Quad SSR Bulldogs in SA

 
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
No worries guys, I'm very happy with how they came out. Definitely one of the best trains I've photographed.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
8878 with S317 just west of Orange.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Now at Bathurst
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Here's a clip I uploaded of the train climbing the grade between Gladstone & Caltowie, turn up the volume & enjoy the roots blown magic!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvXeGeaML5Q
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Love that!
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

8878 was originally scheduled through Parkes at 01.30 Sunday, and over Murrobo just after dawn, but due to some late running west bound freights being given priority over an empty wagon transfer the train ended up running very late from Parkes, thus providing lots of opportunities for photos, even though the weather conditions were not ideal. Here's some video of that segment of the journey.
BW


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCAIXfkE3Jc
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
It is interesting that PN has sold them.  I guess that they dont see SSR as a competitor for them in their coal network.  

Im wondering where these may therefore be used.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

Hi

Thanks for the video, they do sound pretty sweet.

How far did they have to go, to get them?

Does anone known the model number of those wagons?

Thanks
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Hi

Thanks for the video, they do sound pretty sweet.

How far did they have to go, to get them?

Does anone known the model number of those wagons?

Thanks
trainguy84
The Loco's picked up the coal wagons in Port Augusta (well just out of Pt. Augusta at the power station) left there on Friday 28th.
Overnight layover at Broken Hill.

There is still another 90 wagons to be collected at Port Augusta
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hi

Thanks for the video, they do sound pretty sweet.

How far did they have to go, to get them?

Does anyone known the model number of those wagons?

Thanks
trainguy84
180 wagons:

132 class NHKF
10 class NHJF
38 class NHVF

I think the NHKF are the only survivors of that class.

M636C
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The start of the video at Molong is superb; the long lens highlights the grade brilliantly.
As an aside, I'd love to see S302 in yellow and black SSR livery instead of it's current galah plumage colour scheme.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
The start of the video at Molong is superb; the long lens highlights the grade brilliantly.
As an aside, I'd love to see S302 in yellow and black SSR livery instead of it's current galah plumage colour scheme.
Valvegear
Unfortunately if there is money for paint, I think it will be going on the new acquisitions such as the Cs and RLs first.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Whilst the perfectionist in me is annoyed each time i see a different SSR/CRL livery, Im glad to see the company putting the cash where it gives bang for buck.  Given the quality of the crew in the grain video posted by Brian Wall a short while ago, it looks like it is going to the right place training and professionalism wise too.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
It is interesting that PN has sold them.  I guess that they dont see SSR as a competitor for them in their coal network.  

Im wondering where these may therefore be used.
james.au
Rumours from a pretty reliable source elsewhere say they'll be getting fibreglass lids and used in grain traffic

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