NR test train?

 
  BillWh Beginner

Greetings all.
Yesterday,(Mon 3 Feb 2014), or was it the day before...........Saw NR 120 come past my place towing 34 what looked like new coal wagons. It was heading towards Marrickville from Campsie, on the goods line. Another NR was at the other end. It was travelling at a very sedate pace. Late in the afternoon or early evening, it came back the other way.
The wagons didnt look right. You get used to seeing coal wagons with high sides and they are fairly long, to maximize loading. These wagons had high sides but were noticeably shorter than normal coal wagons (or so they appeared to me), leading me to wonder if they were designed to carry material which is a lot more dense than coal. Like iron ore wagons tend to be shorter and lower than standard size wagons.
Anyone out there enlighten me about this?

.....................regards..........Bill

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  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Greetings all.
Yesterday,(Mon 3 Feb 2014), or was it the day before...........Saw NR 120 come past my place towing 34 what looked like new coal wagons. It was heading towards Marrickville from Campsie, on the goods line. Another NR was at the other end. It was travelling at a very sedate pace. Late in the afternoon or early evening, it came back the other way.
The wagons didnt look right. You get used to seeing coal wagons with high sides and they are fairly long, to maximize loading. These wagons had high sides but were noticeably shorter than normal coal wagons (or so they appeared to me), leading me to wonder if they were designed to carry material which is a lot more dense than coal. Like iron ore wagons tend to be shorter and lower than standard size wagons.
Anyone out there enlighten me about this?

.....................regards..........Bill
BillWh

These would the the new wagons for the Boral stone train: EP braking wagons, with a modified NR for distributed power and electrical systems to allow for the use of EP braking.

As for the speed, I am going to go out on a limb and say the eternal 20 TSR has made an re-appearance. Laughing


EDIT: More information can be found in this thread: http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1829010.htm#1829010

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