Grain Harvest 2016/2017

 
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Id do the business case and go for the standardisation to be extended back to Inglewood, connect it into the SG network and be done with it.  Much shorter distance (maybe5-7km?) and so lower cost too Id imagine.  It could be something that they come back and do later once the site is open, though sites these days can be up and running within months.

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  cbinyon Locomotive Fireman

Yes it was a failed train. 9044 UP Piangil. XR 554 & 550 sent to help it home with BL32 & XR 552
  james.au Chief Commissioner
  Dd893 Train Controller

Location: Castlemaine
This morning at 7:30 in Castlemaine, both Loco's were at the down end of the train and I just gathered it was an empty down grainy waiting for the morning passenger peak trains to clear before it would head north.
I took a pic on an angle with the VGR signals in front of it, so I know i wasn't seeing things.

Did the fault occur in Elphinstone/Taradale loop and the loco's swapped ends and hauled it back to Castlemaine to clear the loop for passenger trains?


Cheers
Russell
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Latest ABARE forecast (12th Sept) for this year's winter crop:
http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/aucrpd9abcc003/aucrpd9aba_20170912_yGQh0/AustCropRrt20170912_v1.0.0.pdf

"In 2017–18 total winter crop production in Victoria is forecast to fall by 34 per cent to 6.8 million tonnes, driven by expected falls in yields from the record highs set in 2016–17. This forecast production is 28 per cent above the 10-year average to 2015–16. Planted area is estimated to have remained largely unchanged.

Wheat production in 2017–18 is forecast to decrease by 33 per cent to 3.5 million tonnes. The average yield forecast to fall by 33 per cent to an above average 2.3 tonnes a hectare.

In 2017–18 barley production is forecast to fall by 38 per cent to 2.0 million tonnes, as a result of a forecast 35 per cent fall in the average yield. Planted area is estimated to have decreased by 4 per cent to 900,000 hectares, reflecting unfavourable expected returns compared with canola and pulses."
  BrentonGolding Deputy Commissioner

Location: Castlemaine when I'm workin', Maldon when I'm Trainin'
Pics over at Vicsig of SSR 3MC3 unloading at Appleton Dock yesterday, Tuesday the 19th.

Any ideas where they loaded this time, they ran back via Melb late last week.

BG
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Last Friday there were SSR wagons at Uranquinty and Junee
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: On a freight train to crazy town
Pics over at Vicsig of SSR 3MC3 unloading at Appleton Dock yesterday, Tuesday the 19th.

Any ideas where they loaded this time, they ran back via Melb late last week.

BG
BrentonGolding

ex Oaklands

loading Henty West today

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