New SCT infrastructure at Direk

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grace Station Master

Location: Melbourne

Construction today started on the new SCT site at Short Road, Direk, South Australia between 
Heslip Road and the Bolviar Crossing Loop.

This site consists of 2 x2300m 
long "main lines" inside the site allowing for 1800m trains to be loaded.


The site will also contain a provisioning/maintance building containing
refuelling points, engine wash and crew quarters.

Over the next 18 months 
up to 15 lines will constructed on the site. 


First train into site is expected on the 15th October 2010.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=direk&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Direk+South+Australia&gl=au&ei=BV5NTIbxEcbIccv68esC&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA&ll=-34.718864,138.60815&spn=0.022752,0.044203&t=h&z=15

(via ARG Railfan)

 
2001 - Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.

And who might take ownership of SCT's Islington yards, after the shift north takes place ?

 
JTCs2 Deputy Commissioner

completely random guess, but QRN?

JT

 
Pressman Minister for Railways

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me

The highest bidder!

grace the google maps of that area have become rather out dated in the last 18months.

 
stuart Locomotive Fireman

Location: Adelaide SA

Try  http://www.nearmap.com/

It is up to date even showing the new nearby freeway.

Stuart Very Happy

 
bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: On a freight train to crazy town

completely random guess, but QRN?

JT

- JTCs2



Would be the most obvious, but speaking to someone in the know a few weeks back  and they said unlikely. I think QRN are looking for something a bit bigger.

 
kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park

completely random guess, but QRN?

JT

- JTCs2



Would be the most obvious, but speaking to someone in the know a few weeks back  and they said unlikely. I think QRN are looking for something a bit bigger.

- bingley hall

Didn't QRN buy part of the Dry Creek yard on their acquisition of ARG?

I've never been clear which bit.

 
PAL Locomotive Driver

completely random guess, but QRN?

JT

- JTCs2



Would be the most obvious, but speaking to someone in the know a few weeks back  and they said unlikely. I think QRN are looking for something a bit bigger.

- bingley hall

Didn't QRN buy part of the Dry Creek yard on their acquisition of ARG?

I've never been clear which bit.

- kipioneer

They have an option to take the south yard at dry creek.

 
kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park

Thanks, PAL.

 
craigd Deputy Commissioner

Location: A Thinktank near you

completely random guess, but QRN?

JT

- JTCs2



Would be the most obvious, but speaking to someone in the know a few weeks back  and they said unlikely. I think QRN are looking for something a bit bigger.

- bingley hall

Didn't QRN buy part of the Dry Creek yard on their acquisition of ARG?

I've never been clear which bit.

- kipioneer

Apparently QR can exercise an 'option' to take over Dry Creek south (which I think includes our existing GWA ex-AN office building and carpark) and plans have been circulated for a rather fancy intermodal yard on the site. I have no idea if anything has actually happened in that regard though.

As for the SCT site, I think SCT was waiting until the Sturt Highway 'diversion' aka the M20 aka Northern Expressway was more or less completed along with full commissioning of the extended Bolivar crossing loop before they kicked off work building the new facility.

No doubt all the people utilising the land SCT owns at Direk for rural purposes have now been (or are in the process of being) turfed out.

I am a bit concerned that even though the new road is designed to 'remove' trucks, etc. from the A20 south of Gawler West and funnel them all into the soon-to-be-completely-flooded Port Wakefield Road, Heaslip road will have much more truck traffic when SCT's new site is operating.

Craig.

 

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