and the silly thing will be that fuel point at Ouyen will be supplied by road. While i think the Corio refinery still has connectivity to the network, there's probably not been a train loaded with fuel there in 20 years, never mind the fact there's probably no serviceable rail fuel wagons in this part of the country. 4-6 wagons a week just for rail services would surely be justifiable. Agriculture would probably burn through at least that again in the peak season.Firstly, the loading gantry at the Corio Refinery had multiple PINs put on it by WorkSafe Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria, and at the time neither Shell, PN nor anyone else was willing to put up the money to rebuild it. So it was dismantled and as part of this process, all of the "Shell" rail was pulled up, apart from the rail laid in the concrete foundation of the loading gantry. V/Line have spoken about removing the points, but they are lazy. Another thing is that it was/is B/G access only, and V/Line being V/Line they would not allow the S/G to cross their track. There has been some fuel returned to rail, but it isn't transported in Tank Wagons, it is transported in ISO Tanktainers.
re-instating the fuel point at Marybough would likely be better than Ouyen i think however.
And i know, this all makes sense, however it would seem not so much to those that call the shots
given the length of the track there needs to be a siding every 100km or so big enough to put away a full length train. anything up to 50 cars.
As has been stated before, local opposition to the fuel point at Maryborough saw the fuel point close, and that is not going to change anytime soon. And before people say "They fuel V/Locities at Maryborough", the reason that happens is that the locals get to keep their Passenger Services, which they see as a nice shiny thing, as opposed to a noise dirty freight train.