Adjoining the Main Northern Rail (MNR) line at Telarah, our southern end adjoins track at Cessnock, owned and operated by the Austar Coal Mine. In addition to this, there are 2 yards and various sidings located at EGJ.
Our business operation consists of two distinct arms:
The first is the effective management and control of Pacific National coal trains from the MNR to the Austar Coal Mine at Pelton.
The second is the East Greta Junction (EGJ) yard located adjacent to the MNR at Telarah:
- It consists of an arrival and a departure road, signal box, two yards with sidings and hardstand;
- The old SMR workshops and yard (currently owned by the Hunter Valley Training Company) can also be accessed through EGJ.
Local, national and international firms use EGJ yard to stable and maintain track maintenance machines and repair wagons thanks to our central location and ease of access to the MNR line.
Our track is operated under RISSB standards, and except for arrival and departure roads, is a single line run under a staff and ticket safeworking system, mechanical points and lower quadrant signals. It is currently configured to run trains up to 19 tonne axle loads (tal) with maximum speeds of 30 km/hr.
However, our EGJ yards are capable of taking a heavier axle load.
We are an accredited Rail Infrastructure Manager (RIM) of a registered private siding.
We are also accredited as a Rolling Stock Operator (RSO) as an owner and operator of a shunter, hi-rail vehicles and wagons on our network.