92 Class at Gunnedah

 
  Westie Train Controller

Whilst visiting family at Gunnedah last week I sighted 9201 arriving light engine at Gunnedah on the Monday before the shutdown.
It appeared to be there for crew training. It was there all week with a number personell on the loco each day in the yard.
Cheers Ron

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  flying_donkey Chief Commissioner

Location: Well, at the moment, right here!
The 92's are having ECP bypass cables installed on them and will be placed between two TT's on the ECP jobs as a slave unit only.
  MS64 Station Master

That explains this sighting from Sunday;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95771589@N08/8777341453/

Thanks, Michael.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The 92's are having ECP bypass cables installed on them and will be placed between two TT's on the ECP jobs as a slave unit only.
flying_donkey

In this context, what happens on the 92 when an ECP automatic brake application is made, please?
  M636C Minister for Railways

In this context, what happens on the 92 when an ECP automatic brake application is made, please?
YM-Mundrabilla

Much the same as when a normal automatic Westinghouse application is made: not much, since the locomotive as a trailing unit would be under control of the independent brake.

The difference would be that the brake pipe pressure would remain up to recharge the reservoirs on the ECP vehicles.

I was under the impression that the 92 class brake controllers were suitable for conversion to ECP operation. Of course a bypass cable would be cheaper to fit than a full conversion and there are plenty of conventional trains for them to work.

M636C
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Much the same as when a normal automatic Westinghouse application is made: not much, since the locomotive as a trailing unit would be under control of the independent brake.

The difference would be that the brake pipe pressure would remain up to recharge the reservoirs on the ECP vehicles.

I was under the impression that the 92 class brake controllers were suitable for conversion to ECP operation. Of course a bypass cable would be cheaper to fit than a full conversion and there are plenty of conventional trains for them to work.

M636C
M636C

Under ECP control of the train brakes would you get an application on the non ECP loco or not, please?
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Will this cement the use of 92 Class as slave-only units? I understand that a few months ago they were demoted to being trailing units only, but I assumed this would only be a temporary arrangement.
  Termite Chief Commissioner

Location: NSW
Will this cement the use of 92 Class as slave-only units? I understand that a few months ago they were demoted to being trailing units only, but I assumed this would only be a temporary arrangement.
Raichase
Is only a temporary solution until a permanent remedy is found for the 92's to once again lead.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Could have been misinformed (Highly likely actually) but I thought the 92's were being liberated to the Intermodal division. Is that just an incorrect rumour?
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Channel 7 tonight had a nice shot of a loaded coal train weaving at a fair speed through the ladder crossovers at the remodelled three track main line at Whittingham.

The item was about Fly-In-Fly-Out workers being brought in to replace workers living locally.


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  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Is only a temporary solution until a permanent remedy is found for the 92's to once again lead.
Termite
Glad to hear it, thanks Termy!

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