Questions about the 82 class with names

 
  alcodl531 Beginner

Location: Albion Park Rail NSW

I know some 82's carried names. What were the names and numbers?
Thank you

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  sashmo Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane Qld

8212 carried/carries the name Jenny Roberts.



Sashmo

  Kent_B Assistant Commissioner
  M636C Minister for Railways


The significance of the names appears to be that these people are community volunteers in the local areas mentioned.

Each locomotive carried the lettering "Community Champion" along with the name and location.

The locomotive named "Milton Morris" was named after a Hunter Valley state parliamentarian who had been Transport Minister (but not at the time of naming). This loco was probably named earlier than the others since it was destroyed in the Beresfield collision.

At least one 82 class has been repainted in the lighter PN blue but in the same layout of colours. It has almost certainly lost its name.

M636C

  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia

8202 aka Yvonne Braid, in the Down Refuge at Thirroul:



  M636C Minister for Railways




8202 aka Yvonne Braid, in the Down Refuge at Thirroul:



"wurx"


It looks like the words "Community Champion - Wagga Wagga" were covered by the cabside PN Vinyl.

M636C

  electrax Assistant Commissioner

All three 82 class locomotives - 8219, 8246 & 8247 - which have been scrapped were all casualties of the 1997 Beresfield collision.  8219 rolled over into an empty paddock north of the station - which was fortunate as if it had gone the other way it could have taken out several of the houses in Addison Street, including the residence of one of my siblings and her family.
  sashmo Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane Qld
I think you will find it was 8247 that ended up in the paddock, after running through part of the station building,

here is a shot i took on the day
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pics/7566372768/in/set-72157626779891585

and here is an aerial shot
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8TrgJ7H3WZs/Uv_tA8OYqvI/AAAAAAAADLY/lRH9sVerUns/s1600/BERESFIELD+RAIL+CRASH.jpg
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

The significance of the names appears to be that these people are community volunteers in the local areas mentioned.
Each locomotive carried the lettering "Community Champion" along with the name and location.
The locomotive named "Milton Morris" was named after a Hunter Valley state parliamentarian who had been Transport Minister (but not at the time of naming). This loco was probably named earlier than the others since it was destroyed in the Beresfield collision.
At least one 82 class has been repainted in the lighter PN blue but in the same layout of colours. It has almost certainly lost its name.
M636C
M636C

Milton Morris served as NSW Transport Minister from 1965 to 1975. I understand that he is now aged in his early 90s. He left Parliament after he had an accident with his tractor on his farm near Maitland.
  sashmo Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane Qld
I think you will find and i am open to correction that Milton Morris after politics had some role in the Hunter Valley Training Company that helped apprentices who through one reason or another found their apprenticeship cut short complete their training.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

I think you will find it was 8247 that ended up in the paddock, after running through part of the station building,

here is a shot i took on the day
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pics/7566372768/in/set-72157626779891585

and here is an aerial shot
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8TrgJ7H3WZs/Uv_tA8OYqvI/AAAAAAAADLY/lRH9sVerUns/s1600/BERESFIELD+RAIL+CRASH.jpg
sashmo

thanks for that correction.  Apparenrtly the SRA put residents up at motels for a few days because of the noise involved in clearing up the wreckage.

electrax
  DBclass Chief Commissioner

Location: Western Australia
Link to ATSB report on incident in question :

http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/805912/rair1998001.pdf

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