Australian Bauxite

 
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6835825/mining-into-full-swing-as-shipping-date-approaches/?cs=12
Bauxite mining is in full swing near Campbell Town and trucking to the Bell Bay port has started.
The Examiner


Didn't Tasrail do some work at one point to be able to rail this stuff to Bell Bay?

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
115kms each way would make it a nice little earner for Tasrail.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
115kms each way would make it a nice little earner for Tasrail.
bevans
Tasrail did originally set up to operate this traffic, establishing a loading yard at Conara Jctn and setting up sets of wagons and boxes to cart it to Bell Bay when it first started - however the operation stopped abruptly, very soon after it got underway, leaving Tasrail hanging, with investment undertaken with no return. I dare say Tasrail will be unlikely to go near it now, as they cant depend on this traffic lasting for any reasonable length of time to be worth investing in. They have been already stung once with it.
  NSWGR8022 Assistant Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
115kms each way would make it a nice little earner for Tasrail.
Tasrail did originally set up to operate this traffic, establishing a loading yard at Conara Jctn and setting up sets of wagons and boxes to cart it to Bell Bay when it first started - however the operation stopped abruptly, very soon after it got underway, leaving Tasrail hanging, with investment undertaken with no return. I dare say Tasrail will be unlikely to go near it now, as they cant depend on this traffic lasting for any reasonable length of time to be worth investing in. They have been already stung once with it.
12CSVT

if that infrastructure is still in place why can't traffic resume on rail?

Did tasrail cart any of the volume at the start?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
These days you can't get onto the Bell Bay wharf cause track is damaged. Has been for a few years.
  NSWGR8022 Assistant Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
These days you can't get onto the Bell Bay wharf cause track is damaged. Has been for a few years.
Z1NorthernProgress2110

Does tasrail run to the Bell Bay area at all?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
There is an intermodel hub at Georgetown for containers. Only logs go close to Bell Bay wharf.

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