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xplorer2501

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Hi all,

Have uploaded some photos to my Flickr page for those interested in seeing the new NSW TrainLink signage and the cut and cover job they have done. Canberra was done at around the same time  ...

Did anyone manage to see the new Spirit of the Outback consist? Smile
Update on the Spirit of the Outback:

For now until April the service will feature two sleeper carriages, one Restaurant Car an ...

Factsheets have now been added with updated information for the Spirit of the Outback, Westlander and Inlander.

Spirit of the Outback will become a 9 carriage consist on the 13th April with the ad ...

Another update from Queensland Rail regarding the Spirit of the Outback. From 3rd January there will be no lounge, club or composite car onboard only a dining car, two sleepers, two sitters plus the s ...

Composite sleeper comprises of three triple berths and four twinettes.

QueenslandRail are slowly announcing their changes to offerings to the onboard product for services using M series carriages which are to be retired at years end. There are yet to be fully revealed ch ...

Posted 01 Aug 2013 22:02 in Queensland by xplorer2501

Thanks, I have spent ages looking for information on the Expo '88 Monorail and where it ended up, finally someone has added info as to where it was relocated to!

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Posted 10 Jun 2013 18:24 in Queensland by xplorer2501

[quote=Gaz170]There's 2 monorails here, 1 at Seaworld (using tracks and trains originally from Expo 88 IIRC) and one at Broadbeach, linking The Oasis centre with Jupiters casino. There was talk of ex ...

Posted 21 Feb 2013 16:26 in ACT by xplorer2501

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Any plans for 1210, for the Canberra 100 celebrations? I thought I heard something about recreating the first train into Canberra....<span style="font-size: 16px; line-he ...

Went past Coolac a few weeks ago and Super Chook is sitting on a property on the old alignment of the Hume.

Posted 24 May 2012 20:39 in Sydney Suburban by xplorer2501

Good afternoon everyone,I've spotted quite lately a Waratah at AMF with the desto doing somethign strange. The desto seems to have a "screensaver" where a yellow horizontal light goes across the desto ...

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/monovision-for-tuggeranong-20120328-1vy42.htmlHell even the Tuggeranong Community Council is trying to make their voices heard. Thankfully they have no pull in ...

It would be nice if they preserved some of the cars in a museum (as per some other posters here have mentioned) but you would have to find the space and someone who was willing to exhibit it as a stat ...

Raichase, what say you to retaining a whole set and the Powerhouse Museum station as a static display in itself? :lol:It's a question of time, money and space - what's the point of keeping an entire s ...

A System similar to that used on some JapanRail East trains would suffice in providing information to passengers regarding delays. Apart from making announcements, there are two LCD screens over the d ...

Posted 01 Mar 2012 13:39 in News by xplorer2501

[quote="Dulwich Hill light rail plan on track"]
WORK on the light rail extension to Dulwich Hill will not be delayed despite toxins being found along the route, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian s ...

no i don't see the benefit. if i want food or a paper I go to my wallet and get cash or my eftpos card out and pay for the item. If i want a train ticket I pay for it with spare change in my wallet mo ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kommissar_todd06/sets/72157622277677651/

This is one of my set's that has some photos of 8005.

Now from an outsiders perspective I would suggest that just running the RM's from Clarance to Top points (a shorter trip) only would be a better  option then turning people away.

Regards

Robert

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The company that is carrying out the works on the station have some information up on their website: http://www.degnan.com.au/product_detail.php?catid=219

These clocks are nothing new, and personally are fantastic (Especially for large companies dealing with a lot of shiftwork)! They ensure that the staff get payed for the amount of hours they actually  ...

Posted 25 Jun 2011 19:40 in Sydney Suburban by xplorer2501

....H Sets...have buttons for short platform use as their main function, but I am yet to see them used.

This is the main point, why have buttons on newer trains if their intention was not fulfille ...

Posted 25 Jun 2011 17:34 in Sydney Suburban by xplorer2501

C Sets had buttons and T Sets had pull handles for the purpose of keeping the loss of air con to a minimum, similar to other cities. G Sets, H Sets, and Endeavours (Even Xplorers) have buttons for sho ...

When leaving the airport stations, I normally go to the machine and purchase a Transfer ticket (Airport/domestic trasnfer) and then buy a my multi from the window. Works out alot cheaper ($5 for the t ...

Posted 09 May 2011 23:22 in Queensland by xplorer2501

That looks fantastic! Love the new QueenslandRail livery on the power cars, and the multi coloured Aboriginal designs on the carriages look fantastic! Cannot wait to see it in person.

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