New rail hub for Wodonga as Victorian rail freight expansion gets $39m investment

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 18 Dec 2015 09:59
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The word up here is traffic into the new terminal will be jibbed from Laverton and therefore relies on an expansion at the Laverton site.

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  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
What is jibbed?
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
mikesyd

That photo made me think of the ending of this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6wlofklBUk
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me

That photo made me think of the ending of this:
lkernan
I remember that one well (lots of trickery in that video!)
  Matruck Junior Train Controller

Location: Lilliput,Victoria
Drove past the new rail hub along the Hume this morning and by the looks the sidings are joined up to the main line each end as a SCT Loco was sitting just outside the shed on the Wodonga end and two SCT wagons on the Southern end of the shed.
Mick.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Drove past the new rail hub along the Hume this morning and by the looks the sidings are joined up to the main line each end as a SCT Loco was sitting just outside the shed on the Wodonga end and two SCT wagons on the Southern end of the shed.
Mick.
Matruck

Train from Melbourne earlier this week.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11385093.htm
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
What is jibbed?
james.au
'Jibbed' is a secret railway term to make the a post uninformative to others whilst inflating the 'knowledge' of the user. Sad
No, I don't know what it means either.
  packa Junior Train Controller

Terrible phone video, But I believe it to be SCT's test train headed south.



https://youtu.be/V4t16lCKxCA
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for sharing the video.

As luck would have it CSR002 as train 6708 ix currently on its way south from the site having just passed Benalla presumably heading to Laverton.  Monitoring the cameras at Albion.
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
No mention of these runs in the 16th October ARTC timetable... will they be timetabled? Or as-required?
I wonder if they'll run on weekends?

The CSR will come close to passing G522 waiting near Keilor. Would be a good shot!

5MC2 is now trundling its way north from Tottenham also... congestion much?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
No mention of these runs in the 16th October ARTC timetable... will they be timetabled? Or as-required?
I wonder if they'll run on weekends?

The CSR will come close to passing G522 waiting near Keilor. Would be a good shot!
steven_h

Any idea what G522 is doing out there?    No train number attached.

I also noticed this.
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
9356 - Vicsig tells me this is from Shepparton.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
What is jibbed?
'Jibbed' is a secret railway term to make the a post uninformative to others whilst inflating the 'knowledge' of the user. Sad
No, I don't know what it means either.
YM-Mundrabilla
We still don't know what 'jibbed' means. Rolling Eyes
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Is the terminal is growing in traffic as not much being discussed about the terminal 2 years later?
  allan Chief Commissioner

What is jibbed?
'Jibbed' is a secret railway term to make the a post uninformative to others whilst inflating the 'knowledge' of the user. Sad
No, I don't know what it means either.
We still don't know what 'jibbed' means. Rolling Eyes
YM-Mundrabilla
Australian Word Map - Macquarie Dictionaryhttps://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/resources/aus/word/map/.../jib/Gippsland/
To be poorly done by. To be 'ripped off'. To be given something less or of lesser value than deserved: "I only got three chips - he got five!" "Oh, you were jibbed!" ...

Come to Railpage... and expand your vocabulary!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
What is jibbed?
'Jibbed' is a secret railway term to make the a post uninformative to others whilst inflating the 'knowledge' of the user. Sad
No, I don't know what it means either.
We still don't know what 'jibbed' means. Rolling Eyes
Australian Word Map - Macquarie Dictionaryhttps://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/resources/aus/word/map/.../jib/Gippsland/
To be poorly done by. To be 'ripped off'. To be given something less or of lesser value than deserved: "I only got three chips - he got five!" "Oh, you were jibbed!" ...

Come to Railpage... and expand your vocabulary!
allan
Thanks Allan - my education is now complete.
I thought that 'jibbed' was related to 'gibberish' but this is, apparently, not so despite the prevalence of both on Railpage.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Is the terminal is growing in traffic as not much being discussed about the terminal 2 years later?
8077
Sorry for the late reply, the site manager at Barnawatha states they are flat out, with freights to and from Brisbane (4 per week), Perth, Melbourne and a shuttle to Melbourne docks. They appear to be offering an "end to end" service, ie they will pick up or deliver items to/from the terminal, be it pallet or container loads. SCT states they have 5 kiilometres of sidings within the terminal also it appears they have an X class on site to do any shunting required as nearly all there photos of the terminal has an X class in the shot.

Note: The private operators had been begging for rail access for Wodonga logistics for MANY years, successive state governments had been ignoring there requests. So its nice to see its now doing so well, so much for government "expertise"!

woodford
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Truly wonderful news @woodford and a great update.

SCT really have their act together and I can't wait to see how the terminal growth continues.

4 trains per week to/from Brisbane and locals from Melbourne but how many wagons are they processing would you say in a week?
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Is the terminal is growing in traffic as not much being discussed about the terminal 2 years later?
Sorry for the late reply, the site manager at Barnawatha states they are flat out, with freights to and from Brisbane (4 per week), Perth, Melbourne and a shuttle to Melbourne docks. They appear to be offering an "end to end" service, ie they will pick up or deliver items to/from the terminal, be it pallet or container loads. SCT states they have 5 kiilometres of sidings within the terminal also it appears they have an X class on site to do any shunting required as nearly all there photos of the terminal has an X class in the shot.

Note: The private operators had been begging for rail access for Wodonga logistics for MANY years, successive state governments had been ignoring there requests. So its nice to see its now doing so well, so much for government "expertise"!

woodford
woodford
Word I have is that SCT have vaccumed every available subsidy out of the Victorian government to build this site, possibly at the expense of other (non-rail) projects with greater potential, so whilst it is good for us, there are a few out there that hate rail at Barnawartha....
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Sorry for the late reply, the site manager at Barnawatha states they are flat out, with freights to and from Brisbane (4 per week), Perth, Melbourne and a shuttle to Melbourne docks.
woodford
@woodford is that 4 per week each way or 2/week each way = 4?

BG
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Word I have is that SCT have vaccumed every available subsidy out of the Victorian government to build this site, possibly at the expense of other (non-rail) projects with greater potential, so whilst it is good for us, there are a few out there that hate rail at Barnawartha....
james.au

Like road operators?Smile

As far as I can see this is just further proof that if you build it they will come. Subsidy or no, SCT have clearly worked out the economies of scale that make this sort of operation possible.

This corridor has so much potential - nearly half the population of Australia is served by it. Inland Rail is a step in the right direction but Victoria and NSW need to agree on a 30-year strategy to transform it along the lines of the great American mainlines. The SCT terminal is proof that traffic could quadruple with a few well-placed investments.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
oh im not disagreeing with the terminal - im on this site and im pretty sure you all know my basic positions Wink  just that it has come at a cost. Its part of a broader funding discussion and market function discussion i guess.  Ie how you set up markets so you dont need subsidies.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
oh im not disagreeing with the terminal - im on this site and im pretty sure you all know my basic positions Wink  just that it has come at a cost. Its part of a broader funding discussion and market function discussion i guess.  Ie how you set up markets so you dont need subsidies.
james.au

The government has promised so many terminals and delivered very few.   Cranbourne, GIFT, Ballarat West, Wyndham Vale to name a few have all not gone ahead when there is the opportunity to move from truck to rail.  Hopefully the Port Shuttles will eventually come but not holding my breath.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Yeah but it shouldn't be government's responsibility to build terminals i think.  Especially if there is no demand.  What would be worse, an unbuilt terminal that could exist, or a built terminal that has no demand (Ie white elephant)??
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yeah but it shouldn't be government's responsibility to build terminals i think.  Especially if there is no demand.  What would be worse, an unbuilt terminal that could exist, or a built terminal that has no demand (Ie white elephant)??
james.au

The SCT and Horsham experience proves to me that inland terminals work.  Consider Fletchers at Dubbo and Albury Terminal.  All busy.

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