ARG/QR Locos and movements

 
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
G'day

On Friday I saw ARG's 2206 doing the container run, this is the first time I have seen this loco work this train. Sounded awesome as she was ideling at lieghton and doing a bit of shunting.

Heres a photo of it at railfest this year: http://australind720.fotopic.net/p21603449.html

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  pm1225 Chief Commissioner

2206 failed at Cockburn Cement today and was hauled back with cement train to Forrestfield by L275.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Well that was a short lived moment of glory
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Its a nice looking loco in ARG livery,is that the only one here?
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
Its a nice looking loco in ARG livery,is that the only one here?
"Australind"

Forrestfield is allocated 2205 and 2206, there is 2213 and 2215 allocated to Kalg.
2206 failed to reverse at Sound cem yesterday.  2205 and 2206 are still under warranty from the EDI GO.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Who would have thought 5 years ago we would have seen 422's hauling container trains down at Freo??  I thought it was odd enough to see 8120 in all freight-corp blue (before repaint) back in the days NRC used to run trains down that way.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Its a nice looking loco in ARG livery,is that the only one here?
"Australind"

Forrestfield is allocated 2205 and 2206, there is 2213 and 2215 allocated to Kalg.
2206 failed to reverse at Sound cem yesterday.  2205 and 2206 are still under warranty from the EDI GO.
"903"


Thanks 903, has 2205 been painted into ARG colours aswell?
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
Its a nice looking loco in ARG livery,is that the only one here?
"Australind"

Forrestfield is allocated 2205 and 2206, there is 2213 and 2215 allocated to Kalg.
2206 failed to reverse at Sound cem yesterday.  2205 and 2206 are still under warranty from the EDI GO.
"903"


Thanks 903, has 2205 been painted into ARG colours aswell?
"Australind"


Yes they are both the same, apart from the numbers
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I think the majority of the 422's have been painted up and renumbered 2200.  When a loco gets numbered, 9 times out of 10, they get painted at the same time.

The exclusion to this was 4011, which has been renumbered, but is in a VERY bad form of yellow.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Just courious what duties the 2 x 22 Class loco's in Kal are performing. I need to make an effort to get out that way one day.... for railway purposes Laughing
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I think its the lime trains out there mate.  Its either the 2200's or CLF's.

Go to NSW and see them over there! Wink  Plus other assorted "stuff" Laughing
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
I think its the lime trains out there mate.  Its either the 2200's or CLF's.

Go to NSW and see them over there! Wink  Plus other assorted "stuff" Laughing
"Mike_in_the_west"


The 2200 work the redmine service in Kalg, the loony lime is worked by an ALF and 3100, ARG dont have any CLF's in WA at present.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
So is the redmine service a 2200 double header....that would be a nice sight 8)
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
So is the redmine service a 2200 double header....that would be a nice sight 8)
"Wallip"


No just a single loco.
Kalgoorlie has the same problem as Forrestfield, the 2200 is not approved for Driver only yet so they cant be used on all trains..
Once they are approved they will be out and about more.

2206 is at Leighton today
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Today, ARG 2206 was on the Container train to fremantle around 12.30pm, left an hour and 20 minutes later. Sounds and looks awesome.
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

Sighted today:
L262 6 standard Kewdale
1901/P2002 ARG Forrestfield
P2014/AB153x/DA1574 ARG Avon
AB1536 ARG West Merredin
4011 058 grain Merredin 11:30
L266 476 salt Merredin 14:00
DA1574/P2011 343 empty grain depart Avon 16:50

also heard:
342 grain Avon Valley 07:00
413 ore Q313/Q306/Q317 dep Kooly 10,000t brake problems with middle unit, limped to Darrine, delayed 085 Prospector for some time
345 empty grain Amery to Kalannie 16:00 30kph heat restriction
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
2202 should also be in Perth to still as it was on display at Railfest 2005 along with 3102.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Actually, it was 2206. Wink
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
and 3117 but you had to be there I guess..
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
2206 was doing the run to fremantle again today, Got 3 photos of the lovely engine, Does anyone know if this is going to be a perment arrangement?
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
It is a task that suits the engine so I guess that is where it will stay for now.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Nothing was better than hearing those things roaring up the Blue Mountains in NSW though!! 😆
  chrisr001 Chief Commissioner

grain season's back in full

this morning saw
1202 + AB + P going to kwinana
as this went west,
P + P crossed east (think it was P+P, was blocked by the other train)
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

Yes I was going to post a similar comment. NG grain sets in the area today:
313/314 on the Miling line crossed Moondyne-Toodyay west 9:45
342 out of Avon around noon
363 out of FF around same time
303 late afternoon near Avon
plus 056/058 standard gauge grain.
  trainmadd Train Controller

grain season's back in full

this morning saw
1202 + AB + P going to kwinana
as this went west,
P + P crossed east (think it was P+P, was blocked by the other train)
chrisr001

I photographed these out at midland Also got P2004 and P2014 heading to forrestfield/kwinana.. On sunday 1202 was running with P2008.
some photo's here
http://perthfreights.fotopic.net/c725700.html

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