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by <smarTTrams>
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Electric Infrastructure Rail Vehicle in RAC Yellow
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Electric Infrastructure Rail Vehicle in RAC Yellow

Thanks for the link — it explains all about this diagnostic vehicle.
by <smarTTrams>
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Electric Infrastructure Rail Vehicle in RAC Yellow
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Electric Infrastructure Rail Vehicle in RAC Yellow

Thanks for putting me straight re its function, Squiddy. First time I’ve seen it and I was driving my car so I didn’t manage to see its full name. If I had, I guess I wouldn’t have wrongly surmised its purpose.
by <smarTTrams>
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Electric Infrastructure Rail Vehicle in RAC Yellow
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Electric Infrastructure Rail Vehicle in RAC Yellow

Bright yellow electric infrastructure rail vehicle seen at approx 14:30 on Monday 17.12.2020 travelling to Perth between Karrakatta and Shenton Park stations (Fremantle Line). Yellow colour is similar to the bright yellow used for RAC roadside assistance vehicles. Perhaps this vehicle has a role in ...
by <smarTTrams>
Wed May 30, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Water on Barrack causes water on TP Brain!
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Water on Barrack causes water on TP Brain!

Yesterday a serious burst watermain (and I mean BURST) at corner Barrack St and Hay St Mall caused Transperth's TravelEasy to post emails re information on diversions for bus routes that use Barrack St (which is one-way North). This diversion for the Blue Cat would surely have caused even more chaos...
by <smarTTrams>
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: B Sets Set To Change
Replies: 30
Views: 1960

Boobs & shoes don't go: WHO YOU LOOKING AT?

Staring at boobs and shoes of the passengers opposite may be boring but at least they won't get you into a fight. If the dag opposite you thinks you're looking at him he's likely to yell "Who are you looking at?" Which means you could be in for a fight! After all, at off-peak times, the only differe...
by <smarTTrams>
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2012
Replies: 270
Views: 13747

Re: Victorian Rail & Tram Observations January - June 2012

Was this photo taken from a footbridge or roadbridge over the tracks? Also can you supply the location? The time is clearly marked on the photo, but it can only serve as admissable evidence if we know the location and the direction in which the camera is pointing (hence the direction the train is tr...
by <smarTTrams>
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Rare Site on Wednesday 11th January
Replies: 7
Views: 921

198 Views but only 2 replies?

According to the stats for this thread it has had 198 views, yet only 2 replies. I know for a fact that there were more than just 2 replies because I actually posted one myself. Although it was totally inoffensive, my message was deleted by some unknown hand. (I say 'unknown hand' because I cannot b...
by <smarTTrams>
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Any Melbourne Storm Damage to Tram Overhead?
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Any Melbourne Storm Damage to Tram Overhead?

TV reports on Recent storms and strong winds in Melbourne have shown damage caused directly by storms or indirectly by falling trees or their limbs.

Did any tram overhead wires come to grief?

Thanks in anticipation.
by <smarTTrams>
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: A coupla fun desto failures
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: A coupla fun desto failures

Of course to people elsewhere in the world the funny bit would not be the desto number 79, but the destination "Dog Swamp"! Like City Beach being designated "Wembley Downs" for Routes 91, 92, I don't think Dog Swamp is accurate, nor is it meaningful to anyone but locals! Anyone who really wanted to ...
by <smarTTrams>
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: ABC Radio National to broadcast from Melb tram 30.07.11
Replies: 1
Views: 563

ABC Radio National tram edition airs this week

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2011/3284344.htm By Design on a Tram Broadcast Wednesday 10.08.11 at 3pm (Repeated Saturday 9am) Join Alan Saunders and the By Design team for a highly unusual forum celebrating the architecture and urban design of one of our greatest cities. Unusua...
by <smarTTrams>
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Mount Buller
Replies: 23
Views: 2220

Re: Mount Buller

What a treat -- buses in the snow in Australia! I love photos of buses at work (that is, not standing posed in a lay-over), particularly when it is something I have never experienced myself ! <smarTTrams> ... going reluctantly with photos like these ... <smarTTrams> Soon to be withdrawn after 7 year...
by <smarTTrams>
Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Can pantographs cope with sneakers on tram wire?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Can pantographs cope with sneakers on tram wire?

Brendan03 wrote:I do believe that video was made in the purpose to research the effects on pantograph damage and the like ...
Agreed! Thanks for shedding more light on this video, guys.

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by <smarTTrams>
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Can pantographs cope with sneakers on tram wire?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Can pantographs cope with sneakers on tram wire?

WOW :shock: That YouTube clip is very educational, Connex . Do you think the train was able to keep going because there was another pantograph on one of the other railcars in the unit? <smarTTrams> ... going ... <smarTTrams> Soon to be withdrawn after 7 years with the ATDB -- Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004
by <smarTTrams>
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Can pantographs cope with sneakers on tram wire?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Can pantographs cope with sneakers on tram wire?

Saw a short movie on TV a couple of days ago about the phenomenon of pairs of sneakers tied together by their laces and thrown over power lines (AKA Shoefiti). It is a world-wide branch of graffiti. In a Melbourne lane outside a restaurant the power lines had about 8 pairs of sneakers hanging from t...
by <smarTTrams>
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: Random Buses rule in Perth Photo Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1138

Random Buses rule in Perth Photo Forum

Surely Perth Photo Forum has the most meaningless subject headings per page than any other forum on this board! The West's shutter-bugs have got stuck on the word "random". Take a look for yourself! So if, in one of these "random" threads, you found a photo that you liked enough to want to see it ag...
by <smarTTrams>
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: ABC Radio National to broadcast from Melb tram 30.07.11
Replies: 1
Views: 563

ABC Radio National to broadcast from Melb tram 30.07.11

ABC Radio National program "By Design" will be broadcast from a Melbourne tram travelling around the Melbourne CBD on Saturday 30 July 2011. The broadcast will be in the form of a panel discussion but they want a (very small) audience present. People who will be in Melbourne on that date are invited...
by <smarTTrams>
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Proposed changes to Northern services
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

New number for Route 64 is 371 (not 373)

Point of clarification: the plan ATM is to renumber the 64 to 371 But Leyland B21 misquoted the new route number for Route 64: OMG at former route 64 (373) improvements. WOW Route 373 (plus its variant 374 and after hours service 363) is a continuing route. <smarTTrams> ... coming or going ... <sma...
by <smarTTrams>
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Re: Rail Replacement notifications
Replies: 342
Views: 67256

Another smarTTrams theory shot down in flames

Another of my theories shot down in flames by Q4004 . I guess that once this kind of trackworks schedule has been worked out (day, times, special timetables for Fremantle line trains, etc) it is easy to re-use it and keep inconvenience for passengers to a minimum. There is going to be a lot of incon...
by <smarTTrams>
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Re: Rail Replacement notifications
Replies: 342
Views: 67256

Complex 2-phase trackworks keeps Sunday footy services intac

Rail service disruptions between 8.00pm on Friday 15 July and last service on Sunday 17 July. Notice that the two-phase trackworks enable full rail services to be provided on the Joondalup, Mandurah and Fremantle lines on Sunday for the football. (Fremantle line is able to be fully open because tra...
by <smarTTrams>
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Proposed changes to City Beach & Inner Northern routes
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Proposed changes to City Beach & Inner Northern routes

Sorry, Leyland B21 , I keep forgetting about the Timetables Forum. Anyone who, like me, didn't see his post, should go to it via the link he has posted. He has copied the details into his post so you can read them without having to go to the Transperth website, and discussion is already underway (an...
by <smarTTrams>
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: Proposed changes to City Beach & Inner Northern routes
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Proposed changes to City Beach & Inner Northern routes

A big shake-up is about to take place for City Beach (originally trolley bus routes through Wembley) and Inner Northern bus routes like 276, 401, 402. Worth a look on the Transperth website for details at http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/ServiceUpdates/ServiceChanges/tabid/132/newsid568/2135/Default....
by <smarTTrams>
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion - Perth / WA
Topic: WA Transport Questions thread
Replies: 1496
Views: 147400

Example of "Bus plug"

i finally found the reference for what a "bus plug" is ... Far as I can tell, a bus plug is a special bit of road that's signposted as bus-only and intended to allow a shortcut for buses without making residential roads into rat-runs for car drivers. For example there is one in Doubleview (or is it...
by <smarTTrams>
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Our Mother in Solingen
Replies: 13
Views: 2855

More photos and YouTube videos of Schwebebahn

Seeing those photos of the Wuppertal Schwebebahn from Wickipedia inspired me to revisit the webpage link that I posted in this thread back on Oct 08, 2010: http://atlasobscura.com/place/schwebebahn-wuppertal I was surprised to find that its photo gallery now includes a 3-D photo and several YouTube ...
by <smarTTrams>
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: Our Mother in Solingen
Replies: 13
Views: 2855

Wuppertal Schwebebahn in accident sequence

Great! Thanks for finding that link.

I was really surprised to see the orange Schwebebahn car in close-up going across the screen just near the start of this clip -- somehow I missed seeing it the other night!

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by <smarTTrams>
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Photos - Perth/WA
Topic: Perth Transport & infrastructure From 50 years ago.Pt1
Replies: 14
Views: 3054

Two boats in southerly buster are also ferries.

Boats at Barrack st pier 687 southerly buster blowing on Swan river Perth 1962 The two boats in this photo are also South Perth ferries -- in fact the Duchess II is on the other side of the jetty. If you look carefully you can just see her smoke stack and the tops of her windows in the background! ...

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