Fast facts - Length 14.025m, Tare 16.6-tonnes, Capacity 46.4-tonnes, and permitted to run at 100km/h.
Wagons are semi-permanently coupled in master/slave pairs and have been fitted with ECP brakes. Wired Distributed Power may also be possible.
Some video of the harvest coming offNot a harvest as such, as per the text they are cutting the barley for silage. No train required.
There's three air hoses between the master and slave pairs and a power cable. No easily apparent labeling for ECP only.Thanks Sulla1, those hoses will be BP, main reservoir and brake cylinder supply hose needed on solid drawgear pairs, requiring only 1 brake control valve instead of one per wagon. The MR is to supply the lids and doors with air as well as a BP overlay for quicker recharge of BP, not required when running ECP as the brake pipe supplies a constant charge of air for faster application.
QR's 2195 has been sighting hauling Watco's 2188D (Watco Black and Yellow) and 2184D (Transnet Red) northbound on the North Coast Line through the northern suburbs of Brisbane this afternoon. Destination unknown at this stage, however Watco grain hoppers are currently stored at Mackay, Merinda and in several places around Townsville.Dad saw them go through Burpengary station around 3 ish , travelling as fast as an express suburban !
Watco's 2188D has run north from Mackay to Townsville for the first time this morning, arriving at Garbutt just before midday to collect new hoppers stored there.I see some of those new wagons have already been tagged!