Qube run Hansen Quarry Trains Discussion

 
  501M Train Controller

Location: The Borough
Two G classes on the down service today

https://Railpage.com.au/railcams/albion2/photo/30744069796

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G521 on 9341 has been stuck on the goods line on the Up side of Broadmeadows for quite a while.  

https://www.railpage.com.au/radar?mode=train&id=9341

Recorded into jacana at 10:04am.  What was almost 4 hours ago.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just now has a run north.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Still running strong with rumours of a second train about to start



Note how far the train runs into the Brooklyn facility

  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A second train? Legendary. Looking forward to this.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I'm guessing the 18 odd hoppers that GML10 brought over from SA (through geringhap Tuesday 6.12.2016) and sent to the wagon maintenence centre at McIntyre Loop are in the process of being converted to BG from SG. These are similar in style to the hoppers already in use on QUBE's current Hanson service.

So does this mean the demand is higher to justify a second train, or does it mean the new operator is showing more interest in growing the business?

Also, I assume that the trains can not be lengthened due to limitations within respective sidings, so if a second train is to run, how often is it to run?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Are these trains running to both Brooklyn and Westall?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I'm guessing the 18 odd hoppers that GML10 brought over from SA (through geringhap Tuesday 6.12.2016) and sent to the wagon maintenence centre at McIntyre Loop are in the process of being converted to BG from SG. These are similar in style to the hoppers already in use on QUBE's current Hanson service.

So does this mean the demand is higher to justify a second train, or does it mean the new operator is showing more interest in growing the business?

Also, I assume that the trains can not be lengthened due to limitations within respective sidings, so if a second train is to run, how often is it to run?
Gman_86

I would question whether this is the fate of the wagons.  Given the current wagons would have pretty low utilisation, id say you could just add additional freqencies (subject to paths) and that would serve the customer??
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Small point here.

There is no second Quarry train. The hoppers will be used for more.... granular purposes.
  Clyde Goodwin Junior Train Controller

So does this mean they will be used for sand trains
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

Seems strange to take perfectly good WGBY's or similar off the bg if they are to donate their bg bogies to former sg iron ore hoppers for something other than rock.

Understand they have enough trouble now with these hoppers, as they cannot carry enough mass for the job per train. Trains usually 24 wagons, compared to 21 on the old APEX. The wagons can carry weight, however their volume is the weakness, and the quarry product is lighter per volume than iron ore.

Mind you, I've got no idea what they plan to carry with the iron ore hoppers either. Maybe they wanted the WGBY's back onto sg, and the hoppers were a good source of cheap bogies?
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

Clarifying previous post;

The WGSY rake left McIntyre Loop heading north on Monday night (behind a pair of RL's). The orange Chinese hoppers are still in there (as of last night).
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Qube Down Hansen Quarry Train through SCS signal 750 just now.  have not seen this train through at this time change of schedule?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G515-VL356-S313 on the UP hansen empty train via SCS at 14:20 today.
  acbeer91 Station Master

A G-T-G combo ran the down apex, seen on albion camera at 6:47pm on Monday 5/6/17.

I'd guess it was G532 leading as it looks to be in SCT colors, and G521 was reported on the Maryvale the same night.

The T class was one of SSR's, T386 maybe?

Third loco could of been G512 which ran the service solo earlier that day.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A G-T-G combo ran the down apex, seen on albion camera at 6:47pm on Monday 5/6/17.

I'd guess it was G532 leading as it looks to be in SCT colors, and G521 was reported on the Maryvale the same night.

The T class was one of SSR's, T386 maybe?

Third loco could of been G512 which ran the service solo earlier that day.
acbeer91

Thanks for the post.  T386 I believe is working the Qube.  S313 is on the Maryvale.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
B75 is on point today with a G class as the second unit.  Bigger train today?

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion2/photo/42087087604
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
G521 on point today.

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion3/photo/42272482744
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Nice pic of G521 on the Hansen today

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion3/photo/43089810482
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
I’m amazed they still haven’t repainted G521 & G532 into Qube livery
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Im more surprised that SCT let it go without doing it themselves or requiring the purchaser to do so.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Im more surprised that SCT let it go without doing it themselves or requiring the purchaser to do so.
james.au
The SCT lettering was removed pretty quickly. (Years ago, now)

Since it doesn't actually say "SCT" on it, why would they care?

Peter
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Im more surprised that SCT let it go without doing it themselves or requiring the purchaser to do so.
The SCT lettering was removed pretty quickly. (Years ago, now)

Since it doesn't actually say "SCT" on it, why would they care?

Peter
M636C
I know that but the colouring is still SCTs.

One of the lesser reasons for all white colour schemes on airlines is because it is far easier to throw a tarp over a tail plane and help conceal the identity, than have the whole airframe screaming the corporate identity as it is a crashed, burning mess on a TV screen....
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Double G class on the Quarry train today.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2108407.htm#2108407

This seems regular now?
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
G523 on point today for Hansen train

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion2/photo/28880595297

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