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Posted 02 Dec 2019 22:53 in South Australia by Alco251_244

Yes it was demolished a while ago.

The bogies under GML10 are the same as the DL class and even have ANR cast into them.

[quote=Pressman][quote]Cheers for the link. Why would the line be booked out has traffic to that dock ceased?[/quote]The tracks on the dockside at Port Pirie probably haven't seen any traffic in 20 pl ...


[quote=MD]When the ANs were first built, they were geared for 150 kmh, as they were only intended for hauling trains across the TAR.

Whether they have been regeared I dont know, but if not, they woul ...

Posted 23 Jul 2014 20:11 in South Australia by Alco251_244

607 had a full overhaul at Islington and then had a major failure on load test and was then stored for over 12 months before it was stripped of its freshly rebuilt engine and other running gear. All t ...

Posted 17 Jul 2014 21:33 in South Australia by Alco251_244

Nothing left in 607. Stripped of all useable parts including engine, generator, air compressor, air brake gear, electrical gear etc. Will be scrapped along with NA1874 also at Islington and stripped o ...

Track speed on the lines was 50km/h except for Alawoona to Loxton which was 30km/h and from Parilla to Pinnaroo which was 40km/h for empty and 30km/h for loaded trains.

531, 532, 859, 862 and 863 were all repainted into ANR red and silver. 859''s livery was very short lived.

And is also disconnected at both ends with the points removed long ago.

The RMNY's are indeed ex NMNY's. A link to a series of photos on the RMEY's as promised.

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The two brake vans NBHR 96 and 97 still exist.

96 is privatly owned by a well known driver and is currently residing in Parkes along with one or two HRH/AVHP short stainless steel brakevans.

NBH ...

The car carriers were made up of two RMAX's joined together - these were double deck car carriers. The work of making them an articulated pair was done at Islington Works before being sent to Pt. Piri ...

[quote=Junction box]Apparently they drink the fuel compared to their four stroke cousins and are probably not what buyers are looking for.

Whatever happend to 42207, used to love her big engine numbe ...

I received a similar Athearn loco with similar damage, brand new out of the sealed box. Emailed Athearn with some pics and they sent out the new replacement parts free of charge.

Posted 05 Jul 2013 19:04 in Sightings by Alco251_244

40 hoppers is the norm but they some times run less. They have done a couple of trains out of Tailem Bend with 50 hoppers before which is normal to some of the northern sites.

Posted 04 Jul 2013 10:07 in Sightings by Alco251_244

[quote=SAR520SMBH]Saw a grain train at Blackwood this morning, went through at approx 1020 hrs with 2216, 2212, 2210 and GWU002 at the helm. Ventured up to Mt Lofty to catch it again, it went through ...

Posted 20 Jun 2013 18:05 in Sightings by Alco251_244

[quote=greasyrhys]2DA2 passed me at 9:44am with CLP17-GWU002 at the helm. The derailment on Saturday at the Islington terminal would've meant a very short turnaround in Darwin, hence why the GWU wasn' ...

Posted 02 May 2013 23:02 in South Australia by Alco251_244

Yes it is getting repaired hance the movement to Pt. Augusta Works.

8007 is currently in Broken Hill yard. Also 8039 is in Adelaide and was used as a banker to Tailem Bend and back last Friday 26/4 on 3PW4/5MP5.


All the CLF/CLP/ALF's share the same bogie design and were later fitted with bogie mounted sand boxes as they were original. The CLP's also lost their passenger gearing and extra shock asorbers to mak ...

The wagon is coded AST 28. It was an OB converted into an AZGY/AGGY generator flat before having the genrator removed and converted into the shunt tender.

The NR 'owned' 81 class that had the  modified cabs for DOO were; 8102, 8106, 8107, 8108, 8112, 8114, 8115, 8117, 8118, 8120, 8121, 8122 and 8124. 8112, 8114, 8117, 8118 and 8124 all received NR pai ...

Retired SD40's from the US mainly.

Posted 06 Jan 2013 15:05 in South Australia by Alco251_244

The line only has a speed limit of 20km/h so it took trains nearly 2 hours to travel the 34km. Both concrete bridges also need a million or two injected into them to allow trains to run again.

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