44206, 4910, B61 & RL301 - west - November 2020

 
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

Here are A few scenes I recorded today between Brewongle and Sodwalls of 44206, 4910, B61 & RL301 hauling SSR train no.8146 from Kelso to Botany.
Enjoy,
BW

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https://youtu.be/ylgaAk_KdkM

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
BW; would you happen to know the number of wagons and/or length of the train?  It seemed to take forever to pass.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
BW; would you happen to know the number of wagons and/or length of the train?  It seemed to take forever to pass.
Valvegear
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. Smile
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

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. Smile
YM-Mundrabilla
Why would you assume the boxes would be empty? It is an intermodal service taking traffic to and from Sydney and Port botany.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
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. Smile
Why would you assume the boxes would be empty? It is an intermodal service taking traffic to and from Sydney and Port botany.
simstrain
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).Rolling Eyes

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?

EDIT: Following some further scratching about it seems that the main outwards loading might be grain and if this is the case I will revise my trailing tonnage guess of the loaded train to something around 2,800 - 3,000 tonnes.

Open to correction as always.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Total length: 659m
Trailing load: 2450T
Wagons: 35
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Thanks Bing.
Nice to know that I was only one metre out in my length calculation albeit 350 tonnes over in my revised load figure guess (ie 10 tonnes/wagon).

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