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TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere

Albeit Berrima Junc is now remotely controlled from Moss Vale, while inbetween is Moss Vale Junc (c1930) which is a separate frame.

- awsgc24

Moss Vale Junction Box is irrelevant Evil or Very Mad The main box is in control of Berrima Junction and the entry and exit of all trains into/out of Moss Vale interlocking. Moss Vale Junction can only operate when the main box allows it to do so. Moss Vale Junction is a glorified ground frame (3 actually) with walls and a roof. Evil or Very Mad

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

Albeit Berrima Junc is now remotely controlled from Moss Vale, while inbetween is Moss Vale Junc (c1930) which is a separate frame.

- awsgc24

Moss Vale Junction Box is irrelevant Evil or Very Mad The main box is in control of Berrima Junction and the entry and exit of all trains into/out of Moss Vale interlocking. Moss Vale Junction can only operate when the main box allows it to do so. Moss Vale Junction is a glorified ground frame (3 actually) with walls and a roof. Evil or Very Mad

- TE2815

To operate the extended 1500m+ Down Refuge, one of the points (Lever J) has to be reversed to complete the move (unless this has been changed since last I was there).  I am not sure if there is a signal through these points southbound. The points in question otherwise are set towards Unanderra.

Moss Vale is also percular in that there is one isolated semaphore signal between colour lights on either side in both Up and Down directions.

 
TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere

When were you last at Moss Vale. There is no lever J. For Down direction through loop Junction Box clears levers 40 and 35 to allow the Main Box to clear their signals (this is Junction Box switched out mode). For Up direction from refuge to loop Main Box gives Junction Box 76 control for Junction Box set 14 signal. Loop to Inspection Road is all from the Main Box.

No points from Moss Vale yard are set towards Unanderra Line when set in the normal position Wink

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

When were you last at Moss Vale. There is no lever J. For Down direction through loop Junction Box clears levers 40 and 35 to allow the Main Box to clear their signals (this is Junction Box switched out mode). For Up direction from refuge to loop Main Box gives Junction Box 76 control for Junction Box set 14 signal. Loop to Inspection Road is all from the Main Box.

No points from Moss Vale yard are set towards Unanderra Line when set in the normal position Wink

- TE2815

This sounds better.  Level J should have been abolished in the way that you described when the Inspection Road was first built, but it took another 5-10 years for the sensible thing to be done.

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

ARTC have announced the start of crossing loop improvements on the North Coast.

Braunstine is to be extened from 750m to 1500m.

Namnoona is to get a new 1500m loop to supplement the 1200m loop at nearby Casino which cannot easily be extended due to bridges and level crossings at either end.

The Nammoona loop will use the existing main line as the loop line, which a new higher standard track will become the main line. This trick has been done previously at Spencer Junction, Rappeville and Lawrence Road.

 
luznug Banned

Location: Banned

Cutting edge intermodal hub for Albury

Friday, 2 March 2007

CONSTRUCTION on an intermodal transport hub in Albury is set to commence this year. The hub will have direct access to the standard gauge line between Sydney and Melbourne.

An artist's impression of the intermodal transport hub in Albury, NSW

AlburyCity said the Ettamogah Intermodal Hub will "further enhance the advantages of Albury's strategic location on the Hume Highway corridor".

The Colin Rees Group (CRG) announced the development at a media launch today onsite at Ettamogah.

Colin Rees is the former owner and executive director of the CRT Group. He has 30 years experience in the transport industry and the development of intermodal rail terminals in Victoria.

"Having identified the strategic advantages of this site at Ettamogah some years ago, my team has been working with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, the land owners and AlburyCity to bring this project to fruition," Rees said.

The intermodal hub will be operational within 12 months from the commencement of construction. Set on a 10-hectare site, the hub will be located adjacent to Norske Skog at Ettamogah, 10km from the Albury CBD.

It will be readily accessible from the Ettamogah interchange off the National Highway and will provide access to trains travelling on the national rail grid.

The facility will be developed in three stages over a period of six years. Stage 1 will be developed at an estimated cost of $10 million.

Total capital expenditure over all stages is estimated to be $22 million. When fully operational, approximately 100,000 tons could be handled through the facility annually.

The hub will provide import and export facilities, Australian Customs service, AQIS service, an empty container pool and rail connected warehousing.

AlburyCity says the Ettamogah Intermodal Hub will differ significantly from others around Australia by offering unrestricted access and choice of rail transport provider.

The hub will also offer scope for specialised transportation methods, "in contrast to other hub facilities which provide only bulk transport options".

Upon the sale of CRT Transport to Queensland Rail, Colin Rees retained the group's specialised rail technology assets, the Cargo Sprinter, Iron Highway and Cap Wagon Technology. A rail technology centre is also planned in the latter stages of development, together with national driver training facilities.

"My passion for maximising the use of our rail network and developing technology to facilitate this has not waned since the sale of CRT Transport in 2005. The intermodal hub at Ettamogah will be a leading edge facility and will offer significant benefits to regional industry," Rees said.

transport.industry-news.net

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney


http://www.transport.industry-news.net/quote

I thought that the Wodonga freight centre was to have been moved southwards to Barnthawarra (?).

- luznug
 
ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.

There's little room for the intermodal area at Albury now.  Went on the  bypass yesterday (the day it opened) and there is little room for anything there now.  Interestingly, the bypass runs parallel to the rail line until it passes under near the Coal Sidings.

awgsc24, there is a large trucking depot near the line between Barnawartha and Wodonga.

 
awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

FYI, copies of the Rail Alas(es) can be bought from:

* Rail Graphics

* PO Box 430

* LBC NSW 2170

* 9821-1437 (if my eye do not deceive)

RailCorp have their own atlases.

 

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