Portland Action

 
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Another grain ship due middle of March to take 50,000t of barley, will be fourth for year.

This has been changed to 60,000t of canola, same ship and approx date.

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  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Three BLs on their way with a PN grain train, BL33, BL30 and BL26.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Three BLs on their way with a PN grain train, BL33, BL30 and BL26.
Y115

7738V is the train number.  Currently at Dunkeld.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Just heard there is another loco, possibly BL27.  If so that makes 4 locos on the train.  Won't know for sure until they get here.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just heard there is another loco, possibly BL27.  If so that makes 4 locos on the train.  Won't know for sure until they get here.
Y115

if it is then it is shutdown dead attached.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Just heard there is another loco, possibly BL27.  If so that makes 4 locos on the train.  Won't know for sure until they get here.

if it is then it is shutdown dead attached.
bevans
Or the radio circuit breaker is closed.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL33 tagged as 7738V
BL28 tagged as 7724V
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Three BLs on their way with a PN grain train, BL33, BL30 and BL26.
Y115

Gidday Y115, good info, do you know, where the train was loaded, could be a good inclusion for all of your post's, if you are able to get hold of that info.

BigShunter.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Three BLs on their way with a PN grain train, BL33, BL30 and BL26.

Gidday Y115, good info, do you know, where the train was loaded, could be a good inclusion for all of your post's, if you are able to get hold of that info.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
I don't usually know unless someone mentions it but I'll try and find out, same with train numbers, only know what I see down here.

The fourth loco was G540.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
G520 and 8164 arrived about 0400 with a PN grain train.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Anyone want to guess when we will see the first Grain train to Portland from mildura line ?

Appreciate the sightings y115
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Anyone want to guess when we will see the first Grain train to Portland from mildura line ?

Appreciate the sightings y115
freightgate

If a lot more grain ships turn up or are booked then who knows, could be sooner than we all think.  None of us down here expected to see trains from two different companies within four months (SSR and QUBE) either but it happened.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Departed about 1500.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Another PN grain train arrived early hours, numbers later.


8124 and BL26.

Departed about 1530.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Another PN grain arrived, was told same locos as other day, one blue, one green so probably G520 and 8164.  People who help me out with numbers etc are not all rail fans so can get some weird descriptions sometimes.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Another PN grain arrived, was told same locos as other day, one blue, one green so probably G520 and 8164.  People who help me out with numbers etc are not all rail fans so can get some weird descriptions sometimes.
Y115
Yep, G520 and 8164.

Rick
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
PN grain arrived about 0300, G520 and BL28.

Departed 1420.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
PN grain train arrived at 0251, G520 and BL28.

Departed 1530.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
PN grain rolled in about 0335, BL28 and G520.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
PN grain rolled in about 0335, BL28 and G520.
Y115
Almost 4 pages on this new thread since Jan the 11th, you guys are rockin' it! You have knocked the Vic Grain thread out of the park.

Thanks for the great contributions guys.

BG
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
PN grain rolled in about 0335, BL28 and G520.
Almost 4 pages on this new thread since Jan the 11th, you guys are rockin' it! You have knocked the Vic Grain thread out of the park.

Thanks for the great contributions guys.

BG
BrentonGolding
Thanks mostly to Y115, and the grain companies sending goods our way.

Rick
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
Today's train departed about 1530 again, almost running to a timetable!  Next ship due on 22nd (subject to change) to take 60,000t canola, I expect to see a few more trains.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Another PN grain train in today. The locos were in the Ports unloading facility, so I'll get the numbers later. I'm guessing they're G520 and BL28.

Rick

Edit: Yep, G520 and BL28
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Another PN grain train in today. The locos were in the Ports unloading facility, so I'll get the numbers later. I'm guessing they're G520 and BL28.

Rick

Edit: Yep, G520 and BL28
RustyRick

RustyRick, keeping your finger, on the pulse, as well Laughing

I have had word, yesterday's G520 and mate, had 55 grain hoppers, in tow Shocked hell, that's nearly a decent size, consist.

My informant, when I questioned, his ability too count, says, several times over 50 but many times, more than 40.

So, they are certainly, giving Portland, the works, at the moment, sounds great, to me.

BigShunter.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
I usually drive by and try and count the number of wagons, but it can be a bit hard when the train is split, and you have a B- double bearing down on you... The usual consist is at least 40.

Rick

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