This looks to be quite an interesting tour.That is be correct, P15 is TPWS equipped and it is intended to lead out of Southern Cross with it. T413 will bring the train from Newport and then attach the P class at Southern Cross
The following isn't mentioned on the official tour page from 707 Operations website, but can be deduced if you read between the lines:
BG portion of the trip to be run as push pull with P15 leading the down leg, via Bacchus Marsh,
BG up leg via North Geelong with T413 leading
P15 to lead via Bacchus Marsh, which will be allowed to run at or up to 100km/h, whereas if T413 leads it would only be allowed to run at 80km/h due to TPWS restrictions.
Please anybody in the know correct me if I have got the wrong impression.
TL152 is an EMD G12 model diesel-electric locomotive built in 1957 by Clyde Engineering and exported to the Kowloon-Canton Railway in Hong Kong. In 2006, CFCLA purchased and 're-patriated' 4 of the 5 TL class locos that were built, then put them out on hire on the ARTC network. 3 of those locos were then on-sold; TL152 went to K&AB Rail.I think TL152 was built in 1955. The Clyde builder's number in my records shows it as 55-61.
I think TL152 was built in 1955. The Clyde builder's number in my records shows it as 55-61.You're probably right about the build date.
This would indicate it was built in 1955 and was the 61st diesel locomotive built by them. It pre-dates T320 by two numbers,55-63. QR 1400,55-55, being the first non streamliner they built. Then KCR number 51,55-59, still in the museum in Hong Kong, then TL152.