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Posted 29 Nov 2020 09:24 in Victoria by james.au

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote]What was it hauling?[/quote]Containers for export, james !

BigShunter.[/quote]My random guess is that it is containerised grain, but I stress that is a guess.

L ...

Posted 28 Nov 2020 18:32 in Victoria by james.au

What was it hauling?

[quote=Valvegear]Geelong should be about the last destination considered for fast rail. Fast rail should be used on longer distances where time savings are really significant; Melbourne - Albury for e ...

A quick look at the Budget papers - nothing really, just mentions of previous announcements.  And no mention of Murray Basin Rail Project either.
Carnot
Yeah not that id expect there to  ...

When does the budget come down?

Graincorp NSW receivals now at 5.4 million tonnes.

Queensland 921kt, Victoria 914kt.

Dont forget other accumulators will have more tonnes of their own.

Definitely a big season for Northern N ...

Posted 23 Nov 2020 15:49 in Victoria by james.au

For the life of me, I can't fathom why they didn't leave one broad gauge road in Maryborough yard to leave it available for crosses.
Gman_86
Because there wasn't supposed to be any BG tr ...

Posted 23 Nov 2020 14:07 in Victoria by james.au

IGU
YM-Mundrabilla
DGUYM.

New daily receival record for Graincorp

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-19/graincorp-breaks-daily-record-as-harvest-booms/12899718

Ill keep an eye out for the weekly receivals figures they s ...

Posted 21 Nov 2020 09:52 in Victoria by james.au

Even if they where to run as configured, not sure where, outside of coal country, they could run fully loaded at 25t axle load.
Galron
Anywhere Main South would be fine - Cunningar, June ...

Posted 19 Nov 2020 16:21 in Victoria by james.au

[quote=NSWGR8022]The Government announced today they will fund the Stage 3 project at Shepparton. What a load of news bull. Stage 2 is already funded and at least 2 years away and they are announcin ...

Press Release on NE line works today:

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/speeding-north-east-line-upgrade
Carnot


How many politicians can they hope to bathe in this announcement?    I rec ...

Posted 10 Nov 2020 19:00 in Victoria by james.au

Re the china issues, yes there will be short term pain but in the longer run a lower dependence on them will work fine for us.

Also, its usually not hard to get rid of our wheat.  There will be oth ...

Oh do spill the beans whoever has them.

If this goes into the Department.......

Posted 06 Nov 2020 21:03 in Victoria by james.au

[quote=justarider]Not a world class track.

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From one who uses it.

[quote]As I have written many times previously the Mildura line is particularly difficult to maintain the track geometry fo ...

Posted 06 Nov 2020 15:24 in Victoria by james.au

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/victoria-blames-commonwealth-for-stalling-crucial-rail-project shows Victoria still blaming the feds why?
NSWGR8022
Why is this on 2GB?  Was it syndica ...

So a delay to the program for nothing?

Posted 03 Nov 2020 22:27 in Victoria by james.au

High train access costs are the big problem.
Nightfire
More like asymmetric investment and policy settings for road vs rail...

Posted 03 Nov 2020 10:38 in Victoria by james.au

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]What real impact does having the last 2km into Albury single track have? It's single track the other side of Albury to Junee, about 160km.[/quote]

And in that 160km, th ...

Big Maria remains in the deep hollow previously occupied by the ancient trestle, retaining a significant dip in the North Coast Line.
Sulla1
What is Big Maria?

Posted 02 Nov 2020 10:18 in Queensland by james.au

[quote=Nightfire]Northern Queensland tourist operators are despite to get their 2 biggest markets back (Greater Sydney and Melbourne)

They say Anna's not that keen to open the gates to people fro ...

Posted 02 Nov 2020 10:15 in Queensland by james.au

[quote=RTT_Rules]

The accidental Premier continues and well deserved in one of the more boring election nights. LNP Qld continue to be dysfunctional and will spend the next 4 years wondering what the ...

Could tis be the tip of the iceberg on corruption in these Victorian Rail Companies?
NSWGR8022
Its got me wondering whats happening in some of the other ones, eg in NSW, Qld, even Federa ...
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