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Posted 07 Mar 2014 18:06 in Western Australia by Wool Stores

West Merredin has used a shunting tractor for grain loading for decades.

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Posted 31 Dec 2013 20:04 in Western Australia by Wool Stores

Also was very impressed with line running down the centre of the freeways, great idea.
TempleCourt
It's great for efficiency/speed, not so good for accessibility.

Posted 15 Dec 2013 17:11 in Western Australia by Wool Stores

Here's an interesting video showing Wickham Cars in use on the Boulder Loopline in Kalgoorlie during the 80s:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0msjH0KLAk

Here's a few pictures  ...

[quote=doggie015]Geez; when were they going to be telling us about this?

Ah well; at least there is more than one line I can use to get into town! But why close the WHOLE LINE when just the bit bet ...

No, there's definitely more closures leading up to Christmas, Doggie015. The Armadale/Thornlie line will be closed between Monday December 2 and Friday December 20. Check the track upgrades calendar:  ...

Bus and train collide in Perth

The West Australian October 23, 2013

Passengers escaped serious injury after a bus and train collided in Perth's eastern suburbs this afternoon.  ...

There's one at Isandra on the Hotham Valley Dwellingup line. Hotham Valley might be a good place to enquire for a chassis. They've been selling of quite a bit of surplus stock recently.

Forgot to add, the yellow sand is to compress the soil. It will be left for a period of time, then levelled off to form the foundations of the new eastern platform and roadbed. The entire development  ...

Earthworks have been underway since early September, with a temporary speed restriction in place, as stated above.

Here's some images that will give you an idea of the track layout and operation: ...

Posted 08 Oct 2013 04:26 in Western Australia by Wool Stores



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I'd be interested to know what the current setup is with Workshops site. Do PTA lease the space from the MRA? Will it continue to be used for such purposes in the future? Will the building remain acce ...

Posted 12 Aug 2013 14:29 in Western Australia by Wool Stores

Firstly, before you implement a proposal like this you need to have a viable transport alternative. The current feeder bus system is well below current demands in regards to frequency and coverage.


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Think of it this way: Which is the more immediate solution to the congestion crisis: Wait for trains to be delivered or apply a small levy to parking?
doggie015
How is a levy a "solution ...

did not seem to be too many places on the perth network in particular where you could look down onto a train and take a photo, interestingly.
benscaro
That's not true. Many stations had  ...

[quote=Northmetro]Over the years, many railways have tried to find ways around dealing with short platforms and longer trains. Quite simply, it isn't worth the confusion and risks. On the portions of ...

You could run 6 car sets into places like Subiaco which can only accommodate 4 cars, if the PDS allowed the platformed doors to open.
1213Driver
You would need loud repetitive announceme ...

[quote=jayrail]The old Perth Central has a revised future,so whats the name of the Underground station ?and the old one at ground level with terminal docks ?

and the station East Perth where IP d ...

Posted 04 Aug 2013 21:25 in Western Australia by Wool Stores

[quote]Woolstores - Byford obviously didn't have the population for a train service when the Armadale line was electrified and you are right in saying that's why it wasn't electrified at that time. Bu ...

Posted 04 Aug 2013 20:48 in Western Australia by Wool Stores

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The lines have been physically connected since the first closure, but they weren't electrified. So theoretically a B-Series could have been shunted through the crossover by the MA, but I highly doubt  ...

From the [url=http://www.westonlangford.com/]Weston Langford collection (click for hi-res):

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Is the noise in the new tunnel less or more than the one between East Perth and Claisebrook?
doggie015
No, far from it. It's not on a curve.
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