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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…
Spent most of today paring down RBR, need to reduce the amont of space for the move to shared hosting, The guys have sent me all of the TS12 Activities as CDP’s which I will use to build the add-on to the compendium, will not be able to spend any time tomorrow as I need to do some coding for Greg, but it should be finished within a few days and I will build a zip for testing. Once that is verified all downloads will be removed and only the topics will be left. The FAQ will remain under the RBR web address for the time being what I will do shortly is remove the forums which will point to the FAQ I should be able to place a link there to Jenolan for he Compendium buy link.
The raildrivers are now for sale on eBay I really need to convert them to cash as they have been paid for on my credit card… hohum things are moving quite quickly it is going to be a real heart tug when RBR becomes a basically static site but as I have said before we have reached the terminus. Auran/N3VGames/Trainz is simply not interested in people driving their only interest is on $$ value add-on packs well let them have it they could have been the real successor to MSTS and they blew it.