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May 2015
Front Cover Railway Digest
Platform 2015
Rail Industry
Railway people
Signalling and Infrastructure
– General News
– Level Crossing News
– Victoria's Regional Rail Link
Preservation and Tourist
– Downs Steam restorations on menu
– 42101 and 6029 return to NSW rails
Readers Write
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GWA units GWU008, ALF20, GM38 and GM43 bring 2182S UpTailem Bend to Pelican Point loaded grain train across Bartley Street
at Nairne, in the Adelaide Hills, on Sunday 8 March. John ScottOpposite: In the NSW Hunter Valley, on Sunday 29 March, an empty Aurizon coal train drops down into the Wambo colliery balloon loop to load. Once clear of the junction the already loaded train, led by class leader 5001, will depart and head along the single track branch on its way to the Port of Newcastle. Steve Preston

Moreton Bay Rail Link
A milestone in the construction of the Moreton Bay Rail Link, the 12.6 kilometre double-track railway under construction between the
northern Brisbane suburb of Petrie and Kippa-Ring, was reached in April when bulk earthworks along the formation were virtually completed. John Hoyle reports.

Melbourne's suburban extremity
John Griffin takes a look at the line to Stony Point, a non-electrified extremity of the Melbourne suburban service on the Mornington
Peninsula, with a picturesque bayside terminus 70.96km distant from Southern Cross Station.

Australia and Egypt: Two trains, two worlds
Larry Zanker compares two very different 88-kilometre railway journeys he's enjoyed in recent years. One through the lush green lower north coast of New South Wales, the other through the arid Suez Canal region of Egypt.

Train Timing – schedules, speeds and spies
Ever wondered how fast your train is going, whether it is on time and how well the motive power is performing? Train timing can provide the answers and deepen your understanding of railway performance, as timing expert Malcolm Simister explains.

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