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Old 05-08-2008, 10:04 AM   #346
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OK, so who wants to buy me an old Melbourne train?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Melbourne-Tai...QQcmdZViewItem
So, how old is that?
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"is old and it needs work"

Ain't that the truth.


I've seen much worse dug out of riverbeds and restored to full working condition.
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OK, so who wants to buy me an old Melbourne train?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Melbourne-Tai...QQcmdZViewItem
"pick up only... no postage"



Not a bad price for a train...! And what were you planning on doing with it, Ax?
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"pick up only... no postage"



Not a bad price for a train...! And what were you planning on doing with it, Ax?
He must turn it into a transport themed night club.
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Public transport? Education? What's that? This budget is all about families, babies, business tax cuts ...!
, I say again.
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So, how old is that?
Not sure how old that one specifically is. The Taits were built between 1909 and 1951, with the last ones retired in 1984.
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, I say again.
I expected squat for public transport in the first place, and yet it still managed to astonish me with how little they are doing.

Hey, guys, heard of this funny thing called LONG TERM PLANNING?
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He must turn it into a transport themed night club.
YES.

I probably still won't go... but every song must be related to travel somehow.


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Hi phanan

I think the city of Adelaide was named after King William the Somethingth's wife/queen, in the 1830s.

(I was coincidentally looking up this stuff the other day... freakeh.)
Greetings.

Ah, fuck work. I'm going to go read up on this. I find Australian history fascinating.
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"pick up only... no postage"



Not a bad price for a train...! And what were you planning on doing with it, Ax?
Restore it to working order and live in it/use it to get around.
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I expected squat for public transport in the first place, and yet it still managed to astonish me with how little they are doing.

Hey, guys, heard of this funny thing called LONG TERM PLANNING?
Apparently not. One downside of having elections every three/four years, I suppose.
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YES.

I probably still won't go... but every song must be related to travel somehow.


The Porcupine Tree Railway Spectacular?

1. Trains
2. Pure Narcotic
3. Way Out Of Here
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I just had the craziest vision of Axver riding around in his own train with The Wanderer (that old song, not the U2 thing) blasting from some speakers
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Ah, fuck work. I'm going to go read up on this. I find Australian history fascinating.
An attitude I can heartily endorse! (the "fuck work" thing, anyway... I really should know more Australian history. We didn't get a great deal of it at school, to my shame.)



I really need to get to bed, and/or pack. Which basically involves throwing three days' worth of clothes into a bag and making a mental note to throw my pillow in the boot tomorrow morning...
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Apparently not. One downside of having elections every three/four years, I suppose.
It's embarrassing. I really have trouble imagining how the Libs could do much worse than this. Melbourne's bursting at the seams but where's the money to add more tracks, buy more trains, extend lines to new suburbs so they don't become car-dependent? Oh, it's all gone towards "a great budget for mums and babies"! GFY, Labour.

Next election, I will probably preference Labour only marginally above the Libs. Green all the way.
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