Grain harvest thread 2018-19

 
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Well, the first BG grainy of the new season seems as good a reason as any to get started!

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  woodford Chief Commissioner

Its unlikely to be a good season particularly in NE Vic, Goulburn Valley and south Eastern NSW due to the VERY poor rainfall. Most farmers I have talked to have competely given up on seeing any grain at all.

Prince Charles has sent an open letter to all grain growers in Aus expressing his great sorry on this years poor grain harvest.

woodford
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Be interesting to see the frequency and if there are follow up grain trains after this first one. I wonder if they'll be shipping anything from Melbourne or Geelong up to Sydney/ Brisbane?
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
SSR BG loading at both Woorinen & Piangil tomorrow. Heading North this evening.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

SSR BG loading at both Woorinen & Piangil tomorrow. Heading North this evening.
cbinyon
First time through Bendigo since Sept 6 (was an Elmore loading).  No PN grainys thru Bendigo since August 20 (Mitiamo).

It'll be very interesting to see whether Graincorp prefer train or truck this coming (lean) harvest.  High diesel fuel prices might favour the former.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
On tour, again, back to Western Vic, while cruising through Nhill mid afternoon, a grain consist was reversing back to the silo's in town, looked like grain wagon's from NSW.

Also at GrainFlow, Dimmy another reasonable sized consist, in the loading loop and still there yesterday arvo, had a peek on YouTube, nothing from Greensleeves or Graeme, any clues.

BigShunter.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

There was a loading at Rainbow over the weekend, could have been that. I don’t know any more, sorry.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Some sobering stats on the upcoming harvest.

https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/cropping/smallest-winter-crop-in-10-years-rabobank-report/news-story/a9c21052f87f16c87dc1d846b2b005b2
bingley hall

Hi Bingley, thanks for sharing and I have sent to the news queue.

The article mentions grain now flowing via Port Pirie which is good news.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
On tour, again, back to Western Vic, while cruising through Nhill mid afternoon, a grain consist was reversing back to the silo's in town, looked like grain wagon's from NSW.

Also at GrainFlow, Dimmy another reasonable sized consist, in the loading loop and still there yesterday arvo, had a peek on YouTube, nothing from Greensleeves or Graeme, any clues.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
greensleeves is Interstate at the moment
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
SSR BG ran to Tocumal Tuesday night/Wednesday.

Returned then straight back out to Woorinen/ Piangil last night.


No PN BG grains since the Sea Lake grain nearly two weeks back.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
SSR BG ran to Tocumal Tuesday night/Wednesday.

Returned then straight back out to Woorinen/ Piangil last night.


No PN BG grains since the Sea Lake grain nearly two weeks back.
cbinyon

Any ideas as to the time back into Melbourne?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

SSR grainy should return to Melbourne around dawn tomorrow all going well.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
SSR grainy should return to Melbourne around dawn tomorrow all going well.
Carnot

Thanks  but thinking more about the Up Tocumwal grain.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Quambatook siding booked back in on the Manang line. I thought we weren't expecting anything up that way?
  cbinyon Chief Train Controller

Location: London, England
Quambatook siding booked back in on the Manang line. I thought we weren't expecting anything up that way?
potatoinmymouth
Why was it booked out in the first place? Condition of the track?
There is still grain up that way and some will still roll in over the harvest period.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Ok crew, got the message friday afternoon, Dimboola GrainFlow will be open for recievals from Monday 10.00am till 5.00pm, so harvest is under way in the Wimmera.

I would assume GrainCorp sites will be operating, as well as various other companies.

So we will see what sort of quality / quantity is on the menu, this year, as has been said, the West Wimmera probably has done the best in the region, again and east and north of Horsham, RS !

A quick perusal of GrainCorp's web site, show's, Charlton, Birchip, and Sea Lake operating with various grain segregation's available.

BigShunter.

Not particularly Victorian, but closely located, Pinnaroo is open, as well as Oaklands, N.S.W. although james is the New Southwelshman and a few of GrainCop's site's in his old stamping ground are also up and running.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Not particularly Victorian, but closely located, Pinnaroo is open, as well as Oaklands, N.S.W. although james is the New Southwelshman and a few of GrainCop's site's in his old stamping ground are also up and running.
BigShunter
Im actually Australian who happens to live in Sydney - after a few years overseas i feel very much at home in most places in Australia.  And to me the states are quite irrelevant and we should be removing them as a government layer, so I dont think of myself as a NSWman!! Smile.

Re sites, a few are starting to open, mainly the bigger ones.  Canola harvest is underway in the northern area of my region (though huge amounts were baled for hay).  The last crops in the Wallendbeen-Harden area were windowed on Wednesday so they should be being harvested next weekend, and so sites in the SW Slopes/Riverina open.  Id have to check the operators websites to know exactly which ones tho.

(Also this belongs in NSW harvest thread lol)
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.

(Also this belongs in NSW harvest thread lol)
james.au Id have to check the operators websites to know exactly which ones tho.
Precisely what I was insinuating, james, well done.

Rather Diplomatic / Patriotic description of origins, as well, james  Razz

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
8175-8123-8163 on a grain UP via Gheringhap 5KC6 video is online https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1155
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

An SSR grainy ran all the way to Manang today. Anyone got any more details?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
An SSR grainy ran all the way to Manang today. Anyone got any more details?
potatoinmymouth
its on the real gauge
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
An SSR grainy ran all the way to Manang today. Anyone got any more details?
potatoinmymouth

Who makes this stuff up?

The SSR grainy has been sitting at Kensington all weekend.

Departs just after midnight tonight and will load at Deniliquin tomorrow (Monday) and again on Wednesday, then at Manangatang on Friday.

(It last loaded at Manangatang on Monday 12/11)
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Thanks for the correction bing.

Just trying to piece things together from various places.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

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The SSR grainy has been sitting at Kensington all weekend.

Departs just after midnight tonight and will load at Deniliquin tomorrow (Monday) and again on Wednesday, then at Manangatang on Friday.

(It last loaded at Manangatang on Monday 12/11)
bingley hall
Is Deniliquin via Toolamba?

Will Kensington still operate after the Murray Basin project is complete, ie are Deniliquin and Tocumwal enough?

PS: thanks for answering my other question before I’d asked it; is Kensington still operating? I’d been passed a couple of times recently but there didn’t seem to be any signs of activity.

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