"Maybe Asciano is trying to increase the sale price of the Tasmanian network."
The only infrastructure Asciano own is the Melba Line. QR with Van Ek have the contract to undertake the second stage of capital works on the active Tasmania Railway Network. The Crown own the active and inactive networks and have full control over the implementation of capital works. Asciano are only responsible for management and maintenance of the active network.
Has anyone heard of any feedback from the drivers on the effects that the current round of trackwork is having. I was just wondering if the trains a riding better and whether they are getting better running times from the trains now.
Bit to early at this stage. Take a bit more than a few sleepers to improve the ride quality. Maybe once the qr contract is finished there may be a some improvements. A lot of track tampering is required.
There has been some improvement in the Southern Main, some sleepers,ballast and tampering has been done and a few restrictions have been lifted or shortened....the new bridge at Brighton is well underway....
The gear in devonport went over to Burnie today. One of my enthusiast colleagues up here who chased the movement told me that every crossing was manned and when he went to take a shot a Lillico road the guy told him he couldnt photograph.
Surely this guy didnt have a right to do that? As long as my mate was his 3 meters clear of the running line and on public property he'd be well within his rights, wouldnt he?
I'm open to correction, in fact I wouldnt mind clarification of Tasmania's laws and such regarding photographer's rights.
"when he went to take a shot a Lillico road the guy told him he couldnt photograph".
You are quite right, there is no Australian legislation that prohibits taking photographs of Rail Equipment or Infrastructure as long as you do not break the Law doing so.
I think this same subject was in either a rail magasine or another Railpage forum.