Talk:Rail transport in Australia

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High-speed rail[edit]

Does Australia have a High-speed rail? It is not listed in the article? --Avinesh Jose  T  11:29, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Do you call 160 km/h high-speed - this is the fastest service speed. I have been working on an article on the various high speed rail proposals Australian has seen. Wongm (talk) 06:57, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I didn't know it. Which is the article? --Avinesh Jose  T  06:53, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Just finished it now: High-speed rail in Australia. Wongm (talk) 02:01, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Read the internet articles[edit]

In Rail_transport_in_Australia#Iron_ore the article says "Read the internet articles" - which ones? There are no links or references. I would love to read the articles but without links ... (talk) 00:36, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

The phrase made no sense, so I have reworded it. is a good railfan site about the railways of the area. Wongm (talk) 01:32, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Presentation of rail gauges[edit]

In the "Milestones" section the rail gauges are presented differently, sometimes in feet and inches first, sometimes with metric measures first and sometimes with the names "standard gauge" and "broad gauge" and sometimes not. I think it would be preferable to have a consistent layout. Compare this:

With this:

The second example is more consistent and less cluttered. Therefore I think it would be preferable. What do others think? Michael Glass (talk) 11:23, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Heritage and tourist railways[edit]

Is there anywhere a list of heritage and tourist railways in Australia? -- Riggenbach (talk) 23:54, 27 December 2011 (UTC)


As an overall comment on the Rail Transport in Australia category, it looks like a bit of organisation and structuring would be helpful. I am willing to help with this but might need to get some tutorial assistance from some more experienced wikipedians to help me out. Are there any wikipedians wiling to do so. Would this warrant a wikipedia project category, as a sub project to Transport in Australia and the overall Australia project? Let me know thoughts either here or my talk page. Thanks (talk) 09:40, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

I'd just ask questions at WP:AWNB and see what happens. People tend to have broad and overlapping interests, so it might be worth a notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian Roads to inform people if a conversation or collaboration starts. I've also thought there's a body of work in matching up the articles and improving the consistency. I've mostly looked at SA railways, and Rail transport in South Australia looks like it was written by several separate people who didn't read what was already written, but I haven't had time to think about planning a coherent article yet. The other states might be just as bad. --Scott Davis Talk 11:58, 6 July 2015 (UTC)