I'm well aware they do run other stuff on BG (I've videoed it plenty of times!) however none of it is in the area we're talking about. The closest one is the Deniliquin rice and that runs via Bendigo.
As for state parochialism, that's the reason you want to keep our rail system splintered and segregated?
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, It is in the Realm of possibility as the Standardisation has been halted for the Qube Grain Services to Possibly resume. However, victorias rail network has been splintered since they Converted the Adelaide line and its tributaries, Now is an island. There are ways to get around the Gauge Conundrum aside from converting major all lines, as with the murry basin lines the travel time is longer and slower as a result of a half-arsed quick fix by the government converting these lines to SG. State Patriotism is the only Reason why (yes I sound like a Victorian Ultra Nationalist).
Now Let's Not Continue this Discussion here if you wish to continue it Refer to this Thread For all future Gauge Debates as I did not mean to start a gauge war. https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11396342.htm
Now Back onto the topic of this thread what is going on with the works at the moment? are they still attempting to fix the Mildura and Ararat to Maryborough lines?