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Posted 06 Jul 2020 12:51 in Victoria by Galron

Took a number of photos around Benalla yesterday.  Lots of cement tankers in the yard area stacked 2 high. Photos to Follow.
a lot of pre-cast pannels at the factory down the road ...

Posted 02 Jul 2020 21:19 in Victoria by Galron

If you can get your podcast device to talk to today’s Victorian country hour they had a bloke from somewhere other than the bom talking about the weather forecast and the climate indicators are all  ...

Listened to this live. What he had to say made sense, however it’s probably as likely to happen as the re-opening of the Webb dock line in Melbourne in the short term at least.

Posted 02 Jul 2020 18:21 in Victoria by Galron

Up at Oaklands today. Noted ARTC hi rail doing its thing at Yarrawonga. Didn’t speak with the driver so don’t know if they are on daily or weekly inspections.

Not a lot of grain at the main si ...

Posted 27 Jun 2020 16:15 in Victoria by Galron

Is Oaklands the only location on the line to load grain on rail? Is Yarrawonga still used?
i belive when the line last was in use, Yarrawonga was also used for loading, and may h ...

Posted 26 Jun 2020 15:50 in Victoria by Galron

OT slightly what about the line from Barnes to the west to Wakool which also has several 100,000's of tonnes of grain?
I suspect that if the line was re-activated and maintained i ...

Posted 26 Jun 2020 15:44 in Victoria by Galron


while i'm on my speaking platform, the Oaklands branch is Another substantial grain line, that could well do with a systematic up-grade to low profile concrete sleepers, suitable r ...

Posted 26 Jun 2020 14:09 in Victoria by Galron

There's a track inspection vehicle going to Oaklands starting in Benalla tomorrow.
guessing its the hi-rail truck making the trip rather than somthing like the AK Cars? not sure wh ...

Posted 26 Jun 2020 11:45 in Victoria by Galron

It's already just had a fair bit of work done to it. Glad to hear it's reopening. It'll be needed a lot for the coming harvest.
That's good to hear. Whenever I've been up there ch ...

Posted 25 Jun 2020 21:35 in Victoria by Galron

Wasent aware it had been deactivated, but with little to no grain for a while in that area its no surprise.

ARTC via their facebook have announced re-activation of the line to Oaklands

[quote=NSWGR8022]Talk of licensing reviews in Victoria after the horrendous crash of a truck in Melbourne's east. Like most things politicians just say this to make people think this is actually hap ...

Posted 17 Jun 2020 20:35 in Victoria by Galron

Ignoring break of gauge issues, Adelaide Freight Terminal to Yelta via Ouyen on existing rail routes would be 421km.

I am assuming your talking about the existing trac ...

Posted 17 Jun 2020 20:23 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=whoistheg]Something still does not seem right.

I don't think I have ever been on a Velocity train which is doing over 30/40km once is goes past the Humfray St crossing.

They usually slow ...

I'll just remind people that this project is as far as i am aware not signed, sealed and delivered yet. Open to be corrected as I'm not as close to the comings and goings in the area as i once was. Th ...

Posted 14 Jun 2020 22:35 in The Lounge by Galron

Looks like the Andrews govt is set to implode after tonight's explosive allegations on 60 Minutes.
Something will need to happen, otherwise it will look like the face of the governme ...

[quote=bevans][quote]Well if Metro gets upset about the extra traffic on the Dandenong and Flinders Street bits, that's a negative.[/quote]

Will they have a choice or does the government allocate pat ...

Posted 11 Jun 2020 18:32 in Victoria by Galron

Is it really that hard for a long distance journey, to tow along your own fuel tanker.

???? John


Having a carry along tanker you would run into issue with the EPA and proba ...

[quote=Carnot]It might happen sooner than we think, especially with rumors of the new MBRP business plan including the option of NOT gauge converting the remaining Mallee BG lines:

[url=https://www.s ...


Official representations from a trusted source suggesting an unpowered 4th car have been made to the highest level of the Andrews government...will be interesting to see the outcom ...

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Official representations from a trusted source suggesting an unpowered 4th car have been made to the highest level of the Andrews government...will be interesting to see the ou ...

Posted 31 May 2020 21:24 in Victoria by Galron

The 3BA report says the train failed to stop at Ballarat.
Please, let's now wait patiently for the official verdict about what caused the accident.
Is the ATSB l ...

Posted 29 May 2020 20:59 in Victoria by Galron

Good to see some limited progress but wonder why they did not consider just lifting the old spans off and replacing them?  Was this considered?
The bridge as a whole is showing it ...

Posted 27 May 2020 09:09 in The Lounge by Galron

Sorry to hear that Brian. condolences to you and your family. If he or you believe in such things, i hope your father got a good reception when he arrived upstairs.

Posted 24 May 2020 16:25 in Victoria by Galron

Any idea on when Ararat Junction is going to be finally finished ?
assuming they don't consider it finished already, when the rest of the plan is sorted out.

i'm not aware of  ...

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Also in addition to the several night shutdowns of the Pakenham line, the Werribee line is also being shut down between Newport and Werribee for several nights according to Metro's ...

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