Stumbled across some more shots courtesy of Richard Barnes Jr's pbase gallery.
Thank you for sharing those pictures with us.
Can anyone make out the wording on the number 2 end of 1202 please?
National Railway Equipment Co.
Is ironic many have assumed the "Gen-set" bound for the locomotive equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle (NSW), HOWEVER the only media I have seen regarding NREC/GenSets was several arranged for trial on narrow guage in South Australia (GWA) to supplement loco fleet for upcomming ore contracts into Port Lincoln, this media was sometime ago. This would account for no Dyno, trying to keep weight down, remembering 830 and NJ axle load around the 12 tonne mark.
And yet another new locomotive type has just landed unannounced on Australia's shores ... El Zorro has taken delivery of 2x 1200 class NRE 3GS24C units at Port Kembla this morning.
They are the first Genset powered locos in Australia which will be quite interesting to see how they compete against the usual single block locos. In this case, there are 3x 596kW engines on Co-Co bogies.
I only said it'd be useless anywhere there's a hill, meaning it'll be useless there because of no dynamics but i didn't say it'd be completely useless....Hi All,
Make your own call, can definatly see the two fansThey look to have the same 'chicken coup' setup at the rear end as a GT46C-ACe but scaled down to about the same size as an 1100. I think it might be safe to say they do have DB fitted.
They look to have the same 'chicken coup' setup at the rear end as a GT46C-ACe but scaled down to about the same size as an 1100. I think it might be safe to say they do have DB fitted.Different frame, they are 19.900 long
On another note, does anyone know if they are built on the same frame as an 1100? They look to be sharing a few simmilar traits with the 1100's.
Multiple lashings of humble pie
Thank you to the gentleman who emailed and pointed out the error in my logic
I had been comparing 1201 with previous 3GS21C, in particular demo loco #1000 in Argentina, built to a similar loading gauge. 1201 lacks the large dynamic brake grills of #1000 and of previous DB equipped 3GS21C, so the assumption of both my US contact and I was no DB
Sharper minds considered 1201 to be a variation/modification of the 1100 Class, and pointed out the rather unique dynamic brake arrangement on this Class (not living on the east coast have never physically sighted one)
1201 has the same compact DB arrangement as the 1100, so those of us who have been knotting their panties can now relax
I'm not a train driver ....Hi All,
You're not a train driver ....
..... and I'm pretty certain TheLoneGunMan will never be a hostage negotiator !
Hi All,Not much has grade control these days does it?
It's obvious that your not a train driver & you know bugger all about locomotive operations. In my experience, I've been shown that drivers are highly skilled when it comes to bring trains down a hill whether they have dynamic or regen brakes or not. It's obvious that you don't know how to bring a train down a hill if the dynamic brake fails. So why get on here and say that a particular locomotive would be useless when it comes to a hill? Wagons are built with load compensators or grade control valves etc for use on grades when wagons are loaded.
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