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I have seen early concept plans that show the toilet cubicle placed between the engine and the compressor. The compressor is situated below the radiators.

The cubicle has a void built at the back o ...

I believe a PN coal train has derailed at Dalrymple bay on Monday around lunch time .

Up to 11 wagons derailed causing damage to a set of points and several overhead power masts.

It appears that tra ...

Posted 25 Dec 2018 01:06 in Queensland by 2115A

Just updating the fleet status.

The following locomotives are currently stowed at Jilalan.


The talk about a AC rebuild program has ...

A little problem has been discovered when rebuilding these locomotives.

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Posted 01 Nov 2017 18:52 in Queensland by 2115A

Talk coming out of Jilalan depot speculating that a number of 3551's are going to be gutted and rebuilt as AC traction locomotives.

Currently there are 6 X 3551 Distributed Power consists working in  ...

Posted 27 Apr 2017 18:23 in Queensland by 2115A

Rail operations have recommenced in the Goonyella system.

Trains started running on Tuesday 26th with a maximum 60km/h speed restriction in place.

The down road on the Black mountain range (Yu ...

Posted 08 Oct 2016 02:59 in Queensland by 2115A

[quote=NBP]Welcome to "having-express-trains-101."

It is a necessity that people have to change trains, that is how it works. Fact. No "ifs, buts or maybes."

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Posted 06 Oct 2016 22:13 in Queensland by 2115A

I do not live in Brisbane but I was surprised when looking at the new  timetables for Caboolture and Kippa Ring.

Passengers from north of Petrie now have to change trains if they wish to get off at ...

3108,3112,3120 are the only ones remaining .All the remaining 3100/3300/3400 class have been taken away to be cut up.

8802 and 8306 vehicle on PN freight sitting in Mackay yard.

The move is underway.

Locos minus bogies are starting to head to Mackay harbour to be cut up. Bogies have been removed to bring the loco down under 80t due to a weight restriction on the Vines creek  ...

The stored 3100/3300/3400 in Jilalan are getting ready for the "gas axe".

The transformer oil has been drained , batteries and air conditioners removed. Talk is the cranes will be set up next week fo ...

I think these wagons would not go to good with a load of raw sugar. The inclined slope at each end of the wagon does not look steep enough for sticky raw sugar to slide down.

In the eighties QR tried ...

Posted 23 Feb 2016 19:29 in Queensland by 2115A

Bus with QUEENSLAND RAIL on the destination display heading north through Sarina at 1945 hrs last night .

Three buses with QUEENSLAND RAIL on the destination display  heading south through Sarina at  ...

Posted 26 Jul 2015 21:08 in Queensland by 2115A

Five 3551 consists are up and running in the Goonyella system. 6 or 7 spare 3551 locomotives  are sitting around Jilalan loco depot  and 4 are sitting in Mackay yard waiting for a ride on 8G16 down to ...

Posted 01 Jun 2015 17:13 in Queensland by 2115A

Drivers ,Trade staff ,mine load-out operators ,port dump station operators and local managers aren't happy.

Bad luck !!!! get used to them because 55 of these old buckets are on the way.

The dr ...

Posted 25 May 2015 22:37 in Queensland by 2115A

The first 3551 DP train in many years ran out of Jilalan to load at South Walker Mine and then was unloaded at Hay Point. I hear there is a plan to bring 55, 3551 class to the Goonyella system in exch ...

There was a big derailment of a empty coal train on the hill , Coppabella - Broadlea section today. Sounds like the first remote locomotive is on it's side and 20 or more wagons are piled up.

It has ...

Posted 25 Nov 2014 21:32 in Queensland by 2115A

2 OF Them were used to shunt Jilalan wagon maintenance facility. The shunting is now done by the yard shunt loco and some smaller surplus shunt tractors have been bought in from Proserpine and Hughend ...

Posted 23 Jul 2014 11:22 in Queensland by 2115A

The AC traction has allowed for AURIZON trains to run with 3 locomotives and124 wagons @ 13144 t compared with the DC trains of 5 locomotives and 120 wagons @ 12720 t.

Now that PN and BMA are runnin ...

Posted 21 Jul 2014 16:10 in Queensland by 2115A

[quote]Actually, no, they aren't. They are registered in the rollingstock system as 3900C class, and the only difference between the stored 3900C and the 3551 class after rebuild is the traction motor ...

8805 is at PN Nebo complex today.

Posted 01 Dec 2013 22:38 in Queensland by 2115A

Can anyone explain why the train driver waited until 130 meters from the truck to apply the emergency brake.(AS REPORTED BY CHANNEL 7 NEWS)

The approach to Banyo station is dead straight track on l ...

Posted 13 Nov 2013 23:16 in Queensland by 2115A

3108 , 3112 , 3120 have been sitting in Yukan yard for a week . Must heading south soon.

Posted 30 Jul 2013 00:39 in Queensland by 2115A

3104 and 2122f were sitting in Yukan yard this morning. 3104 has the QR logo painted out.

8 of the 3100 class that were stored in the Wagon Maintenance Facility have been moved over to the Locomoti ...

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