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Qube Logistics Maryvale paper train

25 November 2022

Since June 2013 Qube Logistics has operated the Maryvale Paper train that runs from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell

Melbourne broad gauge freight

25 November 2022

Miscellaneous Pacific National broad gauge freight movements through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...

Southern Shorthaul Railroad Kensington grain

25 November 2022

In November 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating broad gauge grain trains to the Kensington mill in suburban Melbourne.

Qube Logistics Long Island steel train

22 November 2022

In January 2022 Qube Logistics commenced transporting BlueScope Steel products to the BlueScope Steel mill at Hastings, south of Frankston, after winning a 10 year joint contract from Pacific National in 2020. The steel is transferred from broad to standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon.

Qube Logistics Apex quarry train

22 November 2022

The Apex train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

V/Line trackwork and maintenance

22 November 2022

Trackwork on the V/Line network that stretches across Victoria

Southern Shorthaul Railroad works trains

22 November 2022

Since August 2019 Southern Shorthaul Railroad has been operating works trains on the Melbourne suburban rail network on behalf of Metro Trains Melbourne.

Locomotives, light engines, and lashups

18 November 2022

As the title suggests: Locomotives, Light Engines, and Lashups of various freight locos. There is a lot of smoking it up for the camera as well... ;-)

Southern Shorthaul Railroad standard gauge grain

18 November 2022

In August 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.

Pacific National - North East standard gauge freight

18 November 2022

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal freight services on the North East line from Melbourne towards the NSW border at Albury.

Pacific National Tocumwal freight

11 November 2022

Pacific National (formerly Patrick PortLink) operate a container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Qube Logistics broad gauge cement train

11 November 2022

In September 2019 Qube Logistics started a new containerised cement service running on broad gauge between North Dynon and the Kimberly Clark siding at Dandenong South. The loaded cement containers are brought down from New South Wales by train to Victoria Dock.

Qube - Moorebank to Melbourne freight

9 November 2022

In November 2022 Qube Logistics commenced operating a intermodal service from Moorebank in Sydney to North Dynon in Melbourne.

Qube Logistics interstate steel trains

4 November 2022

In December 2021 Qube Logistics commenced transporting BlueScope Steel products along the east coast, after winning a 10 year joint contract with SCT Logistics from Pacific National in 2020.

Geelong broad gauge freight

30 October 2022

Miscellaneous Pacific National broad gauge freight around Geelong - there is stuff all these days

Pacific National - Western standard gauge

29 October 2022

Out on the Western standard gauge, from beyond Gheringhap across the plains towards South Australia

Pacific National standard gauge grain

29 October 2022

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, with Pacific National running grain trains from Victorian silos on standard gauge to export export terminals at Melbourne, Geelong and Portland, as well as interstate to NSW.

Qube Logistics standard gauge cement train

27 October 2022

In April 2018 Qube Logistics started a new service conveying containerised cement between Sydney and Melbourne. The containers are loaded at a cement works in NSW and trucked to the Minto intermodal terminal Minto in Sydney, then railed to Victoria Dock in Melbourne, replacing the Berrima to Somerton cement train once operated by Pacific National.

SCT wagons

16 October 2022

Various container wagons, box vans and refrigerated wagons as used by SCT Logistics on their Melbourne - Perth - Adelaide - Parkes services.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad NSW grain trains

12 October 2022

Southern Shorthaul Railroad operates grain trains throughout New South Wales to both domestic customers and export terminals.

Pacific National Griffith freight

12 October 2022

Pacific National operates the standard gauge MC2/CM3 freight service from the Port of Melbourne to the NSW Riverina town of Griffith, with additional loading collected from Leeton and Bomen.

Qube Logistics Port Botany-Harefield freight

12 October 2022

Qube Logistics operates a train between Port Botany and Harefield in southern NSW conveying containerised paper products from the Visy paper mill at Tumut.

Qube Logistics standard gauge grain

12 October 2022

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates standard gauge grain trains across Victoria and New South Wales.

Pacific National - Main South freight

12 October 2022

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal freight services on the Main South line from Sydney towards the Victorian border at Albury.

Pacific National NSW grain trains

11 October 2022

Pacific National operates grain trains throughout New South Wales to both domestic customers and export terminals.

Pacific National ore trains

11 October 2022

Pacific National operates trains transporting containerised ore from mines across NSW to export terminals.

Pacific National Cripps Creek garbage train

10 October 2022

Since 2004 Pacific National runs garbage trains from Veolia's transfer stations at Clyde and Banksmeadow in metropolitan Sydney to the Cripps Creek intermodal terminal, outside Tarago in the Southern Highlands. From there the containerised rubbish is transferred to the Woodlawn Bioreactor, where the waste is placed in a former quarry to generate energy from landfill gas.

Pacific National limestone trains

10 October 2022

Pacifc National operates limestone trains from the quarry at South Marulan to Berrima and Maldon for the Boral cement works, Port Kembla for the BlueScope steelworks, and Moss Vale for Omya Australia.

Pacific National aggregate trains

10 October 2022

Pacifc National operates aggregate trains from quarries in the Southern Highlands at South Marulan and Lynwood to consumers around New South Wales.

Pacific National flour trains

9 October 2022

Pacifc National operates flour trains for Manildra Group between their Bomaderry ethanol, starch and glucose processing plant; and their flour mills at Narrandera, Manildra and Gunnedah.

Pacific National Manildra freight

6 October 2022

Pacific National operates a daily intermodal service for Manildra Group between their Bomaderry plant and Sydney.

Aurizon NSW coal trains

6 October 2022

Aurizon operates both domestic and export coal trains across New South Wales.

Sydney freight terminals

5 October 2022

Freight trains around the metropolitan Sydney area

Pacific National port shuttle trains

5 October 2022

Pacific National in conjunction with Rail Shuttle Services operates a port shuttle service between Port Botany and St Marys in Sydney's west.

Crawfords Freightlines

5 October 2022

Crawfords Freightlines is based in Sandgate, New South Wales and operates intermodal servics from Werris Creek and Sandgate to Port Botany.

Fletcher International Exports

5 October 2022

Fletcher International Exports (FIE) Logistics division moves over 18,000 Twenty foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) per annum on trains operated by Southern Shorthaul Railroad betwen Dubbo and Port Botany in Sydney, using three C44aci UGL 4500 horsepower locomotives and 62 x 60 foot wagons with a combined length of 1.28km.

LINX port shuttle trains

5 October 2022

LINX operates a port shuttle service from their intermodal terminal in Enfield to Port Botany.

BlueScope Port Kembla

4 October 2022

The BlueScope steelworks complex at Port Kembla has an internal standard gauge rail system, with Watco using a fleet of PB class locomotives to shunt wagons loaded with steel between the different facilities.

Pacific National NSW coal trains

4 October 2022

Pacific National operates both domestic and export coal trains across New South Wales.

Qube ore trains

4 October 2022

Qube Logistics operates trains transporting containerised ore from mines across NSW to export terminals.

Pacific National NSW cement trains

3 October 2022

Pacific National operates trains from the Boral cement works at Berrima and Maldon in New South Wales.

 

Pacific National Bethungra derailment 2022

30 September 2022

On 15 January 2022 Pacific National freight train 6MB4 derailed while traversing the Bethungra Spiral northbound, with container wagons RRAY 7213S, RRQY 8515T and QQCY 1120F damaged along with a number of loaded containers.

Regional Connect

29 September 2022

Regional Connect is part of the Colin Rees Group and plans to operate shuttle trains between the Widgelli Rail Hub at Griffith, and the Main South line at Junee and Cootamundra.

Qube Logistics hay train

15 September 2022

In June 2019 Qube Logistics commenced a new service conveying containerised hay from Ultima to the Port of Melbourne for export.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Perth services

4 September 2022

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Perth rail service in 1995, with V/Line followed by Freight Australia providing hook and pull services until they acquired their own locomotives in 2007.

Pacific National broad gauge grain

24 July 2022

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

SCT Logistics - steel trains

18 July 2022

In 2021 SCT Logistics commenced transporting BlueScope Steel products on the East-West corridor, after winning a 10 year joint contract with Qube Logistics from Pacific National in 2020.

Pacific National standard gauge Mildura freight

15 June 2022

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, and commenced running on standard gauge from mid-2018 folliowing the gauge conversion of the Mildura line.

Pacific National Warrnambool freight

29 May 2022

The Warrnambool freight carries containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. Operated by Pacific National, except for a period between April and October 2008 when El Zorro took over the contract. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

Southern Shorthaul Railroad launch train to Bairnsdale

17 May 2022

On Tuesday 17 May 2022 Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran a short empty container train from Melbourne to Bairnsdale for the public launch of the new Fenning Intermodal Freight Terminal (FIFT) at the former Bosworth Road log sidings, returning to Melbourne on Thursday 19 May.