Yet another Truckstuck

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Still yet another truck has got stuck under a low bridge or tunnel.

This time at the 4.5m clear railway bridge at Auburn/Lidcombe.

The truck (a B-double) is having the air taken out of its tires to help its escape.

The name of the truck firm is painted on the sides of the truck. (Silk Logistics)


There is another thread on this subject, BUT the RP search function is not working, so that this other thread cannot be located.

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
TRUCKSTUCK

This time at the 4.5m clear railway bridge at Auburn/Lidcombe.

The truck apparently is a WA truck, carrying "cubic" aka lightweight loads, and allowed in WA to be 4.6m high.

God only knows why there is a "Break Of Gauge" between WA and NSW regarding truck and tunnel heights.

The name of the truck firm is painted on the sides of the truck. (Bunkers owned by Silk Logistics)

There is another thread scoffing the Break Of Gauge that force locomotives built in Maryborough, QLD for delivery in WA to be hauled by road. Let's scoff them back.


There is another thread on this subject, BUT the RP search function is not working, so that this other thread cannot be located.

awsgc24
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The RP search is partially working again and the other TruckStuck thread is:

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1861795.htm#1861795
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

The RP search is partially working again and the other TruckStuck thread is:

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1861795.htm#1861795
awsgc24
Thank you for that information.  Trucks getting stuck in road tunnels and under rail bridges are becoming too frequent.  I see that some offenders are having to pay fines.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Thank you for that information.  Trucks getting stuck in road tunnels and under rail bridges are becoming too frequent.  I see that some offenders are having to pay fines.
electrax

Yesterday or the day before a low loader carrying a luxury yacht got caught under a standard height bridge on the M4 at Pitt Street, Parramatta.

The radio report seemed to say the fine and the points penalty are heavy for this kind of traffic infringement.
  thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Yesterday or the day before a low loader carrying a luxury yacht got caught under a standard height bridge on the M4 at Pitt Street, Parramatta.

The radio report seemed to say the fine and the points penalty are heavy for this kind of traffic infringement.
"awsgc24"

The damage to that boat looked quite expensive!! $$
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Another truck stuck under a overbridge near Strathfield (truckstuck). Minister Duncan Gay says penalty exceeds $2000 + 6 points, plus damages.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
FYI, the Jan/Feb issue of the NRMA's "Open Road" magazine has an article about too tall trucks.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Another overheight truck (truckstuck) reported on the radio at the Airport Tunnel.
  matthewg Train Controller

Another overheight truck (truckstuck) reported on the radio at the Airport Tunnel.
awsgc24


And another over-height truck has taken out the overhead on the Sydney Tramway Museum's National Park line on the 17th.

There has been a rash of over height vehicle incidents around Sydney.
  thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
And another!

T3 Bankstown Line - Delays


Passengers catching T3 Bankstown Line trains are advised to allow additional travel time due to an overheight vehicle striking a rail bridge at Bankstown. Trains are running but are travelling slowly through the area. Passengers should listen to announcements and check indicator boards at stations.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Another Truckstuck today; an overlength semi-trailer trying to get to the SHB at Wooloomooloo ignored a "Overlength" warning sign, and got stuck.

However the sign was only in English, and is therefore racist and discriminant again drivers who speak other languages. For female drivers, Mysogeny would be involved.

Foreign drivers, especially those on 457 visas have the human right of having signs in their respective languages.

There were another two truckstucks in the past week, details not available.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
And another over-height truck has taken out the overhead on the Sydney Tramway Museum's National Park line on the 17th.
matthewg


Will the tram trolley poles or pantographs still work if that wire at the level crossing were raised?

If not, a "drawbridge" contraption should be fitted to raise the wire out of harm's way when not in use.
  matthewg Train Controller

Will the tram trolley poles or pantographs still work if that wire at the level crossing were raised?
awsgc24


No, the wire was already at near the maximum height the trolley poles are designed for.

If not, a "drawbridge" contraption should be fitted to raise the wire out of harm's way when not in use.


The wire was already some what higher than the highest legal vehicle height. And the height it was at is also the minimum height Ausgrid can use for 415v power lines, the height you find Optus and Telstra TV cables, etc, etc.
The wire over the prices highway is was not lower than you would find elsewhere.

Side note - height restriction signs are not needed for the crossing as the wire is above max legal vehicle height. I haven't checked the fine print the the road signage standard, but it may not even be permitted to put up signs warning of a 'low' object that's higher than the standard max vehicle height.


I'm not sure why the museum should have contraptions to raise it's wire even further above legal max height just to cope with the few idiots who think it's find to drive about with an over-height load. It's also been the first damage on that crossing in over 20 years.

It doesn't help things that the minister then goes and says  'we should make all new tunnels higher'. All that would do is allow the industry to lobby for even bigger trucks, and the same thing will happen all over again with cowboys who flaunt the rules, but just higher than now. Talk about treating the symptom and not the cause.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Reported in the paper yesterday was that a truck driver was fined $2,700 & loss of 6 demerit points.
Why not cancel the driver's truck licence on-the-spot, and the driver (or driver & company) made to pay for the full costs of the disruption?

Edit: Oops, this should be in the original truck incident thread.

Sorry about that!
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

It doesn't help things that the minister then goes and says 'we should make all new tunnels higher'. All that would do is allow the industry to lobby for even bigger trucks, and the same thing will happen all over again with cowboys who flaunt the rules, but just higher than now. Talk about treating the symptom and not the cause.
matthewg


As we speak, some kind truck drivers are taking square and round "haystack" of fodder from WA to starving stock in drought areas in NSW and QLD.

How tall are these haystacks?

Would these haystacks fit on rail?
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Square bales definitely will as you can stack them in any arrangement that you like. The round bales are really depending on which ones. There's smaller ones that are around 1.5-2m in diameter so you could stack those, but there's really big ones that are up around 3-3.5m diameter that would probably not fit on rail (not knowing what the various loading gauges are that they are likely to encounter)
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
As we speak, some kind truck drivers are taking square and round "haystack" of fodder from WA to starving stock in drought areas in NSW and QLD.

How tall are these haystacks?

Would these haystacks fit on rail?
"awsgc24"


Firstly, Hay stacks are stacks of hay bales or 'rounds', the bales and rounds are transported Not the stacks!

Bales:-

Rounds:-


Mostly transported by road to avoid triple handling
Balco in South Oz compress hay bales and packs them into 40' containers for export, these are taken by rail from their plant at Balaklava to Outer Harbor.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Yet another TruckStuck reported on the radio (29 Apr 2014) at the Lane Cove Tunnel on the M2 in Sydney.

A talkback callers says that the truck is labelled front and back as "OVERSIZE".

Well might one ask "OVERSIZE WHAT?"


Does the truck have a "Driver Reminder Device" inside the cabin reminding that driver of the oversizeness of his truck?


For a DRD regarding Overlength trains stopping at Short Platforms, see: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1909417.htm#1909417
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Yet another TruckStuck reported on the radio (29 Apr 2014) at the Lane Cove Tunnel on the M2 in Sydney.

A talkback callers says that the truck is labelled front and back as "OVERSIZE".

Well might one ask "OVERSIZE WHAT?"


Does the truck have a "Driver Reminder Device" inside the cabin reminding that driver of the oversizeness of his truck?


For a DRD regarding Overlength trains stopping at Short Platforms, see: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1909417.htm#1909417
awsgc24


Simultaneously there appears to be an overheight truck(s) trying to use the Harbour Tunnels.

One of these trucks is carrying a boat (yacht?) as its load.
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
Being oversize can be something over 2.5m (from memory) wide, not necessarily over height.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
"Oversize" is basically a generalisation.
Means the load is over the standard maximum size, it maybe over width, over length, over height or a combination of two or three of these.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
"Oversize" is basically a generalisation.
Means the load is over the standard maximum size, it maybe over width, over length, over height or a combination of two or three of these.
Pressman

Or over weight.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Or over weight.
"awsgc24"

So true, special routes exist in most cities and states for "over Weight" loads
  Jim K Train Controller

Location: Well west of the Great Divide in NSW but not as far as South Australia
Ref: Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005


Oversize in NSW is any vehicle over 4.3m high, 2.5m wide.
The length is dependent on the type type  of vehicle, but the longest is 19m


http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/downloads/operating_conditions-oversize_overmass.pdf

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