On Friday I had my first taste of Chinese.141 and 142 still running, both in the darkness.
Caught CSR007 at Fremantle port getting ready to pull #5144 back to Forrestfield. Unfortunately I didnt have enough time to chase it all the way.
Is SCT only running the 143/144 services, or also the 141/142 services?
Thanks 8888,Yes Wallip, SCT operate these four services.
I was asking more if SCT were the operator for both services? This coming more from the curiosity of how are the lead shipments getting to the port and thinking they were the 141/142 services.
Does Aurizon still run a service to the port with the lead, or is it swapped from Aurizon to SCT at Forrestfield?
For anyone who cares, SCT are using a rack of CFCLA CQBY wagons for the service.
Some questions regarding the Dooen and MP9/PM9 trains run by SCT. Historical workings for this train have been exclusively Louvre vans between Perth/Melbourne. Of late I have been seeing well wagons with containers on the trains. Why the containers now on these trains?Containers have been carried on SCT services since the early 2000s at least. Can’t remember when they introduced well wagons on their services, but for at least the last 5 years ago, and quite probably longer.
I have also heard containers and louvres are heading west from Dooen is this correct?
Hay goes by container from Adelaide to Dooen for processing before export to China.You may well have additional info that I don’t have, but that doesn’t make much sense. South Australia already has a compressed hay plant 100kms from Adelaide at Bowmans linked by a daily container train to Port Adelaide.
There is a AK train running from Adelaide to Dooen as we speak. Just about to cross the border (at just before midnight on Tuesday, Victorian time).Thanks - Whoddathunk you could make money moving containers of hay around the country.
It has loaded containers of hay.
It will return to Adelaide tomorrow without hay.
The hay will most likely go to Johnson Asahi's facility in Horsham for processing then go for export through Melbourne.
A question what train do the containers from Dooen to Adelaide travel on is there an equivalent service to Adelaide as for Dooen to Swanston Dock?There is an occasional KA9/AK9 service as required and MP9/PM9 might shunt if required.