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RustyRick

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[quote=NSWGR8022]Recently a proposal has gone to the federal government for the reopening of the line to Mount Gambier from Western Victoria (Portland area). Has any progress been seen on the intermo ...

Posted 24 Sep 2020 09:02 in Victoria by RustyRick

Looks more like general timber yard that a pile of timber sleepers.
Twas a joke. Those logs are waiting for their boat.
justarider
Lol... True. There was a lull in loading  ...

Posted 23 Sep 2020 14:59 in Victoria by RustyRick

More old sleepers being replaced with concrete from tomorrow until 2nd Oct.  AK cars due Sunday 4th Oct.  Rumours (as usual) of grain trains from December, nothing confirmed yet.
Y115

Resurrecting an ancient thread here is fine if it adds to previous knowledge. Unfortunately Bevan’s pic isn’t showing for me.

Resurrecting an ancient thread here is fine if it adds to previous knowledge. Unfortunately Bevan’s pic isn’t showing for me.

Ok, so the Heywood - Mt G track is stuffed. Heavily overgrown, formation failing in places, and I’d be worried about the condition of the bridge at Dartmoor.

Hardwood chip traffic - the mill at M ...

Posted 27 Jun 2020 10:36 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote][quote][quote]Train has just arrived, can hear horn. Loco details and photos tomorrow unless they unload and depart tonight. Too old to be wandering around in the dark on a Friday night, or a ...

Posted 26 Jun 2020 21:15 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote]Train has just arrived, can hear horn. Loco details and photos tomorrow unless they unload and depart tonight. Too old to be wandering around in the dark on a Friday night, or any other night ...

Posted 26 Jun 2020 21:15 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote=Y115]Train has just arrived, can hear horn. Loco details and photos tomorrow unless they unload and depart tonight. Too old to be wandering around in the dark on a Friday night, or any other ...

Posted 22 Jun 2020 18:02 in Victoria by RustyRick

8171 unloading the final ten wagons.

Posted 22 Jun 2020 17:56 in Victoria by RustyRick

8133 and BL27 waiting with 30 VHGF wagons.

Thread probably should be moved to archeology. A six year gap is acceptable there.

Rick

Posted 05 Apr 2020 11:09 in Victoria by RustyRick

True, but I just calls it as I see it.

Posted 05 Apr 2020 01:00 in Victoria by RustyRick

So... A lot of trucks delivering grain. Not a loco to be seen.

Posted 31 Mar 2020 18:07 in Victoria by RustyRick

I’ll keep an eye out.

Rick

Posted 28 Mar 2020 21:43 in Victoria by RustyRick

No grain ships on the latest shipping schedule, no sign of any train action.  I'm in the high risk group for the corona virus so I'm stuck at home as long as it takes.
Y115
I'm currently ...

Posted 23 Mar 2020 12:34 in Victoria by RustyRick

Below is from the Archeology forum.

"The line was pushed from Robinvale (opened 5/6/1924) over the border to NSW under the approved Border Railways Act 1922 No. 3194. one of the line authorized wa ...

Key words being "warrants such an upgrade."

Who decides that?

[quote=bevans][quote]The Victorian mine near Ouyen closed. The plant at Hamilton was mothballed and all processing now takes place in Geraldton WA. There are rumours that it may open if (and it's a bi ...

Posted 12 Feb 2020 11:25 in Victoria by RustyRick

Do the AK cars also check the North Portland sub?
bevans
I haven't noticed any work by ARTC on the LX in that stretch, but I'll keep an eye out for shiny rails.

Posted 11 Feb 2020 16:13 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote=bevans][quote]K S Anderson Wharf had ship side rails built when opened In 1960, but when the line was converted to standard gauge In 1995 the track on the Wharf were cut off (gauge Isolated bro ...

Posted 11 Feb 2020 16:07 in Victoria by RustyRick



So safe to say all this talk of logs and minerals sands is a bit on the speculative.Logs have been spoken of for at least six years, and nothing has occurred.
Jack Le Lievre
I can say  ...

Posted 11 Feb 2020 15:57 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote=skitz][quote]We should be grateful that the Sale-Bairnsdale passenger line was reopened in 2004 after eleven years of closure. The only reason the Orbost line hung as long as it did was because ...

Posted 11 Feb 2020 15:56 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote=skitz][quote]We should be grateful that the Sale-Bairnsdale passenger line was reopened in 2004 after eleven years of closure. The only reason the Orbost line hung as long as it did was because ...

Posted 05 Feb 2020 08:54 in Victoria by RustyRick

There are variable message boards on the highway stating "Train operations are resuming in February between Maroona and Portland. Take care at level crossings."

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