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Darra Station upgrade

Started by ozbob, December 12, 2020, 04:58:20 AM

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Darra is a very interesting rail location these days.

Thursday 28th October 2010













Photographs R Dow 28th October 2010


RM 1901 on driver training duties for the new track and signals between Corinda and Darra West.  28th October 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jmF4mOJ7H8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5hZ-198-Sc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKd8zAQNeDg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwIrHGYw3_c

Photography R Dow 28th October 2010
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SMU232 on driving training passing through platform one Darra, 28th October 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj_TvZp0L8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap9KkokiuRY

Photography R Dow 28th October 2010
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Darra 29th October 2010




























Coal train (full) passing through the new platform one Darra



Photographs R Dow 29th October 2010
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Ballast train went through platform 1 full pelt, not sure where headed (? Beenleigh)

Concrete crash barrier on the Railway Parade corner up end platform 1























Photographs R Dow 4th November 2010
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Darra is an interesting station these days.





















Photographs R Dow 10th November 2010
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Rest weekend at Darra.  Work has been proceeding western end of platform one and work proceeding on the foot bridge fit out.



















Photographs R Dow 13th November 2010
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In the space of an hour, two up coal, three down coal, and one down loco train.
It seems these days more freight movements on the western line between Corinda and Ipswich than passenger trains.
It used to be in the order of about 40% freight, I think it is probably about 50 - 55% now ..
























Photographs R Dow 15th November 2010
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Work proceeding at Darra on western end platform 1, car park the western end north side (behind the bowls club).
Looks like a kiss n' ride area north side east end well advanced.  Fit out of the footbridge underway.

Trains galore through Darra. SMU232 on route tuition today.





























Photographs R Dow 22nd November 2010
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Red boards still on the branch line.  Down coalie coming off the up sub loop Darra.











Photographs R Dow 23rd November 2010
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RM 1901 heading through Darra on the main UP.  Might be doing signalling testing on the branch later today/week.




Darra service platform 2, this service was converted to the 8.28am Ipswich service, the normal train ran into platform 3 and pax moved over.  Possibly the first Ipswich service to depart from platform 2 in the new life ...  :)
















School bus 782 using bus stop A Darra





Photographs R Dow 24th November 2010
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Photographs R Dow 26th November 2010
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Western end of platform one nearly finished!











Photographs R Dow 27th November 2010
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Darra 1st December 2010.  Locomotives go onto the Richlands branch line for signal testing.

Signal is set for the UP branch line to Richlands!








Locos returning on the down branch line














Some more trains through Darra











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Platform one west is taking shape

Footbridge now has some colour finish

EMU01/73 down service at Darra














Next station 'Richlands' ... SMU 203 passes through platform one Darra on route tuition.
Who knows, maybe trains might start running to Richlands this week as well for tuition.



Photographs R Dow 6th December 2010
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SMU 207 on route tuition.  No trains seen on the branch line, although there was some signal activity, possible testing for fault resolution.

Up Darra service terminating on platform 2











Ramp to access platform 4 western end, stairs still not open western end























Photographs R Dow 7th December 2010
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Go card readers, one at the western end of platform 2/3 and one at the western end platform 4 next to the stairs for the footbridge have been positioned.  Work still continuing with the footbridge, not open yet.

Western end of platform one is finally nearing completion.  AVVM is on platform one.

Platform one







Photographs R Dow 17th December 2010
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Rest weekend, fortunate as has been bit wet.

Not long now ..























Photographs R Dow 19th December 2010
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The way it was ..





Photographs R Dow 4 October 2008






Photographs R Dow 23rd December 2008
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Happy Christmas Darra! The foot bridge is open for use!!

Thanks Trackstar and QR!


























Photographs R Dow 21st December 2010
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Looks like works have ceased for the Christmas break.

Platform one is nearly complete.  The car park northern side west end is nearly ready for surfacing.























Photographs R Dow 23rd December 2010
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