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  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Next train Friday, from Speed again, usual middle of day arrival.

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  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Train heading to Hamilton now, maybe here by 1230 (give or take an hour or so), BL33 leading the usual two Gs.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
From yesterday. Nearly finished unloading.

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Today. All shut down. Must have stayed overnight.

  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Today. All shut down. Must have stayed overnight.

RustyRick
Was supposed to be going to Murtoa then back to Speed today, maybe loco problems.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Still here this morning.

  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Waiting for rescue loco(s) for train, don't know yet when they will be here.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Surely all three haven't died?
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Surely all three haven't died?
RustyRick
Don't know, he just said faulty.  They're still here today.

We were supposed to get a train on Thursday, don't know yet if they've changed plans with the other one still being here.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
G523.

  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
G523.

Y115
As much as I love the FA livery this one needs to be put out of its misery
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Unfortunately, cosmetic maintenance doesn't seem to be high on any operators list. A lot of visiting locos have faded or flaking paint and rust spots breaking through.

A bit sad.
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Unfortunately, cosmetic maintenance doesn't seem to be high on any operators list. A lot of visiting locos have faded or flaking paint and rust spots breaking through.

A bit sad.
RustyRick
Agreed. The livery doesn't run the train
  ADB Junior Train Controller

Agreed. The livery doesn't run the train
Lachlan's Train Channel

True, but you would think corporate image in attracting new customers would factor in somewhere. The situation nowadays is akin to turning up to an executive job interview in tattered t-shirt and sneakers.

And while I'm here thanks to Y115, Rick, BSM etc for keeping up this thread. I wouldn't have a clue what locos were turning up in Portland otherwise.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
No sign of rescue locos yet.  Looks like loco shortage and we're on the bottom of the list.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Crew car arrived from Dimboola this morning.
Train departing about 1900 for Nhill then back here on Saturday.

Won't be going out for photos, already shot it to death the last few days and the weather is not worth mentioning.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Can just hear the train moving, weather is very loud!
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Train coming early tomorrow morning, BL33 been swapped for an 81.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8132, G539 and G523 arrived about 0600.

8132's first visit here, will post a photo or three later.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
8132 hiding under the bridge.

  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Train departing now.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
BSM took a video of Saturday’s train heading over the river at Heywood..



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  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Train loading at Speed today, if it's for us it should be here tomorrow.
  Y115 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Portland
Train loading at Speed today, if it's for us it should be here tomorrow.
Y115
It's going to Geelong.  

Looks like we're having a break from trains, not sure how long for.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
BSM took a video of Saturday’s train heading over the river at Heywood..



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RustyRick
BSM is getting good at this! Laughing
Thanks for posting it.

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