Mount Lofty Railcam - Photo Thread

 
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
I'm surprised that SCT continue to persist with having only 3 locos on their intermodals between Melbourne-Adelaide, 73 wagons & slippery rails were always gonna prove difficult.

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  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
I'm surprised that SCT continue to persist with having only 3 locos on their intermodals between Melbourne-Adelaide, 73 wagons & slippery rails were always gonna prove difficult.
greasyrhys

Ordinarily three ought to be more than enough. Those SCTs are theoretically good for 1600+ tonnes each.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Read more issues today with 3 trains delayed and one train pushing another up the hills.

Also see this photo which is very funny

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftyeast/photo/30366282962

Railpage has fans at the station
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
The installation of the Mount Lofty Railcam has really been fascinating.   Many Railpagers would be aware that the climb across the range through Mt lofty has always been a major challenge ever since the line was constructed and further evidenced by the development of 'superpower" steam locomotives in the famous Webb era of South Australian Railway's development.  There have been a number of interesting books and articles written over the years about the challenges of operating this railway, but for me having had the opportunity to have ridden both as a passenger on various lines and a number of years ago in the cab of The overland, getting real time information via the Railcam is really fascinating.

It's amazing really how even heavier and longer trains are able to traverse the railway but as we see from this thread it continues to be a piece of railway that continues to pose a significant headache for rail operators.   Thanks to those who bring us the Railcam and more particularly for the interesting bits of operational news and photos that go with it.

It makes me think that having a Cowan Bank Railcam with its intensive passenger and reasonably busy freight operations might be another Railcam site to develop.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quite regular grain movements at the present.



  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Thanks Bevans
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
And still some of the original AN wagons about:


https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftyeast/photo/30626616662


  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Excellent photo of X54 via Mount Lofty RS.

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftywest/photo/30644600312
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
SCT011 light engine from Adelaide up into the hills having passed Stirling.

https://www.railpage.com.au/radar?mode=train&id=D285S
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
CF4409 and CF4401 are through Mount Lofty en route to Melbourne https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftywest/photo/30797192406
  BigTrain2015 Junior Train Controller

Nice to see people enjoying the trains rolling by at the station motel in Adelaide especially in the bright sunshine!

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftyeast/photo/30698270744
  BigTrain2015 Junior Train Controller

UP GWA grain heading for the eastern side of the adelaide hills https://www.railpage.com.au/radar?mode=train&id=2182S @scottch
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Video?  We sure did.  An RLSY wagon in the consist.  




  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
PN light engine movement eastbound via the hills.  2 units

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftywest/photo/31419575480
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
PN light engine movement eastbound via the hills.  2 units

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftywest/photo/31419575480
bevans
The movement shown is westbound, not east.

Couple of giveaways -
NR8 has it's blinds drawn - if it was eastbound how could the driver see out?
NR111 has a orange shirted person in the drivers seat
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
PN light engine movement eastbound via the hills.  2 units

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftywest/photo/31419575480
The movement shown is westbound, not east.

Couple of giveaways -
NR8 has it's binds drawn - if it was eastbound how could the driver see out?
NR111 has a orange shirted person in the drivers seat
Pressman
Light Engines Ex Tailem Bend to Islington after storing 2PM5 empty Container flats  over Christmas.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
ALF23 is leading https://www.railpage.com.au/radar?mode=train&id=2184S on the UP presently.  May lead through Mount Lofty in a few hours.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
T404 seen through Stirling on 3MP9 this morning.  The T and SCT012 are on their way to Spencer Junction at Port Augusta.

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/mountloftyeast/photo/32127747050
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Can I ask how you know where SCT is sending their locomotives?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Surely locomotives come and go in public view why would this be secret ?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Can I ask how you know where SCT is sending their locomotives?
seb2351

It should not be a surprise to anyone Railpage gets lots of tips from organisations and individuals across many areas.
  geegee Locomotive Fireman

Location: Heathfield, S.A.
Mt Lofty 'West' camera seems to be out of action for around 3 days now - any updates ?
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
Mt Lofty 'West' camera seems to be out of action for around 3 days now - any updates ?
geegee
I have emailed Jim at Mt Lofty to check the power for Mt Lofty West cam. Hopefully, he will get onto it as soon as he can.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I'm surprised that SCT continue to persist with having only 3 locos on their intermodals between Melbourne-Adelaide, 73 wagons & slippery rails were always gonna prove difficult.
greasyrhys

Are SCT using bankers over the hills these days?
  AidanM Beginner

2PM9 dropped SCT004 off at Tailem this morning and I have heard of a light engine movement from Bolivar going down to Tailem Bend for MP9.

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