Elec Fleet early units going to retire?

 
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Just as I said yesterday about only recording certain series of units I seen 4 early SMUs in mayne so had to record them too.
Monday sightings
44 & 58 at Carseldine on Roma Street run
203, 204, 205, 211? In mayne Engineers Yard
52 & 57 at Central on Bowen Hills run
35 & 81 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
201 & 206 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
31 & 39 at Central on Northgate run
22 & 47 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
19 & 37 at Petrie on special

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  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Tuesday sightings
29 & 88 at Northgate on caboolture run
10 & UID at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
201 & 206 at Strathpine on caboolture run
203, 204, 205, 211 at mayne Engineers Yard
212 at Bowen Hills depot
22 & 47 at Roma street on Park road run
207 & 209 at Milton northbound
15 & 49 at Central on Beenleigh run
154 & 155 at Central on Roma Street run
104 & 106 at Central on Nambour run
102 & 105 at Zillmere on Nambour run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Wednesday sightings
122 at Petrie on Ipswich run
40 & UID at Strathpine on caboolture run
50 & 80 at eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
01 & 42 at Central on Ferny Grove run
31 & 46 at Milton on caboolture run
33 & UID at Milton on caboolture run
102 & 105 at Milton on Nambour run
110 at Milton on Ipswich run
103 & 108 at Milton on Nambour run
04 & 15 at Fortitude Valley on Beenleigh run
154 & 155 at Bowen Hills on Roma Street run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

23 & 43 at Bowen Hills depot
22 & 47 at Bowen hills on Ferny Grove run
24 & 48 at Central on Bowen Hills run
10 & 34 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
85 & UID at Milton on Springfield run
25 & 38 at Milton northbound
33 & 56 at Milton on Springfield run
50 & 86 at Roma street on Beenleigh run
154 & 155 at Central on Roma Street run
31 & 46 at Petrie on Ipswich run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Friday sightings
14 & 53 at Kippa-Ring on Roma Street run
04 & 27 at Central on Ferny Grove run
15 & 49 at Central on special
28 & UID at Milton on special
55 & UID at Milton on Springfield run
01 & 42 at Milton on Springfield run
80 & UID at Milton on special
11 & UID at Roma Street
29 & 88 at Roma street on special
58 & 87 at Roma street on airport run
35 & 81 at Roma street on Springfield run
30 & 44 at Central on Rosewood run
33 & 56 at carseldine on special
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

The SMUs that were in Mayne Engineers Yard have now been swapped for EMUs.

Monday sightings
25 & 38 at Bray Park on caboolture run
26, 33, 51, 55 in mayne Engineers Yard
30 & 44 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
35 & 81 at Central on Ferny Grove run
01 & 42 at Central on Shorncliffe run
23 & 43 at Milton on caboolture run
58 & 87 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
29 & 88 at Milton on caboolture run
17 & UID at Milton northbound
19 & 83 at Milton on Springfield run
15 & 49 at bald hills on special
56 at Lawnton on caboolture run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Tuesday sightings
58 & 87 at Northgate on caboolture run
30 & 44 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
50 & 52 at Milton on caboolture run
01 & 42 at Milton on special
27 & 57 at Milton on Redcliffe run
39 & 54 at Milton on special
24 & 48 at Roma street on Ferny Grove run
37 & 40 at Central on Doomben run
34 & 86 at Zillmere on Redcliffe run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Wednesday sightings
49 & 82 at Strathpine on caboolture run
39 & 54 at Central on Ferny Grove run
23 & 43 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
22 & 24 at Milton on Redcliffe run
27 & 57 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
45 & 56 at Milton northbound
58 & 87 at Milton on Springfield run
151 & 156 at Central on Roma Street run
04 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Manly run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Thursday sightings
27 & 57 at Northgate on caboolture run
04 & 20 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
31 & 46 at Central on Shorncliffe run
26, 33, 51 & 55 at mayne Engineers Yard
42 & 83 at Roma street on Springfield run
23 & 43 at Milton on caboolture run
11 & UID at Milton northbound
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Friday sightings
26, 33, 51, 55 in mayne Engineers Yard (moved on later in day)
34 & 86 at Central on Beenleigh run
50 & 52 at Central on Ferny Grove run
04 & 20 at Central on Park road run (later moved to Mayne Engineers Yard)
11 & 46 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
18 & 85 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
01 & 42 at Milton southbound
25 & 28 at Milton on Springfield run
45 & 56 at Roma street on airport run
27 & 57 at Roma street on Beenleigh run
49 & 82 at Central on Rosewood run
04 & 20 in mayne Engineers Yard
31 & 40 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
23 & 43 at Petrie on Ipswich run
36 & 37 at Kippa-Ring on Cleveland run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Monday sightings
49 & 82 at Geebung on caboolture run
04, 18, 20, 59 in mayne Engineers Yard
39 & 54 at Fortitude Valley on Caboolture run
45 & 56 at Central on Bowen Hills run
30 & 44 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
31 & 40 at Milton on caboolture run
21 & 80 at Central
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Tuesday sightings
29 & 88 at Kippa-Ring on Roma street run
38 & 85 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
04, 18, 20, 59 at mayne Engineers Yard
15 & 58 at Central on Bowen Hills run
31 & 40 at Central on Ferny Grove run
57 & UID at Central on Shorncliffe run
01 & 87 at Milton on Redcliffe run
17 & 41 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
32 & 35 at Milton on Redcliffe run
42 & 43 at Milton on Springfield run
47 & 48 at Central on Rosewood run
22 & 24 at Central on Manly run
10 & 28 at Carseldine on special
49 & 82 at Petrie on Ipswich run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Wednesday sightings
47 & 48 at Strathpine on caboolture run
11 & 46 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
38 & 85 at Roma street on Park road run
49 & 80 at Milton on Ipswich run
39 & 54 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
32 & 35 at Milton on caboolture run
27 & 57 at Milton on Springfield run
21 & 34 at Milton northbound
31 & 40 at Central on Ipswich run
17 & 41 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
86 & UID at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
04, 18, 20, 59 in mayne Engineers Yard
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
For a few days now a number of EMU's and now 177 ( quite young ) have been towed to the Port of Brisbane.  Are they being exported somewhere ?
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

More changes in mayne Engineers Yard yesterday.
Thursday sightings
29 & 88 at Kippa-Ring on Roma street run
31 & 40 at Northgate on caboolture run
04, 18, 20, 59 in mayne Engineers Yard
30 & 44 at Central on Shorncliffe run
14 & 15 at Milton on Springfield run
09 & 177 at Milton southbound
38 & 85 at Milton on Redcliffe run
54 & UID at Central on Beenleigh run
152 & 158 at Central on Roma street run
21 & 34 at Central on Park road run
23 & 43 in mayne Engineers Yard ( 18 & 59 gone)
49 & 80 at Bald Hills on special
11 & 46 at Mango Hill on special
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

@phil_48 these were seen southbound at Milton later in the day so presumably going to Ipswich. Maybe they are evaluating the best handling practices for export or maybe a buyer is looking over them for purchase?? 177 definitely a strange one tho.
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
@phil_48 these were seen southbound at Milton later in the day so presumably going to Ipswich. Maybe they are evaluating the best handling practices for export or maybe a buyer is looking over them for purchase?? 177 definitely a strange one tho.
Skyblue1
On a Facebook Railways Group there have been daily photos taken at Lindum and Morningside earlier this week of 6 car sets  ( 2x3 ) plus 177 in the last batch heading for the Port.  9 three car sets ( inc 177 ) have been pictured so far.  Hence my query.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

@phil_48
I’ve seen pics of 03 & 84 plus 09 & 177 heading to the Port but it’ll be interesting to see if they are actually still there or moved on.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Friday sightings
50 & 52 at Eagle Jcn on Shorncliffe run
04, 20, 23, 43 in mayne Engineers Yard
10 & 28 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
22 & 24 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
47 & 48 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
81 & UID at Milton on Springfield run
14 & 15 at Milton on Springfield run
82 & 86 at Central on special
152 & 158 at Central on Roma street run
27 & 57 at Eagle Jcn on Ipswich run
42 & 43 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Monday sightings
The 12 car EMU set doing the testing for The Gold Coast Express was definitely the highlight of the day.
22, 24, 40 & 41 all together running to and from Roma street. All were returned to Mayne Engineers Yard when finished.

25 & UID at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
26 & 51 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
10 & 28 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
33 & 55 at Milton on caboolture run
21 & 34 at Roma street on Springfield run
49 & UID at Central on Beenleigh run
10 & 33 at Fortitude Valley on Park road run
155 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Roma street run
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Monday sightings
The 12 car EMU set doing the testing for The Gold Coast Express was definitely the highlight of the day.
22, 24, 40 & 41 all together running to and from Roma street. All were returned to Mayne Engineers Yard when finished.

25 & UID at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
26 & 51 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
10 & 28 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
33 & 55 at Milton on caboolture run
21 & 34 at Roma street on Springfield run
49 & UID at Central on Beenleigh run
10 & 33 at Fortitude Valley on Park road run
155 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Roma street run
Skyblue1
The testing of  any EMU set for any Gold Coast service would definitely be a failure due to lack of toilets, as that would be a quick way to get piles of crap publicity. All it would take was some parent with a kid who needed a loo on these non loo trains to then contact the media describing in details the agony and embarrassment the kid went through. In fact that could apply to any of the lengthy time wise non loo services in this day and age.

Apart from that silly idea by someone within QR / Translink, I do appreciate all the detailed work folk (Skyblue1 in particular) put into these regular reports for us!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
lack of toilets...would be a quick way to get piles of crap
petan
Well said Peter! Laughing
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Thanks Petan the 4 EMU sets were back in the Old Mayne Yard yesterday.

Monday sightings
22, 24, 40, 41 in Old Mayne Yard (or Engineers Yard) lol
49 & 80 at Central on Beenleigh run
29 & 88 at Central on Ferny Grove run
25 & UID at Central on Park road run
33 & 87 at Central on Beenleigh run
152 & 156 at Central on Roma street run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Wednesday sightings
59 & UID at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
26 & 51 at Central on Beenleigh run
49 & 80 at Roma street on Park road run
45 & 56 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
33 & 87 at Milton on Springfield run
28 & 58 at Roma street on Beenleigh run
82 & 86 at Central on Rosewood run
27 & 57 at Central on Beenleigh run
152 & 156 at Central on Roma street run
50 & 52 at Central on Manly run
  qldchook Locomotive Driver

I have noticed a couple of the last series sets parked up at fisherman island in amongst the early series. Does anybody know why these are parked up?

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