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by Sir Pompously
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Some recent Yarra Trams photos
Replies: 0
Views: 2276

Some recent Yarra Trams photos

Hi all, Have been down in Melbourne a few times in the past few months and have been out and about getting some photos of trams in my free time. Here are a few from my collection between September and February. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/720/21186380133_dc7f0ce2c1_c.jpg B2 class 2094 is seen at S...
by Sir Pompously
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Photos - Canberra/ACT
Topic: Bus Safe Rap
Replies: 2
Views: 22631

Re: Bus Safe Rap

Indeed, uploaded by myself in fact. Found in the RATEC collection here in Canberra, I will be attempting to put more stuff up at http://www.actbus.net/ratec when I can.
by Sir Pompously
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: [JPN] Double Deck Shinkansen services to end
Replies: 1
Views: 3601

[JPN] Double Deck Shinkansen services to end

It has been known for a while that the end is near for the Double Deck Shinkansen series of trains, these are the E1 and E4 series trains. Of course the E1 series has been completely phased out leaving the E4 as the only double deck trains, with the E4 moved to only operate on Joetsu Shinkansen serv...
by Sir Pompously
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bus fare box - need more information :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Bus fare box - need more information :-)

ACTION have used various types over the years, the red one in the photo is a Bellpunch and was used at Tuggeranong Interchange to load buses through the rear doors on the 333 Intertown service. I am currently restoring a Wayfarer branded fare box, I know of another person who has older fareboxes fro...
by Sir Pompously
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Bus fare box - need more information :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Bus fare box - need more information :-)

Hi all, We have a Farebox at the Retired ACT Transport Employees Club here in Canberra and we are wondering where it has come from. Apparently the box was used as a trial before ACTION settled on the red fare boxes (there were a few different types of red box) rather that the yellow one seen in the ...
by Sir Pompously
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: City Bus Station Closed until further notice
Replies: 0
Views: 13454

City Bus Station Closed until further notice

Surprised this has not been posted yet, but City Bus Station (platforms 1-9) has been closed until further notice due to an explosion and subsequent fire at the Sydney Building on Monday 17th Feb. All Rapid and Xpresso services are departing from platforms 10 and 11, whilst all other services have m...
by Sir Pompously
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: What to keep an eye out in Canberra?
Replies: 24
Views: 23474

Re: What to keep an eye out in Canberra?

Hey, 1. No, NXTBUS is currently under rollout and trial. You can use the number on the bus stop signs that are rolling out around Canberra (and subsequently replacing all old signs and bus stop pegs) to text the service which will send back timetable results, sometimes you may get a real time result...
by Sir Pompously
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Vintage Buses heading to the Sydney Bus Show.
Replies: 26
Views: 2134

Re: Vintage Buses heading to the Sydney Bus Show.

The AEC Regal III that would be a heritage item is in Canberra is nicknamed "Matilda" and is numbered C*59351. ACTION have it as a part of their heritage collection with a (sad looking) AEC Reliance numbered ZIB050.
by Sir Pompously
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Delivery of new trams for Inner West Light Rail Extension
Replies: 246
Views: 32074

Re: Delivery of new trams for Inner West Light Rail Extensio

From what I have been told, these first trams that are delivered in the Malaga livery are getting a wrap rather than a repaint as they are leased. They look great in the new livery though, cannot wait to see the Variotrams get a little bit of a refresh.
by Sir Pompously
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: SPIN - Canberra's weekend on wheels - October
Replies: 0
Views: 13567

SPIN - Canberra's weekend on wheels - October

Hi all, The ACT Government together with the NRMA are putting on a transportation related display here in Canberra between the 18-20th October. A complete PDF of events throughout October, these include displays, performances, festivals, rallys and competition events (like BMX, skateboarding, roller...
by Sir Pompously
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: [SMH] Monorail to be pulled down/Acquired by Government
Replies: 204
Views: 16912

Re: [SMH] Monorail to be pulled down/Acquired by Government

Looks as though Google has confirmed its plans to install a Monorail carriage or two as a meeting room! http://www.news.com.au/technology/googl ... 6713153970
by Sir Pompously
Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JPN] Hanshin Electric Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 2090

[JPN] Hanshin Electric Railway

On a recent trip to Osaka I managed to spend a day riding on Hanshin Electric Railway, who operate services between Osaka and Kobe as well as Namba. Hanshin is one of three operators to run between Osaka (Umeda) and Sannomiya, the other two are JR and Hankyu and both are faster than Hanshin (20mins ...
by Sir Pompously
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JPN] Hankyu Railway
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

[JPN] Hankyu Railway

Some photos from a recent trip to Osaka of trains running for Hankyu Railway. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/9293550236_d1c516113f_c.jpg Hankyu 9000 series 9308 is seen arriving into Kanmaki on a test service. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/9293550072_a295114415_c.jpg Hankyu 7304 is seen arr...
by Sir Pompously
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Sydney Monorail pics (my last shots). 26/6/13
Replies: 22
Views: 4625

Re: Sydney Monorail pics (my last shots). 26/6/13

I certainly disagree with the preservation of a whole set, especially when it would not run again as well as the cost and space issues associated with placing a whole set and a station in the museum. The two carriages planned (and 10m of track) is fine, it shows the internal workings of the train, t...
by Sir Pompously
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Photos - Canberra/ACT
Topic: Interstate Coaches seen in Canberra + XPT in the sticks
Replies: 5
Views: 24803

Re: Interstate Coaches seen in Canberra + XPT in the sticks

XPT is seen passing through Cunningar! Nice shots!
by Sir Pompously
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Overseas Transport Discussion
Topic: [Shinkansen] 200 Series Retirement
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

[Shinkansen] 200 Series Retirement

As of the timetable revision on the 16th March, 200 series trains are no longer running on timetabled services on the JR East Network. A few special runs have been timetabled before official retirement: March 30, Tohoku Shinkansen (Morioka - Sendai) April 13, Tohoku Shinkansen (Sendai-Omiya) April 1...
by Sir Pompously
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Tourists and MyWay Tickets/Past memories
Replies: 5
Views: 14700

Re: Tourists and MyWay Tickets/Past memories

Online is the nearest retailer, as you can buy the card.... online!
by Sir Pompously
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JR] Local and Limited Express trains 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: [JR] Local and Limited Express trains 2

Yes, the 103 and 201 series trains are still in regular service on the JR West network and from what I understand this is due to them being easier to maintain (and they last longer). I believe the variable frequency traction is more costly to maintain and renew. Plus JR East renew trains more quickl...
by Sir Pompously
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: GSR, NR HO scale carriages for sale + model train layout
Replies: 0
Views: 659

GSR, NR HO scale carriages for sale + model train layout

Hey all, As Dad wants his garage back after 24 years of me filling it with train stuff as a kid, I am selling some carriages and a layout on ebay. All are HO scale. Freightline National Rail freight wagons x 3: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181073224892?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l26...
by Sir Pompously
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JPN] Hakodate Trans. Bureau Trams
Replies: 0
Views: 1223

[JPN] Hakodate Trans. Bureau Trams

Photos from a recent trip to Hakodate in Hokkaido Prefecture. I have been to Hokkaido a few times but have never stayed anywhere else but Sapporo, so it was good to be able to base myself in the busy little city of Hakodate. The photos are of the tram network operated by the Hakodate Transport Burea...
by Sir Pompously
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JR] JR Freight
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

[JR] JR Freight

Various photos of JR Freight locomotives from my recent travels. I have not photographed JRF much, so it was good to be able to finally get some photos of their awesome locomotives! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8260222635_dbcc196696_c.jpg JR Freight EF 81 453 leads a freight service through Sh...
by Sir Pompously
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JR] Local and Limited Express trains 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

[JR] Local and Limited Express trains 2

Part 2 of my photos of Local and Limited Express JR trains. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8382261131_d522da957a_c.jpg Two JR West 103 series EMUs are seen at Kyoto Station. There are some subtle differences between the two sets, the most visible one is the headlight mounting on the older set to...
by Sir Pompously
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JR] Local and Limited Express trains 1
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

[JR] Local and Limited Express trains 1

A few photos from my recent journey to Japan of Local (Rapid, Special Rapid etc) and Limited Express trains in Honshu and Hokkaido. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8276456155_32000b1a05_c.jpg A JR West 475 series EMU is seen at Toyama Station. Love the large headlights on these! http://farm9.stat...
by Sir Pompously
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Canberra / ACT
Topic: Tourists and MyWay Tickets/Past memories
Replies: 5
Views: 14700

Re: Tourists and MyWay Tickets/Past memories

Hey, There is a MyWay Cash fare which allows you to purchase a daily ticket. The MyWay Card is available from retailers, however if you are arriving by train you would more than likely not find a retailer nearby selling MyWay cards (unless the countrylink booking office does and I am guessing it doe...
by Sir Pompously
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Overseas Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: [JR] "Pokemon With You" train launch
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

[JR] "Pokemon With You" train launch

Yesterday I was able to attend the launch day of the "Pokemon with you" train at Ichinoseki, running on the Ofunato Line. This train has been specially kitted out with Pokemon themed everything, from the dedicated children's play area to the poke ball hand holds on all the seats! One carriage has se...

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