Grain Corp 90 class?

 
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
After looking at the Wikipedia article on the 90 class I read, "GrainCorp recently purchased a unit in 2015, and it was constructed in 2016, under the road number, 90236." Does anybody have pictures of this loco?
Anybody know when it will be in service?


Where was it build? (EDI I'm guessing)

I find this puzzling as the 90 class are extremely heavy and cant operate past Muswellbrook, And there are no fields that far south to my knowledge.

Or is this just Wikipedia BS?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_90_class_locomotive

Cheers, Aiden

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  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Doubt they will see grain traffic, the QR 5000 class are 180t and go past Muswellbrook, I believe the 90 can go anywhere but are restricted to 40km/h when in Rail Corp under the wire.
  georges Train Controller

After looking at the Wikipedia article on the 90 class I read, "GrainCorp recently purchased a unit in 2015, and it was constructed in 2016, under the road number, 90236." Does anybody have pictures of this loco?
Anybody know when it will be in service?


Where was it build? (EDI I'm guessing)

I find this puzzling as the 90 class are extremely heavy and cant operate past Muswellbrook, And there are no fields that far south to my knowledge.

Or is this just Wikipedia BS?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_90_class_locomotive

Cheers, Aiden
Aiden Teszke
Looks like an attempt at humour. How can you purchase a loco in 2015 and say that it was constructed in 2016, unless you buy off the plan?

The 90cl loco listing towards the bottom of the Wikipedia page lists the same apparent ghost loco as stored at Broadmeadow, carrying the name Worimi. The undated page, https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/worimi refers to a real Worimi, the sole standard gauge member of a class of cane locomotives, and stored at Tubemakers after withdrawal in 1986. It was purchased by GrainCorp in 1993 as a reserve shunter..

The Wikipedia page seems to have other problems:
  • The ghost loco is listed as a 36th member of the class of 35 locos in the Status table.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Pretty sure this is a rouge edit.

Unless anyone has any info in the next 24 hours, i might revert the edits.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
If you look at the edit history, that page has been edited quite a lot since the start of the month.

Since the first edits were by an anonymous user who has had most of their edits reverted i'd treat them with caution.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
As interesting as such a loco would be, I'm going to call BS on this one. I don't see why Graincorp would have any use for a 165t loco that's heavily restricted in use, especially a new build of a 20 year old design (Even if PN had 4 built 10 years after the originals, I don't think many people would still build them nowadays).

Knowing how nosy enthusiasts are, such a loco would have been photographed at least a dozen times by now and there'd be rumours floating around yet there's nothing to be heard anywhere until now about it.

Not to mention the 05-1696 serial number puts it in with the 2005 order from PN and overlaps the 1696 with the builders number of now scrapped BHP SD70ACe #4300

Though I'd love to be proven wrong, it'd make for something very unique to go out and catch crawling along at 40 odd K's an hour with a string of 48's behind it
  georges Train Controller

Pretty sure this is a rouge edit.

Unless anyone has any info in the next 24 hours, i might revert the edits.
james.au
Whatever you do, don't do it in rouge! Laughing
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

Pretty sure this is a rouge edit.

Unless anyone has any info in the next 24 hours, i might revert the edits.
Whatever you do, don't do it in rouge! Laughing
georges
It might end up a bit red from doing the CanCan at the Mouline Rouge
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
Thanks mates, I thought it was pretty stupid the use a loco like that for grain haulage, It would have been nice to hear if they we still producing 90 classes (If i ain't broke don't fix it!) The moral of the story is don't trust Wikipedia hey!
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Pretty sure this is a rouge edit.

Unless anyone has any info in the next 24 hours, i might revert the edits.
Whatever you do, don't do it in rouge! Laughing
It might end up a bit red from doing the CanCan at the Mouline Rouge
Hendo
Haha - im going to leave the spelling error for posterity!
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Thanks mates, I thought it was pretty stupid the use a loco like that for grain haulage, It would have been nice to hear if they we still producing 90 classes (If i ain't broke don't fix it!) The moral of the story is don't trust Wikipedia hey!
Aiden Teszke
Short of calling GrainCorp, i think we can call this one busted.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Seems full of dubious facts.

The post claimed a five digit number (90236) for the loco. Aren't they all. a four digit number? 9001 etc.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
An operator can classify their loco as whatever they want. The 92 Class are 92xx, and their cousins are XRNxx or CEYxx.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Is there a 48236?
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
The 48's only went upto 48218 for the GrainCorp overhauls, didn't they? 48165 was the last original one.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Just did the edits - lets see if anyone comes along and reinstates them.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
An operator can classify their loco as whatever they want. The 92 Class are 92xx, and their cousins are XRNxx or CEYxx.
KRviator
You are right, particularly when we are dealing with fantasy.

I am can't wait to see a 90 class loco hauling a string of seed wagons as their industry is so much more profitable than the black diamond industry.
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
An operator can classify their loco as whatever they want. The 92 Class are 92xx, and their cousins are XRNxx or CEYxx.
You are right, particularly when we are dealing with fantasy.

I am can't wait to see a 90 class loco hauling a string of seed wagons as their industry is so much more profitable than the black diamond industry.
Big J
The 90 class will probably always be king of coal.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
An operator can classify their loco as whatever they want. The 92 Class are 92xx, and their cousins are XRNxx or CEYxx.
You are right, particularly when we are dealing with fantasy.

I am can't wait to see a 90 class loco hauling a string of seed wagons as their industry is so much more profitable than the black diamond industry.
Big J
Westons Milling bought brand new GT46Cs got their grain trains not that long ago, and only last Sunday I photographed a pair of C44s on a grain train heading to Gladstone (SA) - although you wouldn't have seen either from your armchair Razz
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
An operator can classify their loco as whatever they want. The 92 Class are 92xx, and their cousins are XRNxx or CEYxx.
You are right, particularly when we are dealing with fantasy.

I am can't wait to see a 90 class loco hauling a string of seed wagons as their industry is so much more profitable than the black diamond industry.
The 90 class will probably always be king of coal.
Aiden Teszke
It's a thread about nothing Jerry, nothing I tell ya!
  2LaGrange Train Controller

SSR own the 2 SSR class GT46Aci locomotives and they also own the 45 BGSY hoppers used on GWF contract. It's a 10 year deal which allowed SSR to invest in expensive equipment with confidence. As others have stated pure fantasy that 90 class will ever venture beyond the Hunter Valley coal network.
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
SSR own the 2 SSR class GT46Aci locomotives and they also own the 45 BGSY hoppers used on GWF contract. It's a 10 year deal which allowed SSR to invest in expensive equipment with confidence. As others have stated pure fantasy that 90 class will ever venture beyond the Hunter Valley coal network.
2LaGrange
They could, If the rest of the country would get of it's butt and fix up their railways...
  BDA Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
90 king of coal ? As soon as the lighter ACs were out 90s became obsolete overnight , they don't work as well and can't do anything else . They are not really heavy enough and too heavy elsewhere . Orphan .
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
90 king of coal ? As soon as the lighter ACs were out 90s became obsolete overnight , they don't work as well and can't do anything else . They are not really heavy enough and too heavy elsewhere . Orphan .
BDA
Orphan? What?
I have never heard of a 90 class failing on a train, Or having engine troubles, Or spontaneously bursting into flames (Looking at you NR class) But it's mainly the nostalgia talking. I don't think you would ever know the feeling of power the things gave off when they were new, Replacing the dinky little 81s and 48s, It blew them out the water like nothing. Why do people love kettles? I don't know, They are slow, inefficient and under powered yet people can't get over them. The 90 class to me Is like a kettle is to others just beautiful and and gives off a feeling of power. That's just my opinion I don't think anyone who's not from the hunter since their introduction could feel like that.

They just do their work without trouble, And I admire that very much.

Also how the heck did we get to discussing this?
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Because they don't get many mentions, have a loud turbo, sound great in dynamic and are cosy in winter for the driver.

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