Tatura - Scope for new traffic?

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I have this morning added a new location to the data base for Tatura.  http://www.railpage.com.au/locations/279/  which provides an interesting description.

Tatura is a town in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, Australia. The town is in the City of Greater Shepparton local government area, 167 kilometres (104 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne and 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of the regional centre of Shepparton. At the 2006 census, Tatura had a population of 3,533.[1] With a large corporate and manufacturing presence within the town, Tatura is a major employer within the Goulburn Valley. Organisations include Tatura Milk Industries, Goulburn-Murray Water's corporate headquarters, Sinclair Knight Merz, Department of Primary Industries (Victoria), as well as major regional processing plants for multinational corporations such as Unilever and Snow Brand Milk Products.
Somebody

So with the line now available for traffic, what products could be railed from this location to the port and are any products out of this area sent anywhere by rail currently (assuming they are trucked to a rail depot in Victoria) ??

Regards
Brian

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  t320 Junior Train Controller

Someone must have shifted Melbourne closer to Shepparton, think it may have been a typo error.
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
Maybe they are counting from the edge of the suburbs (Broadmeadows) instead of the CBD?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

According to the "Distance Measuring Tool" in Google maps, a straight line drawn from Shepparton PO to Melbourne (old) GPO is 164.5 km long.
  emmastreet Train Controller

Location: Goulburn Valley
Distance given for Tatura of 104 miles is probably right. Mooroopna is 110 miles - mile post is on the platform.
I know, I know , different line.

As to the question - scope for new traffic ? Answer plenty. Just not by Patrick Mooroopna or PN.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
What could be railed out from Tatura? A fair amount of the output from Tatura Milk and Unilever (old Rosella factory). Won't happen unless  new siding(s) are built. You could add the Nestle factory in Tongala as another potential customer. At least they still have a siding into their factory. Just needs to be reconnected...

Rick
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Distance given for Tatura of 104 miles is probably right. Mooroopna is 110 miles - mile post is on the platform.
I know, I know , different line.

As to the question - scope for new traffic ? Answer plenty. Just not by Patrick Mooroopna or PN.
emmastreet
In the 1926 Curve and Gradients book the old Tatura stations patform is around 4 to 500 ft passed the 110 mile post.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Distance given for Tatura of 104 miles is probably right. Mooroopna is 110 miles - mile post is on the platform.
I know, I know , different line.

As to the question - scope for new traffic ? Answer plenty. Just not by Patrick Mooroopna or PN.
emmastreet
Idea  Shouldn't that be Moorpoopna ....Laughing

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