Long Island steel

 
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The wm2 is a big train these days sometimes with 5 locos but usually 4

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  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
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
are they still using the same cranes as they did up opposite nth melb platforms?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Spotted at Long Island junction BL 34 and an other BL I couldn't catch sitting in there usual spot beside the road
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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.
are they still using the same cranes as they did up opposite nth melb platforms?
trestle_nutter

PN ave installed over the past year or two upgraded cranes when they upgraded the yard.

FYI: A lot of money being spent on upgrades to North Dynon Yard at the present.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
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
are they still using the same cranes as they did up opposite nth melb platforms?
"trestle_nutter"


Steel transfers are done using forklifts and reach stackers.
  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
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.
are they still using the same cranes as they did up opposite nth melb platforms?


Steel transfers are done using forklifts and reach stackers.
Fatty
that could be quicker than the cranes were
  historian Deputy Commissioner

Quick note:

Most unusually, the steel train(s) have been running over the week during Christmas and New Year, and was running today, 1 January. A friend suggested that Bluescope may be building stock at Westernport for the Caulfield shutdown starting tomorrow.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
According to one of my mates that works for bluescope as a forklift driver (yes he loads the trains), PN have been using Freight Australia G classes recently as the bls and XRS have been shifted off
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

Freight Australia G spotted on the steel just the other day.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfcyehFXaqg&feature=youtu.be
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Freight Australia G spotted on the steel just the other day.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfcyehFXaqg&feature=youtu.be
thekingoffoxes
Great video.
Thanks for posting.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
According to one of my mates that works for bluescope as a forklift driver (yes he loads the trains), PN have been using Freight Australia G classes recently as the bls and XRS have been shifted off
"Dangersdan707"


Rumour is that all Long Island services will be operated by a group of 6 "upgraded" Gs soon.
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

Two Gs on the Down Long Island tonight. Coils up the front with an older type open wagon on the end (for scrap metal?)
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
G527 another G where chilling at Long Island junction at around 427pm
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Two Gs on the Down Long Island tonight. Coils up the front with an older type open wagon on the end (for scrap metal?)
thekingoffoxes
The blue coloured wagon?
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Two Gs on the Down Long Island tonight. Coils up the front with an older type open wagon on the end (for scrap metal?)
thekingoffoxes
That's the "shunter's wagon" that is used to pilot the Long Island rake that is stored at Tottenham into the MFT. The second driver rides in it while reversing into the terminal and tells the driver what is going on via radio.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
3 Bricks passed the MCG at around 1205 today
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Interestingly a T class was apparently on the Long Island today.
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
Interestingly a T class was apparently on the Long Island today.
Dangersdan707
one imagines to replace the shunting Y that's down there, either short or long term. The Y comes back to the city about once a year for exams/maintenance.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Passed Baxter at 120 today
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
120???

Do you mean 120 mph or 120 kph?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
120???

Do you mean 120 mph or 120 kph?
L-1172
1:20 PM
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
120???

Do you mean 120 mph or 120 kph?
L-1172
The Steel train at 120 mph through Baxter is probably going to make the news!
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

I think they meant 1.20pm
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Saw the steel passing through Baxter around 8.30pm.  
It looked like one of the ROZX wagons was on the rear along for the ride. Are PN thinking about reintroducing guards? Laughing
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Saw the steel passing through Baxter around 8.30pm.  
It looked like one of the ROZX wagons was on the rear along for the ride. Are PN thinking about reintroducing guards? Laughing
lkernan
That usually is always attached to the consist, I believe that its used for shunting at both ends of the trip.

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