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Fatty

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Thx for the response.

What could be more simple that loading directly to rail?

8502



Loading on to a truck and delivering to a nearby dedicated intermodal depot already serviced by r ...

[quote=8502]Major industries just to the west of Wodonga (suburb) are located on the rail easement which could provide major traffic (direct to rail) to the Port of Melbourne. Why have these companie ...

60%. I would have done a lot worse if there weren't lots of North Queensland questions!

[quote=newts][quote][quote]If they've left Tamworth and are on the move north, probably going to call Dorrigo home now. NFI what for though, it's not as if anyone else can go see them...[/quote]From w ...

If they've left Tamworth and are on the move north, probably going to call Dorrigo home now. NFI what for though, it's not as if anyone else can go see them...
KRviator
From what I hear  ...

Posted 20 Jan 2022 16:41 in Operators by Fatty

Tonight's Down Long Island ups the ante with B80-B74-VL353 in charge.

Mornington Peninsula is Gunzel Central these days...

Carnot

I'd be interested to see how they ran around the coil ...

Posted 18 Jan 2022 17:52 in South Australia by Fatty

[quote=BigShunter]Perhaps the title says it all but on she goes..

[b][i]Overland still chugging on.[/i][/b]

[i]Everyone is invited to celebrate 135 years of the Overland.[/i]

[i]The passenger ...

Posted 18 Jan 2022 08:59 in New South Wales by Fatty

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Incident still not recorded on the ATSB website that I can find.Rolling Eyes

Only nine months so far .................... doesn't auger well for a report before 2030 if ever ........ ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]As for the intercity fleet going driver only that isn't really possible with short platforms, unmanned stations, platform types and different platform heights and curves at e ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]It’s funny, I’m not a Labor supporter at all, but I’ve always been favourable to the idea of HSR and do like that Albo remains so devoted to it. I only wish the LNP ...

Posted 29 Dec 2021 20:34 in Operators by Fatty

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Can I ask a couple of questions about the PN SG coil trains from Port Kembla to Melbourne which are about to be superseded? I have long ago lost touch with their detailed operat ...

Posted 28 Dec 2021 17:30 in Operators by Fatty

Is there any RSJ* or other steel product ex Port Kembla that will require the use of open wagons? I have seen some on various videos but they may well have been very old.
YM-Mundrabilla
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Posted 28 Dec 2021 12:41 in Operators by Fatty

The last PN hauled Long Island service is (allegedly) running today.

You wouldn't happen to know if North Dynon is going to suffer the same fate?

shogun427
North Dynon is operated by VicTrack so I assume it will stay there for now.

Kicking them out of Dynon?
bevans
Yep, their lease expires in 2026 (from memory) and won't be renewed.

[quote=bevans][quote]Just because there is 70% in the west doesnt mean that there isnt worthwhile volumes in the north.[/quote]

Yes agree but PN are saying they are moving to where their business is. ...

[quote=Galron]PN have announced they will be developing an intermodal terminal at little river

[url=https://www.bay939.com.au/news/local-news/130747-little-river-freight-jobs-bonanza?fbclid=IwAR1Aa ...

Posted 06 Dec 2021 16:09 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=historian]

ETOs do not bear any resemblance to "exotic safeworking systems" similar to that used in Britain or Europe.

ETO systems are already how ARTC, NSW Country, and the privatised QR h ...

Did they not cut up a fair (?) number of X type container flats not so long ago that could easily, quickly and cheaply have been upgraded to 115 km/h?
YM-Mundrabilla
I don't know but it  ...

[quote=Carnot]As far as I know, the vast majority (if not all) of the diesel locos and railcars in Australia don't use urea. There was talk of VLine fitting new VLos with Tier 4 Cummins engines at so ...

[quote=bingley hall]PN should have spare interstate capacity/paths early in the New Year with the loss of much of the steel traffic to QUBE and SCT, which has probably partly prompted some of their re ...

[quote=8502]It is refreshing to see a rail company scaling up for work around this time and offering a service for customers to move their parcels and other goods.

[quote]The extra capacity will ...

Posted 02 Dec 2021 14:54 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=Lachlan's Train Channel][quote][quote][quote]Enough food talk, I'm working off a lockdown lump.

Was the chatter I saw on Facebook about a revenue service this week true (sort of indicated as ...

Posted 02 Dec 2021 13:58 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=Contrillion][quote]Enough food talk, I'm working off a lockdown lump.

Was the chatter I saw on Facebook about a revenue service this week true (sort of indicated as such upthread)? Doesnt s ...

Posted 02 Dec 2021 13:28 in Queensland by Fatty

Doesn't sound like good news for WRM.
Is there somewhere else they could operate in the area? Bohle perhaps?
Graham4405
Bohle would be an option but they'd need to build qu ...
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