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Posted 24 Nov 2020 20:51 in Railpage Australia™ by petan

Some of us use Railpage for serious research, both in the historical aspect of events of the long past, as well as gathering records of present day activities, remembering todays' events are tomorrows ...

[quote=FMAChet]It is not my intention to create arguments, or to upset anyone, but apparently, 3801 is once again in need of repairs.

Is that true? If so, what is the reason behind those repairs? and ...

Posted 19 Nov 2020 08:39 in Queensland by petan

[quote=Spletsie][quote][quote]Test your knowledge of Queensland diesel locomotives with this 20-question multiple choice quiz:

[url=https://www.railtram.com.au/qld-diesel-locomotives]https://www.rail ...

Posted 18 Nov 2020 21:33 in Queensland by petan

[quote=Spletsie]Test your knowledge of Queensland diesel locomotives with this 20-question multiple choice quiz:

[url=https://www.railtram.com.au/qld-diesel-locomotives]https://www.railtram.com.au/ql ...

Posted 28 Oct 2020 08:40 in Railway Photography by petan

Not much on here featuring Queensland so here goes.

AC4000
Interesting and good to see only very few empty spaces on those wagons.

Posted 04 Oct 2020 17:50 in The Lounge by petan

[quote=Valvegear]I'm fascinated by part of that article (see below - my emphasis)

"But Cardinal Becciu’s lawyer, Fabio Viglione, said the cardinal “decisively rejects” allegations against him ...

Posted 02 Oct 2020 19:38 in Sightings by petan

[quote]lsrailfan [color=#333333][size=3][font=google sans]Afternoon all, today I went to Leightonfield and Villawood for some photos, they are as follows [/font][/size][/color]

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The northbound goods train that the Aurora hit perhaps (probably) included car carriers.
YM-Mundrabilla
Nailed it. From the ABC:]
"KRviator"

The freighter's wagons wou ...

[quote="NSWGR8022"]Is that a photo of the southern Aurora crash at Violet Town?

I can see the motorail on the train.

Granville and Violet Town two of the biggest in Australia. Has Queensland ex ...

[quote="Sulla1"]As the ructions from Covid-19 continue, the Weekend Australian is reporting the Brisbane to Cairns corridor has now become the busiest flight route in the country, with 53 return fligh ...

[quote="Sulla1"]As the ructions from Covid-19 continue, the Weekend Australian is reporting the Brisbane to Cairns corridor has now become the busiest flight route in the country, with 53 return fligh ...

Posted 21 Aug 2020 08:11 in General by petan

Detailed list of railway locations for various states of Australia amongst an international list. I have not checked them all but noticed it included some stations on QR's South Coast Line to Coolanga ...

Posted 21 Aug 2020 07:24 in Sightings by petan

A slightly delayed 4BM9 is in the loop at Leightonfield, this train had been slightly delayed due to a burst water pipe near Cockle Creek this morning, SCT006/001 the units.
lsrailfan
N ...

[quote=Andrew_Curran]I've long thought there was a case for a rail link down the Tweed Coast. Running an extension via OOL down the back of Pottsville..... You could probably shoot a 2020 version of t ...

Posted 04 Aug 2020 19:57 in Sightings by petan

NR'S107/121/84 crawls along the main line at Leightonfield ).
lsrailfan
Video of NR121 / NR107 northbound with 6AB6 on 02/ ...

Posted 22 Jul 2020 20:02 in Railpage Australia™ by petan

I might just start submitting every news item I can lay my hands on...
Graham4405
Good idea Graham! This one about a new approach to finding underground water on Queensla ...

Posted 22 Jul 2020 16:12 in Other Transport by petan

Today marks the last flight for the Qantas Boeing 747, , this aircraft is 50 years old,
lsrailfan


Presume you mean this aircraft type (B747, not a B747-400) is 50 years old as the air ...

Pleased to notice you got a very nice mention for your WA quiz on ARHS(NSW)'s Facebook Australian Railway History

Not sure how you lot down south are operating your Cavid19 border checkpoints now that you also, like QLD, are having a state border checkpoint, but the QLD /NSW Covid19 border checkpoint has been in  ...

[quote]c3526blueHello Gents and Gentesses,

I am endeavouring to find a design detail for NSWGR platforms, being the slope of the ramp at the end of brick faced platforms. I cannot find a standard or ...

My freight loco (either standard goods or 57 class or Garratt) point is that the water wagon will limit the high speed express locos to about 80kph which is similar to the various freight locos' limit ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote][quote][quote]Standard goods engines are limited to 40 mph if fitted with balanced coupled wheels. This is the same limit as 6029. It would be nice to see 5597 operable, I th ...

[quote=neillfarmer][quote][quote]Standard goods engines are limited to 40 mph if fitted with balanced coupled wheels. This is the same limit as 6029. It would be nice to see 5597 operable, I think it ...

Posted 29 May 2020 13:40 in New South Wales by petan

If you cant find you might need to do a Freedom of Information request? Are you looking for RailCorp ?
james.au
Chasing railway annual reports 1890s to 1980s / 1990s mainly as that cover ...

Posted 29 May 2020 10:03 in New South Wales by petan

Has anyone had success finding railway annual reports on the NSW Open Government website? [url=https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main]https://www.opengov.nsw.gov.au/main

I have downloaded the main road ...

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