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    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

Rail line reopens tomorrow (Thursday) after being closed for a week due to wash aways.
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 23-Feb-2011, 10:36 PM
    Thread: Darwin Airport will need light rail
Post: RE: Darwin Airport will need light rail

Darwin doesn't need a light rail system. The airport doesn't even have a public bus service. Our bus service here in Darwin is crap. This useless Government should spend money on things that are reall...
Nevyn Northern Territory 19 18,982 23-Feb-2011, 10:35 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

You've probably seen on the other forum a post about a small derailment down at Muckaty the other day. Yes there was one, it was 4 wagons off the track. There are photos, but seeing as I am the one do...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 11-Jan-2011, 09:21 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

I'll have to have a chat to my bosses to make certain that Driver Coordinators aren't allowed out on the Muckaty for awhile. I knew it was going to be another eventful trip when I saw ALF19 as one of...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 12-Nov-2010, 10:02 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

Another sight seen by those only in the know. Yesterday saw a VL on 7MD3 develop a water leak thus ending up like most other VL's. Useless. The phone call came at 2210 last night (Sat night), can ...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 03-Oct-2010, 06:40 PM
    Thread: New SCT locos from..........
Post: RE: New SCT locos from..........

If I was to order a loco in Australia today, I would not see it before the end of 2012 at the earliest. That pretty much sums up the reason why companies are looking overseas for new locos. There ar...
Nevyn Locomotives and Rolling Stock 20 17,452 19-Sep-2010, 08:58 AM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

(13-Sep-2010, 08:50 PM)Coyote Wrote: Quote: a very long combine UD3/AD1 went on its way to Darwin Were all the loco's on the front end of this very long train? Yep. The train was marshaled loco's, ...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 19-Sep-2010, 08:49 AM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

It's been all go this week, but unfortunately its been all go the wrong way. 4AD1 was a total failure the other night just south of Union Reef at Pine Creek. The locos off the Territory Iron were sen...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 12-Sep-2010, 07:42 PM
    Thread: Greens call for Sydney-Melbourne rail link
Post: RE: Greens call for Sydney-Melbourne rail link

and how are they going to power this new high speed rail line. Not allowed to use coal, not allowed to use oil, not allowed to use nuclear. The Greens have no idea. The next 4 years are going to see ...
Nevyn General 21 15,498 05-Sep-2010, 06:30 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

Now that I am sitting in the big chair I don't get to see much out the track. That should change soon with another 2 Driver Coordinators starting up here very soon. The new of today is that 6DA2 is in...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 04-Sep-2010, 02:43 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

Sulla, even though I work for them, it is good to see a rail road company running a railway in Australia. Coyote, Mine Makers have a mine about 270 K's east of Tennent Creek. As for driving a desk, I'...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 17-Aug-2010, 05:46 AM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

Not much change happening up here at the moment. Muckaty trains have been EL/ALF/ALF combination's while the Union Reef trains have been EL/VL/VL or 3xVL. The intermodal trains have been combination's...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 15-Aug-2010, 07:49 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

We actually get an owner that is experienced in running trains, is not a trucking company, does not want to asset strip, intends to invest in track improvements and new locomotives (yes that is right,...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 19-Jun-2010, 09:13 AM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

I have heard things, (but can't divulge these things, yet), so watch this space over the next couple of years. Remember that I am one of the people up here who on a daily basis has to put up with adve...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 11-Jun-2010, 08:53 AM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

No immediate affect, but I do know that money has been set aside for infrastructure improvements. With a real rail company that wants work we should over the next few years see more trains on the line...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 10-Jun-2010, 02:39 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: RE: Northern Happenings

Latelink has been sold (at last) The Adelaide-Darwin railway has been sold to a US-based transport company, the receivers of FreightLink say. FreightLink was forced into voluntary administration in ...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 09-Jun-2010, 04:20 PM
    Thread: Xstrata Suspends Projects
Post: Re: Xstrata Suspends Projects

Just remember, just as with any other tax imposed it WILL be passed onto us. This is a tax on all mineral resources. Everything will go up by at least 40%. Cars, trucks, rail, roads, buildings, anythi...
Nevyn Queensland 61 34,105 03-Jun-2010, 07:15 PM
    Thread: Northern Happenings
Post: Re: Northern Happenings

Last week in a meeting engine failures was a topic mentioned. One loco in particular has a history of failing every trip, yet nothing is ever found wrong with it. It failed big time the other day whil...
Nevyn Northern Territory 72 52,113 07-May-2010, 06:48 PM
    Thread: Rail Passenger service to Mildura
Post: Re: Rail Passenger service to Mildura

If the Victorian regulator wasn't so ..(insert your own word here).. then you could set the track up similar to Nth Qld between Townsville and Cairns with trailable points set for main line running. Y...
Nevyn Victoria 21 10,990 03-May-2010, 08:57 AM
    Thread: SIGQ Signalling Interest Group Queensland
Post: Re: SIGQ Signalling Interest Group Queensland

As there is no placard on the stop board, who gives you permission to pass the stop board at Einasleigh? Do you have to ring control to enter the 'yard' or do you just stop and enter the yard?
Nevyn Queensland 244 134,107 20-Apr-2010, 12:37 PM