New loco's at EDI

 
  EMBaldwin Chief Commissioner

Location: Amongst the Cane Fields
around ten left at Callemondah with the migration likely to continue this year.
Sulla1
Closer to 20 at Callemondah... including a few that have recently been placed in storage.

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  SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!
Wow, what an idea. That's like Ford and Holden coming together and having a common plan to build vehicles which in most part would be the same. it'll never happen.
konkos
konkos
You dont quite understand the notion of "Common Rail " when it pertain to Diesel engines ,me thinks
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

This is what some of those Australian AC traction EMDs are doing at the moment...30 to 45 minutes at 10 to 20km/h on the Briaba Bank on the Newlands line...and that's on the new 'low grade' line...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gurO89aw3B8
  EMBaldwin Chief Commissioner

Location: Amongst the Cane Fields
Normally only 15mins of 20km/h minimum... unless something is wrong. Total section time Almoola to Briaba is 30 minutes approx.

Loaded trains not allowed on old (up) road.
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
News section in Motive Power says a trio of Gen 2 GT46C-ACe demonstrators are to be built at Muncie and shipped to Australia for testing. Also states again the 180t version that's also being offered.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

The Railway Gazette is reporting PN has more EMD GT42CU-ACe 83 class on order...possibly the narrow gauge LDPs that have been sitting in EDI-Downer Maryborough yard for the last couple of years.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Are LDP's 010,011 and 012 still sitting at Cardiff in under coat?
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
News section in Motive Power says a trio of Gen 2 GT46C-ACe demonstrators are to be built at Muncie and shipped to Australia for testing. Also states again the 180t version that's also being offered.
GT46C-ACe
News of that has been going around the industry for well over 12 months now.
  M636C Minister for Railways

News section in Motive Power says a trio of Gen 2 GT46C-ACe demonstrators are to be built at Muncie and shipped to Australia for testing. Also states again the 180t version that's also being offered.
GT46C-ACe
As Shacks said. Not really news.
It was listed in the RD Contracts last December....

M636C
  Alco_Haulic Chief Commissioner

Location: Eating out...
What is surprising is how GE managed to keep customers happy for years while 12-GEVO turbochargers disintegrated as at Rio Tinto and other major users. They put a brave face on it and claimed an "efficiency improvement" of 1.5% or so for the new design with better bearings but it must have cost them a lot in warranty repairs.
M636C
Probably similar to how Cummins had to keep lumping it when it came to the turbo failures on the ISX and Signature engines. They've done a massive amount of work to fix the issue, but it's been an expensive episode. Which has tought Cummins a very solid lesson, TEST IN AUSTRALIA. Our trucking industry really beats the **** out of equipment in no time.
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

Probably similar to how Cummins had to keep lumping it when it came to the turbo failures on the ISX and Signature engines. They've done a massive amount of work to fix the issue, but it's been an expensive episode. Which has tought Cummins a very solid lesson, TEST IN AUSTRALIA. Our trucking industry really beats the **** out of equipment in no time.
Alco_Haulic
Cat had a problem with water pump cavitation with 6 cylinder engines used in road train service Port Augusta to Perth (hours at constant rpm on cruse control) in the mid  '90's. Cleveland Freight Lines Kenworth's (the Mack Munchers) were pushing excreta uphill to get more than 260k out of a pump. This exercise cost Cat heaps, as failures were within the warranty period. In the end I believe that Cat went to a stainless steel impeller. Most of the operators with Mack E9 V8's were kitting water pumps with the first bearing roll at around 860 to a million kms

Mack (pre Volvo when they were still an OEM engine builder), did most of their severe service engine testing in Australia

I can't remember if it was Cummins/Cat/or Detroit (4 stroke), that used the fleet of an Adelaide cabbage carrier called Collins, for long term development/durability testing, their trucks had the ability to clock a million km in under 39 months
  Alco_Haulic Chief Commissioner

Location: Eating out...
Cat had a problem with water pump cavitation with 6 cylinder engines used in road train service Port Augusta to Perth (hours at constant rpm on cruse control) in the mid  '90's. Cleveland Freight Lines Kenworth's (the Mack Munchers) were pushing excreta uphill to get more than 260k out of a pump. This exercise cost Cat heaps, as failures were within the warranty period. In the end I believe that Cat went to a stainless steel impeller. Most of the operators with Mack E9 V8's were kitting water pumps with the first bearing roll at around 860 to a million kms

Mack (pre Volvo when they were still an OEM engine builder), did most of their severe service engine testing in Australia

I can't remember if it was Cummins/Cat/or Detroit (4 stroke), that used the fleet of an Adelaide cabbage carrier called Collins, for long term development/durability testing, their trucks had the ability to clock a million km in under 39 months
jmt
Ouch, that would've cost Cat more than a pretty penny, especially with all the road train operators having a love affair with Cat motors during that period. Yep, Mak's biggest mistake was when they pushed the old E9 out to 610hp. The thing was just not strong enough for it. 550 was the sweet spot for the big bent eight.

I'm suspecting Cat may have done their testing with Collins. Most of their older trucks ran felines under the cab/hood, although there was a number of Detroits (horrible things). I've noticed that most of their fleet nowdays is moving to Ovlov, with older Kwhoppers and a handful of others making up the balance.
  piepants Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle
Are LDP's 010,011 and 012 still sitting at Cardiff in under coat?
ed31880
Yes they are, but not for long.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Yes they are, but not for long.
piepants
care to divulge which operator is about to acquire them?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Probably similar to how Cummins had to keep lumping it when it came to the turbo failures on the ISX and Signature engines. They've done a massive amount of work to fix the issue, but it's been an expensive episode. Which has tought Cummins a very solid lesson, TEST IN AUSTRALIA. Our trucking industry really beats the **** out of equipment in no time.
Alco_Haulic
Sounds like the CAT donks in the TR class here in Tassie. Have a habit of blowing turbo bellows badly.
  piepants Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle
care to divulge which operator is about to acquire them?
ed31880
Probably shouldn't say right now, it's not public knowledge yet. Won't be a huge surprise though.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Probably shouldn't say right now, it's not public knowledge yet. Won't be a huge surprise though.
"piepants"


What I can't understand is why they waited so long to get them....

M636C
  emdrules Train Controller

Location: Port Augusta-Centre Of The Universe
What I can't understand is why they waited so long to get them....

M636C
M636C
Well can you tell us who has bought them. Also has anything happened to the surplus narrow gauge emd locos in Queensland?
  emdrules Train Controller

Location: Port Augusta-Centre Of The Universe
What I can't understand is why they waited so long to get them....

M636C
Well can you tell us who has bought them. Also has anything happened to the surplus narrow gauge emd locos in Queensland?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Almost all of Aurizon's surplus Queensland EMDs have gone to South Africa - 20 2250s and 14 2170s were exported to Durban during October 2014. A clutch of 1720s, 2400s, 2470s, 2150s, 2170s (totalling just over 20) have gone back to QR for MoW and passenger work. At the moment I think the last five 2250s are awaiting disposal and a group of 2170Fs are awaiting the sugar season to restart (if they are needed) and that's about it for stored EMDs apart from a few 1720s.
  emdrules Train Controller

Location: Port Augusta-Centre Of The Universe
May have confused some. Are there still unsold brand new
EMD's  at Maryborough that were built on spec?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

They've reportedly just been sold to PN, probably to be numbered 8347-8352 (their previously allotted numbers).
  piepants Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle
Well can you tell us who has bought them. Also has anything happened to the surplus narrow gauge emd locos in Queensland?
emdrules
I think with the first of the LDPs being out of paint now, it's safe to say that the last 3 units at Cardiff are joining the rest of the PN fleet as TTs. Not sure if they'll be ballasted or not at this stage.
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
I think with the first of the LDPs being out of paint now, it's safe to say that the last 3 units at Cardiff are joining the rest of the PN fleet as TTs. Not sure if they'll be ballasted or not at this stage.
piepants
Unballasted TT's. They are being purchased now due to more ECP rakes arriving and scrapping of old wagons.
  chase42211 Chief Commissioner

Location: A well paid kettle boiler.
TOC 15063 shows TT130,131 and 132 tip the scales at 139t, so they have been fitted with Ballast pods.

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