Portland Sightings

 
  8077 Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
BL30 and 8149 in Portland Grain area today.

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Grain pro use Geelong I believe so who users Portland as there are a lot less Portland grain services now than in years gone.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL30 and 8149 in Portland Grain area today.
8077

Seen though Stawell at 17:49.

http://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/stawellhd/photo/16423244859
  BigBoy2015 Station Master

Bl30 went thru stawell today.

Is Portland getting much grain at the present time?  Seems to be busy everywhere else.
  8077 Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
BL30 and G526 in Portland today. Picture taken by Joy Smith.

[edit]Photo removed, due to not seeking permission from original author for use.[/edit]

Beautiful photo.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
BL31 and 8181 are in Portland today.  The Bl31 was there last week.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
7734V lead by 8172 & G538(FA) PN Grain from Dooen to Portland.
should be in Portland by now.

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/stawellhd/photo/17067572147
  8077 Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Portland played host to train 7771 today hauled by BL31 but why was the Iluka train in Portland?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Portland played host to train 7771 today hauled by BL31 but why was the Iluka train in Portland?
8077
Loading mineral sand from ship and transporting It to Hamilton for processing ?
  8077 Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Some photos from Wayne Morris



Can't see if it is loaded or unloaded thou the fact the tarps are closed on the top is probably a hint?

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL31 on 7768V is currently at the Minerals Sands plant.  This train does not usually run to Portland.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Portland played host to train 7771 today hauled by BL31 but why was the Iluka train in Portland?
Loading mineral sand from ship and transporting It to Hamilton for processing ?
Nightfire

The train loads heavy mineral sand from the port to Hamilton, the mineral sand arrives in Portland by ship from Ceduna SA. Is this a daily service to Hamilton?

The train still comes through Stawell around 15:30 most days.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
BL31 on 7768V is currently at the Minerals Sands plant.  This train does not usually run to Portland.
bevans
Yes it does, five days per fortnight.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
BL26 on today's mineral sands train in Portland.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
G520 and 8157 on first grain train for the season in Portland, also first grain train since June 2016.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G520 and 8157 on first grain train for the season in Portland, also first grain train since June 2016.
Y115


Thanks for the sightings.  The locomotives are now at the end of the pier unloading.



Train details

https://www.railpage.com.au/radar?mode=train&id=7737
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
8157 and G520 on today's PN grain train in Portland.  Grain ship due on 27th Dec so hopefully more trains to come.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
BL30 here with the first mineral sands train for the year.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
G538 and G520 arrived about 0530 with the first grain train for the year, started unloading about 0830.
  Y115 Chief Train Controller

Location: Portland
G538 and G520 back again with the PN grain.
G540 and BL30 here with the mineral sands.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Details of grain trains off the SG line to Murray Basin to Portland

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2108407.htm#2108407
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Details of grain trains off the SG line to Murray Basin to Portland

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2108407.htm#2108407
x31
I really don't understand why you would bring back an 18 month old thread to simply refer people to another thread.

The current Portland thread is https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11396926-0-asc-s175.htm and the Woomelang train has been discussed there previously.

BG Twisted Evil
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Locked.

I think there are issues with the search as not all threads are coming up.  This is catching some users out.

Please move all discussions on sightings to the most recent thread.

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