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A Grain train rolling south at Jenkinsburg GA on 4-25-2013 and something to think about. Locomotives NS 8343 C40-8W, NS 8340 C40-8W, CN 8908 SD70M-2
We wanted to do the train trip to Broken Hill for a while, still can’t be away for any length of time so we decided to go out and back with an over night stay only. The train leaves Sydney on Monday and returns Tuesday so thayt’s what we did as well. It is about 10 hours from Bathurst so 20 hours of train travelling in about 36 is pretty wearing especially with kids screaming and carrying on with the trip to Broken Hill (we had to go second class) on the way back much quieter as we had first class.
Just seeing all of the flat land was pretty amazing to us as nothing is flat near where we live from Parkes to Broken Hill was pretty much straight and flat, we got to see a wheat train actually loading grain as we whizzed past at about 120kmh. At Broken Hill we stayed at an old shearers hotel, no pub any more converted into a ‘motel’ the aroma of the old place was marvellous. Went for a walk down the road and had a marvellous chinese dinner. Next morning bright and early it was back to the station for the train back.
So we had what we consider a good break, most people would probably say boring but hey we aint into all of this noise and stuff people seem to want when away.
Video of the flatness…
Some more pictures below…
Lucky you. You have scored the late shift. Still, when you get home, to the little woman, the bed will be warm. Looks like you are going to have a wet night so let’s get started. Climb aboard the loco an assemble the train, the rear end is in #4 road.
When the brakes are tested, you can head for Freidman Junction. Reverse your train and then it’s off to Hunter. Of course you will get mixed up with other trafficand you will just have to take your turn. Such as, follow a spark from Bald Ridge to Hunter.
One good thing about that is that you will arrive at the Hunter unload site too late to unload and so the morning pilot will see to the unloading. locos can be uncoupled there and put to bed after which you can go home.
You have a nice easy job today. Drive your locos over to the yard. Pick up the 13 empty chipwagons. Take them to Aversleigh Mill and load them. When your load is checked and correct, set back into Aversleigh Yard #4 road. 7 wagons will be uncoupled there and the locos and other 6 wagons will be placed in #3 road.
That is it for the day. Simple enough for a driver of your experience.
Oh!, I forgot to tell you that you will have to follow a suburban train until Abercrombie, also the Patterson express that was in #1 platform at Hunter when you left. is right behind you so don’t waste any time.
Please note, if you want to use LocoOne’s add-on to the RBR layout you should download it form the DLS. The file in the DVD Compendium may or may not work. Please do not hassle me about it the DLS is the authoriative version.
I have been told that the TS12 files are not on the current DVD. I have just forced TrepStar to reload the disk image and I will see if that solves the missing files.
Please note that the menu does not have TS12 it is simply a directory that you import there is no ‘automation’.
RBR has been removed and the site now points here to Jenolan. Bye bye RBR I will miss you.
The Compendium DVD now includes all of the material for TRS2004, TRS2006 & TS12 there is nothing new on the DVD so if you have all of the material from the old download on RBR you have all of the files. If you want to have the file handy on a DVD then you can nab it from the buy it link. The ‘cost price’ charged by TrepStar varies depending on the destination. Any overages will go to Kiva.
Thanks for a fun time, but RBR was really past its use by date. Best wishes for the new year.