Watco Queensland

 
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

The Ro-Ro "Tarago" discharged 2 GT22CU-3 clones from NRE at Fisherman Islands on Wednesday.

Locos left Savannah, Georgia, on the "Titania" and were transhipped through Auckland.
https://www.2wglobal.com/news-and-insights/articles/customer-cases/all-aboard-the-grain-train-re-built-locomotives-journey-to-australia/?fbclid=IwAR2nUk1U3L86HugcGFK1hg1xzON4poKI6JNNsomygL2UrCcxHRHj--bqD7I

There are also rumours from Transnet's Bellville Shed (Cape Town), that their remaining 7 recently departed 35800 Class (ex Qld 2170) are heading back to Oz. Is anyone able to confirm these are for Watco?

There are still 2 ex Transnet 35800 sitting on a siding at Fisherman Islands from the July shipment of 5.

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  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

QR's 1754 delivered too more ex-Transnet 2170s to Warwick yesterday, hauling 2183D and 2180D from Fisherman Island to Watco's Warwick depot. With four WRAs and five 2170s at Warwick, the place must looking like a proper loco depot by now Smile
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

All they need now is some grain to move. My guess is that there is very little, if anything, in the South West, do you know how the Central District crops are? Good chance that the first Watco traffic will be between Clermont area and Mackay?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

All they need now is some grain to move. My guess is that there is very little, if anything, in the South West, do you know how the Central District crops are? Good chance that the first Watco traffic will be between Clermont area and Mackay?
neillfarmer

The Central Highlands is expected to produce 400,000-tonnes by the end of this year - harvesting began in October. Watco, currently has a wagon set stowed at GrainCorp's Mackay Harbour facilities, so it seems pretty likely the first grain trains will operate from there.

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