Ultima Container Siding and Hay Traffic

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There was that interesting train out of Maryborough half grain and half containers.  What that a Hay Train?

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  Bonzel Junior Train Controller

Qube operate the Hay train not PN , these trains are the old BG fruitee.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
A while since any action posted here.

Hay shed boom.

Victorian hay shed construction has surged off the back of a record 2019 fodder harvest.

Growers in the Southern Mallee and Wimmera regions are leading the charge, all wanting to invest in infrastructure to protect the quality of their hay.

Sales of hay sheds are on track to double this season for Entegra, one of the Wimmera and Mallee's largest shed construction businesses.

Since the beginning of this year, Entegra has sold 65 per cent of the total number of hay sheds it sold in 2019.

Hay shed construction is the fastest growing business category for Entegra, which manufactures all types of agricultural and industry sheds.


https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/6735987/hay-shed-boom/

It doesn't say but I'm wondering if the hay export enterprise at Ultima has a big part in this surge in hay shed construction, anyhow there's obviously a hell of a lot of hay going somewhere.

BigShunter.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Looking out for increased reports of hay shed fires then...
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Ultima Hay train hasn't run yet this week. Any reasons as to why? QUBE have rehired S303 and B74 locos for work too.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Ultima Hay train hasn't run yet this week. Any reasons as to why? QUBE have rehired S303 and B74 locos for work too.
cbinyon
X31 going into the Shops.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Ultima Hay train hasn't run yet this week. Any reasons as to why? QUBE have rehired S303 and B74 locos for work too.
X31 going into the Shops.
Dangersdan707
Ballarat Line Occo.
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
Ultima Hay train hasn't run yet this week. Any reasons as to why? QUBE have rehired S303 and B74 locos for work too.
X31 going into the Shops.
Dangersdan707
Ballarat Line Occo.
"speedemon08"

back on track according to gheringhap loop sightings today 04/05/20.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting running last night with the Hay train 9178 travelling via Gheringhap and then being stuck at North Geelong for hours account a set of non functional points.  Via Gheringhap around 19:18.  G512-S303.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Interesting running last night with the Hay train 9178 travelling via Gheringhap and then being stuck at North Geelong for hours account a set of non functional points.  Via Gheringhap around 19:18.  G512-S303.
bevans
A sighting here bevans, looks like Graeme & Greensleeves are out on patrol again, I've had withdrawal syndrome Razz



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0uPZWvRUtU&t=491s

Thanks for posting Graeme.

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
24 boxes on the train is this the usual length?
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
24 boxes on the train is this the usual length?
"bevans"

Yes it is.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Well it's certainly been awhile since any action was posted here.

A great clip posted by Graeme of the hay train from North of Boort to Korong Vale and a bit in between, enjoy !



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGfg_6sXXAU&t=705s

Thanks to Graeme for the filming and chase.

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Has been running via Gheringhap for the past week or so.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
With the Ballarat line upgrade Occo still in place until the 31st of January, and the Broad Gauge closed at Werribee St due to the crossing removal, the Ultima is running via the RRL and Meredith for now.

From the 31st I imagine it will return to running via the Marsh when possible.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Quad action from @Greensleeves



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCtSHC84lqo
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
and lastly



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woT_cb1sHZo
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I think I might have posted these into the incorrect thread.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G521 leads a diverted Qube Hay train to Melbourne Port via Gheringhap 14-3-2021.  Seems the Ultima Hay train has been diverted today
http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/0D406BA0190041D7A85FE319A6D934D4/vid/D87FA6E64107467C8831518F9E8297E0/01_20210314144930.mp4
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
G521 leads a diverted Qube Hay train to Melbourne Port via Gheringhap 14-3-2021. Seems the Ultima Hay train has been diverted today
bevans

I wonder why that would be, there should be no issues finding a path via Bacchus Marsh on a weekend these days.

On a separate note, what are the gen-sets used for on the Ultima rake? I can't imagine hay requires refrigeration.
  Bonzel Junior Train Controller

G521 leads a diverted Qube Hay train to Melbourne Port via Gheringhap 14-3-2021. Seems the Ultima Hay train has been diverted today

I wonder why that would be, there should be no issues finding a path via Bacchus Marsh on a weekend these days.

On a separate note, what are the gen-sets used for on the Ultima rake? I can't imagine hay requires refrigeration.
Gman_86
Haul reefers as well just none today.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G521 leads a diverted Qube Hay train to Melbourne Port via Gheringhap 14-3-2021. Seems the Ultima Hay train has been diverted today

I wonder why that would be, there should be no issues finding a path via Bacchus Marsh on a weekend these days.

On a separate note, what are the gen-sets used for on the Ultima rake? I can't imagine hay requires refrigeration.
Haul reefers as well just none today.
Bonzel

Does this train run to North Dynon or elsewhere in Melbourne?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Westgate Port I believe.

It would make sense, as QUBE own it.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.

I wonder why that would be, there should be no issues finding a path via Bacchus Marsh on a weekend these days.

On a separate note, what are the gen-sets used for on the Ultima rake? I can't imagine hay requires refrigeration.Haul reefers as well just none today.
Bonzel
Good info from both, Bronzel do you know what are the contents of the Reefers & origin ?

BigShunter.
  Carnot Minister for Railways


I wonder why that would be, there should be no issues finding a path via Bacchus Marsh on a weekend these days.

On a separate note, what are the gen-sets used for on the Ultima rake? I can't imagine hay requires refrigeration.Haul reefers as well just none today.Good info from both, Bronzel do you know what are the contents of the Reefers & origin ?

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Pickerings Transport in Swan Hill have been shipping some produce to port via the Ultima train apparently.

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