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  AC16 Deputy Commissioner

Hi there,

Wondering what the current disposition of NG 830's is like and have the 3 destined for scrap been scrapped?

Cheers
Rob

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  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
Currently 850 is one of the locos in the gypsum pool at Thevenard. 851, 859 and 873 are active at Port Lincoln. 842, 846, 847, 848, 865 and 871 are all derelict and stripped at Port Lincoln (none scrapped yet).
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
Any idea if the current contract with Viterra will be renewed when it runs out in a years time? Catchpoint mag is saying some grain maybe railed off the new Iron road SG line? if that even goes ahead, could some of the NG be converted to enable grain from lower EP to be railed out of Cape hardy?
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
The recently-signed 12-month contract extension is from March 2018 to March 2019. Given that Viterra have only just agreed to that, any thoughts of further extensions of the contract are premature. As for Cape Hardy, I'd suggest that it is very unlikely that any gauge conversions will take place. Viterra aren't involved in the new port arrangements, and their strong preference is for trucks anyway. If the new line captures the Rudall, Kimba, Lock and Wudinna traffic, I'd guess that it is unlikely that the n.g. on Lower EP would survive (unfortunately). But that's years in the future - Iron Road are taking their time getting everything lined up before on-the-ground work begins.
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Just wondering, are there any photos of 859 around the place?

Which 830s are still active or not scrapped?

Sorry if this is off topic...
  sar602 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nomadic truckie
The post at the top of the page should answer your 2nd question.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125922294@N02/14687493583/in/dateposted-public/ one I took of 859 a few years ago

Thanks for your reply Peter, I recall there is a lot of support for moving the grain handling out of Lincoln to a new port and redeveloping the silos and port area, but if vitera aren't interested it aint going to happen, I can see why people want it out of town with the amount of truck traffic through town in harvest season though more of that should be on rail preferably, I can only imagine the amount of heavy vehicle traffic through town if the rail was shut down. Also have all the AHGX's entered service yet? Thanks
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
I think the PRR would want one if GWA Has no need for them
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
The post at the top of the page should answer your 2nd question.

Thanks for your reply Peter, I recall there is a lot of support for moving the grain handling out of Lincoln to a new port and redeveloping the silos and port area, but if vitera aren't interested it aint going to happen, I can see why people want it out of town with the amount of truck traffic through town in harvest season though more of that should be on rail preferably, I can only imagine the amount of heavy vehicle traffic through town if the rail was shut down. Also have all the AHGX's entered service yet? Thanks
sar602

There are 22 AHGXs in service at the moment, so the grain trains are looking quite different. Still a handful of HCNs running, but it won't be long before they're all gone and the train is solid blocks of just AHGXs and HANs.

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