Portland Action

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

There's a difference between "not anti rail" and "pro rail".
Djebel

Portland must be the only port in the entire country connected to the national gauge which does not have a regular freight service?
"NSWGR8022"


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  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
There's a difference between "not anti rail" and "pro rail".

Portland must be the only port in the entire country connected to the national gauge which does not have a regular freight service?


Welcome to Victoria....
Carnot

Shameful really.

Where is Freight Victoria in all of this?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
There's a difference between "not anti rail" and "pro rail".

Portland must be the only port in the entire country connected to the national gauge which does not have a regular freight service?
NSWGR8022

You don't run a regular freight service if there's no freight to put on it. You seem to be very good at spending other people's money Razz
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Is that not a simplistic view to a complex problem?

There is freight available to Portland.  

Where is the business strategy for the port integrated with the logisitcs?
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
I started the original post to report on what trains arrived here and maybe any rail works, all this idle speculation from people who don't even live here is way off topic.
  skitz Chief Commissioner

I am sure everyone who has posted prior is correct?
Trouble is Wood Chip trains run on a merry go round basis in Albany, West Australia.
How does it work there when we are met with one thousand reasons why it cannot work here in Victoria??
Please enlighten Me!.
Good to see at least grain trains are running again to Portland.
PTE.
Z VAN
The woodchip run at Albany is not as glamorous as it appears.  It runs from near Redmond about 20km to Port.  The set up suggests there is not the realestate at the port to allow for the chipping and stock piles, and/or, the chipping operation and trucks are not suitable being in the town.

Thought, one notes the procession of huge road trains bring grain into port consistently.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I started the original post to report on what trains arrived here and maybe any rail works, all this idle speculation from people who don't even live here is way off topic.
Y115
Agree, I posted a couple of weeks ago to let everyone know grainnies running to Portland, as usual  the Politics take uver.......
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
I started the original post to report on what trains arrived here and maybe any rail works, all this idle speculation from people who don't even live here is way off topic.
Agree, I posted a couple of weeks ago to let everyone know grainnies running to Portland, as usual  the Politics take uver.......
trainbrain
Yep. The thread is about Portland action - not speculation.

I'll summarise - If a customer pays the Port to add infrastructure, then they will.

That's it. End of story. Please take the "What if" scenarios to the lounge. As Y115 said, we live here and understand the background of the decisions. There's a lot of pro-rail right through Portland, but there needs to be something substantial under the foam.  

Thanks
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

Thought, one notes the procession of huge road trains bring grain into port consistently.
skitz


Those will be coming off the Chester Pass Road, from Ongerup, Borden, Jerramungup, Gardiner, etc. We used to run two and a half trailer road trains out of Dumbleyung back in the late 90's, and they would feed out of bins out to East Hyden as well.

Cheers,

Matt.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Another grain train in today with the black NSW wagons. I'll nip down at lunchtime and grab some photos
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
G540, 8135 and G539 with today's PN grain train.  Nice surprise when someone let me know it was on the way, couldn't find it in the dark earlier.

  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Dragging the chain but through Heywood at 05:24 this morning. Anyone know where the grains coming from ?

BigShunter.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Dragging the chain but through Heywood at 05:24 this morning. Anyone know where the grains coming from ?

BigShunter.
BigShunter

Y115 thought Warracknabeal. Because of the turn around time, it could also be Dimboola, but that's just a guess by me.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Dragging the chain but through Heywood at 05:24 this morning. Anyone know where the grains coming from ?

BigShunter.

Y115 thought Warracknabeal. Because of the turn around time, it could also be Dimboola, but that's just a guess by me.
RustyRick
Actually, there was a train loading at Nhill, the 'other' day me daughter, said, so anyone's guess.

BigShunter.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
The rake of NGPF's going through the unloading shed and disappearing around the corner.

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
And down the wharf. Normally they only drag 10-12 wagons through.

  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
This mornings train, North bound through Heywood at 16:50

BigShunter.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I am encouraged to see this.  But something must be done to improve Line speed.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Dragging the chain but through Heywood at 05:24 this morning. Anyone know where the grains coming from ?

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Computer says Dimboola but it's been wrong before.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I am encouraged to see this.  But something must be done to improve Line speed.
Carnot


Based on what?

Speeding up the load out and unload speeds at terminals might, and I stress might, be more cost effective in the first instance.

It is not the track owners, nor the taxpayers, that should have to bear all the costs associated with the failings of the logistics chain.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Train!!!
I think it's BL33, 8125 and X48. Only got a few crappy photos through the trees from a distance. Will check numbers later.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Train!!!
I think it's BL33, 8125 and X48. Only got a few crappy photos through the trees from a distance. Will check numbers later.
Y115

Loaded at Warracknabeal yesterday.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Train!!!
I think it's BL33, 8125 and X48. Only got a few crappy photos through the trees from a distance. Will check numbers later.
Y115
Yep, that;'s them. I've got a couple of photos, and BigShunters mum's got some video.

Rick

Edit - legally obtained drone photos

1) From Fawthrop Lagoon to the Port - the entire train is in shot. BL33 is shunting the last of the wagons to the unloading point.

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
2) X48 and 8125 waiting for BL33 to finish shunting.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
A video by BigShunter's mum of today's train heading south through Heywood.



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