Siemens 3700/3800 Class Locomotives for QRNational

 
  siding Assistant Commissioner

At present, the 3800 Class should be trundling through the Brisbane Suburbs at 60km/h on #Y243.  I'm off to the station now to see them ... and there's plenty of fog!
"3foot6"


The fog and cloud kept the Railpictures boys away.  But here is a few of my pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glen1079/2670513741/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glen1079/2670514477/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glen1079/2671386366/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glen1079/2670514125/

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  siding Assistant Commissioner

3715 was parked at Dinmore on a semi trailer on Sunday night.
Today looks like being the day that the coal fires at the Gladstone Power Station will fire 3801 and / or 3802 for the first time.   Rolling Eyes
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
Build that air up and raise those pans!!!

2387/3715 headed north today with a pile of VCAL/VCAS wagons on #8243 through Bald Hills at 04:38.

Video to come!
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
QR 3803/3804 have arrived at the Port of Brisbane.
  denney Beginner

We got to see 3803 and 3804 arrive at Acacia Ridge this afternoon.
  LadyGuard Chief Commissioner

Location: Redlands
Here's one I took going through Tamaree this morning.


  siding Assistant Commissioner

At Pomona yesterday 3803 and 3804.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glen1079/2713557906/
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
2481D/1763D were the other locomotives on #6243.
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
According to a Media Release, QR 3801/3802 should be in service by September.
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
There is an article on the 3800 Class (PP 1-2, 8-9) in the August 2008 Issue of QRNational Coal's Loaded.

Asset Management General Manager Vic Stevens travelled to Germany with Jilalan Driver Keith Heinemann and Callemondah Driver Tony Smith to inspect the new cabs and incorporate the Driver's feedback.  They described the Siemens Factory at Allach as "incredibly big."  Whilst in Germany, Vic, Keith and Tony also travelled on the Siemens Velaro (Deutsche Bahn InterCity Express) at 330km/h and described it as brilliant.

Having toured the Siemens Factory and travelled in the cab of an ICE at high speed myself, I can say they're both right on the money.  Europe is quite impressive!  If only Australia was the same!

"The performance of the 3800 Class is slightly higher than the 3700 Class.  This performance improvement guarantees the 'three-for-five' Locomotive replacement on the typical 120 x 106 tonne Coal Train used in the Goonyella System."  (QRNational Coal, 2008: 8.)
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
QR 3716 headed north on a very late running #YU39 this morning.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=247928
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
QR 3802/3801 + 3803 worked Coal Train #ET98 to Moranbah North yesterday.  Maiden Voyage! Very Happy



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Extract from as removed post:

The 3800 Class are actually doing DP/Train Testing from August 29 to September 2 inclusive and may travel from Jilalan to the Mines on the Goonyella System to Hay Point/Dalrymple Bay. This is the logical progression in the testing regime after successfully completing acceleration and brake testing.

I have been told that, like the 3700 Class, the 3800 Class are exceptionally noisy in dynamic.
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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Let's stop the other webpage references as a tool to flame. Other websites are quite OK. At Railpage I'll expect you to respect them as well.

As to content I think people can hear information from many sources.

Let it go to those who know......[/edit]
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
Sir, that is just an oversize kettle in the shape of a dildo.


Yeah but atleast our 3801 runs on steam, your's runs on diesel.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Sir, that is just an oversize kettle in the shape of a dildo.


Yeah but atleast our 3801 runs on steam, your's runs on diesel.
"SMR30"


They are ELECTRIC loco's. Try reading the full thread.
  mrwoo Station Staff
  mrwoo Station Staff
  M636C Minister for Railways

I was recently asked about the batch of 3800s on order for PN Queensland. Everybody seems to agree that Siemens will be building them, and that the first batch will be slotted in between the two QR orders, but does anyone have any idea of how many will be built in the first order?

If current theories are correct, PN will number them in the Freight Corp series, so they should be numbered from 8701 upward, which at least won't conflict with any QR loco number series.

M636C
  3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown
I believe there are 20/25 locomotives in the first order for PN Coal.
  siding Assistant Commissioner

3707 and 3708 arrived by the ship the former Labor Federal Leader Kim Beazley would like to forget the 'Tampa'.
The PN version should be just about right for testing at Allach if it has not already started.
  4705-44201NB Chief Commissioner

Location: Newcastle
I was recently asked about the batch of 3800s on order for PN Queensland. Everybody seems to agree that Siemens will be building them, and that the first batch will be slotted in between the two QR orders, but does anyone have any idea of how many will be built in the first order?

If current theories are correct, PN will number them in the Freight Corp series, so they should be numbered from 8701 upward, which at least won't conflict with any QR loco number series.

M636C
"M636C"

The PN electrics are going to be numbered from 7101 upwards
  M636C Minister for Railways

I was recently asked about the batch of 3800s on order for PN Queensland. Everybody seems to agree that Siemens will be building them, and that the first batch will be slotted in between the two QR orders, but does anyone have any idea of how many will be built in the first order?

If current theories are correct, PN will number them in the Freight Corp series, so they should be numbered from 8701 upward, which at least won't conflict with any QR loco number series.

M636C
"M636C"

The PN electrics are going to be numbered from 7101 upwards
"4705-44201NB"


Wow, the lowest number after 7100, recently moved from Thirlmere!

That is smarter than using the second half of a diesel series as the NSWGR did twice.

M636C
  M636C Minister for Railways

For what it is worth, the current issue of "Motive Power" includes the following details for the new PN locomotives;

GT42CU-ACe as 8301 to 8313

Siemens Electrics as 7101 to 7135

That would give:

Four diesel trains each with three units and one spare, and eleven electric trains each with three units and two spares.

Any PN class unit could act as an additional back up for the diesels, of course.

M636C
  2811 Train Controller

Location: Brisbane
Two 3800s headed north DA this morning..Crossed them at Park Road around 4.30am.. Didnt see any numbers in the dark.. Also a long string of new coal wagons were part of the load..
  4705-44201NB Chief Commissioner

Location: Newcastle
3717 was loaded onto at truck at UGR Broadmeadow for the journey north yesterday afternoon (9/9).
3718 in undercoat was static testing in the yard also

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