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Pacific National standard gauge grain

14 November 2021

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.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad Kensington grain

10 November 2021

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

Southern Shorthaul Railroad standard gauge grain

6 November 2021

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

Qube Logistics standard gauge grain

3 August 2021

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a standard gauge grain trains into Victoria from New South Wales.

Pacific National broad gauge grain

25 July 2021

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

Qube Logistics broad gauge grain

31 January 2020

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a handful of broad gauge grain trains in Victoria.

Pacific National Kensington grain

16 September 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard. Until November 2017 this service was operated by Pacific National.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad grain hopper transfer

27 October 2015

In October 2015 Southern Shorthaul Railroad overhauled a rake of BGGX/BGGY grain hoppers at their Bendigo Workshops and transported them by road to Benalla, were they were placed on standard gauge for the trip north to NSW.

El Zorro broad gauge grain trains

24 April 2013

El Zorro once operated a number of grain trains through Victoria on broad gauge, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons.

QR National grain hopper transfer, 2011

2 April 2011

In April 2011 QR National diesel locomotives LZ3101, LQ3122, DC2206, LZ3103 and 45 AGWF grain hoppers were transferred via Melbourne from Western Australia to New South Wales to begin a new grain contract.

El Zorro derailment, March 2010

9 March 2010

A down El Zorro grain derailed at West Footscray Junction, with T320 and S303 coming off the rails (third and fourth units), along with 12 wagons.

El Zorro standard gauge grain trains

El Zorro once operated a number of grain trains inside and through Victoria on standard gauges, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons.