RIP WAGR K Class & Goldsworthy Mining D class

 
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

Currently being cut up on site at the Gemco Compound Bellevue.
K206, K210, D48 remain intact, D47, D49, D51, K205 have already been reduced to frames.
The ex SOTW /ARG lounge car was also started to be broken up by mistake apparently and now looks certain to be scrapped.

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  M636C Minister for Railways

The ex SOTW /ARG lounge car was also started to be broken up by mistake apparently and now looks certain to be scrapped.
Jarroo


Do you mean AFB 137 or EI 84?
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

Do you mean AFB 137 or EI 84?
M636C

no not the Observation Car fortunately
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I never did see K205 in the green livery - the last time I photographed it was on the last run of the SOTW.  Didn't see D47 or K206 either.

Are they scrapping the NA and the narrow gauge locos as well?
  Radzaarty Junior Train Controller

The NA has already been stripped in South Australia (I think) and is awaiting it's fate.

That leaves the two NB's
  Birdie Beginner

Location: Scotland
So out of the EE machines in Australia, does that just leave the 2xZB (ZB2120&2124), R1902 and KA212 that are still on the mainline?

I've not read much about them on here, so would appreciate if anybody knows what they are doing (or not doing!)

Regards

Birdie

Inverness
Scotland.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Isn't there three ex Tasrail ZB's there, 2120, 2125 and 2129?
  Radzaarty Junior Train Controller

KA 212 is back to it's RA status being on narrow gauge again.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Are either of 212's sets of bogies being returned to 1918 in the museum?

M636C
  sam6778 Junior Train Controller

Location: Rockingham, WA
So out of the EE machines in Australia, does that just leave the 2xZB (ZB2120&2124), R1902 and KA212 that are still on the mainline?

I've not read much about them on here, so would appreciate if anybody knows what they are doing (or not doing!)

Regards

Birdie

Inverness
Scotland.
Birdie

Tasrail still has 4 MKA's running at the moment, possibly only for another month though.
Cheers
  Birdie Beginner

Location: Scotland
Thanks for the replies and updates, sorry meant ZB 2125. I wasn't aware of 2129, maybe it was a source of spares.
  Birdie Beginner

Location: Scotland
Does anybody know where these are, R1902 and RA212?

Still runners or laid up somewhere?
  Radzaarty Junior Train Controller

Last time I saw R1902 it was at Bellvue, though I've heard narrow gauge stock isn't being scrapped.
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

R1902 is in Bellevue as of the weekend, and the lounge car is missing almost half the roof and part of the walls, having been removed with the grabbing claw on the excavator - confirmed that the damage is too much for repair, and it will be scrapped.
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

R1902 is in Bellevue as of the weekend, and the lounge car is missing almost half the roof and part of the walls, having been removed with the grabbing claw on the excavator - confirmed that the damage is too much for repair, and it will be scrapped.
Bulbous

Why would they even consider to repair it when they are giving them away, probably done on purpose to dispose of it. Such a shame that the once smart looking SOTW ended up this way.

K210 probably is going to SCT
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Thanks for the replies and updates, sorry meant ZB 2125. I wasn't aware of 2129, maybe it was a source of spares.
"Birdie"


No, 2129 was operational and did substantial work in W.A.

2124 you mentioned earlier was the spares part source and was stripped and scrapped in Tasmania.
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
the lounge car is missing almost half the roof and part of the walls, having been removed with the grabbing claw on the excavator - confirmed that the damage is too much for repair, and it will be scrapped.
"Bulbous"


That is criminally negligent incompetence. Reminds me of the "mistaken" scrapping of the last WAGR Msa Garratt. The scrapper should be sued for the cost of rebuilding the carriage to as new, plus punitive damages.
  Radzaarty Junior Train Controller

In the case of the Msa, they were german and told to go out and scrap loco's so it wasn't exactly their fault. This however... as per above.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
There appear to be no more standard gauge locos in the yard. Its all been cleaned up and looks as if the Ks were never there. Were any of the Ks saved?
  Radzaarty Junior Train Controller

There appear to be no more standard gauge locos in the yard. Its all been cleaned up and looks as if the Ks were never there. Were any of the Ks saved?
Kafoopsy

Nope, all K's and D's (one which was actually a K) were scrapped on site. Only K208 is left in WA, with about 3 others over east. I wouldn't hope too much for the eastern K's survival. K208 however seems to fill a niche nicely so we can only hope...
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

Nope, all K's and D's (one which was actually a K) were scrapped on site. Only K208 is left in WA, with about 3 others over east. I wouldn't hope too much for the eastern K's survival. K208 however seems to fill a niche nicely so we can only hope...
Radzaarty

Three K's were cut up at Midland, K205/06/10

K210 had an overhauled donk and main gen I think, so that was the one that should have gone to the museum, for a future generation to run on trains someday.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
So K210 didn't end up going to SCT.  Shame.  Goodbye K Classes! (And also this photo location, which has been obliterated by the Gateway WA project.)

  Radzaarty Junior Train Controller

D51 was K203 so 4 depending on how you look at it.
  ChrisDPom Locomotive Fireman

Location: Bali, Europe, Perth (repeat)
Visited Gemco Compound Bellevue on Friday 23/10/2015 with a mate from the UK.

All 5 locos are still there in exactly the same positions (ZB2129 & RA212 bogieless).

The only difference from Sam's July post is that R1902 seems to have lost its silver plated numberplates on at least one side.

Chris

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