NR Class Repaints

 
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
It's a matter of opinion of course, but I reckon NR 31 looks bloody awful.

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  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
NR31 has been repainted from the standard Pacific National blue and yellow to a new Journey Beyond orange paint scheme for the Great Southern train which commences December this year.  The loco is orange and white featuring the Great Southern name and a kangaroo.  Photos are available on Journey Beyonds Facebook page.

I'm guessing a second NR may get painted into this scheme.  Maybe NR30 which was looking in need of attention ....
GS4
Looks like you get your Wish, NR 31 Left Islington Works Thursday Evening the 3rd , And NR30 went into Islington Works the previous evening Wednesday the 2nd. .
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
That's a bright one.
lkernan
They are getting a bit simplistic these days with liveries.  This one only has two colours and a very basic design.  Surely they could spend a few more dollars and come up with a better design.  This one will look like an orange blob from a distance.  It would have looked better with black text.  The latest Indian Pacific livery is the same.  It is just Pacific National livery with a different name.  The latest Aurizon livery is the same.  Plain yellow with a simple, one colour logo.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
That's a bright one.
They are getting a bit simplistic these days with liveries.  This one only has two colours and a very basic design.  Surely they could spend a few more dollars and come up with a better design.  This one will look like an orange blob from a distance.  It would have looked better with black text.  The latest Indian Pacific livery is the same.  It is just Pacific National livery with a different name.  The latest Aurizon livery is the same.  Plain yellow with a simple, one colour logo.
Kafoopsy

They have to give the work experience kid something to do Razz
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

I was thinking the same thing about how basic the Great Southern and (new) Ghan designs are.

Mind you the work experience kid would be welcome at Qld Rail if he / she could do something with the tilt train that looks like the end has simply been dipped into yellow paint.  The rest of the diesel fleet barely even has paint , , one of which looks like it is painted yellow and grey due the pigment in the maroon having completely faded out.

I was wondering about the Indian Pacific paint scheme and how it now does not fit with the Journey Beyond paint schemes.  As stated its just a slight change from the Pacific National scheme , maybe they went that way so that they can be changed back to PN colours without respraying the whole loco.

What would an Indian Pacific scheme that matches the Journey Beyond style look like ?  Maybe closer to what NR's 25 to 28's original IP scheme was.

Anyone seen anything of NR30 yet ?
GS4
Pac Nat have better things to do with their money than painting NR's in a style that a bunch of foamers like. Personally, I think the best scheme around is the Norfolk Southern black with white stripes and horsehead.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The orange is a simple and straightforward colour scheme. I like it being a bit of a believer in relatively plain colour schemes.
Bit like the BHP 'pumpkins' of years ago.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

I must admit, the NR Corp colours were great looking with the desert orange and platinum (? I could be colour blind) as was the steel NR loco scheme.

The pn colours are boring.

The SCT loco washer may have been made redundant (someone suggested earlier) but I saw an IP train bound for Sydney this week and the entire train was coated in orange sand. Might be the dust storms we have had lately.

If a loco or freighter breaks down over the nullabor, is there a penalty applied for the flow on effects impacting other operators?
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
I must admit, the NR Corp colours were great looking with the desert orange and platinum (? I could be colour blind) as was the steel NR loco scheme.
ANR
Hard to believe they've been around for 2 decades. I doubt we will ever see a repeat of it, 120 locos of a single class.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hard to believe they've been around for 2 decades. I doubt we will ever see a repeat of it, 120 locos of a single class.
If you add up the Aurizon 4000 and 4100 and the PN 83 and PN classes and the G&W GWNs, there are twice as many of those as there are NRs.....

Peter
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Hard to believe they've been around for 2 decades. I doubt we will ever see a repeat of it, 120 locos of a single class.
If you add up the Aurizon 4000 and 4100 and the PN 83 and PN classes and the G&W GWNs, there are twice as many of those as there are NRs.....

Peter
M636C
IIRC, NRs were a single order. By one operator. 1-60 built at Goninan, Newcastlle and 61-120 in WA.
That is unlikely to be repeated.
All but 1 maybe 2 are still kicking.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Much as I am an EMD person I have to admit that the GE NRs have been a great success.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I must admit, the NR Corp colours were great looking with the desert orange and platinum (? I could be colour blind) as was the steel NR loco scheme.
Hard to believe they've been around for 2 decades. I doubt we will ever see a repeat of it, 120 locos of a single class.
Groundrelay
If the rumours I've heard around the place about the NR replacements turn out to be true then there will be way more than 120 of a single class in the not too distant future.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

I must admit, the NR Corp colours were great looking with the desert orange and platinum (? I could be colour blind) as was the steel NR loco scheme.
Hard to believe they've been around for 2 decades. I doubt we will ever see a repeat of it, 120 locos of a single class.
If the rumours I've heard around the place about the NR replacements turn out to be true then there will be way more than 120 of a single class in the not too distant future.
Fatty
The design requirements for NR class replacements would be interesting. I guess the first thing to go will be the 134 tonne limit. But then what to do with east coast steel trains and whatever intermodal trains will still run on the Sydney trains network when Inland rail is complete?
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
NR30 is out of the shops with a shiny new Great Southern livery.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Hard to believe they've been around for 2 decades. I doubt we will ever see a repeat of it, 120 locos of a single class.
If you add up the Aurizon 4000 and 4100 and the PN 83 and PN classes and the G&W GWNs, there are twice as many of those as there are NRs.....

Peter
IIRC, NRs were a single order. By one operator. 1-60 built at Goninan, Newcastlle and 61-120 in WA.
That is unlikely to be repeated.
All but 1 maybe 2 are still kicking.
michaelgm
In fact, there were two orders, the first for 80 and the second for 40...
That is why Clyde only allocated 82 builder's numbers for the first order.

One thing we have to thank Paul Keating for is placing the second order.
While Howard was pleased to take credit for the locomotives, his government wouldn't have bought the last 40...

And all of the GT42CU-AC units were assembled in Maryborough.
The main difference is the paint and there never were 120 NRs in the same paint.

The biggest order ever placed for Australian locomotives was 300 K (55) class by the NSWGR.
This was cancelled due to post WWI inflation but 120 were supplied. matching the NR class.

Peter
  M636C Minister for Railways

The design requirements for NR class replacements would be interesting. I guess the first thing to go will be the 134 tonne limit. But then what to do with east coast steel trains and whatever intermodal trains will still run on the Sydney trains network when Inland rail is complete?

The Inland railway is being built or converted to the same standards as existing main lines.
This is better than Alice Springs-Darwin which had 50kg/m rail rather than 60kg/m.
But since the 134 tonne limit applies everywhere else it would be pointless to build a heavier locomotive.

The GT46C-ACe is only 134 tonnes, has full size USA traction motors and 10 000 litres of fuel
That's why they turn up on steel trains...

Peter

  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
NR30 arrived in Melbourne today on XM. Judging by the throngs of gunzels I saw trackside there must be about a million photos of it floating around the internet.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
NR30 arrived in Melbourne today on XM. Judging by the throngs of gunzels I saw trackside there must be about a million photos of it floating around the internet.
The only photo of NR30 in Great Southern livery on the net so far is from the Stawell WebCam on Flickr  . . . even train nuts are being replaced by automation !  Smile
GS4

You aren't looking hard enough.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycorfD5isLQ
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
NR 34 is the next in line for a paint job.
  SAR520SMBH Junior Train Controller

A freshly painted NR84 emerged from Islington Workshops on the 24th December with a new slogan, "real trains not road trains" painted on the side.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
A freshly painted NR84 emerged from Islington Workshops on the 24th December with a new slogan, "real trains not road trains" painted on the side.
SAR520SMBH
That's unexpected.
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
That's unexpected.
Fatty
Not that unexpected considering how vocal the big man upstairs has been of late.
  SAR520SMBH Junior Train Controller

Currently 3rd loco, behind NR55 NR31 on 7AM5 now.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
That's unexpected.
Not that unexpected considering how vocal the big man upstairs has been of late.
Jack Le Lievre
I guess not. I wonder if NR34 will come out with a similar slogan?
  SAR520SMBH Junior Train Controller

NR34 was seen in Islington Workshops yesterday so I guess we'll see if they paint the slogan on or not in the coming weeks.

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