Around 80 wagons on the Qube. I counted the 40 CGSYs after I realised they were behind the others. Looking at my pics here - https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/efb5800/ the WGSY/BYs stretch back to the top of the hill , so around 40 of them. I suggest they are being moved up north as 2 RLs won't be enough to bring all that back loaded.I believe I may have spotted the WGSY/BYs on train 3367 now 3368 currently heading to Junee after loading out hillston way tuesday.
Bevans i do not think many expected the crops this year to be so huge the weather conditions just happened to line up exactly right for the farmers
Incidentally, it looks like some of the heat WOLOs are getting relaxed:Common sense prevails.......
"V/Line has eased speed restrictions which apply to its freight network in the state’s north-west.
Freight trains can now operate at 30km/h when temperatures reach 33 degrees. Previously the trains couldn’t run on hot days between midday and 8pm or 10pm.
Lines affected are between Dunolly and Birchip on the Mildura line, and between Echuca and Deniliquin. V/Line is meeting weekly with freight operators with advice and developments."
So the knee jerk reaction has been seen for what it is, and common sense has replaced panic.The question I have is a knee jerk reaction to what?
Nice to see.
The millions that were spent/lost due to the two derailments in Ouyen in 2015.So the knee jerk reaction has been seen for what it is, and common sense has replaced panic.The question I have is a knee jerk reaction to what?
Nice to see.
How is it that Vline are able to make such an arbitrary decision that affected many industry stakeholders seemingly without any consultation?
From the reaction that I have seen everyone in the industry seemed surprised to learn of these new WOLO restrictions
When did G511 get converted to Broad Gauge?according to the radar there are two Grain trains at Portland G520 and G538 waiting to unload and a Grainne with G511 and G525 currently unloading at the dock.There is one grain train in Portland, G520 and G538. The other two locos are broadgauge so couldn't possibly be here.
the two derailments in Ouyen in 2015.
Any preliminary cause for these? Nothing yet on the ATSB website.
Here are the two incidents referred still under investigation by ATSB:And add these two completed investigations to the list-
Derailment of freight train 9156 at Ouyen, Victoria on 29 December 2015
Derailment of freight train 9150 at Nunga (near Ouyen), Victoria on 9 November 2015
A few things to report today:If the wagons have been stored on the Ararat - Avoca line they would already be on SG bogies as that line is SG.
- Some of the wagons stored on the Ararat - Avoca line are currently being re-fitted with SG bogies in the Ararat yard.