Penrice stone train

 
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
non ce n'est pas
Pressman

At least in THAT particular country the people actually get angry and do something when their jobs get shipped overseas... they go out and smash the joint up. I always loved the footage of farmers smashing McDonalds because they weren't buying local produce.

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

At least in THAT particular country the people actually get angry and do something when their jobs get shipped overseas... they go out and smash the joint up.
"don_dunstan"
They also do that when their jobs aren't being shipped overseas, when it's uni exam time, when their favourite soccer team loses and when it's Tuesday.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
At least in THAT particular country the people actually get angry and do something when their jobs get shipped overseas... they go out and smash the joint up. I always loved the footage of farmers smashing McDonalds because they weren't buying local produce.
don_dunstan

France is hardly the bastion of productivity and efficiency. The kids movie Madagascar 3 summed it up well when the plane crashed.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
They also do that when their jobs aren't being shipped overseas, when it's uni exam time, when their favourite soccer team loses and when it's Tuesday.
justapassenger

You Bigot. Only Tuesday?
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
They are rearanging the hoppers in dry creek yard anyone know whats going on probbaly scrap i guess.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
They are rearanging the hoppers in dry creek yard anyone know whats going on probbaly scrap i guess.
sar602

They might just be removing the stone that is or was in them at one stage, as with no bottom drop facility at Dry Creek it would have to be done the hard way. Remember it was on it's way to the Penrice plant at Osborne when it stopped!
  SAR_enthusiast Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Is there any update on the proposed use or future life of the ex lime stone broad gauge 830's or 700 class?
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
Saw the 4 BG 830's shunting in the dry creek yard again today most of the old BG yard has been cleared im guessing there going to store the 2000's there once retired?
  SAR_enthusiast Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Saw the 4 BG 830's shunting in the dry creek yard again today most of the old BG yard has been cleared im guessing there going to store the 2000's there once retired?
"sar602"


Interesting....I noticed that the government has already called for expressions of interest is regards to the disposal of the 2000/2100 class railcars


https://www.tenders.sa.gov.au/tenders/tender/display/tender-details.do?id=26612&action=display-tender-details
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
More shunting has occurred in the Dry Creek South Yard. Looks like the empty steel wagons that have been stored their for many years are next for scrapping they have moved over towards the bogie exchange roads one on the ground already.

The 12 Loaded stony wagons still sitting their on 9 road.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
More shunting has occurred in the Dry Creek South Yard. Looks like the empty steel wagons that have been stored their for many years are next for scrapping they have moved over towards the bogie exchange roads one on the ground already.

The 12 Loaded stony wagons still sitting their on 9 road.
trainlover

So basically 2014 was the end of BG freight movements in SA.

Has the Barossa Line been formerly handed back to the govt yet?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
So basically 2014 was the end of BG freight movements in SA.
"RTT_Rules"

BG has only had the one train for quite a while, now it's gone too
Has the Barossa Line been formerly handed back to the govt yet?
"RTT_Rules"

LOL the other BG lines haven't been handed back yet, so don't expect things like that to happen overnight!
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
The State Government might not want it back as they have no money to maintain them and even if they get them back, most I would assume get sold off as this state is desperate for money now! A definite no win situation here no matter how you really look at it!
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Meanwhile, mother nature has commenced her protectionist regime. Shrubberies are quickly populating the ballast to protect the rails  Laughing
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Meanwhile, mother nature has commenced her protectionist regime. Shrubberies are quickly populating the ballast to protect the rails Laughing
Pressman

Well said Pressman!
  1S47 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On the Down Fast
Meanwhile, mother nature has commenced her protectionist regime. Shrubberies are quickly populating the ballast to protect the rails Laughing
Pressman

While the Barossa line languishes, ARTC have been quick off the mark at the other end of the Stonie's route.

Quoting verbatim from latest issue of Catch Point. . . .
ARTC is about to decommission the broad gauge portion of the Dry Creek - Port loop line, right through to Outer Harbor. Additionally the broad gauge diamond that crosses the standard gauge main line at Dry Creek Junction is to be removed, and the existing 20km/h temporary speed restriction would then be lifted to track speed through the site. ARTC has indicated the broad gauge diamond can be re-instated in the future, however that likelihood is very remote.
Catch Point


When this has been done, does it mean the only places in SA with operational dual (broad/standard) gauge track will be inside the NRM and the Dry Creek MPC? And presumably not for much longer at the MPC.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
While the Barossa line languishes, ARTC have been quick off the mark at the other end of the Stonie's route.

Quoting verbatim from latest issue of Catch Point. . . .


When this has been done, does it mean the only places in SA with operational dual (broad/standard) gauge track will be inside the NRM and the Dry Creek MPC? And presumably not for much longer at the MPC.
1S47

Cannot blame them, why put up with speed restrictions for mile long trains if you don't have to.
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

I am really interested in what is going to happen to the four 830 class locos on broad gauge .


Do Steam ranger or Pichi Richi Railway need to act now to get themselves a loco or two ?


Or do the loco's find there way to Whyalla or Port Lincoln or somewhere else ?


Or do they keep a couple of loco's on broad gauge for rail recovery operations before being sold or transferred ?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

When this has been done, does it mean the only places in SA with operational dual (broad/standard) gauge track will be inside the NRM and the Dry Creek MPC? And presumably not for much longer at the MPC.
"1S47"
Are any of the decrepit old carriages stored in the APT sidings still on broad gauge bogies?
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Cannot blame them, why put up with speed restrictions for mile long trains if you don't have to.
RTT_Rules

Huzza! Looking forward to the day of heading through at track speed...only to be stopped by the seemingly as permanent 40 just down the track...

I think ARTC have put some TSR's out there just to see how long they will last before too many complaints are registered. It was only 12 months ago that there were 26 TSR's between Crystal Brook and Dry Creek....

But, I digress...
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Are any of the decrepit old carriages stored in the APT sidings still on broad gauge bogies?
"justapassenger"

Broad gauge movements within, as well as into and out of APT hasn't been possible for a number of years
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
I guess this makes the rosewater loop complely redundant now too. Also noticed 704 and 4 stone hoppers have been placed at islington for training purposes.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Huzza! Looking forward to the day of heading through at track speed...only to be stopped by the seemingly as permanent 40 just down the track...

I think ARTC have put some TSR's out there just to see how long they will last before too many complaints are registered. It was only 12 months ago that there were 26 TSR's between Crystal Brook and Dry Creek....

But, I digress...
seb2351

ok one less than! Smile
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
I guess another way to look at it is more BG freight into outer harbour ?
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

I guess another way to look at it is more BG freight into outer harbour ?
freightgate

The stonie was the last BG freight operation in Adelaide & S.A.

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