Bordertown Intermodal Terminal

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Does anybody know how often this new service is likely to operate?
Gman_86

Recorded as running only once last week on the wednesday as 4KM1.  Ran yesterday as we saw above.

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  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
Does anybody know how often this new service is likely to operate?
Gman_86
It's looking like one return trip a week at the moment.

GoG
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Does anybody know how often this new service is likely to operate?
It's looking like one return trip a week at the moment.

GoG
GheringhapLoop
The service is currently in a trial phase. There are some issues that need to be sorted out at the Bordertown end. The plan is to run it 5 times a week eventually.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Can I ask where the logs come from please  ?
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Trees
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Can I ask where the logs come from please  ?
freightgate
Well Bill, apart from trees as been mentioned a few times, there are plantations more or less from Bordertown right down to Mt Gambier and throughout the South West District of Victoria, that is both Hard Wood and Pine.

Also in the link Jack has supplied on page 2 there are some interesting photo's of the line from Heywood, West to around Dartmoor, including the bridge over the Glenelg River.

https://Railpage.com.au/f-t11313505-0-asc-s25.htm

In the last few page of the thread you also have a bit to say, Bill and you will see why I have always referred to as Bill.

BigShunter.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Train on its way back, through Nhill at about 11.30
  brownhillboy Train Controller

An interesting article has appeared in today's ABC News website about log exports from Bordertown and Portland.

Judging by the photo, there is a large stockpile accumulating at Bordertown.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-02/softwood-resource-exported-to-china-amid-log-supply-insecurity/12617994
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
An interesting article has appeared in today's ABC News website about log exports from Bordertown and Portland.

Judging by the photo, there is a large stockpile accumulating at Bordertown.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-02/softwood-resource-exported-to-china-amid-log-supply-insecurity/12617994
brownhillboy

If they wver want to turn some of that into wood chips then the chipping plant has very nice SG access at Geelong.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Can I ask where the logs come from please  ?
Well Bill, apart from trees as been mentioned a few times, there are plantations more or less from Bordertown right down to Mt Gambier and throughout the South West District of Victoria, that is both Hard Wood and Pine.

Also in the link Jack has supplied on page 2 there are some interesting photo's of the line from Heywood, West to around Dartmoor, including the bridge over the Glenelg River.

https://Railpage.com.au/f-t11313505-0-asc-s25.htm

In the last few page of the thread you also have a bit to say, Bill and you will see why I have always referred to as Bill.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Nice pickup Shunter, presuming the search function hasn't come back from the dead you either have a bloody good memory or too much time on your hands to google RP threads!

Looks like freightgate has not only forgotten what he posted way back then but has developed a case of shyness over the years Smile
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Nice pickup Shunter, presuming the search function hasn't come back from the dead you either have a bloody good memory or too much time on your hands to google RP threads!

Looks like freightgate has not only forgotten what he posted way back then but has developed a case of shyness over the years Smile
BrentonGolding
Search function, what's that...Razz well the memory's in reasonable shape but I wasn't on the RP radar in 2006, think about 2010 I started prowling through the pages to see what it was all about and if it would be up my alley and joined this fine institute not long after.

I like to snoop through old threads if someone slaps 1 up, like Jack did, see what was being said and also who was posting at the time or may be still here.

Anyway back to this log train, was talking to a mate who works out of Bordertown and he was saying that there was towards 200 containers to load, unsure of how many were on the train, they were also pressed for room to fit that sized train into the siding road.
He also reckoned if they were going to be sending a train per week, they would have to ramp up the delivery of logs big time, It had taken weeks to accumulate the amount they had on site, however it will depend on what length train they run I guess. We will keep watching and see what eventuates.

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting discussions.  The following is a recent image from google maps:



this shows the logs piled at the up end of Bordertown yard.  A couple of quwstions (perhaps Bingley can assist):

1. how many roads are in the yard and how many of these are available for the intermodal terminal?
2. There is a siding into the grain storage from the down end, is this also connected to the UP end?
  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
Interesting discussions.  The following is a recent image from google maps:



this shows the logs piled at the up end of Bordertown yard.  A couple of quwstions (perhaps Bingley can assist):

1. how many roads are in the yard and how many of these are available for the intermodal terminal?
2. There is a siding into the grain storage from the down end, is this also connected to the UP end?
bevans
The layout at http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20files/ARTC/AR112.pdf looks right from my memory, and was last updated 2019.  So answer to 1. appears to be just one; and 2. yes and no.

Richard.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Just had word from old mate at Bordertown, another log train tomorrow with 60, he said wagons, not sure whether he means containers, guess we will find out. He said he was talking to the manager in the Bottleshop....Razz I knew there had to be more than 1 reason to hit the bottleshop !

BigShunter.

my mistake, 60 containers.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
60 contains is 60 less trucks on the highway between the Vic/SA Border and the ports showing rail can work.

Looking at the map above and comments would it be a better idea to create an intermodal terminal off the line to Penola at Wolsley were space could me leased from a farner of purchaed?

The site seems quite busy and not a lot of room left?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
60 contains is 60 less trucks on the highway between the Vic/SA Border and the ports showing rail can work.

Looking at the map above and comments would it be a better idea to create an intermodal terminal off the line to Penola at Wolsley were space could me leased from a farner of purchaed?

The site seems quite busy and not a lot of room left?
"NSWGR8022"


Ring up Shield Resources - I'm sure they have no idea what they are doing and would no doubt appreciate the input Razz
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Just had word from old mate at Bordertown, another log train tomorrow with 60, he said wagons, not sure whether he means containers, guess we will find out. He said he was talking to the manager in the Bottleshop....Razz I knew there had to be more than 1 reason to hit the bottleshop !

BigShunter.

my mistake, 60 containers.
BigShunter
Just spotted the Bordertown bound train at Dimboola with two Gs on the front and 50 wagons.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fatty
Just had word from old mate at Bordertown, another log train tomorrow with 60, he said wagons, not sure whether he means containers, guess we will find out. He said he was talking to the manager in the Bottleshop....Razz I knew there had to be more than 1 reason to hit the bottleshop !

BigShunter.

my mistake, 60 containers.
Just spotted the Bordertown bound train at Dimboola with two Gs on the front and 50 wagons.

Ghap reports through there at 3:04am, with G526(FA)+G542(FA)
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
Photos of the UP train today at Gheringhap https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2190660.htm#2190660
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photos of the UP train today at Gheringhap https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2190660.htm#2190660
GheringhapLoop

50 wagons on the train today.  To which dock  does the train run?
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Photos of the UP train today at Gheringhap https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2190660.htm#2190660

50 wagons on the train today.  To which dock  does the train run?
bevans
Swanson.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Train returned back through Gheringhap at 03:20am presumably loading again @Fatty ?
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Train returned back through Gheringhap at 03:20am presumably loading again @Fatty ?
bevans
Yep, it's in Bordertown now.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Musta run out of logs, two Gs on the up all on their lonesome.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Another rather large load of logs of to the mincer, thanks to Graeme for the clip at Ararat.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs1rlBX6xy0

BigShunter.

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