843 off to the NRM

 
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Ok, seems time to zap this thread back too life.

I have heard mumblings that 843 and one of the Stored units at Port Lincoln are off to the PRR, with one unit for parts and the other for eventual restoration/reactivation. I guess take it with a grain of salt for now and see if it actually happens?

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  SAR520SMBH Train Controller

Ok, seems time to zap this thread back too life.

I have heard mumblings that 843 and one of the Stored units at Port Lincoln are off to the PRR, with one unit for parts and the other for eventual restoration/reactivation. I guess take it with a grain of salt for now and see if it actually happens?
Dangersdan707
I've heard that this is happening.

843 will be the operational loco whilst 846 from Port Lincoln will be the donor loco.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Ok, seems time to zap this thread back too life.

I have heard mumblings that 843 and one of the Stored units at Port Lincoln are off to the PRR, with one unit for parts and the other for eventual restoration/reactivation. I guess take it with a grain of salt for now and see if it actually happens?
I've heard that this is happening.

843 will be the operational loco whilst 846 from Port Lincoln will be the donor loco.
SAR520SMBH

....and for DD's benefit 846 is the only remaining stored 830 at Pt Lincoln.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
I have just returned from Pt Lincoln, and for what it’s worth I can confirm there’s only 846 there. My wife was somewhat baffled by the all the level crossings carrying signage saying ‘crossing not in use’.
  hbedriver Assistant Commissioner

Perhaps Pichi Richi could place 846 body shell onto 843’s bogies, Giving them representatives of both significant SAR gauges. DD707 should approve. They have started an appeal to get both locos on site and 843 running, I trust I won’t be the only one donating
  splod Junior Train Controller

Location: Darwin, NT
846 is a well-travelled loco.  It was one of 20 of the 830 class that were transferred to AN Tasrail in the early 80's, where it ran in AN green and gold.  See http://www.railtasmania.com/photogal/showimage.php?id=805

According to the RailTasmania site, it was one of the first withdrawn from Tasrail service in late 1987 and subsequently returned to SA.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
846 is a well-travelled loco.  It was one of 20 of the 830 class that were transferred to AN Tasrail in the early 80's, where it ran in AN green and gold.  See http://www.railtasmania.com/photogal/showimage.php?id=805

According to the RailTasmania site, it was one of the first withdrawn from Tasrail service in late 1987 and subsequently returned to SA.
splod

846 was one of only a few to operate on all three gauges. It started life on BG then to Tas on NG (unsure of date, but one of the later ones). It was returned to SA during August 1987 and ran its first trains on the Gladstone to Wilmington line at the end of December that year, but became redundant when that line closed towards the end of 1988. It then had a spell on SG and for a while I think was pilot loco at Spencer Jct  - somewhere I have a pic of it there. 1993 and back to BG for a spell and then finally to Port Lincoln on NG.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Well, its Started, best wishes to them

https://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/news/830-class-locomotive-appeal
  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
In my capacity as PRRPS President, I can advise that;
Deeds between PRRPS and One Rail Australia have been signed for both 843 and 846.
Significant inroads have been made towards raising the necessary funds, just only over the 50% required.
The movement will be in the order of 846 to Quorn and then 843 to Quorn. Preparations are currently under away to electrically separate the bodies of each from the bogies.

The bogies of 846 will be utilised under 843 to make the operational unit.

I would sincerely like to thank One Rail Australia for making both of these locomotives available to PRRPS.

Regards,
Dion.
  hbedriver Assistant Commissioner

This is really great news, and thanks for the comprehensive information. Nice to see 1Rail being so cooperative as well, full credit to them. Half way there for fundraising is an excellent result, you guys must be pleased.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Okay dokie, Samish topic.
I've heard mumblings that one of the 700s is heading to steamranger.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Quick question, did the 830 class ever run on the narrow gauge Old Ghan?  If so, would the PRR ever be interested in one?  Cheers.
Only between Quorn and Hawker to my knowledge.
The true NG Central Australia Railway was isolated from the south in 1956 by the Stirling North - Marree SG line which was years before the 830s arrived on the SAR .
YM-Mundrabilla
While not significant in the history of the line, an 830 worked a train of SAR passenger cars into Quorn in the movie "Sunday Too Far Away".

Peter
  xdford Chief Train Controller

While not significant in the history of the line, an 830 worked a train of SAR passenger cars into Quorn in the movie "Sunday Too Far Away".
M636C
The unit was 867 which for about 6 or 7 years was the sole motive power on the Peterborough line.  843 also had a "starring role" in a Boney episode filmed at Gulnare as I recall circa 1971(?),  it was also the only member of its class to go to Milang.

Cheers

Trevor
  Railwayfan Train Controller

Location: By a Railway
858 also completed a working on the line between Quorn and Hawker to retrieve the wagons on one occasion (9th April 1970) following the cessation of Barytes traffic ect.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Okay dokie, Samish topic.
I've heard mumblings that one of the 700s is heading to steamranger.
Dangersdan707

Been confirmed within the last 9 days that 704 has been acquired by them, Steamranger plan to launch a fundraising campaign to have it transported to Mt Barker. Fantastic for them, will be a very handy asset but will no doubt need plenty of work to get it going.

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