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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 30, 2006 5:06 PM
Now that summer is almost here in AUSTRALIA , trainspotting takes on a whole new meaning with super freighters departing ACACIA RIDGE (BRISBANE FREIGHT TERMINAL ) earlier due to daylight saving in the southern states not in QUEENSLAND.
All trains including the XPT
( EXPRESS PASSENGER TRAIN ) departing BRISBANE for SYDNEY an hour earlier .
The XPT takes just over 14 hours to travel from ROMA STREET STATION to SYDNEY CENTRAL
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Posted by AntonioFP45 on Friday, November 10, 2006 2:45 PM


Just curious:  Are EMD "AA" units still running in Australia or have they been retired?   These look like the American "E" units except that they have cabs on both ends.


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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:36 AM

Check this link for lots of information about Australian motive power:

You'll find double-ended bulldog noses under VR (A and B classes)and 645-powered single-cab versions under CR/SAR-AN-ASR (CL/CLF/CLP classes)

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