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woodford

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They don't say how many times they snapped it though - rumour has it more than once...
KRviator
It parted once only, this was repaired by the tracks maintenance team. As it only pated on ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BHP_Billiton]BHP Run on 21 June 2001, comprising 682 wagons and hauled by eight 6000 hp General Electric [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G ...

[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BHP_Billiton]BHP Run on 21 June 2001, comprising 682 wagons and hauled by eight 6000 hp General Electric [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GE_AC6000CW]GE AC6000CW d ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]The whole point of escalators is that even if they aren't working they are still essentially a set of stairs. [/quote]Not when they are barricaded off as at Southern Cro ...

[quote=Nightfire][quote]I just think dropping from 750hp to 650hp is more trouble than it is worth. Are we really going save that much in fuel by dropping 100hp per car?[/quote]I'm guessing PTV V/Line ...

[quote=Duncs][quote][quote]I just think dropping from 750hp to 650hp is more trouble than it is worth. Are we really going save that much in fuel by dropping 100hp per car?[/quote]Changing a diesel en ...

Its great to see it finally running, just a small issue, Its builders advertised its power ss 7000bhp, during its actual working life they had no trouble getting over 6000BHP at the drawbar. So curren ...

I just think dropping from 750hp to 650hp is more trouble than it is worth. Are we really going save that much in fuel by dropping 100hp per car?
Duncs
Changing a diesel engines power is ...

[quote=LancedDendrite]Some context is required: Union Pacific's heritage steam program has been running continuously since 1960 when they preserved UP844 (the other locomotive on that train running th ...

[quote=kitchgp]Perhaps it is software-implemented and the higher power can be restored at the “flick of a switch”. A sort of reverse of what VW did with its diesel engines in the emissions scandal ...

650 hp engine would provide about the same power as sprinters.
How would it cope climbing the Islington Bank for Baccus Marsh to Ballan on the Ballarat line?
Duncs
Only los ...

[quote=jakar][quote]and with that one can see exactly what the drivers is doing.[/quote]

Actually no, you can't. All you can see is what the brake pipe pressure is on the carriages. You don't know if ...

4014 is travelling to Ogden now double heading with 844, only passengers were to be company people. THey are now offering 82 seats to the general public. Normal car seat $2000, Dome car seat $3000.


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[quote=jakar][quote]Weight is not an issue.[/quote]

The weight itself may not be, but stopping distances in a worst case scenario certainly are.

[quote]No Vline train on normal service uses its br ...

[quote=jakar][quote]considering that an endeavour / xplorer weighs 57 tonnes per carriage I would hardly call 3 tonnes extra for a newer vehicle with an upgraded shell, engine and gearbox overweight. ...

[quote=kitchgp]If the VLocity buffet trailer is unpowered it will weigh about the same as the current VLocity trailer.

160 km/h running is not absolutely necessary for the long-haul VLocity. Albur ...

UP 4014 in steam, video published on the 27-4,

Ignore the music at the start and its clearly still building up pressure.

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-hGabZ3pPY]https://www.youtube.com/ ...

No need to get personal gentlemen.
THe Vinelander fired the first shot, in this case Ifelt it necesary to defend myself.

A couple of points............

You cannot faiirly catagoris ...

Post Script to the above..............

As previously mentioned I am a VERY keen student of engineering and all things scientific. I HAVE NOT the slightest interest in Business or politics.

woodf ...

[quote=woodford][quote][quote]I will bite.

2.4m is far too narrow these days with many vehicles now popular being around 1.8m wide. Victrack state it is not their fault and say they have built th ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I will bite.

2.4m is far too narrow these days with many vehicles now popular being around 1.8m wide. Victrack state it is not their fault and say they have built the ...

Sadly narrow car parking spaces now are all to common, in Benalla  Permewans. SSW and the main car park behind the main st shopping centre are all narrow. The station is worse as most of the spaces ha ...

Posted 26 Apr 2019 19:20 in Victoria by woodford

I have noticed one of the SG N sets (4 car plus power van) being used on the Albury line has 2 interesting vehicles on it. The Albury end car has JUST been done up, all underside components including  ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]A short comment on the probable condition of the vehicles.......................

THe car they delivered to Violet Town is a 2nd class sleeper, all strip out. The story ...

A short comment on the probable condition of the vehicles.......................

THe car they delivered to Violet Town is a 2nd class sleeper, all strip out. The story I was told was it was purchas ...

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