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August 2014
Front Cover Railway Digest
Rail Industry
Rail People
– Brief wanderings on the Eyre Peninsula
Signalling and Infrastructure
– General News
– Level Crossing News
Preservation and Tourist
– Pichi Richi Railway Railfan Weekend 2014
– The ARHS North West Tour: Visiting the Old and the New

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On Sunday 22 June, the curtain finally came down on the Hobart to Bridgewater railway. At 5.40pm, two of TasRail's new Progress Rail TR Class locomotives, TR01 and TR10, are seen hauling the final freight service north between Berriedale and Chigwell (across from the Museum of Old and New Art). Stuart Rutherford

GrainCorp's Project Regeneration
Australia's dominant east coast marketer, GrainCorp, has announced that it will invest $200 million over three years to enhance the efficiency of its country grain network, under its Project Regeneration initiative. John Hoyle reports.

Medium Speed Rail: Bringing Australian HSR closer
Max Michell, Scott Martin and Philip Laird explain why they believe that a bankable High Speed Rail project based on Medium Speed routes or corridors is more likely to proceed than a high-cost Greenfield proposal. They look at how upgrading our major routes to Medium Speed standard could produce enormous benefits both in the short and long term.

Sydney Trains Refurbishments
Since the split of former CityRail services into Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink, the reorganisation of the rolling stock fleet and a more proactive focus on customer needs has seen a number of minor to mid-scale refurbishment programs undertaken on some members of the fleet. Gary McDonald takes a look at two recent programs.

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