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bl262000

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G'day all,

If PL1 is officially written off tomorrow it will be interesting as also on the 1st of July 2015, Chullora workshops will (supposedly) cease to exist as a loco maintenance centre.

4848  ...

Posted 24 Jan 2015 15:07 in New South Wales by bl262000

G'day all,

Carefull ParkesHub.....your saying there are other ways to do things beside the railway.....not good on these kind of forums/groups/lists.........but you are pretty much correct!

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Posted 03 Mar 2014 16:10 in Sydney Suburban by bl262000

Heres the clip:

[url defaultattr=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v="GFNBWWAYWXMhttp://"]StateRail 1983 Budd cars derail near Central Station

G'day all,

Cityrail (Sydney trains) did this in the same place on a different set of bridges (South line via Bankstown) a couple of years ago (2010) and are now repeating it on the western lines this ...

Posted 19 Sep 2013 19:12 in Queensland by bl262000

Thanks Sulla1,

I did manage to get what I wanted and fortunately the day I went to get it there was a failure of the Fitzroy level crossing and so the section between the marshiling yard and the cro ...

Posted 13 Sep 2013 21:53 in Queensland by bl262000

Thanks Andrew,

I wasn't sure if there was another general pupose way around.

If anyone can provide some rought times of trains going north through Rocky over the weekend, it would be appreciated.

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Posted 13 Sep 2013 18:31 in Queensland by bl262000

G'day all,

Can anyone tell me if trains still proceed down Denison street in Rockhampton and if so when?

Thanks

BL262000

G'day all,

The last time the cars were used was for the 150th of Rail in NSW from Sydney to Mossvale and return with the highlight of the day being steam locos 1709 + 1210 + 2705+ 3112 +3526 haulin ...

That crane RC-110 was previously stored at Chullora for years after toppaling over at Sefton Park Junction. It was based with the breakdown train at Flemington after transfer from Enfield.cyaBL262000

Posted 15 Feb 2012 21:40 in New South Wales by bl262000

Jedimasterc,It was 48161 with 2 cars (1 was an XBR) and XP2012.XP2012 was delivered to Chullora and I suspect the cars were then dropped off at Flemington for  wheel turning.cyaBL262000

Posted 09 Feb 2012 20:13 in Sydney Suburban by bl262000

G'day,The Tangaras (made by Goninan/UGL) had the bogie skirts, and this has been continued on to the OSCars as per the "next in line" series made by Goninans/UGL, Its mainly for aesthetics,EDI has nev ...

G'day all,The one located in the grounds of Liverpool hospital has been replaced by a road bridge I believe as part of the recent hospital works.cyaBL262000

G'day all,Heres my pics of the Uboats, HFS and the LHY being scrapped at Chullora.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bl262000/sets/72157628758152595/cyaBL262000

G'day,

The traction motor will apply torque and you are right Broy, the axlebox will move as a result but that movement of the axlebox will be dampened by the snubber.

The motor nose suspension me ...

G'day,

That device is called a snubber and is a spring loaded device pushing against the axlebox.

I could be wrong here, but I believe its like  dameper to stop osscillation and  stop the wheelset ...

Posted 26 Aug 2011 16:32 in General by bl262000

G'day all,

There were 4 in the series:

Backshift - With the 2 81s and a 48,

The Exchange - With the 2 48s and an 81

Delivering the goods - with the 2 90s on a coalie and an 82 on a container tra ...

NR47 in.

G'day all,

NR49 should be out and about tomorrow (Sat 26th march).

cya

BL262000

Posted 30 Jan 2011 20:50 in General by bl262000

Just to add my 2 cents,

"Cold nights on a slow moving train" (corrected name from original post)  was set on the Southern Aurora in the 80s and revolved around the story of prostitutes (and attenda ...

Posted 08 Jan 2011 19:11 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000

G'day all,

My 2 cents worth,

Another thing to consider is metal fatigue. Considering these things are attached to the side of a loco for a considerable amount of surface area, a stone chip or ba ...

G'day all,

More bad news for the N class, my N464 city of Geelong, has the slanted grill over the engine hanging off Sad and a glue melt mark at one end of one of the radiators grills

Wasn't this ...

G'day all,

Yes 78 out, 51 in.

cya

bl262000

G'day all,

I will haft to agree with Jono, A refurb G/T set was released from Chullora on the day in question...it has to go via the goods line to get back to at least flemo.

cya

Bl262000

G'day all,

Just curious if anyone else has had there money taken and have not yet recieved there order of these locos yet?

cya

BL262000

G'day Platelayer,

The Alco motor (I think out of an 80 class) is still located in a perspex enclosure outside the old DEMC at Chullora in a static condition.

I don't know where any of the other cu ...

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