North East Line to Standard Gauge

 
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
I wouldnt have thought there was much demand for avgas at Tullamarine airport.
"michinyon"


I suppose the difference is like unleaded and diesel to an Eskimo?
Who cares if you don't use it.

In all the government reports it seems to be called Aviation fuel. How would the average joe, know the difference between avgas and avtur, and even then what difference to does it make to the thread? Apart from some getting a kick out of knowing a little more than the next Wink
Anyway unless the real answers, rather than some guesses are found from the 70's I am out of here
Cheers
Rod

Ok lot of stuff has been found and Marcus will upload it to his web page. For those who are members, and interested check out  VicRail- News
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vicrail-news/

Edit
The Age reports... (The old memory is not so bad after all)  Laughing
http://tinyurl.com/ycdyyao
Thank you Mathew Walker!
Although Somerton did not get upgraded, All 100+  VR tankers were put through Bendigo depot, and upgraded. In most cases the tanks were reconditioned, and placed on new frames, reclaimed from louvre vans then being scrapped. Fitted with new bogies and reclassified to operate at 80 KPH. It appears that NSW actually ran these bulk trains, as the $18 million spent by the Oil Companies reorganising fuel to rail, was Australia wide.

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  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
How is the conversion going?

When will the passenger trains start running on the SG?
  woodford Chief Commissioner

For the history for the last couple of months have a look at http://www.vicsig.net North East rail revitlisation thread I have been posting there under the name of Woodward.

Will be back here now Its GREAT to be back!!!!!!!

Will manufacture some kind of report.

Woodford
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Most work going on now for a while has been signalling. O"Donnel and Griffen are currently installing the intermediate signalling between Seymour and Benalla.

The Wodinga bypass is largely finished (including signalling) except for work to connect up the East line at Wodonga  West and just south of the Murray.

Albury Dock has been  finished and it looks like the vast majority of the platform work has been finished. Still a couple of small things at Seymour platform 1 such as around 20 metres of timber edgeing adjacent to the ticket office and a fence at the north end.

I will see what  can put up in the way of photos of the bypass work.

Woodford
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Good to see you back in action here, woodford.

I look forward to reading your summary.   Very Happy
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Most work going on now for a while has been signalling. O"Donnel and Griffen are currently installing the intermediate signalling between Seymour and Benalla.

The Wodinga bypass is largely finished (including signalling) except for work to connect up the East line at Wodonga  West and just south of the Murray.

Albury Dock has been  finished and it looks like the vast majority of the platform work has been finished. Still a couple of small things at Seymour platform 1 such as around 20 metres of timber edgeing adjacent to the ticket office and a fence at the north end.

I will see what  can put up in the way of photos of the bypass work.

Woodford
"woodford"


What are works up to on the new Wodonga Station ?
  woodford Chief Commissioner

It's been around 10 days since I have been up there but at that stage they had the steel frame of the station building up up. The progress has been slow for an unknown reason. The platform face has been done of course and been fenced off from  the construction of the building. There were people working on the building though.
The car park has been mostly finished except for the light stands. Pedestrian access via the Melrose drive bridge was being worked on.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Wodonga bypass

The West line has been put through although there is a bar across the track a couple of 100 metres prior to the Murray river bridge. There is a set of points to join the East line and the West line only metres from the south end of the bridge. The East line side of these points going to the old track. The East line stops just off the end of the last bridge, a track panel has been built to connect the East line of the bypass to the points.

At the Wodnga West end of the bypass just before the start of the curve a temporary set of points have been installed to allow work trains to access the East line. It would require little work to put either end through.

The signalling had been installed prior to the laying of the track and appears to be bydirectional.

Looking north across the bridge, Note the last bit of BG left of the NE line.
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Looking towards Melbourne, Note track panel upper centre just to the left of that just can be seen the bar across the West line. Note also the East line on the bridge in the background.
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  woodford Chief Commissioner

Stations
Completed are the following, with notes
Albury dock,
Chiltern looks finished,
Springhurst looks finshed but still has construction fences up (last week)
Wangarrata, neither of the crossvers north or south of Wang have had the point motors and linkages finished.
Benalla, both of the  crossovers north and south and the Oakland line point motors are now wired up. First train to Oaklands was 7th march poured like hell. Got a good set of shots though on the mondays train (2nd train). I beleive the the up end crossover and the Oakland line points can now be controled remotely, all three points only have a single clip on them.
Violet Town
Euroa
Avenel, just been completed looks finished, still has barrier tape up though on platform 1.
Seymour,  all but 20 metres of platfrom 1 is accessable so one would say we now have 3 platforms here.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Most work going on now for a while has been signalling. O"Donnel and Griffen are currently installing the intermediate signalling between Seymour and Benalla.

The Wodinga bypass is largely finished (including signalling) except for work to connect up the East line at Wodonga  West and just south of the Murray.

Albury Dock has been  finished and it looks like the vast majority of the platform work has been finished. Still a couple of small things at Seymour platform 1 such as around 20 metres of timber edgeing adjacent to the ticket office and a fence at the north end.

I will see what  can put up in the way of photos of the bypass work.

Woodford
"woodford"


What are works up to on the new Wodonga Station ?
"Nightfire"

It looked like this on 24/4/10:

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  woodford Chief Commissioner

Was up there very late april had not changed significantly.
  trainfreak Site Admin

Had a look see before work on Thursday, car park is currently finished and there were people working on the platform. Personally, I can't wait till its finished!
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
For the history for the last couple of months have a look at http://www.vicsig.net North East rail revitlisation thread I have been posting there under the name of Woodward.

Will be back here now Its GREAT to be back!!!!!!!

Will manufacture some kind of report.

Woodford
"woodford"


Great  = I look forward to your report.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Signalling,
In the past week 8 separate signals have been installed between Avenel and Euroa these are,
,
All signals have single colour bottom light
All signals on the outside of the track, ie to the Left side as the driver sees
Start of double track is aprox 100.0 Km
West line north bound
122.1 Km 3 colour, just north of the site of Monea station
125.4 Km 2 colour

146.3 Km 3 colour, about 30 metres up side of Angle rd LX
150.3 Km 2 colour about 20 metres up side of Birkett st LX

151.0 Km Euroa station

East line South Bound
150.3 Km 3 colour about 20 metres down side of Birkett st LX
146.3 Km 2 colour about 15 metres down side of Angle rd LX

125.4 Km 3 colour
122.1 Km 2 colour about 30 metres down side of LX

122.1 Km and 125.4 Km have existing signal installations for the East line. It looks a though the new signals will be replacing the old.

Violet Town
A base for a signal was being installed for the East line at aprox 171.8 Km (just past the level crossing north of the East lines loop) A base has already been installed for the West line at this site just to the up side of the crossing. It was done when they were doing the Harmon crossing controlers.

2 signal stand bases and a large pit has been unload by the line at aprox 174.8 Km. There are existing signals for the East line both at 171.8 and 174.8 Km. So these will likely be replaced by the new signals.

Signal stand bases have already been installed due to Harmon controler works on the West line at the up side of both Cemetery rd (191.8 Km) and Arundel st (194,3 Km) level crossings, Benalla station is at 195.3 Km.

It would appear that the Seymour north to Benalla will be divided into 4 sections aprox 24 kilometers long.

woodford
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Summary of work South of Seymour,

On march 3rd I traveled down to Melbourne Passing lane 4 had been put through. This meant the old signal cabin and all the old signals for the SG just south of Tallarook had been removed. The signals were switched on but were still crossed out.
The loco doing the testing was our old friend T342.

Passing lanes 3 and 4 were commisioned by the end of the week.

Broadford loop was removed almost imediately as a matter of fact I beleive the down end points had already been removed when I came back on the 3rd. Unfortunaetly the sprinters do around 120KPH around there not a real good siteseeing speed.

Passing lane 2,
All track work has been finished apart from 2 short sections where the signals are for the  Donnybrook loop. For these track panels have been built.
As of around 3 weeks ago no signaling work apart from some ducting had been done.

Broadmedows,
The SG platorm concrete work has been done (ie the platform is there) but no fitting out has been done at all as of 3 weeks ago. No fences or anything.

If anyone has any questions about work done in the past months please ask, memory can always play tricks on you.

Woodford
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Anybody have any news of the rolling stock Question
  dkaarma Chief Train Controller

Anybody have any news of the rolling stock


no idea, but I'm guessing 'rolling stock', is probably a bit of an oxymoron at the moment!
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

All three  sg N sets have now been formed with upgraded air-con, addition of BDN car, and  PCJ powervan making a 6 car set .  The three N class locos to go on sg have been selected, but will not go onto sg till services ready to resume. The three future sg car sets are currently on bg bogies and in use on the bg network .
  Flatop Deputy Commissioner

Location: Some where in a Cab
So what are the numbers of the N Class going on the gauge
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland


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"wurx"

This station building looks like It has been sTruck by a cyclone


So what are the numbers of the N Class going on the gauge
"Flatop"


N453 City of Albury
N469 City of Morwell
N470 City of Wangaratta
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria


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"wurx"

This station building looks like It has been sruck by a cyclone


So what are the numbers of the N Class going on the gauge
"Flatop"


N453 City of Albury
N469 City of Morwell
N470 City of Wangaratta
"Nightfire"


N470 out the back of South Dynon at the moment waiting to go over the drop pit. Maybe onto SG?
  EL60 Chief Commissioner

Location: left


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"wurx"

This station building looks like It has been sruck by a cyclone


So what are the numbers of the N Class going on the gauge
"Flatop"


N453 City of Albury
N469 City of Morwell
N470 City of Wangaratta
"Nightfire"


and the SG sets to go with the Ns are
SN1 ACN3-BRN53-BDN50-BN2-BN19 with PCJ492
SN15 ACN45-BRN43-BDN21-BN10-BN5 with PCJ493
SN16 ACN48-BRN46-BDN6-BN7-BN22 with PCJ491
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Where will the new SG sets for Albury be stored in Melbourne between runs?

Regards
Brian
  woodford Chief Commissioner

N453,469 and 470 plus SN1.15 and 16

Thanks for the information, its most welcome.

Woodford
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Regarding the carriages/sets for future standard gauge use; all carriages/vans for future standard gauge conversion are presently in operation on the broad gauge network (exclusively on Warrnambool/Geelong, Swan Hill and Seymour/Shepparton services) except for BN19, which is still being worked on at Newport Workshops.

SN1 entered service as a four car set (account no BN19) on Tuesday 11/5, and has been noted running around with a PH van in lieu of PCJ492; though this is likely to change from tomorrow evening.

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