NSW, AU - Homebush

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Discussion for Homebush

Does the electrification on the "Bull Ring" still see much use?

Regards
Brian

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  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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hunslet1915


I am wondering if the track between Homebush and North Strathfield (down from Strathfield) which was electrified when I last saw still sees use by any electric trains?

Regards
Brian
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Perhaps empty transfer stock between HMC (Hornsby) and FMC (Flemington).


It is possible that not all of the MC's have things like wheel lathes, so transfers are needed instead.
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Never heard to it referred to as the bull ring; anyway, yes, electric trains still use it, mostly empty or exchange moves.

There's at least one tabled empty movement running daily.
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

The section is more widely known as the North Strathfield Triangle.   As well as the movements previously mentioned, school hired trains from the Hornsby line to Olympic Park are sometimes tabled to run via this route.   Others are tabled to run into Strathfield platform 1 to reverse.   Apparently, owing to its relatively infrequent use by electric trains, many suburban drivers are not qualified to take trains over it.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Others are tabled to run into Strathfield platform 1 to reverse. Apparently, owing to its relatively infrequent use by electric trains, many suburban drivers are not qualified to take trains over it.
hunslet1915


A trailing crossover at Strathfield needs to be rail-cleaned, and a train reversing in P1 or P2 can do this.
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

A trailing crossover at Strathfield needs to be rail-cleaned, and a train reversing in P1 or P2 can do this.
awsgc24

Sorry - I meant that the North Strathfield Triangle is not often used by suburban drivers, hence few are qualified for it.
  waxyzebu Locomotive Driver

The Homebush Loop is used virtually every day by scheduled and unscheduled empty car sets in both directions, but far less frequently carrying passengers (e.g. school specials as mentioned above).
  jayrail Assistant Commissioner

Location: te Anau Southern Alps NZ
Never seen steam hauled services in earlier times,but were they treading the rails then?
Also when was this loop installed ,was it prior to elects?
  FullSeries Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
The section is more widely known as the North Strathfield Triangle. As well as the movements previously mentioned, school hired trains from the Hornsby line to Olympic Park are sometimes tabled to run via this route. Others are tabled to run into Strathfield platform 1 to reverse. Apparently, owing to its relatively infrequent use by electric trains, many suburban drivers are not qualified to take trains over it.
hunslet1915

I've never heard it called that. Crew refer to it as the Homebush Loop.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I've never heard it called that. Crew refer to it as the Homebush Loop.
FullSeries

Neither have I - None of my dear friends referred to it as Nth Strathfield anything.

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