Traffic on Tarcoola to Darwin line traffic?

 
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Hi,
Can anyone share what is the typically weekly services on the line from Tarcoola to Darwin?

ie
- ore trains =
- container trains =
- Ghan =
- other? =

Thanks in advance

Shane

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  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
G&W intermodal is timetabled 6pw, departing Adelaide around 8pm (though weekends are different).

Doesnt give the return though.

https://www.gwrr.com/railroads/australia/genesee_wyoming_australia/gwa_service_schedules
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
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Virtually meaningless as these seem to be terminal cutoff/availability times. Interesting that freight from Adelaide is available at Tennant Creek earlier than at Alice Springs despite Tennant Creek being 500 km north of Alice Springs.

Best suggestion that I can offer is to use ARTC timetables for the Trans line south of Tarcoola and extrapolate from there using whatever times for the Ghan from GSR for north of Tarcoola that you can find. You will have, of course, to use a lot of judgement/calculated guesswork and whatever.

An old AN WTT might be helpful but you might get lucky and someone will know.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G&W intermodal is timetabled 6pw, departing Adelaide around 8pm (though weekends are different).

Doesnt give the return though.

https://www.gwrr.com/railroads/australia/genesee_wyoming_australia/gwa_service_schedules
james.au

is this an ARTC train number?
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
G&W intermodal is timetabled 6pw, departing Adelaide around 8pm (though weekends are different).

Doesnt give the return though.

https://www.gwrr.com/railroads/australia/genesee_wyoming_australia/gwa_service_schedules

is this an ARTC train number?
bevans

Could be, but could also be that GWA just followed the ARTC numbering system for AD/DA traffic.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
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Virtually meaningless as these seem to be terminal cutoff/availability times. Interesting that freight from Adelaide is available at Tennant Creek earlier than at Alice Springs despite Tennant Creek being 500 km north of Alice Springs.

Best suggestion that I can offer is to use ARTC timetables for the Trans line south of Tarcoola and extrapolate from there using whatever times for the Ghan from GSR for north of Tarcoola that you can find. You will have, of course, to use a lot of judgement/calculated guesswork and whatever.

An old AN WTT might be helpful but you might get lucky and someone will know.
YM-Mundrabilla

Agreed, timetables are not reflective of actual, but they give some sort of guide.

And also agreed, the ARTC MTP would be a good way of identifying the traffic, at least for the SA O/D trains.  But i haven't got the time right now to do that Wink
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Hi,
Can anyone share what is the typically weekly services on the line from Tarcoola to Darwin?

ie
- ore trains =
- container trains =
- Ghan =
- other? =

Thanks in advance

Shane
RTT_Rules

Ghan = 1 weekly return service
GWA Intermodal  = 6 weekly return services (maybe 6 DN and 5 UP - not 100% sure)
CU River iron ore (formerly IMX resources) = 3 weekly return services Adelaide - Rankin Dam
Oz Minerals copper/gold ore = equivalent of 1 weekly return Adelaide to Wirrida (it's not quite that simple)
Bootu Creek to Darwin manganese = recently re-introduced, frequency unknown
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Thanks for above guys, just frequency and type was enough. My dad was asking.

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