Warrnambool line freight

 
  pcm Station Master

A71 worked the train yesterday. It left warrnambool about 19:00.

Cheers Peter

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  Junior Rodgie Dodgie

Location: Allansford
After the first month of PN operations to Warrnambool. It looks like this
A79 for the first week
A77 for the second week. With T400 helping out on the Friday
A78 for the third week.
With A71 for the forth and fifth week.
All trains have ran on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. With only one Friday train running in on time.
A71 ran down Yesterday (Monday)
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
X41 on Freight today. It departed early from Warrnambool Station at 14:06 Due to RRL Works
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
X41 on Freight today. It departed early from Warrnambool Station at 14:06 Due to RRL Works
ethansx49

Directly to Melbourne?

Regards
Brian
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Directly to Melbourne?

Regards
Brian
bevans
Yes big  RRL works this weekend no Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong Friday night to early Monday am .  The existing Werribee track pair is to be slued to its new alignment after leaving original bridge over Maribyrnong River the new alignment passes under the partially constructed RRL  flyover and then returns to left hand side cutting proceeding towards Footscray.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
X41 into South Dock with its train in tow.

  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
G 522 on Freight today
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
BL 32 on freight Today
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
BL32.  When was the last time a BL went down that way?
  Junior Rodgie Dodgie

Location: Allansford
BL32 last time PN had the Job. So 2011?
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
BL 32 on again today arrived into Westvic Container Depot at around 14:00
  SteamRanger Chief Train Controller
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
Thanks for sharing that video, was great to get a glimpse from behind the drivers seat.

Steve
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

An excellent video! Many thanks. How fast was the train going? It looked like 80kph to me.

I noticed a lot of concrete sleepers on the line. I wonder roughly - How much of the line still uses timer sleepers?

Duncs
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I also looked at the sleepers on the line with large sections being concrete either continuously or supplementary to the wooden variety.  Looks like a well maintained line. Surprised me.

Regards
Brian
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Yes, it is the sort of thing I once did for a living but never in that region.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

I also looked at the sleepers on the line with large sections being concrete either continuously or supplementary to the wooden variety.  Looks like a well maintained line. Surprised me.

Regards
Brian
bevans
I took a trip on that line 10 years ago and it was a good ride back then. It  is one of those lines that has had regular maintenance over the years. So it reaps the benefit. Unlike some other line we could mention.
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

The Warrnambool line is getting a bit rough of late
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

The Warrnambool line is getting a bit rough of late
ab123
Where abouts?
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

Its been a couple if months, from memory it was very bad through warn ponds and pretty rough near Terang. Few restrictions thrown in too.  In saying that though i would imagine the ride in the cars would have been alot better than up the front!
  LegendsofSteam Junior Train Controller

The last major upgrade for The WBL line was around 1999 with $9Million being spent by WCR (via VIC Govnm't Infrastructure Grant) included complete resleepering of the line w/- new timber sleepers, CWR of rail joints, Trampolator & Regulator over the entire line Sth G'long to W'bool Yard Home Signal. The welder used by John Holland was on its last legs & made a hell of a racket!

The last upgrade done with in the last 18Mths to 2Yrs saw most sleepers changed out to concrete with a view to increase line speed to 130KPH...
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

The last major upgrade for The WBL line was around 1999 with $9Million being spent by WCR (via VIC Govnm't Infrastructure Grant) included complete resleepering of the line w/- new timber sleepers, CWR of rail joints, Trampolator & Regulator over the entire line Sth G'long to W'bool Yard Home Signal. The welder used by John Holland was on its last legs & made a hell of a racket!

The last upgrade done with in the last 18Mths to 2Yrs saw most sleepers changed out to concrete with a view to increase line speed to 130KPH...
LegendsofSteam
That accounts for all the concrete sleepers I saw in the video
  Otter_H Locomotive Fireman

Great video Steam Ranger!

Was the camera mounted outside the cab for the filming? I could hear the level crossing bells as the train traversed them, sound I suspect you would not hear inside the cab?

Cheers

Otter
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

The last major upgrade for The WBL line was around 1999 with $9Million being spent by WCR (via VIC Govnm't Infrastructure Grant) included complete resleepering of the line w/- new timber sleepers, CWR of rail joints, Trampolator & Regulator over the entire line Sth G'long to W'bool Yard Home Signal. The welder used by John Holland was on its last legs & made a hell of a racket!

The last upgrade done with in the last 18Mths to 2Yrs saw most sleepers changed out to concrete with a view to increase line speed to 130KPH...
LegendsofSteam
The slimline concrete sleepers extend primarily in the track from Geelong to Marshall.  From there onwards basically 1 in 4 sleepers has been replaced by slimline concrete through to Warrnambool .  Based on past practice the remaining wooden sleepers will be replaced by slimline concrete progressively over the next 3 tie cycles over 15 years or so .  (the same process is being adopted progressively on all passenger lines beyond the Inter-urban area.)

Within the Inter-urban area in recent years since the RFR  project virtually all wooden sleepers on Class-2 tarck have been replaced by concrete.

There is no plan or intention to increase line speed to 130kmh beyond Waurn Ponds as that would rqeuire a significant upgrade of lx protection on existing crossings, plus installation of booms at many more lx. In addition whilst some of the N class locos have been regeared for 130kmh operation, the  N & Z cars are not suitable for higher speed than 115kmh without bogie modifications as were undertaken on the three (3) sg N sets which has not eventuated on the North East as yet owing to the poor condition of the ARTC maintained track . There are no plans to operate V/Locity trains beyond the Inter-urban area other than to the current Echuca & Maryborough .
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
The slimline concrete sleepers extend primarily in the track from Geelong to Marshall.  From there onwards basically 1 in 4 sleepers has been replaced by slimline concrete through to Warrnambool .  Based on past practice the remaining wooden sleepers will be replaced by slimline concrete progressively over the next 3 tie cycles over 15 years or so .  (the same process is being adopted progressively on all passenger lines beyond the Inter-urban area.)

Within the Inter-urban area in recent years since the RFR  project virtually all wooden sleepers on Class-2 tarck have been replaced by concrete.

There is no plan or intention to increase line speed to 130kmh beyond Waurn Ponds as that would rqeuire a significant upgrade of lx protection on existing crossings, plus installation of booms at many more lx. In addition whilst some of the N class locos have been regeared for 130kmh operation, the  N & Z cars are not suitable for higher speed than 115kmh without bogie modifications as were undertaken on the three (3) sg N sets which has not eventuated on the North East as yet owing to the poor condition of the ARTC maintained track . There are no plans to operate V/Locity trains beyond the Inter-urban area other than to the current Echuca & Maryborough .
kuldalai
AND Ararat:D

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