SSR buys more retro locos

 
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
I don't think there's an issue if the roster for a train has shytehouse loco allocation, but it sounds like someone put the 600 on point where there was a better-equipped loco in the consist. This goes against the accepted convention, whereby the most comfortable serviceable loco from a crew perspective is marshalled up the front unless there's a damn good reason for not doing so.
The decision was okayed by several people before it happened too.
speedemon08
I'm not having a crack at the crew for their decision to whack the 600 on the front - hell, I've put an 80 Class on the front of a wheat train before over a pair of 81's to make the Werris Creek crew's job easier when they got home. No shunting multiple locos's or anything, just close the taps, cut the 81 in, lift the pin and go.

I was just trying to point out that just because there is a loco on point that is older than the crew isn't an issue if that's all that was allocated to that service, but if you have, say, an 81/82/G/NR combination convention says the NR will go on the front unless you have a good - and justifiable - reason for something else.

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  decry1234 Station Master

Any photos available of this controversial vintage lash up?
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Standing by in breathless anticipation for quad CLs hauling 1800m of double stacks up the inland line at 115 kmh. 'Hope the crew pack their travacalms.
  decry1234 Station Master

Standing by in breathless anticipation for quad CLs hauling 1800m of double stacks up the inland line at 115 kmh.
fzr560
Bring it on!
  ed31880 Train Controller

GWA are still regularly running CLF’s and CLP’s in South Australia and nobody seems to mind but when another operator goes and buys the same second hand locos to do the same type of work the sky starts falling in.

Haters will hate.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Any photos available of this controversial vintage lash up?
decry1234


https://vicsig.net/photo/23472

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EDIT: Forgot this VicSig photo from 30 Jul 2019:

https://vicsig.net/photo/23453
  ssaunders Train Controller

The locos bought from Apex had good wheels,  considering the length of time taken to dispose of them I would guess they got the locos effectively for free once you deduct the wheelsets.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Is a loco that was built in the70's and had a midlife upgrade in the 90's really that retro in the context of what is out there?  81 class frames are only 10 years newer and have remained largely unchanged since built, should they be considered retro too?
  decry1234 Station Master

Any news on when the movement to cootamundra will happen?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Any news on when the movement to cootamundra will happen?
decry1234

Despite an earlier post I don't think there is any hard and fast plan at present.