Qube Workings

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
B76-X31 on the Down hansen today at Albion

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion3/photo/35415984326

nice photo!

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Rare running of the hansen via the goods lines https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street-hd/photo/35536044952  Why the change for today?
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Qube ran to Mooroopna/Tocumwal today. Loco's G521,S313,T364.
  allsmiles Station Master

Did the Hansen use the goods line today because it was late? Was it going to Westal?
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Are Qube still going to go ahead with converting GML10 to broad gauge or are they happy to keep hiring vintage locos?
  allsmiles Station Master

I saw GML10 on the point of a down train on Saturday 8th July 2017 at 14.30 through Footscray looking very SG.
  ssaunders Chief Train Controller

Mate who works near Enfield south just call me to say an MZ off the road there at present.
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
G512 on tonight's up Tocumwal. Loading ex Toc, 13 x 40' containers + 6 x 20'. Ex Mooroopna 10 x 40' containers.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G512 on tonight's up Tocumwal. Loading ex Toc, 13 x 40' containers + 6 x 20'. Ex Mooroopna 10 x 40' containers.
emmastreet

Thanks should be recorded via Albion around 21:00.
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Qube ran cement from Melbourne to Mooroopna today. I'm told it will be regular loading.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Qube ran Cement from Melbourne to Mooroopna today. I'm told it will be regular loading.
emmastreet
Great news. Containerised I presume?

BG
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Qube ran Cement from Melbourne to Mooroopna today. I'm told it will be regular loading.
Great news. Containerised I presume?

BG
BrentonGolding
Yes.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
How are the containers loaded and where both customer and rail yard?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I just did some number crunching on Qube's Deniliquin Rice train movements since January 1, 2017 through Bendigo:

45 Down
9 Up (most head back via Toolamba)

None between 15th March and 22nd May due to level crossing work between Epsom and Echuca (all trains via Toolamba then).

I had a good look at Sunrice's Annual report.  Some interesting data on this year's harvest in the Riverina:

2016 - 244184 tonnes
2017 - Approx 800000 tonnes

Trains have been running around 2-3 times per week of late.  They'll need to ramp that up soon I would imagine.  Does Qube have the capacity?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
A four fold increase requiring more motive power and wagons. How many trains a day would that require?

Wondering what the wheat would
Also look like north of Echuca ?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

A four fold increase requiring more motive power and wagons. How many trains a day would that require?

Wondering what the wheat would
Also look like north of Echuca ?
freightgate
Dodgy back-of-the-envelope calculation: Let's say Qube manage to ramp it up to 6x 1500T trains per week - that's 9000T per week, or about 450000 Tonne per Annum, perhaps 600000T with bigger 2000T trains?

Next year's harvest is also likely to be big with good irrigation allocation (Hume Dam is heading for 100% again).

At present the Deni line is very busy with several PN grain trains per week on the go.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Do PN grains go via Seymour or bendigo or both ?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Do PN grains go via Seymour or bendigo or both ?
freightgate
95% go via Bendigo.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
A pitty that the SG fleet can't get to Deni..................
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A pitty that the SG fleet can't get to Deni..................
james.au

We really need SG from Seymour to Shepparton and all lines north including Denni and Moulemein. I suspect there would be quite a bit of grain out that way at the present time.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: Torquay, Victoria
Qube have been busy in nullawil. 3 grain trains 5 days. Another one at least to go. With 3 DN PN granies on the two NW branches also, space will be tight.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Qube have been busy in nullawil. 3 grain trains 5 days. Another one at least to go. With 3 DN PN granies on the two NW branches also, space will be tight.
cbinyon

Maryborough will have plenty of traffic in that case.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Qube Grainy led by G515, B74 and G521 are apparently in Deniliquin today.  Another first for Qube....
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Qube intermodal out of Melbourne to where?

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street-hd/photo/36439422543
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
B75-X31 Qube BG Kilmore East bound empty 17-9-2017 via Bunbury https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street-hd/photo/37270162825

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