SAR Scenario Hawker Freight

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A scenario in the SAR Peterborough Base Session v2.0
The weekly Commonwealth Railways freight service from Quorn to Hawker. Bottom

 The Historical Bit 
Up until 1956 the narrow gauge (3ft6in, 1067mm) Central Australia Railway from Port Augusta north to Maree and on to Alice Springs ran via Quorn and Hawker. In 1956 a new standard gauge (4ft8½inch, 1435mm) line to Maree was opened which followed a more direct route bypassing the difficult Flinders Ranges, Quorn and Hawker. The narrow gauge line sections from Port Augusta to Quorn and from Hawker to Maree were closed leaving only the section between Quorn and Hawker open for traffic. This section survived because a mine near Hawker needed to send its ore for processing and the local dirt roads were totally unsuitable for the task.

The Commonwealth Railways (CR), the operator of the Central Australia Railway, ran a weekly freight service between Quorn and Hawker using SAR locos and a mixture of CR and SAR rolling stock. SAR T 44 was based at Quorn and was a regular sight on this run. It was the only scheduled service running on the line although a second "when required" freight service was provided in the timetable. In 1972 the service was cancelled and the line was closed.

File:SAR Hawker Freight.png
 Era:  1956 to 1972
 Duration:  Hawker: x hours xx minutes
Return: y hours yy minutes
 Loco:  SAR T 44 at Quorn  Loco Depot 

The Loco Roster Label.png has other suitable locos available at the  Quorn Loco Depot 

The consist is stabled on Quorn  Yard 1 . The wagons have been placed in the order of their destinations with Willochra at the front (loco) end and Hawker at the rear (guard van) end. Each wagon has its destination as part of its name e.g. NGS Gordon indicating that its destination is Gordon.

Location Index

Each location in the layout has a detailed set of track diagrams that provide a variety of useful information

The  Getting Started  guide below gives a summary of what is available.

To display this information click any Location Index graphic, or go to the bottom of the page for all the session links (all links will open in this window).
Getting Started:
  1. If you have already closed the opening message window then the first step is to pause the session by pressing the  P  key.
  2. If you decide to set the session clock to a different starting time then follow the instructions shown in the Orders section
  3. Next locate your loco. Either:-
    • Open the Finder Tool (press  Ctrl   F ) and type, in the Name field, the name of your selected loco, for example SAR T 44 (or just T 44 which should be enough), then click the tick icon, OR
    • Open the Driver List (bottom left of the screen) and then scroll through the list to find either:-
    • the loco name' ('e.g. SAR T 44) OR
    • the driver icon (named Driver 44) - this is a non-animated icon
    then click the drivers Eye icon Driver Eye.png to take control of the loco.
  4. Take a few moments to get your bearings. Click Quorn Data (this link will open in this window) to show the location details and track plans for Quorn. In each location details page:-
    • the Tab HM White.png tab gives an overall summary of each location with a "potted" history (where available).
    • the Tab TM Grey.png tab reveals the invisible TM Track Marks for Drive To commands.
    • the Tab IN Grey.png tab lists all active industries and their commodities.
    • the Tab SW Grey.png tab describes the names, locations and settings of all junction switches as well as some switch sets you may want to use.
  5. Each location details page has direct links to the adjacent locations so you can explore along the route.
  6. When you are ready to start, reload the Peterborough Base Session page (click the Scenarios button on your current location page) and select this Scenario again or just use the Back button on your browser - whichever is quicker.
  7. Switch back to Trainz Driver Mode
  8. Close the opening message window and, if Pause is shown on the screen, press the  P  key to start the session.

Tutorial A tutorial on using these scenarios is provided in the link on the left. The link will open in this window
  1. Move the loco from the depot  Loco Shed  and couple to the consist on Yard x.
  2. Pull the consist into the station yard area and run the loco around the train.
  3. Proceed to each stopping location, Willochra, Wilson, Gordon and Hawker dropping off wagons as required.
  4. Deliver wagons according to their destination names and types:-
    • QLX Vans, CR NGS open wagons and CR Flat wagons are delivered to  Loading Banks  and  Goods Sheds 
    • K Cattle wagons and Sheep vans to  Stockyards 
    • CCC gondola wagon loaded with coal to the  Loco Depot  at Hawker
    • Empty CCC gondola wagons to the  Loading Bank  at Hawker
    • The Water Tank wagon stays with the train
  5. At Hawker coal and water as needed
  6. Turn the loco on the  WYE 
  7. Option: Return to Quorn picking up the wagons on the way.
The Base Session has the clock set to start at Clock 0800.png
This can be changed to any required time. For the details see WikiLink.PNGSAR Scenario Session Time Change
 East-West Express Timetable 
Train №
  Te (F)
Quorn Depot CEFJØWX dep 08:30  
Goods Sidings     A Attach wagons waiting in Siding 1
Yard dep  hh:mm  
Willochra X arr  hh:mm  
dep  hh:mm  
Wilson X arr  hh:mm  
dep  hh:mm  
Gordon X arr  hh:mm  
dep  hh:mm  
Hawker ΔCWX arr  hh:mm  
Train №   XXX  
Gordon arr  hh:mm  
dep  hh:mm  
Wilson arr  hh:mm  
dep  hh:mm  
Willocra arr  hh:mm  
dep  hh:mm  
Quorn arr hh:mmcw  
bold time = arrive/depart time plain time = timing point
Service Symbols:
a on request stop c coal (if required) w water (if required)
Location Symbols:
Δ = Turning Triangle C = Loco Coal Loader E = Engine Depot F = Fixed Signals
J = Junction Ø = Loco Turntable W = Loco Water Tank X = Crossing Loop
Strip Map
Route Key
Driving Notes:

A summary of the facilities and product loads at all locations along the line is provided in the link SAR Port Augusta-Hawker Line

  • The Hawker Line is not signalled beyond Quorn Yard. Train Order Working is in operation on the line.
  • You have been issued with orders and the authorisation for the Hawker Line.
  • The water tank wagon is to be coupled directly behind the tender to replemish the loco as there are often no guaranteed water supplies on the line.
  • The approaches to all locations are protected by invisible signals to prevent the AI Half Speed Slowdown Problem when approaching a signal at stop.
  • Trackmarks and industries have been provided for AI Drive To Trackmark, Drive via Trackmark and Drive to  Industry  commands. Click Location Index for details.
  • Manual (no AI) driving is possible. As a visual driving aid, a Caution warning sign has been placed at the location of the Main Approach Dn and Main Approach Up trackmarks. Click Location Index for details.
  • If driving manually in yards, you are responsible for correctly setting any catch points.

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This page was created by Trainz user pware in October 2021 and was last updated as shown below.

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