New locomotives

 
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
TR06 has made its way onto the cement train. That should make the locals happy now that there is a TR with is horn blasting through Spreyton every hour or so!!!
Tascop

Only till Sunday.

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  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
TR06 has made its way onto the cement train. That should make the locals happy now that there is a TR with is horn blasting through Spreyton every hour or so!!!
Tascop


Are they running a loco at each end or are the TR's able to run with the remote control setup?

Just wondering how they would do that since the TR's don't have space at the front for the RC equipment.
  siroch Locomotive Driver

The remote control units are basically a loco without all the bits so can be connected in MU at either end if required. They must have finally been modified to operate a 4-pipe loco.
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
The RC equipment is at the rear right hand corner and the antenna is on the rear left corner of the loco.  It looks like it is a different size control box compared to the ones on the DQ's.  But I could be wrong as I only saw it briefly as it shot past me last night.  2012, which TR06 replaced, is still sitting in the Devonport Yard and it still has it's RC box attached.
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

Unable to post photos as I do not have permission from the copyright owner

MGE of Hortolandia, a town around 90km west of Sao Paulo in Brazil, released a pair of PR7B yesterday

These units use a cab identical to the Tasmanian PR22L

Undoubtedly photos will appear on Brazilian sites in the next few days so will link

PR press release "MGE Rail Equipment and Services, which is part of Progress Rai , will provide two diesel locomotives for CBTU. The machines will be used in passenger diesel system in the capital of Rio Grande do Norte."
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

https://scontent-b-gru.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10154222_469438733201359_731632381820120967_n.jpg

At http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1433820&page=47

Note that in this shot the prime mover has still to be indtalled

Cab is almost identical to TasRail PR22L
  theesp Train Controller

Similar looking fuel tank & main reservoir also
  ozfreight Chief Train Controller

Location: hawthorn 3122
Bell bay shipping list shows that "titania" ex Auckland is expected at Bell Bay berth 5 on Tuesday 8th with a cargo of locomotives. Would that be the last lot?
Edward
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Yes, will be TR15-TR17, the last of them.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Yes, will be TR15-TR17, the last of them.
Z1NorthernProgress2110


When did TR02 arrive, I thought it was going to be with this last batch after it's US testing duties?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
April 1st i seem to recall
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Can anyone confirm whether the TA's have had their engines de-rated at least three times and that is why we see three locos which were supposed to have better pulling power than the Z's and ZA's hauling modest length trains of about 1500 tonnes or less?
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Yes they have been de-rated (can't say how many times) to try and increase the reliability. Big issue with the splines between the main alternator and auxiliary shattering under load (or so I've been told).
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Yes they have been de-rated (can't say how many times) to try and increase the reliability. Big issue with the splines between the main alternator and auxiliary shattering under load (or so I've been told).
12CSVT

That doesn't sound good. I'm guessing it doesn't really matter how many times they have been derated, but by how much. Derating by 1000hp once would beat derating by 100hp three times!

I'm hoping that Tasrail has taken these issues up with Progress Rail and is seeking a resolution and possibly compensation.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Yes they have been de-rated (can't say how many times) to try and increase the reliability. Big issue with the splines between the main alternator and auxiliary shattering under load (or so I've been told).
12CSVT

That doesn't sound good. I'm guessing it doesn't really matter how many times they have been derated, but by how much. Derating by 1000hp once would beat derating by 100hp three times!

I'm hoping that Tasrail has taken these issues up with Progress Rail and is seeking a resolution and possibly compensation.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Yes they have been de-rated (can't say how many times) to try and increase the reliability. Big issue with the splines between the main alternator and auxiliary shattering under load (or so I've been told).
12CSVT

The structure of a spline causes it to have potential stress raisers so I guess the metallurgy of the material type, machining and post treatment will be investigated.

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