ARG/QR Locos and movements

 
  p2014 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton, WA
i like the wa rebuild 3100's cause the number boards on the first 4 rebuilt in sa look dodgy

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  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
On friday, I saw the ARG train in lieghton, it didnt leave untill 3.30pm which was a bit late then usally, anyone know why it was running late?
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
On friday, I saw the ARG train in lieghton, it didnt leave untill 3.30pm which was a bit late then usally, anyone know why it was running late?
"Australind"


It was late because 2206 failed in the section to Soundcem and needed to be pushed to Soundcem
  Djukin Chief Train Controller

Hi All
The coal train arrived in Narngulu this morning behind P2016/DA1572/AB1531 complete with ballast wagons.

The AB was quickly put to work on ballast train work on the Mullewa line. First time for a while I have seen an ARG loco on a ballast train up here.
Regards
Phil
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  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
I think it will be a much more common sight to see ARG locos pulling Westnet work train like rail and ballast.
  Djukin Chief Train Controller

I think it will be a much more common sight to see ARG locos pulling Westnet work train like rail and ballast.
"903"


Thanks for that 903, sounds as though we may get to see a few different locos its great to see the AB out and about on its own rather than mu'ed with other locos.
Regards
Phil
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

I think it will be a much more common sight to see ARG locos pulling Westnet work train like rail and ballast.
"903"


SSRS will have its three ZB's tied up on the Mandurah line for a year so that only leaves their R and F available for n/g work. Will be interesting to see what ARG have free for infrastucture work when grain cartage is in full swing.
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
On friday, I saw the ARG train in lieghton, it didnt leave untill 3.30pm which was a bit late then usally, anyone know why it was running late?
"Australind"


It was late because 2206 failed in the section to Soundcem and needed to be pushed to Soundcem
"903"


Cheers 903, was this the orriginal loco and they had to swop with another loco?
  Djukin Chief Train Controller

SSRS will have its three ZB's tied up on the Mandurah line for a year so that only leaves their R and F available for n/g work. Will be interesting to see what ARG have free for infrastucture work when grain cartage is in full swing.[/quote]

Noting ARG have just a few more locos, crews, depots & resources as well
  Djukin Chief Train Controller

Hi all
DA1572 worked the ballast train up here ex Narngulu today.
2513 was on the coal train first time seen up this way since the rebuild.
DA1575/1907/1906 on the grain
2507/P2010 loaded iron ore
25012 empty sands train.

Was at a public meeting up here in Geraldton last night Mount Gibson advised of its intention to increase production to 5 million tonnes/ year within 18 months.

Also mentioned was Gynalbie Metals at 1-1.5 million tonnes initially in similar timeframe.

Three other companies all working together for a new Port and rail line with anything up to 50 million tonnes between them.
Regards
Phil
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

SSRS will have its three ZB's tied up on the Mandurah line for a year so that only leaves their R and F available for n/g work. Will be interesting to see what ARG have free for infrastucture work when grain cartage is in full swing.
"Djukin"


Noting ARG have just a few more locos, crews, depots & resources as well[/quote]

I have heard a rumour that the future of the ARG Maintenance Depot at Forrestfield is uncertain, a number of long term staff have left in recent times and G&W/Wesfarmers have indicated that it is costing too much to run, there is talk that the maintenance will be pushed to the other regions in the state, ie Kwinana, Avon, Geraldton etc
Maybe just a rumour..............................
  p2014 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton, WA
Hi all
DA1572 worked the ballast train up here ex Narngulu today.
2513 was on the coal train first time seen up this way since the rebuild.
DA1575/1907/1906 on the grain
2507/P2010 loaded iron ore
25012 empty sands train.

Was at a public meeting up here in Geraldton last night Mount Gibson advised of its intention to increase production to 5 million tonnes/ year within 18 months.

Also mentioned was Gynalbie Metals at 1-1.5 million tonnes initially in similar timeframe.

Three other companies all working together for a new Port and rail line with anything up to 50 million tonnes between them.
Regards
Phil
"Djukin"


very nice indeed!
can someone tell me when trains operate in and around geraldton as i am interested in seeing some now im on school holidays
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

sighted today around Forrestfield
4002 (ex Q302) at EDI
L264 050 grain
3111 166 acid
L268 158 freight
L260 194 cement
L275 430? light engine to Kwinana
MA1862 UW1/2 pickup set 309 from wheel lathe
Q317 057/054 metro grain shuttle
  Australind Minister for Railways
  p2014 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton, WA
nice photos Australind
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Thanks for the feed back P2014

Today about 1pm I sighted 2206 travelling along between the whalf and lieghton with the Port train. It made an interesting sight as normalling theis is a Monday to Friday train and doesnt usally work on weekends. Does anyone know why this ran today?
  Australind Minister for Railways

Location: Perth, Western Australia
2206 was on the Port run today, seems that the ARG train is getting bit longer! 2206 has been on this train a few times this week. I havent seen a Q on this for a while now. I miss them.  Sad
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

L260/3103/L266(dead) on tonights 025 Kalgoorlie freighter
  p2014 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton, WA
L260/3103/L266(dead) on tonights 025 Kalgoorlie freighter
"nachoman"


does any one know why L266 was hauled dead?
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
With fuel prices being the way they are, locos are always shut down if they are not required.
Sometimes they are sent through to Kalg for what is called Loco balance, which means it was sent down for repairs and is just returning or it is needed for the return load.
On Sundays out of Forrestfield the Merredin Salt train is combined with the Kalg frieghter so the Saly train load is hauled at the lead with the loco and it will be detached at Merredin  at about midnight.
  Jarroo Chief Commissioner

L260/3103/L266(dead) on tonights 025 Kalgoorlie freighter
"nachoman"


does any one know why L266 was hauled dead?
"p2014"



PacNat have to call the bosses if they have a third loco attached that they want to use. On Friday I heard control talking to a Westbound train on the desert managing only about 70 km/h due to cross winds, control asked them to start their third loco and they responded "we'll make some phone calls", it turned out they were unable to get the third unit going.
  p2014 Chief Commissioner

Location: Geraldton, WA
oh ok thanks for the info guys  Very Happy
  nachoman Assistant Commissioner

260 quartz train through Midland late this arvo with DA1572/DA1574 up front. DA1574 must of failed as I believe a light engine was sent up that way early this morning as train 253. DA1572 took the train from Forrestfield to Kwinana.
  903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
1574 was a total failure at Mogumber early today and 1575 was sent to assist.
  warailways Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
ah the signs of ageing....

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