Warrnambool line freight

 
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
A79 on today's train Smile

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  Junior Rodgie Dodgie

Location: Allansford
A79 on today's train Smile
crisfitz
Ah your happy! Great. normal running should mean a train Friday. Next 3 weeks is anyone's guess with christmas
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
Very happy. Managed to get A 79 crossing N 467 at Camperdown this morning. Pity cloud took the light by the time the freighter got to the bridge near Terang.

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  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
Unknown BL in PN blue through Terang at 2015 eastbound.
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
My mistake. Caught it at Camperdown - G527.
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
2 N class leading 8 carriages on the Up evening pass, Christmas Day.

Boxing Day Up morning pass, N class with 4 carriages that appeared to be new graffittied. Hope that wasn't done by locals.
  lrbam Chief Train Controller

Location: The Great South West
A 78 and 79 double headed the Warrnambool freight this morning. Very unusual to see 2 As, indeed double heading is unusual.

El Zorro's Y class was sighted last week still at Camperdown.
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
A 71 on today's Freight
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A 71 on today's Freight
ethansx49


What is the usual number of wagons found on this train?
  Junior Rodgie Dodgie

Location: Allansford
17 Brian. Or 15 with if people wanna get fussy with numbers. Due to the 15th been a 3 pack
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
A 78 on todays Freight
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
G 539 on today's Freight
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Looks like Saputo are getting Warrnambool Cheese & Butter. I seem to recall in another thread, it being said that if Murray Goulburn were successful, the rail freight could go to road as M.G. are not interested in rail. It is to be hoped that Saputo are happy to continue with rail.Very Happy
  Junior Rodgie Dodgie

Location: Allansford
Looks like Saputo are getting Warrnambool Cheese & Butter. I seem to recall in another thread, it being said that if Murray Goulburn were successful, the rail freight could go to road as M.G. are not interested in rail. It is to be hoped that Saputo are happy to continue with rail.Very Happy
L1150

It is my understanding that nothing will change. Some freight will still go by rail as it does now.
A71 doing the Warrnambool freight in the later part of this week
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
Is any of MG products from their Koroit plant going by rail(westvic) ? The windfall from the sale of their WBC shares to Saputo is to be spent on upgrading existing facilities including Koroit to increase production of butter and blends for export.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Is any of MG products from their Koroit plant going by rail(westvic) ? The windfall from the sale of their WBC shares to Saputo is to be spent on upgrading existing facilities including Koroit to increase production of butter and blends for export.
ozfreight


has thought been given to build a larger terminal out at Koriot with a siding to the plat to reduce truck movements?
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
No!
Most people in the area want the former Port Fairy line to become a rail trail line Warrnambool rail station
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
..beyond Warrnambool railway station ...
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
U can edit your posts ya know ozfreight
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
Yes I know! did not think it would stress any of the odd dozen of railpaigers online !Appologies ! Will not do it again...Never! promised!
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
The line beyond Warrnambool railway station ,the former Port Fairy and Hamilton rail lines are going as far as the Walsh Estate in East Warrnambool where the Westvic is located.Beyond that the line to Dennington (where Fronterra plant is located) the line is closed. There is no existing rail link beyond that to Koroit or anywhere else.
Most industrial estates and possible rail connections will be developed in the easter part of the town as far as I know.
There was a proposal to build an industrial estate with rail sidings near WBC in Allensford.but that failed as geologists found that the area was riddled with underground caves ...
The Westvic site was upgraded recently and should be able to handle current traffic.

Regards

Edward
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Just to confirm Ozfreihts post.  The WestVic site has been upgraded and extended so that train lengths of up to 1200 metres can be made up.  The tailors with the new Warrncourt (pardon spelling) Crossing Loop due to be commissioned shortly.  The 1200 metre loop and WestVic terminal upgrade are intended to enable much longer trains improving financial performance of the freight service including 24 hour cycle time of equipment.  I still think access in Melbourne may hinder that but at least the infrastructure is now going in the right direction.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
How long is the train now? I would think 1200 meters would be very ambitious, not that there is anything wrong with that.
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
The train length is very restrictive. It's around 17 to 18 flat wagons so about 400 metres approximately. Given how rarely these days that we see any new investment in new regional rail infrastructure for freight future proofing the corridor for the longer term makes sense. 1200 metres by today's standards is actually not a big train.  You only have to look at the QUBE Harefield service to see that. Those trains are way over 1200 metres very regularly.  The new loop gives Westvic the opportunity to chase new business and look at multi tiered pricing structures as a means of building that service up.
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
G 536 on today's Freight. (Thanks to my mate for letting me know this morning.)

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