NR33 Under the Torch

  Dog Spike Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
NR33 is due to go under the Oxy Torch in the next month. That's if it hasn't been done already. When I heard 2 weeks ago. Rolling Eyes
  NSWRTM123 Chief Commissioner

Location: Looking for my house. Has anyone seen it?
why Question
  r707 Chief Commissioner

Location: Here
Probably because it serves no practical purpose sitting as a wreck...
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

why Question
NSWRTM123


This loco was severly damaged in the accident with a truck at Lismore Vic

Also is a Austrains model of NR33 on ebay at the moment

Bill
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
Off topic, but i notice the seller has a WCR B class undergoing surgery in the background...  Rolling Eyes

  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
That's if it hasn't been done already. When I heard 2 weeks ago.
A user


What of its name boards and builders plates ? Wink

Last photos I saw of it in damaged state still had them
  409 Minister for Railways

Ahh the memories, here's a video of NR 33 I shot at Mt Lofty back in January 2006.

  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
NR33 is due to go under the Oxy Torch in the next month. That's if it hasn't been done already. When I heard 2 weeks ago. Rolling Eyes
Dog Spike


Where is it, at the moment ?
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Goulburn
NR33 is due to go under the Oxy Torch in the next month. That's if it hasn't been done already. When I heard 2 weeks ago. Rolling Eyes
Dog Spike


Where is it, at the moment ?
2001


Out the back at the North Ballarat Workshops
  NR26 Chief Train Controller

Location: Anywhere
What's an oxy torch? Does it mean that it'll be rebuilt or is it something else?

Cheers, NR26
  alltrainzfan Chief Commissioner

Location: At Many of Places Yet Nowhere
What's an oxy torch? Does it mean that it'll be rebuilt or is it something else?

Cheers, NR26
NR26
Under the torch means that it's getting scrapped. From the phrase "under the scrapper's torch".
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
NR33 is due to go under the Oxy Torch in the next month. That's if it hasn't been done already. When I heard 2 weeks ago. Rolling Eyes
why Question
NSWRTM123
dogspike
Because, I believe the technical term for a locomotive that was buried under 3,000 tonnes of train is catcus, fuctus, completus. Mr. Green

And the implications of having a cactus, fuctus, completus locomotive is you need to store it, when you could make a bit of $$ from what's left of it...

Here's the VicSig writeup on NR33 and HERE is the official NR33 thread. And even better, HERE'S the photo's from the derailment itself. Shows just how stupid some of the nation's truckies really are...
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: With Dee Dee McCall
Alco957 curb your tongue an Alco and a GE are one and the same today, you can even get new covers etc for a old ALCO block that have both stamped on them, these are new ones not going back to when they were business partners. GE own the Alco catalogue now, they bought it a good few years back.

That is most probably why the NR's smoke a bit it is the ALCO in them coming out! Laughing
  NSWRTM123 Chief Commissioner

Location: Looking for my house. Has anyone seen it?
Because, I believe the technical term for a locomotive that was buried under 3,000 tonnes of train is catcus, fuctus, completus. Mr. Green

And the implications of having a cactus, fuctus, completus locomotive is you need to store it, when you could make a bit of $$ from what's left of it...

Here's the VicSig writeup on NR33 and HERE is the official NR33 thread. And even better, HERE'S the photo's from the derailment itself. Shows just how stupid some of the nation's truckies really are...
KRviator


You're right KRviator. NR33 is entirely cactus, fuctus, completus. Now I clearly understand why the loco is going to get cut.
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
GE own the Alco catalogue now, they bought it a good few years back.
David Peters


Fairbanks-Morse do, not GE. It even says so on their website and press releases. This has been discussed in several threads here


NR33 has a Pacific National coloured tarp Now that is odd...
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
Alco957 curb your tongue an Alco and a GE are one and the same today, you can even get new covers etc for a old ALCO block that have both stamped on them, these are new ones not going back to when they were business partners. GE own the Alco catalogue now, they bought it a good few years back.

That is most probably why the NR's smoke a bit it is the ALCO in them coming out! Laughing
David Peters


Let's see how simmilar they are when a GE cocks a leg out of bed. If an ALCo does it, just weld up the block throw in a new power assembly and away you go. GE does it, time for a new block.
  Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
will a new loco be replacing NR33
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
One of the 92's probably.  It has been stated that they will be used on Intermodal and Coal.
  Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
One of the 92's probably.  It has been stated that they will be used on Intermodal and Coal.
Mike_in_the_west


One of the old 92's you mean Mike_in_the_west
  NR26 Chief Train Controller

Location: Anywhere
No I don't think it'll be a 92 class it may be replaced by building a 2nd Victorian built V class eg.(V544) I think that V543 (maybe) could be built

Cheers, NR26
  EnglishElectric Chief Train Controller

Location: Wherever I am.
V545 you mean, with G543 still being in traffic last time I looked.
  Alyx Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
One of the 92's probably.  It has been stated that they will be used on Intermodal and Coal.
Mike_in_the_west


One of the old 92's you mean Mike_in_the_west
NR103_Pacnat


The 92 class haven't even been built yet.
  EL60 Chief Commissioner

Location: left
will a new loco be replacing NR33
NR103_Pacnat

doubt that would happen NR103 Pacnat, Pacific National would be happy with 119 NR's and thats plenty of locos rostered for any run if needed or dispatched if they are needed to tow a failed loco. if they run short they could hire a loco and lease from CFCLA
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
I don't think the insurance payout covered the amount of rollingstock that was damaged in this accident, so for that reason alone there may not be a replacement loco. IF there were going to be one, then my money would be on an additional 92 Class.

No point having a single V class allocated to Intermodal. Means training crew's and a whole lot of other headaches.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Judging by the first photo on KRviator's site, there isnt much left to put the torch to.  Razz

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