Locomotive G523

 
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
the database of locomotives on http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/3/G523/ Railpage does list g523 as being stored. is there an issue with this locomotive preventing it from operating in service?

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  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
G523 was (still is) stored surplus to requirements as are/where several other G class in NSW, some have since been returned to service.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
the database of locomotives on http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/3/G523/ Railpage does list g523 as being stored. is there an issue with this locomotive preventing it from operating in service?
JimYarin
Thanks for flagging this! I have done some research, and it is indeed back in service. PN Coal had a number of surplus G Class from Victoria brought up for service out of Port Kembla (and later Newcastle). When these were rendered surplus by the DL/BL classes deployed into coal, they were initially stored at Kooragang. Most have been sent back to Victoria for overhaul and reactivation, although it seems 523 is still in NSW.

The entry has been corrected.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Thanks for flagging this! I have done some research, and it is indeed back in service. PN Coal had a number of surplus G Class from Victoria brought up for service out of Port Kembla (and later Newcastle). When these were rendered surplus by the DL/BL classes deployed into coal, they were initially stored at Kooragang. Most have been sent back to Victoria for overhaul and reactivation, although it seems 523 is still in NSW.

The entry has been corrected.
Raichase
2 x 81 class + 2 x G Class in Freight Australia Green were hauling the Manildra down freight through Valley Heights this morning. Consisted of 40 hoppers all Manidra owned except 3 ex-Freight Australia hoppers in daggy green. Looking up TRIMS the 3 odd hoppers were destined for a seperate location.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

2 x 81 class + 2 x G Class in Freight Australia Green were hauling the Manildra down freight through Valley Heights this morning. Consisted of 40 hoppers all Manidra owned except 3 ex-Freight Australia hoppers in daggy green. Looking up TRIMS the 3 odd hoppers were destined for a seperate location.
nswtrains
Forgot to mention there was a SSRR G Class light engine movement from Lithgow to Carrington today, so a sort of G kind of day.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
2 x 81 class + 2 x G Class in Freight Australia Green were hauling the Manildra down freight through Valley Heights this morning. Consisted of 40 hoppers all Manidra owned except 3 ex-Freight Australia hoppers in daggy green. Looking up TRIMS the 3 odd hoppers were destined for a seperate location.
nswtrains
Thanks for the extra info! If you catch the numbers, you can always add them to the Sightings database:

http://www.railpage.com.au/sightings/
  sashmo Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane Qld
G523 was seen on 4621N on Saturday running through Coffs Harbour and again on Sunday on 6422N ex Grafton.

G523 on 6422N between Macksville and Warrell Creek.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pics/9380963593/

sashmo

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