New locomotives

 
  DQ2004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Hobart -where the rain has lumps in it
I don't think it was a case of 'a bit more'. Try half as many wagons for the same price and I suspect thats a little closer to the mark.

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  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
I realise that, I was just generalising. Forgive me.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
I think the 45% will be found to be a 45% increase on the average haulage capacity of the existing fleet over the ruling grade on the system which is northbound through the ryhndaston tunnel.

On the information available to me I have calculated the weighted average capacity of the existing regular mainline fleet (not Y's and ZB's) to be 467 tonnes over this section. 45% increase results 677 tonnes per loco which roughly concurs with the 700 tonnes through the tunnel per loco target I have heard mentioned previously. My information may not be up to date or the mix of the fleet slightly different when the calculation was made which may account for the difference.


Phil L
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Phil
I think that is close to the figures I have read.

For those who are interested, once again from the 1978 Working Time Table engine loads on the Colebrook - Rhyndaston Section.
1 - X = 210 tonnes
2 - X = 410 tonnes
1 - Y = 360 tonnes
2 - Y = 610 tonnes
Bridgewater - Parrattah Section.
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1 - Z / ZA=670 tonnes
2 - Z / ZA=1320 tonnes.

Steam loads from the 1957 Working Time Table on the Colebrook - Rhyndaston Section
1 - C = 110 tons.
1 - CC, CCS, M or T = 150 tons.
1 - E = 160 tons.
1 - G = 250 tons.
1 - H or Q = 210 tons.
1 - R = 170 tons. Loads for double headed steam was 90% of rated load of the two engines on all lines.
  jmt Deputy Commissioner
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Photo on Tasrail Facebook page

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/947044_581994711820567_1608721719_n.jpg
jmt

They still remind me of a single cab and hood bodied class 66... In any case, I look forward to seeing photos of these in service Smile
  bengoody1 Station Staff

The front catch is too low!!!. and the low corners could of been cut on angled. they well be bent real quick.
  new_guy Station Master

The front catch is too low!!!. and the low corners could of been cut on angled. they well be bent real quick.
"bengoody1"



The loco in that photo is still on temporary bogies used during construction (and the cow catcher has not yet been fitted to the front panel)
  jmt Deputy Commissioner
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Photo (undated) of painted TR04 on shop bogies posted on Tasrail's Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/Follow.TasRail/photos_stream

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546998_622554817764556_314985823_n.jpg
jmt

Oh my......

Update:  I did a quick photoshop just to play with some ideas:
[img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5346/9781499996_573ea9c5d3_m.jpg[/img]

Personally, i'm not a fan of the big shadowed numbers they use these days.  
I liked the cleaner reflective white numbers with the thin lining around them. They should still be visible under almost all conditions.
  chriswoo Junior Train Controller

Location: HOBART, TASMANIA
Looking the facebook photo of Tasrail's new toys, I noticed a white/cream box in the window...

Is that a Video Camera??
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3633525

Piss ant size when compared with US motive power
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Do i see window blinds in that pic?
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
Do i see window blinds in that pic?
Z1NorthernProgress2110

News Flash: New Tasrail locos equipped with window blinds.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
News Flash: New Tasrail locos equipped with window blinds.
DRR_Fireman
Hahaha Laughing
  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3633525

Piss ant size when compared with US motive power
jmt

So that's what was in the consist from Georgia!   I saw photos of those blue & pink locos (Florida East Coast's breast cancer awareness GP40-2's).  I saw this tiny yellow thing in the consist and assumed it was a slug motor for one of the US roads!!
  2002 Locomotive Fireman
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Since the Florida East Coast railway is standard gauge, does anyone know if that is their own bogies they are running around on or borrowed from elsewhere?
  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
They are easily gauge convertible from what I've heard.   Would be an awful deal if they needed to grab the bogies from elsewhere!
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

Sound testing, at Florida East Coast Railway's New Smyrna Beach Yard, image posted 10/10/2103

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sound testing, at Florida East Coast Railway's New Smyrna Beach Yard, image posted 10/10/2103

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jmt
Does that mean we have to wait 90 years to see the photo? Smile
  M636C Minister for Railways

Since the Florida East Coast railway is standard gauge, does anyone know if that is their own bogies they are running around on or borrowed from elsewhere?
lkernan

The frame and bogies are a standard export design available in gauges from one metre to 1676mm.

I expect that Progress built up a standard gauge bogie set for the test program from where they go back into stock.

I expect that narrow gauge bogie frames will be used since these locomotives are so weight critical, since SG bogies are about one tonne heavier regardless of the wheel spacing on the axle and the sandboxes look as if they might be out of (loading) gauge for Tasmania.

M636C
  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
Sound testing, at Florida East Coast Railway's New Smyrna Beach Yard, image posted 10/10/2103

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1375933_10200611424437248_1053213798_n.jpg
jmt

Nice catch.   A lot different to what I shot at NSB, Florida when I traveled from Perth to Florida in 2011.   Had a GP38-2 & GP40-2 making up a train.  The crew only knew 2 throttle settings, idle or notch 8!    Would have failed all these noise tests!
  jmt Deputy Commissioner
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Well it appears that the alpha neumeric numbers are defenetly back! This is good I hated the strait numeric system
  CodyW Junior Train Controller

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
The brand new TR class pilot locos will be arriving in Bell Bay on the 15 November according to TasPorts. Very Happy The ship that will be making the delivery is 231m car carrier, Aniara. No arrival time as yet though.

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