New locos at UGL

 
  3981 Assistant Commissioner

I woulda though going up to NT to work the Ore train would be a better bet....
"speedemon08"

GWA says no.
"bingley hall"


Oooooops my bad, I was thinking of the GWA C44's.....
"speedemon08"


Wrong again. GWA bought emd's  Rolling Eyes

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  EMBaldwin Chief Commissioner

Location: Amongst the Cane Fields

Oooooops my bad, I was thinking of the GWA C44's.....
"speedemon08"

Wrong again. GWA bought emd's  Rolling Eyes
"3981"

Erm.. no.  Apparently GWA are getting both.

From Ausrail Site

UGL & GWA sign long term maintenance agreement

UGL Rail has secured a long term maintenance agreement with Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA).
UGL & GWA sign long term maintenance agreement

The $67m contract will see UGL supply nine C44ACi locomotives and a five year locomotive maintenance program to support rail haulage from a new hematite iron ore mine under development in South Australia.
  bagus70 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wanting to revisit Australia again.
The CF looks very gorgeous.

(I wonder if any model manufacturer that create its HO scale model?  Laughing )
  GM32 Station Master

Don't know if this has been posted (my apologies if it has), I noticed this article in the latest on-line newsletter from Railway Gazette International.

UGL and GE announce narrow-gauge PowerHaul
22 November 2011

AUSTRALIA: GE Transportation and Australian manufacturing partner UGL Ltd officially announced plans for a 1 067 mm gauge version of the PowerHaul Series locomotive at AusRail Plus in Brisbane on November 22.

The 3 700 hp PH37ACmai is intended for heavy haul and fast freight operations on the narrow-gauge networks in Queensland and Western Australia. A standard gauge version is also under consideration, but at present there are no plans to put this into production.

UGL intends to build two prototype narrow gauge locomotives next year as demonstrators for revenue service trials with an unspecified operator; GE confirmed discussions are currently underway with 'several prospects.'

The locomotives will be assembled at UGL's Newcastle plant in New South Wales during the second half of 2012 and enter service in the first quarter of 2013. The main locomotive platform and bodyshell will be manufactured in Australia, although fabrication of some components is to be outsourced to India. GE will supply the engine and traction package.

According to UGL, the Australian PowerHaul will be 'somewhat different in appearance' to the locomotives GE Transportation has delivered to launch customer Freightliner in the UK, but the underlying technology will be the same.

UGL has not been active in the narrow gauge market for some years, but the company hopes to operate two production lines at Newcastle over the longer term, assembling Evolution Series C44s for the standard gauge market and PH37s for narrow gauge customers.

PowerHaul is designed to meet the EU Stage IIIA emissions requirements and can be adapted to meet Stage IIIB. The Australian locomotives will feature Flexicoil bogies, and GE's Trip Optimiser system to facilitate fuel-efficient driving.

'We have undertaken significant investment, along with GE, to develop a narrow-gauge locomotive product that represents a considerable advancement in locomotive power technology', said UGL Managing Director & CEO Richard Leupen. 'The PowerHaul Series locomotive will provide customers with substantial improvements in haulage capability, emissions, fuel efficiency, power and reliability.'

UK operator Freightliner placed an order for up to 30 PowerHaul locomotives in November 2007, and the first of these, designated Class 70, was delivered two years later. In February this year a demonstrator locomotive for the European and Turkish market was rolled out by Turkish manufacturer Tülomsas, which assembled it from a kit supplied from the USA.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Don't know if this has been posted (my apologies if it has), I noticed this article in the latest on-line newsletter from Railway Gazette International.

UGL and GE announce narrow-gauge PowerHaul
22 November 2011

AUSTRALIA: GE Transportation and Australian manufacturing partner UGL Ltd officially announced plans for a 1 067 mm gauge version of the PowerHaul Series locomotive at AusRail Plus in Brisbane on November 22.

The 3 700 hp PH37ACmai is intended for heavy haul and fast freight operations on the narrow-gauge networks in Queensland and Western Australia. A standard gauge version is also under consideration, but at present there are no plans to put this into production.

UGL intends to build two prototype narrow gauge locomotives next year as demonstrators for revenue service trials with an unspecified operator; GE confirmed discussions are currently underway with 'several prospects.'

The locomotives will be assembled at UGL's Newcastle plant in New South Wales during the second half of 2012 and enter service in the first quarter of 2013. The main locomotive platform and bodyshell will be manufactured in Australia, although fabrication of some components is to be outsourced to India. GE will supply the engine and traction package.

According to UGL, the Australian PowerHaul will be 'somewhat different in appearance' to the locomotives GE Transportation has delivered to launch customer Freightliner in the UK, but the underlying technology will be the same.

UGL has not been active in the narrow gauge market for some years, but the company hopes to operate two production lines at Newcastle over the longer term, assembling Evolution Series C44s for the standard gauge market and PH37s for narrow gauge customers.

PowerHaul is designed to meet the EU Stage IIIA emissions requirements and can be adapted to meet Stage IIIB. The Australian locomotives will feature Flexicoil bogies, and GE's Trip Optimiser system to facilitate fuel-efficient driving.

'We have undertaken significant investment, along with GE, to develop a narrow-gauge locomotive product that represents a considerable advancement in locomotive power technology', said UGL Managing Director & CEO Richard Leupen. 'The PowerHaul Series locomotive will provide customers with substantial improvements in haulage capability, emissions, fuel efficiency, power and reliability.'

UK operator Freightliner placed an order for up to 30 PowerHaul locomotives in November 2007, and the first of these, designated Class 70, was delivered two years later. In February this year a demonstrator locomotive for the European and Turkish market was rolled out by Turkish manufacturer Tülomsas, which assembled it from a kit supplied from the USA.
"GM32"


Yep, already posted here and here  Smile
  Highrise Assistant Commissioner

What looked to be CF4402 was sighted heading south through Ourimbah at 1140, looking all clean and shiny.
  Hairy Train Controller

Location: arts end of victoria
CF4402 Silver Knight today at UGL Broadmeadow.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6387432665/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6387434645/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6387433689/

It has the low weight 134 tonnes/high weight of 139.2 tonnes.

Also CF4401 was there, and in the shed were CEY001, with CEY 004  and CF4406 under construction.
"EFB5800"


I do apologize if this has been mentioned before, but has CFCLA released the names of the other locos in this class??
  C3827 Junior Train Controller

UGL have or about to close down their assembly operation at Chullora - quite a few now looking for jobs.
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
UGL have or about to close down their assembly operation at Chullora - quite a few now looking for jobs.
"C3827"


How long was it in operation?
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
CF4401 and CF4402 at Pt Warratah today.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6529759053/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6529760815/
  ContactBand Junior Train Controller

UGL have or about to close down their assembly operation at Chullora - quite a few now looking for jobs.
"C3827"


Yeah they just laid off a heap of people, was out there for an induction(+10 others) on monday and was shown the smoko room while they were having smoko, could of heard a pin drop when we all walked in.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
CF4401 and CF4402 at Pt Warratah today.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6529759053/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/efb5800/6529760815/
"EFB5800"

I'd amend you captions. I think it's 4401 and 4403.

I photographed 4402 at AHSC Goulburn this morning.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Thankyou Bingley Hall. I might have to amend my glasses. I only had a quick look at them through the fence while some weirdo was photographing cars where I was parked. I'll now assume it was 4403 at the rear anyway.
  645edude Train Controller

Location: In my own little 1/87 world
Hi all
Got a few pics of the signage on the CEY class
on my blog if you would like a look  Smile
http://rusted2therails.blogspot.com/
645edude
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Nice shots 645E! Thanks for sharing!

I take it Centennial Coal has Indian connections?

Any case, say goodbye to those awesome lash up's that SSR have been running Sad
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Nice shots 645E! Thanks for sharing!

I take it Centennial Coal has Indian connections?

"Mike_in_the_west"

Thai
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Very impressive looking locomotives. I look forward to seeing them head up the coal trains!
  rhino Chief Commissioner

Location: Oakbonk SA
I think the Kangaroo should be outlined only, and should be riding the elephant.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
CF4401 and CF4403 were over at Marandoo today. CF4404, CF4405 with decals, and CF4406 not decalled were at UGL Broadmeadow. CEY002 and another un-identified CEY with decals were there also.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville



CF4402 at Goulburn last Friday on the AHSC Christmas train.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
CEY001-G514-CF4404 were waiting to come out of the UGL branch at Hamilton Jct at 12:00 today.
  9215 Beginner

Keep your eyes peeled, first of the GWA C44's should be going into paint in the next week or so.
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
CF 4405 was sitting on her own near the turton/griffiths rd lights on friday will check and see what i can see tomorrow

17/01 - CF4405 and 4406 spotted in the UGL Yard tonight
  UP9372 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Banned
Today, an undercoated CEY? and 2 bat wing coal hoppers, hauled by a CFCLA ex 422 class passed Valley Heights at about 0840 heading to Lithgow. The trip originated in the Illawarra, and I suspect the trip was to check clearances at where ever Centennial load coal west of Lithgow. The CEY? was not powered and the number was actually sprayed on the cab side in black graffiti style. The only part painted was the sound baffle in yellow.
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
Yesterday, CEY001+CEY002+CEY003  ran an up empty coal.

First revenue trip??

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