Maryvale late?

 
  Speedbird Train Controller

Just saw the Maryvale Paper train pass by caulfield no more than 10 mins ago (2105) i thought it usually passes by at 1900.. Late? Or new schedule?

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  Roadmaster Locomotive Driver

Just saw the Maryvale Paper train pass by caulfield no more than 10 mins ago (2105) i thought it usually passes by at 1900.. Late? Or new schedule?
Speedbird
Last night (6 June) it was through Flinders St 10 minutes early!
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Sometimes 9462 runs late, sometimes early. Just depends.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sometimes 9462 runs late, sometimes early. Just depends.
speedemon08

When does PN hand this train over to QUBE?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
When does PN hand this train over to QUBE?
bevans
July 1.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Anyone know what sort of motive power QUBE are likely to use? Is it true they are guage converting a VL class loco?
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
July 1.
speedemon08
Interesting article in today's Latrobe Valley Express (latrobevalleyexpress.com.au)
Looks like the Lyndhurst Intermodal Terminal is well underway with a 2014 opening date and that QUBE ,soon to take over the paper train from PN is engaged in negotiations with Australian Paper to load third parties containers from Maryvale .Does not sound good for the GIFT project.

Edward
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Interesting article in today's Latrobe Valley Express (latrobevalleyexpress.com.au)
Looks like the Lyndhurst Intermodal Terminal is well underway with a 2014 opening date and that QUBE ,soon to take over the paper train from PN is engaged in negotiations with Australian Paper to load third parties containers from Maryvale .Does not sound good for the GIFT project.

Edward
ozfreight
GIFT project is barely staying alive. No one is willing to spend the money to revamp the place.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Interesting article in today's Latrobe Valley Express (latrobevalleyexpress.com.au)
Looks like the Lyndhurst Intermodal Terminal is well underway with a 2014 opening date and that QUBE ,soon to take over the paper train from PN is engaged in negotiations with Australian Paper to load third parties containers from Maryvale .Does not sound good for the GIFT project.

Edward
"ozfreight"


Given that the Maryvale mill Is set up the handle containers, It just a mater of Australian Paper getting a commission/fee from a third party user (subject to they being able/willing to do so)
  jakar Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
In regards to the original post, the paper train was held at reds just on the Nilma side of Warragul for atleast 15 minutes that I saw from approximately 16:35 on that day. Two sprinters were in Warragul yard at the same time so I can only assume there had been a failure or incident further down the line.

Tonight I passed a T class (3rd series VR/Steamrail livery, no number sorry) operating light engine heading towards Morwell at 17:10 between Yarragon and Trafalgar. Crew training for QUBE or failed loco on the Maryvale freight?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
PN would have locomotives to send to gippsland for a failed freight.  I would say Qube training would be my guess as I know there is a link between Qube and Steamrail.

Regards
Brian
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

T395.

The link would be the lease/hire agreement...
  G41 Chief Commissioner

Location: Footplate of any K class
Crew training it was.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
GIFT project is barely staying alive. No one is willing to spend the money to revamp the place.
speedemon08
What Qube said they would do - allow 3rd party access to the Maryvale Mill and then (as business built up), the GIFT would be the second stage.
The Latrobe City Council has spent a great deal of resources to pursue this project and won't walk away from it. Just because there is not a lot said publicly doesn't mean there is good work not happening behind the scenes.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out

The Latrobe City Council has spent a great deal of resources to pursue this project and won't walk away from it. Just because there is not a lot said publicly doesn't mean there is good work not happening behind the scenes.
gippslander
No one has put their hands up to develop the place.


Maryvale is running slightly later for the next two weeks because of having to go via Nth Dynon.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I was also under the impression theT395 has been down to Bairnsdale................
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
It wouldn't surprise me if they did send them down to Bairnsdale to train them on the ENTIRE line. Just in case.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
I was also under the impression theT395 has been down to Bairnsdale................
"trainbrain"

But Traralgon-Bairnsdale has been booked out for several months account level crossing issues...the only movement was EM100 several weeks back. Hard to imagine Qube would pay for crossings to be manned for a non essential movement. The other issue is that goods trains are currently banned beyond Sale because of the condition of the Stratford bridge, so presumably there would be some hoops to jump before they would be allowed back.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I believe it was a light engine movement, hardly a Goods Train..............
  jakar Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
T364 was on driver training duties tonight. Light engine idling away in Warragul yard at 17:30 tonight.

jakar
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Interesting article in today's Latrobe Valley Express (latrobevalleyexpress.com.au)
Looks like the Lyndhurst Intermodal Terminal is well underway with a 2014 opening date and that QUBE ,soon to take over the paper train from PN is engaged in negotiations with Australian Paper to load third parties containers from Maryvale .Does not sound good for the GIFT project.

Edward
ozfreight

Of course it remains to be seen if the Lyndhurst terminal will actually generate any rail traffic or will it all go out by road onto the already congested Monash freeway?
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
Can anyone confirm, I assume the last PN Maryvale will be Sunday Down and Up? or are they splitting it over Saturday Sunday?

Steve

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