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    Thread: London Post Office Railway
Post: RE: London Post Office Railway

(20-Apr-2011, 01:18 PM)The Doctor Wrote: Wow, that was a brilliant find. I had no idea such a beast exsisted. Its fairly amazing stuff, isn't it. If you liked that, this may be of interest as wel...
colinw General 4 3,000 20-Apr-2011, 05:18 PM
    Thread: Status of MLR Dulwich Hill extension
Post: RE: Status of MLR Dulwich Hill extension

Thanks. Sounds hopeful, particularly the idea of extensions out to the east. Although I won't be happy until I can catch a tram to Watson's Bay :-)
colinw Trams 5 4,292 19-Apr-2011, 08:30 AM
    Thread: Status of MLR Dulwich Hill extension
Post: Status of MLR Dulwich Hill extension

Can anyone enlighten me as to the status of the Sydney Metro Light Rail extension from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill? Is it still on track to open in 2012? Has the election of a new Government in NSW al...
colinw Trams 5 4,292 18-Apr-2011, 03:42 PM
    Thread: Siding at Theebine
Post: RE: Siding at Theebine

(28-Mar-2011, 06:48 PM)Rolls Royce Wrote: And if you really wish to get excited, you can see the old Theebine station behind the school now, adjacent to a large oval, probably about 1km away :) Gun...
colinw Queensland 14 8,485 29-Mar-2011, 09:15 AM
    Thread: Dallarnil (Isis) Branch Line
Post: RE: Dallarnil (Isis) Branch Line

Interesting thread. Looks like quite a significant bridge still intact here.
colinw Railway Archaeology 13 10,899 28-Mar-2011, 05:10 PM
    Thread: Siding at Theebine
Post: RE: Siding at Theebine

(28-Mar-2011, 08:54 AM)StuartL Wrote: (28-Mar-2011, 08:08 AM)Sulla Wrote: I'd say that would be the Kingaroy branch, it diverged south of the station...Google should be able to show the line conti...
colinw Queensland 14 8,485 28-Mar-2011, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tendering process
Post: RE: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tender...

Les, I agree with most of what you have written (particularly about dribbly small orders), and did wonder if the Waratah difficulties were behind this. What I don't understand 'though is why they wo...
colinw Queensland 7 7,520 10-Mar-2011, 03:21 PM
    Thread: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tendering process
Post: RE: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tender...

Brisbane Times: Hundreds of Queensland jobs at risk after company pulls out of QR tender Quote:March 10, 2011 - 11:23AM More than 1000 Australian jobs - most of them in Queensland - will be threaten...
colinw Queensland 7 7,520 10-Mar-2011, 12:02 PM
    Thread: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tendering process
Post: RE: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tender...

Fraser Coast Chronicle: Downer EDI pulls out of $3.2b tender Quote:10th March 2011 HUNDREDS of jobs could be lost in Maryborough after Downer EDi pulled out of a $3.2 billion tender for a 20...
colinw Queensland 7 7,520 10-Mar-2011, 11:45 AM
  Question Thread: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tendering process
Post: Downer EDI pulls out of Queensland Rail tendering ...

It would be interesting to know what is behind this ... http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS...x?id=73904 Quote:Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business The Honourable Jan Jarratt Thursday, Ma...
colinw Queensland 7 7,520 10-Mar-2011, 11:40 AM
    Thread: Toowoomba Range damage
Post: RE: Toowoomba Range damage

Whatever happened to Macarthur Coal's Monto project anyway?
colinw Queensland 83 44,715 14-Feb-2011, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Cairns District Observations
Post: RE: Cairns District Observations

Makes you wonder what some nice modern DMUs (3'6" gauge version of a V/Locity?) would be able to do for some moderate distance commuter runs. I'm thinking specifically Innisfail - Cairns, Ayr - Towns...
colinw Queensland 503 248,734 08-Feb-2011, 09:29 AM
    Thread: EMU Preservation
Post: RE: EMU Preservation

I was kind of hoping it could be restored to look like this ... [Image: http://sites.google.com/site/queenslandg...7a13b1.jpg] I like Shane's suggestion of preserving 3901 as well. Great locomotive ...
colinw Queensland 29 18,601 02-Feb-2011, 03:23 PM
    Thread: Toowoomba Range damage
Post: RE: Toowoomba Range damage

(27-Jan-2011, 07:03 PM)Graham4405 Wrote: What a load of crap. Just how does the western line support South Western communities? The number of passengers on the Westie could fit in a mini-bus with ro...
colinw Queensland 83 44,715 28-Jan-2011, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Sun Setting on the Sunlander
Post: RE: Sun Setting on the Sunlander

I can certainly wish it does. My wife & I caught the Queenslander to Cairns in 1997, and it was the best rail journey I have ever done. The standard of the on board service & food was simply...
colinw Queensland 12 7,496 16-Dec-2010, 10:56 AM
    Thread: Sun Setting on the Sunlander
Post: RE: Sun Setting on the Sunlander

In my opinion, the upgraded CTT will not really tap the same market that Queenslander class did. Perhaps the Queenslander should return as a once per week stand alone train?
colinw Queensland 12 7,496 16-Dec-2010, 09:46 AM
    Thread: Beaudesert line- to stay or to be ripped up?
Post: RE: Beaudesert line- to stay or to be ripped up?

(05-Dec-2010, 03:52 PM)LesS Wrote: I was told by the radio people that the Council plan to demolish everything and build a Library and a range of community facilities on the site. The radio station ...
colinw Queensland 37 18,954 06-Dec-2010, 03:45 PM
    Thread: Mineral train derailment mid 80's
Post: RE: Mineral train derailment mid 80's

Here: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ie=...6&t=h&z=18 Looks like the triangle has been removed.
colinw Queensland 28 15,080 12-Nov-2010, 10:22 AM
  Sad Thread: The end of the Sunlander
Post: The end of the Sunlander

QLD Government media release - click here What future for the Westlander, Inlander & SOTO? Quote:Joint Statement: Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Anna Bligh Minister for Trans...
colinw Queensland 36 20,701 27-Oct-2010, 11:37 AM
    Thread: Gold Coast Light Rail
Post: RE: Gold Coast Light Rail

Have these buttheads actually tried to educate themselves about what light rail actually is? I suspect not. Its not worth even trying to counter their vapid arguments. The earthmoving equipment will...
colinw Trams 69 36,698 14-Oct-2010, 11:36 AM