Elec Fleet early units going to retire?

 
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Also 206 and 211 have been together for the past few days.
Just curious, is it really that easy to get into Mayne and graffiti on stuff? Especially the sidings next to the yard, because they don’t have fencing or anything. Because that paint on 84 is definitely new!

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  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Pretty angry they are retiring units yet still have a heap of 3 car services running around the network.  No excuse for 3 car services now (outside of rosewood and doomben shuttle)
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Agreed on the 3 car services. There is still one running from Caboolture to Ipswich in peak time which is ridiculous.
Seen an NGR and EMU 26 I think both in new graffiti livery today.

Obs today.
26 & 50 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
19 & 87 at Strathpine on caboolture run
45 & 80 at Northgate on caboolture run
75 & UID at Central on Beenleigh run
13 & 21 at Central on Bowen Hills run
101 & 102 at Central on Nambour run
23 & 52 at Central on Ferny Grove run
01 & 31 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
27 & 36 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
29 & 51 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
85 & 86 at Milton on special
204 & 208 at Milton southbound
105 & 107 at Milton northbound
13 & 57 (changed partner) at Milton on Redcliffe run
33 & 48 at Milton on Springfield run
04 & 37 at Fortitude Valley on Park Road run
11 & 71 at Fortitude Valley on Cleveland run
17 & 22 at Toombul on Manly run
103 & 110 at Geebung on Springfield run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Yes rather it is quite odd to be retiring sets when I’ve seen a few Cabooltures (and the occasional Redcliffe) only using 3-car sets.
Yesterday:
39 & 57 Ipswich at Central
83 & 42 Cleveland at Wooloowin
37 & 04 departing Eagle Jcn with a display that said “Take it easy”
Been a while since I’ve seen weird slogans on the train displays.
  tazzer96 Deputy Commissioner

Yesterday most cleveland line pm peak trains were EMU units, which the exception of that one manly train that is always an IMU.
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Just saw a 3-car Ipswich this morning at like 7:30 and it was jam-packed, people were standing everywhere.
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

There must be 6-7 NGRs on Kippa-Ring runs today, certainly changing the emus onto other services quickly now.

Very low on sightings around Milton today.

38 & 44 at Mango Hill on Special
31 at Petrie on Ipswich run
17 & 22 at Lawnton on Redcliffe run
61 & 78 at Northgate on caboolture run
85 & 86 at Eagle Jcn on special
204 & 207 at Central on Shorncliffe run
211 & UID at Roma Street on Park road run
39 & 57 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
27 & 36 at Milton on Springfield run
15 & 69 at Central on Beenleigh run
78 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Springfield run
82 & UID at Murrumba Downs on Cleveland run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
I really don’t like the design of the new NGRs. There’s very low visibility everywhere and I’ve been in at least two occasions where I almost sat on top of another person just because I couldn’t see them there.
Didn’t get much today, wasn’t paying too much attention:
86 & 85 terminating at Bowen Hills (aren’t there two bandicoot pairs?)
31 3-car Ipswich at Central
207 & 204 southbound at Roma Street
10 & 21 Shorncliffe at South Brisbane
38 & 44 Springfield at Eagle jcn
50 & 26 Springfield at Roma
Anyone know why QR added Ctl on the end of Springfield (I think they started it on the 24th of last month)
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise

Anyone know why QR added Ctl on the end of Springfield (I think they started it on the 24th of last month)
puffymuffy
Are there any long term plans to add stations along the line prior to the terminus and would they have a Springfield in their name? If that was the case are they doing that to ensure a distinction, like the Wynnum Stations
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Maybe a line continuing from Springfield with a Springfield West or south something on the cards? Bit like Mango Hill and Mango Hill East?? who knows.
Which line will the Toowoomba - Brisbane trains take??
Anyway, back to the list.
61 & 78 st Kippa-Ring Sidings, later Redcliffe line
27 & 36 at Northgate on caboolture run
39 & 57 at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
51 & UID at Northgate on special
13 & 59 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
84 & 104 at Mayne Yard
81 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
35 & 41 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
34 & 55 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
122 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
85 & 86 at Milton on caboolture run
42 & 83 at Milton on Redcliffe run
31 & 52 at Milton on Springfield run
103 & 106 at Milton on 4.08pm to Kippa-Ring again!!
25? & 50 at Roma Street
208 & UID at Bowen Hills depot
105 & 107 at Zillmere on Nambour run
102 at Lawnton on caboolture run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Got really bad sightings yesterday, only one! 21 3-car with no display at Roma St.
Today got some better results, with 85 & 86 pair being broken up, 85 with 40 and I haven’t seen 86 yet.
13 & 59 on Ipswich run at Zillmere
23? & 87 on Special run at Geebung
26 & 50 on Ferny Grove run at Central
Rest at Roma St
82 & 43 on Caboolture run
01 & 88 (yay) on Ferny Grove run
211 & 206 on Shorncliffe run
108 & 106 on Cleveland run
80 & 45 on Beenleigh run
42 & bandicoot northbound
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

The other Bandicoot pair of 81 & 82 wasn’t seen but 86 was today, see below.

106 & 108 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
45 & 80 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
46 & 48 at Central on Ferny Grove run
11 & 71 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
23 & 87 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
40 & 85 at Milton on special
43 & 82 at Milton on caboolture run
20 & 49 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
13 & 59 at Milton on Springfield run
42 & 83 at Milton northbound
17 & 22 at Milton on special
35 & 86 at Milton on Ipswich run
36 & UID at Milton on 4.08pm to Kippa-Ring (yay)

With 67? At Bowen Hills depot I’m after the other bandicoot which arrived around the same time which is still parked up close to the Ferny Grove bridge.
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
@Skyblue1 yep I’ve been trying to see that one as well but from the north side the big blocks holding up the Ferny rails block it, and from the south there just isn’t that good of a view. Weird to think that some of the 60s might still be in Mayne just outside of view.
86 used to be with 35 a couple of months ago wasn’t it? Weird how they separated and got back together again. (Just like some relationships I suppose)
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Argh the NGRs are actually the worst when it comes to visibility. Couldn’t keep an eye on 84 and 104 but I think 67 got moved into the Servicing Shed (or it was moved behind the S/IMU which was the only one I could see). Will keep an eye out this afternoon.
This morning:
All at Roma St
29 & 51 Bowen Hills
39 & 52 Ipswich
40 & 85 Caboolture
57 & 56 Roma St terminating
13 & 59 Beenleigh
36 3-car Bowen Hills
78 & 61 ? approaching Roma St
04 & 23 Shorncliffe
27 3-car Bowen Hills
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Bit late with yesterday’s list.
38 & 44 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
56 & UID at Kippa-Ring Sidings
39 & 52 at Bray Park on special
11 & 15 at Northgate on caboolture run
13 & 59 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
46 & 48 at Central on Ferny Grove run
34 & 55 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
45 & 80 at Milton on Springfield run
202 & 203 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
17 & 22 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
87 & UID at Milton northbound
21 & 53 at Milton on special
121 & 122 at Central on Roma Street run
82 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Springfield run
33 at Fortitude Valley on Cleveland run
50 at Petrie on caboolture run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Morning all! 37 has moved on from being paired with 04, now it’s with 23.
All are at Roma
59 & 13 on Ipswich run
106 & 108 Roarer pair on Shorncliffe run
? & 15 on Bowen Hills run
83 & 42 northbound
35 & 86 northbound (a lot of overlap, can’t view the runs)
23 & 04 on Ferny Grove run
25 & 54 on Redcliffe run

Endangered: 61 & 78 on Beenleigh run, 75 & 81 on Ferny Grove run

I think QR’s up to 740 with the NGR fleet. Saw 734 ‘Test Train’ a couple days ago.
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Yes NGR 740 been seen a few times on Kippa-Ring runs.

Yesterday I noticed 67? Being moved around Bowen Hills with doors open so may have departed with the other half bandicoot (yellow non drivers end and bandicoot drivers end) that was parked near Ferny Grove bridge.
Anyway. Yesterday’s low count sightings.
13 & 59 at Bray Park on caboolture run
204 & 209 at Northgate on caboolture run
61 & 78 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
212 at Bowen Hills depot with new wheel sets and new gangway rubbers
45 & 80 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
39 & 52 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
35 & 86 at Milton on Bowen Hills run (both new pantographs)
121 & 122 at Central on Roma Street run
21 & 53 at Central on Beenleigh run
15 at Petrie on caboolture run
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Just gone past Bowen Hills depot and seen what looks like either an EMU/IMU/SMU with 1 piece windows instead of split windows down the whole of one side. New upgrade ??
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Didn’t see it this morning, was busy on my laptop, will check this arvo. Is it really far in the Yard (considering you couldn’t even tell what type it was)?
Only got 42 & 83 and 82 & 43 (is it a coincidence?) on the Roma and a northbohnd run respectively.
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
201+208 Wynnum yesterday.
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Very low day on Emu counts again today.

42 & 86 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
12 & 30 at Bray Park on caboolture run
206 & 211 at Northgate on caboolture run
82 & UID at Fortitude Valley on caboolture run
21 & 53 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
19 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
33 & UID at Milton on Bowen Hills run
102 & 105 at Milton on Bowen Hills run

EMUs seem to be thin on the ground over the last 2 days, very bizarre. Maybe some more gone into storage we don’t know about??
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

14 & 79 in Mayne Yard, 84 & 104 now gone.
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Yep 14 and 79 have taken their place, yesterday afternoon neither were in the Yards so I assume they were moved in last night?
I agree there have been less EMUs to sight, but for some reason I managed to catch 3 out of 4 EMUs on my daily trip yesterday.

I think I got a brief glimpse of the train without the stem in between the windows, it was moving though so I couldn’t classify it.
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
The 80s series has been working rather hard these past few days though, I’ve seen them on multiple occasions basically every day this past week.
Yesterday:
33 & 26 on Ipswich run at Roma
31 & 10 on Cleveland run at Roma
58 & 87 on Cleveland run at Wooloowin

This morning (all at Roma St):
44 & 38 on Ferny Grove run
43 & 82 on Ipswich run
206 & 211 terminating
108 & 106 terminating
42 & 83 on Park Road run
15 & 11 on Bowen Hills run
  Skyblue1 Junior Train Controller

Yesterday was a bit more rewarding with sightings.
37 at Petrie on Ipswich run
43 & 82 at Bray Park on special
14 & 79 in Mayne Yard
42 & 83 at Central on Bowen Hills run
61 & 78 at Central on Ferny Grove run
33 & UID At Central on Shorncliffe run
25 & 54 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
21 & 53 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
17 & 50 at Milton on caboolture run
40 & 85 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
04 & 23 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
22 & 48 at Milton on caboolture run
206 & 211 at Milton on special
11 & 15 at Milton on caboolture run
75 & UID at Milton on Springfield run
202 & 203 at Milton on special
106 & 108 at Central on Roma Street run
103 & 110 at Zillmere on Nambour run

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