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For those non aviation folk who are not aware, Dreamliner is the term for Boeing 787 airliners with the Qantas ones registered [color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Sego ...

VH-ZNA did Brisbane to Al Minhad Air Base, a military installation in the United Arab Emirates, and back to Brisbane using the RAAF callsign Ausy97 the other week.

https://flightaware.com/live/fli ...

Looking for any government online report of the official investigation of this 1985 tragedy, please. I mean official, such as the final conclusion report by s ...

[quote=petan][quote]Funniest thing is that at today's planned blockade at Robina in Qld, just a few trucks rolled up and it was all over in less than an hour...[/quote]Local Gold Coast radio station i ...

Funniest thing is that at today's planned blockade at Robina in Qld, just a few trucks rolled up and it was all over in less than an hour...
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Local Gold Coast radio station intervi ...

[quote=Mufreight][quote][quote] [/quote][/quote]Park Road was also a goods yard, there were three freight forwarders operated from there and there was also a ng transd=hip siding that ran parallel to ...

[quote=SinickleBird]I am regularly annoyed by recipes that measure butter by the cup. I can understand ounces, grams, even “sticks” (which is how butter can be bought in USA). But who the hell put ...

Posted 01 Jul 2021 12:54 in Queensland by petan

Regarding operating the brakes on the train, as mentioned by an earlier poster; well, many train brakes are already operated by computer chips unless you are still only using air brakes. Remember an I ...

Posted 01 Jul 2021 10:46 in Queensland by petan

[quote=jakar][quote]Are you aware that Protection Officers in parts of NSW apply for their Work on Trak authorities via an IPad? [/quote][quote]However, in the very safety aware airline industry, pil ...

Posted 30 Jun 2021 14:29 in Queensland by petan

[quote=Cato56]Oh look, ARTC should have just hired some foamer instead of Lockheed Martin to developed ATMS ( not that they haven't screwed the pooch either), given he seems to think he has all the an ...

[quote=Valvegear]The Daily Mail report, with its headline about a "latte-sipping set" should immediately be ignored. The wording tells us all we want to know about the journalistic credibility of that ...

Posted 18 Jun 2021 14:02 in General by petan

That 357kmh loco even does it while using hook not auto couplers. I know lots of Europe has hook couplers, so I am just making an observation on what I see.

Posted 12 Jun 2021 16:59 in Railpage Australia™ by petan

[quote=Graham4405]I can't see the relevance of this article [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/two-rail-projects-face-uncertainty]Two rail projects face uncertainty / News / News / Railpage to th ...

How steep are the grades do you think/know are in central station's flying junctions?
LocalCarThief
There is a modern track document, in colour, with all the Sydney region track features ...

[quote=Calo-Nord][quote]All of the 1700s were converted and painted in Bronco livery between 1993 and 1994. The 1720 program took much longer, with many having cab rebuilds in the early 1990s and stay ...

Sign on the footpath in Hoddle Street, Collingwood today:

'DRIVE THROUGH COFFEE BEANS".

It left me wondering why anybody would want to do such a thing.

Valvegear

Either the coffee be ...

Posted 27 Apr 2021 08:27 in The Lounge by petan

A very much light hearted post meant to highlight some modern packaging slogans.

I purchased a table salt package from a local Gold Coast grocery store for our domestic style home salt grinder. The ...

Spinner5711
Thanks for these lists as I have been looking for them for quite a few years! Curious where you found them, assuming it is a source you can publicly mention, as I don't want ...

Posted 21 Apr 2021 16:58 in Railpage Australia™ by petan

[quote=s3_gunzel][url=/user/71189][b]@Transtopic[/b] and [url=/user/14424][b]@petan[/b], are you using quick reply or the whole editor?[/quote]I notice you have the @ in front of my name, which I asso ...

Posted 21 Apr 2021 16:55 in Railpage Australia™ by petan

[quote=s3_gunzel][url=/user/71189][b]@Transtopic[/b] and [url=/user/14424][b]@petan[/b], are you using quick reply or the whole editor?[/quote]Happens on either method.

Posted 21 Apr 2021 12:57 in Railpage Australia™ by petan

[quote]bevans[quote=Transtopic]Dear Administrators,

I am continually frustrated by losing my posts when composing an extended response which is timed out when I submit, with the message "no post mo ...

There were rules in NSW about when their electric locos had either one or two pantographs raised. There were several threads on Railpage about this including the following

https://www.railpage.com. ...

Posted 14 Apr 2021 08:52 in Queensland by petan

More on the assumption that the X suffix 'always' means bogie gauge convertible in QR land.

1959 QR Annual Report has a photo of a WHX (note the 'X' suffix) bulk grain wagon with side buffers and  ...

Posted 12 Apr 2021 17:11 in Queensland by petan

The following paragraph suggests you admire the side buffers on the QLX as that means not bogie exchangable. Another point is containers were coming into use around that era, so removing the need for  ...

Posted 12 Apr 2021 08:11 in Queensland by petan

QR had the 'X' suffix code letter on other QR wagons beside QLX wagons. The QR 1965 Annual Report records the Comeng contract for 1 x "QFX" platform bogie wagon for the carriage of heavy loads. This w ...

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