GrainCorp's new Calleen Terminal in full swing
GrainCorp's new service centre and rail terminal at Calleen, on the Temora – Lake Cargelligo line in western NSW, opened its rail loading facilities in September. The first of two new facilities constructed under GrainCorp's Project Regeneration, it is currently being visited by regular 40-wagon two-locomotive Pacific National trains to clear grain prior to the arrival of this year's harvest.
John Hoyle reports.
INTO THE DARKNESS
Railway Digest is pleased to present a selection of night photography. Some of these images incorporate people whose lives have to be adjusted to do the work that's essential in keeping the railways running, such as author, photographer – and locomotive driver – David Campbell.
The prospects for short line operations in New South Wales
Back in January 2004, in an article in Railway Digest, Frank Lander and Geoff Smith called for both political and rail industry leaders to think outside the square on the potential for a North American-style revival of regional branch lines, and speculated that NSW could be the first state in Australia to do it. More than 12 years have passed and the 'short line revolution' in NSW is yet to emerge. Ian Gray, Philip Laird and Nick Montague take a look at the current situation and consider the possibilities.