Bendigo Line Sightings

 
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Sighted around 3:00PM yesterday through Sunbury with a G class and about 30 grain hoppers. Also sighted on Friday with a G and XR558. It is very unusal to have a freight through Sunbury at 3PM after the Fast Snail project.

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  another gunzel Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Ok, keep listing them if you sight them running to this time. It seems to be running to the old 9083 path which used to be 14:20 ex TYD.

Cheers.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Nah, only 2 rare sightings. Haven't seen any more.
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.
Was it exclusively grain? Did you recall seeing flats on it?  That'll tell you pretty quickly what it was doing.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Was it exclusively grain? Did you recall seeing flats on it?  That'll tell you pretty quickly what it was doing.
"ninthnotch"


No, it was all grain with no flats. G514 was the loco on both trains. I confirmed this with someone 8)
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.
Was it exclusively grain? Did you recall seeing flats on it?  That'll tell you pretty quickly what it was doing.
"ninthnotch"


No, it was all grain with no flats. G514 was the loco on both trains. I confirmed this with someone
"NR77"
Must have been an extra grain - they do very rarely run up to Bendigo (especially if they are going to the direction of Piangil, Deniliquin or Moulamein or anywhere in between...)
  emd645e3c Deputy Commissioner

They did run one last week to presumably Woorineen.    I heard it screach by on its way out of Bendigo around 03 00 (sorry..don't recall the exact time), and heard it screach back past around 18 00.  Loco's involved escape me....and i wasn't taking a great deal of notice at 3 am.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

I'm not sure if anyone will read this in time, but 9083 container to Deniliquin is coming through Sunbury at 3:25PM today.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

I'm not sure if anyone will read this in time, but 9083 container to Deniliquin is coming through Sunbury at 3:25PM today.
"NR77"


Well, It paid off. I got some great photos! On my film camera though. Should get the photos up in the holidays.
  bloodhawk02 Station Master

Great!, I also saw it at Sunbury zooming through the station, unfortunately I didn't have my camera so I couldn't get a photo. But I can't wait to see your photos that you put in your gallery.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

9083 was running 11 minutes early when it came through Sunbury at 3:14 with G512 and X47, 26 containers, 2 oil tankers and a grain wagon.

9083 is scheduled at 3:25PM until Thursday.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

9083 is scheduled at 3:25PM for the rest of the week until Friday.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

9083 had G512 yesterday. It came through the STATION TRACK instead of the middle track! (could anyone provide an explination for this?) 9083 didn't come at it's scheduled time today.
  emd645e3c Deputy Commissioner

9083 had G512 yesterday. It came through the STATION TRACK instead of the middle track! (could anyone provide an explination for this?) 9083 didn't come at it's scheduled time today.
"NR77"


Only G512 ??  It was in Bendigo this arvo with G512-S301 on it.
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
I would say that it is not out of the bounds of possibility that freight trains at Sunbury will be as rare as hens teeth somewhat soon.  

They're all gonna go via Echuca-Toolamba-Seymour as soon as the works are finished Echuca-Toolamba.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

I would say that it is not out of the bounds of possibility that freight trains at Sunbury will be as rare as hens teeth somewhat soon.  

They're all gonna go via Echuca-Toolamba-Seymour as soon as the works are finished Echuca-Toolamba.
"574M"


Why???

That would take longer and they don't hold up the Fast Snail project because the train before them is normally 2 sprinters at 2:35 and the one after the freight comes through after 4:00!
  emd645e3c Deputy Commissioner

I would say that it is not out of the bounds of possibility that freight trains at Sunbury will be as rare as hens teeth somewhat soon.  

They're all gonna go via Echuca-Toolamba-Seymour as soon as the works are finished Echuca-Toolamba.
"574M"


Why???

That would take longer and they don't hold up the Fast Snail project because the train before them is normally 2 sprinters at 2:35 and the one after the freight comes through after 4:00!
"NR77"


I agree with 574M....it's only a matter of time before the Echucas start going th other way, they ain' fixing it for nothing.  You have to look at the bigger picture, not just that because 9083 can get a path at that time, that it will always do that.

It has't always run on that path, as customer requirements change, so does the trains schedule. The plan is to introduce i believe, a pie cart service from Bendigo - Echuca, once that happens, it starts getting in the way of things.  When they start running wheats back to Swan Hill again on a regular basis, they'll run up the straight, because the times if day it runs at, doesn't tend to get in the way of the pass's.  It now has to run later anyway on the up, due to the extra day return to Swan Hill, it has to follow it back.  So it tends to run about 2 hours later now on the up than it used to.

On a slightly related note, since the RFR has opened up, the evening Swan Hill is now all over the place, twice in the last week it's left Bendigo 90 mins late, and it's not uncommon now to see it 20 - 30 mins late.  Pre rfr...you just about set your watch by it.  A vast imprevoment over the old system  !!
  JACKO Station Master

Location: Chasing Train's with Nikkon Camera
Some Sightings from Sunbury

Monday 20/6/2006

G514 39 Grain Wagons to Bendigo at 15:22PM

Wednesday 22/6/2006

G514,S301,H2 8 Empty Flat Wagons, 31 Flat Wagons to Bendigo at Sunbury from 20:10PM to 20:25PM sitting in the Middle Road at Sunbury Station Because of Point Failure in the Yard at Sunbury.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Some Sightings from Sunbury

Monday 20/6/2006

G514 39 Grain Wagons to Bendigo at 15:22PM

Wednesday 22/6/2006

G514,S301,H2 8 Empty Flat Wagons, 31 Flat Wagons to Bendigo at Sunbury from 20:10PM to 20:25PM sitting in the Middle Road at Sunbury Station Because of Point Failure in the Yard at Sunbury.
"JACKO"


On Monday 20th G512 came through with 29 loaded container flats at 3:27PM

The train on Wednesday stopped at Sunbury because of a signal failure between Clarkfield and Woodend, not because of a point failure at Sunbury. Good sightings though, especially of S301. Get any photos?
  emd645e3c Deputy Commissioner

Some Sightings from Sunbury

Monday 20/6/2006

G514 39 Grain Wagons to Bendigo at 15:22PM

Wednesday 22/6/2006

G514,S301,H2 8 Empty Flat Wagons, 31 Flat Wagons to Bendigo at Sunbury from 20:10PM to 20:25PM sitting in the Middle Road at Sunbury Station Because of Point Failure in the Yard at Sunbury.
"JACKO"


It was actually G512 with S301 and the H.  The G-S went to Echuca, and H2, after some TLC from the fitters. trundled off to Boort with 4 empty flats.  T399 still in Echuca.
  ninthnotch Dr Beeching

Location: Not here. Try another castle.
Sorry to be a speelling nazi, but the title should be Piangil.  Apologies for the spelling naziness again...
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

9080 came through today at 3:40PM. I think these are the loco numbers: A73 (leading), XR554, T388 with 58 empty grain hoppers
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Heard 9083 3 nights ago with an X/XR at 8:15PM, heard it today about 15 minutes ago with another X/XR.
  emd645e3c Deputy Commissioner

Heard 9083 3 nights ago with an X/XR at 8:15PM, heard it today about 15 minutes ago with another X/XR.
"NR77"


Was reported else where as being G-X-S, running about the same time.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Heard 9083 3 nights ago with an X/XR at 8:15PM, heard it today about 15 minutes ago with another X/XR.
"NR77"


Was reported else where as being G-X-S, running about the same time.
"emd645e3c"


Was G533, X43, S301 on 9080 with 40 wagons. 9083 came through last night at 19:19 with G511 and 20 wagons.

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