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Forum: Railway Stations Today, 06:53
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By aussiesteve
Residential railway stations

G'day,
Last nite I was viewing a 2014 episode of Escape to the Country on late nite tv.
I was stunned to see the "mystery house" being an actual railway station.
Clairsdale (?).
Apparently within...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th February 2019, 07:30
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By aussiesteve
Ok Carrot, I might google for some info when I...

Ok Carrot,
I might google for some info when I am next at the local library.
The Kiwis had a rail car set comprising two cars, one being the motor car with some seats attached to the trailer car....
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 26th January 2019, 08:30
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Cliff, I would be interested to hear the...

G'day Cliff,
I would be interested to hear the sound of a Sulzer donk.
Just two Sulzer locomotive classes existed down-under.
Both narrow gauge and operated by the Commonwealth Railways.
The...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st January 2019, 05:02
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, The ATSB (OTSI) have released an update....

G'day,
The ATSB (OTSI) have released an update.
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/rair/ro-2018-004/#tab_1_content
The preliminary report provided some details of the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th January 2019, 06:16
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By aussiesteve
Oi, like all Bananabenders, I was weaned and grew...

Oi, like all Bananabenders, I was weaned and grew up on Castlemaine XXXX.
Being dragged up to the local pub along with the hound dog.
Perched outside with the other brats and hound dogs.
And a...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 14th January 2019, 04:40
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By aussiesteve
AH, at the local library today and googling. I...

AH, at the local library today and googling.
I have found a blood alcohol comparison web page.
So, I now constumble your method.
50 mg per 100ml being the equivalent of our 0.05%.
So, yer 30 mg...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th January 2019, 08:45
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By aussiesteve
General motorists here are a max of 0.05 %. P...

General motorists here are a max of 0.05 %.
P platers are 0.02% max.
But, transport workers, 0.0%.
I am not sure what that relates to in regard to mg per ml.
Motorists who blow the bag at a...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th January 2019, 02:41
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By aussiesteve
Hmm, I guess that will be one lokfuehrer looking...

Hmm, I guess that will be one lokfuehrer looking for another occupation.
And, possibly doing time if the DB regs are as strict as other countries.
0 blood alcohol level here for rail transport...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th January 2019, 06:22
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By aussiesteve
Yes, the news video and photos do make one wonder...

Yes, the news video and photos do make one wonder about the security of such tarpaulin style trailers.
The loaded trailers with tarpaulins shredded don't appear to possess any internal load...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th January 2019, 04:26
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Carrot, An interesting DMU, code DEMU...

G'day Carrot,
An interesting DMU, code DEMU which I presume infers diesel electric multiple unit.
A power car with accommodation at each end of the train.
I am wondering what horsepower rating the...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 12th December 2018, 05:06
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By aussiesteve
Yeh, no good for somebody suffering from...

Yeh, no good for somebody suffering from Acrophobia, or as Hitchcock preferred, Vertigo.
Go home and hurl the clobber into the wash to soak out all the soot and cinders.
Just hope that somebody...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th December 2018, 08:52
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By aussiesteve
Qube 2017 run-away ATSB report

G'day,
Having snavelled a recently published ATSB rail incident report concerning a run-away in 2017, I have discovered something.
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5775362/ro-2017-001-final.pdf
At...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th December 2018, 07:59
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Philip, I normally only snavel you tuber...

G'day Philip,
I normally only snavel you tuber video clips while at the library to later view at home.
Time is ticking when you log on.
So, I don't carry any earplug headphones when hoofing down...
Forum: Railway Stations 3rd December 2018, 04:33
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By aussiesteve
An impressive station indeed. I like the old...

An impressive station indeed.
I like the old timer train departures display board.
Our smog hollow Sydney Terminal station had an impressive "manual" train departures board.
Replaced by digital...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd December 2018, 04:23
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By aussiesteve
Just as well that the library don't permit SOUND....

Just as well that the library don't permit SOUND.
I have viewed the clip in silence.
The clip presenter does appear to open his mouth a lot.
I am wondering how comfy them seats are.
And, safety...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th November 2018, 07:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,550
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, The LONG awaited EUB incident report...

G'day,
The LONG awaited EUB incident report concerning Bad Aibling has finally been published....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th November 2018, 07:06
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, HMMM, a most interesting corro release...

G'day,
HMMM, a most interesting corro release from ONRSR mob who are investigating the Pilbara run-away....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th November 2018, 07:31
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By aussiesteve
I notice the comment in the press; "Train emerged...

I notice the comment in the press; "Train emerged victor".
Level crossing incidents can have devastating consequences.
But, at least there were no injuries.
Here, motorists who cause an incident...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th November 2018, 05:36
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By aussiesteve
The ATSB have released a preliminary report about...

The ATSB have released a preliminary report about the Railton cement "unstoppable".
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/rair/ro-2018-014/#tab_1_content
Video and audio...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th November 2018, 05:32
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day All, Yeh, no Xmas bonus for BHP bods. ...

G'day All,
Yeh, no Xmas bonus for BHP bods.
Train derailments in the Pilbara are spectacular.
I remember one occurring in the Hamersley Iron yard at 7 mile (7 miles inland from Dampier WA) during...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th November 2018, 07:34
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Loco wise here in NSW, 1981 for the...

G'day BW,
Loco wise here in NSW, 1981 for the implementation of the spring parker.
EMU wise, 1979 (though I might be slightly wrong there, it may have been 1978).
Prior to that, either ratchet (HA...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th November 2018, 03:16
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW and Philip, Yes, the Westinghouse air...

G'day BW and Philip,
Yes, the Westinghouse air brake was a marvelous invention back in the 1880s.
But, it does have limitations.
Nothing is air tight, and air can eventually leak off.
BW, surely...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th November 2018, 04:59
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By aussiesteve
BHP runs away

G'day,
OZZI OZZI OZZI OI OI OI.
No, not our cricket chant.
We have managed to do it again.
UNSTOPPABLE.
Yesterday, a BHP ore train MO2712 comprising 4 locos and 268 wagons RAN AWAY.
It rolled...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd October 2018, 04:59
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, Viewing some of the Indian Railway cab...

G'day,
Viewing some of the Indian Railway cab ride You Tuber video clips is also a tad hair raising.
And from other sources, it can be very bad for a train driver who runs over a sacred cow.
I am...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd October 2018, 04:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, I have scrounged the EUB incident report...

G'day,
I have scrounged the EUB incident report to the ICE derailment in 2008 inside Landruecken tunnel web link.
The then longest railway tunnel in Deutschland and had a crossover inside the...
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