Depends on the line. Anything that has passenger trains on it rarely has grain trains on them in daytime, for obvious reasons.Are grain trains allowed to run during daylight hours, in summer, in Victoria?BG can only use platform road at Maryborough. Between Ballarat and Korong Vale there are no places for two BG trains to cross. Zero.
What do I miss with your fixation on trains crossing?
@Gman hit it on the head nearly with his suggestion of bigger trains. Instead of 1 big, run 2 normal.
Just run a conga line one way.
in the AM, 2 up trains from each of Yelta, Sealake, Manangatang. About 1hr separation, or wharever the safe working allows.
in the PM, run the down reverse.
If you need more, then just need to be more attentive to a train running up your R$e. Heaven forbid we actually employ some guards.
- Echuca line on a weekday. i.e. SSR often do an afternoon run into Bendigo yard from Elmore. Then stable and run into Melb after 21:40.
- Swan Hill line on a Sunday afternoon. Occasionally an Up grainy then.
Grain trains regularly run in non-passenger sections in daytime. i.e. North of Maryborough, Echuca, Shepparton, Benalla, and Swan Hill.