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  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth

There was no real thread to put this in, so maybe this could be used for any posts about random happenings.

My contribution is the fact that this mornings Indian Pacific arrived with 6 x Fully Loaded Motorail wagons. Not sure when the last time I saw that many on an IP.

Cheers

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  pandem Locomotive Driver

Location: Perth



There was no real thread to put this in, so maybe this could be used for any posts about random happenings.

My contribution is the fact that this mornings Indian Pacific arrived with 6 x Fully Loaded Motorail wagons. Not sure when the last time I saw that many on an IP.

Cheers

"Wallip"


Train people?

  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

Location: Trying to fix something on the PTA Network
Saw a very short 2 car Australind Train crossing church avenue just south of Armadale station this arvo.
  node09 Junior Train Controller
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

^^^^^^at least one if them was a CBH train, going by the back of the wagons on channel 7
  GrassyNoel Junior Train Controller




There was no real thread to put this in, so maybe this could be used for any posts about random happenings.

My contribution is the fact that this mornings Indian Pacific arrived with 6 x Fully Loaded Motorail wagons. Not sure when the last time I saw that many on an IP.

Cheers

"Wallip"


More economic refugees from the rustbelt?

  GrassyNoel Junior Train Controller

From Railway Parade to the Swan Transit bus depot (Radium St / Welshpool Rd), the old railway corridor has been cleared of weeds, dugites and mosquitoes and is now a mesa of grey sand ready for industrial development.
  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

Location: Trying to fix something on the PTA Network
Saw the Australind double in size today (compared to my earlier post). Booking numbers must be up over Easter as they had a four car set doing the run to Bunbury ex Perth on Friday 29/03/2013.

Very exiting for me to see, because today was the first time I'd ever seen a four car Australind set in the flesh. Very Happy
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

What's the go with the rake of loaded Stackwagons sitting at QR Forrestfield, in the sidings next to the Grain hoppers?

They've been there for a few days now.......
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
What's the go with the rake of loaded Stackwagons sitting at QR Forrestfield, in the sidings next to the Grain hoppers?

They've been there for a few days now.......
JNSymes

what is a stack wagon?
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

Well cars, double stacks, whatever you like to call them
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
I noticed this week there is new track work going in at the northern end of the CBH complex at Kwinana. Is this the start of a servicing facility for Watco, a new siding for the acid fleet, or something altogether different??

Cheers
  Calla Station Master

Location: at the pub..... AWOL
Its been going on for quite some time now. they closed the crossing behind the bhp nickel refinery then started clearing and levelling ground, bringing ballast piles and prefabricated sg track on steel sleepers. Being CBH operates Ng and sg I wasn't thinking its for them unless they have other plans like welding Ng in later or something else.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Working at Kenwick station today, and got a nice surprise at midday when a single Australind Unit rolled through heading south. Assuming it was returning from the wheel lathe, but though they would have waited for the evening service to ferry it back to Bunbury.
  ALCO4401 Train Controller

Location: On the Branch waiting for a train order, west of Tarana
Well cars, double stacks, whatever you like to call them
JNSymes

They are off the Intermodal service. Due to the arrival of two services and one departing, the Short arrival roads are used to store the extra wagons until they can be put back into the intermodal terminal.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Unusual Australind movements this week noticed at Kenwick
Tuesday saw ADP101 + ADQ? Heading south about midday
Friday saw the morning service arrive with 4 cars ADL ADQ ADQ ADL, but departed south minus 1 ADQ.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Not in Perth, but related.
Today marks the last scheduled operation of the ADK/ADL sets in Auckland, bringing an end to 50 years of service to 2 city's.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Yesterday 5AP8 and today 1PA8 Indian Pacific were both double headers with NR27 & NR18 doing the honors. They didnt turn so 27 lead in yesterday and 18 out today
  Bahnfrend Station Master

Location: Perth, WA
I have a couple of observations from a post-Xmas trip out into the wheatbelt.

At Merredin at sunset on Sunday 28 Dec 2014, I saw a westbound SCT freighter stopped at West Merredin.  A number of wagons at the end of the train had become detached and were blocking the level crossing at the west end of the town.  Not sure why - does SCT do any shunting at West Merredin?

The following day, Monday 29 Dec 2014, I photographed the Perth-bound Prospector at Kellerberrin.  At the west end of the train was WDB012, but I didn't catch the number of the other unit (presumably a WDA) at the east end - can anybody tell me which one it was?
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Just seen todays IP arrive at East Perth at 1430 instead of the usual 0900.
Any ideas of the cause for the delay?

NR60 up front.
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
I think the I.P timetable changed recently, now arrives Perth 3:00pm.
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
the west end points at the Kalgoorlie locomotive depot have been pulled out over the last couple of days. there is now no access to the depot as the PTA own the toilet road. the two wagons that are stranded in the depot will probably be scrapped.
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

The Sct SBR loco currently at North Quay on the container train, what's the go with it?
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
The Sct SBR loco currently at North Quay on the container train, what's the go with it?
JNSymes
SCT have taken over the ILS contract from Aurizon for haulage of containers between Forrestfield and North Quay.
  M636C Minister for Railways

The Sct SBR loco currently at North Quay on the container train, what's the go with it?
JNSymes

I assume you mean a CSR class type SDA-1 numbered above CSR 006 lettered for "Specialised Bulk Resources"?

M636C

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