A Day In My Office

Shane Jan 17, 2004

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Shane,

    Great photos and very interesting. Thank for posting and we look forward to more.

    Charlie
     
  2. Shane

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    G'day Steve,

    The crews for the light engines that attach onto the rear of the Swanbank Coalie will be signing on at 06:30 on both Tues 20th & Wed 21st. So after they attach onto the rear of the train at Wulkaraka they should get to Bundamba at around 08:00 approx.
    The time it takes to unload the train is usually about 35-45min. But it takes us about 20-30min to get from Bundamba to Swanbank & about the same time to return from there.
    The times for these trains this week should be all around that mark give or take a couple of hours.
    I would suggest though that If you choose to go at other time to just pm me a couple of days in advance & I will be able to give you approximate times.
    Anyhow Steve I hope this helps mate.
     
  3. Shane

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    Thanks Charlie, I'm also looking forward to showing some more in a couple of weeks or so.
     
  4. UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE

    UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE TrainBoard Member

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    thanks alot shane, i will try get out there on wednesday, even just the rough times helps though, i can always just wait around and photograph whatever comes by anyway :D

    if i cant make it this week ill just pm in advance as you suggested, thanks heaps for the info, ill post the pics i take of it around here somewhere too.
     
  5. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Shane and Steve, I look forward to the next instalment :D
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Shane-

    Maps came through just fine. Now I've a much better idea where you are working. This must be part of the National Rail system?

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  7. UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE

    UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE TrainBoard Member

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    well, unfortunately i didnt get out there today, was up all night on the phone, so perhaps another time, ive got a half used roll of film, so when i get out ill post them all for you guys.
     
  8. Shane

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    G'day Ken,

    It's actually part of QR's system which is the system that services the State of Queensland. The National system is a whole different story, and with the different State's systems and Gauges, well thats another thing aswell.
    I would like to try and explain it all but with all the complexity of it I would probably be here untill Christmass.
    But just to give you a better Idea of our system in Queensland I shall email you a complete network map showing our entire States system.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Shane-

    For some reason, I was thinking that Queensland Rys had become part of the National Rail system.

    Map received! Thanks!

    :D

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  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ooh! Could I have a map too Shane, please? [​IMG]
     
  11. Shane

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    G'day Alan,

    Sorry it's been a few days mate but due to mother nature & her decision to knock us about with a few good storms over the past few days I have only had power on and off over short intervals.
    But not to worry as the maps been sent now & all is fine now with our power supply.
    Anyhow I hope you like it mate & have a good one. [​IMG]
     
  12. Shane

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    G'day everyone,

    It's been a while since I've posted here but the other day I had the opportunity to take the "Apprentices" to work with me for the day.

    Below is "Apprentice No1", my 4 year old son Jack, learning the finer points of unloading a Swanbank Coalie.
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    Below "Apprentice No2", my 2 year old son James, taking in all the advice.
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    Both apprentices trying to work out how to get off the Loco.
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    "Come on Dad, get back on it's raining out here."
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    Anyhow I hope you all enjoy the pic's & hopefully I'll have the two "Apprentices" trained up in a couple of years time so they can go & work my jobs for me. [​IMG]
     
  13. Steve Cooper

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    Shane
    Good photo's-you could'nt take them like that on our engines'cos the window's are'nt as clean!!!1
    Best wishes
    Steve
     
  14. Steve Cooper

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    As to the apprentices-
    thats how I started;been near 35 year's now-time to go and make way for your two!
    Steve
     
  15. Martyn Read

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    I'd missed these pics, Jack & James look like they had a great day out there! [​IMG]
     
  16. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    Great photos, Shane!
    I just finished watching a video a friend of mine at work taped for me. It was all about Australia's railways. I think it may have been produced for Australian TV. It covered Queensland Rail, The Indian Pacific, The Ghan and some of Australia's historical societies. Even a rail trip around Tasmania. A beautiful country you have there! I hope to visit someday!
     
  17. Sten

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    Wow you certainly train them young north of the border. I haven't got an interior pic of my "office" but here is an external view
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  18. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Always enjoy seeing these International photographs to see how things look in other parts of the world.

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  19. JASON

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    Sten,
    Location has me stumped mate!
    This is not my office but I do work with it from time to time!

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    Top photo you can see 8 NR class loco's,pretty much a record I think!Bottom shot is through windscreen of my office checking out the tri axle roadrailers (aussie style).

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    Sorry for crappy shots but it was in the days before I bought a digital & had to scan photo's!
     
  20. JASON

    JASON TrainBoard Supporter

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    Anyone realise how lucky I'am?,I get to play on big earth moving machines all day & get paid for it,to top it off I can watch trains roll by all day too!

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