Australian Mega Movers

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Australian Mega Movers

Postby stevegj52 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:34 pm

Show on FoxTels A&E channel ran a show called Australian Mega Movers, this episode showed 2 of Tas Rail's ex QLD national 21 Class being delivered to Devonport from Brisbane. Interesting doco showed the problems that occured while delivering these 2 loco's to TasRail at Devonpotr. Show re runs again this Saturday if any of you have FoxTel and worth a look, some great rigs featured .And Neil, one of the prime movers on the Tassie Job was VOLVO FH 16, 660HP :lol:
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Re: Australian Mega Movers

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:59 pm

stevegj52 wrote: .And Neil, one of the prime movers on the Tassie Job was VOLVO FH 16, 660HP :lol:
That's the REAL reason you mentioned it :lol: :lol: You would have been shattered last Sunday travelling in a MERCEDES to Seymour instead of the Volvo :lol:
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Re: Australian Mega Movers

Postby stevegj52 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:27 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:
stevegj52 wrote: .And Neil, one of the prime movers on the Tassie Job was VOLVO FH 16, 660HP :lol:
That's the REAL reason you mentioned it :lol: :lol: You would have been shattered last Sunday travelling in a MERCEDES to Seymour instead of the Volvo :lol:

Can't help bad luck, but the ride on the B12 on the Saturday made up for it, Least Dom Sita knows quality when he see's it for his future fleet replacements :lol:
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Re: Australian Mega Movers

Postby howlerbus » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:40 pm

Dom Sita is a great man and has said he will only buy Volvo
You got a real flash bus, but my one's flash one, eh
And I believe that my one's faster than yours, Mr Bond
'Cause mine's a red one'
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Re: Australian Mega Movers

Postby Z1-2110 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:02 pm

I know the bloke that drove that volvo. Nice fella actually.
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I wish camera crew had this sorta footage!. Pity i don't have austar.
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Re: Australian Mega Movers

Postby stevegj52 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:18 pm

It was a interesting show Damien,the guy who owns the Haulage company has a large fleet mostly Kenworths and employe's 2 detailers full time to keep the fleet looking like new and won't let a truck out unless it is spottless. He also enters his rigs in truck show's and dose well out of them.The trucks with the loco's just made to the boat for Tasssie only to find no papper work was done so it was a close call. Must have cost TasRail a fortune going on how much Diesel they went through, thought would have been cheaper to send the Loco's by ship ex Brissy.
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Postby Z1-2110 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:32 pm

Thing is, which port they go too. I have seen the odd snippet on facebook and wish i could watch it.
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