Everyday QR Network Observations

 
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Normally in the weekday off peak 2 X 3 car units travel down to Manly LE between roughly 0800 and 0930, and are stowed there to return again LE at about 1345 and 1545.  They are usually joined by a 6 car 160 unit ( sometimes a 100 ), which travels back to town  LE at about 1445.
Last 2 days since the introduction of the 700's on the GC-APT run, this spare 160 unit has been missing, so maybe QR not game to stow a 700 at Manly yet.

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Sun 04/02/2018

1824hrs 2362 + 2306D up empty coal Jondaryan
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Normally in the weekday off peak 2 X 3 car units travel down to Manly LE between roughly 0800 and 0930, and are stowed there to return again LE at about 1345 and 1545.  They are usually joined by a 6 car 160 unit ( sometimes a 100 ), which travels back to town  LE at about 1445.
Last 2 days since the introduction of the 700's on the GC-APT run, this spare 160 unit has been missing, so maybe QR not game to stow a 700 at Manly yet.
phil_48
Doesn't that IMU unit form a doomben service which then returns to cleveland?  

I would presume the IMU unit has been displaced to the springfield line for better OTR stats, or to ipswich-caboolture/nambour to provide easier access for a HS unit thats toilet equipped.
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Tasser 96 - There are sometimes 160 units running to Cleveland, also 100/120 units but only ad hoc, nothing regular..  The only regular 160 was according to my post above.   As explained in the original  post the 3 units all travelled to Manly empty in the late morning peak or early morning off peak to be stored there.  A 3 car unit would return empty towards the City about 1345 through Wynnum North, then the empty 160 used to pass WN empty about 1445, but no longer with the introduction of the 700's.  Finally the other empty 3 car unit would pass WN about 1545.
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Tazzer 96 - There are sometimes 160 units running to Cleveland, also 100/120 units but only ad hoc, nothing regular..  The only regular 160 was according to my post above.   As explained in the original  post the 3 units all travelled to Manly empty in the late morning peak or early morning off peak to be stored there.  A 3 car unit would return empty towards the City about 1345 through Wynnum North, then the empty 160 used to pass WN empty about 1445, but no longer with the introduction of the 700's.  Finally the other empty 3 car unit would pass WN about 1545.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Mon 12/02/2018

1324hrs 2310D + 2347D up empty coal Broadmead - Warra section.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Wed 14/02/2018

1444hrs 2471 + 1732 with ballast set stowed Dalby yard
1444hrs 2364D + 2352D down coal Dalby yard, assume awaiting cross
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sightings Mon 19/02/2018

1126hrs 2332D + 2330D down coal Macalister - Baining section
1533hrs 2308D + 2359D down coal Warra - Broadmead section
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Non-sighting Sat 03/03/2018

Passing Macalister I didn't see the 21 coal wagons that had been stored there for some time. As my eyesight is still pretty good I have to assume they have been moved or scrapped!
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Millmerran branch active again recently with outloading of sorghum from Brookstead.  Train observed loading this morning 0645.

5915
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Dalby Observations March 2018

Noted recently partial resleepering of the Dalby West grain silos balloon loop. As part of the Warrego Hwy upgrade the LC on the Warrego Hwy and Glenmorgan line will become 4 lanes crossing a single track. The crossing was closed over the weekend to allow for some work to be done. This work is not complete however.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Tue 03/04/2018

0914hrs 2338 + 2363 Down grain loading Dalby West
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Saturday 21/04/2018

1156hrs 2305D + 2308D down coal approaching Baining
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Tue 24/04/2018

0856hrs 2335 + 2363 down grain loading Dalby West
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
Selective re sleepering underway on the Wallangarra line. May be focussed on curves and near level crossings but appears spread out along the whole line.

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Sat 28/04/2018

1630hrs 2350D + 2366D down coal Dalby
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Aurizon and Pacific National action around Stuart and Townsville's southern suburbs, 8.00am to 10.30am April 30th 2018




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  nightjar Station Staff

Location: Sunny Coast
Aurizon and Pacific National action around Stuart and Townsville's southern suburbs, 8.00am to 10.30am April 30th 2018
Sulla1
sulla,

just want to say thank you for effort you put into these vids. as someone who has relocated from townsville in last 12 months, these vids are a great way to stay in touch with rail side of things at least.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Mon 30/04/2018

1150hrs 2364D + 2303D down coal Broadmead
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Aurizon and Pacific National action around Stuart and Townsville's southern suburbs, 8.00am to 10.30am April 30th 2018
sulla,

just want to say thank you for effort you put into these vids. as someone who has relocated from townsville in last 12 months, these vids are a great way to stay in touch with rail side of things at least.
nightjar

Glad you like them...the way things have been the last few years you never know when the daily norm will become history.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Fri 04/05/2018

0908hrs 2364D + 2347D down coal Acland siding
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Fri 11/05/2018

1146hrs 2330D + 2302D down coal Yarrala
  nightjar Station Staff

Location: Sunny Coast
Fri 18/05/18

Landsborough Station 8am - 9am
  • Aurizon locomotive 2809 shutdown on the northern-arm of the triangle. Looked a bit out of place. Assumed this loco failed somewhere close?
  • QR loco's 2415 + 1732 along with a rake of M-series carriages were held to allow an down passenger service to pass. Tilt train replacement?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Fri 18/05/18
  • QR loco's 2415 + 1732 along with a rake of M-series carriages were held to allow an down passenger service to pass. Tilt train replacement?
nightjar
I thought all M carriages had been withdrawn?
  nightjar Station Staff

Location: Sunny Coast
Fri 18/05/18
  • QR loco's 2415 + 1732 along with a rake of M-series carriages were held to allow an down passenger service to pass. Tilt train replacement?
I thought all M carriages had been withdrawn?
Graham4405
my mistake, you're correct. stainless carriages though.

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