Elec Fleet early units going to retire?

 
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
10+14 and 04+53 Wynnum Sat morning.

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  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
47+48, 204 +??? including one flat spot wheel at Wynnum Monday morning.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Just found some notes for last Thursday.

17 & 83 at Northgate on caboolture run
22, 24, 40, 41 at Old mayne Yard
30 & 44 at Bowen Hills on Beenleigh run
31 & 39 at Central on Ferny Grove run
33 & 87 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
82 & 86 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
49 & 80 at Milton on Springfield run
25 & UID at Roma street on Springfield run

The numbers of stored EMUs at Port of Brisbane is growing too with around 4 sets recorded there last week.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Yesterday was quite a decent day with sightings with 4 newbys in Old Mayne Yard.

Tuesday sightings
17 & 83 at Northgate on caboolture run
27, 36, 37, 49 in Old Mayne Yard

10 & 14 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
25 & 34 at Central on Bowen Hills run
47 & 48 at Central on Beenleigh run
42 & 43 at Roma street on Bowen Hills run
52 & 57 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
29 & 58 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
04 & 53 at Milton on caboolture run
31 & 46 at Milton on Ipswich run
11 & 20 at Milton on Springfield run
54 & UID at Roma street on Beenleigh run
45 & 56 at Roma street on Springfield run
23 & 50 at Central on Beenleigh run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Wednesday sightings
23 & 50 at Kippa-Ring on Roma street run
10 & 14 at Bray Park on caboolture run
21 & 30 at Northgate on caboolture run
42 & 43 at Central on Doomben run
47 & 48 at Central on Park road run
04 & 53 at Milton on Ipswich run
17 & 83 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
29 & 88 at Milton on Redcliffe run
52 & 57 at Milton on Redcliffe run
154 & 155 at Roma street Terminating
152 & UID on Bowen Hills depot
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Friday sightings
47 & 48 at Bray Park on caboolture run
36, 37, 42, 43 in old mayne Yard
01 & 59 at Bowen Hills on Ferny Grove run
51 & 58 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
52 & 57 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
04 & 53 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
17 & 83 at Milton on Springfield run
32 & 55 at Milton on Redcliffe run
26 & UID at Milton on caboolture run
10 & 14 at Milton on special
15 & 18 at Roma street on airport run
23 & 50 at Central on Rosewood run
154 & 155 at Central on Roma street run
21 & 30 at Northgate on Shorncliffe run
33 & UID at Northgate on Springfield run
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Monday sightings
4 x SMUs in Old Mayne Yard now. 202, 203, 204, 211 from memory.

33 & 80 at Geebung on special
17 & 83 at Northgate on caboolture run
04 & 53 at Fortitude Valley on Bowen Hills run
51 & UID at Milton on Bowen Hills run
21 & 30 at Milton on Springfield run
26 & UID at Milton on Ipswich run
54 & 85 at Milton on Redcliffe run
36 & 37 at Roma street on Rosewood run
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Any movement for the EMUs at Fisherman Island?
  red dragon Station Staff

You can eliminate EMU016 from your list, just seen photos on another QLD focused Railpage Australia™ of it meeting the business end of an excavator.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

I’ve just seen pics of 016 and to say it’s not going to run again is an understatement.
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Thanks for the update. So they are being recycled and not exported.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

@BIG J
I haven’t seen anything yet about exporting these sets so I’m guessing stripping them for spares is the only outcome at the moment.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
You can eliminate EMU016 from your list, just seen photos on another QLD focused Railpage Australia™ of it meeting the business end of an excavator.
red dragon
Do you have the Railpage thread URL please as I did a check without success. Thanks Peter Cokley
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
Petan,  R.I.P. pix of EMU 16 is on Facebook.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Petan,  R.I.P. pix of EMU 16 is on Facebook.
phil_48
Thanks Phil and now tracking it down
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
Petan, Qld Rail Operations Group.

Here is a pic borrowed from this Group

  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Petan, Qld Rail Operations Group.

Here is a pic borrowed from this Group

phil_48
Thanks Phil for this!
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
@BIG J
I haven’t seen anything yet about exporting these sets so I’m guessing stripping them for spares is the only outcome at the moment.
Skyblue1
Looks like they are being exported as baled cubes of steel.Crying or Very sad
  red dragon Station Staff

Petan.

RP auto corrected my post for me. I tried to type a rail.... page as I am not sure if mentioning other groups is ok.

Originally posted to an private Instagram page, used with permission to RBot forum where I saw them.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Tuesday sightings
04 & 53 at Bray Park on caboolture run
01 on Bowen Hills depot
17 & 83 at Milton northbound
33 & 80 at Milton on caboolture run

Was out of the office on Tuesday so didn’t catch many units.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Petan.

RP auto corrected my post for me. I tried to type a rail.... page as I am not sure if mentioning other groups is ok.

Originally posted to an private Instagram page, used with permission to RBot forum where I saw them.
red dragon
So that explains what happened! Thanks for the follow up! Since located the image on Facebook.
  Skyblue1 Assistant Commissioner

Thursday sightings
52 & 88 at Kippa-Ring on Roma street run
32 & 55 at Bray Park on caboolture run
21 & 30 at Central on Ferny Grove run
59 & UID at Central on Shorncliffe run
42 & 44 at Milton on Bowen Hills run
36 & 37 at Milton on Springfield run
31 & 48 at Milton on Springfield run
26 & 57 at Milton on caboolture run
33 & 80 at Milton on caboolture run
54 & UID at Roma street on Beenleigh run
154 & 155 at Central on Roma street run
01 & 27 at Central on Manly run
  red dragon Station Staff

Stated on another public forum from a reliable source.

Any EMU sets parked at Mayne North Yard or Normanby are still in service, just cycled in & out as normal practice, normally on a Saturday.

Any EMU sets at Woombye, Elimbah, Fishermans Island or Ipswich workshops are decommissioned and await their turn with the scrappers. There is not enough space at Mayne to store them now that 51 NGR (102 EMU equivalent) sets are in service. Sets 761 & 762 arrived recently according to the same forum.

Any other fleet members (IMU/SMU) at Ipswich Workshops, Fisherman Island or Maryborough are either under overhaul or awaiting their turn for overhaul.
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
Still intrigued why 177 was taken to Fisherman Island with the others.  Only being about 11 years old.  Must be something majorly wrong if it is decommissioned.
  red dragon Station Staff

It's awaiting overhaul too.


Any other fleet members (IMU/SMU) at Ipswich Workshops, Fisherman Island or Maryborough are either under overhaul or awaiting their turn for overhaul.

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