Extent of intermodal operations in Tasmania

 
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Can I please ask what are the intermodal routes and associated terminals in Tasmania.

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  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Can I please ask what are the intermodal routes and associated terminals in Tasmania.
freightgate
South-west to South:
Boyer yard (serves Norske Skog Paper Mill) to Brighton Hub yard - via Derwent Valley Line  / South line

South to North:
Brighton Hub yard (southern terminal - serves Hobart) to Dowling St sidings (serves Launceston) - via South Line / Western Line - to Georgetown Hub yard (northern terminal - serves Port of Bell Bay) - via Bell Bay Line

North to North-west:
Dowling St Sidings (nr. East Tamar Jctn) to Devonport (serves namesake) to Burnie Hub yard (western terminal - serves Port of Burnie) - via Western Line.

That's it for intermodal.

As for other traffic flows you have Coal from Fingal (Fingal (ex St Marys) Line) to Boyer (Derwent Valley Line) & Railton (Western Line); Cement from Railton to Devonport (Western Line); Ore concentrates from Rosebery to Burnie (Melba Line) and Logs from Brighton Hub yard via Parattah (South Line) to Georgetown (Bell Bay Line).

In the past log traffic also traversed the Derwent Valley, Fingal, North-east, far North-west and Melba Lines as well. Super-phosphate used to run all around the state and acid ran from the  E.Z. Co [now Nyrstar] nr. Hobart (Risdon Line) to Tioxide, Burnie (Western Line) and clay from Tonganah (NE Line) to Aust. Paper (ex APPM), Burnie (Western Line). Fuel ran between Spreyton nr. Devonport (Western line) and Invermay nr. Launceston (Kings Wharf Line).
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Can I please ask what are the intermodal routes and associated terminals in Tasmania.
South-west to South:
Boyer yard (serves Norske Skog Paper Mill) to Brighton Hub yard - via Derwent Valley Line  / South line

South to North:
Brighton Hub yard (southern terminal - serves Hobart) to Dowling St sidings (serves Launceston) - via South Line / Western Line - to Georgetown Hub yard (northern terminal - serves Port of Bell Bay) - via Bell Bay Line

North to North-west:
Dowling St Sidings (nr. East Tamar Jctn) to Devonport (serves namesake) to Burnie Hub yard (western terminal - serves Port of Burnie) - via Western Line.

That's it for intermodal.

As for other traffic flows you have Coal from Fingal (Fingal (ex St Marys) Line) to Boyer (Derwent Valley Line) & Railton (Western Line); Cement from Railton to Devonport (Western Line); Ore concentrates from Rosebery to Burnie (Melba Line) and Logs from Brighton Hub yard via Parattah (South Line) to Georgetown (Bell Bay Line).

In the past log traffic also traversed the Derwent Valley, Fingal, North-east, far North-west and Melba Lines as well. Super-phosphate used to run all around the state and acid ran from the  E.Z. Co [now Nyrstar] nr. Hobart (Risdon Line) to Tioxide, Burnie (Western Line) and clay from Tonganah (NE Line) to Aust. Paper (ex APPM), Burnie (Western Line). Fuel ran between Spreyton nr. Devonport (Western line) and Invermay nr. Launceston (Kings Wharf Line).
12CSVT
Nicely done


During the logging hey day of the early 80's, wasn't there something like 1mtpa moved by rail, which basically gave a short term, maybe decade stay of execution for these lines, i.e. Derwent Valley, Mole Creek, far NW line, far NE line?

When the trucking industry invented the piggy back double axle and later triple axle trailers, the death kneel for the outer branches was announced and within 10 years most of the logging lost to road with a short term relief under ATN which even moved logs from near Roseberry at one point.

However these days if  I recall correctly the whole logging industry is now a shadow of its former self with most wood chip mills closed, Burnie and Wesley Vale paper mills closed?

Other industries that have closed listed above by Steve
- Tioxide closed ending the need for acid trains
- Clay traffic went to Burnie paper, Clay ceased years prior to mill closing due to mill switching to CaCO3.
- Concentrate from Melba Flats due to mine closing and hence branch beyond Roseberry, not first time either, actually 3rd time this has happened.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
In the past log traffic also traversed the Derwent Valley, Fingal, North-east, far North-west and Melba Lines as well. Super-phosphate used to run all around the state and acid ran from the  E.Z. Co [now Nyrstar] nr. Hobart (Risdon Line) to Tioxide, Burnie (Western Line) and clay from Tonganah (NE Line) to Aust. Paper (ex APPM), Burnie (Western Line). Fuel ran between Spreyton nr. Devonport (Western line) and Invermay nr. Launceston (Kings Wharf Line).
Nicely done

During the logging hey day of the early 80's, wasn't there something like 1mtpa moved by rail, which basically gave a short term, maybe decade stay of execution for these lines, i.e. Derwent Valley, Mole Creek, far NW line, far NE line?

However these days if  I recall correctly the whole logging industry is now a shadow of its former self with most wood chip mills closed, Burnie and Wesley Vale paper mills closed?
RTT_Rules
Yes, the logging traffic built up under AN to be huge across the state. Flows included old growth / regrowth eucalypt to Boyer (ANM/FC/NS), Austins Ferry (Risbys & K&D) Longreach (North Forest products / Gunns) and Burnie (both export chip and pulp for APPM) and pine for Boyer (chip / pulp), Koppers, Longford (logs) and Auspine & Frenchpine, Scottsdale (pine timber and board).

Now logs are mainly regrowth to Artec, Bell Bay, ex Brighton Hub & Parattah. Existing log flows still lost to rail are pine to Boyer, and regrowth chip to Hampshire. Longreach is now deserted, Auspine & Frenchpine merged then both closed, as did Risbys (all part of the collapsed Gunns empire) and K&D, whose sites at Austins Ferry are now a new housing sub-division.

The closure of Burnie & Wesley Vale Paper Mills has also thinned the pickings.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
In the past log traffic also traversed the Derwent Valley, Fingal, North-east, far North-west and Melba Lines as well. Super-phosphate used to run all around the state and acid ran from the  E.Z. Co [now Nyrstar] nr. Hobart (Risdon Line) to Tioxide, Burnie (Western Line) and clay from Tonganah (NE Line) to Aust. Paper (ex APPM), Burnie (Western Line). Fuel ran between Spreyton nr. Devonport (Western line) and Invermay nr. Launceston (Kings Wharf Line).
Nicely done

During the logging hey day of the early 80's, wasn't there something like 1mtpa moved by rail, which basically gave a short term, maybe decade stay of execution for these lines, i.e. Derwent Valley, Mole Creek, far NW line, far NE line?

However these days if  I recall correctly the whole logging industry is now a shadow of its former self with most wood chip mills closed, Burnie and Wesley Vale paper mills closed?
Yes, the logging traffic built up under AN to be huge across the state. Flows included old growth / regrowth eucalypt to Boyer (ANM/FC/NS), Austins Ferry (Risbys & K&D) Longreach (North Forest products / Gunns) and Burnie (both export chip and pulp for APPM) and pine for Boyer (chip / pulp), Koppers, Longford (logs) and Auspine & Frenchpine, Scottsdale (pine timber and board).

Now logs are mainly regrowth to Artec, Bell Bay, ex Brighton Hub & Parattah. Existing log flows still lost to rail are pine to Boyer, and regrowth chip to Hampshire. Longreach is now deserted, Auspine & Frenchpine merged then both closed, as did Risbys (all part of the collapsed Gunns empire) and K&D, whose sites at Austins Ferry are now a new housing sub-division.

The closure of Burnie & Wesley Vale Paper Mills has also thinned the pickings.
12CSVT
OK I tried.

ANM I know
FC buggered if I can find it in Google
NS I assume is Norske Skog
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Yes, the logging traffic built up under AN to be huge across the state. Flows included old growth / regrowth eucalypt to Boyer (ANM/FC/NS), Austins Ferry (Risbys & K&D) Longreach (North Forest products / Gunns) and Burnie (both export chip and pulp for APPM) and pine for Boyer (chip / pulp), Koppers, Longford (logs) and Auspine & Frenchpine, Scottsdale (pine timber and board).

OK I tried.

ANM I know
FC buggered if I can find it in Google
NS I assume is Norske Skog
YM-Mundrabilla
All you need to understand is that its Boyer Paper Mill. Otherwise, if you really have to know, its the sequence of owners of Boyer during the time under discussion. Australian Newsprint Mills (as you said you knew), then Fletcher Challenge (of NZ) which is how Tasman Mill in NZ joined the two Australian mills. For a while Fletcher Challenge also owned the Woolnorth dairying property in the far north-west of the state. Then as you correctly assumed, the latest owner Norske Skog (-industrier) in English, Norwegian Forest (industries).

"The Pulp" in Burnie had a similar sequence of owners in later years Australian Pulp & Paper Mills (APPM) became Amcor, trading as Australian Paper, then was sold to Nippon Paper (Japan) who briefly rebranded "The Pulp" as Tas Paper, before shutting it down.

P.S. K&D is Kemp & Denning. Tassie version of W.A.s Bunnings Timber, but unlike Bunnings who, owned by Wesfarmers, grew from local saw-millers to became the hardware giant, K&D which also became a hardware retailer (as well as a sawmiller) and competed on a even footing with Bunnings for a while, eventually crumbled under Bunnings domination. At one point K&D was sought by Woolworths Masters hardware chain. The sale didn't happen, but it wouldn't have saved K&D in the end as Masters failed against Bunnings as well.

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