48S34, B61, RL304, GM10 & GM22 - Beecroft - June 2019

 
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

Locomotives 48s34, B61, RL304, GM10 & GM22 hauling grain train no.3444 from Milvale to Carrington climbing through Beecroft on Sunday June 23rd, 2019. B61 & 48s34 had run light engine from Cardiff to Leightonfield to assist the train north due to problems with GM10.
Enjoy,
BW.


https://youtu.be/70qIEkLPuiI

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
A loco lash-up dedicated to geriatrics like my goodself.Laughing
I can remember when some of them were brand new.

Well captured, Bevan.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Absolutely no doubt, that company, the 48 would have been contributing SFA. So much so, that the EMDs would have been literally pushing Sh1t uphill.

Aside from that small blemish, a wonderful clip.

Regards
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Absolutely no doubt, that company, the 48 would have been contributing SFA. So much so, that the EMDs would have been literally pushing Sh1t uphill.

Aside from that small blemish, a wonderful clip.

Regards
davesvline
Er, the Alco is only there because one of those glorious EMDs dropped it's chocolates. When the going gets tough, and speed gets down to walking pace, the little Alco will be pushing with the best of them.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
I'll admit you on this occasion the donkey may have its place i front of the elephants.

Probably so much so because the operator is running things that close to the wite, that the required motive power shouldn't have required the donkey in the off chance Sh1t happened in the first place.

Blantantly looks out of place no matter which way you are want to skin it.

Regards
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I'm surprised that any of these aside from rl304 were allowed to run on the sydney trains network pulling all that grain.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I'm surprised that any of these aside from rl304 were allowed to run on the sydney trains network pulling all that grain.
simstrain

The train was empty.

So many experts Laughing
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I'm surprised that any of these aside from rl304 were allowed to run on the sydney trains network pulling all that grain.

The train was empty.

So many experts Laughing
bingley hall

Just as well because those 5 loco's wouldnt be going anywhere if it was full.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I'm surprised that any of these aside from rl304 were allowed to run on the sydney trains network pulling all that grain.

The train was empty.

So many experts Laughing

Just as well because those 5 loco's wouldnt be going anywhere if it was full. Even still they are old and prone to breaking down and leaving SSR with a hefty bill for blocking the passenger network.
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

That little Alco and the Bulldogs will likely be running around earning their keep for the owner/operators Long after the RL is parked up.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I'm surprised that any of these aside from rl304 were allowed to run on the sydney trains network pulling all that grain.

The train was empty.

So many experts Laughing

Just as well because those 5 loco's wouldnt be going anywhere if it was full. Even still they are old and prone to breaking down and leaving SSR with a hefty bill for blocking the passenger network.
simstrain

Yet I get see the notifications of the daily parade of failures of much more modern motive power on the Hunter Valley, blocking parts of that network for hours and disrupting one of Australia's most profitable supply chains, and yet not a peep from the resident gaggle of motive power experts.

There is also the daily parade of failures and bureaucracy by Sydney Trains that costs all the freight operators serving valuable export markets hundreds of thousands of dollars a week for which they get bugger all compensation.

Again not a peep from the experts Laughing
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Plenty of track on the hunter line to bypass any issues and normally there is significantly enough HP to get the train to the next siding if need be. There is also bi directional signalling and so I am not sure where you are getting your info from bingley
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

The passenger network is way more important then the freight.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Plenty of track on the hunter line to bypass any issues and normally there is significantly enough HP to get the train to the next siding if need be. There is also bi directional signalling and so I am not sure where you are getting your info from bingley
simstrain

If only life was so simple.  

ARTC Hunter Valley Network - Network Disruption Notifications. Straight from the horse's mouth.
  The_trolley Deputy Commissioner

Location: .
Plenty of track on the hunter line to bypass any issues and normally there is significantly enough HP to get the train to the next siding if need be. There is also bi directional signalling and so I am not sure where you are getting your info from bingley

If only life was so simple.  

ARTC Hunter Valley Network - Network Disruption Notifications. Straight from the horse's mouth.
bingley hall

There's also a lot more coal trains hauled by "more modern motive power" on an hourly basis than your SSR Live Run email address deals with in a day too. Logic says that more trains means more chance of failure. Considering the volume of traffic, the "more modern motive power" has a lot lower failure rate per kilometer operated than you're overly simplified jab implies.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

and also a lot heavier load then grain.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Absolutely no doubt, that company, the 48 would have been contributing SFA. So much so, that the EMDs would have been literally pushing Sh1t uphill.

Aside from that small blemish, a wonderful clip.

Regards
Er, the Alco is only there because one of those glorious EMDs dropped it's chocolates. When the going gets tough, and speed gets down to walking pace, the little Alco will be pushing with the best of them.
fzr560

Which EMD dropped it chocolates? According to wikipedia this 5 loco lashup has a total of 6,934kw. The RL providing 2,610kw of that means it is pushing and pulling most of the crap up the hill I would have thought.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Absolutely no doubt, that company, the 48 would have been contributing SFA. So much so, that the EMDs would have been literally pushing Sh1t uphill.

Aside from that small blemish, a wonderful clip.

Regards
Er, the Alco is only there because one of those glorious EMDs dropped it's chocolates. When the going gets tough, and speed gets down to walking pace, the little Alco will be pushing with the best of them.

Which EMD dropped it chocolates? According to wikipedia this 5 loco lashup has a total of 6,934kw. The RL providing 2,610kw of that means it is pushing and pulling most of the crap up the hill I would have thought.
simstrain
Go to the start of the thread and start reading. Wikipedia not required.
  The_trolley Deputy Commissioner

Location: .
GM10 failed resulting in B61 and 48s34 travelling light engine from Newcastle to Sydney to assist the train. According to Bingley it’s “modern motive power” clogging the network and his SSR email inbox and not relics like GM10 though.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
GM10 failed resulting in B61 and 48s34 travelling light engine from Newcastle to Sydney to assist the train. According to Bingley it’s “modern motive power” clogging the network and his SSR email inbox and not relics like GM10 though.
The_trolley

Well that's not what I said, but never mind.

Another corporate disciple that would rather see more freight on roads.

Obviously touched a nerve sweetheart Laughing
  The_trolley Deputy Commissioner

Location: .
Yeah, you really nailed there. Totally got what I’m about. Down to a tee...
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Traveling quite fast for the hill loved watching it.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Thankyou for posting Bevan, it is appreciated.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Guys, You all know the Real reason why it's like that. It would be 100% better if it was on the Proper Broad Gauge without that Disgusting Alco and EL knock off 'RL'. The Bulldogs Could easily Pull that up that grade by them selfs full. All of these Crappy NSW Double Decked are blocking the path of this Nearly Epic Retro Lash up by the Best operator in the nation by 100 miles. If it were all Broad gauge EMDs it would be fine entirely even if one of them died half way. Its just NSW's Bizarre Rail rules about 'Sound pollution' that don't allow it. Those EMDS will being chugging around long after the Alco and RL are tin cans, long after SSR eventually goes bankrupt and long after these lines are re gauged.


(BTW Bevan should get an Oscar for best cinematography)
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
The passenger network is way more important then the freight.
simstrain
That is the most stupidly Dumb thing I have Ever Heard on this Forum. What in Gods Name have you been smoking to get an idea like that. You Clearly have no idea how the Rail industry operates worldwide. Freight Will always pay the bills.

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