It has been reported that Pacific National is storing grain wagons at Murtoa to have them cut up to stop their competitors using them.
This was announced by the Federal Member for Calare, NSW (John Cobb, National Party) in his column published in the Lithgow Mercury Thursday July 9, 2015.
Rail hauler Asciano has warned its fourth quarter results will be impacted after severe storms in NSW and Queensland damaged rail tracks and disrupted the Hunter Valley coal supply chain.
THE Hunter's biggest freight rail company, Pacific National, is only hauling about 85 per cent of the coal it has contracts to carry, its latest quarterly volume update has revealed.
Updated 17:00 - A Pacific National Coal train has derailed around Kankool near Willow Tree in New South Wales.
Employees have voted in favour of Aurizon's Queensland Train Crew and Transport Operations Enterprise Agreement.
Aurizon have released their quarterly above rail volumes for June 2015 and the results look mixed.
Approximately 1,500 Aurizon employees will receive a 4% pay increase each year for three years in return for major productivity improvements and the removal of legacy provisions, following a positive vote by employees on the proposed Construction and Maintenance Enterprise Agreement (EA).
Aurizon has reached agreement with the owners of the Dawson coal mine (Anglo American and Mitsui) for a new form, performance-based long term contract that renews existing haulage arrangements for the mine and with Anglo American for the Callide mine, both in Queensland.
Bargaining between Aurizon and rail unions on the remaining outstanding Queensland enterprise agreement, the Construction and Maintenance Enterprise Agreement, has now concluded.
A survey by a Newcastle teenager on the cutting of the city's rail line has outraged a public figure on social media, who has labelled the school project "appalling".
Transport for New South Wales has awarded the UGL Unipart Rail joint venture an A$131m contract to modernise Sydney Trains’ fleet of 446 Tangara suburban electric multiple-unit cars by July 2018.
THE state government can’t legally run trains on Newcastle’s ‘‘truncated’’ heavy rail line or maintain the tracks even if it wanted to, after it changed its own environmental protection licence for the rail network.
No paper public transport tickets beyond single and return tickets will be sold from next year, Transport Minister Andrew Constance said on Tuesday morning.
Train drivers on the newly-built South West Rail Link have been issued with an urgent message: slow down.
There were 73 sightings for this week; this is three sightings less than last week, making a total of 2626 sightings for this year to date.
There were 76 sightings for this week; this is one sightings more than last week, making a total of 2553 sightings for this year to date.
There were 75 sightings for this week; this is three sightings less than last week, making a total of 2477 sightings for this year to date.
There were 78 sightings for this week; this is five sightings less than last week, making a total of 2402 sightings for this year to date.
There were 83 sightings for this week; this is three sightings more than last week, making a total of 2324 sightings for this year to date.
On August 7 the Office of Rail Regulation informed Alliance Rail Holdings that it had decided to approve a 10-year track access contract between Network Rail and Great North Western Railway, an Alliance subsidiary which is planning to launch open access passenger services between London and Blackpool in early 2018.
ISRAEL: Bombardier is to supply 62 Traxx AC electric locomotives to Israel Railways under a contract announced by the railway on August 5.
SOUTH KOREA: As part of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the partition of the Korean peninsula, on August 5 President Park Geun-hye attend a ceremony to launch work to reinstate the 9·3 km Baengmagoji – Woljeongi South Korean section of the former 222 km Gyeongwon Line between Seoul and Wonsan.
ISRAEL: The first two of six GT26CW-2 diesel locomotives which are being built for Israel Railways by TZV Gredelj were unloaded at the port of Kishon near Haifa on August 5.
RUSSIA: The Moscow city and regional authorities have awarded two 15-year contracts for the operation of suburban and regional passenger services to the incumbents, following a tender which also attracted a bid from Russian Railways’ Kazan-based commuter train operating subsidiary Sodruzhestvo.
It was about this time ten years ago when word trickled through that “something was up” with the mothballed Coonabarabran line.
It bothers me that in a city full of supposedly educated people, there could be such a display of anti-intellectualism as has been witnessed in these pages since Professor Peter Newman's article on light rail ("Light rail will change city, be good economic policy", Times2, June 3, p5).
The LRRSA now has a membership option which provides Light Railways magazine as a downloadable pdf.
This is a great clip capturing the first start of this antique Enterprise DSG-36 diesel engine in more than 30 years!
A 2012 video, which has resurfaced this week on social media, shows a locomotive falling an estimated 20 feet to the wharf below it, upon delivery in Gabon, Africa.
One of the biggest issues facing a tourist railway such as Puffing Bilły, is keeping in reliable operating condition a fleet of steam locomotives designed over 125 years ago; the youngest of which has been in traffic now for over 100.
Aside from the distraction of all the recent exciting deliveries, a multitude of work carries on in the background.
In the workshops of one of Puffing Billys engineering contractors, Jack Thompson Engineering, the first of the new Na Locomotive cylinder castings has been set up on one of their machines, and some prelimenary machining carried out.
Puffing Billys locomotive 12A returned to traffic on the 1st October, after a protracted overhaul.
The latest parts of NG/G16 129 to arrive at Belgrave are these Cowcatchers, expertly restored by Brad Treadwell.
The second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek in the city's west will be capable of handling 10 million domestic and international passengers a year through a single terminal when it opens in 2025, but it will lack a rail connection, according to the federal government.
A proposal to turn an abandoned mine in the New South Wales Riverina region into a garbage dump is dividing the local community.
Supporters of maintaining the rail line into Newcastle are hopeful that their fight against NSW government’s plans to remove the line into the CBD will prevail.
The rail corridor between Macarthur and Glenfield in Sydney's south west is set to be transformed into a new urban precinct that will see high rise, retail and employment areas created in some of Sydney's more run down suburbs.
In late June 2015 John Holland commissioned electronic train orders for the NSW Country Regional Network (CRN).
The first three of Dunedin Railways' new monthly passenger train trips to Oamaru almost sold out and the service is set to be increased to weekly this summer.
The Government has been given a serve by New Zealand-based international trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight which says it lacks a national transport strategy, and has treated rail badly, Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
Auckland Transport is warning passengers of potential bedding-in glitches after it replaces diesel trains this morning with electrics on all lines from Papakura and Swanson to Britomart.
Commuters, communities and ratepayers are angry at Auckland Transport's axing of all Waitakere trains from tomorrow.
Close down the railways is the advice from Treasury.
The Northern Territory Government has committed $1 million to investigate the feasibility of building a rail line from Tennant Creek (NT) to Mt Isa (Qld).
The crew of a Genessee & Wyoming manganese ore train which collided with a ute at 70km/h feared the train would derail into the Katherine River, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has reported.
A BOLD vision has been unveiled to build a new railway station and tourism precinct in the heart of Alice Springs.
THE “idiotic” annihilation of a four-wheel drive that became stuck on a railway track in Katherine on Sunday morning provides a graphic safety reminder for motorists, according to the boss of the freight company whose 7100-tonne manganese train caused the damage.
A young man has had his new four-wheel drive dragged more than a kilometre by a freight train after trying to cross a track in the Northern Territory.
The pictures of a proud Newcastle Railway Station that has provided the people of Newcastle with a central railway station and with ease of access for train for a considerable time.
In Werris Creek, NSW they are at again, not satisfied with the reports of Pacific National (@Asciano) rumoured report of the grain wagons at Murtoa being scrapped, so competitors can't use them.
One does not have to be a genius to come to the considered view that it is time to revive the fine traditions of the grand pioneers after 65 dormant years of fostering the good life in preference to investing in the future of a great nation.
Supporters of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail are re-booting their campaign to get funding for the under-developed tourist attraction.
FORMER Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy will not rule out another tilt at politics, saying he is regularly urged to run again.
It is a new $100 million road linking Melbourne Airport to the Western Ring Road, and it will take up to 15,000 cars a day off Tullamarine Freeway.
Double-decker buses: London has them, Hong Kong has them and next month Melbourne will get them too.
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]A windowless, robotic space shuttle with stubby wings, two tail fins, its belly covered with black thermal tiles, clam-shell doors that swing open to reveal a small payload bay and a solar array that unfurls for powering ultralong-duration missions rode back into orbit Wednesday on the fourth mission of the Air Force’s reusable X-37B spaceplane project.
Victoria would get to keep $1.
No matter what you think of the East West Link, taxpayer funds should never again be so blatantly wasted on such an appalling display of political brinkmanship.
The leading company in the field of wear out and noise reduction on source ELPA d.
Zonegreen is expanding its product range to improve efficiency and working conditions for drivers and shunters operating freight and train vehicles.
We are a group of dedicated members seeing if a Southern Cross to Mildura Heritage tour in 2016 is possible.
The Andrews Labor Government will transform Melbourne’s busiest train line, removing every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong and purchasing 37 new high capacity trains to run more services, it stated in a press release today.
The Rail Revival Alliance has called on the new Andrew's Labor government to increase the level of passenger rail services on the Maryborough line.
IPSWICH residents and visitors were able to learn more about the city's rail heritage yesterday at The Workshops Rail Museum.
BEFORE the council goes any further with planning approval for the high density living on Birtinya Island, it should lobby the state and federal governments to fund the QR rail line to Maroochydore utilising the CAMCOS corridor.
Queensland's first train journey, from Ipswich to Bigges Camp, has been re-enacted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Queensland Rail.
A southern Queensland abattoir has joined the push from graziers to see more cattle transported by rail.
MP TONY Perrett yesterday called for Queensland Rail to come to the rescue of "the struggling Mary Valley Rattler".
Steamrail Victoria invite you to join us for this exciting event of overnight travel in beautifully restored sleeping carriages, as we travel to the goldfields town of Maldon.
Of all the fascinating holiday destinations the orient has to offer, nothing is as unforgettable as the vast and vibrant Vietnam by rail.
Despite the flurry of camera phones furiously snapping photos as the train pulled into the station, I felt like I'd drifted back in time.
The President of the Rail Revival Alliance, Mr Noel Laidlaw will be meeting with the member for Ripon, Louise Staley at the Carisbrook Railway Station to discuss the next stage of the restoration of the railway station.
QUEENSLAND Pioneer Steam Railway is partnering with the Joint Ipswich Region Commemorative Committee - Centenary of Anzac to offer locals a chance to experience what it was like for Ipswich soldiers when they left for war.
Henrik Falk has been named as the next Chief Executive of metro operator Hamburger Hochbahn AG.
Services on the iconic Adelaide to Darwin train The Ghan will be cut and some ticket prices hiked as operator Great Southern Rail tries to make up for a $9 million federal budget cut.
Feature articles in the latest issue of
Neil Robertson has been appointed Chief Executive of the UK’s National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering, succeeding Gil Howarth who is re-establishing his former Howarth & Co Consultancy.
ABOUT 100 regional business leaders have gained an insight into the opportunities that will be created by the Melbourne-to-Brisbane Inland Rail project.
Polar bears and passenger trains on the same web cam.
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What was expected to be a fond farewell of the Hitachi Electric Train was today marred by an attack on the train by vandals near Rushall Railway Station in Melbourne’s inner Northern Suburbs.
It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?
I’m writing to you from Nay Pay Daw, the new capital built from scratch just 10 years ago in a fertile area of rice fields, lakes and rolling hills.
Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive
“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.
Model trains have come a long way since your Dad bought you that Hornby ’00’ gauge set for Christmas way back in 1972.
Speed restrictions are being imposed on at least 10 parts of the Seaford rail line due to poor track, the South Australian Opposition says.
Grain company Viterra has signed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal with Genesee and Wyoming Australia, which will see rail services secured for at least five years.
Some Adelaide train services have been disrupted after a death on the rail track at the inner-northern suburb of Brompton.
More than 400 jobs will be lost with the closure of two power stations and the Leigh Creek coal mine in South Australia.
THE State Government needs to listen to the patrons of the Belair railway and their call to build a freight train bypass (The Advertiser, 8/6/15).
Niels Brun states that everything about trains is either very heavy or very dirty.
Moving freight from road to rail in Tasmania could save as much as $160 million over four years, a study has found.
A unique and rare piece of Tasmania's railway history has been put on the market in Cambridge.
About 50 animal carcasses have been found on a disused rail corridor in northern Tasmania.
Tasmanian train drivers are posting dashcam footage of near misses onto Facebook in a bid to stop motorists trying to beat trains at level crossings.
Way back in 2005 Chris Nelson laid down the foundations for this very large MSTS route.
The General Electric P30CH, affectionately nicknamed the “Pooch,” was among the first all-new diesel-electric locomotives built for Amtrak, and is now available for Train Simulator.
One of the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotives in the World comes to Train Simulator, the General Electric AC6000CW.
The five-car sets were built by Alstom at their Washwood Heath plant between 2000 and 2001 for First Great Western, who wanted to increase the frequency of their express services between London Paddington and South Wales, and became part of the Coradia 1000 family, alongside the popular Class 175.
Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of a range of simulation games today announced that its upcoming fishing simulation, Dovetail Games Fishing would feature in Microsoft’s ID@Xbox lineup at the upcoming EGX Rezzed video games event, taking place in London from 12th – 14th March 2015.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are maintaining and repairing tram tracks on Plenty Road, Bundoora.
We've partnered with Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) to bring speical 17-minute stories and the #onboardbookclub to your tram journey from 26 July to 30 August.
The prospects of MAX light rail becoming a reality have taken another hit after Transport Minister Dean Nalder found two similar transport systems in Singapore to be unviable.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held up the ACT's light rail project as an example of how public transport should be funded through the Federal Government's asset recycling program.
The stalled Bridgewater Bridge project and a plan for light rail through Hobart and Glenorchy are among a handful of projects being considered by Tasmania's new independent infrastructure boss.
Firefighters were called to the Champion Road depot about 2am.
Bendigo line train commuters have been told to get along and join forces to lobby for more V/Line trains.
Traffic conditions in Benalla are back to normal after a collision between a car and a city-bound V/Line train closed two roads on Thursday afternoon, but all services on the Albury railway line remain suspended.
MELBOURNE'S train operators could stop work for two days after voting to take industrial action against Metro Trains.
TUNNEL-BORING machines will dig seven metres under Melbourne's Yarra River as part of the $11 billion Metro Rail project.
BROOKFIELD Rail has reminded spectators at the Avon Descent to make sure they are safe near the railway line.
WAFARMERS and the Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance (WRRA) have written to Premier Colin Barnett urging his government to "take back" closed Tier 3 grain lines immediately and to manage the grain-on-rail stalemate.
Fortescue Metals Group, which blasted its rivals for boosting production when iron ore prices were low, has been studying the feasibility of expanding its rail network to transport 180 million tonnes a year.
Passengers on Perth's trains have the highest satisfaction rating of all rail commuters in Australia, according to research.
The peak industry body representing West Australian miners says the public and private sector need to work together to formulate a state-wide infrastructure plan for resources growth.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing the tram tracks and overhead wires at the corner of Glenhuntly and Truganini roads in Carnegie.
Five stories over five weeks by five Melbourne Writers Festival authors.
Customer Service Standards were developed and approved for Authorised Officers in early 2015.
June 2015 saw improvements in both service delivery and punctuality, with 99.
Three of Melbourne's busiest tram routes will be changed dramatically – and one scrapped altogether – as part of a public transport shake-up aimed at increasing capacity towards the city's booming western suburbs.