SCT workings WA and all over Australia

 
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
No doubt you've all taken notice of the latest ARTC MTP with all it's new SCT services (including daily paths between Melb/Adelaide). Melbourne in particular has done well with new trip workings shown, and for those not aware the trip workings confirm SCT has picked up the Sadleirs contract from PN. workings for the steel contract starting in January are also shown.
Poath Junction
Is SCT also going to handle the Sydney - Perth Sadleirs loading, given SCT does not operate a direct service between the two cities?

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  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
No doubt you've all taken notice of the latest ARTC MTP with all it's new SCT services (including daily paths between Melb/Adelaide). Melbourne in particular has done well with new trip workings shown, and for those not aware the trip workings confirm SCT has picked up the Sadleirs contract from PN. workings for the steel contract starting in January are also shown.
Is SCT also going to handle the Sydney - Perth Sadleirs loading, given SCT does not operate a direct service between the two cities?
8888
In the latest MTP, there are Services that run between SCT, Parkes and Enfield. 8198/1899

https://www.artc.com.au/customers/operations/mtp/2021-05-02/

https://www.artc.com.au/uploads/MTP_2021-09-26_NSW-SA-001.pdf

https://www.artc.com.au/uploads/MTP_2021-09-26_NSW-SA-100.pdf
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Yet another interesting 6KA9 ran on 10/9/2021, this time CLF4 was given a shot at leading. Signal issues between Kaniva & Coomandook delayed the train but got some shots which are below:

Cooke Plains https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/51441555347/in/dateposted-public/

Zoomed out from previous https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/51443917121/in/dateposted-public/

Approaching the Dukes Highway overpass east of Tailem Bend https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/51445344174/in/dateposted-public/
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
No doubt you've all taken notice of the latest ARTC MTP with all it's new SCT services (including daily paths between Melb/Adelaide). Melbourne in particular has done well with new trip workings shown, and for those not aware the trip workings confirm SCT has picked up the Sadleirs contract from PN. workings for the steel contract starting in January are also shown.
Is SCT also going to handle the Sydney - Perth Sadleirs loading, given SCT does not operate a direct service between the two cities?
In the latest MTP, there are Services that run between SCT, Parkes and Enfield. 8198/1899

https://www.artc.com.au/customers/operations/mtp/2021-05-02/

https://www.artc.com.au/uploads/MTP_2021-09-26_NSW-SA-001.pdf

https://www.artc.com.au/uploads/MTP_2021-09-26_NSW-SA-100.pdf
Jack Le Lievre
Thank you very much for the information!
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Are we seeing the start of a modal shift while the road industry deals with the delays and difficulties of border closures?

The borders aren't closed (not sure about SA/WA) as we have seen to our cost with interstate truck drivers bring COVID into SA this week, but yes it is probably easier using rail for cross border moves.

The other factor, and probably bigger one, is the global disruption that COVID has brought to global shipping schedules and container availability.  This has meant fewer single voyage 'scab labour' shipping moves around our coastline.

There have been a number of extra PN and SCT services running since early this year.
bingley hall
Just to add a bit more to Sulla1 & Bingley's posts.

More good news for rail freight which is not that common.

WA lamb consignment takes 4,000km train to Brisbane amid global transport crisis.

Chilled Western Australian lamb was loaded onto freight trains to Brisbane last week for a 4,000-kilometre rail journey to reach ships heading to North America.

The lamb comes from the WA Meat Marketing Cooperative (WAMMCO), a farmer-owned meat processor based in Katanning, at a time when the entire global transport industry is under significant stress.

"We're not able to get the flights and the shipping services we need," WAMMCO marketing manager Damien Giumelli said.

Since January, WAMMCO has been transporting chilled lamb to Sydney and Melbourne ports by rail because of a lack of suitable US-bound ships docking in WA.

"[But now] the vessels that would normally go out of Sydney and Melbourne are actually bypassing those ports to save some time. So the only option we have is to go to Brisbane," Mr Giumelli said.

At least one more train journey from Perth to Brisbane has already been scheduled.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-09-13/wa-lamb-on-perth-to-brisbane-rail/100457558

BigShunter.
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Are we seeing the start of a modal shift while the road industry deals with the delays and difficulties of border closures?

The borders aren't closed (not sure about SA/WA) as we have seen to our cost with interstate truck drivers bring COVID into SA this week, but yes it is probably easier using rail for cross border moves.

The other factor, and probably bigger one, is the global disruption that COVID has brought to global shipping schedules and container availability.  This has meant fewer single voyage 'scab labour' shipping moves around our coastline.

There have been a number of extra PN and SCT services running since early this year.
Just to add a bit more to Sulla1 & Bingley's posts.

More good news for rail freight which is not that common.

WA lamb consignment takes 4,000km train to Brisbane amid global transport crisis.

Chilled Western Australian lamb was loaded onto freight trains to Brisbane last week for a 4,000-kilometre rail journey to reach ships heading to North America.

The lamb comes from the WA Meat Marketing Cooperative (WAMMCO), a farmer-owned meat processor based in Katanning, at a time when the entire global transport industry is under significant stress.

"We're not able to get the flights and the shipping services we need," WAMMCO marketing manager Damien Giumelli said.

Since January, WAMMCO has been transporting chilled lamb to Sydney and Melbourne ports by rail because of a lack of suitable US-bound ships docking in WA.

"[But now] the vessels that would normally go out of Sydney and Melbourne are actually bypassing those ports to save some time. So the only option we have is to go to Brisbane," Mr Giumelli said.

At least one more train journey from Perth to Brisbane has already been scheduled.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-09-13/wa-lamb-on-perth-to-brisbane-rail/100457558

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Already being discussed over in this thread, Shunter.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2227193.htm#2227193

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