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February 2018
Front Cover Railway Digest

Rail Industry
Railway people
Signalling & Infrastructure
Preservation and Tourist
– Fine dining on Bellarine Railway's Q Train
– Moss Vale Sesquicentenary
– Byron Bay solar train
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In the late afternoon light of Thursday 7 December 2017, ARG Goninan/GE units P2508, P2509 and P2512 haul 5725 Up Perenjori to Geraldton loaded ore train around the sweeping curve approaching Chintapee Road at Bringo, WA. John Scott


North West Frontier – Revisited
Readers may recall Alan Graham's account of his 2014 Pilbara trip, published in the April 2015 edition of Railway Digest. In his closing remarks Alan hinted that another visit might be possible if the right circumstances permitted. By mid-2016, after renewed contact with long-time good friend Greg who continued to be employed by the Fortescue Metals Group as a locomotive driver, thoughts of returning to the Pilbara became more compelling. In this month's RD we present part one of Alan's account of the marvellous adventure that resulted.

Gold Coast light rail stage two opens early
In contrast to the late and controversial delivery of two other south-east Queensland rail projects, the Redcliffe railway and New Generation Rollingstock EMUs, stage two of the Gold Coast light rail (known as the G:Link or simply the 'G:') opened ahead of schedule on Sunday, 17 December 2017. The opening celebrations commenced with the 5.29 am departure of Bombardier Flexity 2 No.05 with the first public tram service from Helensvale station. John Hoyle was there.

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