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August 2015
Front Cover Railway Digest
Rail Industry
Railway people
– Gunnedah to Werris Creek
Signalling and Infrastructure
– General News
– Level Crossing News
– Picton in the 21st Century
Preservation and Tourist
– Things have changed down in the South West
– The 2015 Anzac Troop Train
– GM1 and the slow progress to its final home
DVD Review
Readers Write
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BHP Billiton SD70 ACe/LCi locomotives 4320 and 4408 head downgrade in dynamic brake past the 213 km marker towards Garden and the Redmont Line Camp with a loaded train for Port Hedland, WA, on Sunday 14 June. Single line working was in force due to track maintenance, and this was the first of three loaded trains given priority over empties over this section in the Chichester Range. Peter Clark

East Perth Terminal
Located two kilometres from Perth station, on a standard-gauge spur off the suburban Midland line, what is now known as East Perth Terminal welcomed its first standard-gauge interstate passenger train on 15 June 1969, inaugurating a five-day-per-week service in each direction between Perth and Port Pirie. Later named The Trans Australian, this service was joined by The Indian Pacific, travelling to and from Sydney, on 1 March 1970. David Whiteford takes a look at the Terminal's interesting history and reports on the plans for its future.

Victoria's Regional Rail Link completed
The final section of the Regional Rail Link (RRL), from Deer Park Junction, on the Ballarat Line, to Manor Junction on the Geelong Line, was opened for revenue services on Sunday, 21 June. Victoria's RRL is testament to the huge growth in V/Line interurban travel in recent years, with a 150 per cent increase experienced on the Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo lines in the six years to 2012. The additional services now operating to Geelong, together with the extra capacity for the Ballarat and Bendigo lines and continued delivery of additional Bombardier VLocity DMUs, will assist in meeting that growth. John Hoyle reports.

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