Mildura trip

 
  NR 35 Station Master

Location: south australia
I am going to Mildura on the weekend and I was wondering if any trains still run there

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  beanzs27 Assistant Commissioner

A freight service still operates to Merbien which is west of Mildura, train would go through Mildura to get there
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
The train will return to Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.   It gets to Donald at 10 pm.
  NR 35 Station Master

Location: south australia
Thanks for that info
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
I don't know what time it leaves Mildura, but at an average speed of 60 - 80 km/h, probably mid to late afternoon.
  NR 35 Station Master

Location: south australia
Thanks guys for helping me

I saw it with G522 and G527
I will post a link for the video later this week
  NR 35 Station Master

Location: south australia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9aaxA19Sfc&feature=player_detailpage
here the link for Pacific national freight 9102 with G522 / G527 between Merbein and Mildura on Sunday afternoon
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks NR35.  Oh how this loading has fallen away under the stewardship of PN.  No fastrack which was working great, no oil.

A customer in Mildura who has for a long time tried to increase the service only to be restricted by the carrier.  Isn't any wonder why businesses move to trucks?

Regards
Brian
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Thanks NR35.  Oh how this loading has fallen away under the stewardship of PN.  No fastrack which was working great, no oil.

A customer in Mildura who has for a long time tried to increase the service only to be restricted by the carrier.  Isn't any wonder why businesses move to trucks?

Regards
Brian
bevans
Ken Wakefield, CEO of Wakefields Transport is the prime advocate for rail freight transport in Mildura. Frankly with so many obstacles being put up to stop these trains altogether; IE reductions in service frequency and the track which is stuffed it's amazing the line is still open at all.

Maybe it needs a total cessation of the freight service due to these obstacles and the government being shamed into re-investing some $$ into the track upgrade.

Mike.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Don't forget the 10 wagons added to the service at Donald.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Ken Wakefield, CEO of Wakefields Transport is the prime advocate for rail freight transport in Mildura. Frankly with so many obstacles being put up to stop these trains altogether; IE reductions in service frequency and the track which is stuffed it's amazing the line is still open at all.

Maybe it needs a total cessation of the freight service due to these obstacles and the government being shamed into re-investing some $$ into the track upgrade.

Mike.
The Vinelander
Unfortunately that would never work, as we have seen before with other services, and other lines when it comes to rail lines (passenger or freight) being closed, they very rarely get going again.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

IIRC Some re sleepering was done on the Mildura Line a few years ago. Can anyone recall what was actually done?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
About 4 out of every 5 wooden sleepers were replaced by wooden sleepers.

Oh and at most highway crossings a third rail was inserted in anticipation of the standardisation of the line in a few years time - so they wouldn't have to block the crossings again when that happened!   Can't upset the road traffic.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

About 4 out of every 5 wooden sleepers were replaced by wooden sleepers.

Oh and at most highway crossings a third rail was inserted in anticipation of the standardisation of the line in a few years time - so they wouldn't have to block the crossings again when that happened!   Can't upset the road traffic.
Donald
Thanks Donald. About time to replace those remaining fifth sleepers I think.

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