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    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Thanks Sulla.
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 16-Mar-2017, 08:24 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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bear/sulla1/Townsville correspondents - I left Townsville in 2011 and since then South Yard has gone. 2 then neighbours of mine were part of a preservation group with a lot of stored gear that operat...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 15-Mar-2017, 07:58 AM
    Thread: Kippa Ring Timetable Complaints.
Post: RE: Kippa Ring Timetable Complaints.

None of this worries us Wynnum boys anyway.
D17 No.122 Queensland 3 6,003 07-Oct-2016, 08:15 AM
    Thread: Kippa Ring Timetable Complaints.
Post: Kippa Ring Timetable Complaints.

ABC radio taking many calls complaining this morning about Petrie ( now Kippa Ring ) trains no longer stopping at Toombul ( Caboolture trains already express ). Most of these residents complaining liv...
D17 No.122 Queensland 3 6,003 06-Oct-2016, 03:56 PM
    Thread: Petrie to Redcliffe
Post: RE: Petrie to Redcliffe

Premier was buttonholed on ABC radio talkback this morning about her promise 5 years ago as then Transport Minister to duplicate line to at least Nambour ASAP. He pointed out a 3 hour car trip to Air...
D17 No.122 Queensland 99 64,242 30-Sep-2016, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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2473+2472 dropped off new rail between Wynnum North and Wynnum early this morning. Also noticed a speed board reminding to slow to 50 ( the official speed ) on the curve between the 2 stations.  Havi...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 26-Sep-2016, 08:33 AM
    Thread: NGR and the disabled.
Post: NGR and the disabled.

I understand the new NGR sets are walk through with the Guard to be located at the rear. As all know the disabled and many of the elderly on walking frames wait at the centre of the platform for Guar...
D17 No.122 Queensland 0 3,748 09-Jun-2016, 11:20 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Noted elsewhere that Victoria ordering 65 new 7 car sets - all BUILT IN VICTORIA. Why can't we support local industry.
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 19-Mar-2016, 08:15 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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1450 class was my favourite of the early DELS. I hope I last long enough to see it running again.
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 25-Feb-2016, 10:55 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Travelled to Gladstone and back on RTT for the first time. Although in Cattle Class I was very impressed with the cleanliness, service, food and courteous staff. My only negative comment is in the t...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 06-Oct-2015, 07:31 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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New and enlarged crew accommodation at Manly well underway. It is located well west of the current small units, and judging by earth works going on adjacent to the line at the northern end of the yar...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 24-Aug-2015, 08:29 AM
    Thread: 1720's - Operational, stored or scrapped?
Post: RE: 1720's - Operational, stored or scrapped?

During the previous weekend closure on the Cleveland line 5 weeks ago a shunting mishap at Manly with the ballast train saw re sleepering just to the east of Wynnum North not completed. This morning...
D17 No.122 Queensland 751 232,644 04-Aug-2015, 07:20 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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That last 150 metres of re sleepering outside Wynnum North was not completed. The ballast train ( as I read on RP by another contributor ) had an incident at Manly when the locos ran round the train....
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 24-Jun-2015, 08:57 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Work continued throughout the night with new rail and concrete sleepers laid through the platform area. Work briefly ceased about 0400 after which ballast train returned with same locos as yesterday, ...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 21-Jun-2015, 03:18 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Wee small hours here too at Wynnum North by the looks. As of 2230 works continuing, which started at 0200 this morning.
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 20-Jun-2015, 10:29 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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The ballast question has been answered. As of 1730 trucks are delivering the ballast and piling it in the station carpark, for transfer to the track by heavy equipment.
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 20-Jun-2015, 05:51 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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The spoils train headed by 2413+2414 which has been in Wynnum North platform since about 0700 this morning and running wrong road has finally headed back towards the City at 1515. The train extended ...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 20-Jun-2015, 03:52 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Cleveland line closure this weekend. Here at Wynnum North new rail and concrete sleepers to be laid on DOWN line from 200 metres to the east through platform to Wynnum North Road level crossing. Lev...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 20-Jun-2015, 08:03 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Problems at Wynnum North Monday night. The 2204 City bound 6 car EMU service failed on the DOWN line on departure from Wynnum North. The nearby boom gates remained closed for 10 mins before being ra...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 31-Mar-2015, 08:07 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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Just as well I got in early with that old rail pic as all those leftovers from the weekend work were removed the following day. In the same batch of rails there was another one with 94lb stamped on i...
D17 No.122 Queensland 7,231 2,637,270 06-Mar-2015, 08:01 AM