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Ballarat was resignalled at the end of June 1992 using a free wire relay interlocking. This was part of the country yard rationalisation project - Bendigo and Seymour were done at roughly the same tim ...

[quote=Lockspike]$10.5m budget for this job. Let's say $1.5m for the crossing works. What are they going to spend the rest on? It doesn't take $9m to move control to a new work station in Melbourne.[/ ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]As Peter has said the 'best' trains got E cars and the rest got Ws if they were lucky plus a sprinkling of PLs.

As a generalisation, the W cars would have run everywhere on just ...

[quote=freightgate]I disagree with the article from the courier by Daniel Bowen. There is some historical significance in the arrangement of the gates.

Why has it been so difficult to fabricate so ...

[quote=justapassenger]Remember that the ATSB doesn't actually operate in Victoria for anything other than aviation matters.

Rail safety investigations there are handled on the ATSB's behalf by the ...

[quote=bevans]The article talks about sand out of Seaford. Was this a source of traffic or was the sand on the Frankston line from elsewhere?

[url=/news/s/train-mounts-platform-in-seaford-accident ...

[quote=Gman_86]Anybody who has driven down the Eastern Fwy during the AM peak will know: 70% of traffic travelling on the Eastern, West of the Chandler Hwy exit take the Hoddle St exit. Of the remaini ...

[quote=Tii]Any news from out Frankston line way on how that is tracking for the 5 crossings there being sunk ? Can we expect a large construction blitz soon or in a spring shutdown for the final push. ...

[quote=bevans]I have feedback on the Bell Street level crossing removal just west of Sydney Road. (Not sure of the station)

Why go to the length of removing the crossing for better vehicle flow an ...

[quote=Valvegear]I believe other examples of mechanical bells would be those on the Puffing Billy Railway level crossings. I do know that some or all were deliberately muffled to avoid disturbing resi ...

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Keon Pde, Keon Park

Macaulay Rd, Macaulay

Watsons Rd, Diggers Rest

Kernot St, Spotswood

Hudson Rd, Spotswood

Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing

Allendale Rd, Diamond Ck

Hurstbridge Rd,  ...

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Even if there was only one gauge from 1854, Albury would have still been an engine and crew changeover point, like Serviceton on VIC/SA border which was always one gauge.Would it ha ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote]Serviceton was established because the border was originally incorrectly surveyed. The correct survey moved the border eastwards to where Serviceton is now, away from Bord ...

[quote=jakar][quote]V/Line trains would just terminate at Pakenham, and then run empty into Pakenham East Yard.[/quote]You're assuming V/Line would be allowed access to the facility, which currently t ...

    There is a short unwired siding on the up before the Bell St. level crossing.  Is it the remains of the goods yard or was it built later to park track machines?  Thanks.
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[quote=route14]That pair have always been there. A facing crossover between Thornbury and Bell, and a trailing one between Bell and Preston. I guess in the old days it was possible for a Whittlesea ...

LXRA has announced where Pakenham East will be built - considerably on the west side of the freeway overbridge.

https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/location-identified-for-pakenham-east-st ...

[quote=Lockspike]I was considering suggesting to Engage Victoria that one or both boxes be opened as a 'railfan observation platform'.

Are the two signal boxes stripped, or are they just a they wer ...

Posted 05 Feb 2021 15:44 in Victoria by historian

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I'd suspect the underlying reason is the Goulburn Valley Freeway. It provides fast heavy haul road access between silo and port - meaning low cost road transport. And, best of all, i ...

Posted 04 Feb 2021 20:58 in Victoria by historian

Do people really think that it's V/Line's choice as to whether it invests capital in rehabilitating the Dookie line?

The 2007 Victorian Rail Freight Network Review classified the Dookie line as 'Br ...

Dr Cole the coroner again. The railway's friend.

From the reports, the initial cause was the 'total' failure of the Westinghouse brake. This led to the second cause: the train was not failed; someo ...

[quote=railfreight][quote]So did they wind up or didn't they?

Any outcome as to how they will proceed with a rebrand?[/quote][color=#000000][size=3][font=Calibri, sans-serif]We understand the Railway ...

Posted 08 Jan 2021 15:10 in Victoria by historian

The original image is from the SLV and can be downloaded http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/64919 Go for the 35 MB TIFF file Smile
The image is taken sometime between November 1913 and June 1915 - pr ...

[quote=bevans]Keilor East once had a station and a series of sidings into a military complex establishment which stored munitions I believe.

The main road on the boundary is called Military Road an ...

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