Port Lincoln notes

 
  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Bad day or so for GWA, GWN003 involved in an incident at Whyalla as well
I hope it's not a bad one, it's only new!

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  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
1604 left Port Lincoln on a road transporter today, presumably to EDI Port Augusta for repairs. It had only been back in service for six weeks, after a year out of action while its engine block was repaired.

Here it is at Port Lincoln last week:



Cheers,
Peter
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
A bit of a buff up and she'll be right. Laughing
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Yes David,

I have done worse to earlier versions of those things and lived to tell the tale.
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
Time will tell if the repair is carried out now other loco's cascading from Whyalla with the arrival of the GWN's
  Alco251_244 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere
Yes it is getting repaired hance the movement to Pt. Augusta Works.
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
The original loco shed at Port Lincoln is being demolished today. The shed was erected in 1907, and like the carriage shed which succumbed to high winds a couple of years ago, it had originally been in use at Kingston SE. So it was somewhere around 130 years old, but had become unstable and dangerous. GWA considered rebuilding it, but as it is surplus to needs the safest option was to demolish it.

850's heavy overhaul is progressing well. A temporary "paint shop" (a large marquee over a steel frame) has been erected behind the workshops building, and 850 is now in there for repainting into GWA colours. It is expected back in traffic within a month.

Cheers,
Peter
  futuredriver Junior Train Controller

Location: Victoria
The original loco shed at Port Lincoln is being demolished today. The shed was erected in 1907, and like the carriage shed which succumbed to high winds a couple of years ago, it had originally been in use at Kingston SE. So it was somewhere around 130 years old, but had become unstable and dangerous. GWA considered rebuilding it, but as it is surplus to needs the safest option was to demolish it.

850's heavy overhaul is progressing well. A temporary "paint shop" (a large marquee over a steel frame) has been erected behind the workshops building, and 850 is now in there for repainting into GWA colours. It is expected back in traffic within a month.

Cheers,
Peter
pjknife

Was wondering what the tarp tent at the back of the workshops was for nice work Peter.
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
902 arrived from Whyalla today:


After a bit of attention at EDI Port Lincoln (including getting back its traction bogies) it is expected to go to Thevenard to supplement the loco pool there. Currently 848, 1601, 1603 and 1606 are there.

904 will be coming down from Whyalla at some stage too. It seems that 873 will be set aside, replaced by 904, rather than having a major overhaul as planned.

850 hasn't broken cover yet. Should not be long.