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Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th October 2018, 07:08
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, I am presuming that the reason that...

G'day BW,
I am presuming that the reason that ATP was not extended into the Brissy Metrop would be due to the pricetag for the myriad of signals involved.
I did not think much of the QR AWS system....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th October 2018, 07:41
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By aussiesteve
AWS SPAD in Brisbane QLD

G'day,
I have always wondered why the QR did not extend the ATP that was introduced on the North Coast line down into the Brissy Metrop.
Only AWS exists in the Brissy Metrop.
The ATSB has...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 26th September 2018, 06:12
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By aussiesteve
Hmm, I can finally take a squiz at some of the...

Hmm, I can finally take a squiz at some of the video clips here at the library.
This appears to be Wynyard.
The Rusty Train Museum Baldwin 5910 being piloted by an 86'er.
Freighters would...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th September 2018, 09:05
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Yeh, the Tassie rail incident has...

G'day BW,
Yeh, the Tassie rail incident has caused some interest.
The Driverless Metro is still scheduled to start rattling in smog hollow next year.
Tasrail management were VERY quick to publish...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd September 2018, 08:37
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By aussiesteve
Unstoppable

G'day,
The wheels fell off down in Tassie on friday morning.
An initial ATSB R0-2018-014 report indicates that the Tasrail Railton Cement train was derailed intentionally in Devonport yard.
The...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 13th September 2018, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW and Syd, F212 should look familiar. ...

G'day BW and Syd,
F212 should look familiar.
The Mexican (VR) F class were built on the UK.
Just had the wheel axles stretched a tad for the Mexican Irish gauge.
The DERM is one of the Mexican...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 10th September 2018, 06:11
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, The AIS / BHP / Bluescope / ? /...

G'day BW,
The AIS / BHP / Bluescope / ? / Steelworks at Port Kembla had it's own loco fleet.
Initially soot belchers, then EE diesels.
Today, many of them EEs are kyboshed.
PN performs much of...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 6th September 2018, 07:16
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Ah, you could squiz me video clip...

G'day BW,
Ah, you could squiz me video clip upload, I was not sure if it came out ok.
Also I did a typo with the title, Should be Maydena.
Yes, I have squizzed a bit of soot belcher wheel slip...
Forum: Say Hello 1st September 2018, 09:38
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day LAP72, A tad more scrub surrounding our...

G'day LAP72,
A tad more scrub surrounding our Ben Amera, aka Uluru.
It would be interesting to compare sunset images of Ben Amera with our Uluru.
Vivid colours do occur.
Long way to the railway...
Forum: Say Hello 1st September 2018, 09:26
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Fearless, Shift work was fun. HA! ...

G'day Fearless,
Shift work was fun.
HA!
But, like all else, you get used to it.
I can tell you that there ain't nothing more pleasant than reclining the seat back while waiting for the road....
Forum: Say Hello 30th August 2018, 06:50
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Fearless and BW, Not sure what the...

G'day Fearless and BW,
Not sure what the current PPE SHE (used to be dubbed OH&S) regs are up in the UK.
Personal protection equipment now requires all train crew and anybody on or about the track...
Forum: Say Hello 29th August 2018, 07:27
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, I have found yer Kings Lynn route...

G'day BW,
I have found yer Kings Lynn route diagrams.
96 miles from London town equates to the same distance that Lithgow be from smog hollow town.
What is the steepest grade encountered en route...
Forum: Say Hello 29th August 2018, 07:22
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Fearless, We had, still do but not as...

G'day Fearless,
We had, still do but not as many, some EEs Down-Under.
Got to drive em down in Tassie.
While I am an Aussie Alco nutter, them EEs come in a close second.
Steve.
Forum: Say Hello 28th August 2018, 11:19
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Salt mines with dirty laundry, surly...

G'day BW,
Salt mines with dirty laundry, surly would dry very Crusty.
Ok, I shall take another squiz at them nr archives pdf files.
Yes, I always download stuff, to save and later squiz.
My el...
Forum: Say Hello 21st August 2018, 07:59
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By aussiesteve
Hi Ya BW, The brainiac on that game show...

Hi Ya BW,
The brainiac on that game show Pointless says that, but not the BW part.
Found yer archive track route diags very interesting.
Snavelled em all while at the local library yesterday....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th August 2018, 06:31
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By aussiesteve
Steam on the Main South

Finally, the TAA (train alteration advice) has been published by ARTC mob.
So, the proposed rail cruise from Sydney to Albury and into Victoria is now confirmed....
Forum: Say Hello 16th July 2018, 08:21
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Sally and Ed, Do you need another Aussie...

G'day Sally and Ed,
Do you need another Aussie to help carry yer bags ?
I am most envious.
Plus, totally frozen here.
Bon Voyage.
Steve.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd June 2018, 07:32
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Tonyharker, I am a disgruntled old bloke...

G'day Tonyharker,
I am a disgruntled old bloke who is disrespectful to many things.
Soot belchers might be good to look at and take for a ride these days.
But, I doubt that many engineman would...
Forum: Say Hello 20th June 2018, 06:24
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Metalman, As Tony commented, I am sure...

G'day Metalman,
As Tony commented, I am sure that some US rail historical society may be interested in the book.
The C&NW society especially.
As to the value of the book, well that depends upon...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th June 2018, 05:58
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By aussiesteve
A pig goes to the pen

G'day,
Just copped some news from the Rusty Train Museum, Thirlmere NSW that ex NSWR soot belcher 3642 is to retire from active service.
The final Main Line run will be on july 1st, heading south...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th May 2018, 08:07
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Hereward, Yeh, Byron Bay is an...

G'day Hereward,
Yeh, Byron Bay is an interesting location.
Go inland and up a bit into the hills and they grow that funny weed.
But, I am sure that the owners of the resort to where the solar...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th May 2018, 08:34
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Richard and Tony, If I wanna squiz...

G'day Richard and Tony,
If I wanna squiz trains, I gotta motor a distance.
Nothing much occurs here around Bathurst these days.
I used to be able to belt a goodly distance in a day.
But, now that...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th May 2018, 10:37
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Tony, Crikey, if I had driven 465 miles...

G'day Tony,
Crikey, if I had driven 465 miles EACH way, the boys in blue would have arrested me for dangerous driving.
HA!
465 miles was me total odometer reading for the big day out.
Well in...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th May 2018, 08:20
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By aussiesteve
What is it about trains ?

What is it about trains ?
Especially soot belching things.
Yesterday, I drove a total of 749 kms, departing home in a frosty pre-dawn at 0540 and arriving at The Richomnd Vale at 1045.
After the...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 21st April 2018, 06:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By aussiesteve
One of the worst episodes that I recollect from...

One of the worst episodes that I recollect from back when I was doing battle down in smog hollow, occurred on a week-end.
Trackwork was scheduled and consequently trains were only going one way...
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