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Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld

Saw today at Latrobe on the back of a Tas Freight truck heading East a Co-Co Diesel Electric Bogie. Where did it come from?

- BP4417



Is it marked 2111 by any chance? I think it may have come from Redbank (Qld). Probably a spare for the 2050s.

 
BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania

Saw today at Latrobe on the back of a Tas Freight truck heading East a Co-Co Diesel Electric Bogie. Where did it come from?

- BP4417



Is it marked 2111 by any chance? I think it may have come from Redbank (Qld). Probably a spare for the 2050s.

- Graham4405



I only saw it for a fraction of a second as it went past.

 
CodyW Junior Train Controller

Location: Launceston, Tasmania

A very late 36 passed though Don at 1520 ish. Sounded very nice climbing up Don hill.

 
jbom Station Master

For the past week or so one of the sets of x class concentrate wagons in Burnie has been parked alongside the quick fix shed whilst the other has been either in the yard or on the go resulting in the Burnie yard appearing quite bare over the last week as normally there is at least one set in the yard. Driving past today I noticed the two sets were once again sitting alongside oneanother but there was still a set remaining next to the quick fix shed. I got out to look at the 3rd set, it contained 16 wagons with about 12 covered in grafitti whilst the remaining 2 rakes appeared to be the same size as usual. Do my eyes simply deceive me or has tasrail pressed some x class wagons back into service. The tender for the overhaul and recommissioning of these wagons is still listed as upcoming on the Tasrail website. Has it already occured or were there simply this many and some have been sat out? It's just that I have never actually seen a grafittied x class wagon and only 4 of the 16 were seemingly untouched, although it may just be that I've never seen this side of the wagon sets. That or it happened recently.

 
DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -

The rake stabled in the old departure road was retrieved from Melba by light engines due to maintenance at Melba.

There are 2 rakes of 16 and one of 18. When running to Primrose the rake that goes down empty is loaded and then returns.

When running to Melba Flats there is already a rake down there which is loaded. The empty rake being brought in is left behind to be loaded and the engines bring the loaded wagons back.

 
jbom Station Master

Cheers, thanks for clearing that up. I should have disclosed that it was an unusaul sighting for my eyes only.

 
Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania

A QS wagon loded with two old EBR flat wagons, near the Burnie quick fix. I'm sure that it wasn't there last week!. I think these were earmarked for DVR?

 
12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!

A QS wagon loded with two old EBR flat wagons, near the Burnie quick fix. I'm sure that it wasn't there last week!. I think these were earmarked for DVR?

- Z1NorthernProgress2110




Yes.

 
theesp Train Controller

Are they still for the DVR or has that gone out the window?

 
12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!

They are still and have always been for the DVR and are headed to Boyer where they will join ZU1/X (ex FFC15) in storage pending trucking to New Norfolk. P.S. If anyone is thinking of asking what the wagons in transit are, they are EBR FFF1 and TGR/ANR FFC4 (minus bogies).

 
Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania

I may get a photo today for ya Steve.

 
Shackle Beginner



For anyone curious there they are in Hobart this afternoon.

 
derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

I lost count of the number of locos on 36 into Hobart this am. Was it 6 or 7? Consist included 2100 and 01, a D, some DQs in  2 liveries. An MKA??  so maybe all types of compatible locos.

The train was running a little later than usual, eta at Hobart Yard soon after 9.30.

I can only guess at how the locos will be assigned over the next 24 hours or so.

Cheers,

DPJ

 
Shackle Beginner

I lost count of the number of locos on 36 into Hobart this am. Was it 6 or 7? Consist included 2100 and 01, a D, some DQs in 2 liveries. An MKA?? so maybe all types of compatible locos. The train was running a little later than usual, eta at Hobart Yard soon after 9.30. I can only guess at how the locos will be assigned over the next 24 hours or so. Cheers, DPJ

- derwentparkjunc



Train was late this morning due to heat restrictions yesterday causing 31 to stable at Conara, 35 picked load up at Conara, was delayed cutting 31's wagons at Rogerville, light engines ran from Hobart to Boyer via Rogerville to deliver 31. Should have been 6 locos + 1 ZB.

 
derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

Thanks for the confirmation.

Cheers,

DPJ

 
LFD459 Locomotive Fireman

Interesting to note that what seems to be a bunch of flat wagons are stored in a paddock at Sulphur Creek.

If that is in fact what they are they are all missing their bogies.

LFD

 
DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -

Sorry to let you down, but these are road trailers used by Toll on their wharves. I've heard them referred to as maffeys (sp?), but I don't know what their proper name is. They're moved by a Terberg yard truck with a removable gooseneck. I'll try and get a photo when I knock off.

The paddock that they're in is behind an engineering workshop, so they could be there getting work done

 
12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!

All,

A very positive and promising sighting at Boyer this morning;

FEP318/E+FEP307/K+QS59/P

standing in the station yard, 0930h.

The two 'FEP's are freshly overhauled and painted, whilst the 'QS' is fitted with log bolsters.

These would be the first log wagons to be seen at Boyer since some time after early February 2006, when PN killed the log traffic to Boyer with the cessation of Trains 43/44.

I am hoping to soon see the resumption of log traffic to Boyer!

 
DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -

What colour scheme have the wagons been outshopped in Steve, and are they loaded?

 
12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!

What colour scheme have the wagons been outshopped in Steve, and are they loaded?

- DRR_Fireman




I only had a quick look on my way home after Night Shift, late, due to a company employee briefing, however (having since double checked) the 'FEP's have bright yellow bolsters & white ends, a yellow body and black data panels. The 'QS' is standard wagon brown body (not repainted) and slate grey bolsters.  

Curiously, I expected the bolsters on the 'QS' to have been on standard 6.10m (20') bases on the twistlocks, but instead, it looks like they have been (having since looked more closely) permanently fixed into  rectangular pockets installed in the floor. Whilst I can see this is a good initiative to reduce tare weight, which 6.10m bases would have added, it has reduced the flexibility that bases would have allowed, being simply lifted on/off by a fork, in that I would think that the bolsters can only be added / removed at a Óne Spot. Obviously, Tasrail have decided this is not a problem, compared to the saving in tare weight. Further, with the bolster pocket modifications, is a reclassification of the 'QS's in order? I suggest "QSF"?


Finally, no they weren't loaded - yet.     

 
DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -

Hmmm.... Those FEP's sound sexy, cant wait to see them  8)

 
Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania

Wonder where the traffic is, point to point?

 
derwentparkjunc Chief Train Controller

More an occasional sighting than unusual: 35 in through Hobart's northern suburbs 8.30ish progressing at funereal pace.

Not sure if 2101, 213x, 2100 were tired from arduous journey.

2101's lack of TasRail insignia stands out these days.

Any reason that we know of for this not having been added?

Cheers,

DPJ

 
Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania

I have heard the odd whisper that 2101 will get a major overhaul and repaint this year, spose hence why no TasRail signage

 
i_know_nothing Train Controller

Boyer this morning

QS59 with standard Elpinstone truck bolsters

2122


FEP307. All yellow except for the info placard area


Boyer station

 

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