G Class - Gauge Status

 
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Hi all,

Seems a few PN G class locos have apparently been converted from broad to standard gauge recently.

Just wondering if anybody knows or would have a list of G Class locos and their current gauge status? Given quite a few survive in the FA livery would be interested in knowing which remain also.

Below is from my limited online research:

G511 - SG - Watco
G512 - BG - CFCLA
G513 - SG - SSR
G514 - SG - SSR
G515 - BG - CFCLA
G516 - SG - Linx Cargo
G517 - Scrapped
G518 - Scrapped
G519 - SG - Pacific National
G520 - SG - Freight Australia
G521 - BG - SCT
G522 - BG - Pacific National
G523 - SG - Freight Australia
G524 - BG - Freight Australia
G525 - BG - Pacific National
G526 - SG - Freight Australia
G527 - BG - Pacific National
G528 - SG - Freight Australia
G529 - BG - Freight Australia
G530 - SG - Pacific National
G531 - BG - Pacific National
G532 - BG - SCT
G533 - SG - Freightliner
G534 - SG - QRN/Aurizon
G535 - SG - Freightliner
G536 - BG - Pacific National
G537 - SG - Freight Australia
G538 - SG - Freight Australia
G539 - SG - Freight Australia
G540 - SG - Pacific National
G541 - BG - Pacific National
G542 - SG - Freight Australia
G543 - BG - Freight Australia


Most of the above is from Vicsig with changes I know of, and I know it's not an up-to-date source but any corrections are welcome.

Cheers,

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  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I put this in a google drive doc for people to filter to analyse.  Link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CLhQ7QYDo2GILTQeasCP7ntzU4HfcK0oq2cprt6fnjI/edit?usp=sharing
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
I put this in a google drive doc for people to filter to analyse.  Link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CLhQ7QYDo2GILTQeasCP7ntzU4HfcK0oq2cprt6fnjI/edit?usp=sharing
james.au
Very good thanks James.

the loco list here on Railpage is pretty good and nicely listed

https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/g-class-g511-g525
https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/g-class-g526-g543
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
G534 has been released also in the LINX Cargo scheme.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hi all,

Seems a few PN G class locos have apparently been converted from broad to standard gauge recently.

Just wondering if anybody knows or would have a list of G Class locos and their current gauge status? Given quite a few survive in the FA livery would be interested in knowing which remain also.

Below is from my limited online research:

G511 - SG - Watco
G512 - BG - CFCLA
G513 - SG - SSR
G514 - SG - SSR
G515 - BG - CFCLA
G516 - SG - Linx Cargo
G517 - Scrapped
G518 - Scrapped
G519 - SG - Pacific National
G520 - SG - Freight Australia
G521 - BG - SCT
G522 - BG - Pacific National
G523 - SG - Freight Australia
G524 - BG - Freight Australia
G525 - BG - Pacific National
G526 - SG - Freight Australia
G527 - BG - Pacific National
G528 - SG - Freight Australia
G529 - BG - Freight Australia
G530 - SG - Pacific National
G531 - BG - Pacific National
G532 - BG - SCT
G533 - SG - Freightliner
G534 - SG - QRN/Aurizon
G535 - SG - Freightliner
G536 - BG - Pacific National
G537 - SG - Freight Australia
G538 - SG - Freight Australia
G539 - SG - Freight Australia
G540 - SG - Pacific National
G541 - BG - Pacific National
G542 - SG - Freight Australia
G543 - BG - Freight Australia


Most of the above is from Vicsig with changes I know of, and I know it's not an up-to-date source but any corrections are welcome.

Cheers,
meh
While this list indicates the colours of the locomotives, it doesn't show ownership.

G521 and G532 are owned by QUBE
G533 and G535 are owned by GWA
Most locomotives are still owned by PN

How many blue and yellow G class have large side numbers like G522?

Peter
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
G522 is the only member to have the big white side loco number.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Why were G517 and G518 scrapped?

How did G533 and G535 end up being owned by GWA?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
517 & 518 were involved in the head on at Ararat in November 1999.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157974469@N03/42606314972

  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

517 & 518 were involved in the head on at Ararat in November 1999.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157974469@N03/42606314972

Donald
And they were replaced through insurance by that one off V class. Was the V class scrapped?
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
PN's V class last reports was stored with major engine damage in south australia somewhere, probably where the XRB's are hiding.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
How did G533 and G535 end up being owned by GWA?
x31
Perhaps GWA purchased them from whoever owned them.

EDIT - GWA is the parent of Freightliner.
  emdrules Train Controller

Location: Port Augusta-Centre Of The Universe
PN's V class last reports was stored with major engine damage in south australia somewhere, probably where the XRB's are hiding.
Galron
The V and the three XRB's are at Port Augusta in the diesel shop. The V is believed to have a crook crankshaft.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
G534 is now in Linx livery and is owned by them (or their bankers) along with G516.
  Richard stroker Station Master

Would anyone know if both of Qubes g class are operational
  M636C Minister for Railways

Would anyone know if both of Qubes g class are operational
Richard stroker
I saw 532 on a train last weekend.

Peter
  NR61 Beginner

Two Qube G's are operational, usually on quarry trains and other container trains but very rarely seen on the Maryvale paper train, which is nearly always hauled exclusively by both VL360 and VL356, one VL and a CFLCA G and sometimes both VLs accompanied by a CFCLA G as a banker in the middle or 3rd locomotive.

Both also overdue for a repaint, they'd look fantastic in Qube colors.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Given the advances in locomotive technology and the increases in horsepower over the past 25 years, how well do the G class stack up these days in comparison to more recent freight locomotives?

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