Siemens 3700/3800 Class Locomotives for QRNational

 
  2115A Locomotive Driver

3835 and 3836 are at Jilalan
7119 , 7120 and 7121 are sitting at YUKAN
3280 is ready to be sent to Townsville.

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  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
QR 3750 headed north on 10/06/10 on #6243.
  2115A Locomotive Driver

3750 was dropped off at Yukan and 2600 class loco was attached for Pring. 4109 was also on 6243 heading north as well.

7122 is sitting in Yukan yard.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I note that references to PN electric locomotives refer to their being detached at Yukan while references to QR 3700 and 3800 locomotives usually mention Jilalan.

Since the Siemens commissioning workshops are at Jilalan, and 71 class and 3800 class are worked on in that shop side by side, why is this distinction made for the destinations of the two operator's locomotives?

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  M636C Minister for Railways

I visited Yukan and Jilalan week before last when QR managed to shut down and clear out Jilalan yard for four days.

While this cut down on photos of moving trains fairly dramatically, photos of static locomotives became easier.

Yukan had received 3840, 3841 and 7123 and these hadn't been moved to Jilalan because of the shutdown.

This means that QR have only four locos from Siemens to come and PN only one more in the current order for 24 (although they will need more...)

By chance I also saw an empty shell numbered 3759 on a road trailer stopped south of Mackay, so only four more of those to go to the current total of 63.

I would expect that more might be rebuilt (or more new locos obtained) but that might depend on how much traffic PN gain. QR need more electrics on the Blackwater trains...

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I have read elsewhere that PN have already placed an order with Siemens for 9 additional 71 class locos.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I have read elsewhere that PN have already placed an order with Siemens for 9 additional 71 class locos.
"Graham4405"


I had heard a total of 35, ie eleven more than the ones we know builder's numbers for....

The nine might be part of that, or might mean another twenty, given PN's success in gaining contracts...

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  4705-44201NB Chief Commissioner

Location: Newcastle
3755 begun its journey north on the back of truck ex UGR Broadmeadow Friday 30/7/10.
  2115A Locomotive Driver

The stripped and partially rebuilt shell of 3763 went through Mackay yesterday arvo heading south. I think this maybe the last 3700 class to be built.

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