BL? on The Overland or Southern Spirit

 
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Hi all

Having a look over at Great Southern Rails website and there seems to be a BL class in a makeshift southern spirit livery or The Overland livery in there little annimation they have.  Has the unit been duluxed? or is it a photoshop trick?


Thanks all

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Hi all

Having a look over at Great Southern Rails website and there seems to be a BL class in a makeshift southern spirit livery or The Overland livery in there little annimation they have.  Has the unit been duluxed? or is it a photoshop trick?


Thanks all
"poppins122325"


IIRC BLs were rostered for the Overland early in the PN hook and pull era and I understand that they performed well but were not popular with the crews I have been told.

Please correct me if this is not the case.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Hi all

Having a look over at Great Southern Rails website and there seems to be a BL class in a makeshift southern spirit livery or The Overland livery in there little annimation they have.  Has the unit been duluxed? or is it a photoshop trick?


Thanks all
"poppins122325"


Some advertising pictures (like In magazine's) of their passenger trains have them pulled by a green  Australian National DL class.

Of wich must be a very old photo.
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
This is the image in question: http://www.gsr.com.au/our-trains/the-overland/train-fares.php looks better in the animation here: http://www.gsr.com.au/index.php
  r707 Chief Commissioner

Location: Here
If its the same material they've always used, the BL is a photoshopped Steelink livery BL, which was commonplace on the Overland a number of years ago as mentioned.

There is another ad of theirs which shows 2 NR's in 'Overland' livery, being the current IP livery with the yellow replaced with white and the logo's on the sides poorly painted out.

GSR do this on the knowedge that your average tourist won't notice the inconsitancies, nor really care about them
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
BL27 was the regular performer on the Overdue in the years the class was rostered for that operation.  Others of the sg fleet appeared but much less frequently.
  Alco251_244 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere
Back in the better days in June 2000.



Cheers,
  SAR T186 Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the next train to Seaford S.A
Back in the better days in June 2000.



Cheers,
"Alco251_244"


Nice photo there Justin! If only those were still the days with BL's up front.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
This is the image in question: http://www.gsr.com.au/our-trains/the-overland/train-fares.php looks better in the animation here: http://www.gsr.com.au/index.php
"poppins122325"


As r707 said it's a photoshopped picture, but more than just the loco! The picture appeared before any of the Overland carriage received there upgrades to current livery. If you look at the carriages there are only ones with the green colour band, nope with the purple.
  crackheadjim Train Controller

Location: Prison
I miss the old days, N's, S's, X's 930's, CLP's, CLF's, now it all just predictable crap. Nice early morning sun on that BL at Belair. I remember at least once a week having to go change speed charts (Tapes to non Victorians), or blown headlights at Spencer Street on the BL's. NR16 is on the Overland in 17 weeks time, get your cameras ready.
  Highrailer Assistant Commissioner

Location: Somewhere out on the track......anywhere around the country
I can remember the C class loco's often hauling this train through the 80"s !
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I can remember the C class loco's often hauling this train through the 80"s !
"Highrailer"


Certainly NOT on the South Australian side of the border.

And going back to an earlier post, the BLs were only used on the Overland during the National Rail era not under PacNat.
  libertyRS Junior Train Controller

Location: staring at the water
Just going off the subject... In what order did loco's on The Overland change just after going to std gauge?? I did read about it, but have lost the magazine.
Please correct me if I am wrong

CLP

BL

NR

BL

NR - current
  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia
From memory, the CLP worked through until the end of AN Passenger. Then The NR, then BL, and back to NR to current.

Here's a link to a clip I took a few years back of BL27 on the Overland.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw-kTsGHCnU
  Polar Tiger Chief Commissioner

Location: FL390
I have a pic somewhere of a BL on the Overland at Spencer St during the  Australian National era, I think it was replacing a failed N class.

I can remember the C class loco's often hauling this train through the 80"s !
"Highrailer"


Certainly NOT on the South Australian side of the border.

And going back to an earlier post, the BLs were only used on the Overland during the National Rail era not under PacNat.
"bingley hall"
  stuart Locomotive Fireman

Location: Adelaide SA
CLP's worked the Overland from July 1995 to the end of AN in November 1997. The NR's took over with NR77 working the 1st NRC crewed Overland ex Adelaide. The BL's were very short lived, not even 12 months from what i can remember. Only BL33 and BL27 were assigned to the Overland. If my memory is correct, the original plan with the BL's was DOO on the Overland.
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