Miscellaneous SA Sightings

 
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Why doesn't this happen on a regular basis?
greasyrhys

Because a GOL cab is very second rate compared to a NR or 93. We have a best cab leads policy, unless extreme circumstances warrant a temporary solution as you saw yesterday.

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  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
That explains why the DL lead MP5 then, cheers.

I do admit as an enthusiast I'm getting mighty sick of seeing an NR/93 lead a PN freight. & GSR services, MP5 yesterday would've been a 1 in 1000 shot, a real Kodak moment.
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
I do admit as an enthusiast I'm getting mighty sick of seeing an NR/93 lead a PN freight. & GSR services, MP5 yesterday would've been a 1 in 1000 shot, a real Kodak moment.
greasyrhys

Hmm. Get used to it, it's probably only going to get worse for you then Razz
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
G'day all, Spotted a loco outside Bluebird Rail at Islington
Painted in Grey undercoat and looking a lot like an NEW RL!!!

Is this the infamous RL308???
  phower Chief Commissioner

Location: Over on Kangaroo Island Sth Aust
G'day all, Spotted a loco outside Bluebird Rail at Islington
Painted in Grey undercoat and looking a lot like an NEW RL!!!

Is this the infamous RL308???
Pressman
I dont suppose you had a camera  or phone handy ????? Ahhh !! well !
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I dont suppose you had a camera  or phone handy ????? Ahhh !! well !
"phower"

Not at the time, might venture back in the morning with the camera.
I should have said before that the number boards above the cab (and the headlight) were all masked up.
  K-Class Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
G'day all, Spotted a loco outside Bluebird Rail at Islington
Painted in Grey undercoat and looking a lot like an NEW RL!!!

Is this the infamous RL308???
Pressman
EL61 was repainted at Bluebird Rail back in june as seen below
[size=2]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25047712@N02/9152608236/[/size]
so most likely the loco seen is one of EL61 sisters.

Matt
  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

RL308 remains were scrapped at the beginning of the year.

The unknown locomotive that was sighted was a EL class at AHSC being overhauled and repainted.

Got to love gunzel speculation..
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
EL61 was repainted at Bluebird Rail back in june as seen below
(photo snipped)
so most likely the loco seen is one of EL61 sisters.

Matt
"K-Class"

After a second look and taking a couple of photos and comparing them to other EL's
Yes it is an EL. I must say an excellent job on the body work as it is hard to tell that the body panels are not brand new.
RL308 remains were scrapped at the beginning of the year.

The unknown locomotive that was sighted was a EL class at AHSC being overhauled and repainted.

Got to love gunzel speculation..
"Clyde_AT26HC-2M"


Well I didn't know the remains had been scrapped.

As to "gunzel speculation", I asked an honest question, there was NO speculation implied or intended.
The comment is totally unwarranted slur and was unnecessary.
Any wonder why a number of members are no longer posting on these pages!
  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

No speculation was implied or intended?? So why did you say this: "Painted in Grey undercoat and looking a lot like an NEW RL!!!"

The EL itself has been sitting infront of workshops like that for over a week now and has been sighted and photographed on other groups. And yes I dont post info here anymore as too many Gunzels speculate.

  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

No speculation was implied or intended?? So why did you say this: "Painted in Grey undercoat and looking a lot like an NEW RL!!!"

The EL itself has been sitting infront of workshops like that for over a week now and has been sighted and photographed on other groups. And yes I dont post info here anymore as too many Gunzels speculate.

  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Yesterday & today, the only 3 green & yellow GM's left in service for GWA (38, 40, 46) hauled the Gladstone grain train. Yesterday it hauled 32 hoppers, today a whopping 50 (at least 10 were picked up from Crystal Brook). Me & a friend chased this train from CB to Two Wells, sounded awesome! Very Happy

Also today, GML10-8030 were out & about around Snowtown on ballast duties.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
1WX2 had AN3-NR115-NR114-NR58 today. Interestingly the latter two NR's failed at Ambleside, with the former two locos being sent to rescue the train. Very rare for an AN to lead in SA.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
On PM9 (both last Tuesday & Wednesday), G516 was leading 2 SCT's from Penfield to Tailem Bend which has caught most by surprise. And on 5MP9 (Friday morning), G516 again led 2 SCT's, but with EL58 from Melbourne was included, all up hauling 1,668 metres (69 wagons) for around 4,450 tons. Glad I managed to film this train! Very Happy
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Video of 1WX2 last Monday with AN3 leading, passing Ovingham (suburban Adelaide):



http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6RCrVT265dQ
  SteamRanger Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
SAR 621 final Southern Encounter for the year 17/11/2013

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coreygibsonphotography/sets/72157637791464374/


And Video -

http://youtu.be/lStw9PrZWS4
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Train no. 2182s (grain train) from Tailem Bend failed at Ambleside today. As a result the loco lash-up was GM37-2214-CLF5-2216-2210-GM42-ALF18, departed Ambleside at 1:47pm.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Today's Patrick Portlink Balco service was hauled by S311 & a freshly painted EL55. Not sure if EL's have worked this train previously?
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Well the EL's reign on some SCT services (mainly XG1/GX1) is over, today's SCT shuttle has GM38 hauling EL51 & EL54.
  Aussie98Trains Beginner

Seen the balco with Double S Class's on it, around 21:15 at Willochra St
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
Anther Undercoat loco spoted in Islington works monday  EL53 well in to overhaul.

also outside the workshops  tuesday is VL359.

PL1 has returned as the Keswick passenger terminal shunt engine 8108 was fiilling in while it was at the Motice power centre Dry Creek for repairs.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
8108 filling in as APT terminal shunter today

NR109 NR74 on the Ghan 1AD8
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Today's Balco was hauled by DL50-VL359. Very Happy
  SAR520SMBH Junior Train Controller

Does anyone know anything about a couple of NRs running light engine heading east this morning? I saw them on the way to work going under the SE Freeway at approximately 8am.
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
PL 1 after being missing for some time has finally returned to the Adelaide Passenger Terminal allowing 8108 to Return to Islington.

Their has been  some Boxcars and car carriers stored at the north end of Islington on the ground for some years well finally all cut up and just a few piles of scrap remain.

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