NREC Locos for Qube?

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Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC

Locos and Wagons are currently being offloaded.

Wagons coming off first, then locos to follow.

 
SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!

Pix ?? Smile

 
M636C Minister for Railways

NREC had a video clip which included the mating of the cab to the frame of the Australian units on their stand at Ausrail today.

They confirmed that the locomotive used an EMD 645E3 engine rated at 3000 HP input to the generator and their current N-Force control system.

The "Verandah" roof was attributed to meeting the stringent NSW sound standards.

They also indicated that the two genset locomotives discussed earlier would still be tested in Australia.

M636C

 
SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!

Im ignorant of the NSW sound requirement . what does this encompass ?

What is it that requires "odd" verandah solutions. No other loco has this.

seems strange

 
EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: Oficina Curtisianos

SQDY 00091Q at Carrington today. Looks like a new build to me.

And 1101 being lifted of the boat. Not much to see today and not the weather for it.

 
monday Chief Commissioner

Re the SQDY's - looks like shunter's steps that cant be used for riding on in NSW, and a handbrake that will be wiped out by the first lazy container forklift driver that misses the mark when loading the flat top - good research guys, what a great design!  Rolling Eyes

 
speedemon08 Chief Commissioner

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out

SQDY 00091Q at Carrington today. Looks like a new build to me.

- EFB5800

American to be precise

 
speedemon08 Chief Commissioner

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out

The joys of social media.....

Photo by Brad Coulter

 
bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: On a freight train to crazy town

I can live with that.

Except maybe for all those exhaust stacks Razz

 
jmt Assistant Commissioner

Qube 1103?

How many locomotives are in the shipment?

 
speedemon08 Chief Commissioner

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out

Qube 1103?

How many locomotives are in the shipment?

- jmt

Reportedly 12 locomotives

 
speedemon08 Chief Commissioner

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out

And a handbrake that will be wiped out by the first lazy container forklift driver that misses the mark when loading the flat top

- monday

Hmmmmm, have you seen a VQOF?

 
Raichase Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW

And a handbrake that will be wiped out by the first lazy container forklift driver that misses the mark when loading the flat top

- monday

HMMMMMMMMMMMMM, have you seen a VQOF?

- speedemon08

Regardless as to if monday has or has not seen a VQOF or not, he's a respected member here who doesn't act like he's seen it all and done it all, so I'm inclined to respect his point of view over... other peoples.

 
jmt Assistant Commissioner



Reportedly 12 locomotives

- speedemon08

Can anyone else confirm the total number of locomotives they have sighted?

 
hellraiser Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle, NSW

sighted 2 loco's at broadmeadow yards today 1 uncovered and 1 still wrapped.

 
hellraiser Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle, NSW

Havew footage of Qube 1103 with assistance of GL106 leaving Broadmeadow yards through Adamstown heading towards Kotara around 1515.

 
EMD-SD45X Chief Train Controller

Railcorp Waiver only covers 1101 to 1108, so maybe only 8 at this stage.

 
emd4301 Locomotive Fireman

Well at least they have part of a nose. The US version of our silly safety cab.

 
jmt Assistant Commissioner

Railcorp Waiver only covers 1101 to 1108, so maybe only 8 at this stage.

- EMD-SD45X

I am looking at Waiver 11311 of 22/11 and that only covers 2

Is there another Waiver out there?

 
chase42211 Chief Commissioner

Location: A well paid kettle boiler.

Only 1101 and 1103 on this shippment.

 
Railnthusiast Chief Commissioner

Location: by a railway line %90 of time

This is exciting! Posessed

 
UP9372 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Banned

Does anybody have any idea if the NREC locos were built on new frames or re-cycled frames from a SD series locomotive?

As for the comment on the hand brake, the Yanks use this type of hand brake on all their container cars without any problems. It is probably about time we adopted standardised hand brake locations, unlike the non standard placements we have now.

 
hellraiser Chief Train Controller
 
Railnthusiast Chief Commissioner

Location: by a railway line %90 of time

Thanks for posting the vid.  Very Happy

 
jmt Assistant Commissioner

Does anybody have any idea if the NREC locos were built on new frames or re-cycled frames from a SD series locomotive?

- UP9372

The mechanicals of these units are basically SD40

An SD40 weighs approx 167 tonnes, admittedly with heavy US cast bogies

I had a look at GP frames and weights (the Latin American's prefer to convert GP frames to C-C on account of the lighter frame weight) but at 20.22 meters the Qube locos are probably on new frames

A photo of the build plate will help, it will have NREC's model classification

With NREC (non genset) works numbers, the first block of 3 numbers is the order/job number (and also drawing/arrangement number). When NREC recycle a job number it is generally an indication that the loco is a copy or variation of a previous order (not a new design). second 4 numbers (mm/yy) is month/year completed, last block numbers the sequence of the loco within the batch or order. There is a NREC list of sorts circulating, so we can compare the job number to see if it is recycled

 

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