ARG/QR Locos and movements

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Some of the action around Pinjarra and Brunswick Junction last week...including former Mt Isa line loco ACN 4142 working up the hill to the Worsley refinery



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsclEikhatA

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  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Searching for other information, I came across this from Apex
http://www.locomotivesforafrica.com/trains-for-africa.html

According to this, the stored AD, DAZ and NJ loco's are to be shipped to Africa in December.

Has this happened quietly, still to happen in the next few days, or been put off for a while?

Cheers
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Searching for other information, I came across this from Apex
http://www.locomotivesforafrica.com/trains-for-africa.html

According to this, the stored AD, DAZ and NJ loco's are to be shipped to Africa in December.

Has this happened quietly, still to happen in the next few days, or been put off for a while?

Cheers
Wallip

Loco's start moving out by road from 5 Jan, due to the ship not available earlier. SG loco's and wagons will go first. Then the NG.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Loco's start moving out by road from 15 Jan, due to the ship not available earlier. SG loco's and wagons will go first. Then the NG.
ALCO4401

Cheers for that.

What SG stuff from WA, is any,  is being shipped off shore, as the Apex sight didnt have anything?
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Cheers for that.

What SG stuff from WA, is any, is being shipped off shore, as the Apex sight didnt have anything?
Wallip

Yea, just realised the DC/22 class are part of Apex.
Is there any SG wagons leaving WA?
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
Ship berths on 4 January, with locos due to start leaving Forrestfield on 5 January.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
That website is using my photo of a loco hauled suburban train in Auckland NZ.  (The photo at the top of the page). They did not ask permission.
  wagrttn Locomotive Driver

Hello

I have just learned that the salt service went to road at the beginning of the year and I'm wondering where the wagons and containers are stored, please. Also, are the CFCLA ore wagons still at Avon yard?

Thanks
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hello

I have just learned that the salt service went to road at the beginning of the year and I'm wondering where the wagons and containers are stored, please. Also, are the CFCLA ore wagons still at Avon yard?

Thanks
wagrttn
I saw some CHCH wagons stored in Port Pirie on 10 January.
These might not be the ones ones that were in Avon Yard of course - there are a lot of them.

M636C
  darsamalx Locomotive Fireman

It appears the hiring of the 2 P class units (11 & 17) to CBH/Watco has come to an end. P2511 has been operating out of Picton on various Alcoa caustic and alumina services this week and P2517 has been active on the Worsley lime train.
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
It appears the hiring of the 2 P class units (11 & 17) to CBH/Watco has come to an end. P2511 has been operating out of Picton on various Alcoa caustic and alumina services this week and P2517 has been active on the Worsley lime train.
darsamalx
That is correct.  CBH have continued to use a fleet of Aurizon grain wagons though.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Around Kwinana on Friday:

S3311 on coal
S3307 on bauxite
S3301 on bauxite
S3302 on coal
S3310 on the lime train.  P2517 appeared to have been taken off this train Friday morning.  Would be nice if it is put back on it again.
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
A loco swap has occurred at Albany over the past weekend for the woodchip trains there.  DBZ2309, 2310 and 2311 have returned to Forrestfield, replaced by P2502 and 2517 and PA2819.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
A loco swap has occurred at Albany over the past weekend for the woodchip trains there.  DBZ2309, 2310 and 2311 have returned to Forrestfield, replaced by P2502 and 2517 and PA2819.
8888
Interesting. Are the DBs going to be stored, or put to work in the Kwinana / Picton area?
  Bulbous Assistant Commissioner

More XW wagons are heading down to Perth by road for scrapping this last week, having passed about eight of them in the last three days on the way to work. Does anyone know how many of the older narrow gauge wagons Watco will keep using at this stage? I did notice that one rake of the older wagons headed north yesterday from Northam to Goomalling behind CBH class units, but am not sure how much longer this will last.
  M636C Minister for Railways

A loco swap has occurred at Albany over the past weekend for the woodchip trains there.  DBZ2309, 2310 and 2311 have returned to Forrestfield, replaced by P2502 and 2517 and PA2819.
8888

That is consistent with the policy stated in the Aurizon locomotive plan where they are withdrawing locomotives based on fuel consumption.

The DBZ may use up to 20% or more fuel than a P class due to the design of the engine.

M636C
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
More XW wagons are heading down to Perth by road for scrapping this last week, having passed about eight of them in the last three days on the way to work. Does anyone know how many of the older narrow gauge wagons Watco will keep using at this stage? I did notice that one rake of the older wagons headed north yesterday from Northam to Goomalling behind CBH class units, but am not sure how much longer this will last.
Bulbous
CBH still have 60 Aurizon wagons on hire, 58 XU and 2 XT.  I don't know how long this arrangement will continue.

Simon
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

The new intermodal wagons That are piling up at F'field, are they for expansion or just replacement?
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I saw DBZ2310 heading light engine toward Kwinana today.  Is it coming out of storage to work somewhere?


DBZ2311 was working out of Picton on caustic trains last week.

The DBs will be missed when they go.
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
I saw DBZ2310 heading light engine toward Kwinana today.  Is it coming out of storage to work somewhere?


DBZ2311 was working out of Picton on caustic trains last week.

The DBs will be missed when they go.
Kafoopsy
Three DBZ currently in service Justin, the two that you have seen and DBZ2309 at Albany.

Simon
  Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
Q4007 now in Aurizon Livery

Q4003 entered in the paint booth
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Q4007 now in Aurizon Livery

Q4003 entered in the paint booth
Q4004
Q4003 is waiting on a new heart. It will go back into traffic in it's current scheme.
Q4011 is the next GO loco, sitting at the back of the fitters waiting to go in. Should be out in traffic by October
  Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
Q4007 now in Aurizon Livery

Q4003 entered in the paint booth
Q4003 is waiting on a new heart. It will go back into traffic in it's current scheme.
Q4011 is the next GO loco, sitting at the back of the fitters waiting to go in. Should be out in traffic by October
ALCO4401
Interesting thanks for that.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Operating around Picton at the moment:

P2512
P2507
P2503
Various ACNs

Parked in the yard:
P2510
DBZ2309
DBZ2310 (I think)

How many ACNs are in WA at the moment and what numbers are they?

P2512 is different in that it has '2512' in both number boards. I think it looks better this way.
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
Operating around Picton at the moment:

P2512
P2507
P2503
Various ACNs

Parked in the yard:
P2510
DBZ2309
DBZ2310 (I think)

How many ACNs are in WA at the moment and what numbers are they?

P2512 is different in that it has '2512' in both number boards. I think it looks better this way.
Kafoopsy
Justin, there are 20 ACN in WA at the moment.  Fourteen are based at Narngulu and six are at Picton.

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