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Posted 23 Jan 2021 18:45 in New South Wales by simstrain

How many actual regional services that isn't within the realms of intercity services in NSW does vline actually provide. This removes all of the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour services. That w ...

Posted 22 Jan 2021 22:16 in New South Wales by simstrain

We are talking rail and not coach services vinelander but even still it is just plain false that you claim vline is years ahead of NSW. Vline doesn't have to run train services anywhere near as far aw ...

Posted 17 Jan 2021 10:48 in New South Wales by simstrain

Not a bold statement at all. Regardless of whatever the overhead was originally built for it is still there and still providing passenger services in 2021. Get back to me on the Vline regional rail is ...

Posted 17 Jan 2021 10:44 in New South Wales by simstrain

It isn't a bold statement it is facts. Maybe it was done initially for electric coal haulage but passenger services took advantage of such and we still have the overhead being used 100% by passenger r ...

Posted 16 Jan 2021 16:49 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=a6et]While I am unlikely to see it, I would not be surprised as the current round of Endeavours come towards life ends, & along with talk of sparking to Bomaderry sometime in the future, likewi ...

Posted 15 Jan 2021 13:50 in New South Wales by simstrain

You are of course entitled to your opinion.

Mike.

The Vinelander



It isn't my opinion it is facts. Seymour, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo would all be covered by double decker electr ...

Posted 15 Jan 2021 07:28 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=RTT_Rules]Vinelander, you should park the political attitude especially when you are completely wrong.

[color=#202122][font=sans-serif][size=2]The question about are there enough trains is ...

Posted 15 Jan 2021 07:19 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=The Vinelander]

I'll wear the political bias accusation Shane as Victoria well and truly has the runs on the board regarding the provision of regional PT, though NSW is starting to catch up... ...

Posted 14 Jan 2021 14:52 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=NSWRcars][font=Times New Roman][size=4][font=Calibri]Engine and transmission noise is one thing, but XPL also have a lot of knocking and creaking from the drawgear. You may speculate that the n ...

Posted 14 Jan 2021 14:51 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=The Vinelander]Seriously...another 2½ years and only 4 car trains as well Question
I know you are a big fan Sims, but this is not going to work very well on the main South to Melbourne where at ...

Posted 14 Jan 2021 08:52 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=ANR]How is the CAF going to provide extra comfort on the same tracks?

The bathurst mock up looks like crap. Yuk! Are they going to be the final colours? Why not make the train feel like a lo ...

Posted 13 Jan 2021 16:19 in New South Wales by simstrain

I know what it is like because I have been thrown around on an XPT as well and that was in a straight line heading north on the vic north east. My point was how does that relate to tilt trains and why ...

Posted 13 Jan 2021 06:39 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=The Vinelander]

So we'll have aged pensioners flung around the cars, as I have seen previously on the main South as they try and access the buffet for their morning cuppa.

It's not a pretty ...

Posted 12 Jan 2021 18:42 in New South Wales by simstrain

But for so many reasons they should have but we are talking a conservative government here.

Mike.

The Vinelander

We went down that route and found it wasn't worth it. The new trains w ...

[quote=speedemon08][quote]None because Holden didn't go bust. GM shut it down because Abbott stopped giving subsidies to Holden which GM used to pilfer immediately to prop up the ineptitude of GM USA. ...

Posted 06 Jan 2021 20:22 in South Australia by simstrain

[quote=The Vinelander]3. NSW has to offer attractive fares due to the slowness of its regional trains/buses because of its geography and it's a long way behind Victoria in its regional PT frequency an ...

None because Holden didn't go bust. GM shut it down because Abbott stopped giving subsidies to Holden which GM used to pilfer immediately to prop up the ineptitude of GM USA. If Kevin Rudd had bought  ...

[quote=Lockspike]NSW Gov said sometime ago that they would wait until the demand is there before building a railway to Western Sydney airport. All of a sudden they are falling over themselves to get a ...

Posted 02 Jan 2021 12:52 in Victoria by simstrain

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote][quote]Yet Again more Proof of the superiority of Broad Gauge Very Happy[/quote]

No just how incompetent the gauge conversion project was done. If NSW extended the old rail line t ...

Posted 01 Jan 2021 14:07 in Sydney Suburban by simstrain

[quote=s3_gunzel][quote]The harbour bridge would seem to be the perfect place for recycled plastic sleepers.[/quote]Given the rails are attached to the bridge, and there are no sleepers - at least not ...

Posted 28 Dec 2020 09:32 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=ANR]Unless covid disappears anytime soon, it will be a stretch to expect that the trains will be delivered by the next election cycle.

If the wheels fall off the XPT by then, there is always ...

Posted 27 Dec 2020 08:28 in Victoria by simstrain

Yet Again more Proof of the superiority of Broad Gauge Very Happy
Dangersdan707


No just how incompetent the gauge conversion project was done. If NSW extended the old rail line to Hay and many ...

[quote=bevans]Myself, I think it has made the job of running more and more services easier however the single format does not provide for much service differentiation like a business or first class bu ...

Posted 27 Dec 2020 08:08 in New South Wales by simstrain

[quote=NSWGR8022]Would it be a possibility or a good idea for the SA and Vic governments to place additional orders for these longer distance trains for say Whyalla and Bordertown and Mildura and Hors ...

[quote=bingley hall][quote]This is why we should be exporting grain out of newcastle as well as Port Kembla. All that grain could be going out Newcastle on a much shorter trip for most of it.[/quote]

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