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My late Father was the Station Master at Rozelle in the 80's before going to Circular Quay as a Special Class SM.

I'll see if I can find the photos I took at the time in the area, I was an Enfield Gu ...

Posted 01 Dec 2015 17:42 in General by Zodiac

Sorry about raising an old thread but I've only just seen this one and it brings back a whole lot of memories of Enfield as I was a Guard there around 1978.  I saw an ex-Guard named Bob Lutak mentione ...

Posted 03 Oct 2014 19:36 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Zodiac

3rd December 1979

S15 Riverina Express

HPF 951

TFR 853

TB 803

PF 910

4th December 1979

S15 Riverina Express

HPF 956

TFR 852

TB 801

PF 905

5th December 1979

S15 Riverina Express


Any redevelopment is a business decision that has absolutely nothing to do with the "iconic station" or the "historical importance".

Its all about getting as many high rent paying businesses into tha ...

Posted 08 Mar 2014 13:42 in General by Zodiac

Here is a months worth of signs on's for an Enfield Guard in 1983

Date  Sign On    Engine(s)              Train #             Comment

1/10 15:00       48111                   T-115               ( ...

Posted 24 Feb 2014 19:20 in General by Zodiac

I should say that there were a few jobs I really liked working, some local, some high wheelers, as we called them then.

I worked 401 South for a couple of months, leaving Enfield at around 12.15am  ...

Posted 20 Feb 2014 22:44 in General by Zodiac

Bailed completely.

After a couple of very near misses due to new technology and operating rules being brought into play without any real training I'd had enough.

Example. I was shunting Menangle ...

Posted 20 Feb 2014 19:13 in General by Zodiac

I bailed out of Enfield in about 1986 after all the strikes and B/S with the introduction of WB trains. Sounds about the time Smithy was starting.

My career was:

JSA Reducing Time Roster Pendle Hill ...

So what's new and exciting about this ? The Yanks have been mooning Amtrak at for years.


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You have to start questioning the quality of construction done when this line was built, washouts seem to be getting more and more regular.

Canon G-15 these days

Posted 06 Jan 2014 18:55 in NT by Zodiac

It's a well known fact that NT News journo's get most of their facts from the bottom of a glass in the Cav Hotel just around the corner from their offices.


Posted 06 Jan 2014 17:28 in NT by Zodiac

[quote=bingley hall]Are you suggesting they hadn't informed the ATSB?[/quote]

Not at all, just paraphrasing the NT New report.

"[b]A TRAIN has derailed near Pine Creek – but the company that own th ...

Posted 06 Jan 2014 10:20 in NT by Zodiac

ahhh The NT News, Yesterdays News Today !

The front page is normally and not in any particular order, car crashes, crocodiles, bashings and drunks.


Posted 31 Dec 2013 16:12 in NT by Zodiac

G&W might not want it known, but the cats out of the bag now.........

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Posted 13 Dec 2013 18:32 in NT by Zodiac

That's true I guess, you only have to look at the truck traffic heading south on the Stuart Highway to see 99.9% are running empty, so it's not a stretch to image rail traffic is the same.

Posted 08 Dec 2013 15:28 in NT by Zodiac

I've found it interesting that the North bound timetable, if it can be called that can be found, but the return journey seems not to be published.

Is there a reason for this ?

Living in the Nort ...

Posted 30 Nov 2013 19:05 in Queensland by Zodiac

The problem is giving people with single digit IQ's a driving license for a heavy vehicle.

They're not driving trucks because they have University degrees people.

The Zodiac

Dust suppression ? Sounds like a half smart lawyer just came up with a new way to make money to me, then lets watch the OH&S industry jump on the band wagon.'

The Zodiac

Posted 30 Nov 2013 18:59 in Sydney Suburban by Zodiac

The Mind Police now have a new way to stop you thinking for your self and telling others about it.

It's called a Social Media Policy.

I wonder when they will introduce an "Associating With" Policy,  ...

Posted 23 Nov 2013 14:51 in General by Zodiac

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the last post contravene the exact same posting etiquette rule ?

Is this whole thread going to disappear up it's own central orifice in a cloud of semantics ?


Posted 23 Nov 2013 14:38 in Sydney Suburban by Zodiac

So Cityrail can do anything they like to frustrate and inconvenience your life, make you late, cost you money etc, but if you say anything about it, they can sack you ?

Is this in Sydney or Communi ...

Non interlocked points that had loaded passenger movements had to be clipped and locked.

The Zodiac

These days I'm General Manager of a Darwin based company, nothing rail related though, but regardless when calculating what an employee costs many factors are used.

We do not just use gross salary, ...

[quote=KRviator]I know a couple of blokes up there and asked if its true. The answer? Not even close.

One of my mates showed me his group certificate & he's grossing a smidgen over $150K working fo ...

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