Watco 2170

 
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

The Thunder Bird birthed at Fisherman Islands late Tuesday.

Should be discharging today.

Discharged 5 x 2250 in Adelaide last Thursday, ex Durban, 2260/2261/2262/2269/2275.

No photos from Durban of the vessel loading, but there is a hypothesis that she is carrying the 5 ex TFR 35800 Class (2170) for Watco, on the basis that 10 locos would make the charter cost effective.

Who will be first to report? and grab photos?

Locos discharged in Adelaide have been impounded by Quarantine, and are currently having a good scrub, prior to release to PR at Port Augusta.

2177 (35803) is one of the locos reported to be coming
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland_Railways_2170_class#/media/File:Class_35-800_no._35-803.jpg

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for starting the thread.  Why would the locos be coming off in Adelaide when they are NG or are they to be regauged?  I guess we (me) need some help understanding what is the plan?
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

Thanks for starting the thread.  Why would the locos be coming off in Adelaide when they are NG or are they to be regauged?  I guess we (me) need some help understanding what is the plan?
bevans
The 5 in Adelaide are the locos that PR shipped out on the “Antje”, departed Fisherman Islands 21/07/2015.

Rebuilt under subcontract by DCD at Boksburg (prior to that companies sale to
Transmashholding), for possible sale/lease to NRZ


Ownership not known, possibly still PR, to be converted to air brake and have coupler height adjusted at Port Augusta, then to GWA at Whyalla (sale or lease?).
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise


2177 (35803) is one of the locos reported to be coming
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland_Railways_2170_class#/media/File:Class_35-800_no._35-803.jpg
jmt
I like that they kept the classification number in the glass classification. Makes it easy to work out the origins. Did they ever update the numbers in the glass classification?
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

I like that they kept the classification number in the glass classification. Makes it easy to work out the origins. Did they ever update the numbers in the glass classification?
Big J
All of the 2170 appear to have retained the Qld Numbers, just added TFR number to the cabside, and above the radiator grills to the rear.
Were numbered sequentially.

2170 Class Clyde/EMD  GL26C-2

2173D 82-1103 03/82* D35801 still at Koedoespoort April 2019

2174D 82-1104 04/82* D35802 at Bellville 05/2017 cannibalised

2177D 82-1107 06/82* D35803  

2180D 82-1125 08/82* D35804  

2181D 83-1146 02/83* D35805

2183D 83-1148 03/83* D36806

2184D 83-1149 03/83* D35807

2188D 83-1153 04/83* D35808

2202D 83-1166 09/83* D35809 at Bellville 05/2017 cannibalised

2205D 83-1169 10/83* D35810

2206D 83-1170 10/83* D35811

2207D 83-1171 10/83* D35812

2209D 83-1173 11/83* D35813

2210D 83-1174 11/83* D35814 Photographed at Koedoespoort 08/10/2018

* Photos from transit/loading at Fisherman Islands, Brisbane
Renumbered 2170 wrapped in Transnet livery, shown in red

  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Thanks again JMT for the excellent info!!!!
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

Thunder Bird departed Brisbane at 03:21 bound for Korea

If locos were discharged, was on Wednesday

If Adelaide is any example, look for them where Quarantine (or their contractors) wash/disinfect/fumigate new arrivals
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

At least two 2170s in Transnet Livery have been sighted at the Brisbane Port. Illuminated number boards show 2181 and 2188. As
"D" locos, these 2170s may be restricted from working to Warwick unless QR and Watco come to an agreement on the axle load of these locomotives and the axle load status of the Southern Line, which is currently 15.75-tonnes.