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tom9876543

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[quote=Valvegear]Tom, just go away and write your bad-mannered fairy stories somewhere else. Before you go, read Lockie91's well thought out post.

My qualifications and experience are none of your ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]I recognise that everyone here, including me, doesn't have engineering qualifications. We are all armchair operators making estimates about what is possible.

However, some s ...

[quote=Valvegear]In the schemes put up by tom9876543 and Djebel, the common theme is that space where they want to go is extremely tight.

The other major factor which both posters have not considere ...

Hi mikealex,

Thank you for using Google maps to do some analysis of what is possible at Clifton Hill.

Google maps is obviously not 100% perfect but it helps a lot.

Your plan is an excellent idea, t ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]On Google Maps it appears the width between John St and Hoddle St is 34 metres.

34 metres is wide enough for 4 railway tracks and 2 platforms (or 3 platforms, 2 on outside + ...

I'm guessing a lot of people would be worried about getting a bad night's sleep on overnight sleeper train between Sydney / Melbourne.

I think a overnight sleeper train could work but must have:

- ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Re flat junction and Clifton Hill:

There is clearly enough room under Heidelberg Rd Bridge to build 4 railway tracks.

Clifton Hill station needs to be completely rebuilt ...

Multiple people here are proposing major earthworks to speed up the journey from Traralgon to Melbourne.

I am no expert but it seems you have the wrong priority.

Looking at the timetable, Flinders ...

Anyone who hits a bridge should loose his heavy licence for life. It is incompetence of a high degree - taking no notice of his environment makes him a danger to everyone.
Valvegear


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[quote=a6et]The lower the ruling grade the better it is for the freight haulage. If as you say the modern requirement for a freight line is 1:80, then almost every mainline in NSW would not fit that ...

I thought the Bombala line had a ruling gradient of 1/40?

I think the line climbing up from Queanbeyan towards Goulburn is 1/40 as well.

The article about proposed line seems to show max gradient  ...

Looking at Google Maps, there is large vacant block of land just south of the Mariybrnong Viaduct.

Would that be a suitable location for moving to?

Who pays?
Valvegear
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It seems inevitable that unfortunately the heritage groups will have to move from Newport.

Looking at Google Maps, there is large vacant block of land just south of the Mariybrnong Viaduct.

Would  ...

What should happen is Lydiard St crossing is rebuilt and permanently closed to vehicles.

The original gates should be rebuilt but never open to cars.

Vehicles can go via Armstrong St Nth / Doveton ...

Re flat junction and Clifton Hill:

There is clearly enough room under Heidelberg Rd Bridge to build 4 railway tracks.

Clifton Hill station needs to be completely rebuilt as 4 railway tracks with ...

Scomo is likes to rant about shovel ready projects to boost the economy. Here is an opportunity.

RMS should do following:

1) Short term fix - widen Silo Rd between Olympic Hwy and Burley Griffen W ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote]Hi Bevan,

Thank you for the photo of Wauchope Railway Bridge with the flood waters underneath.

Looking at the actual bridge, it seems there is a fair amount of rust on th ...

Hi Bevan,

Thank you for the photo of Wauchope Railway Bridge with the flood waters underneath.

Looking at the actual bridge, it seems there is a fair amount of rust on the steel beams?

Does t ...

Posted 26 Nov 2020 22:40 in Sydney Suburban by tom9876543

[quote=Valvegear]I wouldn't be worrying about any extra weight in the bridge. The bridge steelwork weighs 52,000 tons, including the two approach spans. The arch itself weighs 38,000 tons.

The suppor ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 22:39 in Sydney Suburban by tom9876543

This newspaper article clearly states they are replacing the wooden decking:

[quote=True Believers]The extra distance, extra cost, and extra travelling time is very minimal in comparison to the whole project together, it's much easier to develop something like Glen Waverley, t ...

[quote=Yappo]

Regarding Glen Waverley, unless the long term plan is to create another Box Hill style zone with new residential towers, it would be much better & cheaper to interchange with this line ...

It would be a visual eyesore marring a beautiful coastline. Not on.
nswtrains

A valid question to raise.

People don't call the Sydney Harbor Bridge an eyesore. At the end of the d ...

The other issue is that, whereas that Hong Kong bridge seems to be in a fairly placid marine environment, the south coast gets smashed by the Tasman Sea
tonyp


"fairly placid marine env ...

The roads people got it easy - they were able to do it with a bridge, something that won't really work with rail.
tonyp

A bridge won't really work with rail????

Do you have engine ...

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