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Posted 06 May 2021 09:31 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=justarider][quote][quote]Quite a lot of trains being loaded in Deniliquin in the past week (largely because no BG trains thru Maryborough from Apr 27 to May 7). Approximate total grain hauled ...

Posted 05 May 2021 13:07 in South Australia by BigShunter

Well there's been probably thousands of pages written about the Overland as well as a few reviews by travelers so as luck would have it, now there is a Very Comprehensive video review of the trip from ...

It's a complex one this and it probably is a combination of factors. Are very regional roads really built to carry todays amount of traffic ?

As an example, the road past my joint where I grow up,  ...

Posted 29 Apr 2021 14:27 in Victoria by BigShunter

A-Doubles B-Doubles may seem a bit confusing if trucks are not your thing. Nationally there are similar rules for for all trucks, semi's as well as the various combinations of such, however each state ...

Just spotted this video......... don't blink too much or you'll miss it.

Warrnambool Line Upgrade and Waurn Ponds Station upgrade works.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opz_WYdYbmI

Big ...

Posted 29 Apr 2021 10:25 in Victoria by BigShunter

[i][b]Dry start to cropping.[/b][/i]

[i]Dry weather affecting many parts of the Wimmera-Mallee has left farmers hanging on for signs of an autumn break to make a start to their winter-cropping prog ...

Posted 28 Apr 2021 15:00 in Victoria by BigShunter

Hell, your loading them right up. So that truck empty will be 23tonne, which means they are shifting a good 60 and a bit tonne. These trucks are only marginally longer than a B-Double but shifting 15i ...

[quote=justarider][quote][quote]Patties pies have great reduced the content volume and the size of their party pies.

Not happy about this at all and will not be buying again.[/quote]Well 8502 I ...

Patties pies have great reduced the content volume and the size of their party pies.  

Not happy about this at all and will not be buying again.

8502

Well 8502  I consider myself a bi ...

Posted 27 Apr 2021 16:16 in Victoria by BigShunter

G520, X48 and BL31 on today's train.

Y115

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Posted 27 Apr 2021 16:01 in The Lounge by BigShunter

[quote=Graham4405]It's marketing, it's interesting...

My son worked for a short time at a meat packaging place. They packaged bacon as "Organic" and charge 5 times the price as that not packaged as ...

Posted 27 Apr 2021 10:30 in Victoria by BigShunter

Just winding back a couple of days, hope everyone had a great ANZAC Day, whether it was at a ceremony, flag raising, bbq at home or just stopped and thought about what the day is all about for a minut ...

It's based on experience.
YM-Mundrabilla
My 2 bobs worth. In latish 1984 I ended up in the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg in fairly shabby condition after a bit of a bingle off the motor b ...

Posted 21 Apr 2021 12:26 in Victoria by BigShunter

Largely export hay, but check out the Ouyen Inc website for full details of the outbound traffics in their proposal.
kuldalai
And this is the answer, no new traffic yet, on ...

Posted 20 Apr 2021 13:32 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]Am I right that was a down service since the sun was low in the west?[/quote]Heading north, so I guess it's up? Bit hard to know as it's not heading to Melbourne...[/quote] ...

[quote=Carnot][quote]They had better get their skates on to get this work done if anything is outstanding as the harvest for rice looks exceptionally good. https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/riverina- ...

Posted 17 Apr 2021 17:04 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]Thanks BG I am fully aware of that, I posted a tonne of info in the thread but didn't think anything had started yet. Suppose they could be dealing with containerised hay, ...

Posted 16 Apr 2021 17:52 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote][quote]- Medium term the issue is still NOT addressed of a direct standard gauge route from Maryborough to Geelong via Warrenheip.

This robs rail of [b]significant new ...

Posted 16 Apr 2021 12:25 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=kuldalai]- Medium term the issue is still NOT addressed of a direct standard gauge route from Maryborough to Geelong via Warrenheip.

This robs rail of [b]significant new export container tr ...

Posted 16 Apr 2021 12:20 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=kuldali]The long drawn out Echuca Line upgrade dating back to VLP conning Mulder in 2011 is a dmning endightment on both VLP and State Liberal & Labour Governments. Now we are promised an inc ...

Posted 15 Apr 2021 09:37 in Victoria by BigShunter

Train South through Heywood at 04:11 Wink Mum on Hi-Alert !

BigShunter.

I still remember the plan to convert all of Victoria to SG in one plan and fast including the metro network.  Cost was just on $1b all up including the rollingstock conversions.
bevans
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Posted 12 Apr 2021 18:19 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=trainbrain][quote][quote]PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553 and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.[/quote][/quote]

G528 ...

Not good news at all for the Gilmac hay plant at St Arnaud, huge blaze going at present.

????????[i] POTENTIALLY 8000 BALES LOST IN ST ARNAUD FIRE[/i]

[i]A fire has decimated a hay shed at a new ...

[quote=RustyRick][quote][quote]The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.[/quote]Yes, good call Carnot, the ...

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