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  C2 Junior Train Controller

Five SCT trains through Ghaploop  on Friday 7th November, is it a record  for one day?      0034 D SCT-CNT'S CM3301 CM3307. 31 wagons ....1037 U SCT-CNT'S CM3301 CM3307..37 wagons .. 2023 U SCT: SCT015  SCT013 CSR001.85 wagons... 2120 D SCT: SCT003 SC005 CSR005.78 wagons.. 2325 D SCT-CNT'S CM3301CM3307 .27 wagons

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  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
There were earlier reports of 2PM9 derailing this morning. Below is from the KalMiner.

https://www.kalminer.com.au/news/kalgoorlie-miner/freight-train-derailment-on-kalgoorlie-to-perth-line-causes-prospector-delay-ng-b881704843z

Freight Train Derailment on Kalgoorlie to Perth Line Causes Prospector Delay

TransWA has put into motion a plan to get passengers stranded on the Kalgoorlie to Perth route east of Southern Cross today to their destination.

A freight train derailment on the Kalgoorlie to Perth route this morning forced the cancellation of the Prospector train service.

An Arc Infrastructure spokeswoman confirmed an interstate freight train derailed between Southern Cross and Koolyanobbing.

“Fortunately, there have been no injuries,” she said.

“As such, the Prospector and other freight services have been impacted.

“Customers and operators have been informed and will be kept updated.”

A TransWA spokesman revealed the incident would lead to an estimated six to eight-hour extension to the travel time for those still wishing to complete their journey today.

“Due to the location of the incident it will take some time to get passengers to their final destination via road coaches, which must get to the site of the trains to pick up passengers and also take a less-direct route than the train,” she said.

“As the extent of the track damage is unknown, it is not clear how long the Eastern Goldfields Railway will be blocked.

“In the meantime, the Prospector service will be operated by road coaches, which will take longer than the train.”

TransWA began calling passengers with tickets booked for this week’s services to inform them of the situation this morning and, by 1 pm, hatched a plan to get today’s travellers to their destination.

That plan involves returning the westbound service to Bonnie Vale where a road coach from Kalgoorlie will meet passengers.

“Those passengers who wish to continue their journey to Perth will be taken to Southern Cross, where they will meet the Perth-Kalgoorlie Prospector train,” a TransWA spokeswoman said.

“Once the Kalgoorlie-bound passengers de-train at Southern Cross, they will board road coaches and continue their journey to Kalgoorlie.

“The Perth-bound passengers who boarded the road coach at Bonnie Vale will catch the Prospector train from Southern Cross, and complete their journey to Perth.”

Passengers who did not wish to continue their trip to Perth will be returned to Kalgoorlie on the Prospector.

It is unknown how long the Prospector will be disrupted.

TransWA is planning to be running direct coaches between Perth and Kalgoorlie tomorrow.

Passengers have been offered the chance to cancel or reschedule, and today’s passengers are being provided with free meals and drinks while waiting for alternate travel arrangements to arrive.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
A great newspaper is the Kalgoorlie Miner.
Just read quality of the report and compare it with the crap that most of the Metropolitan Dailies and other media put out out.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Is there info on the derailment?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Seems SCT are running an extra PM9 service on a Wednesday out of Perth?
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Seems the on-train refueler tanker has reappeared on their QLD services, having disappeared last year with northbound refueling from road tanker at Paterson NSW.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.
bevans
They must have made good time. According to the Gheringhap loop sightings page these locos where still able to run their Dooen container train through Gheringhap pretty much on time later that night, with T357 on the pointy end.

T357 didn't return with the C and CLF's on todays down service.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.
bevans
? 4PM9 ?.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.
? 4PM9 ?.
YM-Mundrabilla

4MP9 stalled at Nairne - the bankers ran from Dooen, pushed it to Mt Lofty and then returned light engine to Dooen.

The Commissioners will now collectively tell us how they would have done it better Razz
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not trying to tell anyone anything!

Just trying to make sense of the last few posts to this thread.  A big mistake, OK, I should have known better.

‘Seems SCT are running an extra PM9 service on a Wednesday out of Perth?(posted 1226 on Thurs 4/2).

The above would seem to fit with an extra as 4PM9 sometime the day before. So far so good.

4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.’ (posted 1150 Fri 5/2).

Depending on actual times 4PM9 could just (?) have been somewhere in SA by the above time. Despatch of the CLs and C501 from Victoria, however, does not fit.  My assumption in this regard was incorrect.

Is 4MP9 also an extra (doesn’t seem to be in the ARTC MTP that I can see)?

Accepting that it was 4MP9 that ‘failed in SA’ and that whilst it might have been tabled to sail from SCT in Victoria on the usual MP9 schedule late on Wednesday 3/2 it must have been around 24 hours late to stall at Nairne in the early hours of Friday 5/2?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Not trying to tell anyone anything!

Just trying to make sense of the last few posts to this thread.  A big mistake, OK, I should have known better.

‘Seems SCT are running an extra PM9 service on a Wednesday out of Perth?(posted 1226 on Thurs 4/2).

The above would seem to fit with an extra as 4PM9 sometime the day before. So far so good.

4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.’ (posted 1150 Fri 5/2).

Depending on actual times 4PM9 could just (?) have been somewhere in SA by the above time. Despatch of the CLs and C501 from Victoria, however, does not fit.  My assumption in this regard was incorrect.

Is 4MP9 also an extra (doesn’t seem to be in the ARTC MTP that I can see)?

Accepting that it was 4MP9 that ‘failed in SA’ and that whilst it might have been tabled to sail from SCT in Victoria on the usual MP9 schedule late on Wednesday 3/2 it must have been around 24 hours late to stall at Nairne in the early hours of Friday 5/2?
YM-Mundrabilla

SCT have been running the odd extra service of late, plus their regular schedules have been in disarray due to loco failures and other issues such as the WA bushfires.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not trying to tell anyone anything!

Just trying to make sense of the last few posts to this thread.  A big mistake, OK, I should have known better.

‘Seems SCT are running an extra PM9 service on a Wednesday out of Perth?(posted 1226 on Thurs 4/2).

The above would seem to fit with an extra as 4PM9 sometime the day before. So far so good.

4MP9 failed in South Australia today and the 2 x CLF's and C501 were dispatched to assist.’ (posted 1150 Fri 5/2).

Depending on actual times 4PM9 could just (?) have been somewhere in SA by the above time. Despatch of the CLs and C501 from Victoria, however, does not fit.  My assumption in this regard was incorrect.

Is 4MP9 also an extra (doesn’t seem to be in the ARTC MTP that I can see)?

Accepting that it was 4MP9 that ‘failed in SA’ and that whilst it might have been tabled to sail from SCT in Victoria on the usual MP9 schedule late on Wednesday 3/2 it must have been around 24 hours late to stall at Nairne in the early hours of Friday 5/2?

SCT have been running the odd extra service of late, plus their regular schedules have been in disarray due to loco failures and other issues such as the WA bushfires.
bingley hall
Thanks Bing.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting working overnight through Gheringhap

CSR010+CLF2+C501 2MP9 Melbourne to Perth Goods 21-2-2021

http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/0D406BA0190041D7A85FE319A6D934D4/vid/F782C01310D04B5C8056F2E0F786E519/Railpage_Gheringhap_06_01_20210223021303.mp4

C501 will it work all the way to Perth?

SCT also had a stall at Stawell on Sunday.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I noticed that CLF4 ran Westward through Gheringhap a little over an hour after 2MP9.

I would guess that C501 & CLF2 will go as far as Adelaide before heading back to Dooen to operate an Up Dooen service with CLF4.
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
Reported elsewhere that QUBE's GML10 will lead out of Melbourne tonight on a SCT MP service, with the GML being transferred to WA for a new contract. The GML will apparently lead, probably all the way, due to loco issues in Melbourne, the need for the HP that the GML brings, and rules that DC locos must lead AC ones according to the reports.

Last post on the subject has them out of Melbourne around 3am Wednesday 24th Feb, but that or coarse is subject to change.

For those unaware, GML10 is best described as a DL in a N class body (not that simple, but close enough for this argument). QUEBE are somwhat constrained with it based out of Melbourne, as it is not allowed to run in NSW due to their EPA and other rules. It has had various brandings over the years, including GML20 and R1004. it was for a time running bauxite in QLD, and i belive had been weighted up a bit for the task, but presently is somwhat lighter
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

Known to crews as the GreMLin!
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I noticed that CLF4 ran Westward through Gheringhap a little over an hour after 2MP9.

I would guess that C501 & CLF2 will go as far as Adelaide before heading back to Dooen to operate an Up Dooen service with CLF4.
Gman_86

Never made it across the border.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This very morning 5MP9 had GML10 on point as it passed through Gheringhap.  



GML10+SCT003+CSR007 on 5MP9 via Gheringhap 24-2-2021 with video

http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/0D406BA0190041D7A85FE319A6D934D4/vid/D0B9C45438164FEC85021F96C13B990C/Railpage_Gheringhap_06_01_20210224003836.mp4

Note the gunzel with the best shot.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I noticed that CLF4 ran Westward through Gheringhap a little over an hour after 2MP9.

I would guess that C501 & CLF2 will go as far as Adelaide before heading back to Dooen to operate an Up Dooen service with CLF4.
Gman_86

Video of CLF4 on the Dooen.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2206722.htm#2206722
  EMD16645E Beginner

Reported elsewhere that QUBE's GML10 will lead out of Melbourne tonight on a SCT MP service, with the GML being transferred to WA for a new contract. The GML will apparently lead, probably all the way, due to loco issues in Melbourne, the need for the HP that the GML brings, and rules that DC locos must lead AC ones according to the reports.

Last post on the subject has them out of Melbourne around 3am Wednesday 24th Feb, but that or coarse is subject to change.

For those unaware, GML10 is best described as a DL in a N class body (not that simple, but close enough for this argument). QUEBE are somwhat constrained with it based out of Melbourne, as it is not allowed to run in NSW due to their EPA and other rules. It has had various brandings over the years, including GML20 and R1004. it was for a time running bauxite in QLD, and i belive had been weighted up a bit for the task, but presently is somwhat lighter
Galron
Supposed to be heading to Islington in SA first for maintenance before heading to WA.

You mention DC must lead AC locos, in WA they run trains that have AC locos leading DC. Maybe only an ARTC rule?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Supposed to be heading to Islington in SA first for maintenance before heading to WA.
EMD16645E
A regular story for that loco.

After being towed across the Nullarbor it will probably need further maintenance before any attempt to do useful work with it in WA.

You mention DC must lead AC locos, in WA they run trains that have AC locos leading DC. Maybe only an ARTC rule?
EMD16645E
I thought it was an operator practice, not a network rule.

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