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    Thread: Everyday Tasmanian Sightings
Post: RE: Everyday Tasmanian Sightings

Visited the Apple Isle in early to mid-April. Loved the West Coast Wilderness Rail (Abt) experience (Queenstown to Strahan). Don River Railway precinct had a quaint little section to run over in the M...
fifi Tasmania 15 10,890 10-May-2013, 09:54 PM
    Thread: Anyone Want to Buy a (Slightly Burnt) Railmotor?
Post: RE: Anyone Want to Buy a (Slightly Burnt) Railmoto...

Saw that one while having a delightful meal at the station recently. Wondered what happened to her.
fifi Tasmania 3 4,392 10-May-2013, 09:38 PM
    Thread: "The Hit and Near miss file" & stuck under bridge.
Post: RE: "The Hit and Near miss file"

I've used the power of these LX cameras. Reported a near miss at Bowen recently, followed it up with a special incident statement to Control; a request was made of the local constabulary to retrieve t...
fifi Queensland 203 96,070 16-Nov-2011, 10:16 PM
    Thread: Drivers vs Guards
Post: RE: Cairns District Observations

Sainty's watch is probably early. Bloody Guards with their sharp pencils... :evil
fifi General 48 24,245 13-Jan-2011, 09:04 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

Didja see how sparkly they were??
fifi Queensland 7,231 2,637,278 06-Dec-2010, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Innisfail Semaphore Signals
Post: RE: Innisfail Semaphore Signals

At Innisfail they use the Calling-on signal when a train is admitted to the Loop, instead of the usual Main Line. It's a smaller signal than usual, with the red/white/red stripes running along it's le...
fifi Queensland 35 18,637 22-Oct-2010, 09:55 PM
    Thread: Non Qld made coaches in Qld
Post: RE: Non Qld made coaches in Qld

Some of the NSW stainless coaches moved from Townsville South Yard to a property west of the town several years ago. Then nearly 2 years ago most of them were moved back down south somewhere. Very dis...
fifi Locomotives and Rolling Stock 7 5,998 22-Oct-2010, 09:42 PM
    Thread: Roadtrip TSV - BNE
Post: RE: Roadtrip TSV - BNE

You might want to call in to Mackay Harbour vicinity to have a Bo-Peep at the Mackay Heritage Rail Group's efforts, on your way back. They're only really there on a Sat morning.
fifi Queensland 8 5,113 22-Oct-2010, 09:29 PM
    Thread: Wanted DL diagrams
Post: RE: Wanted DL diagrams

Changing into what, a really big DL?? Good to see that he hasn't lost it...
fifi Locomotives and Rolling Stock 23 15,083 08-Aug-2010, 12:26 AM
    Thread: Wanted DL diagrams
Post: RE: Wanted DL diagrams

Trust Paul to get in the way :( But wait, is that a screwdriver in his hand? Is he doing some work...?
fifi Locomotives and Rolling Stock 23 15,083 05-Aug-2010, 10:32 PM
    Thread: Diesel Driver For A Day
Post: RE: Diesel Driver For A Day

You've got a grin like a Cheshire Cat, Clinton :)
fifi General 20 11,626 24-Jun-2010, 08:13 PM
    Thread: Sainty's Abbot Point - Bogie River Observations
Post: RE: Sainty's Abbot Point - Bogie River Observation...

Running out of fuel is Drivers' error. Or else there's an EPA issue along the way, somewhere.
fifi Queensland 31 13,231 20-Jun-2010, 10:03 AM
    Thread: Queensland's second city
Post: Re: Queensland's second city

Moving the South Yard shunting complex out to Stuart/Cluden has been on the cards for some years now.
fifi Queensland 44 15,328 04-Jun-2010, 08:58 PM
    Thread: Queensland's second city
Post: Re: Queensland's second city

Station-cum-bridge is the reason for the cost blowout, I'm told.
fifi Queensland 44 15,328 31-May-2010, 05:25 PM
    Thread: Caboolture Turntable
Post: Re: Caboolture Turntable

What usable length, weight, and method of operation?
fifi Queensland 12 7,120 28-May-2010, 07:06 PM
    Thread: SIGQ Signalling Interest Group Queensland
Post: Re: SIGQ Signalling Interest Group Queensland

Why doesn't Graham have a cloth/rag in his hands as he pulls the roads?
fifi Queensland 244 113,664 28-May-2010, 06:59 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: Re: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

I s'pose that's one way of thinning out the idiot international drivers, who still think they're at home on the wrong side of the road, GE.  :evil
fifi Queensland 7,231 2,637,278 27-May-2010, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Coal dust causing track damage
Post: Re: Coal dust causing track damage

Grantham, that 4 km-long 10 km/hr could also be due to proximity to loading/unloading facilities and associated infrastructure/vehicular movements, weight/length of trains slowed deliberately to ensur...
fifi General 20 9,820 24-May-2010, 05:43 AM
    Thread: Coal dust causing track damage
Post: Re: Coal dust causing track damage

Wouldn't that be an advantage? Keeping it all as one mass (for those of you whom are scientifically-correct types: please excuse the context in which the term "mass" is used) means less movement, whic...
fifi General 20 9,820 23-May-2010, 08:47 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: Re: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

What are the Pring/Merinda angle points rated at? eg 1 in 8 turnouts? 1 in 12?
fifi Queensland 7,231 2,637,278 23-May-2010, 08:33 PM