Elec Fleet early units going to retire?

 
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@Shadowrunner
Hiya, as far as I know there is 2 ICE sets at Elimbah in storage. I seen 151 yesterday with another set at Central but they seem to be rare nowadays.

A brief report on withdrawn EMUs for you.

02, 03, 06 to 09, 16, 60 to 79 are withdrawn or out of use. All others are in and out of storage but do come back into use.

IMUs 101-110 and SMUs 201-212 are all still running, some even got new external gangway rubbers between the carriages so seem to be around for a bit yet. 104 was in Mayne Yard for 3 weeks but has since come back out.

I’m working on a spreadsheet with sightings and reports on all the above, just need to update once I have time too.

Hope this helps. Martin.

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  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Wednesday sightings.
206 & 207 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
28 & 37 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
10 at Carseldine on Ipswich run
48 & 86 at Northgate on caboolture run
17 & 20 in Mayne Yard
57 at Bowen Hills depot
24 & 38 at Central on Ferny Grove run
34 & 41 at Central on Park road run
40 & 53 at Central on Bowen Hills run
122 & 124 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
14 & 80 at Milton on Springfield run
43 & 51 at Milton on caboolture run
11 & UID at Milton northbound
19 & 49 at Milton northbound
52 & 59 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
103 & 107 at Milton northbound
205 & 209 at Milton northbound
12 & 30 at Milton on caboolture run
58 & UID at Milton on Redcliffe run
04 & 47 at Central on Manly run
151 & 156 at Central on Roma Street run
108 & UID at Central on Shorncliffe run
27 & 81 at Bowen Hills on Cleveland run
10 & 57 at Carseldine on special
102 & 106 at Bray Park on Nambour run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Between 8 and 9 this morning at Wynnum - 04+47, 50+88, 26+33, 203+208.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Thursday notes
NGR742 caused havoc at Roma Street platform 8 around 4.15 with door problems which caused Ipswich and Springfield runs to divert to platform 6 including EMU 35 & 58.
Sightings
48 & 86 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
35 & 58 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
211 & 212 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
19 & 37 at Bray Park on caboolture run
17 & 20 at Mayne Yard
155 & UID at Bowen Hills depot
52 & 59 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
10 & 22 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
40 & 53 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
83 & 85 at Milton on caboolture run
12 & 45 at Milton on Springfield run
105 & 108 at Milton on Nambour run
87 & UID at Milton northbound
122 & 124 at Central on Manly run
14 & 80 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
04 & 47 on Bowen Hills depot
10 & 57 on Bowen Hills depot
103 & 107 at Bray Park on Nambour run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

There are some reports that The ICE set from Elimbah has gone to Ipswich workshops, I thought I seen a back end of one on Wednesday with the guards door wide open but couldn’t be sure. Can anyone confirm set numbers at Elimbah? Seen a recent pic of possibly set 60 here so would be a recent (last month) addition.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Fridays sightings
48 & 86 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
10 & 45 at Bray Park on special
30 & 58 at Strathpine on caboolture run
18 & 29 at Northgate on caboolture run
17 & 20 in Mayne Yard
155 & UID at Bowen Hills depot
01 & 57 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
14 & 80 at Central on Bowen Hills run
27 & 81 at Central on Ferny Grove run
52 & 59 at Central on Shorncliffe run
28 & 31 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
49 & 51 at Milton on caboolture run
83 & 85 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
122 & 124 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
33 & 54 at Milton on Springfield run
36 & 82 at Central on Beenleigh run
151 & 156 at Central on Roma Street run
19 & 37 at Central on Park road run
201 at Bowen Hills depot
56 & UID at Toombul on Cleveland run
Surprisingly 01 (without 57) at Bray Park on caboolture run
  red dragon Station Staff

157 (formerly Elimbah storage) is being cannabilised for parts for 152.

From a person who is clearly QR involved, posted on RailBOT forums.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Monday sightings
15 & 20 in Kippa-Ring Sidings
01 at Petrie on Ipswich run
121 & 123 at Northgate on caboolture run
40 & 53 in Mayne Yard
27 & UID at Bowen Hills on Doomben run
201 & 204 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
43 & 51 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
104 & 110 at Central on Ferny Grove run
205 & 207 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
48 & 86 at Milton on caboolture run
47 & 54 at Milton northbound
17 & 31 at Milton on Redcliffe run
24 & 38 at Milton on Springfield run
30 & 49 at Milton on Redcliffe run
103 & UID at Roma Street on Shorncliffe run
10 on Bowen Hills depot
56 & 85 at Toombul on Manly run
122 & 124 at Bray Park on Nambour run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Expect to see 01 around for a while as it’s to be preserved into the QR heritage fleet.
There are around 7 EMU sets now at Ipswich workshops, seems to be another collection point. Various sets including 62 & 64 are here 67 & 79, being 2 others joining 06, 16 and 72 already here.
ICE157 is also here.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Expect to see 01 around for a while as it’s to be preserved into the QR heritage fleet.
Skyblue1
Can you cite the source of this information please?
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@Graham4405 it’s on QR operations FB page.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
@Graham4405 it’s on QR operations FB page.
Skyblue1
and when I Google that all I get is stuff about QR Codes on Facebook. Link please?
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
@Graham4405 try this link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1604082089862773/permalink/2258404367763872/
Skyblue1
It's a closed group, I don't have a Facebook account (and never will). It's also not an official Queensland Rail Facebook page. Take it with a grain of salt.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
30 & 49 in Kippa-Ring Sidings
10 & 23 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
40 & 63 in Mayne Yard
45 & 83 at Central on Park road run
203 & 208 at Central on Ferny Grove run
47 & 54 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
201 & 204 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
105 & 108 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
17 & 31 at Milton on special
55 & 87 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
11 & 39 at Milton on Redcliffe run
32 & UID at Milton northbound
121 & 123 at Milton on Redcliffe run
56 & 85 at Roma Street on Shorncliffe run
52 & 59 at Fortitude Valley on Manly run
155 & 209 at Bowen Hills depot
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
@Graham4405 it’s on QR operations FB page.
Skyblue1
Thankyou I wasn't aware of this group and will apply to join them.
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
28+44, 47+54, 22+81 ( new panto ) plus others - Wynnum today.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Wednesday sightings.
206 & 207 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
27 & 42 at Bray Park on caboolture run
40 & 53 at Mayne Yard
01 & UID at Northgate on Beenleigh run
33 & 58 at Central on Ferny Grove run
17 & 31 at Central on Park road run
121 & 123 at Milton northbound
55 & 87 at Milton on Redcliffe run
52 & 59 at Roma street on Beenleigh run
32 & 57 at Central on special
124 at Petrie on Caboolture run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
205+209, 121+123 ( or 4 ) - Wynnum this morning.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

52 & 59 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
19 & 46 at Northgate on caboolture run
40 & 53 in Mayne engineers Yard
10 & 23 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
04 & 26 at Central on Redcliffe run
28 & 44 at Central on Beenleigh run
203 & 208 at Central on Ferny Grove run
01 & 35 at Central on Park road run
24 & 38 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
103 & 107 at Milton northbound
55 & 87 at Milton on caboolture run
25 & 41 at Roma street on Beenleigh run
15 & 20 at Roma street on Shorncliffe run
34 & UID at Central on Beenleigh run
121 & 123 at Bowen Hills on Cleveland run
50 & 155 at Bowen Hills depot
104 & 110 at Albion on Manly run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Just found notes for last Friday.
17 & 31 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
36 & 82 at Lawnton on special
01 & 35 at Bray Park on caboolture run
22 & 25 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
50 & 155 at Bowen Hills depot
40 & 53 at mayne engineers Yard
104 & 110 at Central on Nambour run
33 & 58 at Central on Ferny Grove run
32 & 57 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
203 & 208 at Roma street on Park road run
57 & 86 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
52 & 59 at Milton northbound
201 & 204 at Milton on special
39 & UID at Milton northbound
11 & 29 at Milton on Springfield run
19 at Roma street on driver training
45 & 56 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Hello RP! I'm back from Christmas/New Year's/Australia Day holidays and just started back up today. Sad to hear 60-79 sets are gone, and will try to output more sightings than the meager list below.

11 & 29 Shorncliffe run at Central
30 & 49 Roma Street terminating
36 & 48 Cannon Hill at Bowen Hills
50 in temp. storage in Mayne Yard

1st SMUs
212 & 211 on Redcliffe run at Eagle Jcn
207 & 206 on Springfield run at Roma Street
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@puffymuffy welcome back mate. Not missed much but sightings seem to be getting low if yesterday was anything to go by.

37 & 46 at Northgate on caboolture run
30 & 49 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
50 at Bowen Hills depot
48 & UID at Central on Park road run
40 & 53 at Central on Beenleigh run
33 & 58 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run

104 & 110 at Milton southbound
122 & 124 at Central on Roma Street run

206 & 207 at Roma Street on Park road run

236 & 248 making an appearance in Mayne Engineers Yard.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Today’s notes

15 & 20 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
46 & UID at Kippa-Ring Sidings
107 at Petrie on Ipswich run
32 & 57 at Northgate on caboolture run
21 & 80 at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
34 & 88 at Bowen Hills on Doomben run
101 & 106 at Central on Nambour run
42 & 82 at Central on Ferny Grove run
38 & UID at Central on Park road run
31 & 43 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
205 & 209 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
102 & 103 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
14 & 17 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
10 & 23 at Milton northbound
04 & 59 at Milton on caboolture run

236 & 248 seen twice at Milton today from Mayne Engineers Yard but we’re back there tonight.
There are 3 ICE sets at Bowen Hills depot too.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Just seen 66 & 74 being hauled through Milton by 2 17** class locos presumably heading to Ipswich from Elimbah.

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