Long Island steel

 
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

Any reason they had 4 locos running (BL34-XR558-X44-G541) on Tuesday?

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Down PN train just through SCS with G541-XR558.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Through at or around 11.30 today.  On the down.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G541-BL29 Down PN Coil Steel via SCS750 through at 13:15.  Long train on the way.

How many down train per day is PN now running to Hastings?
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
9553 (1130am) and 9557 (130pm) have always been timetabled.
9557 is optional, but has been running a lot during the weekdays to make up for weekend shutdowns.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL34-XR559 rolled through Signal SSS750 on the down at 11:30am.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G541-BL29 on the down long island expected to jump at 13:30.  Currently awaiting line clear.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Long Island Steel ran today on time with G541-XR55X (could not see the number) departing at 11:44 from SSS750.
  jay_mcghee@live.com Beginner

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Hi guys,

Is anyone able to give an update this morning on when it departs SCS on the down?

Cheers Jay.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hi guys,

Is anyone able to give an update this morning on when it departs SCS on the down?

Cheers Jay.

I will post on here when it leaves signal SSS750.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G541-XR559 just jumped and on their way.
  jay_mcghee@live.com Beginner

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Through Highett at approximately 12:20pm
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Through Highett at approximately 12:20pm

Here is a video of the arrival to Spencer Street



https://youtu.be/ydlVR-MuNRg
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia





  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
where do they swap the coils these days?
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
where do they swap the coils these days?
trestle_nutter
The 'north-most' road of South Dynon PacNat yard.
  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
where do they swap the coils these days?
The 'north-most' road of South Dynon PacNat yard.
steven_h
so is that beside Dynon Rd?
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Yep
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Is the steel on this train the cargo from the the steel train running on the NE line, if so, how often does it run as it after the VLine pass's its the most frequently seen train on the NE line.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Is the steel on this train the cargo from the the steel train running on the NE line, if so, how often does it run as it after the VLine pass's its the most frequently seen train on the NE line.
woodford

Yes it is. comes down on the WM2 and there is a lot coming south.  Return working via Albion around 2;20am.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Speak of the devil WM2 arrving now via Bunbury Street https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street/photo/37977304146
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
For interest as I walk along Dynon Road most days, it's been interesting to see the almost simultaneous arrival of the loaded steel on SG and the empty BG steel train from Long Island.   It usually occurs around 1830 ish and almost immediately the transfer of the coils commences.   Certainly a very slick operation.  

Not sure what others feel but I think the steel traffic has been increasing.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There is a lot of steel coming south at the moment.  @Michelle12 would be able to provide the stats in some detail.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
For interest as I walk along Dynon Road most days, it's been interesting to see the almost simultaneous arrival of the loaded steel on SG and the empty BG steel train from Long Island.   It usually occurs around 1830 ish and almost immediately the transfer of the coils commences.   Certainly a very slick operation.  

Not sure what others feel but I think the steel traffic has been increasing.
Trainplanner
Not doubting what you say but other than Colourbond who are the major consumers of coiled plate especially now that Holden, Toyota and Ford have gone.
I imagined that the closure of the car industry could not do other than result in a reduction in coil production.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
For interest as I walk along Dynon Road most days, it's been interesting to see the almost simultaneous arrival of the loaded steel on SG and the empty BG steel train from Long Island.   It usually occurs around 1830 ish and almost immediately the transfer of the coils commences.   Certainly a very slick operation.  

Not sure what others feel but I think the steel traffic has been increasing.
Not doubting what you say but other than Colourbond who are the major consumers of coiled plate especially now that Holden, Toyota and Ford have gone.
I imagined that the closure of the car industry could not do other than result in a reduction in coil production.
YM-Mundrabilla
There is also an awful lot of construction going on at the moment. Commercial builds in particular use a lot of steel roofing.

Holdens were down to around 175 cars a day in the last year at Elizabeth, way down on what they were doing even a couple of years ago and light years away from the record 2005 production year when they built over 150,000 VZ Comodores.

Not sure what toyota were doing by the end but I suspect that in the last few years at least roofing, fencing and other construction products have sucked up way more coil steel than the auto trade.

BG

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