Locomotive B75

 
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

You're right, SSR don't already have enough locos parked around doing nothing, must be to add to their operational fleet! State Mine and Eskbank are full of SSR locos sitting around with nothing to do. With Qube and Freightliner chasing John Holland and ARTC perway trains, hardly as if there's a glut of work for the old bangers anymore...
Raichase
And who added that drainpipe extension to the headlight housings?

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  M636C Minister for Railways

And who added that drainpipe extension to the headlight housings?
nswtrains
Some of that appearance is distortion due to the camera position and the very wide angle lens.

The nose of B75 slopes back like all the other EMD noses of that type. It doesn't appear to in that photo.

The B class did have a hinged frame to allow the headlight bulb to be replaced externally, which does extend the headlight  barrel by maybe 50mm.

Some repaired noses, like S317 do have longer headlight barrels.

So the answer is probably Clyde or VR......

M636C
  phower Chief Commissioner

Location: Over on Kangaroo Island Sth Aust
It sure is looking like a million $'s does any one know what else is making any progress in it's restoration and how far its got ???
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but is there any news on B75's progress? It looked to be waiting for it bogies in the photo. Has anyone seen it out in the SSR yard as of late?

I am starting to think that there might be a bogie/traction motor holdup stopping progress if nothing much has happened for this long. Either that or the project has been put on the back burner due to a supposed downturn in traffic that I've heard about.

Cheers all
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Downturn in traffic ? Care to provide more details ?

Coal ? Intermodal ?
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Just scrap it for parts, the Victorians have held onto their bulldogs for long enough to the point of being eccentric.
  Dodgy Brothers Beginner

Location: In the drivers seat of my CEY
How is B75 coming along? Just like all the other foamer projects, no where fast! Even if it does resurface, it will be the same old junk under a shiny VR blue paint job. Might look good being pushed out of the section be another operator! LOL!!!! Donate it to a museum I say, stop flogging a lame horse! Or even better still how about we cut it up and use the 2 cabs for the new SSR locos so we don't have to drive long end leading across the state......
  monday Chief Commissioner

Have you worked the SSR grainy yet with either the G and B or G and T combos?
  Dodgy Brothers Beginner

Location: In the drivers seat of my CEY
Have you worked the SSR grainy yet with either the G and B or G and T combos?
"monday"


No thanks! I am happy on my coal trains...... I know when I'm on and off. They run like a well oiled machine, although I do prefer the old g's and c's on it. The CEY's suck smeg.......
  Dodgy Brothers Beginner

Location: In the drivers seat of my CEY
Oh! Idea time....... Is there anyone out there who can photo shop the bull dog front onto a cey or gt body? Then feel free to paint it in SSR colours, now that would look good!
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Downturn in traffic ? Care to provide more details ?

Coal ? Intermodal ?
freightgate

I imagine its the collapse of the mining industry we heard of before the election.
  monday Chief Commissioner

Ha ha, fun times - I take it you work on the Newstan Hampster wheel going round and round in that case.  Do you drive for SSR, or just boil the billy and keep the right cab seat warm?
  Dodgy Brothers Beginner

Location: In the drivers seat of my CEY
There is always someone else keener than I am to do it all. I work smart not hard........ Wink
  monday Chief Commissioner

Yep, there is always someone who want do it all. How long have you been with SSR for, I thougth that it was a good place to work.  Looks like lots of interesting types of trains in the magazines that SSR have.
  2LaGrange Train Controller

Dodgy Brothers,Not sure how smart your comments are,for starters B75 is painted in CRL Livery not VR Livery and has a rebuilt engine,new main gen,traction motors,radiators,bogies,aux gen and extensive cab work and rewiring to name just some of the work done,this was all necessary as the loco was a shell when brought over from seymore so hardly a dulux overhaul.From the fact your email address is ih8ssr or something similar might i suggest you are possibly a disgruntled former fireman(ssr unfortunatley had to lay quite a few firemen off last year due to a downturn in work) and as such the only thing i think you would be driving is the porcelain bus !!
  piepants Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle
Yep, there is always someone who want do it all. How long have you been with SSR for, I thougth that it was a good place to work. Looks like lots of interesting types of trains in the magazines that SSR have.
monday

I don't know if I'd call SSR service day at Cardiff "interesting"... Razz
  Dodgy Brothers Beginner

Location: In the drivers seat of my CEY
Oops, yep sorry bad call, can't use it as a tax right off unless it is in correct colours......
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
B75 and T386 were out and about today in Bendigo.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
B75 and T386 were out and about today in Bendigo.
Factory_Fill


Are the locomotives planning on travelling to Melbourne today?
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
They returned back to North Benidgo as far as i could tell.

Perhaps just ensuring all systems are working on a trip longer then a few metres.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
Not my video but here's the two of them out and about today:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEXZrI8TVJA

And some photos I stumbled across earlier:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew-davis-photography/with/14501021154
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Hear they may make the journey to Melbourne on Thursday.

Thank you for sharing the video.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Not my video but here's the two of them out and about today:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEXZrI8TVJA

And some photos I stumbled across earlier:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew-davis-photography/with/14501021154
DounutCereal


I was going to post these here myself, looks like you saved me a job Razz
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
I was going to post these here myself, looks like you saved me a job Razz
K160

'He took my job!'
      - I forget what movie
  scumcock Locomotive Fireman

Loco doing testing up north headed to Rochester I think today
possibly doing it again tomorrow and sat.

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