Quality trackwork by the ARTC (and it's contractors)
#1
I was a passenger on the XPT on the Main South yesterday when it hit something on the line, first time I have been on a train where the emergency brake has been applied! We sat somewhere between Harden and Yass for around 2 hours while crews inspected the train and did some repairs so it could proceed, and us passengers drank the complimentary tea and coffee offered by CountryLink.

Finally got going at a low speed with a lot of wheelslip as far as Yass Junction Station where they inspected the train and announced that it could not continue and buses were being called  :Smile. While waiting an hour for buses to show up (by the time they left, train should have been at Central), a :dfc also waiting told me what it had hit, being a fish plate left on the line by a trackworker. Quality practises!

Thanks to ARTC and it's trackworkers for my getting home four hours later than expected, and by bus! :Smile Confusedtuffed
#2
Tea and coffee.
Bastards, we don't all drink tea and coffee.
If Countrylink was any sort of operator the alcohol would have been getting passed around.
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(25-Jun-2008, 07:43 AM)PNR5004 link Wrote:Tea and coffee.
Bastards, we don't all drink tea and coffee.
If Countrylink was any sort of operator the alcohol would have been getting passed around.
Tanduay no doubt being the optimal poison of choice.
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