Wilmar Snapshot

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Action at Australia's largest sugar mill on September 21st 2020 - Wilmar's Victoria Mill, Ingham.



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  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Action at Wilmar's Invicta Mill today and on the 2ft gauge mainline south from Giru...



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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: In exile
Note that really narrow gauge track can support large loading gauges, like the ex-73 class locos on 610mm cane tramways.
WimbledonW
Loading gauge has little to do with track gauge.
  WimbledonW Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Note that really narrow gauge track can support large loading gauges, like the ex-73 class locos on 610mm cane tramways.
Loading gauge has little to do with track gauge.
Graham4405

@Graham4405 Exactly.


Small track gauges can have large loading gauges, such as some Cane tramwayss.


Conversely


Large track gauges can have small loading gauges can have small loading gauges such as London Underground's Central line.


Thus the rule of thumb "Have narrow gauge railway or no railway" is a shallow argument.


QR which pioneered NG could have selected SG for the track gauge c1860 could have chosen a narrow loading gauge to save money.  Pity, really. Only 157 years late.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Wilmar has been busy rebuilding three of its 40-tonne ex-Walkers B-B Diesel Hyraulics (from a fleet of QR DHs, NSWGR 73 and WAGR M) for this season - bringing to a total of eighteen $1.7 to $1.8-million rebuilds in what is a 10-year project to upgrade its biggest locomotives to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Work has been carried out at Wilmar's Burdekin Workshop - its centralised locomotive rebuild centre located at the Pioneer Mill near Brandon. Four locomotives were rebuilt in 2021. The project includes new cabs, primemovers, cooling modules and transmissions using only the frames and bogies from the donor cores.

With only a few more ex-Walkers B-B cores available, Wilmar is now shifting to building entirely new locomotives (including frames) as it continues to upgrade its fleet.

https://www.wilmarsugar-anz.com/media-centre/latest-news/loco-12-makes-its-way-home
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Wilmar has been busy rebuilding three of its 40-tonne ex-Walkers B-B Diesel Hyraulics (from a fleet of QR DHs, NSWGR 73 and WAGR M) for this season - bringing to a total of eighteen $1.7 to $1.8-million rebuilds in what is a 10-year project to upgrade its biggest locomotives to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Work has been carried out at Wilmar's Burdekin Workshop - its centralised locomotive rebuild centre located at the Pioneer Mill near Brandon. Four locomotives were rebuilt in 2021. The project includes new cabs, primemovers, cooling modules and transmissions using only the frames and bogies from the donor cores.

With only a few more ex-Walkers B-B cores available, Wilmar is now shifting to building entirely new locomotives (including frames) as it continues to upgrade its fleet.

https://www.wilmarsugar-anz.com/media-centre/latest-news/loco-12-makes-its-way-home
Sulla1
How dare Wilmar be considering building their own locomotives in-house. Don't they know that not making extensive use of contractors is the road to economic doom. And anyway, the previous NSW Premier said we're not good at building trains in Australia.

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