1872 dismantled

 
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
A few photos have started circulating of 1872 and a crane at South Dynon with the hood removed and engine gone, it's assumed being dismantled for scrap but absolutely no info is to be found anywhere with regards to what's going on with it. Does anyone here know what the go is?

I assumed it was sold with L277 with those auctions last year to a new home but there's a complete absence of any information around the pair to be found anywhere and with Railpage search out of action, I can't find any recent or old news here either

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
A few photos have started circulating of 1872 and a crane at South Dynon with the hood removed and engine gone, it's assumed being dismantled for scrap but absolutely no info is to be found anywhere with regards to what's going on with it. Does anyone here know what the go is?

I assumed it was sold with L277 with those auctions last year to a new home but there's a complete absence of any information around the pair to be found anywhere and with Railpage search out of action, I can't find any recent or old news here either
DounutCereal
From What I've read 1872 has been sold to Qube, who are dismantling it for spares for the 44 class they have as Alco Parts are getting harder to come by. Nothing to be sad about, the WAGR N's were pretty smeg all up.
  M636C Minister for Railways

A few photos have started circulating of 1872 and a crane at South Dynon with the hood removed and engine gone, it's assumed being dismantled for scrap but absolutely no info is to be found anywhere with regards to what's going on with it. Does anyone here know what the go is?

I assumed it was sold with L277 with those auctions last year to a new home but there's a complete absence of any information around the pair to be found anywhere and with Railpage search out of action, I can't find any recent or old news here either
From What I've read 1872 has been sold to Qube, who are dismantling it for spares for the 44 class they have as Alco Parts are getting harder to come by. Nothing to be sad about, the WAGR N's were pretty smeg all up.
Dangersdan707
I think QUBE have stopped using their 44 class, unless a power shortage occurs.

They are running a couple of 80 class which have an engine quite similar to the N class.

Is 1873 still hanging about at Islington?

1874 was the best of the standard gauge conversions. It was the only one with the correct secondary springing and ran really well but its cab roof was never modified to run east of Adelaide. and it was the first one scrapped.

The three lasted a lot longer than anyone expected, due to the availability of bogies from withdrawn M636s from the Pilbara.

Peter
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Is 1873 still hanging about at Islington?

Peter
M636C

Yes saw it a few days ago - still out in the open, no idea who owns it, unlikely to ever run again.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
I think QUBE have stopped using their 44 class, unless a power shortage occurs.
M636C
Only due to all but one having rusted out engine blocks. One is still being used.


They are running a couple of 80 class which have an engine quite similar to the N class.
They both use the same model of engine. Pretty sure they pinched the traction motors too.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I'm not familiar with 1872 (or any of its brothers & sisters). I don't even know which State  to search.

Could someone oblige with a few details, please?
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

I'm not familiar with 1872 (or any of its brothers & sisters). I don't even know which State  to search.

Could someone oblige with a few details, please?
Valvegear
Originally from WA.
AUSTRAC, now defunct, a private operator had a few, 1872 was one.
BW has some footage (of course) on his YouTube channel.

https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/18-class-ex-nb-class-diesel-wa
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Any ideas on sale price?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Any ideas on sale price?
james.au
Scrap steel is selling for 7-cents per kilo and scrap copper at $5.85 at the moment...works out at something around $7,000 in actual scrap value of the loco - parts might have been worth a lot more though.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Eleven N class were built, numbered 1871 to 1881.

These had combined air compressors and vacuum exhausters (since WAGR narrow gauge used vacuum brakes except on heavy haul operations.) These compressors overheated, and they were removed from 1871 to 1874 and replaced by simple air compressors. It must have worked because these units lasted quite well.

I'm not sure about Austrac buying 1874. It never left WA, largely because it was still narrow gauge. They might have bought it for spares, but it was complete and used by South Spur in WA.

NA 1872 and 1873 were overhauled and returned to service as NA class before being converted to NB. They  were used on transfer work between Forrestfield and Kwinana.

1872 and 1873 used bogies from BHP M636s sold to Goninan.

1874 used bogies from Hamersley units sold to Engenco.

Peter
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Must be the season.  Photos on Flickr of DL48 meeting the same fate.
https://flic.kr/p/2ipNrBP

edited:  they updated the post to say it's 48, not 43.    Vicsig also shows 48 as being scrapped at Spotswood Vic.
  ADB Locomotive Driver

Must be the season.  Photos on Flickr of DL43 meeting the same fate.
https://flic.kr/p/2ipNrBP
lkernan

It's DL48 apparently. Scrapped at Spotswood, according to Vicsig. Does anyone know if scrapped locos usually go as export scrap metal, or is the scrap for domestic consumption?
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Very sad about DL48, a waste given it was operational when it arrived 4 years ago. Just shows the ruthlessness of pathetic scrapnal, really hope at least one DL can be preserved when they’re all retired.
  SAR520SMBH Junior Train Controller

greasyrhys, why is it sad?

If the engine was stuffed and it was surplus to requirements then it's time to turn it into razor blades!
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Very sad about DL48, a waste given it was operational when it arrived 4 years ago. Just shows the ruthlessness of pathetic scrapnal, really hope at least one DL can be preserved when they’re all retired.
greasyrhys

Only Get sad when an Streamliner gets the torch, Nothing else Worth Crying over these days!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Very sad about DL48, a waste given it was operational when it arrived 4 years ago. Just shows the ruthlessness of pathetic scrapnal, really hope at least one DL can be preserved when they’re all retired.

Only Get sad when an Streamliner gets the torch, Nothing else Worth Crying over these days!
Dangersdan707
I'd get very sad if an ex-QGR DL were to get the torch, only 4 built, all still in existence, 3 still at least nominally operational.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
greasyrhys, why is it sad?

If the engine was stuffed and it was surplus to requirements then it's time to turn it into razor blades!
SAR520SMBH
Don't turn it into razor blades, just stuff and mount it somewhere.  Retired, but not gone. DL48 was the last DL that I have photographed. Way back in 2008.

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