A-City trains

 
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Good afternoon,
Going by previous post's there looks like there are nearly 4 sets that have arrived in Seaford.
Will DPTi be using any of these for trail passenger runs in the near future?
Just interested to know when these units will go into full service as well.
Cheers.
Clifford2014
Aren't we all. There is still plenty of crew training to do and they haven't got one into ARS under it is own power yet.

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  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Aren't we all. There is still plenty of crew training to do and they haven't got one into ARS under it is own power yet.
steam4ian

As far as I know overhead wiring is only complete from Seaford to Emerson at the moment. There probably wont't be any electric trains going into the ARS for at least another 2 months.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I don't see any reason that they couldn't get the first electric services on the current timetable started in mid-late January.

Close the Adelaide station yard to swap the signalling systems over on the weekend of 11-12 January and a day or two after, give the EMUs some full-length test runs in off-peak periods over the next week and get them running passenger services for the first time on the weekend of 18-19 January.

The aim should be to have 2-3 EMUs in service enhancing capacity for the big quadruple-header on 26 January of the Australia Day parade, TDU final stage, Australia-England ODI and the concert/fireworks in Elder Park. Full capacity is going to be needed on the rail system at the end of that evening, and it will be the last opportunity to test the system's capability to handle the load from a major event ahead of the AFL season.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Good points Justapax but this time I'm with Milko. Based on progress to date even sometime in February is optimistic.

Each track has 4 conductors installed, the return wire, the earth bond, the carrier or catenary wire and the contact wire.

As of last week only the return and earth wires were strung from Clarence Park towards ARS, and that not the whole way. These two wire are the easiest because they can be drawn in on sheaves as one would a power line.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

I was talking about reasons though. All we can expect at the moment are excuses.
  Halo Chief Train Controller

A lot of progress has been made in Adelaide rail yards over the last week.
  Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
B end of 4004 should arrive at Seaford by tomorrow!
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
B end of 4004 should arrive at Seaford by tomorrow!
Scooter_Guy
It's been there a week! See http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1879356.htm#1879356

Alex C
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures

 
B end of 4004 should arrive at Seaford by tomorrow!



It's been there a week! See http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1879356.htm#1879356

Alex C
62430
The strange thing is that 4001 was delivered A, T then B. But it seems that since then they have arrived in reverse order. Does anyone know if there is a reason for this?
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
A lot of progress has been made in Adelaide rail yards over the last week.
Halo
I'd be interested to see if anyone can be bothered taking a snap?
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

The strange thing is that 4001 was delivered A, T then B. But it seems that since then they have arrived in reverse order. Does anyone know if there is a reason for this?
"nm39"
I would suggest that it doesn't need to be over-thought.

It doesn't need to make any difference other than to which end the technicians take their laptop, Bombardier EMUs not having redundant control systems like a Siemens Desiro does.
  witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus
They put the stickers on the wrong end?
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
They put the stickers on the wrong end?
witsend
Nothing would surprise me in this day and age witsend! LaughingLaughing
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I would suggest that it doesn't need to be over-thought.

It doesn't need to make any difference other than to which end the technicians take their laptop, Bombardier EMUs not having redundant control systems like a Siemens Desiro does.
justapassenger
Exactly! If I were at Bombardier the next set would be delivered T first, the following set T last.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Exactly! If I were at Bombardier the next set would be delivered T first, the following set T last.
"Aaron"
If I was doing it I would add 50xx labels with other letters to a few of them just to see the reaction of the foamers.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
Exactly! If I were at Bombardier the next set would be delivered T first, the following set T last.
If I was doing it I would add 50xx labels with other letters to a few of them just to see the reaction of the foamers.
justapassenger

You pair of suppositories, you!LaughingLaughingLaughing
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
You pair of suppositories, you!LaughingLaughingLaughing
"nm39"
There is nothing more fun than to mess up number patterns for those that 'need' them to be in a pattern. I love my street, the lowest even numbered house is 4, the lowest odd numbered house is 13, and that sits opposite number 8. -  There are no vacant lots, it's just a quirkily numbered street.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I spotted 4005A?? ** on the Dukes Hwy yesterday around midday near Lillimur. (Vic)
Should have been unloaded today at Seaford.

** Not sure about the number of the unit as I only saw it in the mirror - Unit was travelling with the cab at the rear of the float.
  Scooter_Guy Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, SA. Suburb: Redwood Park
Not long to go until Seaford Meadows & Seaford go public!
Not far from Seaford Meadows station is DeYoung's Salvage, which has some interesting stuff including artifacts from Dazzeland!
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Not long to go until Seaford Meadows & Seaford go public!
Not far from Seaford Meadows station is DeYoung's Salvage, which has some interesting stuff including artifacts from Dazzeland!
Scooter_Guy

Bless - I do remember Razzle Dazzle-land although that was a long time ago.  Those artefacts are probably looking a bit worse for wear; I remember that the roller-coaster sold for a tiny fraction of its original cost.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Not far from Seaford Meadows station is DeYoung's Salvage, which has some interesting stuff …
"Scooter_Guy"
Maybe some A-City EMU floor panels?
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Maybe some A-City EMU floor panels?
"justapassenger"
Those and some DIY pox-spark conversion kits...
  62430 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Metro Adelaide
This morning 2/3rds of I assume 4005 was sitting in the south yard at Seaford. If the set is arranged as the previous four sets with the A car at the city end (a big assumption!), then 4005A has been delivered.

Alex C
  witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus
I'm curious how wheel wear and tear will go with them. I'm assuming the wheel will be change to even the wear at some point, as turning the set doesn't seems like an option.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

I'm curious how wheel wear and tear will go with them. I'm assuming the wheel will be change to even the wear at some point, as turning the set doesn't seems like an option.
witsend

Unless they put back the @@@@ Loop.

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