Warrnambool line freight

 
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
During the week there was a rake of container wagons in Nth Geelong.
Are these the ones to be used?
I guess with the change over of the Paper Train, PN will have a few spare container wagons.

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  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
PN A79 took the Warrnambool freight in this morning just before 7.45 am. This is the first time the frieght has run in over two weeks.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
What sort of wagons are PN using on this now? I heard that they were going to be using ones from the Maryvale, but I thought there were(and still are) restrictions on the South Geelong tunnel and VQDW wagons?

Just wondering if the VQAW's have been resurrected again
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Details on the VQAW wagons can be found here: http://www.pjv101.net/cd/pages/c510m.htm
The down service went through Bunbury Street at 01:34 this morning.

Video is attached.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9g7pd5IN60

Can you identify the wagontype?

Regards
Brian
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
A brief item in today's Warrnambool Standard apparently said the freight, taken over by PN, will be only running 3 times a week.

I have been told at the local model railway club (so it must be right) that the points are now in on the Warncourt loop and signal masts up. I suspect commissioning of the loop is still some time off. The longer loop will allow longer trains so perhaps then 3 trains a week would have similar capacity to the 5 trains per week of current capacity....(if you see what I'm trying to say).
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
No goods service yesterday to the best of my knowledge.

A79 did the honours this morning getting into Warrnambool around 7.25.
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
My spies tell me A79 arrived in Warrnambool this afternoon around 1.35pm and departed around 7.10.
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
Freight Didn't run today
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
El Zorro Y class still in 3 road at Camperdown.

Warrnambool pass extremely crowded in school holidays with many left standing from Melbourne. This afternoon down pass used buses from Geelong to try to clear extra passengers. However at least one bus missed the connection with Portland, Heywood bus and at least one taxi was pressed into service.....Hmmmmm.
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
I Believe V/Line are returning Carriage's to service link to an article can be found below
http://http://www.standard.net.au/story/1552997/longer-trains-returns-as-carriages-get-all-clear/
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
Freight arrived at Westvic at approximately 7:55 AM this morning
  LRT Station Staff

A77 was in Warrnambool today.

LRT
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
A 77 and T 400 on freight today.

Thanks to my mate for letting me know
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Do PN think they can grow the business in Warrnambool?  How much extra business could be available if PN decide they wish to grow the opportunities locally?
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Do PN think they can grow the business in Warrnambool?  How much extra business could be available if PN decide they wish to grow the opportunities locally?
bevans
PN are very lazy and continually fail to pursue many Victorian freight business opportunities.

In the case of log traffic Bairnsdale to North Shore not interested, happy to have assets sit idle whilst the traffic goes by road .

With the Warrnambool container train it is basically a hook and pull operation for PN .  It is Westvic (Wettenhalls) who generate the traffic.  The new crossing loop at Warrncoort is being put in for two reasons :  1.  To allow operation of longer consist container tarins to/from Warrnambool and 2. to allow VLP to introduce a fourth Weekday return passenger service to/from Warrnambool (expected to be a 0900 ish Up and a 1500ish  Down .)
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

I wonder which route they will take after the RRL is introduced? The current path though Newport or the full RRL line to Werribee South?
  damooops Junior Train Controller

Location: The Revenue Raising State
I wonder which route they will take after the RRL is introduced? The current path though Newport or the full RRL line to Werribee South?
Duncs
According to the RRL authority, there are no plans for freight traffic to use the new link, so freight will be via Werribee.
Cheers all.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

According to the RRL authority, there are no plans for freight traffic to use the new link, so freight will be via Werribee.
Cheers all.
damooops
Will the loco hauled pass also go via Werribee as it does now? Or via RRL?
  SamTheMan79 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Will the loco hauled pass also go via Werribee as it does now? Or via RRL?
Duncs

All V/Line services will be removed from the Werribee line to free up paths for Metro so loco hauled pass will go via RRL.

The only loco hauled pass services that will travel via RRL will be the Warrnambool services. Additional rolling stock that has been ordered for RRL will replace the current Geelong loco hauled pass services.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Will the current geelong loco hauled passenger services be moved onto other routes?  Is there a plan?

Regards
Brian
  LRT Station Staff

A78 in Warrnambool yesterday. LRT
  SamTheMan79 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Will the current geelong loco hauled passenger services be moved onto other routes?  Is there a plan?

Regards
Brian
bevans
Something that was posted a while back- http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1778231.htm#1778231
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
A 78 on freight today also Sheoak trees have been planted at the carpark at Silverton park near westvic they may block some of the view if they get like my neighbours trees   Rolling Eyes.

Trees have  also been  planted at westvic by the fence of the SES building side.

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