Driving Vehicle DV2

 
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I've seen a few Youtube clips recently of DV2 leading trains out of Launceston.
Are they getting close to resuming remote control operations or have they found another use for it?

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  tasrail Moderator

Location: Hobart
This unit retained its previous cab and standard MU equipment so the recent use does not involve any remote control equipment. Part of its intended use was on services where only one TR was required for power but needed a second cab for the reverse movement
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
This unit retained its previous cab and standard MU equipment so the recent use does not involve any remote control equipment. Part of its intended use was on services where only one TR was required for power but needed a second cab for the reverse movement
tasrail
Surprised we don't see more of DV1 type vehicles to enable single engine running, not just in Tas, but on the big island.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

This unit retained its previous cab and standard MU equipment so the recent use does not involve any remote control equipment. Part of its intended use was on services where only one TR was required for power but needed a second cab for the reverse movement
Surprised we don't see more of DV1 type vehicles to enable single engine running, not just in Tas, but on the big island.
RTT_Rules

It might have been even more useful in that application if the traction motors had been retained and it was used as a slug to apply additional low speed tractive effort with power provided from the master loco.

Despite the failure of AN's experiment with slugs (the BUs), the slug concept has never been given much of an opportunity in Australia - they're better suited to hilly, low speed lines where conventional DC traction locomotives can't get all of their horsepower to the rails.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
This unit retained its previous cab and standard MU equipment so the recent use does not involve any remote control equipment. Part of its intended use was on services where only one TR was required for power but needed a second cab for the reverse movement
Surprised we don't see more of DV1 type vehicles to enable single engine running, not just in Tas, but on the big island.
RTT_Rules

It might have been even more useful in that application if the traction motors had been retained and it was used as a slug to apply additional low speed tractive effort with power provided from the master loco.

Despite the failure of AN's experiment with slugs (the BUs), the slug concept has never been given much of an opportunity in Australia - they're better suited to hilly, low speed lines where conventional DC traction locomotives can't get all of their horsepower to the rails.
"Sulla1"


DV1 was never intended to support traction, its simply to eliminate the costly, timely and safety issue of swapping ends for the loco on regular short haul train movements, such as the Cement train which is about 5 to 7 times a day.

ie get an old small loco, gut it to save even more weight so its effectively a functional drivers cab only. Power loco at loaded end of train, DV1 at other for reverse running. My understanding the driver also self unloads the train from the remote standing alongside the train at the dump station.  All very efficient, meanwhile leaving Tassie and moving to Gladstone  Qld I used to see the wood chip train being unloaded with 5 people. Two drivers up front feet up reading the paper, one each side of the train at the dump station (to be fair sometimes they had to apply the vibrator to get things moving) and a 5th guy supervising talking to driver.
  BertR Station Master

RTT,
"Two drivers up front feet up reading the paper"
I wish I had a dollar for every shift I did at the Longreach woodchip plant doing exactly that. Spend an entire shift there and never turn a wheel.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
RTT,
"Two drivers up front feet up reading the paper"
I wish I had a dollar for every shift I did at the Longreach woodchip plant doing exactly that. Spend an entire shift there and never turn a wheel.
"BertR"


Went there a few times both night and during the day, saw some trains just sit there all day, nothing. Having the log grab lift the wagon off the rails didn't help though.

Meanwhile my interaction in the EBR, drivers seemed to barely have time to say hello unless they were waiting on the loader to fill the wagon.

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