Locos X41 and X42, PN loco scrapping at South Dynon

 
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
I don;t get why they are being scrapped and not just auctioned?
PN has a policy of Scrap rather than sell to potential Opposition. Man they were scared of El Zorro. If it is sold/donated to preservation groups, its clapped out and is overpriced from what I've heard. Largely because they don't to opposition to there homogeny
If that's their policy, I wonder how SSR came to acquire those redundant Leigh Creek wagons.
fzr560
And how did Regional Connect buy the Redundant X,P and Y class locos?

Sponsored advertisement

  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I don;t get why they are being scrapped and not just auctioned?
8077
Maybe there just isn't much of a market for a bunch of old diesel locos that have worked well past their designed life-span.


I know it's been said before, but Pacific National have the right to do whatever they want with their property. Clapped out 40+ year old locomotives aren't much value to anyone save for a few sad gunzels.

That is just reality.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
how did Regional Connect buy the Redundant X,P and Y class locos?
Dangersdan707

Pacific National wouldn't likely see Regional Connect as a competitor.

In fact, they work together, with Pacific National's Melbourne to Griffith service hauling containers for Regional Connect.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Come on PN- lets get to scrapping all the 3rd series X stored at Werris Creek, AND whatever you have in service still....
Even better - send them to the Melbourne Freight terminal, and rub our noses in it...............

Regards
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Come on PN- lets get to scrapping all the 3rd series X stored at Werris Creek, AND whatever you have in service still....
Even better - send them to the Melbourne Freight terminal, and rub our noses in it...............

Regards
davesvline
What mood are you in? *The Ground Trembles with Wrath*
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
It's called reading the tea leaves, or predicting the inevitable my friend. You know it's true.

Regards
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
T400, After Being stripped for Parts By 707 operations has arrived at the atomiser.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Makes you wonder whether T392 won't be far from the same demise??

Regards
  Fatty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Makes you wonder whether T392 won't be far from the same demise??
davesvline
A T, 2 Xs and S306 are going to preservation groups. I don't know which particualr engines though. From what I hear there's a very strict "don't hire to our opposition" contract.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
The privatisation process way back when should have had a better rollingstock disposal condition.

Eg if no use in 5 years, to be auctioned openly with no minimum reserve.  EDIT: Scrapping not permitted.

Also, 'no use' could be defined as less than x% utilisation (maybe 10%?) to stop them from running once every 5 years on a revenue service

That would have made PN use them more....
  Fatty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
That would have made PN use them more....
james.au
Or scrap them earlier.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
That would have made PN use them more....
Or scrap them earlier.
Fatty
Edited - see above.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Im guessing one of the Xs is going to ARHS vic
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

Im guessing one of the Xs is going to ARHS vic
Dangersdan707
Weren't they thru-runners?
Send one THNSW.
Ducking for cover.Laughing
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Im guessing one of the Xs is going to ARHS vic
Weren't they thru-runners?
Send one THNSW.
Ducking for cover.Laughing
michaelgm
It would probably get more care and attention there.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Im guessing one of the Xs is going to ARHS vic
Weren't they thru-runners?
Send one THNSW.
Ducking for cover.Laughing
michaelgm
I don't think so as even streamliners Oz is having trouble getting money from them

My response to your comment is (to continue @lanced Denderites Trend of old memes)

  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Still to be scrapped?:
T class
T400,
H class
H4 at north Geelong S class
S301 and S306?
Y class
One stored at north Geelong can’t remember the number
P classP20 which has been moved from Bendigo to Melbourne over night
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
P20 is said to be next
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Still to be scrapped?:
A classA78 which is still at north Bendigo with SSRH class
H4 at north Geelong
S class
S301 and S306?
Y class
One stored at north Geelong can’t remember the number (can anyone confirm the number of the Y class)?

T400 is now gone and P20 is on the chopping block
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Apparently Vicsig can see the future now.

From the P20 page:
NotesScrapped at South Dynon on Friday 28th June 2019. P20 is the first P class locomotive to be scrapped.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
yep they sure can

http://vicsig.net/photo/23356

Wasn't this loco recently Reactivated @Greensleeves Has photos of it coming out of Bendigo under its own power with an SSR and SRHC T each
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
And From the Newest Locolines on why these scrappings have occurred
http://www.rtbuvicloco.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/LocoLines-Edition-73-web.pdf

Pacific National have been scrapping A class (below left) and X class locomotives to free up yard space to accommodate V/Locitys. New provisions will be provided to accommodate train crews. Management intend to place a yard foreman and shunters at Sth Dynon to coordinate the movements in and out of the yard. Currently there is no fuelling of V/Locitys or Sprinter Rail cars at Sth Dynon and Management plan to modify the Y class road for V/Locitys for fuelling. Washing windscreens and windows will be completed in the dual gauge wash road. The Footscray end of the yard does not currently hold a six car V/Locity set and would be required to be extended by 35 metres. The Footscray end of the maintenance shed will require pathways and lighting to accommodate stabling of V/Locitys.
RTBULOCO
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
i Don’t care to much that there being scrapped but makes no sense when some of them were stored at north Geelong so what’s the reason from that end?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
P20 still in tact as of the wee hours of this morning. Still sitting in death row alongside Dynon Rd.
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
P20 still in tact as of the wee hours of this morning. Still sitting in death row alongside Dynon Rd.
Gman_86
Impossible, Vicsig says it's scrapped.


yes, sarcasm

Sponsored advertisement

Display from: