Pacific National orders PowerHaul locos

 
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  M636C Minister for Railways

That's one of the old never sold GWU's that's been there for a while. I believe it is to become a 93 as part of the same deal for the PHs?
EFB5800
Weren't the two GWUs both painted cream?

The grey unit is rather newer, by more than a year, and never carried a number.

But it is one of the three to become 93 class.

M636C

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  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
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All 3 UGL class out in the sun today. Still not decalled or renumbered. Also a 'new' 93 in the shed.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I know this is an old thread buuuuuuuut ....

Are the PH37's still in Goninans yard or have they finally shipped out ?
GS4
I last looked on 1 October, and PH003 and PH001 were both still there in full PN paint and lettering.

Peter
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

The word is they'll be moved to PN's Nebo maintenance facilities on Aurizon's Goonyella Line "soon".
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

There's reports the PHs are on the move today, with at least one on the highway at the moment, heading for Queensland.

There's also talk the 88s will be reallocated to Townsville soon, possibly for the Mt Isa line. Time will tell on that one, but with the sugar contracts stsrting next year, PN Bulk will need an absolute minimum of five additional locos in Townsville...and more likely six or seven.
  M636C Minister for Railways

There's reports the PHs are on the move today, with at least one on the highway at the moment, heading for Queensland.

There's also talk the 88s will be reallocated to Townsville soon, possibly for the Mt Isa line. Time will tell on that one, but with the sugar contracts stsrting next year, PN Bulk will need an absolute minimum of five additional locos in Townsville...and more likely six or seven.
Sulla1
So there is still a chance for the remaining 83 class at Maryborough.....

Peter
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

There have been rumours the six LDPs/83s at Downer Maryborough have indeed been sold, but to date an official announcement or a photo of a new logo/livery have not yet appeared. Everyone involved is remaining very tight lipped.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

At least one PH has been sighted travelling by road through Central Queensland this morning. It's likely to be at PN's Nebo locomotive depot this afternoon or tomorrow.
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Only a guess Sulla 1 but could they be for SCT.   They've been struggling with motive power problems for quite a while as as you are probably aware have CFCLA VL class units on hire.   I have tried to enquire around the place what the performance of their Chinese units has been like but very hard to get specific details.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Only a guess Sulla 1 but could they be for SCT.   They've been struggling with motive power problems for quite a while as as you are probably aware have CFCLA VL class units on hire.   I have tried to enquire around the place what the performance of their Chinese units has been like but very hard to get specific details.
Trainplanner


This would involve conversion of the GT42CU-AC to standard gauge.

While not that hard, it would require new bogies being built.
There are two JT42Cs based on the WAGR NG S design at Weipa, and a similar bogie design could be used.

Being only 3030HP and having small traction motors would reduce their usefulness to SCT compared to their other locomotives.



However, they are available for sale.



Peter
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Thanks for the clarification.  Cheers
  Hogey66 Beginner

Heard a rumour they are going to Dysart first before heading to the facility at Nebo.
  A7EL Station Master

Location: At my desk
PH001 and PH002 sighted at Nebo Facility
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
PH003 on a low loader headed east on the Moonie Hwy about 20km west of Dalby this morning.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

PN's PH class locomotives now display builder's plates describing them as PH37ACmaHi (rather than the original PH37ACmai classification) and have a weight of 132-tonnes. I suspect the "H" is for heavy or higher adhesive weight as used on some US models.
  tonyburgessau Beginner

PN's PH class locomotives now display builder's plates describing them as PH37ACmaHi (rather than the original PH37ACmai classification) and have a weight of 132-tonnes. I suspect the "H" is for heavy or higher adhesive weight as used on some US models.
Sulla1
Hi,

Thanks for the model designation
The Goninan serials should be 524, 525 & 526
But I dont have the R-0xxx number?
Have you noted this?

Are they in regular service yet?

Cheers Tony
  M636C Minister for Railways

PN's PH class locomotives now display builder's plates describing them as PH37ACmaHi (rather than the original PH37ACmai classification) and have a weight of 132-tonnes. I suspect the "H" is for heavy or higher adhesive weight as used on some US models.
Sulla1
As far as I know the only locomotive type with "H" in the model description is the UGL C44ACHi, the Aurizon 5020 class.

The UK Class 70 weigh 132 tonnes, and these share the complete engine and generator and the engine hood with the PH.

It is possible that these three were originally built up to the higher weight as they were intended as demonstrators.

PN have plenty of use for coal traffic locomotives, and these could release 83 class for general traffic.

Peter

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