Aurizon debuts new livery

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Progress' Redbank Workshops has turned out Aurizon's 2846 and 2848 in an "all over" yellow paint scheme with red Aurizon decals this week. The livery appears to be a simplified version of the current scheme without the grey and red stripes.

PN's PN class is also receiving repaints at Progress, their first since being built in 2005 - PN006 left the workshops last week in the standard PN blue and yellow, matching the 83 class.

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  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Perhaps cheaper to paint without the stripes?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Perhaps cheaper to paint without the stripes?
james.au

There may be other reasons, such as establishing separate corporate identities between the Bulk and Coal Divisions, but on the face of it, reducing costs seems to be the likely reason for the change. Taking up valuable time and effort obsessing over the price of paint and decals rather than using it to drum up new business and income.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

There maybe other reasons, such as
Sulla1
… making a nice clear space for the branding of whoever buys the pieces?
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
There maybe other reasons, such as
… making a nice clear space for the branding of whoever buys the pieces?
justapassenger

It's just waiting for the PN Blue.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
There maybe other reasons, such as
… making a nice clear space for the branding of whoever buys the pieces?

It's just waiting for the PN Blue.
lkernan
Might be the QUBE grey and yellow...
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Will changing the colour scheme and logo's make any real difference?
NSW has done that more than once but as the old saying goes, no matter what shade of lipstick you put on on a Pig, its still a PIG.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
The fluro yello will always be crud, should of stuck with the normal yellow and black bird.
  emerald-a Locomotive Driver

Given they will probably be the only locos painted this year if the past is a guide i doubt cost was a factor.

They probably just thought they were going to have oil stripes all over them so no need to paint any on.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
Is this the new scheme you are talking about:



2846: https://tagsfeed.com/m/jacobs_trains/1826110960810948036_5430147695
2848: https://tagsfeed.com/m/jacobs_trains/1825469284543272668_5430147695

Not my pictures, found by a Google image search.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Is this the new scheme you are talking about:
nscaler69
Would seem so. Very minimalist...
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Is this the new scheme you are talking about:
Would seem so. Very minimalist...
Graham4405
Cheap too!!
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
I actually dont mind it.. weirdly.
  Toddy Train Controller

Brand new 6044 and 6045 were outside at UGL Broadmeadow today in the new livery. The new colours must be for coal operations too.
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
certainly won't miss it
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
As the monkey said, "Neat, but not gaudy."
  a6et Minister for Railways

Given they will probably be the only locos painted this year if the past is a guide i doubt cost was a factor.

They probably just thought they were going to have oil stripes all over them so no need to paint any on.
emerald-a
A bit over a week back I drove along Griffiths Rd past Goninans at BMD and there were two loco's parked there in exactly the same colours, could not pick the numbers but looked like they were on SG bogies.
  emerald-a Locomotive Driver

Apparantly the new paint scheme is going to reduce the painting time by 3 days per loco and save between $10k and $15k for each one.

So far there are 2 for Queensland and 1 each for WA and NSW sporting the new livery
  DBclass Chief Commissioner

Location: Western Australia
Reminds me of the L and N in the USA. They had a nice letter font with pin stripe around the letters, on grey body. Then the pin stripe went, then the font went and it was just simple cheap L and N in a style-less font. Or something like that anyway.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Apparantly the new paint scheme is going to reduce the painting time by 3 days per loco and save between $10k and $15k for each one.

So far there are 2 for Queensland and 1 each for WA and NSW sporting the new livery
emerald-a
Or take the PN/QUBE approach and dont repaint them ever and save all those days and dollars!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Or take the PN/QUBE approach and dont repaint them ever and save all those days and dollars!
james.au

May I remind you that the OP posted:
PN's PN class is also receiving repaints at Progress, their first since being built in 2005 - PN006 left the workshops last week in the standard PN blue and yellow, matching the 83 class.
Sulla1
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Or take the PN/QUBE approach and dont repaint them ever and save all those days and dollars!

May I remind you that the OP posted:
PN's PN class is also receiving repaints at Progress, their first since being built in 2005 - PN006 left the workshops last week in the standard PN blue and yellow, matching the 83 class.
Graham4405
Some of the SG locos look a bit weather worn....  There are pics of some of the 81cl on the grain trains with the front numbers clearly flaking off...
  M636C Minister for Railways

Some of the SG locos look a bit weather worn....  There are pics of some of the 81cl on the grain trains with the front numbers clearly flaking off...


This appears to affect one particular batch of 81 class where the reflective number decals on the ends have discoloured during cleaning.
The 81 class themselves are cleaner than they have ever been.


Peter

  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Brand new 6044 and 6045 were outside at UGL Broadmeadow today in the new livery. The new colours must be for coal operations too.
Toddy
6044 seen leading a coalie out of Kooragang on Thursday in 'banana paint'.

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