Future of V/Line's A class

 
  RogersM Locomotive Fireman

Just wandering when all the A class are made redundant what will happen to them?

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  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Just wandering when all the A class are made redundant what will happen to them?
"RogersM"


Dog food cans.
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

How much can you buy one for?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
A66 put In a fine performance on the way down to South Geelong this afternoon
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All run around and ready to set back Into the Queenscliff line stub to let an up Marshall through
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Just wandering when all the A class are made redundant what will happen to them?
"RogersM"


Dog food cans.
"42101"
My bet is El Zorro.  (This is, of course, sheer speculation and has no basis in fact.  And given this site, I'm not too sure if the qualification is a tautology...
  AclassGunzel Deputy Commissioner

I'd say that they are on their way out as a passenger loco with VLP but I'm sure freight operators would be more than interested in them. Considering that they are taking away A class allocated runs as each new vlocity is introduced they would be disappearing sooner rather than later. I cannot envisage them being allocated on other pass services with the surplus of N's but I could be wrong. When the Sunbury & Geelong runs are changed as mentioned that will only leave the 1645 Bacchus Marsh commuter which I'm sure is earmarked for an N or velocity in the not too distant future.
Hopefully someone in the know can advise further!
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
remember that 3 N's will soon be on SG. Having a "spare" loco like an A would be useful to rotate as N's go in for maintenance. Not sure how many N's would normally be out of service though. might be able to be covered from that stock.

others are likaly right, with a freight destination very possibly. They are basically an N without the hep after all.
  Deanodriver Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Likely preservation for A60, perhaps?
  GD Train Controller

Location: Geelong Vic
remember that 3 N's will soon be on SG.
"Galron"

Don't forget 3 carriage sets are also going to be on SG as well. less sets for the remaining BG to haul around.
  Michaelje Chief Commissioner

I'd say that they are on their way out as a passenger loco with VLP but I'm sure freight operators would be more than interested in them. Considering that they are taking away A class allocated runs as each new vlocity is introduced they would be disappearing sooner rather than later. I cannot envisage them being allocated on other pass services with the surplus of N's but I could be wrong. When the Sunbury & Geelong runs are changed as mentioned that will only leave the 1645 Bacchus Marsh commuter which I'm sure is earmarked for an N or velocity in the not too distant future.
Hopefully someone in the know can advise further!
"AclassGunzel"


What "surplus of Ns"? V/Line is experiencing record passenger growth, they need all the engines they can get
  zindello Train Controller

Location: Outer South West of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Perhaps we can get together a number of RP A Class fans together and all pitch in and purchase one  Rolling Eyes

On a serious note I do hope that VLine keep at least one of these running. With the carriage sets that are going to be converted to SG (I