SSR Grain

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Here you go, mikesyd;

http://emeraldgrain.com/growerservices/store-and-move-grain/our-network/

BigShunter.
BigShunter

There are several locations on the Mallee where their grain comes from which will now be on Standard Gauge allowing access to SSR with their new rake providing the second operator onto the Mildura and Sealake lines.

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
Thanks BigShunter. I did suspect that 'Appleton Dock' was the origin, but always wise to check.

Is that facility wholly Emerald, or is it shared with other grain exporters?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Emerald is a 50% shareholder with sumotomo I believe.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville

Here you go, mikesyd;

http://emeraldgrain.com/growerservices/store-and-move-grain/our-network/

BigShunter.
There are several locations on the Mallee where their grain comes from which will now be on Standard Gauge allowing access to SSR with their new rake providing the second operator onto the Mildura and Sealake lines.
bevans

It also allows QUBE to access those lines - so that would make it three operators.

But of course it has to make economic sense in the first place Razz
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

It also allows QUBE to access those lines - so that would make it three operators.

But of course it has to make economic sense in the first place Razz
bingley hall

Yes it does and it is exciting.  In terms of the grain on the branch to Murryville when can we expect a train to this location and might SSR also consider this?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Does Aurizon Bulk have any SG grain sets at all?  Is there any SG grain stock that is not owned by the current players that is 'sitting around'?
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Does Aurizon Bulk have any SG grain sets at all?  Is there any SG grain stock that is not owned by the current players that is 'sitting around'?
james.au

Where would Aurizon be using SG wagons for grain not in NSW and not in Victoria?  South Australia unlikely leaving only Queensland for the possible use but that would be NG traffic?
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
The only real place I would think would be WA as yes, they would already be in use in NSW/Vic if they existed.

At the risk of going off topic, what is the utilisation of the NG Grain fleet in Queensland?
  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
The only real place I would think would be WA as yes, they would already be in use in NSW/Vic if they existed.

At the risk of going off topic, what is the utilisation of the NG Grain fleet in Queensland?
james.au
@8888 might be able to correct me if I am wrong, but Aurizon's only S/G Fleet of Grain Hoppers are the AGUYs, which use to be N/G XUs before being converted in 2016. I believe that the rest of S/G Hoppers have been scrapped.

The AGUYs are currently in use in Northern N.S.W.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
SSR has arrived into Melbourne a view minutes ago. https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street/photo/27307847697
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Something interesting today via Albion.  SSR UP grain (or a transfer of wagons) on BG via the Albion cams.  I have uploaded the video for review but what wagons are these?  I thought the type of wagon SSR use depicted was only on SG?

The train was recorded via Golden Square Camera https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/goldensquare/photo/42121031414 at 4.40am.

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1124
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
And we now have an answer thanks @Greensleeves

S317-T385-381 on 9098 ex Mitiamo
  hbedriver Train Controller

Plans for a light engine run Ararat - Maryborough on Tuesday, departing Ararat about 09:30, returning about 17:55. Driver training. An SSR job, dunno which loco/s to be used or what plans they have on that corridor.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Plans for a light engine run Ararat - Maryborough on Tuesday, departing Ararat about 09:30, returning about 17:55. Driver training. An SSR job, dunno which loco/s to be used or what plans they have on that corridor.
hbedriver
Interesting, haven't SSR being doing some work for V/Line on the Gippsland upgrade works, they did driver training out that way earlier in the year. I wonder if similar plans are afoot for MBS works or similar?

BG
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
SSR double S class into Melbourne via Buncam

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street/photo/42467010514
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
SSR UP grain on the BG overnight?

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion2/photo/42606609975

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