Heritage Express - Southern Aurora to South Australia, 8th - 15th August 2013

 
  MC3801 Train Controller

The train is now heading to Broken Hill, then the next day, the train will be making it's way to Parkes. The train will head around the Menindee Lakes and will pass through  Ivanhoe, Condobolin on the way to Parkes. During that afternoon, the train will stop at Parkes and passengers can visit the Parkes Observatory. After this, the train will make its way to Narromine and Dubbo. Then on its final day of its trip, the train will head back to Sydney travelling through the Central West, Blue Mountains and the Western Sydney Suburbs. The train will arrive at Central in the late morning.

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  exarmidale Train Controller

The train is now heading to Broken Hill, then the next day, the train will be making it's way to Parkes. The train will head around the Menindee Lakes and will pass through  Ivanhoe, Condobolin on the way to Parkes. During that afternoon, the train will stop at Parkes and passengers can visit the Parkes Observatory. After this, the train will make its way to Narromine and Dubbo. Then on its final day of its trip, the train will head back to Sydney travelling through the Central West, Blue Mountains and the Western Sydney Suburbs. The train will arrive at Central in the late morning.
MC3801
No going via Dubbo due to CF4409 being maybe too heavy. Trials with CRN scheduled later for suitability.
  ssaunders Train Controller

I think it's the width not the weight. A 200t 38 can run there.

ss
  MC3801 Train Controller

Did CF4409 transfer back to Thirlmere with 4520 and the Southern Aurora carriages?
  Mufreight Train Controller

Location: North Ipswich
I think it's the width not the weight. A 200t 38 can run there.

ss
ssaunders

Try axle loads as being the reason rather than gross weight.
  ssaunders Train Controller

Try axle loads as being the reason rather than gross weight.
"Mufreight"


134 divided by 6 axles = 22.3 tonnes, less than the 23t limit for the line. (they run with less fuel on lines other than Hunter Valley)

I think there are several pinch points where the loading gauge could be tight.
  Piston Train Controller

134 divided by 6 axles = 22.3 tonnes, less than the 23t limit for the line. (they run with less fuel on lines other than Hunter Valley)

I think there are several pinch points where the loading gauge could be tight.
ssaunders
According to the John Holland TOC Waiver 13 - 061 one of the conditions for operation of the CF and other AC type locos is the Note 'R9'.
There is a specific Note 2 on this waiver excluding these locos from the Orange to Dubbo corridor as it is deemed  narrow square outline and locos and rolling stock with a R9 note are excluded.

Locos and rolling stock with the R9 note infringe the rolling stock outline in the bottom corner near rail level and once corridors have been surveyed to be clear from any infringements then these locos and rolling stock can then travel over it.

Corridors with the R9 infringement can be found in the JHR TOC Manual in the General Instruction pages, Section 1, page 2.
  ssaunders Train Controller

Piston, thanks yes, that's what I'm saying, it's not the weight but the size. Like all things, it will be looked at and reviewed.

ss
  alco961 Locomotive Fireman

Location: In South Oz
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