A couple of back of the napkin calculations on how PN currently services this contract on the east coast. I'll ignore the local Victorian and Melbourne-Perth stuff for the moment. The main East coast trains appear to be Whyalla-Newcastle, Port Kembla-Melbourne and Port Kembla-Brisbane. The assumptions are 48 hr turn-around on all 3 routes, trains running 6 days a week, 50 platforms at 20m per platform for 1000m trains and 3 locos per train. This requires 18 locos and 300 platforms. If Qube are investing $70 million in Rolling Stock, I'd expect to see a lot more trucks.
My understanding is that the Whyalla Newcastle trains are not included.
Neither Whyalla Steelworks nor Newcastle belong to Bluescope for a start.
When they say East Coast they mean it.
I believe it is just the MW and WM trains and the broad gauge trains that are included.
Qube have stated that they will be using G class on the BG trains
They have said they will be buying new steel wagons.