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  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
The three locos.

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  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
PN managed to re-rail the locos and pushed the train off the level crossing with 8160. The other two are in the Port of Portland yard.

  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8160 with the grain train in the depot, BL31 and 8125 back near the log yard.  Looks like clean up crew just ready to start work, three work vehicles near the derailment site.

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Looks like the lines been repaired. Grain wagons are in the yard.

More news at midday. Wink
  8502 Train Controller

Great update guys
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Getting back to normal. Unloading today Friday's train today.

Edit - This is today's train with 8161, BL 27 and XR558. The wagons from Friday are also in the yard.

  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Yes RustyRick, the show must be back on the road, train South through Heywood this morning at 05:10 and there must have been a few repairs to the track at the derailment site as well by the sounds of it.

BigShunter.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
BL31, 8125 and 8160 all fell off the inner rail on the curve just south of the Julia St crossing. They hope to be able to jack and pack them back on later this afternoon. Getting a crane in would be problematic.

BL31 and 8125 will go forward into the yard, and 8160 will push the load back off the crossing. The rail will be checked and a crew will carry out repairs Monday. Replace some sleepers at least.
"Rusty Rick"
Mummy; what does "preventative maintenance" mean?
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Unloading Friday's train tomorrow.  Will post photos tomorrow, Spent a few hours down there early this morning, nice to be close to locos again.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
BL31, 8125 and 8160 all fell off the inner rail on the curve just south of the Julia St crossing. They hope to be able to jack and pack them back on later this afternoon. Getting a crane in would be problematic.

BL31 and 8125 will go forward into the yard, and 8160 will push the load back off the crossing. The rail will be checked and a crew will carry out repairs Monday. Replace some sleepers at least.
Mummy; what does "preventative maintenance" mean?
Valvegear
It means to prevent maintenance, it's a Victorian Government initiative. Also, BLs and 81s are "foreign" locos, an identical G class wouldn't have fallen off there. Laughing
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
From today's Portland Observer. Don't know which loco it is.

Edit - 100 sleepers were replaced over the weekend.

  skitz Chief Commissioner

From today's Portland Observer. Don't know which loco it is.

Edit - 100 sleepers were replaced over the weekend.

RustyRick
The greatest of rail spreading forces occur at the slowest of speeds, clunk.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
8161, BL27 and BL 31 today.

  Djebel Junior Train Controller

Is X48 still there?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
X48 is still there, looking very lonely. You can just see the short end nose in my pic 24/5.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
This is a fantastic thread.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
This is a fantastic thread.
freightgate
Thanks. Glad you like it.

BTW, the weather has scared off any trains today. I'll have a quick look at lunch just in case there's a late arrival.

Rick
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
BL31, 8125 and 8160 all fell off the inner rail on the curve just south of the Julia St crossing. They hope to be able to jack and pack them back on later this afternoon. Getting a crane in would be problematic.

BL31 and 8125 will go forward into the yard, and 8160 will push the load back off the crossing. The rail will be checked and a crew will carry out repairs Monday. Replace some sleepers at least.
Mummy; what does "preventative maintenance" mean?
It means to prevent maintenance, it's a Victorian Government initiative. Also, BLs and 81s are "foreign" locos, an identical G class wouldn't have fallen off there. Laughing
Heihachi_73
It wouldn't have happened on BG either.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8161, BL27 and BL31 on today's train.  No train yesterday.

  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

BL31, 8125 and 8160 all fell off the inner rail on the curve just south of the Julia St crossing. They hope to be able to jack and pack them back on later this afternoon. Getting a crane in would be problematic.

BL31 and 8125 will go forward into the yard, and 8160 will push the load back off the crossing. The rail will be checked and a crew will carry out repairs Monday. Replace some sleepers at least.
Mummy; what does "preventative maintenance" mean?
Valvegear
In business there are generally two types of maintenance of infrastructure and assets :

1.  Preventative maintenance  and  2.  Jusr in time maintenance.

Preventative maintenance manintains the asset on an on-going programmed basis so that production/output is maintained at low risk of service/production disruption.  Just in time aims to mainatain/replace the asset at a point when the asset has reached a point will it will be likley to fail or disrupt production.'

Bean counters cheer for just in time.  However programmed on going maintenance is proven to actually cost less over the longer term, in terms of being less disruptive and also in getting a longer life out of the initial asset investment.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

In business there are generally two types of maintenance of infrastructure and assets :

1.  Preventative maintenance  and  2.  Jusr in time maintenance.

Preventative maintenance manintains the asset on an on-going programmed basis so that production/output is maintained at low risk of service/production disruption.  Just in time aims to mainatain/replace the asset at a point when the asset has reached a point will it will be likley to fail or disrupt production.'

Bean counters cheer for just in time.  However programmed on going maintenance is proven to actually cost less over the longer term, in terms of being less disruptive and also in getting a longer life out of the initial asset investment.
kuldalai
And even better is 'deferred maintenance'...
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
8148, BL33 and BL27 arrived today. I'll go out for some "exercise" later and take some photos - if Y115 hasn't been out already. Cool
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8148, BL33 and BL27 arrived today. I'll go out for some "exercise" later and take some photos - if Y115 hasn't been out already. Cool
RustyRick
I'm always out early when I can!
Just getting photo ready to post.
8148's first time here.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
X48 still here too.

  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
I think the 81 and a BL came from Nhill. Another 81 and BL here today. 8160 I think

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