Grain Harvest 2019-20

 
  RedEyeExpress Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Railside music?

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  ADB Junior Train Controller

Railside music?
RedEyeExpress

Read freightgate's quote more closely.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
SSR completed it's third consecutive loading at Quambatook within the last week today. Are they fulfilling any export contracts or is it all for Kensington Mill?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Qube are bringing their BG grain rake back from Bendigo yard today to Melbourne.  Apparently it's meant to be hauling grain next week...
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Do Qube only have a single BG rake at this time?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Wonderful news and exciting tunes for the manangatang line. Hearing from a friend the silos a bursting north of manangatang to robinvale. Should also renew the track as not in bad condition.

Maybe if they didn't waste money on railside music, they'd have more money to fix the track. Very Happy
ADB

Has to be a mobile device auto correct for those?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Wonderful news and exciting tunes for the manangatang line. Hearing from a friend the silos a bursting north of manangatang to robinvale. Should also renew the track as not in bad condition.

Maybe if they didn't waste money on railside music, they'd have more money to fix the track. Very Happy

Has to be a mobile device auto correct for those?
bevans
Yep and AFAIK you can't correct posts on a mobile. But it only takes a second or 2 to read through your post before you hit the Go button, that way you can at least tell if a sentence makes any sense or if it is just another stream of gobblydygook which no one is going to understand and will therefore render your contribution worthless. As much as anything it is just common courtesy towards your fellow RPers.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
SSR completed it's third consecutive loading at Quambatook within the last week today. Are they fulfilling any export contracts or is it all for Kensington Mill?
cbinyon

8/1 Quambatook
11/1 Nullawil
13/1 Quambatook
15/1 Quambatook

All Q'took trains unloaded at Kensington. The Nullawil train went to Appleton.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
QUBE are said to be loading at Nullawil Tuesday morning also. Must be another export contract to fulfil.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
QUBE completed their first run on the BG in 4 months. Apparently they had loco issues on the infamous Warranheip Bank and switched them with the UP Ultima Hay train locos. The SSR BG grainy also ran so the busiest the BG lines have been in a long time.

Thanks to Greensleeves for chasing the train!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoL-QYgPmd8
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Sadly, a truck has driven/bottomed out over tracks South of Quambatook and spread the rails.

SRR grainy is stuck on the wrong side of damaged line for 24hrs until it's repaired...
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
SSR grainy & the Hay Train underway again this evening. Any word when the next QUBE grainy will run?
PN reportedly shunting BG grain rake at North Geelong today, maybe signs of reactivation.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Sadly, a truck has driven/bottomed out over tracks South of Quambatook and spread the rails.

SRR grainy is stuck on the wrong side of damaged line for 24hrs until it's repaired...
Carnot
Any updates there Caront ?

Grain still just trickling in a Dimmy, operating hrs 7.00am till 3.00pm so she must be close to calling it. They must have one hell of a pile of grain there by this stage.....

BigShunter.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The line was repaired around 16:30 yesterday and the SSR grainy headed back South soon after.

Incidentally, PN were shunting BG grain wagons at Nth Geelong yesterday. So hopefully some PN BG grain trains soon Smile
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The line was repaired around 16:30 yesterday and the SSR grainy headed back South soon after.

Incidentally, PN were shunting BG grain wagons at Nth Geelong yesterday. So hopefully some PN BG grain trains soon Smile
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
UP QUBE grain ex Nullawil and UP Ultima Hay returning to Melbourne tonight. Possible SSR BG running to Nullawil later this evening.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Quite a busy line through Korong Vale atm. Another Qube grain to Nullawil on Monday too. Hopefully it keeps running.

Bendigo line is very quiet atm due to sleeper replacement program at night preventing freight movements. I expect that to change after Feb 4.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
If its running for Emerald grain for export as it did previously, it could visit their other vic sites at Tocumal, Elmore and Woorinen possibly too. Although I'm not sure if it's running just for them this time.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Mean while in the rail freight or grain at least department,  some noise to coincide with the Minister's trip, the Mayor of Hindmarsh has reminded the Govt about the rail line up to Jeparit and onto Rainbow of it's current shabby and unusable condition.

Hindmarsh mayor rail-road plea.

Fears the loss of a rail-freight line in Hindmarsh Shire will exacerbate hazardous road conditions has triggered a desperate plea from community leaders for state intervention.

Hindmarsh mayor Rob Gersch said the council was calling for immediate State Government support to upgrade the unusable Rainbow to Dimboola rail line to prevent trucks from having to use damaged roads for grain transport.

He said forcing transport drivers to use already fragile roads instead of the rail line, particularly after a bumper harvest, was a ‘disaster waiting to happen’. “The major concern is safety,” he said.

“We are aware we have roughly 6000 B-double loads of grain ready for transport, and because the State Government is not going to fund the upgrade of the Rainbow line, all grain is going to go by road.         this equates to about 270,000 tonne.....6000 ( b-doubles ) X 45 ( tonne / load )

did the govt say they would not fund the upgrade ? thought they were working in conjunction with graincorp.

Link from yesterday's Weekly Advertiser.

https://www.theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/articles/hindmarsh-mayor-rail-road-plea/

There's also a short article about the Overland and loss of funding for container transport; something for everyone  Razz

BigShunter.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
It appears the QUBE BG grainy hasn't run for a week now. Is it back to storage now? Also, still no sign of BG PN activity.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Qube BG wagons are back at Tottenham yard. PN hauling grain out of Piangil possibly delayed due to night trackworks on Bendigo line going through to late February now....
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Qube BG wagons are back at Tottenham yard. PN hauling grain out of Piangil possibly delayed due to night trackworks on Bendigo line going through to late February now....
Carnot
Hey Carnot, if you've got the oil on what is going on with these Bendigo line works any chance you can update us over at https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11386444-s425.htm

There was a staggering amount of plant and machinery sitting at Gisborne on Monday morning and as I have posted sleeper dropouts and ballast piles appearing right up and down the line from around Clarkie to Castlemaine. May well go beyond The Maine but as I don't I don't know.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Qube BG wagons are back at Tottenham yard. PN hauling grain out of Piangil possibly delayed due to night trackworks on Bendigo line going through to late February now....
Carnot
Thanks for that update Carnot. I'm all for improvements and even better if they're extensive, but it's a strange time given peak  period/ haulage of the harvest.
  Richard stroker Junior Train Controller

Hey BG , are the sleepers being laid out  brand new or used ? I’m asking as there would be a lot of 4 year old concrete sleepers coming off the Frankston line with all the level crossing removals . Used concrete sleepers  are arriving at the new kananook maintenance facility.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Read in a group today that PN sent two BG G's to North Geelong and the first PN BG grainy is set to be loading at Sea Lake. I don't have a date of departure though. Anyone else have any info?

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