New locos at UGL

 
  NR58 Locomotive Fireman

I wonder if there is a new operator on the rise !

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  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW

Well it's certainly not MinRes, similar red but the other bits aren't the same.
  NR58 Locomotive Fireman

Transvolution ?????
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Red locos look pretty impressive!
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Transvolution ?????
NR58
What?? to assist the pair of life expired BG 830's they bought from G&WA!!!! Rolling Eyes
  NR58 Locomotive Fireman

Yeah Pressman you would be more right than me lol. It was a stupid joke Laughing
  M636C Minister for Railways

Photos are appearing today of an AC43/44 at UGL in a previously unseen livery - mid/dark grey body with red cab & trim. No logos or other identifiers so far. No doubt more pics & info will surface shortly.
Probably for the Crawford’s traffic out of Sandgate which is said to be getting a couple to replace the C class currently in use on this service.
bingley hall
Has everyone missed this answer?

M636C
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Photos are appearing today of an AC43/44 at UGL in a previously unseen livery - mid/dark grey body with red cab & trim. No logos or other identifiers so far. No doubt more pics & info will surface shortly.
Probably for the Crawford’s traffic out of Sandgate which is said to be getting a couple to replace the C class currently in use on this service.
Has everyone missed this answer?

M636C
M636C
Seems so M636C
  NR58 Locomotive Fireman

No they cant get rid of the C Class !Crying or Very sad
  alco4836 Station Master

Hi All
There are a couple of pix of the new Crawfords loco on
my blog if anyone has not seen it yet. link

Regards Mathew Hughes
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
I like the grey.  Different and industrial!
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Should've built them without any crummy silencing equipment. Stuff the EPA!!!
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Hi All
There are a couple of pix of the new Crawfords loco on
my blog if anyone has not seen it yet. link

Regards Mathew Hughes
alco4836
Looks like a packet of biscuits Razz
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
PHC001 "Carrot" and PHC002 "Spud" went for a trial run today. Pictures surfacing in private groups, here's a publically accessible shot of the two loco's with CF4402 in between them.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/greggles3265/24950032080/in/dateposted-public/
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Not much to look at in the Hunter these days, C44, TT or 90.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
I have had a brief search, but just wondering where the PCH's fit serial number wise?

Cheers
  MaskedRailfan Train Controller

Announced by UGL today that the PH37's have been purchased by PN, plus another 3 x 93 class. I assume the 93's
will be new builds.
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: North Haverbrook; where the monorail is king!
The press release is slightly more substantial than that:
UGL Limited (ASX: UGL) today announced that it has been awarded a $594 million agreement for the supply and maintenance of locomotives to Pacific National. UGL provides maintenance services to Pacific National across a number of their locomotive fleets and has entered into a long term arrangement for the maintenance of these locomotives encompassing:
  • Renewal of the agreement for maintenance of the 71 Class Siemens locomotives based in Nebo, Queensland for a period of 10 years to 30 June 2026.
  • Extension of the existing maintenance contract for the 92/93 Class locomotives from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2026.
  • Extension of the existing maintenance contract for the NR Class locomotives from 1 February 2020 to 30 June 2026.
  • A new contract to maintain the Victorian EMD locomotive fleet until 30 June 2026.
Further to the long term maintenance agreement UGL has entered into a contract with PN for the supply of:
  • Three C44ACi locomotives expanding PN’s existing 93 class fleet.
  • Three PH37 narrow gauge locomotives, designed by UGL for freight haulage in Queensland.
UGL CEO Ross Taylor said “We are very pleased to extend our long term relationship with Pacific National and look forward to working together over the next ten years in the provision of cost effective and efficient locomotive maintenance services.”
UGL Limited
Interesting to see that PacNat is buying more 93 class locos despite the apparent surplus of motive power they have on SG. Perhaps they're looking at scrapping or selling off some more of their older locos? Or will this be to supplant motive power that they're currently leasing?
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
PN have been using a set of 3 CFs on Northern coal recently, though I haven't sighted them for a little while. Perhaps it's time to replace them.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/efb5800/30327631674/

'New' 93 at UGL Broadmeadow today. 93 in one number box , but nothing in the other side yet. The 2 primer painted C44s are both in the yard, no sign of the undercoated pair for a while now.
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
A photo has surfaced on the book of face of 9318 in full PN livery and looking pretty close to being delivered
Photo courtesy of Damien Butler:


And there's two of the Powerhauls sitting nearby still unlettered and without numbers, though they now appear to be sitting on their own bogies (photo from the same source):


I didn't know UGL had any 3' 6" track in their yard, either that or they've done some funky SG conversion on the new locos
  GS4 Train Controller

Thank you for posting the latest pics.  Smile

I had asked the question previously about 3'6" in Goninans yard and they have some leading to the paint shed if I remember correctly.  If that ain't the track then maybe they are shipping / towing them on standard gauge bogies like Walkers does with WA's SMU's.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Thank you for posting the latest pics.  Smile

I had asked the question previously about 3'6" in Goninans yard and they have some leading to the paint shed if I remember correctly.  If that ain't the track then maybe they are shipping / towing them on standard gauge bogies like Walkers does with WA's SMU's.
GS4
The poster stated they appeared to be on their own NG bogies. If to be shipped by SG they would need a TOC waiver to run them on specially adapted 4 wheel SG freight bogies as they would have a fair axle load.
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
4 axle bogies for a 120t locomotive?
  M636C Minister for Railways

Thank you for posting the latest pics.  Smile

I had asked the question previously about 3'6" in Goninans yard and they have some leading to the paint shed if I remember correctly.  If that ain't the track then maybe they are shipping / towing them on standard gauge bogies like Walkers does with WA's SMU's.
GS4
The track the UGLs are standing on id dual gauge.

It was used extensively to test the rebuilt 3700 class locomotives completed in Broadmeadow.

I have photos of the UGL units still grey being tested on those tracks. The surrounding fence is a real pain for photographs.

When shipped, the UGLs would be empty of fuel, sand and cooling water so would weigh less than 120 tonnes and would probably run on standard freight bogies. I'd expect that they'd be put on their own bogies at Acacia Ridge and set up at Moolabin, but that's just my guess.

M636C

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