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Posted 13 Mar 2020 09:49 in Sydney Suburban by sthyer

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Saw a wooden carriage conversion article being screened tonight on ch 7 Better homes and gardens. It was at Forrest in Vic. Looked like a short W car.

Posted 18 Feb 2020 12:15 in The Lounge by sthyer

[quote=DJPeters]Just to add some fuel to the fire how many scientists and experts in the past have been wrong on things to be honest probably quite a lot of them over the years. ................

I ...

Plenty of good advice from Lockspike, although a wooden carriage that isn't moving can be managed differently from a mobile one. A solid, preferably separate, roof will keep the rain off the top, allo ...

I'm agreeing with RTT Rules. I'm not sure that asking them to pay for pothole repairs would be seen as developing road infrastructure in Australia. This is simply a large pothole fixing exercise. It n ...

Posted 02 Dec 2019 10:12 in Victoria by sthyer

While I share the enthusiasm of some here for relocating the ARHS museum to West Block, the truth of the matter is that the heritage groups will be turfed out and replaced by a scrap yard. Or, as Vict ...

Posted 29 Nov 2019 10:09 in News by sthyer

Is this the first time this has been discussed by Government? Look at Jolimont 'rail yards' in Melbourne. It's been discussed for 40 + years and still achieved nothing, however the actual yards vanish ...

Posted 28 Nov 2019 14:24 in Victoria by sthyer

Q19. Both K160 and K190 have operated ON the VGR, by K160 is operated BY VGR.

Posted 15 Nov 2019 13:41 in News by sthyer

Arguably, all electric trains are hybrid fuelled. Some of the fuel, in the form of electricity, comes from regenerative braking, some from coal, gas, solar, wind turbine etc. Either way, a smart move  ...

The four best condition carriages, either a full cam or chopper set, whichever is easiest to maintain into the future. Carriage numbers with historic significance are nice, but if that carriage is in  ...

Posted 26 Sep 2019 09:11 in The Lounge by sthyer

[quote=don_dunstan]It ain't happening - it's simple. [url=https://www.thegwpf.com/european-climate-declaration-there-is-no-climate-emergency/]There is no climate emergency - violent storms and extreme ...

It's not exactly crystal clear, but Section 5A is your answer. [url=http://https://locoexpress.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Sydney-Trains-decision-EA.pdf]http://https://locoexpress.com.au/wp-cont ...

[url=https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/tim-fischer-s-last-train-ride-20190829-p52m11.html]https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/tim-fischer-s-last-train-ride-20190829-p52m11.html

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They've beaten the Government to it.....

At 3 1/2 hours to travel from Korong Vale to Ultima, it's not a fast train service. I wonder how summer WOLOs will affect things? It's hardly something for a Government to crow about, they're just squ ...

[quote=Carnot]Campbellfield certainly would make a good potential site. It would need significant Govt cash to make it happen though, along with the new owner of the site being amiable to such an ent ...

If Newport is lost as a heritage base, then mainline steam running out of Melbourne will become largely unviable. If that happens, the groups become unviable. There really isn't a market in the region ...

The Sydney Coach Terminal shop on the main concourse opposite platform 2/3 is being vacated this week. Presumably this is to become the new ARHS bookshop.
David10
It is. There was a dela ...

People expect refresh on a 1 hour flight to Sydney...what makes a 3.5 hour journey any less deserving of providing a half reasonable refresh service Question
Mike
The Vinelander
It's not  ...

I've spent many years in mainline preservation as a volunteer. I know what I'm not doing in my spare time, now or in retirement.... night shift! Current on train staff are based in Albury. They work t ...

[quote=petan]One thing I have been too scared / embarrassed to ask for a long time, for fear of an angry response, is to ask about level crossing smashes as someone will probably say the truck driver ...

Hi Crazy

Don't get too caught up in the Cert IV thing. Most railway companies won't issue it to their employees anyway, as it's a transferrable qualification and they want to keep you. Metro is one ...

Posted 06 Dec 2018 16:58 in Victoria by sthyer

[quote=justarider]Exactly how is "An orphaned VL at Ararat" any different than "An orphaned Overland at Ararat".

Both need assist from Melbourne or Ballarat - and how often has the Overland complete ...

Posted 06 Dec 2018 14:17 in Victoria by sthyer

[quote=justarider]

So why not the obvious Option 3.

SG shuttle between Hamilton and Horsham. Change train at Ararat for BG to Ballarat/Melbourne.

1 train set, 2 return per day. CHEAP !

Apart fro ...

Ah yes, Xcrap circuit breakers. I had a wiper switch fail during an afternoon prep, a pity I was trying to turn it off from high at the time. No breaker to trip, so left the entire train for the fitte ...

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