Cascade the NRs down to Rural & Bulk?Are NRs permitted EVERYWHERE that the Gs, BLs and 81s are allowed or will this create yet another anti competitive facet to rail like speeds, fuel capacity, single ended operation and overall axle loads etc?
Dont know about outside of Vic, but you wouldn't want to even try and put an NR on the branches like the portland, rainbow, houpeton or oaklands line. The latter currently has a 30km/h speed restriction on it for most of its length, with 10km/h over the last 50 or so km. We know an NR has been put on the mildura line as far as Dunolly, but was fuel/weight restricted. Probably would be a stretch to think they could make Melbourne-yelta (and murrayville) and back on a tank.
In vic at least, the legacy vic classes like the G/XR and their variants will still have a place for a while yet