Grain Harvest 2019-20

 
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Here you go, what’s news?

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  Crossover Train Controller

Location: St. Albans Victoria
Here you go, what’s news?
Dangersdan707
Do we really need this thread when the one below also addressing this topic and has been for some time ?
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Nah. This needs to happen. It'll be a good place to talk about the upcoming harvest as distinct from last year's crop.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Yeah good call Dan. We didn’t have much to talk about for the 18/19 harvest so no harm in getting a start on what looks to be a more hopeful one!
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

There were Grain Harvests 2016/2017 (last post 8 Nov 2017) and 2017/2018 (last post 18 Oct 2018). Becoming a tradition.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
There were Grain Harvests 2016/2017 (last post 8 Nov 2017) and 2017/2018 (last post 18 Oct 2018). Becoming a tradition.
kitchgp
Except us in NSW are boring and don't seem to want to talk about ours...!
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
There were Grain Harvests 2016/2017 (last post 8 Nov 2017) and 2017/2018 (last post 18 Oct 2018). Becoming a tradition.
Except us in NSW are boring and don't seem to want to talk about ours...!
james.au
Well you are probably right, james not much gets said at all up there, I've posted there a bit, but it doesn't seem to create any or much response.

It's mainly me I guess, who is obsessed with grain and the Wimmera region, not much of the rest of Victoria gets much of a mention in the grain department.

BigShunter.

and I knew sooner or later you would admit to being a New South Welsham........and i still don't have any emoji's bevans...!
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW

and I knew sooner or later you would admit to being a New South Welsham.
BigShunter
Lol geographically i am located there - as my sentence is saying, but i identify as an Australian regardless of the subregion!
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
There were Grain Harvests 2016/2017 (last post 8 Nov 2017) and 2017/2018 (last post 18 Oct 2018). Becoming a tradition.
Except us in NSW are boring and don't seem to want to talk about ours...!
james.au
Thats because you only have one gauge Razz
  cbinyon Train Controller

Location: London, England
On a positive note, there has been at least 3 separate grain rakes/ trains on the Mildura Line this week with two doing multiple trips. Murrayville has been serviced multiple times the past fortnight as well as Ouyen, Carwarp & Speed.
Hopefully they'll start servicing Yelta & Underbool again too.

Haven't heard anything about the SSR BG rake running anywhere this week just yet.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
On a positive note, there has been at least 3 separate grain rakes/ trains on the Mildura Line this week with two doing multiple trips. Murrayville has been serviced multiple times the past fortnight as well as Ouyen, Carwarp & Speed.
Hopefully they'll start servicing Yelta & Underbool again too.
cbinyon

I'm sorry I have had to report your post to the moderators.

Posts that contain facts and are not negative, are not allowed - you should know that Razz
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Just in case anyone was wondering about the cropping dept, the daughter took a load of kids skiing to Mt Hotham, last Monday and she said the crops between Horsham, Bendigo and Violent town, are as good as she's seen in 10 years. The countryside is also wet as a ' bloody shag ' ... The crops could do with a week of sunny weather and they would be jumping out of the ground.....good to hear.

So DangerousDan, give those broad gauge relic's a service and tune up and everyone else, the same on the standard gauge beasts and get ready.

Not forgetting the Sliver Tails either, if you've been thinking of taking the RangeRover for a fang, chuck the ski' on the roof racks, there's a huge amount of excellent snow up there.........

BigShnuter.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Just in case anyone was wondering about the cropping dept, the daughter took a load of kids skiing to Mt Hotham, last Monday and she said the crops between Horsham, Bendigo and Violent town, are as good as she's seen in 10 years. The countryside is also wet as a ' bloody shag ' ... The crops could do with a week of sunny weather and they would be jumping out of the ground.....good to hear.

So DangerousDan, give those broad gauge relic's a service and tune up and everyone else, the same on the standard gauge beasts and get ready.

Not forgetting the Sliver Tails either, if you've been thinking of taking the RangeRover for a fang, chuck the ski' on the roof racks, there's a huge amount of excellent snow up there.........

BigShnuter.
BigShunter
Please please please do not jinx the crop.

My dad, the superstitious farmer would be going off his nut if he heard these words - we were not allowed to wash any vehicle between mid October and end of harvest and nor were we allowed to make future looking statements.  Your first and last paragraphs are ok, factual and hopeful.  

But your middle one is tempting fate way too much.... Wink
  cbinyon Train Controller

Location: London, England
QUBE SG with GML 10 & 2 x 8000s ran to Birchip this afternoon.

Also, the BG SSR headed by S302 & 317 are running to Nyah West/ Woorinen this evening.

Another SG PN grain train unloaded at Dunolly Monday.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just checked the database and no new images from Gheringhap since 19th.  @Michelle12 is following up.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I am sure I read somewhere that GE was going to be off line for a number of weeks due to the NBN being connected. But i could be wrong.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I am sure I read somewhere that GE was going to be off line for a number of weeks due to the NBN being connected. But i could be wrong.
trainbrain

GE has been unwell.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I am sure I read somewhere that GE was going to be off line for a number of weeks due to the NBN being connected. But i could be wrong.

GE has been unwell.
bingley hall
I am sorry to hear that, GE get better soon, we are all thinking of ya.....
  cbinyon Train Controller

Location: London, England
The QUBE BG grainy is currently on its fifth consecutive run to Charlton. Is this a sign of things to come?
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

The QUBE BG grainy is currently on its fifth consecutive run to Charlton. Is this a sign of things to come?
cbinyon
looks lije last year harvest is being cleared all around Victoria, sounds like a bumper crop coming this year?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is grrat news really good to see the farmers will bounce back and rai, will be able to assist with the transport.  I hope North Geelong C Box issues will be fixed before then?

Do we know when the SG work at North Geelong yard is starting?
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
On the money there, trainbrain and taking heed of what james said, not to jinx the show just yet, nothing in the bag yet.

A good harvest is obviously great news for the farming and wider communities as well as grain related bussiness' but also from a rail prospective, I'm hoping it is good news, I would say it's going to keep the pressure on the Govt to keep both gauges of line well maintained. If there was an R/S harvest I reckon it would be very easy for them ( govt ) to put any maintenance / upgrading in too hard basket, so hopefully they try and keep up with the challenges of keeping all lines running well.

I guess it will take a fair bit of grain to replenish local and domestic stocks and have a bit of a buffer and NSW is still in drought conditions, so there may be enough grain for export as well. The grain companies will be crunching numbers shortly and hopefully they will also keep the tension on for rail transport.

An excellent harvest will not only mean plenty of grain to shift, it will also be of great benefit for hay production and may warrant an increase in the frequency of the Ultima Hay Rack, fingers crossed there.  

We shall keep observing and watch it unfold.

BigShunter.

Is MikeLander back in the land of Aus ?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Many problems on the Mildura line how will
Paths now be managed ?
  cbinyon Train Controller

Location: London, England
QUBE BG is still running to Charlton. I think it's completing its 7th straight trip. Long may it keep running.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Many problems on the Mildura line how will
Paths now be managed ?
freightgate
so far everything appears to keep rolling along just fine, several crosses have taken place without incidents, the only problem that are occurring are certain Gunzels that think there might be a problem.

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