T334 on the main line

 
  vicfomer Station Staff

I was wondering if anyone had any information about T334 as I have just come across footage of it on the main line with el zorro in 2010, it had full hand rails and presumably an ICE radio yet today it had no hand rails down the long hood and when I had a chance to get in the drivers seat I didn’t see anything that could be an ICE radio. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could shed some light on this.
Thanks in advance

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You will find some further information on the locomotive at https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/t-class-t320-t346-t413/t334
  vicfomer Station Staff

You will find some further information ion the locomotive at https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/t-class-t320-t346-t413/t334
bevans
I did look there earlier and didn’t find anything related to it been leased out to el zorro I will check again though, thank for the help though!
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
I'm fairly certain that T334 never made it out on the Mainline with El Zorro. I know there was talk of it but I don't think it eventuated. You probably saw T333 from the VGR which spent a lot of its time on the SG.
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
I'm fairly certain that T334 never made it out on the Mainline with El Zorro. I know there was talk of it but I don't think it eventuated. You probably saw T333 from the VGR which spent a lot of its time on the SG.
LowndesJ515
ElZorro also used T320 and T342 of the flat tops i believe. T342 was one of the handful of trains to go into the ElZorro livery.
  vicfomer Station Staff

I'm fairly certain that T334 never made it out on the Mainline with El Zorro. I know there was talk of it but I don't think it eventuated. You probably saw T333 from the VGR which spent a lot of its time on the SG.
LowndesJ515
the loco was accompanied by t333, i will look at the video again, but if i cant find anything here ill ask around at Mornington when i can get down there again
edit: i looked at the video again and im fairly certain that it was T334, heres the link to the video if anyone wants to take a look,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gc_gJQ0mC4&t=5s
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
I found still from what i am pretty sure is earlier in the day when this video was taken, and it had T341 behind B74, T333, with S303 in the mix as well.  Train had come down from Tocumwall. T357 and T378 where being added due to issues with T333 to get over the dividing range. Came over at not much more than walking pace as i recall.

I suspect you will find it looks like 334 due to frame rates merging the view as the train moves.

https://flic.kr/p/2jvria7
  vicfomer Station Staff

I found still from what i am pretty sure is earlier in the day when this video was taken, and it had T341 behind B74, T333, with S303 in the mix as well.  Train had come down from Tocumwall. T357 and T378 where being added due to issues with T333 to get over the dividing range. Came over at not much more than walking pace as i recall.

I suspect you will find it looks like 334 due to frame rates merging the view as the train moves.

https://flic.kr/p/2jvria7
Galron
thanks for your help!
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
These are the only flat top T class used by Elzorro on both SG and BG

T320 colour (VR) owner/operator (SRHC) (BG)

T333 colour (VR) owner/operator (VGR) (BG) and (SG)

T342 colour (Elzorro) owner/operator (GSRS) now (VR) (SG)

T341 colour (VR) owner/operator (YVR) (BG)

T413 colour (VR) owner/operator (707 ops) (BG)


Flat top T class not used by Elzorro

T334 colour (VR) owner/operator (MTR) (BG)

T345 colour (SCT) owner/operator (SCT) (SG shunter)


Flat top T class sold privately owned

T322 colour (VR) owner/operator (Bob white)

T323 colour (VR) owner/operator (Bob white)

T324 colour (VR) owner/operator (Bob white)

T343 colour (VR) owner/operator (Bob white)


Flat top T class rebuilt as P class

T326 colour (VR) owner/operator (Ettamogah Rail Hub- SRHC) (BG) (now P23)

T327 colour (V/line) owner/operator (SSR) (BG) (now P17)

T328 colour (VR) owner/operator (Ettamogah Rail Hub- SRHC) (SG) (now P22)

T329 colour (V/line) owner/operator (V/line) (BG) (now P12)

T330 colour (V/line) owner/operator (SSR) (BG Shunter Bendigo north) (now P14)

T331 colour (FA) owner/operator (Ettamogah Rail Hub (SG stored) (now P19)

T332 colour (V/line) owner/operator (SSR) (BG) (now P16)

T336 colour (V/line) owner/operator (SSR) (BG) (now P11)

T337 colour (FA) owner/operator (PN) (BG stored) (now P20)

T338 colour (FA) owner/operator (Ettamogah Rail Hub) (SG stored) (now P21)

T339 colour (V/line) owner/operator (SSR) (BG) now P18)

T340 colour (V/line) owner/operator (V/line) (SG) now P13)

T344 colour (V/line) owner/operator (V/line) (BG) (now P15)

Flat top T class scrapped

T321 colour (VR) owner/operator (V/line) (BG scrapped 1990)

T325 colour (VR) owner/operator (V/line) (BG scrapped 1989)

T335 colour (VR) owner/operator (V/line) (BG scrapped 1989)

T346 colour (VR) owner/operator (V/line) (BG scrapped 1989)








  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
It really is amazing that out of 27 Flat top T class locos built, 64 years later only 4 have been scrapped.

Is there another class or subclass of locomotive that have had such a high percentage survive after so long?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
It really is amazing that out of 27 Flat top T class locos built, 64 years later only 4 have been scrapped.

Is there another class or subclass of locomotive that have had such a high percentage survive after so long?
Gman_86
All 4 QGR DL class (the first diesel locomotives in Queensland) still exist with 3 still operational. DL1 is 81 years old!
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

It really is amazing that out of 27 Flat top T class locos built, 64 years later only 4 have been scrapped.

Is there another class or subclass of locomotive that have had such a high percentage survive after so long?
Gman_86
All 191 of the NSWGR 'P' (32) class locomotives were still operating in 1955 after being introduced in 1891. (64 years).

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