Enjoy,

BW

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https://youtu.be/ylgaAk_KdkM

Bevan Wall
*Deputy Commissioner*

Enjoy,

BW

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https://youtu.be/ylgaAk_KdkM

Valvegear
*Oliver Bullied, CME*

YM-Mundrabilla
*Minister for Railways*

BW; would you happen to know the number of wagons and/or length of the train? It seemed to take forever to pass.I counted 73 TEU plus about 6 empty slots. Say, near enough to the length of 80 TEU.

Most (not all) were 2 slot wagons of around 14 metres so if we say 80 / 2 = around 40 wagons x 14 metres = around 560 metres trailing plus ~ 100 metres for the locos. ???????

Assuming the boxes to be empty, I would guess a trailing load of around 1,200 - 1,300 tonnes. ??????????

Where have I gone wrong? Let's see what BW comes up with.

simstrain
*Chief Commissioner*

Why would you assume the boxes would be empty? It is an intermodal service taking traffic to and from Sydney and Port botany.BW; would you happen to know the number of wagons and/or length of the train? It seemed to take forever to pass.I counted 73 TEU plus about 6 empty slots. Say, near enough to the length of 80 TEU.

Most (not all) were 2 slot wagons of around 14 metres so if we say 80 / 2 = around 40 wagons x 14 metres = around 560 metres trailing plus ~ 100 metres for the locos. ???????

Assuming the boxes to be empty, I would guess a trailing load of around 1,200 - 1,300 tonnes. ??????????

Where have I gone wrong? Let's see what BW comes up with.

YM-Mundrabilla
*Minister for Railways*

On reflection, I now see that it was an up train in the video rather than what I had incorrectly/accidentally (whatever) taken to be a down train (despite BW's caption and the train number).Why would you assume the boxes would be empty? It is an intermodal service taking traffic to and from Sydney and Port botany.BW; would you happen to know the number of wagons and/or length of the train? It seemed to take forever to pass.I counted 73 TEU plus about 6 empty slots. Say, near enough to the length of 80 TEU.

Most (not all) were 2 slot wagons of around 14 metres so if we say 80 / 2 = around 40 wagons x 14 metres = around 560 metres trailing plus ~ 100 metres for the locos. ???????

Assuming the boxes to be empty, I would guess a trailing load of around 1,200 - 1,300 tonnes. ??????????

Where have I gone wrong? Let's see what BW comes up with.

Regardless of my incorrect assumption I was very careful to say both 'assuming' for the containers and on that basis that the trailing load was a 'guess'.

Given your knowledge of this traffic can you tell us, please:

- The principal inwards loading between Botany and Kelso.
- The main outwards loading between Kelso and Botany.
- Are these boxes loaded in both directions?

Open to correction as always.

bingley hall
*Minister for Railways*

YM-Mundrabilla
*Minister for Railways*