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  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
(Relatively) Low count today as well... have a feeling some more trains have been taken out.
But for some reason I can’t seem to go a day without seeing 82 & 43 sets operating. Weird.

Yesterday afternoon:
26 & 33 on Beenleigh run at South Bank
61 & 78 on Coopers Plains run at Roma
24 3-car Northgate run at Bowen Hulls
39 & 52 on Cleveland run at Bowen Hills

This morning:
01 & 88 on Ipswich run at Bald Hills
33 & 26 on Ferny Grove run at South Bank
Rest are at Roma St
75 & 55 on Redcliffe run
53 & 21 on Beenleih run
15 & 11 on Bowen Hills run
52 & 39 on Ferny Grove run

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  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Good to see 01 & 88 together again.
Obs today.

32 at Petrie on Ipswich run
01 & 88 at Strathpine on caboolture run
12 & 30 at Eagle Jcn on special
43 & 82 at Bowen Hills on Redcliffe run
21 & 53 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
27 & 36 at Central on Bowen Hills run
61 & 78 at Central on Shorncliffe run
22 & 48 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
204 & 209 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
19 & 46 at Milton on caboolture run
11 & 15 at Milton northbound
42 & 58 at Milton on caboolture run
86 & UID at Central on Springfield run
13 & 59 at Carseldine on Springfield run
04 & 23 at Kippa-Ring on Cleveland run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Again I see 82 & 43... this is really weird now.
51 & 28 on Beenleigh run at South Brisbane
10 & 31 on Cleveland run at Roma St
43 & 82 on Shorncliffe run at Roma St

Either 84 went to get a cleanup on graffiti road (no. 1) or it’s gone into storage.
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
19+28 and 52 ( only ) Wynnum Monday afternoon.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Today been so productive on sightings.

Travelled on 01 & 88 at Kippa-Ring on Springfield run, later caught home too.

11 & 15 at Strathpine on special
21 & 53 at Carseldine on Roma Street run
205 & 207 (new wheel sets) at Zillmere on special
83 & UID at Northgate southbound
26 & 33 at Eagle Jcn on Redcliffe run
55 & 75 at Fortitude Valley on caboolture run
206 & 211 at Central on Bowen Hills run
10 & UID at Central on Shorncliffe run
201 & 208 at Roma Street on Bowen Hills run
45 & 80 at Milton on Springfield run
29 & 51 at Milton on Redcliffe run
32 & 87 at Milton on Redcliffe run
56 & 57 at Milton on Redcliffe run
25 & 54 at Milton northbound
13 & 78 at Milton on Springfield run
12 at Milton northbound
42 & 58 at Milton on special
38 & 44 at Milton on Springfield run
14 & 79 (graffitied) in Mayne Yard
82 & UID (not 43, was another bandicoot) at Bowen Hills depot
101 & 103 at Central on Roma Street run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Seen 87 and 85 on different runs today.
Yesterday:
37 & 18 Roma Street at Strathpine
87 & 32 on Special run at Zillmere
33 & 26 on Redcliffe run at Sunshine
54 & 25 on Caboolture run at Roma Street
204 & 209 Out of Service at South Bank
103 & 110 on Nambour run at Roma Street
11 3-car northbound at Roma

79 has also gotten a nice coat of graffiti on its northernmost door
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
79 has also gotten a nice coat of graffiti on its northernmost door
puffymuffy
Surely which door is northernmost depends on the orientation of the set?
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Graham4405 I meant in relation to how it was positioned in Mayne Yard (it wasn’t in service).
Now 48 and 88 have taken the place of 14 and 79 in Mayne.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

88 is a weird one into storage, I only travelled on it twice yesterday paired with 01.
48 was with 22 on the Friday just gone.

Today
11 at Petrie on Ipswich run
46 & 59 at Northgate on caboolture run
121 & 123 at Central on Nambour run
82 & UID at Milton on Springfield run
50 at Roma street on Park road run
18 & 37 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
13 & 75? at Milton on Bowen Hills run
04 & 36 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
85 & UID at Milton on caboolture run
47 & 76 at Milton northbound
25 & 54 at Milton northbound
106 & 108 at Milton on special
38 & 44 at Milton on Springfield run
101 & 102 at Central on Springfield run
154 & 155 at Fortitude Valley on Roma Street run
104 (back again) at Bowen Hills depot
156 at Bowen Hills depot
48 & 88 at Mayne Yard
204 & UID at Toombul southbound
202 & 205 at Toombul on Cleveland run
23 at Petrie on caboolture run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

28 at Petrie on Ipswich run
41 & 52 at Eagle Jcn on special
104 & 212 still at Bowen Hills depot with lowered pantographs
31 & 44 at Central on special
29 & 51 at Central on Ferny Grove run
42 & 58 at Central on Shorncliffe run
13 & 78 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
15 & 39 at Milton on Ipswich run
204 & 209 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
24 & 83 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
04 & 36 at Milton on special
101 & 102 at Milton on special
46 & 59 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
40 & 81 at Milton northbound
11 & 34 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
56 & 57 at Milton on Redcliffe run
19 & 23 at Milton on Springfield run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Not a great day for spotting, 2nd generation IMU/SMU dominating Milton yesterday.
Anyway
11 & 34 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
19 & 23 at Strathpine on caboolture run
29 & 82 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
22 & 76 at Central on Ferny Grove run
01 & 40 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
20 & 49 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
107 & UID at Milton on Bowen Hills run
28 & 38 at Milton on Springfield run
41 & UID at Milton northbound
209 at Milton northbound
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Not a great day for spotting, 2nd generation IMU/SMU dominating Milton yesterday.
Anyway
11 & 34 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
19 & 23 at Strathpine on caboolture run
29 & 82 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
22 & 76 at Central on Ferny Grove run
01 & 40 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
20 & 49 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
107 & UID at Milton on Bowen Hills run
28 & 38 at Milton on Springfield run
41 & UID at Milton northbound
209 at Milton northbound
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Travelling on NGR733 and hit a cow at Bray Park causing front valance damage. Transferred to EMU 17 & 50 to Roma St.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Nothing much on the go yesterday except the suicidal cow.

28 & 38 at Kippa-Ring Sidings
17 & 50 at Bray Park on Roma Street run
27 & 61 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
78 & UID at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
32 & 87 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
46 & 59 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
101 & 102 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
42 & 51 at Milton on Springfield run
04 & 15 at Milton on caboolture run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Sorry guys have been busy, will try to keep up with sightings

21st Nov
78 & 13 on Beenleigh run at Roma
23 & 19 on Springfield run at Roma

22nd
23 & 19 on Ipswich run at Carseldine
31 & 44 on Shorncliffe line at EJ
14 & 79 on Bowen Hills run at Bowen Hills (pair used to be in Mayne)
39 & 15 on Ferny Grove run at Central
34 &11 on Roma run at Strathpine
23rd
19 & 23 on Redcliffe run at Bald Hills
51 & 42 on Special run at Bald Hills
82 & 29 northbound near Zillmere
28 & 38 on Ipswich run at Roma
83 & 56 on Ipswich run at Roma
27 & 61 on Cleveland run at Bowen Hills
20 & 49 on Roma run at Strathpine
01 & 40 on Ferny Grove run at South Bank

On the 22nd and 23rd two NGRs (719 and 733 respectively) were downed at Virginia, the second being the cow and the first apparently due to the cops having to arrest someone (according to my friend who was on the other). Double the load was out on 34 & 11 on the first day. Sad to hear about the cow but I guess some animals are really dumb.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sad to hear about the cow but I guess some animals are really dumb.
puffymuffy
Cows were around before trains...
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Sad to hear about the cow but I guess some animals are really dumb.
Cows were around before trains...
Graham4405
Completely agree that they were, it’s just unless the cow wanted to kill itself, I guess it should have realised something’s moving quickly and maybe stop? I don’t know the mindset of a cow but for them to have lived for quite a while they must have had some instinct to back away from a running lion or grizzly bear. And anyway the cow didn’t win. If we organised society by what came first, all the animals of this world would be roaming free and our cars and trains would be in the zoos. I do get where you’re coming from though.

Just passed 50 and 17 which have taken the place of 88 & 48, 50 northernmost.
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
13+30 Wynnum this afternoon.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Seems I’m jinxing the EMUs of late. Firstly 88, I travelled on it twice the same day then in Mayne Yard the day after, then 17 & 50 to Roma Street on the day the suicidal cow did it’s thing now these are in Mayne Yard.
Another strange combo is 45 & 80, totally inseparable for must be a month now.
Anyway today’s notes.
01 & 40 at Milton on Springfield run
42 & 59 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
203 & 204 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
55 & 75 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
53 at Milton on special
105 & UID at Roma Street on Cleveland run
22 & 76 at Central on Beenleigh run
121 & 122 at Central on Roma Street run
45 & 80 at Fortitude Valley on Springfield run
106 & 108 at Nundah on Manly run
18 & 37 at Bray Park on Springfield run
12 & 24 at Petrie on Ipswich run

Missing units.
48, 84, 88, 104 and 212 have all disappeared so info on these would be good.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Lot more early IMU / SMU sets today, something to look forward to when the EMUS disappear.

33 & UID at Kippa-Ring Sidings
107 & UID at Mango Hill on Redcliffe run
124 at Petrie on Ipswich run
55 & 75 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
17 & 50 at Mayne Yard
58 & 87 at Central on Ferny Grove run
15 & 36 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
21 & 59 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
76 & UID at Milton on Bowen Hills run
56 & 83 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
42 & 51 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
45 & 80 at Milton on Ipswich run
13 & 30 at Milton on Redcliffe run
10 & 85 at Milton on Redcliffe run
202 & 209 at Milton on special
108 & 110 at Milton on Springfield run
101 & 102 at Milton on Redcliffe run
151 & 156 at Central on Roma Street run
208 at Bowen Hills depot
206 & 211 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
  puffymuffy Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane/Moreton Bay
Horrible day today at Roma Street. Wind was blowing everywhere, it was hot, and I had to wait almost an hour just for the Redcliffe service. I saw 48 & 88 together but didn’t catch the line - departing Central on the 27th.

Anyway, here’s my list for the past two days:
26th
22 & 76 on Cannon Hill run at Northgate
57 & 49 on Roma Street run at Bowen Hills
11 & 34 (been seeing this a lot) on Ferny Grove run at Central
76 & 22 on Shorncliffe run at Eagle Junction
27th
56 & 83 terminating at Bowen Hills

48 & 88 ? departing Central
Roma Street ———
01 & 40 on Ferny Grove run
208 & 201 terminating
51 & 42 on Bowen Hills run
211 & 206 on Ferny Grove run
UID & 75 on Beenleigh run
209 & 202 (red button info thing) on Park Road run
20 3-car on Bowen Hills run
13 & 30 on Redcliffe run
04 3-car (strange?) departing South Brisbane northbound
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Not much special stuff today but 212 made an appearance so only 84 missing now from the 5 we had.
Today’s sightings.
11 & 34 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
27 & 42 at Bowen Hills depot
01 & 40 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
46 & 54 at Central on Ferny Grove run
10 & 85 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
37 at Roma street on Park road run
209 & 212 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
58 & 87 at Milton on Redcliffe run
29 & 75 at Milton on Redcliffe run
41 & 59 at Milton on caboolture run
32 & 76 at Milton on Springfield run
14 & UID at Bowen Hills on Manly run
105 & 107 at Bowen Hills on Shorncliffe run
101 & 103 at Toombul on Cleveland run
108 & 110 at Sunshine on Nambour run
12 & 24 at Kippa-Ring on special
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
04+20 this morning at Wynnum, plus I think 35+80, not sure on second one..  And 15+36 this afternoon.  There have been many others throughout the day but I haven't been close enough for numbers.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Had Xmas party on Friday so no sightings to report but I do have last thursdays notes.

46 & 54 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
101 & 103 at Mango Hill on Redcliffe run
19 at Petrie on Ipswich run
31 & 44 at Bray Park on caboolture run
56 & 83 at Northgate on caboolture run
76 & UID at Bowen Hills depot
10 & 85 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
51 at Central on Park road run
12 & 24 at Milton on caboolture run
52 & 82 at Milton on Springfield run
45 & 80 at Milton on Redcliffe run
48 & 88 at Milton on Springfield run
57 & 58 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
153 & UID at Northgate on Roma Street run
121 at Petrie on caboolture run
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
39+85 Wynnum this afternoon, plus numerous other EMU's.

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