I heard that the crews of the south west loved the ACNs and were reluctant to give them up when they were transferred up north! Pity they didn't put real horns on them.
I think they are a good looking loco. I'd like to see one in ARG yellow.
I can see why they would have loved them, more crew comforts than a old DB/DD!! They were even using the ACN's on the Works Trains at one point during the upgrade. Horn's are not to bad, the engine sounds of them working in notch 8 make up for it
Is it just me, or do they make more noise then an S class?
Lol when they were down here i was like, argh, another ACN, it seemed like they were everywhere. I wondered where the S class went?. Well it would be nice to have a couple. They may use them up the hill ? There are a couple trains that need some grunt, such as the caustic train. That gets up to 20 wagons these days. Didnt ever see one on the caustic train though, strangely, i dont know why. If AC traction will do a better job, it would have been interesting to see how it went. Remember also there are 3 DD class locos down here. One alumina train has 2 DD class on it.
When they have been working the ore trains up here in Geraldton they sound similar to a SD70 up north!
Yeah they roar a lot.
Yes, that kind of might should be matched with at least Nathan K5LA or even better, a Leslie S5. Not the two tone squeekers they have now.