Grain Harvest 2020-21

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Sunrise are expecting a rice crop of 450000 tonnes in NSW this Autumn. Trains should start again next month - hopefully.

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  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Video of yesterday's Charlton grain to the Grainflow siding with XR's 557, 555 and 552, including the propelling move into the siding itself.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSSJaRfC_K4
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553  and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553  and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.
"trainbrain"
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553  and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.
"trainbrain"
"trainbrain"

G528 that is.................
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553  and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.

G528 that is.................
trainbrain
Must be watching too much TV Old Mate, but nervy ehh !!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SutDTIhbQ2g

BigShunter.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Second one at Wyche this week. There was a train at Sea Lake yesterday too. Another grainy loading at Deniliquin tomorrow.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553  and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.

G528 that is.................
Must be watching too much TV Old Mate, but nervy ehh !!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SutDTIhbQ2g

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Love this   OLD Classic..............................................
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
SRHC's T357 was spot hired by SSR on the weekend just gone and ended up right up the pointy end of one of their empty grainies out of Melbourne on Saturday, running up to Oaklands.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

They've been loading two grain trains a week at Deniliquin lately. Good to see, finally.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Just winding back a couple of days, hope everyone had a great ANZAC Day, whether it was at a ceremony, flag raising, bbq at home or just stopped and thought about what the day is all about for a minute or so.

So ANZAC Day and moving forward, farmers are looking to the skies for some solid rain to kick off the new season and get some cropping under way, green tucker for the stock, however it won't be this week with a rather warm week to finish off April and slide into May.

https://www.willyweather.com.au/vic/wimmera/horsham.html   if it's not going to rain properly might as well be good weather, so we will keep an eye on that. Anything happening over your way Donald ?

As for james & the farmers in the Central, Central Western NSW and Riverina, those regions have enjoyed fantastic rainfalls already and are well advanced into this years cropping program, keen, I hope the season holds up for them and the rain continues, even an average season would be an excellent result after last years huge harvest.

https://www.theland.com.au/story/7217068/states-growers-anxious-to-receive-follow-up-rain/?cs=4937

BigShunter.

more useless info; with a heap of rain mentioned above most of the rivers in the same regions have had quite steady flows and combined with equally good rainfalls in Central & Southen QLD the Murray Darling Rivers have been flowing very well, so the system does still work, it just requires a lot of that stuff that falls out of the sky.

The Darling River at Bourke is really roaring at the moment, running at 10.91mtrs hi and flowing at a rate of 43,000meg/day that's one hell of a lot of water... the volume of 43,000 Olympic swimming pools. would be well worth seeing, who knows when we might see that again.
roger that, over and out !
  Carnot Minister for Railways

A good chance of something decent next week, especially for Victoria:
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/rainfall/median/weekly/0

http://wxmaps.org/pix/prec7

Anyway, the rice crop in Southern NSW is taking longer than expected to harvest this month.  The cold weather in the past week or so has delayed things a week or so for many farmers.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
A good chance of something decent next week, especially for Victoria:
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/rainfall/median/weekly/0

http://wxmaps.org/pix/prec7

Anyway, the rice crop in Southern NSW is taking longer than expected to harvest this month.  The cold weather in the past week or so has delayed things a week or so for many farmers.
Carnot
The Mallee is in desperate need of substantial rainfall. Basically no rain since late January.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Dry start to cropping.

Dry weather affecting many parts of the Wimmera-Mallee has left farmers hanging on for signs of an autumn break to make a start to their winter-cropping programs.

Parts of the Wimmera and southern Mallee have received less than five millimetres of rain across the month of April.

Horsham has recorded 4.6mm, compared with 56mm last year. Edenhope has recorded 15mm, Hopetoun 3mm and Stawell 7mm.

https://www.theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/articles/aglife-dry-start-to-cropping/?section=1104

BigShunter.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
22 mm in Donald since the downpour at the end of January.  Plenty of lights in paddocks over the past few nights.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Any problems with mice ?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Had a pair in the house a couple of weeks ago.  Traps sorted them out.
Heard there were a lot north of Birchip.  They will head south when they know the crop is in down here.
Just out of town at the moment, can see at least 5 tractors going hard.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Quite a lot of trains being loaded in Deniliquin in the past week (largely because no BG trains thru Maryborough from Apr 27 to May 7).  Approximate total grain hauled through Bendigo since Nov 1, 2020 is:

Deniliquin - 20500T
Elmore - 9400T
Mitiamo - 2200T
Woorinen/Piangil - 45000T

Line Total - 76700T.  The amount being dragged out is improving, but it's still only a small percentage of what was harvested.
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Quite a lot of trains being loaded in Deniliquin in the past week (largely because no BG trains thru Maryborough from Apr 27 to May 7).  Approximate total grain hauled through Bendigo since Nov 1, 2020 is:

Deniliquin - 20500T
Elmore - 9400T
Mitiamo - 2200T
Woorinen/Piangil - 45000T

Line Total - 76700T.  The amount being dragged out is improving, but it's still only a small percentage of what was harvested.
Carnot
Majority that has been railed, has been from the Manangatang & Sea Lake lines. Is this to do with what grain handlers/ distributers are situated on each line? I.e. I would hazard a guess that the AWB/ Cargill sites at Sea Lake and Charlton have been the busiest this season on the BG.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
Quite a lot of trains being loaded in Deniliquin in the past week (largely because no BG trains thru Maryborough from Apr 27 to May 7).  Approximate total grain hauled through Bendigo since Nov 1, 2020 is:

Deniliquin - 20500T
Elmore - 9400T
Mitiamo - 2200T
Woorinen/Piangil - 45000T

Line Total - 76700T.  The amount being dragged out is improving, but it's still only a small percentage of what was harvested.
Majority that has been railed, has been from the Manangatang & Sea Lake lines. Is this to do with what grain handlers/ distributers are situated on each line? I.e. I would hazard a guess that the AWB/ Cargill sites at Sea Lake and Charlton have been the busiest this season on the BG.
cbinyon
Deni to Sea Lake, a very wierd truck solution.

200km,  2.5 hrs

Half that to Eucha, Shepp or Yarrwonga.

Does answer one question though.
If you are trucking off-farm in the riverina, why bother discharging at decrepit Deni when much better options are near(ish)by.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Quite a lot of trains being loaded in Deniliquin in the past week (largely because no BG trains thru Maryborough from Apr 27 to May 7).  Approximate total grain hauled through Bendigo since Nov 1, 2020 is:

Deniliquin - 20500T
Elmore - 9400T
Mitiamo - 2200T
Woorinen/Piangil - 45000T

Line Total - 76700T.  The amount being dragged out is improving, but it's still only a small percentage of what was harvested.
Majority that has been railed, has been from the Manangatang & Sea Lake lines. Is this to do with what grain handlers/ distributers are situated on each line? I.e. I would hazard a guess that the AWB/ Cargill sites at Sea Lake and Charlton have been the busiest this season on the BG.
Deni to Sea Lake, a very wierd truck solution.

200km,  2.5 hrs

Half that to Eucha, Shepp or Yarrwonga.

Does answer one question though.
If you are trucking off-farm in the riverina, why bother discharging at decrepit Deni when much better options are near(ish)by.
justarider
I'm a bit confused here, perhaps I'm partially from Barcelona, Carnot is reporting the grain being transported through Bendigo, Callum is suggesting the busiest line is over in the Mallee and justarider is trucking grain from Deni all over Northern Vic.

Without being a smartar$e, John what grain loading facilities are at Echuca, Shep and Yarrawong that wouldn't be any more decrepit than what Deni is ?

BigShunter.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??

Without being a smartar$e, John what grain loading facilities are at Echuca, Shep and Yarrawong that wouldn't be any more decrepit than what Deni is ?

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Not at all. I mentioned those 3 as generic lines, far closer to Deni than Sealake,

Yarrawonga has been pretty active this season. Oaklands at the end of the line also meets the criteria of "closer to Deni" and active.

As is Murchison East (just another 30km from Shep) but that's starting to get a bit too far.

My goof, Echuca is really Rochester. Pretty pictures on an obsolete silo.

cheers
John
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Don't panic, I haven't posted this in the wrong thread as it's grain related.

On this video, which is very good, thanks to J.H Railway Videos as the train passes the silo's at Nully you can see a few shipping containers stacked up and 1 on a truck with another truck behind it. Does anyone know what this facility is, I wasn't aware of any containerised grain out of Nullawil.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ylg6UgKuJU

BigShunter.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

A ripper of a grainy last night out of Deniliquin.  S312-S302-S317-P14 loaded at Deni yesterday, and at Bendigo Yard P14 was swapped out for T363-P16-P17-G529 to form a seven locomotive lash-up to Melbourne:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIv6EovDwWo
  Bonzel Junior Train Controller

Don't panic, I haven't posted this in the wrong thread as it's grain related.

On this video, which is very good, thanks to J.H Railway Videos as the train passes the silo's at Nully you can see a few shipping containers stacked up and 1 on a truck with another truck behind it. Does anyone know what this facility is, I wasn't aware of any containerised grain out of Nullawil.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ylg6UgKuJU

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Access Grain there called was talking to one of the bosses a few year ago whilst videoing a Nullawill grain loading at the overhead mainline loader. He said they do specialized grains for export all by road through the different Ports in Melbourne.

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