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June 2018
Front Cover Railway Digest

Rail Industry
Railway people
– A brief interlude at Moss Vale
Rolling stock
– Rio Tinto 160 Gross Tonne China Northern Iron Ore Wagons
– Rolling Stock Contracts and Deliveries
Preservation and Tourist
– Steamfest 2018
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Aurizon now operates many of its coal trains with units top and tailing each train. 5025 is Moolarben-bound hauling MR983, with out-of-sight 5041 bringing up the rear, seen here crossing the Goulburn River between Coggan Creek and Wollar. Wayne Eade


Timetabling for the Commonwealth Games
Despite Australia having one of the strongest car cultures in the world, public transport has come to the fore in recent years as the mode of choice to move spectators to and from venues efficiently. The recent Commonwealth Games, held on the Gold Coast, provided the opportunity for public transport to play the major role in moving spectators, athletes and officials to and from the sporting venues. John Hoyle reports.

One sweet conversion – Part two
In the first part of his story, in the May issue of RD, Alan Shaw related how, despite having been an unashamed fan of 'big trains', he came to appreciate the narrow-gauge cane railways and the work done by the people who make it all happen. In part two he continues with his observations of the cane railways of Bingera and Millaquin mills, around Bundaberg, Queensland.

Indian Pacific 2017 – Part one: The trip
The Sydney-Perth Indian Pacific is now normally only a weekly service, and usually over 26 cars. It is now operated purely as a cruise train, with the former sitting car service for short distance passengers discontinued. John Beckhaus describes the ins and outs of a recent journey he took from Sydney to Perth and return.

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