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October 2016
Front Cover Railway Digest
Regulars
Platform 2016
Rail Industry
Railway people
News
International
Operations
– The haulage of Gypsum on the Eyre Peninsula
Remember When
– Swan Hill Memories, Part 2: 1982 to 1992
Preservation and Tourist
Readers Write

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The first loaded gypsum train for the day smokes up one of the ruling grades west of Moule on its way to Thevenard, on Thursday morning 4 August, powered by 1603, 859, 850 and 902. Malcolm Holdsworth

Features

Travelling from Bundy on the Traditional Train
As part of its program to overhaul the two electric tilt trains, QR has been using loco-hauled trains to replace some Brisbane to Rockhampton tilt train services, allowing one of the tilt sets to be overhauled at Downer's Maryborough plant. Rod Milne explains why he actually prefers travelling the 'traditional' way.

New containerised log traffic ex-Goulburn
Shane O'Neil takes a look at a new containerised log train operation based at Goulburn, in the NSW Southern Tablelands, that began on Thursday 14 July, operated by QUBE for New Zealand Company, International Primary Products Ltd, bringing logs to Port Botany for export to China, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

Impressions of a Tilt Train
Not all rail travellers were impressed when the QR Diesel Tilt Train, or Spirit of Queensland to give it its proper title, replaced the locomotivehauled Sunlander in October 2013. New South Welshman Ron Brown, however, very much enjoyed his recent journey from Caboolture to Cairns and return, as he recounts.


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