NSWRTM123 Chief Commissioner

Location: Looking for my house. Has anyone seen it?
Just out of curiosity, but did HTV 2000 (ex 4719+4715's cab) have it's engine block and traction motors removed during the conversion in 1989 or were they retained to act as ballast for the unit? Also, specifically, what kind of testing was done with HTV2000? Was it to supplement DMC1902 or used for more heavy duty tests?

Cheers, NSWRTM123

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  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
"Australian Diesel Scene" (volume 1, out of print) by Eveleigh Press has some info about HTV2000. It says the engine and traction motors were removed during the conversion, and HTV2000 was made to substitute for DMC1902 when heavy loads were expected as these would be over DMC's drawbar limit.
  NSWRTM123 Chief Commissioner

Location: Looking for my house. Has anyone seen it?
Thank's for that info Poath Junction.
  Wallip Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth
Yes a courious and interesting design. When did it operate till, and does it still exist somewhere?
  4001firstdiesel Chief Commissioner

Location: GONE!!!! TIRED OF THE ABUSE AND PERSONAL ATTACKS
Yes a courious and interesting design. When did it operate till, and does it still exist somewhere?
"Wallip"


It survives at LVR's Cowra facility.

Regards,
Ben
  DrArtherGunzel Junior Train Controller

Location: Marsden NSW
HTV 2000 is at LVR Cowra being used for parts for the other 47class units.
The HTV had two 3cyl diesel gen sets in it to run the computers and the fuel tank was filled with water for ballast and thats correct it had no donk in it or traction motors with it.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
What did it do exactly?
  4001firstdiesel Chief Commissioner

Location: GONE!!!! TIRED OF THE ABUSE AND PERSONAL ATTACKS
What did it do exactly?
"Graham4405"


It was constructed as a Heavy Testing Vehicle (HTV) and might have been employed in testing the haulage power of locos. Someone else can most likely expand upon this.

Regards,
Ben
  conniebonker Station Master

Could it be driven from both cabs?
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
It was not a locomotive, so no. It couldn't be driven from either end.
HTV2000 was pretty much a Dynomometre Car. The only difference between it and other Dyno cars, was that it was made from the carcas of a locomotive.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Pretty much what I thought. Still puzzles me why they added the other cab, unless there wasn't enough room for the equipment in one cab.  Confused
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
I'd say so. I'm not too sure what the general layout is, but I know what it does!
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
http://brians-pics.fotopic.net/p56098319.html

Did not realise it was not always yellow or numbers 2000.


Converted diesel locos a bit more common across the pond

When you consider HTV2K was made around 20yrs ago, the idea is still a bit contemporary

Norfolk southern likes recycling such said locos. Have a look at their similar attempts to htv200, abiet not exactly the same task.

NS

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=262931&nseq=15

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=304804&nseq=0

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=148599&nseq=37


AAR
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=283676&nseq=7

From what I have seen, they still seem to use a converted passenger cars for dyno purpose, GE still does.
  skitz Chief Commissioner

http://brians-pics.fotopic.net/p56098319.html

Did not realise it was not always yellow or numbers 2000.


Converted diesel locos a bit more common across the pond

When you consider HTV2K was made around 20yrs ago, the idea is still a bit contemporary

Norfolk southern likes recycling such said locos. Have a look at their similar attempts to htv200, abiet not exactly the same task.

NS

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=262931&nseq=15

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=304804&nseq=0

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=148599&nseq=37


AAR
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=283676&nseq=7

From what I have seen, they still seem to use a converted passenger cars for dyno purpose, GE still does.
"KngtRider"


I see one of the NS photos has a laser profile device on one of the bogies.  Past conversations in regard to track recorders have debated between the use of heavy weight vehicles versus light weight vehicles as an indication of a representative ride.  Its possible the NS use the loco base as a track recorder, perhaps.  The profile device is just added to the recording platform.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Some reference is made to HTV2000 under the 47 class entry in John Cleverdon's Locomotive Page.
  NSWRTM123 Chief Commissioner

Location: Looking for my house. Has anyone seen it?
Thanks for all the helpful information everyone.

Cheers, NSWRTM123
  4001firstdiesel Chief Commissioner

Location: GONE!!!! TIRED OF THE ABUSE AND PERSONAL ATTACKS
Were the locos' actual motors sold to scrap metal merchants Question.

Regards,
Ben
  4464 Chief Commissioner

Location: Gone, like a fart in a fan factory!
I remember seeing somewhere a pic taken around Wallerwang of 5x 80class and the HTV right behind on a longer than usual coaly from Baal Bone! Digest maybe? A graet example of what it was used for!!!
  OK2RUN Assistant Commissioner

Have recently scanned some negatives of HTV2000 and thought the best place to post them would be here rather than stating a new thread.

These images were taken the day after painting was completed and were taken at Cardiff Workshops, Sydney end. Unfortunately I have lost my notes so cannot accurately date this event (hopefully someone can supply the date).





Above image is a cropped version of number 3.

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