New QUBE SQEF and SQEY container wagons

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Henry picked up a nice shot with G512 at the helm. What happened to the GL?

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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Henry picked up a nice shot with G512 at the helm. What happened to the GL?
bevans
Since when has a GL been on broad gauge? News to me..... Rolling Eyes
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Since when has a GL been on broad gauge? News to me..... Rolling Eyes
speedemon08
I believe Brian is referring to when these wagons were delivered, the BG ones were on the back of the SG ones. Now, obviously, they're on their own. For someone who doesn't follow every minute detail of operations, it would be an easy mistake to make.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Since when has a GL been on broad gauge? News to me..... Rolling Eyes
speedemon08
These are presumably the empty SG flats returning north that brought the BG ones to Melbourne?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
These are presumably the empty SG flats returning north that brought the BG ones to Melbourne?
YM-Mundrabilla
It's G512 headed south to North Dynon with the BG ones from Somerton, with the SG ones at Somerton awaiting something like new bogies to join their counterparts.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
It's G512 headed south to North Dynon with the BG ones from Somerton, with the SG ones at Somerton awaiting something like new bogies to join their counterparts.
speedemon08
Thanks Speedemon08.
Does anyone know where these wagons were built ie US or China, please?
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
It's G512 headed south to North Dynon with the BG ones from Somerton, with the SG ones at Somerton awaiting something like new bogies to join their counterparts.
speedemon08
The SG wagons will join the Harefield later this week and run full time on that train. They are ready to roll, always have been.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

The SG wagons will join the Harefield later this week and run full time on that train. They are ready to roll, always have been.
LowndesJ515
I really doubted they would have needed new bogies myself as they are brand new and capable of making it to Melbourne with the BG wagons on top. Where do these ideas come from?
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
The SG wagons will join the Harefield later this week and run full time on that train. They are ready to roll, always have been.
LowndesJ515

can gunzels expect additional business on the MC/MC1 in the coming months?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
The SG wagons will join the Harefield later this week and run full time on that train. They are ready to roll, always have been.
LowndesJ515
I've put the wrong 2 plus 2 together.... I presume there are more wagons on the way for the Maryvale?
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
It's G512 headed south to North Dynon with the BG ones from Somerton, with the SG ones at Somerton awaiting something like new bogies to join their counterparts.
speedemon08

Are these wagons currently in North Dynon?
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Are these wagons currently in North Dynon?
JimYarin
These wagons are currently on the Maryvale service.

The SG SQEY wagons will replace wagons on the Harefield service.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
These wagons are currently on the Maryvale service.

The SG SQEY wagons will replace wagons on the Harefield service.
LowndesJ515


As seen behind the S......
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
How many SQEF wagons are used on the Maryvale Paper train
  Roadmaster Locomotive Driver

These wagons are currently on the Maryvale service.

The SG SQEY wagons will replace wagons on the Harefield service.
LowndesJ515
And they really stand out at night as they roll through Flinders St station and across the viaduct (as seen from Eureka Tower).
  Toddy Train Controller

The Vline addenda has the SQEF wagons numbered from 0 up to 50 and the SG SQEY wagons numbered from 51 to 90. The opening post said there were only 15 of each wagon on the first shipment. So if it's correct another 35 wagons are to come for the broad gauge so that would make the whole Maryvale rake if they are going to 50 wagons as suggested or I guess some could go onto the Deni.
  M636C Minister for Railways

The Vline addenda has the SQEF wagons numbered from 0 up to 50 and the SG SQEY wagons numbered from 51 to 90. The opening post said there were only 15 of each wagon on the first shipment. So if it's correct another 35 wagons are to come for the broad gauge so that would make the whole Maryvale rake if they are going to 50 wagons as suggested or I guess some could go onto the Deni.
Toddy

The original post suggested that the SG wagons were numbered 00001 upward and the BG wagons were numbered 00051 upward, presumably after reading the numbers actually applied to the wagons.

I'd trust that over any official listing, certainly based on Rail Corp and ARTC listings.

The advice in the ARHS contracts list is that there are 60 SG and 30 BG wagons (which doesn't match the observed numbers nor the V/Line addenda).

M636C
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
If I were a betting man, i'd be betting there will be 50 BG wagons numbered 0-50
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
If I were a betting man, i'd be betting there will be 50 BG wagons numbered 0-50
LowndesJ515
Indeed. Since 14 of the wagons 00001-00015 are on 9471/2 at any given time......
  speedemon08 Mary
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Back In 2000 the train ran with 19 x 80 foot flats with 2 x 40 foot Australia Paper curtain side containers on each wagons, hauled mostly by a double A Class (B's, S's and T's also turned up on the service)
  M636C Minister for Railways

Indeed. Since 14 of the wagons 00001-00015 are on 9471/2 at any given time......
speedemon08
If I were a betting man, i'd be betting there will be 50 BG wagons numbered 0-50


I'd be wary about betting on any wagon numbered 0, although I've seen one numbered 0000 at Port Augusta (I can't recall the code, it was a departmental flat car). 00001 is much more likely. And surely they would be 0 to 49 if there were 50 of them....

Clearly the original post reversed the identities of BG and SG vehicles.

I'm pleased that V/Line has the details right. The ARTC list (and whatever the former RailCorp list is called now) are just confused about names of operators and nothing is ever removed or corrected and other details are just as doubtful.

And I have already asked about the reliability of the "60+30" numbers quoted elsewhere.

Would 40 wagons be enough for the Harefield services?

M636C
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Here are the wagon numbers, of each stack of 2, in the order they left the dock in consist. I've confirmed these numbers from my photos of all of the stacks.

SQEF 00003E atop SQEY 00051K.

SQEF 00015H atop SQEY 00055A. Can't confirm check letters, photo a little blurry.

SQEF 00004N atop SQEY 00063N.

SQEF 00008D atop SQEY00059M.

SQEF 00010X atop SQEY00052T.

SQEF 00005W atop SQEY 00064W.

SQEF 00013M atop SQEY 00053F.

SQEF 00006X atop SQEY 00060J

SQEF 00002S atop SQEY 00065X.

SQEF 00011R atop SQEY 00057S.

SQEF 00014V atop SQEY 00058E.

SQEF 00001J atop SQEY 00062E.

SQEF 00007R atop SQEY00061S.

SQEF 00012D atop SQEY 00056J.

M636C, your correct, I mixed the number series between Fs and Ys in my OP.
I also said the SQEFs (which should be SQEYs) were numbered "from the 00050's and up", I was referring to the number series, and the fact that some were above 00060. Perhaps I should have been clearer and just said 00051 and up.

Cheers, Matt.

*EDIT* Replace M636C with Toddy. Can't edit these days without wiping the lot.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I have been told more SQEY/SQEF's have been moved from Newcastle port today.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
If I were a betting man, i'd be betting there will be 50 BG wagons numbered 0-50


I'd be wary about betting on any wagon numbered 0, although I've seen one numbered 0000 at Port Augusta (I can't recall the code, it was a departmental flat car). 00001 is much more likely. And surely they would be 0 to 49 if there were 50 of them....

Clearly the original post reversed the identities of BG and SG vehicles.

I'm pleased that V/Line has the details right. The ARTC list (and whatever the former RailCorp list is called now) are just confused about names of operators and nothing is ever removed or corrected and other details are just as doubtful.

And I have already asked about the reliability of the "60+30" numbers quoted elsewhere.

Would 40 wagons be enough for the Harefield services?

M636C
M636C
Well 1 - 50...

50 wagons wouldn't be enough for the Harefield service as it's planned to get. 50 wagons for the Maryvale service is good, but thats all part of a bigger plan...

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