PN's PHs move to the Newlands Line

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

On the back of the first 88s finally entering regular service on the North Coast Line sugar trains last week, there are reports the three UGL-built PHs are working together in Distributed Power on a Newlands system coal set as of today. This may be close to the first revenue run these locomotives have had since they were built in 2014 and sold to PN in July 2016.

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  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Is this an indication that there is growth for PNQ and they are starting to raid the bare cupboard? Are they heading to new orders?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Tonnages are increasing and most spare capacity left over from the end of the coal boom in 2013 has probably been soaked up by now. PN must have some plans tucked away for fleet expansion, but it's hard to see repeat orders of the 88s or PHs happening - based on their use so far.
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Tonnages are increasing and most spare capacity left over from the end of the coal boom in 2013 has probably been soaked up by now. PN must have some plans tucked away for fleet expansion, but it's hard to see repeat orders of the 88s or PHs happening - based on their use so far.
Sulla1
I agree. Probably some form of EMD AC from SA or the USA.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

PN's three PHs have returned to the Newlands Line, with all three working in Distributed Power on a Goonyella System coal service to Abbot Point and return. After the failed first revenue run in July - with barely half a trip completed - you've got to admire PN's determination to get these three orphans into service.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

PN's three PHs have returned to the Newlands Line, with all three working in Distributed Power on a Goonyella System coal service to Abbot Point and return. After the failed first revenue run in July - with barely half a trip completed - you've got to admire PN's determination to get these three orphans into service.
Sulla1
Depends on your perspective, I guess. Weren't they just parked in the naughty corner for a few years?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

PN's three PHs have returned to the Newlands Line, with all three working in Distributed Power on a Goonyella System coal service to Abbot Point and return. After the failed first revenue run in July - with barely half a trip completed - you've got to admire PN's determination to get these three orphans into service.
Depends on your perspective, I guess. Weren't they just parked in the naughty corner for a few years?
fzr560

PN has had them in North Queensland since 2017 - their two year entry into revenue service has to be considered fairly protracted.

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