Electric Locomotives going to Redbank Workshops

 
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
I have noticed in recent times that Redbank Workshops are getting a few Electric Locomotives.  They got QR 3523 from the Coal Train collision up north about a month ago and I have been told they will be getting another one soon.

Does anyone know why this is occuring when Redbank RACS traditionally work with Diesel Locomotives?

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  scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane
I have noticed in recent times that Redbank Workshops are getting a few Electric Locomotives.  They got QR 3523 from the Coal Train collision up north about a month ago and I have been told they will be getting another one soon.

Does anyone know why this is occuring when Redbank RACS traditionally work with Diesel Locomotives?
"3foot6"


Redbank seems to get all the rebuilding and repairs related to accidents, as can be seen from the motive power departure road section.(esp. Apr/May 09)

In Motive Power April/May 2009 it is said that 3900s may return to Freight Traffic (Page 29) therefore wouldn't Redbank or Mayne need to be able to deal with Electrics again if this happens
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
In Motive Power April/May 2009 it is said that 3900s may return to Freight Traffic (Page 29) therefore wouldn't Redbank or Mayne need to be able to deal with Electrics again if this happens
"scubs"


Electric Locomotives have rarely been overhauled/maintained at Redbank RACS.  Minor work was carried out in the ELP at Mayne and more substantial work carried out at Rockhampton Workshops.  Furthermore, collision damage is traditionally reparied by Rockhampton RACS or Downer EDI Rail in Maryborough.  This can be seen in Motive Power's 'Departure Road' Update (April/May 63: 31)

The 3551 Class Locomotives are actually considered Out of Gauge and require an Authority to Travel to get to Redbank.  Normally, the access ladders are removed before the transfer process.
  bluefinn Junior Train Controller

Location: Bethania
Dont suppose they would be storeing them at Redbank because of the coal boom slowing would they?
Tony
  gsxxxr_750 Junior Train Controller

No signs of the coal boom slowing up here, has been flat out so no chance of locomotives being stowed down there. According to the local paper BMA has sold a massive amount of coal to the chinese and Rio has plenty to move as well with Pac Nat helping out with that one.
Even seen a couple of 3900s at Jilalan the other day.
  Expost Chief Commissioner

I havent seen a 3900 in a long time.

Cheers
Expost
  scubs Chief Commissioner

Location: Geebung, Brisbane
Went up there this afternoon and saw 3525 behind a 2100 class in QRN livery.

Also noticed 2602 (or it may have been 2603) was at Redbank with different style numbering of the side of the cab, thinner and shorter, still black in colour.
  A7EL Station Master

Location: At my desk
3926 and 3918 at Jilalan for 3550 class training.

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