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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Gone appear to be the brake details, tare and carrying capacities etc.
What is the class and number of the  right hand wagon in the pic where someone appears to have had second thoughts?

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  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Gone appear to be the brake details, tare and carrying capacities etc.
What is the class and number of the  right hand wagon in the pic where someone appears to have had second thoughts?
YM-Mundrabilla
VHGF 866Y.
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Those wagons look nice and clean I hope they stay that way.  Where were the wagons painted?
bevans
I believe that they have been doing a similar thing to what SSR was doing and painting their wagons as they can while either loading, unloading, or staging. This has been happening across the board to the former VR/V/Line/Freight Australia Grain Hoppers on both B/G & S/G in both N.S.W. and Victoria. They are being painted either all Blue or all Green depending on what the wagons were painted under the graffiti. As for. How long do they stay that way? Anywhere from 24hrs to two weeks from what I have heard and seen.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Gone appear to be the brake details, tare and carrying capacities etc.
What is the class and number of the  right hand wagon in the pic where someone appears to have had second thoughts?
VHGF 866Y.
Y115
Sorry, but either the class, the number and/or the check letter is wrong.
If it really is VHGF 866 (and I'm not doubting what you say Y115) the check letter should be L (not Y).
Says a lot for someone's maintenance records and train consist data.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Gone appear to be the brake details, tare and carrying capacities etc.
What is the class and number of the  right hand wagon in the pic where someone appears to have had second thoughts?
VHGF 866Y.
Sorry, but either the class, the number and/or the check letter is wrong.
If it really is VHGF 866 (and I'm not doubting what you say Y115) the check letter should be L (not Y).
Says a lot for someone's maintenance records and train consist data.
YM-Mundrabilla
Next time they’re in town, I’ll try and get some photos of the wagons. Probably be of use to anyone do a contemporary model layout.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The check letter Y would fit with a VHGX of that number but I agree that this is not what is painted on the wagon. So something is wrong with the paint job.

Oh well ' why worry', 'easy come easy go', 'near enough', 'she'll be right'............. It's either right or it is not ............ Rolling Eyes
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Gone appear to be the brake details, tare and carrying capacities etc.
What is the class and number of the  right hand wagon in the pic where someone appears to have had second thoughts?
VHGF 866Y.
Sorry, but either the class, the number and/or the check letter is wrong.
If it really is VHGF 866 (and I'm not doubting what you say Y115) the check letter should be L (not Y).
Says a lot for someone's maintenance records and train consist data.
YM-Mundrabilla
Here's a detailed photo of it, couldn't get any larger without it distorting too much.

  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Gone appear to be the brake details, tare and carrying capacities etc.
What is the class and number of the  right hand wagon in the pic where someone appears to have had second thoughts?
VHGF 866Y.
Sorry, but either the class, the number and/or the check letter is wrong.
If it really is VHGF 866 (and I'm not doubting what you say Y115) the check letter should be L (not Y).
Says a lot for someone's maintenance records and train consist data.
Here's a detailed photo of it, couldn't get any larger without it distorting too much.

Y115
Thanks Y115. Definitely an amateur job.

Someone will wake up one day but how they get this incorrect data into a computerised train load database eludes me. Check letters are specifically designed to prevent this sort of thing.

There was a case many many years ago when someone was stenciling numbers etc on a rake of newly built wagons. Say there were six wagons to be numbered 1 to 6. Painter starts at 1 and walks along the rake ultimately completing number 6.
He/she/it then walks around the last wagon and starts to paint the other side again starting at 1 and finishing with number six.

No I don't (necessarily) believe it either. Smile
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Brings back memories of the endless thousands of old 4 wheel GY wagons.  At both Station Pier, Port Melbourne and Cunningham Pier, Geelong in steam days not unusual for the odd GY to fall off the end of the pier into the depths below.

In those days with manual records  and thousands of them, no one missed a few missing or even mentioned a odd GY shunted in error off the end of the pier.

However move onto to pier renovations etc some 20 - 25 years ago -  lo and behold divers found underwater quite a pyramid of GY wagons submerged underwater off the end of both piers, from which they were subsequently craned out and cut up as scrap.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Brings back memories of the endless thousands of old 4 wheel GY wagons.  At both Station Pier, Port Melbourne and Cunningham Pier, Geelong in steam days not unusual for the odd GY to fall off the end of the pier into the depths below.

In those days with manual records  and thousands of them, no one missed a few missing or even mentioned a odd GY shunted in error off the end of the pier.

However move onto to pier renovations etc some 20 - 25 years ago -  lo and behold divers found underwater quite a pyramid of GY wagons submerged underwater off the end of both piers, from which they were subsequently craned out and cut up as scrap.
kuldalai
This sounds like the same BS about 4 wheelers off the pier at Darling Harbour. I think both are urban myths.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8129, BL30 and G520 on today's train.

Photo of train, crew and friend's Kenworth.

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Huh... They seem to be getting in later and later. They weren't there at 11.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Brings back memories of the endless thousands of old 4 wheel GY wagons.  At both Station Pier, Port Melbourne and Cunningham Pier, Geelong in steam days not unusual for the odd GY to fall off the end of the pier into the depths below.

In those days with manual records  and thousands of them, no one missed a few missing or even mentioned a odd GY shunted in error off the end of the pier.

However move onto to pier renovations etc some 20 - 25 years ago -  lo and behold divers found underwater quite a pyramid of GY wagons submerged underwater off the end of both piers, from which they were subsequently craned out and cut up as scrap.
This sounds like the same BS about 4 wheelers off the pier at Darling Harbour. I think both are urban myths.
nswtrains
Yep, nothing in the drink and no theft whatsoever. They were all choir boys down there.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Huh... They seem to be getting in later and later. They weren't there at 11.
RustyRick
1130 to 1230, coming from Ouyen, seems to take up to twelve hours to travel from Maryborough to Portland.  Tomorrow's train probably be same time too.
  Bonzel Junior Train Controller

Huh... They seem to be getting in later and later. They weren't there at 11.
1130 to 1230, coming from Ouyen, seems to take up to twelve hours to travel from Maryborough to Portland.  Tomorrow's train probably be same time too.
Y115
They go up to Lubeck to fuel and run around then back down to Portland.
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Brings back memories of the endless thousands of old 4 wheel GY wagons.  At both Station Pier, Port Melbourne and Cunningham Pier, Geelong in steam days not unusual for the odd GY to fall off the end of the pier into the depths below.

In those days with manual records  and thousands of them, no one missed a few missing or even mentioned a odd GY shunted in error off the end of the pier.

However move onto to pier renovations etc some 20 - 25 years ago -  lo and behold divers found underwater quite a pyramid of GY wagons submerged underwater off the end of both piers, from which they were subsequently craned out and cut up as scrap.
This sounds like the same BS about 4 wheelers off the pier at Darling Harbour. I think both are urban myths.
nswtrains
They are not urban myths saw with my own eyes old GYs fished out of the drink by cranes at both aforementioned piers. At Cunningham Pier Geelong around 25 years ago 6 - 8 retrieved from the murky depths.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8134, G542 and XR559 on today's train, should be here about 1200, not going out for photos, too wet.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
G520 and 8129 on today's train.

Saturday's train may have departed yesterday, a couple of people told me they saw a train yesterday morning.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
G520 and 8129.

  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Nice shot above Y115, even nicer that you've included RustyRick out on his Power Walk, looks like he still has a Dickie knee as well.

Now, Mum has still been on Century Duty at Heywood, she has a train going South at 23:34 Friday, I think, another South 11:20 Sat morning, North 11:43 and South today 11:08. Think we're missing a train somewhere, anyhow seems to still be the 12hr cycle time at the Port.

She's also Enraged about how many truck's are on the road between Heywood & Hamilton, driving in groups of 3,4,5 and more, she doesn't drive a GT Falcon so passing a line up like that is out of the question.

It would also be simpler to keep track of trains with that camera that is lazing about on your office floor bevans Idea

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Nice shot above Y115, even nicer that you've included RustyRick out on his Power Walk, looks like he still has a Dickie knee as well.

Now, Mum has still been on Century Duty at Heywood, she has a train going South at 23:34 Friday, I think, another South 11:20 Sat morning, North 11:43 and South today 11:08. Think we're missing a train somewhere, anyhow seems to still be the 12hr cycle time at the Port.

She's also Enraged about how many truck's are on the road between Heywood & Hamilton, driving in groups of 3,4,5 and more, she doesn't drive a GT Falcon so passing a line up like that is out of the question.

It would also be simpler to keep track of trains with that camera that is lazing about on your office floor bevans Idea

BigShunter.
BigShunter

Ok well lets then plan the trip.  I shall liaise with @Michelle12 the camera planner and we can all work together to get same setup as new Camera 6 at Gheringhap.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Nice shot above Y115, even nicer that you've included RustyRick out on his Power Walk, looks like he still has a Dickie knee as well.
BigShunter
Nope, not me. I don't power walk around the lagoon...

Trains are coming and going at all sorts of odd hours. It makes it hard to get pics, as you never know when something has arrived.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Is saturday week a good time to come down and mount a camera?
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
G542, XR559, 8129 and BL30 with today's train, arriving at 1330.

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
BL30 through the log yard. Not sure what’s going on with the paint.

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