Sunday, March 30, 2008
G'day fellow train fans.
Seems one of my contributers has made a name for my blogsite on this interesting,. if not rather petty, little rail forum.
While some chunder blowers have had a gripe about the unusual nature of the site, obviously many more can relate to the stupidity of the world we live in. Well if the rapid surge in viewers is anything to go by.
Thanks to fellow railfans, well to the normal ones that see the truth behind the bollocks, for making this website what it is today.
To the rest of you "GO EAT GALAH DROPPINGS"
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Don't freakin tell me I don't know what I am talking about, I lost two pet moggies while demonstrating to the union.
Do you think they would listen?
The mongrels just called the police on me and I was charged with two counts of animal cruelty.
Last time I ever tried to help the railways thats for sure.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
One unappreciative dribbly foamer buggar has had a gripe about my not including enough flamin train photos on the blog.
Sorry to cause you so much trouble!
However so as not to make you feel your life has been a total wasted I shall endeavour to put up a selection of dribbly happy snappies I have taken over the years.|
A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.
The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck.
She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, 'If you can catch me, you can have me.'
Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later puffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.
He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, 'If you catch me you can have me'.
Well, he's out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent
shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.
Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program.
'Are you sure?' asks the representative on the phone. 'This is our most rigorous program.' 'Absolutely,' he replies, 'I haven't felt this good in years.'
The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, 'If I catch you, your but is mine.'
He lost 63 pounds that week!!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thou shall not give credit for good done by a fellow railfan!
Thou shall always ridicule anything done by a fellow railfan whenever possible!
Thou shall not miss the opportunity to correct a mistake!
Thou shall ensure personal hygene does not interfere with the fortnight long railway trip.
Thou shall not limit ones sex life to the opposite sex, or even the same species.
Thou shall never forget that you must have the most photos.
Thou shall never waste time trying to integrate into normal society.
Thou shall not look a woman in the eyes, or hold a civil conversation with them.
Thou shall never brush teeth with liquids other than Coca Cola.
Thou shall always waste endless hours on the Railpage making stupid posts, under stupid names and then whinging about getting a warning level.
Thou shall avoid any sort of education which may help you realise there can't be a #11 in the 10 commandments.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
She is a hardy cat who lives off any rubbish we throw out.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Epping Rd demand caught us off guard: Govt
Posted Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:23pm AEDT
The New South Wales Government has admitted it was caught off guard by increased demand for public transport on Sydney's Epping Road.
Transport Minister John Watkins has announced additional bus services after just one day of peak hour traffic flowing through the new Lane Cove bus interchange.
The increased services started this morning, with enough buses to carry an additional 850 passengers.
Transport Minister John Watkins says the need for extra bus services is good news.
"It means people are trying public transport that haven't done it before," he said.
"That's good for congestion, it's good for our enviornment and it's certainly cheaper for those people who are perhaps using public transport for the first time."
Mr Watkins says demand for public transport was much higher than the Government had anticipated.
"This is probably the biggest week of the year when it comes to public transport because everyone is back at school, everyone is back at work and universities are fully prepared," he said
"We did put extra services on yesterday morning to cope with that surge, but I suppose a pleasing factor was that more people seemed to try public transport for the first time."
CONTROVERSIAL plans to duplicate the Iron Cove Bridge have been rendered obsolete by secret State Government proposals for a metro-style subway under Victoria Road, a local group says.
Plans released by the Roads and Traffic Authority provide little quantifiable justification for the $150 million upgrade of Victoria Road, said Alex Elliot, from the Victoria Road Community Committee. "The Government and the RTA refuse to release any traffic modelling or analysis," he said.
Late last year the RTA lodged a preliminary environmental assessment for the project with the Department of Planning. As well as a new bridge, it plans new bus lanes and bus bays along the congested artery.
In its submission, the group suggests the $150 million budget for the project be transferred instead to the Ministry of Transport, because "Sydney Buses will be accountable for reliability and efficiency of bus services not the RTA".
They claim the entire proposal no longer makes sense, with revelations the Government is considering a high-frequency underground train which "will replace buses on the Victoria Road corridor".
"The current RTA proposal has no knowledge of this new direction and therefore will become a 'stranded' investment, bypassed by a different strategy," it says.
The group has even suggested a number of alternative scenarios, including a "clip-on lane" for pedestrians and cyclists, and sacrifice the existing walkway for a dedicated bus lane.
The document it has presented to Planning criticises the RTA application for having "little analytical support" and lacking a study of future traffic demand.
"The traffic modelling claimed to have been done covers only existing demand and not future," it says. "Traffic modelling needs to support 25- to 30-year forecasts in residential and employment activity … [and] needs to be available to the community.
"[We] believe the proposal so lacks supporting objectives that the RTA should … go back and start the whole process again."
Alec Brown, a spokesman for the RTA, said yesterday that modelling had been done, but that it "will be further refined through the environmental assessment process and, when finalised, will be made publicly available during the display of these documents".
Earlier this year the RTA was forced to release a 2006 report under freedom-of-information laws that revealed motorists could expect only a 50-second improvement in their journey to the city.
The report was based on an earlier version of the project, estimated to cost $44.8 million. It has since been expanded with new traffic arrangements in those suburbs, bus bays and an outbound bus lane, and the project budget tripled.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I am sorry, but it must be said, ARE WE BEING RIPPED OFF FOR OVERSEAS RAILWAY MAGAZINES IN THIS COUNTRY?
With many railfans too busy chasing bottoms it seems that little time has been spent questioning the pricing of railway publications imported from places like Yankieland and Pommieland.
Some years ago one was forking out the hefty sum of around $8 for such publications as Diesel Era, Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette, Kinky French Maids Monthly, RAIL and the numerous other quality overseas publications.
Then suddenly darkness loomed, the Aussie dollar dropped to levels more disgusting than that cheesy stuff you find encrusting the sides of a railfans mouth.
Of course magazine outlets wasted no time in skyrocketing prices to cover this. Suddenly these magazines became around $13 and excessively hard on the budget of the average gunzel who still have to fork out for his/her daily hot chips and Coke. I mean, the dole office isn't exactly generous with forking out choo choo dollars.
Now in the early stages of 2008 we find the Aussie Dollar has got off its lazy bumtube and is now higher than the days prior to the big fall that saw these magazines skyrocket in price.
Yet strangely enough, the swiftness of the price rise experienced, has not been repeated with a rapid decrease again given the great state of our dollar.
Monday, March 3, 2008
refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 and each can also get
an additional $580.00 in social assistance for a total of $2,470.00.
This compares very well to a single pensioner who after contributing
to the growth and development of Australia for 40 to 50 years only
receives a monthly maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and
Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!
Let's send this to all Australians so we can all be ticked off and
maybe we can get the refugees cut back to $1,012.00 and the
pensioners up to $2,470 00 and enjoy some of the money we were forced
to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 years.
Please forward to every Australian to expose what our elected
politicians are doing - to the over-taxed Australian