CLP class at Ettamogah

 
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
Hi
I drove to Albury and back today. I saw 42103 parked at the norhtern end of the Ettamogah container yard. It was not with the other 8 locos stored there.
Was it stored there before with the rest?
Or is it going to be stored?
or re activated??

Sorry I thought there was a thread about these loco's started, this may have to be moved.
JC

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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Heeeeeaaaading North to Goulburn!
  JNSymes Junior Train Controller

Heeeeeaaaading North to Goulburn!
speedemon08
The 421, or the CL's?
  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

The 421, or the CL's?
JNSymes

42103.
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
So was it stored there before?
  Clyde_AT26HC-2M Chief Train Controller

So was it stored there before?
jcsaws63

Yes. The transfer consisted of CLF3-CLP12-42103-42105-CLP13-CLF1-CLF2-CLP11-CLP10 back in January of this year.

Apparently was detached off 7MB7 at Glenlee.
  jcsaws63 Locomotive Driver

Location: 200Mts from the 535k post
Can you tell me, whats involved in getting 42103 back up and going, since it's been there so long?
And whats it up to now?

So was was it taken by 7MB7 last night and detached at Gleenlee near campbelltown?
Cheers
JC
  Adam2013 Beginner

42103 is  at yennora now
  David10 Station Master

42103 was stabled outside CFCLA's Goulburn workshop on 14/07 coupled to GL103
  DounutCereal Chief Train Controller

Location: Who knows.
There has been a pair of CLP/F's parked at Dynon for the past few weeks and as of this Monday they were joined by a 421. Are these the ones that were left in service or are they ones that have been brought back from Ettamogah?
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
CLP9, CLF7, 42017. CLP9 has not been in service for over 2 years and has parts missing as it was 'cannibalised' to keep the other bulldogs going. CLF7 still has graffiti all over one side and hasn't been used for a while. 42107 is occasionally used for transfer trains and shunting around North Dynon. None of these bulldogs went up with the others in January on the transfer to Ettamogah.
  G Train Locomotive Driver

Hi,

I passed by Ettamogah on the XPT yesterday and noticed the CLF's, CLP's and 42105, I last saw there in early October 2013 had been moved. Does anyone know where these are?

Regards,
  G Train Locomotive Driver

My apologies. The CLP's , CLF's and 42105 are still at Ettamogah.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
This is correct.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Yesterday (Friday 16/5/14) there was a transfer movement of a string of CL*s and maybe a 421 hauled by a pair of VLs noted on the Cullarin Range.  This was understood to be heading only as far as Goulburn.

Sorry but did not get the numbers, it was a pure chance sighting.

I was not the only one out photographing but the others knew it was coming, I did not, and one told me they were going to Goulburn for scrapping.

Can anyone confirm?

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  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
D370 light engine movement with VL358-VL353-CLP10-CLF3-CLP12-42105-CLP13-CLF1-CLF2-CLP11
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
CLF7 is still in Melbourne and word is that it will be scrapped.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Nice to see the sticky fingers got to the rear loco at least to steal the number boards...
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Not good at all. Sad

Aurizon never should've got those CLP/CLF's in the first place.
  Groover Train Controller

Location: A long way from home
Not good at all. Sad

Aurizon never should've got those CLP/CLF's in the first place.
greasyrhys

I don't know the ins and outs of the ownership, but they are my favourite loco to watch and hear.  Classic design.  It'll be a sad day if this is the end.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
On a Facebook page, I was told that the locos are going there for sale inspections for potential new buyers. So it may not be the end for them, except for CLF7 which is on frielght bogies awaiting its fate.
  wn514 Chief Commissioner

Location: at a skyhooks concert living in the 70's
Not good at all. Sad

Aurizon never should've got those CLP/CLF's in the first place.
greasyrhys

why?
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I'm sure that they're old and beyond the scope for Aurizon operations, but putting it in perspective, there are OLDER locomotives out there that are still in regular service.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Not good at all. Sad

Aurizon never should've got those CLP/CLF's in the first place.
greasyrhys


You've got to start putting the CLP/CLF classes into perspective. They're 45 years old, it's been twenty years since their last rebuild, they are fuel hungry and their maintenance bills aren't getting smaller. All locos have a use by date. We don't have to like it, but it's not the fault of the rail operator when they upgrade their rollingstock to remain competitive.
  M636C Minister for Railways

You've got to start putting the CLP/CLF classes into perspective. They're 45 years old, it's been twenty years since their last rebuild, they are fuel hungry and their maintenance bills aren't getting smaller. All locos have a use by date. We don't have to like it, but it's not the fault of the rail operator when they upgrade their rollingstock to remain competitive.
Sulla1

I don't think that is completely correct.

When they were repainted into then ARG Orange and Black, (so about 2005) it was reported that at least some had the MKLOC engine control and wheel slip control updated to the then current Q-Tron system which was a development of the MKLOC system.

Those CLF/CLP locomotives in the East West intermodal service did look as if they were being run into the ground until the LDPs appeared to give them a break.

G&WA CLF/CLP locomotives are being kept in better external condition, paint being touched up or getting full repaints, and they have access to good facilities at Dry Creek for mechanical work. One CLF even had a porthole on each side moved to allow the logo to be displayed better.

M636C

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