New Three way turnout installed in the Downer Maryborough Yards

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

In what has to one of the most unusual heavy rail yard installations in Australia this century, Downer has included a three-way turnout in the rebuilding of its Lower Kent Street Yard in Maryborough. The yard is being expanded as part of the NGR modification project and a new heavy rail three-way turnout installed on solid cast concrete base near the yard throat. The first NGRs are currently being modified in the Maryborough Plant.

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  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Just learned what a 3 way turnout is.  Complicated.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
  Lockspike Deputy Commissioner

Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
YM-Mundrabilla
I think I can interpret this one; "New Generation Rollingstock". It's sad that all new trains have to have a fancy handle for the spin doctors to peddle, to make it look like the govt is doing something
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
YM-Mundrabilla

That's fine, Banana Speakers have never needed to learn what XPTs, Xplorers, CFCLAs, SSRs, Xtrapolii and Velocities are either. All meaningless Mexican acronyms and weasle words to Bananastanians.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
YM_Mundrabilla"
It's a technical term:- Not Goin' Right.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
YM-Mundrabilla
Always amazed by the southern folk who call us Queenslanders names linked to bananas. Seems these poorly educated southerns never learnt in school that Murwillumbah and Coffs Harbour consider themselves major banana producing districts. The lack of education remark is because both these locations are in NSW and Coffs district has a big tourist place called the Big Banana.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
Always amazed by the southern folk who call us Queenslanders names linked to bananas. Seems these poorly educated southerns never learnt in school that Murwillumbah and Coffs Harbour consider themselves major banana producing districts. The lack of education remark is because both these locations are in NSW and Coffs district has a big tourist place called the Big Banana.
petan
Its ok - Victorians are referred to as Cockroaches in NSW - id prefer being called a banana than a cockroach!
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
Always amazed by the southern folk who call us Queenslanders names linked to bananas. Seems these poorly educated southerns never learnt in school that Murwillumbah and Coffs Harbour consider themselves major banana producing districts. The lack of education remark is because both these locations are in NSW and Coffs district has a big tourist place called the Big Banana.
Its ok - Victorians are referred to as Cockroaches in NSW - id prefer being called a banana than a cockroach!
james.au
As long as I'm not called Late to Dinner, I don't mind Laughing
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
(Not that I care - I assume that it is Bananalanguage for which there is probably no Mexican translation).)
Always amazed by the southern folk who call us Queenslanders names linked to bananas. Seems these poorly educated southerns never learnt in school that Murwillumbah and Coffs Harbour consider themselves major banana producing districts. The lack of education remark is because both these locations are in NSW and Coffs district has a big tourist place called the Big Banana.
Its ok - Victorians are referred to as Cockroaches in NSW - id prefer being called a banana than a cockroach!
As long as I'm not called Late to Dinner, I don't mind Laughing
Sulla1
That one i do not get....
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
As long as I'm not called Late to Dinner, I don't mind Laughing
That one i do not get....
james.au
My old man used that expression all the time when we were growing up - it is a play on words.

You can call me anything you like just don't call me late for lunch / dinner

As in don't call me in for lunch after everyone else when the food is all gone.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
It's a technical term:- Not Goin' Right.
Valvegear
Well I was 1/2 guessing Narrow Gauge Railway, so I'm right off the beam....could be hitting the West End a bit Hard.....Razz

Cockroaches eh james, tell ya what, easy..... might roll the the sleeves up I'm finding that a little harsh  !!

Bloody New South Welshman !

BigShunter.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Mexicans yes, but Googling cockroaches says it's a rugby term relating to NSW itself?
  marvin Assistant Commissioner

Location: Mars... "The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds!"
Don't forget that the Rugby League State of Origin is between NSW ("cockroaches") and Queensland ("cane toads"). Both are pests and the terms bestowed upon each other are of course derogatory. Victorians are considered Mexicans to both New South Welshmen and Queenslanders - again derogatory. (Although Qld'ers usually consider anything south of their border to be Mexican.)

marvin
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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Still to learn who or what an NGR is.
It's a technical term:- Not Goin' Right.
Valvegear
Thanks Valvegear.
Yours is the most informative response so far.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
(Although Qld'ers usually consider anything south of their border to be Mexican.)
marvin
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marvin
But this Queenslander did not grow up in Brisbane in the 1950s / 60s and later hearing the term Mexican for Victorians or anyone else in Australia. We called them southerners. The term mexican, to me anyway, is a term imported via second rate yankee television shows for people in the country south of USA, and, as such, is given the same cold shoulder I give to terms like sidewalk and gasoline and similar yankee expressions.

Might be time we returned to the pointwork at Maryborough QLD Australia.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

And Mexico is closer to the equator than the US, so applying that principle to Oz would make Queenslanders "Mexicans".
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
It's all Canadian to me

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