Redhen Test Trips - this Sunday 17 November

 
  mynameismike Deputy Commissioner

Location: /dev/adelaide/magill
Regarding a Red/2000/3000/4000 line up my best advice is watch this space and/or the NRM and PTS websites...................
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Any chance of including Kestrel in this?

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  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
Any chance of including Kestrel in this?
mynameismike
Bugger-all I'd say. I don't think the NRM have the permission/accreditation/whatever for that Bluebird to use the Adelaide Metro tracks.

The only place the quartet of railcar classes could rub shoulders is at the Adelaide Station
  Top Cat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Under Hilton Bridge
Jumbos - Up Gawler line
Redhens - Up Port line
3000 - Up Belair line
4000 - Up Seaford line

....all arriving in Adelaide station at the same time would be fantastic....and not (really) hard to do!
  mynameismike Deputy Commissioner

Location: /dev/adelaide/magill
Bugger-all I'd say. I don't think the NRM have the permission/accreditation/whatever for that Bluebird to use the Adelaide Metro tracks.

The only place the quartet of railcar classes could rub shoulders is at the Adelaide Station
2001

I was thinking more along the lines of a meeting at the NRM....
  Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
I wonder if the Bluebird Kestrel would run coupled with the Redhen train at the same time someday...
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
I was thinking more along the lines of a meeting at the NRM....
mynameismike

3000 and 2000 class have already, at one time or another, been to the museum.

Without an overhead cable a 4000 can't make that same trip, unless it's towed by a 3000
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Here's a clip I took of 321-400 cruising through Kilkenny station on the day of the test runs, nice sounding horn. 8)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YERevY6yTFQ
  fabricator Chief Commissioner

Location: Gawler
Bugger-all I'd say. I don't think the NRM have the permission/accreditation/whatever for that Bluebird to use the Adelaide Metro tracks.
2001
I have to agree, the red hens still have some residual accreditation from when they were operated as STA/TA rolling stock.

Technically speaking Kestrel has been on Adelaide Metro tracks, during the 50th launch it went as far as the first AM signal. The track between that signal and the NRM gates, is part AM, part NRM with signs to denote the boundary. Travelling beyond that signal into CTC requires more than just a phone call to control to ask for permission.

http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20files/Adelaide/AD023.pdf
  Top Cat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Under Hilton Bridge
Fabricator.....just a slight correction.
NRM owns and maintains all the track between the NRM gates and the PTS STOP Board. The PTS track is only that track from the STOP Board to signal 1154.  That latter section is covered by a joint interface agreement between NRM and DPTI.Smile
  BB 260 Locomotive Fireman

I wonder if the Bluebird Kestrel would run coupled with the Redhen train at the same time someday...
Scooter_Guy

Both Railcars use the same Electro- Pneumatic system for both throttle and brake application and release.
The main problem would be in direction selection. The Red Hens use Twin Disc transmissions and reversing gear box, where
the Blue Bird use Voiths transmissions. Both are totally different in their application of selecting and obtaining drive.
Could be a big nightmare for some people to make it work. Hope it answers you question.
  BillD Chief Train Controller

Here's a shot from Saturday the 30th, mid-afternoon.
A huge congratulations to all involved in their restoration!

[img]http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s264/billd_photo/Red_Hen_Parklands_2047_zps919f22f1.jpg[/img]
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
They certainly got some strange looks from waiting passengers and car drivers at Kilkenny today. Some were waiting for the next train to Adelaide and the crossing starts and they automatically looked towards Woodville Park like everyone else does and then they see these red things coming down the track at a good rate of speed as well. After it went by one person asked me why the train did not stop he wanted to go to Adelaide. I had to explain to him that this was not a normal Adelaide Metro train and the normal one would be along shortly. But they certainly looked good today and hardly any white smoke today from either of them unlike on the first test run.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
The NRM members only special (dep Jacketts 6pm) was a huge success, hats off to everyone involved. Very Happy
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
It would be awesome if maybe a longer tour with these restored Red-Hen trains could be ran, such as from Adelaide to Tanunda or even Nuriootpa. Very Happy
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Is the Penrice line beyond Gawler Central approved for passenger use?
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
From as far is I know, NO.
Reason: poor track condition for Railcars.
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
Double the nostalgia for myself.

The pleasure (sights, sounds, and smells ) of riding again the dear Red Hen, PLUS the pleasure of being reminded of the joy of speed  on a real express service through the suburbs.
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
It sure was a real good express ride, felt a bit like the old 5 10pm express from Adelaide to Noarlunga centre that used to be worked by mainly jumbos only this was with the real old railcars on the west line. Smile
  Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
What a blast from the past I enjoyed yesterday!
The ride to the museum & back was bumpier compared to the newer trains!
But I enjoyed the breeze with the windows that can be opened!
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
By the way there is one other place where a photo line could be done at the moment actually, Dry Creek Railcar depot. Plenty of tracks to use and you only need to get the Red Hen set there to do it if it was needed. Would look good for an open day there or something along those lines!
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
BTW, the authentic advertising boards above the windows. Who unearthed those ? Advertising had been removed from suburban trains many years prior to the retirement of the Hens.

Nice touch of nostalgia

Remember to report fruit fly, and please shop at John Martins ...
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Is there any chance that a photo could be arranged of a red hen with a 4000 class?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
This is a Tad off topic, but rather than starting a new thread.....
Over the last few days one of the last remaining remnant's of the old port railway system has been removed.
There was once a railway spur that crossed Lipson St and Commercial road into the now Western Milling flour works. The last remaining section was the rails across Lipson street (along with the old "hump") has now gone.
https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=lipson+st+port+adelaide+sa&hl=en&ll=-34.847313,138.508909&spn=0.000018,0.006856&geocode=+&hnear=Lipson+St,+Port+Adelaide+South+Australia+5015&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=-34.847195,138.508832&panoid=Op7a57y0ASKyx8WcvMADFg&cbp=13,338.2,,0,0
  Dingo2013 Station Staff

Location: Banned
and also, remember that equal employment opportunity is a basic human right and call the Christian counselling service if you have any grief due to missing the old red hens. Very Happy
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

and also, remember that equal employment opportunity is a basic human right and call the Christian counselling service if you have any grief due to missing the old red hens. Very Happy
"Dingo2013"
I would have suggested adding a spoonful of cement to your cup of tea, but there's nothing wrong with multiple options.

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