Red & Silver Ghan loco sightings

 
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT,

NR74 NR75 with 32 carriages

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, departed 5 mins late at 12:25pm

NR74 NR75 with 28 carriages

(very interesting to note the red class consist -
CDF, AG, BG only - NO red class sleeper or AFC red class club car!)
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR74 with 30 carriages (once again NO red class sleeper.)
  MrPlato Beginner

1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR74 with 30 carriages (once again NO red class sleeper.)
Pressman
Actually, Great Southern Railway has deleted all references to Red Class sleepers from its website, and apparently from its trains. On the Indian Pacific that left Sydney 17 April, the economy section consisted of only ONE sitter and a CDF cafeteria car. What will happen to the remaining BRG sleepers?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Actually, Great Southern Railway has deleted all references to Red Class sleepers from its website, and apparently from its trains. On the Indian Pacific that left Sydney 17 April, the economy section consisted of only ONE sitter and a CDF cafeteria car. What will happen to the remaining BRG sleepers?
"MrPlato"


Yes I noticed that the other day, this comes on a end of a "free upgrade" offer .... buy a red sleeper ticket, get a gold sleeper!
The BRG sleepers are Premium class cars, I think you mean the BRJ class (which were the Red sleepers) lately there has been 2 BRJ's on the Ghan used as Crew Accomodation cars, so they still get some use.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR74 with 35 carriages

Consist was split over Platform 1 (Premium & Gold) and Platform 2 (Red)
Train departed Platform 1 at 12:00 then backed onto the Red section for a final departure at 12:20pm
This consist will form the ANZAC special Ghan (4DA8 ) from Darwin to Adelaide departing Darwin on April 24th

Consist:-
NR74 NR74
AMRZ241(mr); HGM902(power); ER906(crew)
SSA260; ARL310; ARL248; ARM947; ARL246; ARL258 AEC222; DF233; DF284; AOB268; BRG171; BRG176 (all premium)
ARM953; ARL324; AFC213; DF304; DF927; DF934; AFC307; ARL921; ARL992; ARM987; ARJ945; ARL963; ARL326 (all Gold);
HGM298(power); BRJ915(crew);
CDF966; AG369(both Red);
HM256(Baggage);BRJ912(Crew); HGM297(Power)
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR49 NR74 with 30 carriages
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR74 with 35 carriages formed up over two platforms
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, 2 minutes early at 12:18pm

NR74 NR75 with 35 carriages formed up over two platforms

These two Ghan Liveried NR's have become the norm over the last few weeks
Also the Premium section had it's own Club and Dinning car this week.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

The run of Red's has come to an end!

NR89 NR121 with 35 carriages formed up over two platforms
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Two reds are back!

1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR74 NR75 with 35 carriages formed up over two platforms
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR109 with 27 carriages

This wednesday will see the first of the 2nd weekly Ghan services (4AD8 ) for the peak season
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
4AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR49 with 28 carriages
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR74 with 28 carriages
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
I wont spoil Pressmans Report with what Engine is on 4AD8 this wednesday

However Red Ghan NR109 left Melborne out to Spotwood for Repairs today.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I wont spoil Pressmans Report with what Engine is on 4AD8 this wednesday

However Red Ghan NR109 left Melborne out to Spotwood for Repairs today.
"trainlover"


Go for it trainlover, I don't often get to check on the wednesday Ghan unless I am passing by APT at the right time of day.(The boss seems to want me elsewhere for some strange reason!!)
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
4AD8 had NR41 with 26 passenger carrages and 2 motorrails.
  car_fanatica Station Staff

I saw AN3 on Monday the 10th, at approx 1pm... was at Warnertown and Adelaide bound, carrying intermodal freight, with an NR in lead.

Was an interesting sight, as it was probably the first time I have seen a non-NR class locomotive in Ghan Livery.
My guess is it doesn't come out very often?
  mikado5910 Chief Train Controller

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW
4AD8 had NR41 with 26 passenger carrages and 2 motorrails.
trainlover
I'll have a look at Katherine tomorrow and see if there's a second loco attached en route.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I saw AN3 on Monday the 10th, at approx 1pm... was at Warnertown and Adelaide bound, carrying intermodal freight, with an NR in lead.

Was an interesting sight, as it was probably the first time I have seen a non-NR class locomotive in Ghan Livery.
My guess is it doesn't come out very often?
"car_fanatica"


AN3 is the only non-NR GSR paint scheme loco (All other Ghan and IP painted locos are NR's ).
The AN class has been banned from Leading North of Tarcoola (refer to first post on page 52 of this thread) And as they don't turn the Ghan locos at Darwin, hence AN class units are no longer used.
AN3 now travels around the country (except the Darwin line) on general freight duties.
  mikado5910 Chief Train Controller

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW
NR75 trailing unit to NR41 at Katherine yesterday, obviously detached from the southbound service at Alice Springs. It would have led out of Darwin today. Didn't see the train today as it was my grandson's first birthday party, and the prospect of a quick trip to the station was not well-received.

Will be interesting to see how the second service affects the patterns of red locos, at least until NR109 returns from repairs.

I head to Darwin Tuesday for a sparrowfart flight out on Wednesday heading south again until 2014.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR109 with 27 carriages
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR74 with 29 carriages (Including Private Hire carriage BMC-2)

Anyone know which loco is doing the 2nd loco duties for the Alice Springs - Darwin sector?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR75 NR15 with 30 carriages (Including Private Hire carriage BMC-2)
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
1AD8 today ex APT, on time at 12:20pm

NR74 with 31 carriages (Including Private Hire carriage SSA260)

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