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    Thread: Finke (Old Central Australia Railway)
Post: Finke (Old Central Australia Railway)

Hi all From what I can gather was the Finke River on the old Central Australia Railway crossed on the level or was it originally a bridge that got washed away in a flood and what that bridge anything...
gregrudd Northern Territory 0 3,232 13-Jan-2011, 07:19 AM
    Thread: Courier-Mail: Taxpayers fork out for rural rail services
Post: RE: Courier-Mail: Taxpayers fork out for rural rai...

Sound like a bit of kite flying from treasury/dept of transport
gregrudd Queensland 30 18,326 22-Jun-2010, 09:57 AM
    Thread: Sparks for Adelaide
Post: RE: Sparks for Adelaide

I cant see Sydney moving away from 1500v dc any time soon due to the amount of renewal work that has been taking place since the mid 90's. As to the Blue Mountains be prepared for truncation back to e...
gregrudd South Australia 11 9,422 22-Jun-2010, 09:10 AM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: RE: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

Sounds like one big gravy train. I think something like this happened in the UK post privatisation
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 35 27,923 07-Jun-2010, 09:22 AM
    Thread: c.1950 railmotor derailment at Coonabarabran
Post: RE: c.1950 railmotor derailment at Coonabarabran

Interesting to see the condition of the line back then. Having been up there last week I don't think that before closure The line had any real maintainence done since the late 1960's. But think of thi...
gregrudd Railway Archaeology 4 4,319 07-Jun-2010, 09:19 AM
    Thread: Dubbo
Post: RE: Dubbo

Yes the Whitton Wrought Iron Lattice bridges have for the most part have had long lives. It is only now that fatigue and metallurgy issues are starting to catch up with them. Examples of this is that ...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 5 4,686 06-Jun-2010, 11:31 PM
    Thread: General Electric
Post: Re: General Electric

Speaking of GE it is interesting having a look at the 2 loco's they have built for China in the last few months (ES59ACi). To my eyes she is a strange looking thing which looks like they took the cab ...
gregrudd Locomotives and Rolling Stock 5 3,893 11-Mar-2009, 04:43 PM
    Thread: [SMH] Derailed: no power for new carriages
Post: [SMH] Derailed: no power for new carriages

http://www.smh.com.au/national/derailed-...ml?page=-1 Derailed: no power for new carriages     * Linton Besser     * March 10, 2009 THE CityRail network has insufficient electric power to run the b...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 4 3,812 10-Mar-2009, 09:54 AM
    Thread: SMH Letters Sydney to Brisbane railway has crooked track record
Post: Re: SMH Letters Sydney to Brisbane railway has cro...

I have a simple solution to the Sydney Brisbane line! Straighten up the curves, put the axle loads upto 32t and then increase the loading gauge to handle double stacks and TOFC and then you are on a ...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 4 3,360 05-Feb-2009, 01:56 PM
    Thread: Old time single decker.
Post: Re: Old time single decker.

Definately out on the East Hills line! It looks Revesby in the 70's!!!
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 19 10,205 04-Feb-2009, 07:58 AM
    Thread: SMH Metro plan threatens to derail city
Post: SMH Metro plan threatens to derail city

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/metr...ntentSwap1 Metro plan threatens to derail city   Linton Besser Transport Reporter January 21, 2009 Advertisement THE chief executive of RailCorp, Rob M...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 0 1,423 21-Jan-2009, 05:47 PM
    Thread: SMH Letters Sydney to Brisbane railway has crooked track record
Post: SMH Letters Sydney to Brisbane railway has crooked...

http://www.smh.com.au/letters/?page=full...ntentSwap2 Sydney to Brisbane railway has crooked track record   There is no doubt that the Pacific Highway has a bad safety record, and that it needs u...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 4 3,360 21-Jan-2009, 09:27 AM
    Thread: QRN 3800's Elecs
Post: Re: QRN 3800's Elecs

(31-Aug-2008, 09:23 PM)BLAZE link Wrote:3 guesses who just posted this above info on another rail forum claiming it as his own info...yep thats him. :grr :bat :bat Mate Would you like some concrete s...
gregrudd Locomotives and Rolling Stock 161 61,020 31-Dec-2008, 07:49 AM
    Thread: Could PN be up for sale/break up soon
Post: Could PN be up for sale/break up soon

http://business.smh.com.au/business/asci...-5m4o.html The stapled securities of Asciano Group have been placed in a trading halt, after the transport infrastructure company's shares fell by almost 60...
gregrudd General 0 1,695 11-Nov-2008, 10:55 AM
    Thread: SMH - Rail Links Shelved
Post: SMH - Rail Links Shelved

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/rail...10551.html The Rees Government will shelve construction of the south-west rail link in addition to axing the North-West Metro as it grapples with a budget...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 0 1,375 31-Oct-2008, 02:05 PM
    Thread: 3265 passes hydrostatic test
Post: 3265 passes hydrostatic test

Hi all I have heard reports that 3265's new boiler had passed its hydrostatic test yesterday and has been tested to 1650 kpa.  Apparently the steam test is to be done next week with fitting of the bo...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 8 6,205 09-Oct-2008, 10:46 AM
    Thread: SMH - Rees seizes the controls of runaway RailCorp
Post: Re: SMH - Rees seizes the controls of runaway Rail...

Further news on this according to ABC it is now official.
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 1 1,910 08-Oct-2008, 11:31 AM
    Thread: SMH - Rees seizes the controls of runaway RailCorp
Post: SMH - Rees seizes the controls of runaway RailCorp

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/rees...ntentSwap1 NATHAN REES will wind the clock back when he announces plans today to overhaul RailCorp's management, and ditch the market-style corporate model ...
gregrudd New South Wales & ACT 1 1,910 08-Oct-2008, 06:46 AM
    Thread: Fire Connex, transport expert says
Post: Fire Connex, transport expert says

http://www.theage.com.au/national/fire-c...ml?page=-1 RAIL operator Connex should be sacked and management of Melbourne's suburban trains brought back into public hands, prominent transport academic ...
gregrudd Victoria 1 1,935 20-Aug-2008, 08:44 AM
    Thread: F'wit of the week award
Post: Re: F'wit of the week award

I would say that they were graffiti types.
gregrudd General 7 4,978 15-Aug-2008, 10:39 AM