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raymcd

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[quote=SinickleBird]The curved concrete framework to support the junction at George & Hay Streets has already been laid.

I read somewhere that this junction was intended so that CESLR trams could b ...

[quote=raymcd][quote]This speed signalling system was what was adopted in 1915 by South Australia and Victoria. At the time this system was the world's best practice.[/quote]1915 ?? USA style speed si ...

[quote=hbedriver]Several questions to answer at once.

You must keep in mind that NSW signalling is unique to Australia, and probably the world. A form of route signalling, with strong basis on UK p ...

[quote=billjohnston]Yes you are correct a yellow over red is never preceded by yellow over green. That is not true in USA. If signals are close together the yellow over green is placed well out and th ...

[quote=Radioman]Hello All,

Re VR Three Position signalling . Normal Speed is defined as Line Speed for the Section, Medium Speed is a speed not exceeding 45 kph , except where a 65 kph lilluminate ...

Posted 28 Jan 2017 09:34 in Victoria by raymcd

[quote=woodford][quote][quote][quote]If it was upgraded to allow the XPT to do 160km/h then surely that would only be about 2h 30 minutes or so.[/quote]

The line south of Seymour cannot be upgraded ...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 23:35 in Victoria by raymcd

[quote=woodford][quote]If it was upgraded to allow the XPT to do 160km/h then surely that would only be about 2h 30 minutes or so.[/quote]

The line south of Seymour cannot be upgraded without spend ...

[quote=Carnot][quote][quote][quote]Some of the drivers of 3801 claimed that they've reached 100mph[/quote]Sadly the driver is not with us anymore but to quote question asked of him "I'll bet a peanut ...

Epping-Thornleigh Relief line looks complete. Signals lights are on (all showing double red), train stops installed and platforms complete. Site has been cleaned up. Only work in progress is fitting s ...

Epping-Thornleigh relief line looks close to opening. Track, overhead and signalling complete (except for train stops yet to be fixed in position). Stations appear close to finished. Any date been set ...

Posted 07 Nov 2015 14:04 in Victoria by raymcd

How is Albury-Melbourne XPT service performing ? Attracting many passengers ?

Just picked up this thread; a few shots I took 50+ years ago here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/raymcd2/16291025732/in/photostream/

[quote=The Man in Blue]I have just watched a NSW steam video on U Tube, in it was footage of a triple signal at Willow tree with a welded steel mast.

Can anyone tell me whether this signal still exis ...

Hi gremlin

NSWGR introduced all number loco ID system in 1924 (well before diesel era)

1xxx and 2xxx for obsolete types

3xxx for passenger locos

4xxx reserved for future passenger (later used fo ...

[quote=Fred Scuttle]Thanks for the information update, [b]raymcd[/b]. The new stabling facility looks well advanced - will there be a car shed, or just open storage? Also, any word as to when the Span ...

At Central last Saturday (2 Nov) saw tram arriving. Having some spare time, jumped aboard and rode to Lilyfield and back. At Lilyfield noted trackwork and stabling area buildings nearly complete.Track ...

[quote=landmark]A bit more press. This time the international rail journal.

[url=http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/signalling/artc-presses-on-with-atms-implementation.html?channel=542]http://www ...

Posted 22 Feb 2013 16:37 in Victoria by raymcd

[quote="Mitty"]
Card costs $6.00. If you are here for the weekend, you're better having about $8.00 credit (it's $3.50 per day, but you can't travel if your balance is zero). If you are her ...

Posted 22 Feb 2013 12:23 in Victoria by raymcd

[quote="railblogger"]
[quote="Speed"]
If you're travelling for more than one day, another important point is that you can throw another $10 onto it at any railway station or shop ...

[quote="MILW"]
[quote="NotebookMan"]
I just received my copy of the new 64 bit Windows friendly ARHS Track and Signal Diagrams DVD. It includes a diagram for Hamilton Junction da ...

Posted 17 Feb 2013 16:04 in Victoria by raymcd

Greetings from north of the border,
A mate and I are planning two visits to your fair city next month (2 days + 3 days).Last time we were there (pre-myki) one could buy an all-day ticket at a newsagen ...

Posted 04 Feb 2013 23:07 in Melbourne suburban by raymcd

[quote="Turbo Thomas"]
I believe the big weekend is coming up. Greensborough - Eltham is being converted to from Electric Staff System to Automatic Signalling. Is this the last Electric Sta ...

HelloThere is a notice on Darling  Harbour tram stop advising bus replacement Wentworth Park - Lilyfield this coming weekend for trackwork. I wonder if this would be to enable completion of connection ...

P.S. Situation with MIST was covered much earlier in this fred - it was not to be connected to the SSFL at Minto however there was to be ainterface with RC tracks at Glenfield. However RC required tho ...

Have not looked at SA forum for some time so apologies if this query has been dealt with elsewhere: What is the situation re proposed standardization of Adelaide suburban lines? Does the work at Adela ...

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