New locos at UGL

 
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Sunday before last they were all still there at UGL. No decals on 001 - 003, and 004 was still in undercoat. Also, the unwanted GWU was still hiding up the at back of the pack in undercoat.

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  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
The first two 93's of the current order were out test running last week. There was a C44 frame heading through Hexham on a truck last Thursday, and another on Monday of this week. It's highly unlikely that there were only two other frames on the production line at Broadmeadow. So are there more C44's to follow after the last 93?
EFB5800
Interesting that you saw it at Hexham, the frames are made at Forgacs in Carrington. Which way was it traveling ?
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Both frames were southbound, near the Shell servo area, upside down on long trailers. Painted all over black as normal. I was in Forgacs a couple of weeks ago, didn't know they were built there, or I would of had look for them!
Also early this week, I saw an overhauled C44 type bogie on a semi coming through Jesmond on Newcastle road, heading city bound. Where would this be coming from?
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
Maybe the frames were stored at one of their other yards, they have a yard in Hexham and another in Tomago. As for the bogie, I see them in that area frequently, but would have no idea where they are coming from.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
What does CRL stand for and does anyone know what their use will be?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
What does CRL stand for and does anyone know what their use will be?
Junction box
CRL stands for a number of things, but in this context it is Consolidated Rail Leasing. Even though these locomotives appear on their website, it has been asserted here that they will not be going to CRL. I guess we'll just have to wait and see where they end up...
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Thanks for putting these up Shacks, looks like the PowerHauls are go.
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
You didn't wreck your camera while photographing these? They are ugly.
On a serious note, will this become the standard GE/UGL cab just like the NRs that cloned and cloned?