New locos at UGL

 
  Termite Chief Commissioner

Location: NSW
5028 is the 2nd loco and the train is Unit 72. The wagons are previously unused ones that were stored at Taree.
Shacks
A bit further north Shacks, they were stored at Casino!

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  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
Ah OK, I got told Taree. NP.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Whitehaven Coal Quarterly Report - June FY2013

"Whitehaven's first Aurizon train will commence operation on 1 August 2013 as part of a 30t axle load trial. The Aurizon train unit will be fitted with special monitoring equipment to assess the impact of heavier locomotives on the Gunnedah Basin rail track. This trial is the first stage of a joint work program with ARTC to increase the maximum payload of Gunnedah Basin trains from 6,300t to in excess of 8,000t from Q1 2015".

I saw the new Aurizon C44 outside at UGL last Sunday. Maybe it will be doing the trial.
MS64

So how did the trial go? Sounds like 180T loco's are too heavy and will cost ARTC too much in the long run considering the distance, Aurizon need 150T loco's, can they do a bogie change when the wheels wear down.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Between the paint shed and what was the passenger car assembly shed I see an almost complete set of hood's ready to go. Must be another loco started on the assembly line.
Shacks

There are 3 radiator hoods there, one in primer and two in mostly bare metal form.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

There are 3 radiator hoods there, one in primer and two in mostly bare metal form.
"EFB5800"


A start being made on the PH37ACmai demonstrators? I'm pretty sure they were planning to build three.
  MS64 Station Master

So how did the trial go? Sounds like 180T loco's are too heavy and will cost ARTC too much in the long run considering the distance, Aurizon need 150T loco's, can they do a bogie change when the wheels wear down.
Junction box

I'd be interested to hear as well if anyone knows.

I did spot this on Saturday 3 August 2013;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95771589@N08/9440003829/

Michael.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
A start being made on the PH37ACmai demonstrators? I'm pretty sure they were planning to build three.
Sulla1

Look like normal C44 type hoods. Maybe more expensive shelf stock to be built?


  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
The first 3 CRLs are looking quite complete at UGL today. In fact this is the first time I have seen 3 units of an order with paintwork so complete, but still no operator decals or builders plate stickers. Strange.

  popey Train Controller

Location: Werribee, Vic
Look like normal C44 type hoods. Maybe more expensive shelf stock to be built?


EFB5800

These aren't parts for 9312-9317 which are mentioned in Motive Power this month?  Expected delivery is September.
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

The first 3 CRLs are looking quite complete at UGL today. In fact this is the first time I have seen 3 units of an order with paintwork so complete, but still no operator decals or builders plate stickers. Strange.

EFB5800
99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% sure that's QRN's (sorry, Aurizon) Paint. Maybe they have leased the first CRL's, much like the LDP's
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% sure that's QRN's (sorry, Aurizon) Paint. Maybe they have leased the first CRL's, much like the LDP's
JNSymes
That would be my guess as well, though I keep hearing that CRL 'never placed an actual order with UGL' for loco's and only showed interest. Unless it was a venture partially financed by Aurizon and CRL? It'll be interesting to see what eventually happens with these CRL's.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
CRLs 001 - 003 are still laying around at UGL in Aurizon paint, but still with no decals or builders plates. CRL004 is still in undercoat with some small details missing. Also GWU010 and another unidentifiable C44 are there in undercoat.
Also there are 4 C44 radiator sections where I saw the 3 of them a few weeks ago, maybe the forth was always there, but not so visible.
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
Went past UGL BMD tonight and noticed a blue and yellow loco there with no stickers on it, guessing it is something new for PN.
A CRL, in Aurizon paint, was at Maitland platform 3 or 4 around 14:00 today aswell.
  M636C Minister for Railways

While not at UGL, CF4407 and CF4408 are still fairly new, not having entered regular service.

These two have been repainted from the untouched CFCLA scheme to Freightliner green and yellow to be leased to that operator.
The scheme is the same as that on the two GLs, and looks a bit odd on a single ended hood unit.
They were repainted at AHSC Goulburn  and were standing in the yard yesterday 14 Sept 2013.

M636C
  vlocity160 V/Gunzel

While not at UGL, CF4407 and CF4408 are still fairly new, not having entered regular service.

These two have been repainted from the untouched CFCLA scheme to Freightliner green and yellow to be leased to that operator.
The scheme is the same as that on the two GLs, and looks a bit odd on a single ended hood unit.
They were repainted at AHSC Goulburn  and were standing in the yard yesterday 14 Sept 2013.

M636C
M636C

I found this photo on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/37494672@N06/9572217315/in/photolist-fzS7Hz-fA7srJ-fcydGf-ebsBGx-ebKUhj-ebE6sz-eB3doQ-eFk94d-ebDgt8-ebDeyD-ebDeLZ-fGFuB8-eBAWKt-exmmt1-exutxd-foQHLR I actually think that it looks great!
  M636C Minister for Railways

I found this photo on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/37494672@N06/9572217315/in/photolist-fzS7Hz-fA7srJ-fcydGf-ebsBGx-ebKUhj-ebE6sz-eB3doQ-eFk94d-ebDgt8-ebDeyD-ebDeLZ-fGFuB8-eBAWKt-exmmt1-exutxd-foQHLR I actually think that it looks great!
vlocity160
I'd agree that it is a good scheme but all that yellow at the rear is a bit strange. This is the first single ended locomotive in those colours.

M636C
  BDA Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Went past UGL BMD tonight and noticed a blue and yellow loco there with no stickers on it, guessing it is something new for PN.
A CRL, in Aurizon paint, was at Maitland platform 3 or 4 around 14:00 today aswell.
Shacks

Vine thinks more 93s on the way .
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Yup, 'nother six before the end of January. Brings the total to 17 then that's it.
  DL_Daily Junior Train Controller

So the "new" freightliner colour scheme is the same as the UK freightliner colour schemes found here on the UK 70 class http://www.freightliner.co.uk/en/freightliner-ltd/equipment/locomotives/ with a bit of extra yellow at the trailing end.
  DBclass Chief Commissioner

Location: Western Australia
There are no side handrails on CF4407 as per the above link. Bit strange looking atm. Looks naked.
  M636C Minister for Railways

There are no side handrails on CF4407 as per the above link. Bit strange looking atm. Looks naked.
DBclass
They were put back on when they finished painting them. They are white...

M636C
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
PH37 under construction at UGL, Broadmeadow.





And 9312 awaiting decals, behind clean 9305 and 9308.

  Onelongwhistle Junior Train Controller

So how many 93's are there going to be?
  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
A question regarding the AC inverters, looking at the American AC4400CW's (the closest loco to the C44ACi), there is a very large cabinet behind the cab on the left hand side of the loco.  This houses all the inverters for the AC traction equipment.    

Where has Gonads managed to put the inverters on the C44ACi model?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
So how many 93's are there going to be?
Onelongwhistle


From the previous page of this thread...

Yup, 'nother six before the end of January. Brings the total to 17 then that's it.
Typhon

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