Toolamba - Echuca line reopening

 
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

Lets see what happens then, and who will be laughing at the end of it
LowndesJ515
I wasn't laughing at you mate, rather at the goose who thinks he knows more about the rice train operation than you do!

Has anyone got any updates as to when the line will be opened?

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  Burkey Station Master

I noticed new sleepers dropped off next to the shunting lines in front of the Rice Mill on Friday. More work being done relating to this upgrade??
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Ballasting crew was at Merrigum Friday. Another couple of weeks before they get to Echuca based on their current work rate.

- Although there was a crew on a high rail in Tatura. Not sure what they were up to, but if weekend work is happening, there must be a date the rice mill needs rail access.

Rick
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ballasting crew was at Merrigum Friday. Another couple of weeks before they get to Echuca based on their current work rate.

- Although there was a crew on a high rail in Tatura. Not sure what they were up to, but if weekend work is happening, there must be a date the rice mill needs rail access.

Rick
RustyRick

Please excuse my confusion, but is the rice mill to now start taking traffic?

Regards
Brian
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
I'm assuming they're just using a truck to dump the ballast?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
This thread has now been going for nearly three years and 250 odd posts. Has a train actually run and, if not, (as seems likely) when will services commence, please?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
This thread has now been going for nearly three years and 250 odd posts. Has a train actually run and, if not, (as seems likely) when will services commence, please?
YM-Mundrabilla
I can only report what I see. A high rail dump truck is spreading the ballast, and a tamper is following it. I dont believe anything but maintenance vehicles have run on the line for the last 3 years.

The initial media reports did say trains would be moving late 2013. I'm guessing 8 weeks, but that is a guess.

Rick
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I thought that some trains ran a year or so ago, not that I saw them.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I thought that some trains ran a year or so ago, not that I saw them.
Rodo
A few PN Tocumwal freight runs were routed through Toolamba - Echuca - Bendigo - Melbourne in early 2011.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
That would be it, I did notice some vague signs of use a fair while ago.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Thanks all. The wheels grind slowly