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Re: Passenger rail

Postby stevegj52 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:49 pm

Z1-2110 wrote:If they have the men and women, sure can make any sort of rolling stock.

The workshops used to build their own rolling stock and loco's over the years so can't see why they can't do it again and keep the money in the state where it's needed and jobs as well. After reading comments from others and Damien Whites comment in Tas section on Railpage perhapes it is something he should consider.
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Postby Rclasstramcar » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:54 pm

Thanks :D folks. Do Tasrail have any more workshops?

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Re: Passenger rail

Postby Z1-2110 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:13 am

The old EBR here in Burnie, although a bit small. Be alright if the entire old EBR shops were owned by TasRail. Instead only a 1/4 is these days, rest are part of Caterpillar Underground.
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Postby Rclasstramcar » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Z1-2110 wrote:The old EBR here in Burnie, although a bit small. Be alright if the entire old EBR shops were owned by TasRail.
It'd get pressure off East Tamar if Tasrail made its own locos again.

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Re: Passenger rail

Postby Z1-2110 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:42 am

Doubt it. the workshops is used for the servicing the X class wagon fleet. TasRail won't be making there own locos.
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Re: Passenger rail

Postby Rclasstramcar » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:38 pm

Z1-2110 wrote:TasRail won't be making there own locos.
A big put off is the need to pay Aussie workers real wages, not rip them off.

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Postby Rclasstramcar » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:17 pm

Is it viable to run passenger trains in Tassie with such a tiny population?

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Re: Passenger rail

Postby 1whoknows » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:12 am

No it isnt and I very much doubt it will happen in my lifetime - but it is you that started this topic!
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Postby Rclasstramcar » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:12 am

1whoknows wrote:but it is you that started this topic!
True. Former Premier Lennon wanted to run a tourist train from Hobart to Bridgewater.

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Re: Passenger rail

Postby AEC Regal » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:59 pm

If you know the answer, why ask the question?

However, as it is an open ended question, one can consider different scenarios:
# Commercial rail passenger service? Of course not, unless the main South Line was completely deviated between Brighton and Antill Ponds and the whole network was brought up to 80 - 100kmh plus speed average;
# Tourist services? Without Govt support for the insurance (P.L. & Network) issues - No; but if the insurance problem was solved - Yes, subject to appropriate marketing.

I really don't think there is much more that can be said on this topic?
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Re: Passenger rail

Postby stevegj52 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Exactly AEC Regal, time to let it go, It will not happen.Maybe and a big maybe tourist trains at some stage but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Postby Rclasstramcar » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:08 pm

AEC Regal wrote:I really don't think there is much more that can be said on this topic?
Agree.

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Postby Rclasstramcar » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:39 am

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