Preserving 8050

 
  Gaz170 Junior Train Controller

Location: Gold Coast
Does anyone know if there is a plan to preserve 8050 once Pacific National are finished with it?  As the last NSW Alco you would think it would be a significant loco to keep.

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  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

IIRC, 8050 is,
The last alco built is Aust.
The last NSW loco delivered in Tuscan.

So on that basis is it worthy of preservation? Probably.
The current owner PN will decide how that asset is disposed of, when the time comes.
  M636C Minister for Railways

8050 and 8005(?) were rebuilt and had their cabs refurbished for main line use some time ago.

8050 was the shunter at Adelaide Terminal at Keswick last time I saw it.

It was close to being the last new Alco built anywhere, with only the Canadian LRC power cars being built later.

Peter
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Here is what we have on the 80 class. https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/80-class
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Now that the very last English Electric built in Australia and the world, TGR's ZA6 (aka ATN/PN 2118) has been preserved at the Tasmanian Transport Museum, following the successful rescue of the last built classic "Bulldog" nosed EMD in the world, CLP10 (ex CL17), I think the last Alco built in Australia (debatable about the world, due to the ongoing usage of the engine design in India), deserves salvation, considering the substantial impact Alco locomotives had in Australia.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
It was close to being the last new Alco built anywhere, with only the Canadian LRC power cars being built later.

Peter
M636C
Not even the LRC would be the last, by far. Licensed Alcos were being built en mass in India till the 2010s. I think they still make them for export of industrial uses.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

It was close to being the last new Alco built anywhere, with only the Canadian LRC power cars being built later.

Peter
Not even the LRC would be the last, by far. Licensed Alcos were being built en mass in India till the 2010s. I think they still make them for export of industrial uses.
Dangersdan707
What's the significance of the last 80 class built? They are all the same.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Well judging by the list Bevans linked, it’s owned by PacNat and operational. It doesn’t take a genius to scroll the list and see they have others stored, and then there’s the ones they have scrapped.
We all know where the stored ones will get to next, based on the EMDs chopped up not too long ago.

Regards
  BDA Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
No , there are differences in 80s early and later builds .
From memory the later ones had tunnel style suspension bearings and slightly different traction motors .

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