Trains up at Tocumwal

 
  emmastreet Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
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)?
Djebel
At this time of the year it might be daybreak when down PN containers arrive. I think departs Melb sometime around midnight. Not sure when the up departs but is heard through Mooroopna about 22 00. Would cross the evening pass at Shepparton.

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  Riv1smith Beginner

#9307 on the way up to Toc' this morning.
XR555 and XR557.
40 wagons in tow.
  Djebel Locomotive Driver

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)?
At this time of the year it might be daybreak when down PN containers arrive. I think departs Melb sometime around midnight. Not sure when the up departs but is heard through Mooroopna about 22 00. Would cross the evening pass at Shepparton.
emmastreet
Thanks for the info, but it didn't work out.  It didn't go past when I was near the line, and I wasn't going to cross the border into NSW just to see it at Toc -- not this year!
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Spotted this today, very nice footage of the Toc Container train, a fair chase too, triple XR's and don't they sound great, purring like huge lions, probably my next favorite loco after the mighty C Class.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLAF3q--BhM&list=TLPQMTQwMTIwMjHAP2HcPgUFQw&index=4

Thanks to Pannier for the footage and the chase from the great Goulburn Valley South, well done.

BigShunter.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not only do they sound great, they look big and gutsy as well.
  emmastreet Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Back to 2 XR's on today's train.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Not only do they sound great, they look big and gutsy as well.
Valvegear

Good size train too.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Yesterdays' train had G531 and G529 on the point and a VQAW three-pack in the consist



https://youtu.be/_C8PuyG6sIA
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Rookie was quite busy and has been upgraded for receiving of grain over the fast few years. Why trains have not been available to move substantial harvests is just ridiculous.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Rookie was quite busy and has been upgraded for receiving of grain over the fast few years. Why trains have not been available to move substantial harvests is just ridiculous.
freightgate

You mean Dookie?

@greevsleeves why the 3 pack is the size of the train growing?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Rookie was quite busy and has been upgraded for receiving of grain over the fast few years. Why trains have not been available to move substantial harvests is just ridiculous.

You mean Dookie?

@greevsleeves why the 3 pack is the size of the train growing?
bevans
Rookie? That's a Dookie error right there Laughing
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Rookie was quite busy and has been upgraded for receiving of grain over the fast few years. Why trains have not been available to move substantial harvests is just ridiculous.

You mean Dookie?

@greevsleeves why the 3 pack is the size of the train growing?
bevans

Was 41 wagons yesterday so seems to be growing a bit but not up to the length it was a couple of years ago yet.

As for the VQAW, I suspect because it was available. They've also converted five more VECX electrical flats interestingly enough and they were on the train too along with the original six done by VLF. Still got the VEKX's stashed down North Geelong though.

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