Old Prospector cars in Kewdale

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903 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth WA
I believe that starting next Wednesday, 5 of the old prospector cars will in Kewdale will be lifted onto trucks and  taken to a scrap yard in Forrestfield for scrapping.
One Power car and a trailer will be saved for ARHS.
 
2001 - Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
This person from the east asks : when were they last in service ?
 
AvonLink Train Controller

Location: Auburn NSW
I can comfirm that for you the last revenue run of the Old Prospector cars was June 2003 (kalgoorlie run) and July 2004 for the running of the old cars 902/904 on the MerredinLink and AvonLink Run.

does any one know if the powering and trailer car be running again for any special occassion???
 
Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
I can comfirm that for you the last revenue run of the Old Prospector cars was June 2003 (kalgoorlie run) and July 2004 for the running of the old cars 902/904 on the MerredinLink and AvonLink Run.

does any one know if the powering and trailer car be running again for any special occassion???
- AvonLink
Incorrect The run on the Merredinlink and Avonlink cars were July 29 2005
 
WAGR_trains Assistant Commissioner

The cars were prepared last night for lifting, a few momentos were acquired, should be on the move today for the railway in the sky...
 
Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
A few people attended the funeral procession today as Prospector cars 902 and 904 were carried on many wheel hearses to their final resting site.
 
Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
What road is the scrap yard on in Forrestfield
 
djukinX1016 Deputy Commissioner

I am surprised no one grabbed at least one for another use given the interest in old coaches even if it ended up on a farm, also surprising that none of the companies up north saw some value in a corporate car or two, especially FMG who appear to have a different approach to the others even if it sat on a siding somewhere.
 
AvonLink Train Controller

Location: Auburn NSW
Would like to see one unit of the old girl  up and running sure will bring memories on the old prossie on my first trip on it in 1995.

We shall all pay our respect to 902 and 904 and the rest of the prossie rolling as they have done an excellent job carrying passengers from perth to kalgoorlie since 1970's.

Anyone with photos of the old girls please put them up as we cherrish them lol and remember them in our train spotting hearts.
 
MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

Obviously could not find a buyer. Did they get any bids at all?
 
VRfan - Moderator Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
IMHO it's great to hear that the ARHS will get two of these cars. They are an important part of WA's passenger rail history.
 
pm1225 Chief Commissioner

Obviously could not find a buyer. Did they get any bids at all?
- MelbourneCity
Yes the scrappies believed to be $50k for the five or $10k each. These are giant cars out of gauge even in eastern USA so the obvious only buyers are scrappies.
 
WAGR Chief Commissioner

Sad, But remember two units have been set aside for preservation by the ARHS. In the past items for preservation were selected on the basis of first of class, but in this case the furure came more to the fore with the selection of the two remaining operational units. This in the future may afford the Rail enthusiast's of Western Australia or further a field the oppurtunity to ride on this famous train. Here' hoping.
 
railguru Junior Train Controller

Location: Looking Out my Backdoor!
I still remember the smell of the diesel billowing out on the Kalgoorlie platform, the very comfortable interior...... well the seats anyway, brake fires, air con breakdowns, mechanical faults and even a lightning strike, yeah If they had a frequent rider program I`d have to come close. RIP Old Girls! Crying or Very sad
 
Highrailer Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere out on the track......anywhere around the country
Well if you all had a spare Thousand $$$ each, maybe you's could buy an extra one off the scrappies !   Laughing
 
Jarroo Chief Commissioner

Sad, But remember two units have been set aside for preservation by the ARHS. In the past items for preservation were selected on the basis of first of class, but in this case the furure came more to the fore with the selection of the two remaining operational units. This in the future may afford the Rail enthusiast's of Western Australia or further a field the oppurtunity to ride on this famous train. Here' hoping.
- WAGR


Is there any spare s/g track at the museum?
 
Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
Is there anymore cars to be taken to the scrap yard
 
DA1578 Banned

Location: Banned
You are a bit late if you want any memetos Q4004

I managed to pick up two rows of Prospector seats for the lounge room at home. This weekend me and a few friends are going to recreate the run to Kalgoorlie and back in Microsoft Train Simulator. It will be slow going though as the controllers will no doubt mis-time the crosses and we will visit every siding on the way. Mum will be working the buffet car (from the kitchen) using the original Prospector menu, not the new one.  There are a couple of spare seats if anyone is interested, just PM me.
 
crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
You are a bit late if you want any memetos Q4004

I managed to pick up two rows of Prospector seats for the lounge room at home. This weekend me and a few friends are going to recreate the run to Kalgoorlie and back in Microsoft Train Simulator. It will be slow going though as the controllers will no doubt mis-time the crosses and we will visit every siding on the way. Mum will be working the buffet car (from the kitchen) using the original Prospector menu, not the new one.  There are a couple of spare seats if anyone is interested, just PM me.
- DA1578


Please tell me you're joking Rolling Eyes
 
EnglishElectric Chief Train Controller

Location: Wherever I am.
You are a bit late if you want any memetos Q4004

I managed to pick up two rows of Prospector seats for the lounge room at home. This weekend me and a few friends are going to recreate the run to Kalgoorlie and back in Microsoft Train Simulator. It will be slow going though as the controllers will no doubt mis-time the crosses and we will visit every siding on the way. Mum will be working the buffet car (from the kitchen) using the original Prospector menu, not the new one.  There are a couple of spare seats if anyone is interested, just PM me.
- DA1578


Please tell me you're joking Rolling Eyes
- crisfitz
That sounds excellent DA1578, check your PM Inbox for my message!  Twisted Evil
That "Fuzzy Railscenes" sounds good, who are you publishing with? I assume this will feature numerous pictures of DC class, with a couple of Q's and L's on SG, while on NG it'd be generally P's with some DB's and other rarities that occasionally appear.
 
railguru Junior Train Controller

Location: Looking Out my Backdoor!

I managed to pick up two rows of Prospector seats for the lounge room at home. This weekend me and a few friends are going to recreate the run to Kalgoorlie and back in Microsoft Train Simulator. It will be slow going though as the controllers will no doubt mis-time the crosses and we will visit every siding on the way. Mum will be working the buffet car (from the kitchen) using the original Prospector menu, not the new one.  There are a couple of spare seats if anyone is interested, just PM me.
- DA1578


I hope ya have a couple of beers for the journey! Ha ha  Laughing You could almost do a carton in that time,
 
WAGR Chief Commissioner

Love it!!!!!!!!!!1 Make mine a Bourbon.
 
Q4004 Chief Commissioner

Location: Thornlie
I went past the scrap yard on Dundas Road (opposite the the wheat silos) and saw 2 prossie cars awaiting scrapping. Going past the Transwa Depot there are either 2 or 3 cars still awaiting transfer to the scrap yard.

Will the ARHS get the 2 cars (the ones being saved) delivered to them by rail or truck?
 
DA1578 Banned

Location: Banned
Will the ARHS get the 2 cars (the ones being saved) delivered to them by rail or truck?
- Q4004


Due to mechanical problems the transfer of the railcars will be replaced by buses.
 
burt007 Chief Train Controller

Location: On the Road Somewhere...
Will the ARHS get the 2 cars (the ones being saved) delivered to them by rail or truck?
- Q4004


Due to mechanical problems the transfer of the railcars will be replaced by buses.
- DA1578


Now thats funny!! Very Happy
 

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