SSR's Grain-Converted NHKF Coal Wagons

 
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Hi all,

Does anybody have any photos or details of these wagons (new codes, etc.)?

I've seen a brief once which showed the end hoods removed and a new roof installed but was difficult to see.

Cheers,

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Are these wagons to remain on SG ?  If so maybe we can see SSR running trains in Victoria post the conversions.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Hi all,

Does anybody have any photos or details of these wagons (new codes, etc.)?

I've seen a brief once which showed the end hoods removed and a new roof installed but was difficult to see.

Cheers,
meh
There is a good shot over on RPflickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/93187349@N07/32573840504/in/pool-Railpage/


Says the code is BGKF and the pic is pretty detailed in full screen

BG
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Hello All,

Please enlighten me , is the reason for the conversion the arrival of newer coal wagons, or is a newgrain contract the reason ?

Thank you in advance,

Best wishes and regards, Radioman
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Hello All,

Please enlighten me , is the reason for the conversion the arrival of newer coal wagons, or is a newgrain contract the reason ?

Thank you in advance,

Best wishes and regards, Radioman
Radioman
The coal hoppers were made redundant by the closure of the Port Augusta power station in South Australia and resultant cessation of coal traffic on the Leigh Ck line.

SSR have won new grain contracts this year so seized the opportunity to grab the hoppers from PN and put them to alternate use.
  alco4836 Station Master

Hi All
There are a few pics of one of these hoppers on my blog for anyone
that want a look.

http://rusted2therails.blogspot.com.au/


Regards Mathew Hughes
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Hi All
There are a few pics of one of these hoppers on my blog for anyone
that want a look.

http://rusted2therails.blogspot.com.au/


Regards Mathew Hughes
alco4836
I forgot to mention that about a month ago I spotted an SSR 49 class hauling 4 of these hoppers on the up through Katoomba, unconverted but appearing to be over hauled with the 1st and 4th car sporting PN decals but the the other 2 bare. These hoppers are unmistakable due to their red weathering. Anybody have any info on these 4 hoppers?
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
GM,s back in Newcastle, nice
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Hi All
There are a few pics of one of these hoppers on my blog for anyone
that want a look.

http://rusted2therails.blogspot.com.au/


Regards Mathew Hughes
alco4836

Thanks for the images but where is this photo taken?




They look to have new releases for the top loading?
  alco4836 Station Master

x31 the pics are from Carrington NSW

Regards Mathew Hughes
  GeordieLadinOz Station Master

I saw a rake of these heading towards Newcastle through Willow Tree on Sunday afternoon at around 4pm with C506, 44206, GM27, S302 and C509 up front. Sounded and looked amazing. From ground level it did not appear the wagons had the white hoods on them but not to say that they did not. Is there any kind of pattern to these workings? Ive not really been up to the Hunter for 12 months so this was quite a surprise!!
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Is there any kind of pattern to these workings?
GeordieLadinOz

Not really. The workings are ad hoc and cyclical - which means one day they could be loading at Werris Creek and the next cycle at Walgett, thereby creating big differences in the duration of the cycle due to the length of the journey.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Is there any kind of pattern to these workings?

No really. The workings are ad hoc and cyclical - which means one day they could be loading at Werris Creek and the next cycle at Walgett, thereby creating big differences in the duration of the cycle due to the length of the journey.
bingley hall
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  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/34562560951/sizes/c/

There are some NHKFs at Varley's Carrington at the moment that have SSR logos applied, and are being fitted with new pick up shoes and equipment for automatic bottom door operation as per the PN NHSH etc. Also directional arrows are applied. They are all facing the same way, so I couldn't see if they have shoes on the other end, but arrows would say they haven't. No roof fitted, and none are recoded yet.

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