Dimboola station. This great photo was taken by my son Craig

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Horsham update - 2

The last train to operate from the Horsham Station yard terminal, ran on 7 September 2012. During the next few day, Wimmera Container Line transferred all their equipment (but for poor 7334) to the new terminal at Dooen.
The first commercial train out of Dooen was on the 11 September 2012. The Horsham Station yard is now empty, and there is talk for redevelopment of the area.
Also, funding has been obtained for a study into a Horsham rail by-pass. The idea floated by ARTC was for a running by-pass. Trains running in one direction, would pass through Horsham, while the other direction would use the by-pass. This was proposed to reduce the number of crosses happening in the restricted Horsham yard, and to speed up transit times. Horsham cannot be abandoned as it is still served by the Overland passenger service.

7334 parked at end of a siding Horsham Yard