekend and then as it approaches Richmond the drivers says the the ...

A little pet hate of mine.

Animated videos from project departments which have superb and realistic attention to detail and then it gets spoiled by having the pantographs on the trains in the wrong s ...

Posted 09 May 2018 23:04 in Victoria by Turbo Thomas

Posted 09 May 2018 23:02 in Victoria by Turbo Thomas

One of the first trains to get an official nickname was "The Geelong Flyer". The name was shortened to "The Flyer" when the service got extended to Port Fairy. A concrete model train at Geelong's East ...

In days gone by, a steam engine would travel down the track and the only people wanting to photograph it would be experienced gunzels who would have known in advance of the train running and given the ...

Laverton it is.

Up side of he Princes Freeway overpass.

If you took the same shot today you will see the line electrified, the Westona branch line, the standard guage line, the SCT siding and even ...

Many photos on Railpage will contain comments such as "there used to be sidings there, there used to be a branch line there".

You can actually say the opposite about this photo. If you went to the sa ...

Not Western Ring Road.

Not my pic but I'll do a link when someone gets it.

Where is this movie scene

These memes appear to be the latest craze going around.

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Yep, if you want to go from the 901 to T1 then you better have good walking shoes on.

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]Although there are some suburban bus routes that go to the airport, their bus stops have been placed as far away from the terminals as possible (it's over 1km walk if your ...

Stopping the trains is the best thing to do, but in the end will Metro wear the "fines" for all the late running or will they try to palm it off to another department ?

Once the trains stop then what ...

I hope they don't expect Melbourne Airport to be overly co-operative on this idea. They currently make a huge profit with their overpriced car parking (go onto Google, count the cars in the long term  ...

Posted 09 May 2016 22:42 in Victoria by Turbo Thomas

I've always wondered the exact definition of "new" level crossing ?

Theoretically, if they decided to reopen the inner circle, would every road need to be grade separated or would they be simply clas ...

[quote=The Age]The train operator has also developed a more detailed policy about what train drivers and Metrol​ operators should do when people are seen on tracks, the coroner said. But a cultural ...

I once read a story in one of those "have your say" type sections of a newspaper, it read something like -

"Lowering the road under the bridge will not help because it's the tops of the trucks that ...

I remember the subway portion underneath Spencer St use to have advertising cabinets that contained "alternative" types of artwork. There were a few times when V/Line would place a sign near that part ...

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