82 class on 4500s/5455s

 
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Since last week, PN have been using double 82 class locos on the Parilya Ore train from the Parilya mine near Broken Hill to the smelters at Port Pirie. On March 4 8211-8253 were in charge of 66 wagons weighing an impressive 5,062 tonnes. Was great to chase this train that would normally be assigned to a nr. Here’s a clip of said train approaching the Barrier Hwy crossing near Ucolta:

https://youtu.be/5q79HwSxeqc

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  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Why is the train number 4500s/5455s when it goes interstate?  I would have thought it would have used interstate numbering conventions.
Or is this a legacy from when it as part of the SAR system?
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Why is the train number 4500s/5455s when it goes interstate?  I would have thought it would have used interstate numbering conventions.
Or is this a legacy from when it as part of the SAR system?
james.au
Correct, all trains originating in Broken Hill heading West are considered S.A. Intrastate trains hence being 45xxS and trains heading East are considered N.S.W. Intrastate trains hence being 84xxN

Jack
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Here are a few photos from the chase:

Approaching the Barrier Highway crossing near Ucolta https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/39715438015/in/dateposted-public/

Powering away from Peterborough https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/26739028498/in/dateposted-public/

Approaching Yongala https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/39899552824/in/dateposted-public/

Passing Jamestown https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/38800810050/in/dateposted-public/

Descending the grade into Gladstone https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/39899569124/in/dateposted-public/

Approaching the National Highway One overpass just north of Crystal Brook https://www.flickr.com/photos/80725318@N07/38800855390/in/dateposted-public/

Enjoy Very Happy
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
5455/4500 on Thursday/Friday was hauled by 8253 solo.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
I suppose the introduction of the TT and 92cl on Hunter coal has made the release of 82 for other duties possible, the 81 and 80 to be bumped down the chain.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
4 x 82 stabled in Morandoo today including 8236 in reverse yellow.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
4 x 82 stabled in Morandoo today including 8236 in reverse yellow.
Junction box

So are these destined to work 4500/5455 or are we just turning this into another Sightings thread?
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Pretty sure they are being used on the Cobar
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Why is the train number 4500s/5455s when it goes interstate?  I would have thought it would have used interstate numbering conventions.
Or is this a legacy from when it as part of the SAR system?
Correct, all trains originating in Broken Hill heading West are considered S.A. Intrastate trains hence being 45xxS and trains heading East are considered N.S.W. Intrastate trains hence being 84xxN

Jack
Jack Le Lievre
The boundary point between the original AN territory and NSWGR territory is 30 metres East of the South Road Overbridge (392.2kms from Coonamia) This point is also the boundary of train control bases. ARTC Broadmeadow controls East of this point
The Perilya Mine sidings join the mainline at 391km point so in effect the train runs only on the west side of the boundary point so effectively a SA intrastate train.
http://www.sa-trackandsignal.net/Pdf%20files/ARTC/AR406.pdf
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
8236-nr71 (both PN livery) were in charge of 5455s on 25/3, same locos took 4500s east today.
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
Photo of above mentioned ore train yesterday
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125922294@N02/39219161920/in/dateposted-public/
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Photo of above mentioned ore train yesterday
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125922294@N02/39219161920/in/dateposted-public/
sar602
Very good capture.

5455s today was only nr71 solo, I hope the 82 experiment hasn't been a failure yet again.

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