Trains up at Tocumwal

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The train does well when I saw it last have refrigerated containers so fruit?

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  Duncs Chief Commissioner

The train does well when I saw it last have refrigerated containers so fruit?
bevans
Are these refrigerated wagons powered by the loco or by a power van?
  Bonzel Junior Train Controller

Powerpak container.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Powerpak container.
Bonzel
Thanks
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Report elsewhere that a down Toc ran overnight. 2 x XR.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Yes it did with XR552 & XR553.
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Heard it on the up through Mooroopna about 22 10
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Yes it did with XR552 & XR553.
cbinyon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFCm4VT_RUk

Thanks to ThebusofdoomFSX for the clip.

BigShunter.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
What was it hauling?
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
What was it hauling?
james.au
Containers for export, james !

BigShunter.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
What was it hauling?
Containers for export, james !

BigShunter.
BigShunter
My random guess is that it is containerised grain, but I stress that is a guess.

Large amounts of containerised grain currently being moved in NSW by the likes of Fletchers and Crawfords.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
What was it hauling?
Containers for export, james !

BigShunter.
My random guess is that it is containerised grain, but I stress that is a guess.

Large amounts of containerised grain currently being moved in NSW by the likes of Fletchers and Crawfords.
bingley hall
Yes im interested in what is in the boxes Smile.  It feels almost too soon for grain in boxes, but maybe not.  Was wondering if maybe dairy exports had started to pick up again.
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Hay? Plenty of it around in the Goulburn Valley and guessing elsewhere. There was at least one large hay exporter in the Tocumwal area who regularly used rail to port. Usually in 40' containers I think of which there appeared to be a few on the front of the train that BS shared the video of.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Hay? Plenty of it around in the Goulburn Valley and guessing elsewhere. There was at least one large hay exporter in the Tocumwal area who regularly used rail to port. Usually in 40' containers I think of which there appeared to be a few on the front of the train that BS shared the video of.
emmastreet
Good pickup, emmastreet, forgot about the hay joint in Toc. Think they were a partnership company of the hay plant over in Ultima.

Otherwise the 20' containers more than likely cereal or pulse ( chick peas, lentils or beans ) crops as contents, did they ever run rice containers from Denni to Toc ?

BigShunter.
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Heard it through Mooroopna on the up again last night. About 22 00
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Heard  the up Tocumwal through Mooroopna on Wed. night. Reported elsewhere as 2 x XR on the point.
Ran again last night. Reported elswhere as containerised grain from Kelly's at Tocumwal. First Friday night train for quite some time.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Incidentally, the Govt are making it harder for this train to operate. 80T wagons are now limited to 30km/h between Toc and Strathmerton, 40km/h between Strathmerton and Shepparton.

Hard to believe this line used to have passenger N-sets zipping over it every day...
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Another freight only line getting piss poor maintenance. What a surprise.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

A perfect opportunity for installing the recycled plastic sleepers and some 47 kg rail. Freights at 80 kph and passenger at 100 kph.
  Jack Clark Station Staff

Incidentally, the Govt are making it harder for this train to operate. 80T wagons are now limited to 30km/h between Toc and Strathmerton, 40km/h between Strathmerton and Shepparton.

Hard to believe this line used to have passenger N-sets zipping over it every day...
Carnot
Bit off the mark here.

Think you'll find previously 80t wagons were only permitted as far as Shepparton.

At the request of the operator, V/Line has increased this to Tocumwal but at restricted speeds.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I was of the belief that the broad gauge grain wagons that are in wide use with PN were 80tonne. Am I wrong?

I do suspect they will be making a few trips to Tocumwal in 2021.
  Jack Clark Station Staff

I was of the belief that the broad gauge grain wagons that are in wide use with PN were 80tonne. Am I wrong?
Gman_86

19 tonne axle load is normal on V/Line, so 76 tonne.

Generally speaking the rule of thumb is pass corridors are good for 20t. I understand SSR load their BGKF wagons to 20t at places like Murchison East, Elmore & Mitiamo.

Qube has permission to load to 21t on the Maryvale (maybe even 22t but only on the South line)

The Mildura track is also good for 21t, but also quite speed restricted.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I was of the belief that the broad gauge grain wagons that are in wide use with PN were 80tonne. Am I wrong?
Qube has permission to load to 21t on the Maryvale (maybe even 22t but only on the South line)
Jack Clark
Correct, the Maryvale runs 22t axle loading on the South Line.
  emmastreet Chief Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Reports from elsewhere: SSR loading their Kensington rake at Tocumwal today. PN loading container's as well.
  Djebel Junior Train Controller

Just realised I could swing a detour and have a shufti at the train running through sometime in the next few days.  Anybody know roughly what times it's running (mainly at the down end of the run)?

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