A66 Being retired?

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Does anyone know who owns it?
Richard stroker
V/line.

A66 will most probably end up being used/hired for heritage trains.

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  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
SRHC have acquired A60 and 707 Ops have acquired A62. Neither were moved to their respective new homes under their own power, they were both towed dead attached mid consist.

Add to that, No mainline heritage operations are likely to happen in Victoria this year. So preparing A66 for heritage use at this point in time seems highly unlikely.

One possibility is that A66 has been used in the past for various non-revenue work trains. Training runs, ICE radio testing, level crossing activation testing etc. Unlike heritage operations, this work is still happening during these Covid times.

That all said, I know nothing.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

to be used on Grainnies................................
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Yes, or to be hired out to QUBE for use on any of its operations. They certainly could use the power.
  max_thum Station Master

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Bahaha.

A66 is back... had a feeling 66 would come back.

17/10/2020
N-A66-BZN, ex-Bendigo 1254 and expected into SSS 1500. To be stabled and shunted accordingly.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

To assist with the defective N class?  Can the HEP power bypass the A class in between?
  max_thum Station Master

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
To assist with the defective N class?  Can the HEP power bypass the A class in between?
route14
Nope. A66 is being transferred back to Melbourne, inline for its future revenue services, duties and jobs.

The new timetable in December is set to reflect these changes.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Thanks, but in case a non-HEP locomotive is needed to bank an HEP loco, can the HEP work with the non-HEP in between?
  M636C Minister for Railways

Thanks, but in case a non-HEP locomotive is needed to bank an HEP loco, can the HEP work with the non-HEP in between?
route14
No

(Unless the non HEP locomotive is fitted with a pass through HEP power cable).

It would be easy to fit such a cable, but equally the non HEP locomotive can lead the consist and the trailing locomotive provide the HEP power. In the N class, the HEP is provided by a separate engine and generator, so an N class which has a failed traction engine or alternator can still provide HEP power.

Peter
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The anticipated retirement of A66 has now been running here for nearly two and a half years. It's nearly in the same league as John Farnham:lol:
  Carnot Minister for Railways

I've heard every rumour under the sun in the past 24 hours.  Too much foam between the ears of most gunzels...

Anyway, here 'tis:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLVD_RsRwNo
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

The anticipated retirement of A66 has now been running here for nearly two and a half years. It's nearly in the same league as John Farnham:lol:
Valvegear
TRUE!
  Carnot Minister for Railways

A66 on a test run today to Seymour and back.  Allegedly, although 4 hours later than originally planned...

Actually on the way to Geelong now.  Hilarious!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The anticipated retirement of A66 has now been running here for nearly two and a half years. It's nearly in the same league as John Farnham:lol:
Valvegear
Perhaps the retirement of A66 and the Demise of the Overland threads should be combined. A66 could even haul the final Overland! Rolling Eyes

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