A far as I know, the freights are still the same length each day,constrained by using Camperdown as a passing point.
This is despite the longer new passing loop that is only used I believe in one direction.
at a guess, they mostly run in pairs on grain, so why make sure both cabins are certified fit for use. The handfull of locos needed to run this service, maybe 2?, would be all thats needed to keep both cabs certified. Perhaps they came up short in this case
And only got away from Geelong around 1000 so must have been a Camperdown cross with up midday Pass . Isnt this Down Wmb freight supposed to be much earlier and cross the early am Up pass at Camperdown ?
The freight into Warrnambool about 7.30 am, its usual time. However yesterday it was into Warrnambool about 13.30. G543 with its rather tired livery both times. Last week saw more variety with double headed XR locos earlier in the week and B32 later (I think Friday but don't quote me...........oh these imprecise observers.....sorry fellas! I WILL try to do better in the future but sometimes its a bit of a rush to get going of a morning).
A bit late, reports are that BL32 visit 'Bool last Tuesday and Wednesday on the freight. Including a daylight run on the Tuesday, possibly in relation to the late running of the down morning pass that day.