Gheringhap Sightings w/e 20/11/2021

 
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
Gheringhap Sightings w/e 20/11/2021.

There were 77 sightings for this week, which is 1 sighting less than last week. Making a total of 3644 sightings for this year to date. On day 324 last year we had seen 3996 sightings, this is 352 sightings less than at the same time last year.

 We saw 9 sightings on the Broad Gauge, which is 1 sighting less than last week. This total included 5 x PN Grain trains and 0 x Qube Grain train and 1 x SSR Grain train. Total B/G trains for this year are 438 (At the same time last year we had seen 184 x B/G trains, this is 254 more than last year.) Total B/G grain trains for this year are 297 (At the same time last year we had seen 97 grain train on the B/G) This is 200 sightings more that at the same time last year.  

We saw 68 sightings on the Standard Gauge, which is the same number of sightings as last week. This total included 12 x PN Grain train, 0 x Qube Grain trains and 0 x SSR Grain and 0 x GWA grain trains. Total S/G trains for this year are 3206. (At the same time last year, we had seen 3812 S/G trains, this is 606 less than last year. Total S/G grain trains for this year are 424. (At the same time last year, we had seen 1079 grain trains on the S/G). This is 655 grain sightings less that at the same time last year.  

Total grain trains for this year are 721, this is 455 less than at the same time last year.  

Regards, Graham Elliott.

Gheringhap Loop is at the 82/83 Kp post South West of Melbourne Australia.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
We saw 9 sightings on the Broad Gauge, which is 1 sighting less than last week. This total included 5 x PN Grain trains and 0 x Qube Grain train and 1 x SSR Grain train. Total B/G trains for this year are 438 (At the same time last year we had seen 184 x B/G trains, this is 254 more than last year.) Total B/G grain trains for this year are 297 (At the same time last year we had seen 97 grain train on the B/G) This is 200 sightings more that at the same time last year.  
GheringhapLoop

The uplift in BG is a good sign for grain movement.

We saw 68 sightings on the Standard Gauge, which is the same number of sightings as last week. This total included 12 x PN Grain train, 0 x Qube Grain trains and 0 x SSR Grain and 0 x GWA grain trains. Total S/G trains for this year are 3206. (At the same time last year, we had seen 3812 S/G trains, this is 606 less than last year. Total S/G grain trains for this year are 424. (At the same time last year, we had seen 1079 grain trains on the S/G). This is 655 grain sightings less that at the same time last year.
GheringhapLoop

On the other hand the SG traffic is way way down in a period when goods traffic is up (is it not)?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting movement today with A Qube light engine movement to the west around 9am.  The light engine was G532.

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Then a loaded UP train with the same loco is on the point heading to Melbourne with what looks X31? as the 3rd loco.  (G532+B80+X31) being the UP Qube Hay Train on the BG.

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Rescue, yes there was the UP Qube Hay train required additional power.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Early running UP Mildura into Gheringhap with BL32+X48+BL27

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
8164 Leading 7731V a departing UP PN Grain on Standard Gauge to the West of Gheringhap 26-11-2021

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  bevans Site Admin
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
CF4403+SCT002 on 6MP9 SCT service to Perth via Adelaide passing Gheringhap on 27-11-2021

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
BL31+BL33 on PN 7732V UP loaded grain to #Geelong via Gheringhap 27-11-2021

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
A revived NR39 went west to Perth this week on an MP9 service.

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