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Posted 30 Jun 2015 17:10 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
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 ...
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Posted 24 Jan 2015 15:07 in New South Wales by bl262000
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!
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
Posted 24 Dec 2013 21:07 in Signalling and Infrastructure by bl262000
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.
Posted 13 Sep 2013 18:31 in Queensland by bl262000
Can anyone tell me if trains still proceed down Denison street in Rockhampton and if so when?
Posted 23 Jul 2013 16:03 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
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 ...
Posted 27 Oct 2012 11:43 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by bl262000
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 ...
Posted 14 Jan 2012 19:40 in Sydney Suburban by bl262000
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
Posted 07 Jan 2012 22:09 in Sydney Suburban by bl262000
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
Posted 20 Oct 2011 20:54 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
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 ...
Posted 20 Oct 2011 16:31 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
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
There were 4 in the series:Backshift - With the 2 81s and a 48,The Exchange - With the 2 48s and an 81Delivering the goods - with the 2 90s on a coalie and an 82 on a container tra ...
Posted 05 May 2011 17:43 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
Posted 25 Mar 2011 17:53 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
NR49 should be out and about tomorrow (Sat 26th march).
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
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 ...
Posted 21 Dec 2010 17:23 in Model Railways - General Discussions by bl262000
More bad news for the N class, my N464 city of Geelong, has the slanted grill over the engine hanging off and a glue melt mark at one end of one of the radiators grills
Wasn't this ...
Posted 11 Oct 2010 18:21 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by bl262000
Yes 78 out, 51 in.
Posted 25 Sep 2010 20:25 in Sydney Suburban by bl262000
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.
Posted 22 Sep 2010 16:19 in Model Railways - General Discussions by bl262000
Just curious if anyone else has had there money taken and have not yet recieved there order of these locos yet?
Posted 21 Sep 2010 06:49 in New South Wales by bl262000
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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