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#551 DavidB-AU

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:20

The first Canberra LRV has left the CAF factory in Spain.


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#552 DavidB-AU

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:59

Queensland's new NGR700 trains enter service next Monday, only 660 days after the first was delivered! The first public service is 6.25 from Varsity Lakes to Brisbane Airport.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 13:02

More West Australian wrong-line running action;  This weekend is closure #3, this time the Up Main into Perth is out of action, so it's the inbound IP that is wrong line:

 

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Here it is passing through the worksite at Bayswater, with the soon-to-be-commissioned (Monday 4:30am) temporary Up deviation to the right, and the old Up and Down mains further right, still. The latter will be lifted, and a "dive" structure built to allow the tracks to burrow under - and the TBM's to emerge in 2019.

 

The IP headed back out to Forrestfield on the same track - right direction - a few hours later, but will come back in again around 6am tomorrow; if you're quick, you can slip out and grab a photo, too!

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 20:06

In the meantime in Western Sydney...

Sydney Metro is testing the first Indian built driverless train.
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#555 DavidB-AU

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:14

Just another little grain train.

 

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:38

...and the in and out IP movements yesterday:

 

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#557 DavidB-AU

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 00:42

The first public service of the Queensland NGR from Varsity Lakes to Brisbane Airport yesterday.
 

 
I really like the Aboriginal artwork wraps they got last week before entering service. It's called Travelling by Gilimbaa and "symbolises pathways across the land to the sea, opening up country and connecting the people of Queensland".
 

 
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#558 DavidB-AU

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:52

Another little train over Ardglen.

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:07

Six Ex Wagr / ARG / QR - DBZ class Locomotives have been now been moved from Forrestfield to storage at various sidings along the GSR having been transferred on empty grain trains hauled by CBH class locos . All need some work done to get them fit for use since being purchased by CBH and how long it is before they are pulling trains again remains to be seen.

 

The 5th and 6th of them - #2302 Shire of Jarrahdale and #2312 Shire of Toodyay were seen on the move today to be stabled at Beverley.

 

In other West Oz news, the first of the rebuilt ex WAGR / NZR / Tasrail narrow gauge D class locos (Now DR) arrived back in WA recently in Watco Livery.

 

Picture from Watco's Twitter page here


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#560 DavidB-AU

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:37

The C class is still hanging on, this time leading a little grain train.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:18

For interest, Michael Portillo has been sighted on board an XPT with a film crew.

 

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:25



This morning in Perth....Pacific National NR30 and Southern Spirit NR84


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:35

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:43

 

Many of hose Ex South Spur and latterly CUBE loco's were all stored at the East of Flashbutt siding in Midland for ages, then they scrapped a heap of them. Quite sad really.

The old South spur / Cube yard is now something to do with the suburbans and the soon to be built midland terminus / railcar depot.

 

In other WA news, there are now 10 DBZ loco's stored at the old CBH siding at Beverely, South of Northam.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:32

Many of hose Ex South Spur and latterly CUBE loco's were all stored at the East of Flashbutt siding in Midland for ages, then they scrapped a heap of them. Quite sad really.

The old South spur / Cube yard is now something to do with the suburbans and the soon to be built midland terminus / railcar depot.

 

In other WA news, there are now 10 DBZ loco's stored at the old CBH siding at Beverely, South of Northam.

 

PTA have reclaimed the WABCO area, and built a gauntlet, so they can swap standard gauge transit bogies for narrow gauge permanent ones on the extra B-series that will slowly start arriving.  Needed to do this, after the old gauntlet at Midland workshops no longer was accessible.

 

In the longer term, Arc Infrastructure (Brookfield Rail) will leave Midland, and the area will become a railcar depot, stabling area, and assembly building.


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#566 DavidB-AU

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:38

A cab view of the Cougal Spiral on the NSW/Qld border. At 46 seconds in, that's the rear of the same train.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:09

That's a nice bit of footage, David. It is a fascinating and very scenic part of the trip. I have only ever done it as a passenger on the Brisbane - Sydney trains (and back again), or once only with 'Flying Scotsman' and 3801, Brisbane to Casino return.



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 23:41

Unfortunately the only way to see it from a train these days to get the XPT from Brisbane at stupid o'clock.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 21:41

The Maitland Steamfest is on again this weekend.

 

Here are images of two of the transfer trips, passing through Cowan:

 

3642 with a non-airconditioned coach set, with (diesel) 4490 trailing:

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6029 with a part-airconditioned coaching set, with (diesels) 4201 and 4001 just behind the steamer:

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:35

The return working passes East Maitland with 3642 this morning:

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#571 DavidB-AU

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:28

134 retired Melbourne trams are up for sale, although some will be offered free to not-for-profit groups.

 

http://www.abc.net.a...dollars/9759268