Beaudesert Rd at Acacia

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GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.

Here a few photos recently at Acacia Ridge of progress of the works at the Beaudesert Rd crossing.

 
Nightfire Chief Commissioner

Location: Gippsland

How many track will be able to fit under this bridge ?

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

Most excellent pics  Exclamation

Which way is North Question

 
scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane

awsgc24. In the first three pictures you are looking in the general direction of north.

There is also already a thread about this.

 
jd4980 Chief Commissioner

Location: Grafton

The 1st is looking south east IMHO, all the others are basically looking in a northerly direction.

Not sure how many roads will be under the bridge once complete, but there is a complete shut down planned for the yard and i think the NCL in general for the June long weekend to conect old alignments with new. Once these works are completed, all SG shunting of the terminal will be performed from this southern end of the yard.

 
scubs Chief Commissioner
 
GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.

The 1st is looking south east IMHO, all the others are basically looking in a northerly direction.

- jd4980



Correct, looking from the street with the carwash. The last is looking roughly south west under the bridge at the formation on the country side of the bridge.

Not sure how many roads will be under the bridge once complete, but there is a complete shut down planned for the yard and i think the NCL in general for the June long weekend to connect old alignments with new. Once these works are completed, all SG shunting of the terminal will be performed from this southern end of the yard.

- jd4980



Thanks for this info jd4980

 
dylanjharrison Station Master

Location: On an NR somewhere in Northern NSW

I'm pretty sure it'll only be 1 Shunt shunting the Sydney end of the yard. 2 Shunt will still use the Brisbane end in order to place all the steel sidings.

Cheers

Dylan

 
jd4980 Chief Commissioner

Location: Grafton

I'd agree, thats why i used the term "terminal" rather then yard. Apologies if that was misleading to anyone.

 
chaps Beginner

Does the level crossing have any audible warnings or is it just lights?

 
petey3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: On the rails

Lights, Booms and Audible Warnings on the LX at Beaudesert Road.

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

Try here

http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/web/publicCR.nsf/0/6BE2C090E0E1CECC4A25735C002302C1?OpenDocument/quote

Total cost $113m which is not exactly a small sum.  Surprised

Presumably the new yard has sidings which will handle 1500m(/1800m?) trains, and how does this compare with the length of existing sidings?

If Beaudesaut Road is at a summit and the summit is lowered by 10m, how much fuel is saved per train lifting the load?

- scubs
 
jd4980 Chief Commissioner

Location: Grafton

Presumably the new yard has sidings which will handle 1500m(/1800m?) trains, and how does this compare with the length of existing sidings?

If Beaudesaut Road is at a summit and the summit is lowered by 10m, how much fuel is saved per train lifting the load?

- awsgc24

Roads should be in the vicinity of 1500m given they plan to shunt the terminal from the Sydney end. Currently, New Crane area and A-track can hold near enough 1500m long trains clear of the mainline but foul of other roads. 1500m in A-track does require the road set for the mainline to clear Kerry Road level crossing. Shunting won't work from the Sydney end if this isn't rectified.

Beaudesert Road isn't the top of the grade, it was between it and Leroyd Road. I think going by what can be seen as it stands, the top of the grade will be closer to Leroyd Road then it currently is.

Regards fuel, won't save enough to make any noticable difference assuming there is a saving not an increase. The grade maybe less, but throttle notch will most likely still be the same, or only one less, and having to pull the train further at low speed to clear the yard, the effect of the downgrade from the southern side of Leryod Rd in gathering momentum to reach track speed will be lost.

 
GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.

I had another look at Beaudesert Rd again on Sunday and took a few more photos.

The project information sign. This is near the Paradise Rd junction.

Looking east across the bridge.

Looking north from the south side of the bridge.

Looking south from the western end, telephoto view. Learoyd Rd and a water main can seen bridging the line in the distance.

Looking into the cutting from the eastern end of the bridge.

Looking southish from Paradise Rd.

Looking north from Learoyd Rd bridge showing the new track in the distance.

More here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamh_pix/sets/72157603745107158/

 
drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle

Thanks Graham, great shots!

 
scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane

Yes I concur, excellent shots

I actually went past there a about 5:30pm on Sunday

 
GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.

Thanks guys. I was gone around 2pm. Couldn't wait till NR111 possibly leaving at 4PM.

 
scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane

Thanks guys. I was gone around 2pm. Couldn't wait till NR111 possibly leaving at 4PM.

- GrahamH

If NR111 is the train you can see in the far left of your third picture then it was still there at 5:30pm

 
Stepto Assistant Commissioner

Some pictures taken of the level crossing and construction works for the grade separation and yard extension at Acacia Ridge;

 
scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane

Stepto

I really like your photos

Thanks for sharing them

I especially like the ones before construction began, its easy to forget what it used to look like

 
Stepto Assistant Commissioner

Did some editing. Got rid of doubles and found some I missed;

 
Stepto Assistant Commissioner

The crossing is finally gone for ever!

Just a few more images from the morning after;

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

Excellent pics.

Amazingly, the xing deviation is costing over $100m  Exclamation

 
scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane

Went through there about 4pm this afternoon (Sat 6/6)

Odd not seeing the booms and lights. Work was it full swing on the northern end, couldn't see the southern end.

 
Stepto Assistant Commissioner

couldn't see the southern end.

- scubs

Southern end on Sunday morning saw the final ballasting and track alignments taking place;

 

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