Elec Fleet early units going to retire?

 
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
34 & 38 at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
32 & 51 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
40 & 87 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
53 & 55 at Milton on special
35 & 45 at Milton on caboolture run
23 & 50 at Milton northbound
52 at Strathpine on caboolture run

106 &  110 at Central on Roma Street run
122 & 124 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
108 & 109 at Milton on special

207 & 208 at Milton on special
211 & UID at Milton northbound

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  rainynight65 Locomotive Fireman

I've seen two EMU double sets sitting on a siding near Redbank for the past few days. Was able to make out numbers 11, 14 and 80. Can't see the fourth from the train as they are slightly offset. Wonder if they're slated for retirement.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

The other one is 10.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Thursday sightings
15, 17, 21, 27, 41, 42 + 2 in Normanby Sidings
40 & 87 going through Normanby Sidings
18 & 47 at Milton on Springfield run
35 & 45 at Milton on Redcliffe run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Forgot Wednesday sightings
36 & 39 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
40 & 87 at Strathpine on caboolture run
22 & 82 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
30 & 47 at Central on Ferny Grove run
20 & 54 at Central on Springfield run
52 at Petrie on caboolture run

101 at Petrie on Ipswich run

154 & 155 at Central on Roma Street run

201 & 211 at Roma street on Beenleigh run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
203+212 Wynnum  Thursday.
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
28+30 plus 2 other sets yet to be seen closely, at Wynnum Sat. morning.
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
33+56 Wynnum Sat night.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

The following have new pantograph arms fitted.
83, 101, 205

Friday sightings
30 & UID at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
39 & 43 at Roma street on special
22 & 82 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
32 & 51 at Milton on Redcliffe run
53 & 55 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
20 & 54 at Milton on Springfield run
48 & 83 at Milton on Springfield run
57 & 59 at Central on Rosewood run
33 & 56 at Petrie on special
04 at Petrie on caboolture run

103 at Roma street on Ipswich run
105 & UID at Central on Roma Street run
101 & 106 at Bowen Hills on Manly run

205 & UID at Roma Street on special
203 & 212 at Roma street on Shorncliffe run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Monday sightings
34 & 38 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
46 & 49 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
18 & 45 at Roma street on special
20 & 54 at Roma street on Ipswich run
22 & 82 at Milton on Springfield run
36 & 40 at Roma Street on Doomben run

123 & 124 at Geebung on Roma Street run
110 & UID at Strathpine on Springfield run

206 & 209 at Milton on special
  TheDragonFire123 Beginner

Monday sightings
34 & 38 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
46 & 49 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
18 & 45 at Roma street on special
20 & 54 at Roma street on Ipswich run
22 & 82 at Milton on Springfield run
36 & 40 at Roma Street on Doomben run

123 & 124 at Geebung on Roma Street run
110 & UID at Strathpine on Springfield run

206 & 209 at Milton on special
Skyblue1
The other set of 110 as of July 28 was IMU 102.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
33 & 48 at Zillmere on caboolture run
22 & 82 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
28 & 30 at Central on Shorncliffe run

103 & 106 at Central on Nambour run
123 & 124 at Milton on Nambour run

156 & UID at Central on Roma Street run

201 & 211 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
17+34 at 1755 Sunday...Wynnum.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Found notes for last Wednesday. Had Thursday and Friday off so no sightings.

15 & 21 at Roma street on special
33 & 48 at Milton on Ipswich run
37 & 39 at Milton on Redcliffe run
36 & 40 at Central on Rosewood run
27, 41, 53, 55 in Old Mayne Yard
43 on Bowen Hills depot
46 & 49 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
34 & 38 at Strathpine on special

121 & 122 at Roma street on Doomben run
123 & 124 at Sunshine on Redcliffe run

154 & 155 at Central on Roma Street run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Monday sightings
44 & 81 at Petrie on Ipswich run
33 & 36 at Strathpine on caboolture run
27, 41, 53, 55 in old Mayne Yard
15 & 21 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
43 & 83 at Central on special
22 & 82 at Central on Shorncliffe run
42 & 45 at Roma street on special
30 & UID at Milton southbound
46 & 49 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
01 & 04 on Bowen Hills depot
87 & UID at Eagle Jcn on Manly run

101 & 107 at Milton on Springfield run

154 & 155 at Central on Roma Street run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Tuesday sightings
44, 46, 49, 81 in old mayne Yard
37 & 39 at Bowen Hills depot
48 & UID at Roma Street on Manly run
47 & 83 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run

121 & 122 at Eagle Jcn on Park Road run
123 & 124 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
101 & 107 at Milton on Nambour run

202 & 204 at Roma street on Rosewood run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
Today on Facebook is an article about 01 retiring this week and a farewell tour over all lines this weekend. Timetable provided. Whole EMU fleet to be retired by 2022, except for preserved ones.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@phil_48
Just read the article. 01 & 04 should both be repainted blue or at least a thorough external smarten up. 01 has left 04 at Bowen Hills depot so must be getting work done on it.
Be interesting to see which units will be kept and what level of refurb they will get if any.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
01 & 04 should both be repainted blue.
Skyblue1

Why would they be repainted blue?
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

@Graham_4405
Their original livery was blue wasn’t it? In the UK many of the train operators paint locos and stock in retro liveries to mark their heritage.
Anyway, apparently it’s all a hoax and won’t be happening. That’s the latest post on fb until it was deleted by admin.
I guess it will happen but not before the full 75 NGRs are in service and I guess some refurbs of the IMU/SMU units has been done??
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Wednesday sightings
44, 46, 49, 81 in old mayne Yard
22 & 87 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
25 & 51 at Roma street on special
18 & 53 at Roma street on Rosewood run
04 on Bowen Hills depot

202 & 204 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Ok. Looks like the farewell is on this weekend.
It was a leaked posting for Queensland Rail  internal staff only.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Ok. Looks like the farewell is on this weekend.
It was a leaked posting for Queensland Rail  internal staff only.
Skyblue1
https://www.queenslandrail.com.au/aboutus/mediacentre/farewelling-queenslands-first-electric-train

You will see here that there was a very small amount of blue involved originally. End window surrounds, QR logo, "bumper bar" and the under carriage. Most of the train was unpainted.
  Skyblue1 Chief Train Controller

Thursday sightings
29 & 52 at Strathpine on caboolture run
44, 46, 49, 81 in old mayne Yard
01 & 04 on Bowen Hills depot
25 & 51 at Central on Shorncliffe run
27 & 34 at Roma street on special
42 & 45 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
18 & 53 at Milton on Springfield run
59 & 85 at Roma street on Rosewood run

101 & 107 at Central on Nambour run
102 & 106 at Milton on Ipswich run
103 & 105 at Milton on Springfield run

201 & 211 at Roma street on Park road run
206 & 209 at Petrie on Ipswich run
  phil_48 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum North
25+51 Wynnum Saturday morning.

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