Techniquest

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  • Excellent! I look forward to reading that. Be sure to check out the CD resto wagens, they have happy hours at certain times of the day and are dirt cheap when the train is in the Czech Republic. The beer is also very good too! If you can, get further east into the Slovak Republic, I was in Bratislava last August, EUR1 a pint! The further east you get the cheaper it is, and the older and noisier the locos!!

    Cheers,
    Kris.
    Hey Tech, cheers for accepting my FR!

    You got any more euro bashing planned soon? I quite enjoy reading your trip reports!
    We were quoting Monty Python. I made a Letter by Letter riddle based on them, and my user title, 'Wants a shrubbery', is based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
    Hi I have just passed the test and first interview. Do you know where I could get some of the studying I.E. course paper work as I would like to start working on something if they offer me a Job. many thanks ,
    Hello Techniquest,
    I need some general information from somebody who is a professional train driver - just a consultation.
    Could you please e-mail me at jake_z(at)live(dot)co(dot)uk. I don't want to go into details on a public website and I'll obviously explain everything.
    Many thanks.
    Hi Techniquest,
    When will you next be seeing trains as there haven't been many posts from you on the thread trains you've seen working lately.
    Hope you get a few winners soon,
    Fishquinn.
    In carrying out your planning I suggest that you keep in mind that considerable freight traffic moves through the Sydney suburban network, but not on all lines.

    Also, 2 hours north of Sydney there is the heavy coal traffic in the Hunter Valley. This can be a worthwhile day trip.
    To help with Passes http://www.countrylink.info/travel_passes
    They are only available to overseas visitors and are for economy seats only. Some operators also have fuel charges (GSR). The $2,000 Ghan fare is Gold class and includes sole occupancey of a sleeping compartment, DiningCar meals 24/7 tea & coffee and hot showers. You do get what you pay for.

    Are you interested in only passenger services or also freight?
    To help with Passes http://www.countrylink.info/travel_passes
    They are only available to overseas visitors and are for economy seats only. Some operators also have fuel charges (GSR). The $2,000 Ghan fare is Gold class and includes sole occupancey of a sleeping compartment, DiningCar meals 24/7 tea & coffee and hot showers. You do get what you pay for.

    Are you intersted in only passenger services or also freight?
    My motive to register has come from your posts seeking information about a planned trip to Australia. Like you, I enjoy travelling and especially by train.

    I am happy to give you first hand information via the PM facility.

    I note that your planned trip will be about 10 days. This is not a lot of time for some of the trips you wish to make.

    Qantas/Jetstar fly directly into Darwin & Cairns from Singapore. I suggest you investigate this.

    Travelodge in Australia are owned by a large motoring organisation and are 3/4 star. They can safely be recommended. To find accommodation in your price range look at the website http://wotif.com.au It is reputable and reliable.

    Fares on The Ghan are about A$2,000 in gold class between Darwin and Adelaide. The trip takes 2 nights and 2 days.

    Overnight on the XPT is not recommended unless you have a sleeper. The cars were not designed for night travel.

    I will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.
    hello, saw 43002 at Paddington on Sunday last, it's had it nameplates removed. Time to think of a new username?
    Also, congratulations on reaching 6,000 posts on Rail UK. Taking out all the banned members (and there are n=many), you are one of the top men!
    Hi Julian, have you heard from James U. lately? He hasn't been online since 23rd last month, hope he is Ok and hasn't had a recurrence of his previous. Andy (Bighat)
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