Miscellaneous SA Sightings

 
  SAR520SMBH Train Controller

Thanks for that Alco.
Are the grain trains normally a 40 car consist or do they do less every now and then?
I didn't count the cars but it didn't seem to have 40 on it. Mind you it was flying up the hill, being empty, so it might have just seemed like less.
I didn't think that all the locos were powered up, the GWU sounded like it was doing it easy which would explain what you said about a GWU hauling a 40 car consist and 3 dead locos easy.
2212 was definitely working though, the exhaust fumes and noise gave that away, I do enjoy seeing and hearing the old girls being flogged up to the summit.
Thanks again.

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  Alco251_244 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere
40 hoppers is the norm but they some times run less. They have done a couple of trains out of Tailem Bend with 50 hoppers before which is normal to some of the northern sites.
  Railnthusiast Chief Commissioner

Location: At the computer
2216, GM42, GM45, GM37, ALF24 passed Blackwood headed up @ 1125.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
NR75 NR74 on 1AD8 ex APT

8046 is the current APT shunter

PL1 at MPC for servicing, was reported to me that PL1 is becoming less and less reliable and there is difficulty sourcing spare parts for it.

Edit: It is 8046 not 8040 as previously stated. Thanks to Clyde_AT26HC-2M
  Railnthusiast Chief Commissioner

Location: At the computer
Jumbos on the Belair Line today and yesterday.
A six car set on Saturday, and a four car set today.
Apparently signal testing and "rust cutting".
  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

NR75 NR74 on 1AD8 ex APT

8040 is the current APT shunter

PL1 at MPC for servicing, was reported to me that PL1 is becoming less and less reliable and there is difficulty sourcing spare parts for it.
Pressman

Considering there scrapping PL's in NSW, parts should be available...


I assume you mean 8046??
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Considering there scrapping PL's in NSW, parts should be available...


I assume you mean 8046??
"Clyde_AT26HC-2M"


Re parts, You'd think so, but I remember they had to have parts made in the past.
Yes, it's 8046, seems I misread my notes
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
PL1 has returned to the Adelaide Passnger Terminal Thursday Morning.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
PL1 has returned to the Adelaide Passnger Terminal Thursday Morning.
"trainlover"


8039 coupled to a dead PL1 doing the APT shunting today (sunday 21/7/13)!

NR74 NR12 on 1AD8 Ghan
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Saw something strange today .... Noticed W1** buses on Port Road between Beverley and Brompton.
So I assumed there was a shut down between Woodville and the City, but then on the way back home I followed a W1  along War Memorial Drive, and Park Tc, only to stop at the Park Tc level crossing for a railcar heading towards Woodville! After it passed and I was on my way again I looked west as I crossed the line and saw a city bound service near Bowden station!

Anyone know why the service duplication was happening?

**{W1 is the usual