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  antiussentiment Locomotive Driver

Location: perth
So supposing I have 1000 tons of narrow gauge side dumping stock that i want hauled from the Forestfield yard to the Victoria plains (Miling) branch.  If like it done once a day (twice if it is possible to fit the schedule in).

Does anyone out there wan't to have a stab at what the hook n haul cost for this may be?

It seems Alibaba will put me in touch with someone who will build my rolling stock.  So lets just assume it all lands at Freo' port and manages to pass it's road ticket/commissioning test (whatever there is).  So all I need is a loco and crew (and the right of way).  

From what I've read, Aurizon will want $$$ plus one of my kidneys.   CBH are busy most of the year with their grain work.  Do South Spur or Cootes even have a presence in WA anymore?

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
So supposing I have 1000 of narrow gauge side dumping stock that i want hauled from the Forestfield yard to the Victoria plains (Miling) branch.  If like it done once a day (twice if it is possible to fit the schedule in).

Does anyone out there wan't to have a stab at what the hook n haul cost for this may be?

It seems Alibaba will put me in touch with someone who will build my rolling stock.  So lets just assume it all lands at Freo' port and manages to pass it's road ticket/commissioning test (whatever there is).  So all I need is a loco and crew (and the right of way).  

From what I've read, Aurizon will want $$$ plus one of my kidneys.   CBH are busy most of the year with their grain work.  Do South Spur or Cootes even have a presence in WA anymore?
antiussentiment

Have you tried SCT or CBH?

What is the distance?
  antiussentiment Locomotive Driver

Location: perth
It's about 150 km max,  Probably not as far as Miling.

No, I've not asked anyone.I was just curious as to a ball park cost.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
It's about 150 km max,  Probably not as far as Miling.

No, I've not asked anyone.I was just curious as to a ball park cost.
antiussentiment

What is the contract length?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville

From what I've read, Aurizon will want $$$ plus one of my kidneys.   CBH are busy most of the year with their grain work.  Do South Spur or Cootes even have a presence in WA anymore?
Have you tried SCT or CBH?

What is the distance?
bevans
Neither South Spur or Cootes exist (well maybe still on a paper).

Local operator Watco are starting to look further afield than just the CBH grain contract.
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

Definitely call the Watco office and discuss, as they are working on forming new traffic flows at the moment (have been for the last twelve months at least - I expect to see containerised hay on the Avon - Albany line before too long, as well as possibly kaolin clay out of Tincurrin).

Last time I spoke about access costs with Brookfield, the price for Quairading to Kwinana Bulk Terminal (or Brookton in the case of the Quairading line closure) worked out to roughly $5 per net tonne of freight being hauled (approx. 500,000 tonnes per annum, based on five trains per week, loaded down and empty return, DAZ's as indicative locos, 16TAL wagons to suit the Quairading branch).

Funnily enough, the price was lower for access to the Quairading line (then at the end of its life) than it was to Brookton. About $0.80 in favour of the Quairading line.

Cheers,

Matt
  antiussentiment Locomotive Driver

Location: perth
I was chatting to a bloke who has a mate who lives in York.  They were all really pissed about the landfill facility that was planned for the area.  Supposedly +1000 tones / day.   All trucked in down the lakes road.

It looks like it's going to North Banister now..

They charge close to $100/ton for waste at most transfer stations.  Councils probably pay a fair bit less.  Even so, developing a landfill along one of the lines in the Victoria Plains area sounded like a good idea.   Build a transfer station in Forestfiled/Kewdale.  Maybe a second one off the Rockingham yard and provide a cost effective rubbish train?

At about $5-$6/ton to haul it, that does not sound too bad.

We were just tossing ideas about over a beer.
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

... At about $5-$6/ton to haul it, that does not sound too bad....
antiussentiment

I should note that those were simply the Brookfield access charges, any additional charges for the train operations was on top of that.

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