4458's special green with white stripe scheme

 
  fokkertism Station Staff

Why did 4458 bear that green with white stripe scheme? Was it from a pre-LVRF private owner?

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  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Why did 4458 bear that green with white stripe scheme? Was it from a pre-LVRF private owner?
fokkertism

I wonder about that too, with 4458 as well as 4461 & 4488 bearing in different paint schemes.

HVRT were the owners of their 44's, before change of ownership to IRA (now QUBE) with the exception of 4472.

I reckon the paint scheme of 4461 was based on the red & cream scheme on Tasmanian Railway's X Class.
  fokkertism Station Staff

I wonder about that too, with 4458 as well as 4461 & 4488 bearing in different paint schemes.

HVRT were the owners of their 44's, before change of ownership to IRA (now QUBE) with the exception of 4472.

I reckon the paint scheme of 4461 was based on the red & cream scheme on Tasmanian Railway's X Class.
jt393
Speaking of 44s, what happened to 44s2 and 44s3? Were they scrapped or renumbered back to their original numbers?
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Speaking of 44s, what happened to 44s2 and 44s3? Were they scrapped or renumbered back to their original numbers?
fokkertism
4471 and 4477, passed to CFCLA, and now owned by QUBE
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Speaking of 44s, what happened to 44s2 and 44s3? Were they scrapped or renumbered back to their original numbers?
fokkertism
Yes, they were renumbered back to their original numbers, 4471 & 4477 respectively

QUBE seem to be very lucky to get the 44's that previously owned by Silverton - CFCLA & HVRT - IRA.
  andrewstrains Assistant Commissioner

Location: Townsville, Where else but QLD
Does anoyone have a timeframe in which this loco was in the green and white livery?

Andrew
  Bee-JayCoulter Beginner

Location: Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
4458, 4461 & 4488 all received their 1 off schemes when re-activate by HVRT and leased to LVR.
4458 was painted at Cowra, while 4461 & 4488 were painted at North Rothbury.
HVRT also operated 4463 & 4497. 4463 retained the former SRA candy & 4497 the Reverse livery, HVRT later purchased 4472 & 4498 from Austrac, and placed both in service in their ex SRA liveries of 4472 Candy & 4498 Red terror.
4458 was the 1st of the, then HVRT owned 44's to enter service in October 2001. 4458 was previously in a heavily faded freight rail blue livery and was repainted just using surplus paint available, the nose area was virtually the same pattern as the previous scheme with white replacing the yellow and green the blue, the white stripe along the side was because there wasn't enough green to do the whole unit.
4461 entered traffic in May 2002, its scheme was a trial for a HVRT based scheme (that was not adopted)
4463 entered traffic December 2001
4488 entered service December 2001, the scheme on this unit was US inspired.
4497 entered service Jan2002
Only 4497 was repainted into IRA (Silver) livery while still in HVRT ownership
Although 4488 along with the sole member still in HVRT ownership 4472 were repainted in 2007 into a Silver and Yellow livery at HVRT's North Rothbury site. 4472 still retains this scheme till today.
  244hseriesalco Chief Train Controller

4458, 4461 & 4488 all received their 1 off schemes when re-activate by HVRT and leased to LVR.
4458 was painted at Cowra, while 4461 & 4488 were painted at North Rothbury.
HVRT also operated 4463 & 4497. 4463 retained the former SRA candy & 4497 the Reverse livery, HVRT later purchased 4472 & 4498 from Austrac, and placed both in service in their ex SRA liveries of 4472 Candy & 4498 Red terror.
4458 was the 1st of the, then HVRT owned 44's to enter service in October 2001. 4458 was previously in a heavily faded freight rail blue livery and was repainted just using surplus paint available, the nose area was virtually the same pattern as the previous scheme with white replacing the yellow and green the blue, the white stripe along the side was because there wasn't enough green to do the whole unit.
4461 entered traffic in May 2002, its scheme was a trial for a HVRT based scheme (that was not adopted)
4463 entered traffic December 2001
4488 entered service December 2001, the scheme on this unit was US inspired.
4497 entered service Jan2002
Only 4497 was repainted into IRA (Silver) livery while still in HVRT ownership
Although 4488 along with the sole member still in HVRT ownership 4472 were repainted in 2007 into a Silver and Yellow livery at HVRT's North Rothbury site. 4472 still retains this scheme till today.
"Bee-JayCoulter"


4488 was repainted again in 2011 into the then current IRA silver scheme, and was put back on its wheels just before xmas 2011. I know this cause i was working with IRA part time and was involved in putting her back on her wheels. 4458 was repainted into its current colours in about 2009/10, 4488 was then taken off the road for body work and new wheels. 4463 was given a touch up about 2010/11 from graffiti candy to its current colour. 4461 was also touched up at the same time. 4498 is still as it was when first used in IRA service. 4483 is still in its SSR yellow. 4471 & 77 are as they were when owned by CFCLA.

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