SCT between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

'Reportedly' or 'Rumoured'?  I think it's safe to call bollocks on that.

In the words of their own MD, SCT current committed investment is "around $100 million including locomotives, rolling stock and rail terminal upgrades."

Even at Chinese knock-down prices that ain't going to cover the cost of 30 x CSRs.

The steel contract is only the Bluescope steel business (not Liberty ex Whyalla) and the majority of the contract has gone to QUBE, not SCT. Given that SCT is continually bleating about the impact of coastal shipping on its business, where is the need for all this motive power coming from?

Whether it is a big enough or not remains to be seen, but SCT already has a loco maintenance centre adjacent to its Penfield terminal in SA.
bingley hall

Rumoured you are correct.

Outside of the new business from Bluescope SCT are running hard on length and look to be suffering from delays furing the week with their services.  They have also been running additional services.

Noting of course the CLx units have come off the services they were on reliability issues?

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  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Reportedly SCT have 30 new CSR's on order to cover current and upcoming contracts.  

I also hear they will be constructing a new locomotive servicing centre where I am not sure.  The traffic from PN includes I believe east west steel traffic so Melbourne or Adelaide might make sense for the loco servicing?

'Reportedly' or 'Rumoured'?  I think it's safe to call bollocks on that.

In the words of their own MD, SCT current committed investment is "around $100 million including locomotives, rolling stock and rail terminal upgrades."

Even at Chinese knock-down prices that ain't going to cover the cost of 30 x CSRs.

The steel contract is only the Bluescope steel business (not Liberty ex Whyalla) and the majority of the contract has gone to QUBE, not SCT. Given that SCT is continually bleating about the impact of coastal shipping on its business, where is the need for all this motive power coming from?

Whether it is a big enough or not remains to be seen, but SCT already has a loco maintenance centre adjacent to its Penfield terminal in SA.
bingley hall
I thought that the performance of the CSRs was a bit average compared to other locos, I didn't think SCT would go down that patch again

Re coastal shipping I thought I had read somewhere that Covid had put the brakes on foreign ships doing coastal work here?

That might go some way to explaining SCT's need to hire heritage locos ATM although the bumper harvest is just as likely an explanation
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
CLF2 is out at Dooen today.

SCT running hard/extra services and Bluescope contract would require around max 10 new units if that.

The foreign coastal shipping issue is still up in the air. According to SCT there has been a temporary reprieve due to COVID impacts on shipping movements. Federal government policy is to expand coastal shipping further.

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