Locomotive X49

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The locomotive database has X49 listed as stored.

http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/17/X49

Is this due to surplus locomotives at PN or issues with X49?

Sightings database has: http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/17/X49/sightings

Regards
Brian

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The locomotive database has X49 listed as stored.

http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/17/X49

Is this due to surplus locomotives at PN or issues with X49?

Sightings database has: http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/17/X49/sightings

Regards
Brian
bevans
Most likely both. If they don,t have 3000hp they're a PIA. NSW wheat has been very quiet for 6 months. It has to have an affect sooner or later.
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Location: Sydney, NSW
The locomotive database has X49 listed as stored.

http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/17/X49

Is this due to surplus locomotives at PN or issues with X49?

Sightings database has: http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/class/17/X49/sightings

Regards
Brian
bevans
Brian,

Pacific National, like Qube, Aurizon and even other, smaller operators before them, will often store locomotives when not required. I believe PN have a very long list of stored locomotives between Dynon and Geelong, whilst Aurizon has all of the streamliners stored up at Ettamogah. The sad reality of the "G Class coming home" that so many members have bayed for in recent years ("They're OURS, and we should have them back") is that the older, less powerful locomotives are the first to go. As more modern locomotives come online, the older locomotives all cascade down. Soon there will be nothing but G's running around, doing the work of the older locomotives, as they're pushed away from other duties by NR's (as well as AN's and DL's) going across to Bulk. Sad reality is that the "interesting" locomotives are the first to go.

But it's okay, because the G Class are "home" now, and that's what really matters, right Victoria? Wink
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The country has a massive grain task looming.  This may change things significantly
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Does this mean there is lots of grain awaiting harvest or an international customer has purchased a large amount of Australian grain? My understanding of the recent slow-down is that supply was not a problem. The problem was that customers could purchase at a better price, elsewhere.
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