Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.
I thought that closed a few weeks ago
I had a mate who lived in Dundas Valley and they backed on to the train line. On random weekends there used to be a steam train and it’s whistle used to resonate through the valley. I never went on it FFS.
Nah you are right, this says today http://www.parramattalightrail.nsw.gov.au/news/t6-carlingford-line-close-5-january-2020
North Queensland’s stadium was today officially named the Queensland Country Bank Stadium after the Queensland Country Credit Union signed a six-year naming rights partnership with the venue.
Now thats a tongue twister
Still a better name than 1800 Smiles Stadium
Probably just shorten it to QCB Stadium.
you still waiting for a train ?
That NQ stadium looks good. Any strip joints in the city?
Could make a trip up there.
Im in definitely. Strip joints are definitely a happy ending
Yep. Currently at Murwillumbah and there's no train in sight. They could keep this station in better condition, too.
I used to live half way between Rydalmere and Dundas Stn, one street away from the line. They used to run the rail motor up the line as the last train of the night.
Do you know what the plan is for the disused line? I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to the Parra area these days.
Light Rail (trams)
Westmead to Carlingford via Church street, Parramatta.
See Striders link above.
So, does that mean that Rosehill will still be functioning as a train line for the punters? I suppose I should do some digging myself for info, eh?
Nope. Camellia to Clyde being shut down.
There'll be a light rail stop at Camellia for Rosehill Racecourse.
Ffs eelo ... im not posting my informative links for shits n giggles
I didn't click on it, Casper.
Some memories here...
Straight out of school and doing a part time work/study thing I’d catch the red rattler into the city. On hot days you’d stand near the open manual doors to catch the breeze. Often I would drive to Epping instead of going the slow Carlingford / Clyde way. Standing by the open doors as you crossed the iron bridge between Meadowbank and Rhodes was a thrill. Unfortunately the skunk smell of Rhodes would stay in your nostrils until you got to Strathfield where the fresh baked smell from Arnotts biscuits would take over.
Indeed there were some memories there. Bit sad to see that video. Phil @ Sydney Trains Vlogs does really well in this department.
I'm actually really disappointed I didn't check it out on Saturday. I spent my childhood catching trains from either Dundas or Telopea. I lived a half way walk between them both. Dundas was the preferred choice so I didn't have to walk up that hill to Telopea. It was a bugger of a walk. Dundas however, was more level and through walkways and across parks.
It's a shame I didn't take my kids on Saturday and give them an experience on the red rattler. It was exciting being able to hang out open doors in those days, safely of course. It was a real thrill doing it while going through the City Circle, looking ahead up along the tunnels.
Anyway, thanks for posting that link Eelo.
It's all good Suity. Time changes everything.
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