Rockdale Signalbox Update
#1
With the showing up of Railcorp yesterday to do a report on the box prior to boarding up and changing the locks, the opportunity was taken to check out how she has faired during the recent onslaught of weather.

Not good news. It seems the rain hs washed through the roof into the upstairs area. It has pooled up in the plastic meant to seal in the asbestos dust and caused this to collapse.
Downstairs is even worse with the place completely flooded out and resulting in a huge mess.
Tonights violent weather will likely ensure it will be made far worse.

Vandals already seem to have taken a small interest in the box. This will certainly exculate.

MrX removed the fencing dividing the signalbox grounds from the railway. This was put there by him at his cost so he took it for scrap value. Railcorp questioned this and was not happy about the removal, they were told that they were just being treated with the same contempt we were :-)

Anyway updates on the gradual destruction as they happen. We do now have reason to believe there are other motives behind the eviction but I shall not bring them up until it is confirmed.

Brad
&quot;I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.&quot; <br />Elton John
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#2
No not asbestos. Even a Railcorp person said it was strange they would have removed us for this.
Some guy was taking photos of the carpark and signalbox just before this happened and then a new powerpole went up right near the fence, apparently for someone wanting a new electricity connection supplied.
All very strange
Things will all become clear eventually
&quot;I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.&quot; <br />Elton John
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#3
Well, despite the fact that the horse had well and truly bolted, yesterday, I received my response from the Failcorp customer relations team - which is where I sent my postal letter to, at the suggestion of Spadge and Mr Sex. I still have had no reply to the email I sent to the Heritage division, surprise surprise. Here is the repsonse I got, scanned for your revoltion....

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"You have enemies? Good! That means that you have stood up for something you believe in, at some time in your life....."
#4
Now note the fact, that sas expected, the matter pertaining to the securty of the box and openness to vandals, was not even touched on.
"You have enemies? Good! That means that you have stood up for something you believe in, at some time in your life....."
#5
Cost benefit study.
Lets not waste money on this as we already know what it will say. Lets just put that wasted money towards removing the problem.

No, each time I brought up security at the meeting the Railcorp guy kept telling the secretary (who would not be out of place in our hornbag section) was told to stop taking minutes. Don't wish to be caught out later on I imagine.

Brad
&quot;I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.&quot; <br />Elton John
All the filthy Aussie Rail info at http://locoshed.blogspot.com
Check out the Philippine Railway Historical Society. http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
#6
Thanks for posting this Mr Royce. I should go and check my P.O. Box to see if they have sent me something simular.
&quot;It shocks me that Huggies has had a good idea for once in his dim-witted life!&quot; - Jason Roberts, A.T.D.B.
#7
Question is does that Railcorp guy know Jason Roberts?
Oh What a Gasser! Rex Mossop.
#8
dateline= Wrote:[cite] Huggies:[/cite]Thanks for posting this Mr Royce. I should go and check my P.O. Box to see if they have sent me something simular.

Mate, Im quite sure that there should be sometthing there for you - Id say at a guess that they'd have done a bulk-mail out mail-merge type of blank response and-just-change-the-names-and-addresses type thing. Anyway, all I know is that I did my very best to help the cause, as futile as the effort has ended up being.
"You have enemies? Good! That means that you have stood up for something you believe in, at some time in your life....."


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