Elec Fleet early units going to retire?

 
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
OK, cleared that up then.  Thanks Red Dragon.

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  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Long weekend has seen trains only operating between Murarrie and Cleveland on our line due to line works towards the City.  For the first time ever, NO EMU's have been in the mix.  There is a 200 set however with one ' flat wheel '.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Sightings from last Friday
21 & 30 at Central on Ferny Grove run
47 & UID at Central on Shorncliffe run
26 & 57 at Milton on caboolture run
31 & 48 at Milton on special
46 & 59 at Milton on Springfield run
04 & 83 at Roma street on Rosewood run
154 & 155 at Roma Street terminating
18 & 49 at Central on Beenleigh run
01 & 27 at Petrie on Ipswich run
  red dragon Station Staff

Have seen confirmation elsewhere from the QR CEO that EMU01, possibly more, will be retained as part of the heritage fleet.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@Red dragon
I’m hoping 01, 04, 60 and 88 would be in there somewhere.
01 coz 1st in the fleet,
04 coz I believe it was the first unit to break the banner at Ferny Grove on the 1st electric run,
60 because it survived the big crash,
88 coz it’s last of the fleet.
Just my thoughts.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
10 & 34 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
28 & 87 at Central on Bowen Hills run
01 & 27 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
04 & 83 at Milton on caboolture run
44 & UID at Milton on Ipswich run
29 & 54 at Milton on Springfield run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Wednesday sightings
11 & 82 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
23 & 50 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
01 & 27 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
36 & 37 at Central on Ferny Grove run
21 & 30 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
20 & 52 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
40 & 41 at Milton on Springfield run
15 & 19 at Milton on Redcliffe run
33 & 43 at Milton on Redcliffe run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Thursday sightings
17 & 20 at Northgate on caboolture run
11 & 82 at Central on Ferny Grove run
53 & UID at Roma Street on Park road run
23 & 50 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
14 & 59 at Milton on Redcliffe run
26 & 57 at Central on Manly run
55 & UID at Central on Rosewood run
152 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Roma Street run
28 & 87 at Petrie on Ipswich run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Friday sightings
27 & 52 at Bowen Hills on special
42 & 44 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
43 & UID at Central on Ferny Grove run
47 & 53 at Roma street on special
04 & 83 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
17 & 20 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
35 & 39 at Milton on Redcliffe run
86 & 88 at Milton on Springfield run
40 & 41 at Milton on special
22 & 85 at Roma street on airport run
10 & 34 at Roma Street on Springfield run
32 & 87 at Central on Rosewood run
31 & 48 at Toombul on Shorncliffe run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Monday sightings
17 & 20 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
46 & 52 at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
151 & 156 at Bowen Hills depot
11 & 82 at Central on special
32 & 87 at Milton on caboolture run
18 & 49 at Milton southbound
10 & 34 at Milton on Springfield run
40 & 41 at Milton on Springfield run
18 & 26 at Central on Rosewood run
28 & 37 at Central on Manly run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
23 & 50 at Northgate on caboolture run
33 & 43 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
14 & 59 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
10 & 34 at Milton on caboolture run
35 & 88 at Roma Street on Springfield run
04 & 83 at Central on Manly run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Wednesday sightings
22 & 85 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
33 & 43 at Bray Park on caboolture run
30 & 42 at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
19 & 28 at Fortitude Valley on caboolture run
27 & 52 at Central on Bowen Hills run
35 & 88 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
27 & 50 at Milton northbound
18 & 26 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
31 & 48 at Milton on Springfield run
39 & 49 at Central on Manly run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Thursday sightings
11 & 82 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
04 & 83 at Albion on caboolture run
14 & 27 at Roma street on Ferny Grove run
35 & 88 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
18 & 26 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
23 & 48 at Milton on Springfield run
19 & 28 at Milton southbound
45 & 51 at Milton on Springfield run
33 & 43 at Roma street on Doomben run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Have noticed an influx of EMU's on the Cleveland line this week,  but surprisingly no 200's at all so far.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Have noticed an influx of EMU's on the Cleveland line this week,  but surprisingly no 200's at all so far.
phil_48
Well there are only 12 x 3 car SMU200 sets!
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Yes Graham I realize that, but we usually have a sprinkling of 200's, and now into Saturday none sighted locally for over a week now.  We are still getting daily 100/120's though.

I read some time ago that 200's were not too popular with crews, so maybe with so many 700's now, the 200's are  in for an early demise.

I looked back on Skyblue 1's daily reports and no 200's have been mentioned for quite a while, the last mention being a string of them in Mayne about 2 weeks ago.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Friday sightings
21 & 86 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
23 & 48 at Central on Bowen Hills run
32 & 87 at Roma street on Park road run
11 & 82 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
19 & 28 at Milton on caboolture run
04 & 83 at Milton on special
30 & 42 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
18 & 26 at Milton on Special
46 & 56 at Milton on Springfield run
36 & 37 at Roma street on Doomben run
33 & 43 at Roma Street on Beenleigh run
59 & UID at Roma Street on Special
10 & 34 at Eagle Jcn on Ipswich run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@phil_48
I haven’t mentioned the early 200s for a while as talk going around it’s hard to say if these will be disposed of or not so if you want me to report on these too I can.
There was 4 in Old Mayne Yard week before last but have all been seen in service since. The only exception is 210 which I think is still in Maryborough. The Early 100s are also still in regular service.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Monday sightings
45 & UID at Strathpine on special
35 & 88 (and 2 more) in Old Mayne Yard
04 & 83 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
32 & 87 at Milton on special
14 & 27 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
121 & 124 at Milton on Ipswich run
23 & 48 at Milton on Ipswich run
42 & 57 at Milton on Springfield run
19 & 28 at Milton on Doomben run
15 & 49 at Roma street on Rosewood run
11 & 30 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
123 at Petrie on caboolture run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
42 & 57 at carseldine on caboolture run
85 & 86 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
35, 88, (39? & 50? Maybe?) at old mayne Yard
15 & 49 at Milton on Redcliffe run
23 & 48 at Milton northbound
18 & 26 at Milton on Redcliffe run
44 & 52 at Milton on Ipswich run
51 & 59 at Milton on special
154 & 155 at Central on Roma Street run
32 & 87 at Fortitude Valley southbound
17 & 81 at Bald Hills on special

102 & 105 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
109 at Milton on Ipswich run
123 at Milton on Ipswich run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
20+82 and 110+107 Wynnum this morning.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Wednesday sightings
23 & 48 at Bray Park on caboolture run
33 & 43 at Northgate on caboolture run
35, 39, 88 + 1 at Old Mayne Yard
10 & 34 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
85 & 86 at Central on Ferny Grove run
42 & 57 at Milton on Bowen Hills run

123 at Petrie on Ipswich run
121 & 124 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
122 at Bray Park on caboolture run

208 & UID at Central on Park road run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Add 152 & 156 at Central on Roma Street run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Thursday sightings
21 & 56 at Strathpine on special
85 & 86 at Central on Bowen Hills run
01 & 31 at Central on Ferny Grove run
11 & 30 at Roma street on Park road run
33 & 43 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
42 & 57 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
23 & 48 at Milton on Redcliffe run
20 & 82 at Milton on Springfield run
18 & 36 at Fortitude Valley on Beenleigh run

108 & 109 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
122 at Petrie on Ipswich run
124 at Petrie on caboolture run
151 & 158 at Central on Roma Street Run

201 & 208 at Milton on caboolture run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
29+54 ( and 4 other 6 car sets as yet not close enough to note ) at Wynnum Saturday morning.

BTW, it takes 4 1/2 hours ( average )  for each set to travel Wynnum North - Cleveland - Shorncliffe - Wynnum North including dwell times at each end, so today the early morning ones would do up to 4 trips per day.

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