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Posted 09 Dec 2015 18:42 in Tasmania by new_guy

notwithstanding massive improvements in rail safety, efficiency and service levels, old perceptions run deep when it comes to Tasmania's freight railway. This is designed to help change those percepti ...

Posted 15 Sep 2015 19:15 in Tasmania by new_guy

Dear abtrail - check out Pitt & Sherry's "Value of Rail" report launched a couple of months ago (available on TasRail website) - 68% of contestable freight between Hobart and Burnie is now on rail!  W ...

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Posted 29 Jan 2015 17:57 in Tasmania by new_guy

At the risk of sounding defensive....

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Posted 01 Dec 2014 08:34 in Tasmania by new_guy

I don't suppose anyone has any photos of new locos/wagons departing Boyer (with paper mill in background) - ie nice PR shot?  Need urgently (ie today!).

many thanks

Damien

Posted 07 Oct 2013 06:48 in Tasmania by new_guy

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Posted 08 Jul 2013 10:54 in Tasmania by new_guy

The front catch is too low!!!. and the low corners could of been cut on angled. they well be bent real quick.
"bengoody1"

The loco in that photo is still on temporary bogies used d ...

Posted 29 Jun 2013 15:39 in Tasmania by new_guy

Wouldn't that curve in the new bridge slow track speed down from the former alignment when it was in good condition???
"theesp"

The approach curve at the southern end was (is) very ...

Posted 24 Feb 2013 08:11 in Tasmania by new_guy

I had a quick look through all the previous threads but couldn't find an existing one to cover this subject.
I'd like to put together a railway map of Tasmania that inludes the history & meanings  ...

Posted 02 Dec 2012 08:18 in Tasmania by new_guy

The new wagon procurement is yet another exciting stage of the rail resurrection in Tas - must be very encouraging for those Railpage Australia posters who have done their bit to support this regenera ...

Posted 29 Oct 2012 10:20 in Tasmania by new_guy

What current classes of container wagons would be withdrawn from service first when the new wagons start to come online?CheersThe plan is for 35 QM class wagons to be upgraded and remain (QMs are simi ...

Posted 28 Oct 2012 08:16 in Tasmania by new_guy

Some intermodal wagons will have to be retained, there is no way you could run the network with only 120 wagons, same goes for the ore and coal wagons.

Our new train plan (post Brighton, new locos, ...

Posted 28 Oct 2012 08:03 in Tasmania by new_guy

What current classes of container wagons would be withdrawn from service first when the new wagons start to come online?Cheers

The plan is for 35 QM class wagons to be upgraded and remain (QMs are  ...

Posted 26 Apr 2012 18:13 in Tasmania by new_guy

Unfortunately, TasRail are going to find it difficult to regain traffic until they can reduce the running times and bring the whole system into the 21st century and believe me - that's NEVER going to  ...

Posted 06 Apr 2012 13:24 in Tasmania by new_guy

Apologies if this info is listed elsewhere on this forum (I did have a look but couldn't see anything).

Can anyone tell me who would be considered the "father" (or mother???) of the Tasmanian Railw ...

Posted 18 Mar 2012 09:43 in South Australia by new_guy

I am doing a talk on Islington works at this years Modelling the Railways of SA convention, I hope that others can help with photos of the Internal Works platform (not the one on the mainline) and the ...

Posted 03 Mar 2012 15:07 in Tasmania by new_guy

Fantastic portrait of Z3. Makes you realise how they were uglified with those asthetically declined modifications. Must have been done by an autistic engineer. Practicality <span style="text-decora ...

Posted 18 Dec 2011 20:16 in Tasmania by new_guy

Apologies if I've offended anyone, the comment I was most annoyed about was "As I said a couple of days ago, the workshop will be contracted out....." - this is completely unfounded, untrue, & pot ...

Posted 18 Dec 2011 10:18 in Tasmania by new_guy

I really don't want to get into any debate about the many "interesting" views expressed here about our new locomotive contract.  However, they are NOT genset locos.

But more importantly, I would as ...

Posted 12 May 2011 05:54 in Tasmania by new_guy

But still lots of work to do!

Damien your quote in the Examiner

"No one expects the roads to make a profit" how true, yet State Liberal Rene Hidding expects you to turn a profit.

There is a fa ...

Posted 11 May 2011 07:54 in Tasmania by new_guy

Had to have a giggle to myself today when reading the article in The Examiner today. D.W claimed that improvements to the infrastruture has reduced the amount of buckles last summer compared to the pr ...

The idea of the forum was mine to provide information to groups who have interest in rail, and to specifically talk about Tasrail's plans and results to date re. rollingstock and infrastructure invest ...

I am looking forward to meeting and speaking to hopefully a few of you this coming Thursday night.  I'm intending on providing a general overiew of our plans and where we're up to with them, which wil ...

Posted 17 Feb 2011 11:51 in Tasmania by new_guy

Some great questions and views here.  Please be aware that we're in the process of organising some "public" forums (although primarily focussed on speaking with rail interest groups) about our plans a ...

Posted 13 Feb 2011 08:18 in Tasmania by new_guy

I will see if there's any reason why a public version cannot be made.

Damien

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