Adani changes to narrow gauge

 
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Ex-Kiwirail DC's 4444 & 4571, now owned by Martinus, are currently being roadhauled north from Brisbane to begin tracklaying on the Carmichael Rail Network. Additional Martinus tracklaying equipment and rollingstock has been moved from Brisbane and Mackay by road over the last couple of weeks.
Sulla1
I was musing why Adani are doing the rail construction from the mine end, and then thought that the rail equipment is probably no big deal considering the road freight task associated with building/constructing the mine.

Your thoughts, Sulla?

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  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Ex-Kiwirail DC's 4444 & 4571, now owned by Martinus, are currently being roadhauled north from Brisbane to begin tracklaying on the Carmichael Rail Network. Additional Martinus tracklaying equipment and rollingstock has been moved from Brisbane and Mackay by road over the last couple of weeks.
I was musing why Adani are doing the rail construction from the mine end, and then thought that the rail equipment is probably no big deal considering the road freight task associated with building/constructing the mine.

Your thoughts, Sulla?
Lockspike
The project has included a rail welding plant and also needed space for sleeper stockpiling, so the location chosen for these was probably going to be the best place to start laying track from. There's a "rail maintenance yard" included at the Carmichael mine site, which I'm assuming will be the base of Martinus' operations for the moment. Likewise the majority of the staff facilities are located at the mine site.

It should be noted the Darwin line was built in similar isolated segments too.

It's also fairly isolated at the Aurizon end of the line at Newlands Junction - with the nearest town being Glencore-owned Glenden about 25km to the southeast (which is mostly reserved for Glencore employees and families) and Collinsville around 95km to the north, so I don't think there was any real advantage starting work from the junction unless the equipment had to be railed there.
  2115A Locomotive Driver

last week two Martinus ballast wagons were seen on the back of trucks  near Nebo Nth Queensland, heading west towards Moranbah.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Spin, spin, spinny:
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Spin, spin, spinny:
Carnot
Canadian Built stuff from the 50s and 60s, given a new donk from the USA and Cab here in the late 1970s. Very New, and Very Australian. They will look good with the new 'local' wagons from China.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Also as the pictured locos are the Martinus Rail DCs, they likely won't be hauling coal in Australia anytime soon...
  Carnot Minister for Railways
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Martinus has begun running ballast trains out of the Carmichael mine site using two of its delivered ex-Kiwirail DCs and new 93-tonne ballast hoppers.

https://www.facebook.com/BravusResources/photos/a.739496112773631/4061236160599593/
  2115A Locomotive Driver

Recently an addition to the AURIZON network display ( ROTA ) was  added.

It appears the Adani network Junction station branching off  near the Newlands / Leichhardt Range Junction  is to be named KANGAROO.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Recently an addition to the AURIZON network display ( ROTA ) was  added.

It appears the Adani network Junction station branching off  near the Newlands / Leichhardt Range Junction  is to be named KANGAROO.
2115A

Is there a google map reference for this junction please?
  EMBaldwin Chief Commissioner

Location: Amongst the Cane Fields
The junction for the Bravus line is Newlands. Kangaroo is the first crossing loop on the Bravus line, reasonably adjacent to Aurizon's Leichhardt Range (opposite side of Kangaroo Creek).
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Martinus' High Production Sleeper Laying Machine in action on the Carmichael Rail Network...



https://youtu.be/QNs50VrN0JE
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner
  EMBaldwin Chief Commissioner

Location: Amongst the Cane Fields
That big hill is at Leichhardt Range
  Carnot Minister for Railways
  Expost Chief Commissioner

Adani prove yet again they cannot be trusted:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/16/adani-admits-breaching-environmental-conditions-for-carmichael-coalmine
Carnot
Lol, just because its written in The Guardian, doesnt prove ANYTHING. Such a biased publication.

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