More than 200 vehicles as well as surface-to-air missile systems and their portable radar systems are being freighted from Adelaide to Darwin for use in the Pitch Black military exercises beginning across the Top End next week.
The largest consignment of military equipment moved by rail in two decades demonstrated the strategic value of the newly completed Adelaide-Darwin railway, Defence Minister Robert Hill said. More than 200 army vehicles, surface-to-air missile systems and some radars were loaded in Adelaide on Monday for transportation to Darwin on the railway.
The Victorian Opposition has labelled the latest V/Line performance results "abysmal" and says the State Government needs to do better by country train travellers.
The number of sightings this week was better than expected with 130, this makes a total of 3392 sightings for the year to date. 41 of the sightings were on the B/G which included two diverted 9140's and a diverted 9141 as well as a six car EMU transfer behind T369(WC), the T returned later that day on the down as a light loco movement with a van.
The controversial decision by British Columbia's Liberal government to unload its Crown-owned railroad in a C$1-billion deal with a private, U.S.-controlled railway company now is final, says Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon.
A woman who provoked nationwide outrage and sympathy when she reported being accosted at knifepoint in an anti-Semitic attack on a French commuter train has confessed to making up the story.