The AK Cars

 
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I find it unusual we don't have a thread we can use for the reporting of where the AK cars have been recently. There is usually an odd thread around the various forums when they go somewhere, but not one thread where people can report seeing them, even if they didn't plan on it.

I was surprised to see them yesterday (31/1/08.) coming back from Newcastle, they went south through West Ryde (NSW) at 12:20pm, behind 8105.

It would be interesting to follow their progress around NSW and Australia in one thread! If this has been done before, my apologies, please direct me to the right one Razz

Sponsored advertisement

  HMC1989 Chief Commissioner

Location: Behind a desk.
Raichase you having trouble with your pics too.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Whoops, fixed. Thanks for that Smile.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
8105/AK cars/48145 were push pull out of Broadmeadow yard on 30/1/08 around lunch time south bound.
  Fred3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: Inner West, Sydney
Ahh, what the hell.

I'll post my pic when I saw them head north back on Tuesday (29/01):



EDIT: Woops Embarassed  Forgot to mention where. 8105 and another 48 heading north passed Koolewong at around 10-11ish
  xr554 Chief Commissioner

Location: Ashton S.A.
Nice pics there guys keep up the good work.
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
I think its Monday they head off to Vic and SA  [Ex Albury Wed morning ] when i went past Clyde Yard Thursday night 2212 has arrived from SA to work the train.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
8105/AK cars/48145 were push pull out of Broadmeadow yard on 30/1/08 around lunch time south bound.
"42101"


Thanks for the sighting Greg. I believe they worked around the local area before coming back on the Thursday. I know I saw mentioned that they would work push pull up to Newcastle and back on the 31st before returning to Sydney.

Cheers for the tip trainlover. Might not see them in Sydney for a bit then. I hope we see photos and sightings from our friends down in the south!
  TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
Here is the next month in ARTC areas. Sorry missed the first one, but its raining down here anyway.
4th FEBRUARY –2nd MARCH 2008
DUE TO THE FOLLOWING:
AK CARS TRACK EVALUATION AND INSPECTION


    Then must be travelling over the border until:

      Interesting use of terminate at Macarthur Confused
        574M White Guru

      Location: Shepparton
      Cootamundra –Stockinbingal: free track speed.
      Stockinbingal –Griffith: record track speed.


      What is the difference between "free track speed" and "record track speed" Question
        Q4004 Chief Commissioner

      Location: Thornlie
      When will the AK cars go to Perth
        TE2815 Minister for Railways

      Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
      Cootamundra –Stockinbingal: free track speed.
      Stockinbingal –Griffith: record track speed.


      What is the difference between "free track speed" and "record track speed" Question
      "574M"
      Free means the cars are not recording or measuring etc..., whereas record naturally means they are recording.

      That is just ARTC terminology for you Rolling Eyes . RIC/SRA just show recording or running free.
        nutbagg Deputy Commissioner

      Location: Back at the chocolate factory.
      Recording speed is around 80km/h, running free is applicable track speed. The AK cars are doing the full trip to Perth and Darwin this time.
        prr934 Train Controller

      Location: Adelaide, SA
      The AK Cars arrived in Adelaide yesterday from Tailem Bend. They then travelled to Pelican Point (Outer Harbor) before returning to the MPC to stable overnight. They will head out again in the morning to Port Augusta & Whyalla, then off to Barton on Sunday.

      Motive power into Adelaide (I believe all the way from Sydney originally) was 2212.
        crisfitz Chief Commissioner

      Location: Enroute somewhere
      When will the AK cars go to Perth
      "NR103_Pacnat"


      Thursday 14th Feb - Kalgoorlie to Forrestfield
      Friday 15th - Forrestfield to Kalgoorlie
      Saturday 16th - Kalgoorlie to Esperance
      Sunday 17th - Esperance to Kalgoorlie
      Monday 18th - Kalgoorlie - Leonora - Kalgoorlie
      Tuesday 19th - Stabled Kalgoorlie
      Wednesday 20th - Kalgoorlie to Cook and beyond Very Happy
        xr554 Chief Commissioner

      Location: Ashton S.A.
      Hi all the AK cars are on there way to Perth. 2212 crew car JRA6V and the tree AK cars through Mallala at 0705.
        Q4004 Chief Commissioner

      Location: Thornlie
      When will the AK cars go to Perth
      "NR103_Pacnat"


      Thursday 14th Feb - Kalgoorlie to Forrestfield
      Friday 15th - Forrestfield to Kalgoorlie
      Saturday 16th - Kalgoorlie to Esperance
      Sunday 17th - Esperance to Kalgoorlie
      Monday 18th - Kalgoorlie - Leonora - Kalgoorlie
      Tuesday 19th - Stabled Kalgoorlie
      Wednesday 20th - Kalgoorlie to Cook and beyond Very Happy
      "crisfitz"


      Will the train do a run around the SG network
        xr554 Chief Commissioner

      Location: Ashton S.A.
      When will the AK cars go to Perth
      "NR103_Pacnat"


      Thursday 14th Feb - Kalgoorlie to Forrestfield
      Friday 15th - Forrestfield to Kalgoorlie
      Saturday 16th - Kalgoorlie to Esperance
      Sunday 17th - Esperance to Kalgoorlie
      Monday 18th - Kalgoorlie - Leonora - Kalgoorlie
      Tuesday 19th - Stabled Kalgoorlie
      Wednesday 20th - Kalgoorlie to Cook and beyond Very Happy
      "crisfitz"


      Will the train do a run around the SG network
      "NR103_Pacnat"

      They only can do the SG. They do not get gauge converted in Perth.
        EL60 Chief Commissioner

      Location: left
      will the AK test train with 2212 go via Melbourne or Broken hill and back to Sydney when it gets to Adelaide on its way back from Perth ??
        CaseyJones Chief Commissioner

      Location: A little south of sanity
      Broken Hill, Parkes, Griffith, Goulburn, Sydney.

      Cheers
        Q4004 Chief Commissioner

      Location: Thornlie
      When will the AK cars go to Perth
      "NR103_Pacnat"


      Thursday 14th Feb - Kalgoorlie to Forrestfield
      Friday 15th - Forrestfield to Kalgoorlie
      Saturday 16th - Kalgoorlie to Esperance
      Sunday 17th - Esperance to Kalgoorlie
      Monday 18th - Kalgoorlie - Leonora - Kalgoorlie
      Tuesday 19th - Stabled Kalgoorlie
      Wednesday 20th - Kalgoorlie to Cook and beyond Very Happy
      "crisfitz"


      Will the train do a run around the SG network
      "NR103_Pacnat"

      They only can do the SG. They do not get gauge converted in Perth.
      "xr554"


      I was talkng about the run it did on the Fridays when it last came over to Perth.
      It happened as 6C01 from Forrestfield to Midland, 6C02 Midland to East Perth Terminal, 6C03 Back To Midland, 6C04 Midland to Kwinana Yard And CBH, 6C05 To Leighton, then 6C06 back to Forrestfield,
        traveltrain Locomotive Driver

      Location: where the trains are...
      The AK cars were hiding in Eveleigh this morning (7:00), with 4827 and 4819 (is this the other RC 48?) top and tailing it.
        Raichase Captain Rant!

      Location: Sydney, NSW
      4827 and 4819 (is this the other RC 48?) top and tailing it.
      "traveltrain"


      You'd be correct Smile. Thanks for the sighting, I wonder where they are off to next?

      17-20th of march they will be doing the City Circle with "two suitable 48s", which one would assume would be the Railcorp ones Smile.
        42101 Banned

      Location: Banned
      AK cars through Liverpool around 1030 on the DOWN and back through on the UP at 1140 as per normal 4819/4827 in DP mode on the train.
        traveltrain Locomotive Driver

      Location: where the trains are...
      they were at eveleigh again this morning at 815, but when i came past this afternoon (1530), they were not any longer

      Sponsored advertisement

      Display from:   

      Quick Reply

      We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.