Western leg of triangle at Tarcoola

 

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  Top Cat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Under Hilton Bridge
Just to make this clear with other readers.....the question is not related to the triangle at Tarcoola.....it relates to the direct connection between the Trans line and the Darwin line......west of Tarcoola.

The answer is....NO.  This section of track has not been used for at least 15 years....and is currently "closed"......8)
  Alco251_244 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere
And is also disconnected at both ends with the points removed long ago.
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
Last movement via west leg I am aware of was a ballast c 1998
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Last movement via west leg I am aware of was a ballast c 1998
alcoworldseries
Would the ballast have come from the 555km or the Tarcoola quarry? Do you know,please?

My understanding is that the Tarcoola Quarry closed/was to close in the 1970s during construction of the Tarcoola - Alice Springs line by which time the 555km Quarry was up and running. Can anyone confirm this or provide any other relevant details, please?
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
I worked several trains to/from 555 in 1998, we where running ballast toward Barton after resleepering (derailment repairs), from memory loco's CLF5/705
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
So, how about the turning triangle at Tarcoola itself, does that still see occasional use, or has it gone too?

The Google Maps resolution isn't enough to tell either way.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
So, how about the turning triangle at Tarcoola itself, does that still see occasional use, or has it gone too?

The Google Maps resolution isn't enough to tell either way.
mikesyd

What is important is the length of the deadend of the small triangle at the station.  It may be only an engine-length and not a train-length.
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
The "turning" triangle at Tarcoola still in use and used surprisingly regularly, triangles also still at Pimba, Barton, Cook, Loongana, Rawlinna, Zanthus and Parkeston, all see varying degrees of use
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
Some snaps of it here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/toadscans/sets/72157633404715737/

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