Bordertown Intermodal Terminal

 
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
sighted at Gheringhap https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2191634.htm#2191634

Why drag the empties back to Melbourne?

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  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
sighted at Gheringhap https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2191634.htm#2191634

Why drag the empties back to Melbourne?
"GheringhapLoop"


Because the customer may have a full trainload of empty containers to go back to Bordertown.

Simples.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
59 wagons is a good size train how do they managed to fit all of that into the bordertown loading area especially with so many flats?
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
59 wagons is a good size train how do they managed to fit all of that into the bordertown loading area especially with so many flats?
NSWGR8022
By breaking it up into smaller pieces.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
More video the of the log train



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lu8IZ-s2PA
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Hey bevans, have a look at the last post on the previous page, look familar........Razz

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hey bevans, have a look at the last post on the previous page, look familar........Razz

BigShunter.
BigShunter

Sorry about that chief Smile LOL
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Hey bevans, have a look at the last post on the previous page, look familar........Razz

BigShunter.

Sorry about that chief Smile LOL
bevans
What's more concerning, have a look at who's liked it ?...........the pressure is getting to you bevans........Laughing blame it on the lockdown syndrome !

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hey bevans, have a look at the last post on the previous page, look familar........Razz

BigShunter.

Sorry about that chief Smile LOL
What's more concerning, have a look at how's liked it ?...........the pressure is getting to you bevans........Laughing blame it on the lockdown syndrome !

BigShunter.
BigShunter

LOL
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
UP train seen at Gheringhap today.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2192414.htm#2192414
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Bordertown Log Train yesterday.........



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1QJBQCEgps

Thanks Graeme, keep your eye's out if interested on YouTube.

BigShunter.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Interesting thread, thanks to all who have been contributing - great to read about rail making new markets for itself while taking trucks off the road.
  Gayspie Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
Why cant ARTC extend the standard gauge line all the way down to Mount Gambier?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Why cant ARTC extend the standard gauge line all the way down to Mount Gambier?
Gayspie

Exactly what should be happening.  We need gto get serious about rail and investment in rail is a good bet with all the investment needed in the regions.  There is also a business case awaiting funding from the feds for rail service between Portland and Mount Gambier.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Why cant ARTC extend the standard gauge line all the way down to Mount Gambier?
Gayspie

Cost. Discussed here: https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11401717-s0.htm
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Why cant ARTC extend the standard gauge line all the way down to Mount Gambier?

Cost. Discussed here: https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11401717-s0.htm
kitchgp

Cost as being an issue has not yet been identified.  The business case says otherwise.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

There's no proposal for Wolseley - Mount Gambier.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There's no proposal for Wolseley - Mount Gambier.
kitchgp

I see.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Why cant ARTC extend the standard gauge line all the way down to Mount Gambier?
"Gayspie"


FFS - how many times do we have to go through this?

Not even relevant to the thread.

It is not ARTC's responsibility to build railway lines to nowhere without a solid business case and clear support from the relevant state government's.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Why cant ARTC extend the standard gauge line all the way down to Mount Gambier?

Cost. Discussed here: https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11401717-s0.htm

Cost as being an issue has not yet been identified.  The business case says otherwise.
bevans
The shackles are off in terms of balanced budgets and we are being told that governments are going to need to spend their way out of the ronacession. Never been a better time for worthy rail infrastructure projects to get off the ground.

So I suggest you submit your business case to the relevant minister and see whether they agree with your cost / benefit analysis.

I would love to see more freight on rail but opening Wolsely > Mt G does not strike me as a viable option. Mt G > Heywood maybe but Mt G > Wolsely > Port Adelaide / POM is a long way around.

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