The Murray Basin Rail Project The Project That Keeps on Giving

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 13 Oct 2018 13:28
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
freightgate - when I visited a month ago (Sept 17/18) there was no connection to the Maryborough yard at all at the Melbourne end and while points are in place at the Maryborough end all is not complete in the sidings, so I suspect that nothing apart from the DG main line is available. I doubt that things have changed since, but its always possible of course.

kitchgp - no, the Castlemaine line is severed (points removed) , and rails have been removed in a few places between there and Carisbrook.

See the link below.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrHn3Ap
mikesyd
Some new dual gauge points have been seen near the the melbourne end of the yard waiting to be installed.

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
freightgate - when I visited a month ago (Sept 17/18) there was no connection to the Maryborough yard at all at the Melbourne end and while points are in place at the Maryborough end all is not complete in the sidings, so I suspect that nothing apart from the DG main line is available. I doubt that things have changed since, but its always possible of course.

kitchgp - no, the Castlemaine line is severed (points removed) , and rails have been removed in a few places between there and Carisbrook.

See the link below.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrHn3Ap
Some new dual gauge points have been seen near the the melbourne end of the yard waiting to be installed.
speedemon08
There were some concrete point bearers sitting in the grass opposite the existing Ararat turnout when I was there, but grass seemed to have grown around them, perhaps there has been movement since.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Most grain isn't going for export this year.... that's why there haven't been any BG grain trains and very few SG grain trains that HAVENT gone to NSW.

I think the mods should delete this thread as it is obviously fake news.

If it were true then the resident RP curmudgeons would have nothing on which to vent their MOO upon.
bingley hall
No, please leave this one open so all of the venting can happen here and not pollute the main threads.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Most grain isn't going for export this year.... that's why there haven't been any BG grain trains and very few SG grain trains that HAVENT gone to NSW.

I think the mods should delete this thread as it is obviously fake news.

If it were true then the resident RP curmudgeons would have nothing on which to vent their MOO upon.
No, please leave this one open so all of the venting can happen here and not pollute the main threads.
james.au
Way, way too late for that!
  cbinyon Train Controller

Location: London, England
Were works approximating $20 million not spent between the two branch lines a few months back due to them remaining BG?
If any maintenance can be done, the next month is ideal. I'm sure by November we'll be seeing the first BG grains going north. There's apparently still large amounts of grain at several rail loading sites. Maybe not is all so dire.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Were works approximating $20 million not spent between the two branch lines a few months back due to them remaining BG?
If any maintenance can be done, the next month is ideal. I'm sure by November we'll be seeing the first BG grains going north. There's apparently still large amounts of grain at several rail loading sites. Maybe not is all so dire.
cbinyon
Remember too that Grain goes to Port when the port needs to load it onto a ship. If the likes of Geelong / Appleton / Portland are pretty much full and there is no ship to load it onto, there isn't much use bringing more in.

It is also much easier for the grain this is going to NSW to originate from SG loading points too.

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