Qube run Hansen Quarry Trains Discussion

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sitting just outside of Craigieburn inbound to Melbourne.

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
All trains stopped north of Broadmeadows according metro website.
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
Wow - bit of a mess up.  I wonder if priming a diesel train is as difficult as priming a diesel ute...?!
james.au
Both are easy if you know what you are doing.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Wow - bit of a mess up.  I wonder if priming a diesel train is as difficult as priming a diesel ute...?!
james.au
bleeding them is the easy part- they bleed themselves when the fuel pump primes.  hard part is putting fuel in them out in the field or having to tow them back to a fuel point.
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
Do they also take from Deer Park quarry?
NSWGR8022
Deer Park isn't owned by Hansen.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
All trains stopped north of Broadmeadows according metro website.
freightgate

The probable cause https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/v-line-train-investigated-as-cause-of-grass-fire
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
All trains stopped north of Broadmeadows according metro website.

The probable cause https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/v-line-train-investigated-as-cause-of-grass-fire
bevans
Neil Mitchell is an idiot when it comes to rail and many other things I suspect at least.
He would not know if he was hit in the head with a side frame or a triple valve.
If he was half as smart as he thinks he is he would be asking the sort of questions that have been raised in many posts here on Railpage. But then so would the rest of the media, the opposition and the Safety Authorities.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G512 this afternoon in the bright sunshine through Albion




  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Qube running trains for Hansen today which is a weekend slot.



Did PN ever run weekend services for Hansen?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The G (G521?) failed last night at Kilmore East and B76-B80-T364 were sent on a rescue mission.  Seen here returning with the UP train via Albion.

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion2/photo/27123987122

Video available soon.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A Qube G class light engine just seen on the viaduct between Flinders Street and SCS heading toward SCS.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Video of B76-B80-T364-G521 (failed) with a Qube UP BG Hansen Quarry train to Brooklyn 25-5-2016. International rescue.

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=986
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The B's are still on the Hansen train seen here on the Up through Albion

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=987
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Through South Yarra earlier today
  craigd Deputy Commissioner

Location: A Thinktank near you


Emulation Mode only allows the brakes to be released or fully applied. I.e. An emergency brake application. It does not allow for graduated applications or releases of the air brake on any item of rollingstock making it entirely unsuitable for anything other than emergency working or shunting. In normal situations, it also restricts any movement to 32km/h.

The_trolley

That is not correct. Emulation mode causes the CCD on each master wagon to respond to changes in brake pipe pressure as would a standard non-ECP triple valve, but the response is not predictable. However it's supposed to permit an ECP train to operate 'emulating' a regular air-brake train only to clear the section, not as a standard operating mode. On ECP trains without the more recent overlay braking configuration, setting up Emulation mode is very time-consuming.

It is correct that Emulation mode is limited to not more than 32 kph. The same applies for Switch mode (operating without an EOT).

All modes will cause CCD-initiated emergency brake applications if the brake pipe pressure changes too rapidly (ie. when the driver dumps the air at the front, or the train breaks away). In Run mode and Switch mode it's possible to have HEU-initiated trainline emergency commands sent from the loco and that will generally propagate via the ECP bus cable faster than the CCD's will detect the rapid reduction of brake pipe pressure, especially on long trains.

It is correct that Emulation mode relies entirely on the CCD battery charge in order for each master wagon to correctly operate in that mode as the train line power is totally cut off.

In Switch mode, train line power will usually come on over a particular speed, and in Run mode it's on all the time. It's 230 V DC hence the very important safety precautions when shunting with or working on ECP trains. The main difference between Run and Switch mode is that Run mode requires an EOT whereas Switch mode does not.

Craig.
  Factory_Fill Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne VIC
A small clip from yesterday/



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PrqOyQaBN8
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Ah, that explains the loud diesel engines I heard at 2am on Friday or Thursday.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
A small clip from yesterday/



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PrqOyQaBN8
Factory_Fill
Great. A blast from the past.
Thanks for posting.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
After a short period of nostalgia the G (G532) is now back on the hansen Quarry Train as of this morning.  https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/albion/photo/26732148813
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Qube empty hansen train just over the viaduct toward SCS.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I have spotted the QUBE Quarry train running the last few Saturdays, with either G512 or G515 having the honours Yesterday. Spotted running empty through Toorak at about 1015.

Is Saturday running to be a regular thing now?
  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

G515 according to Albion stream.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
G515 according to Albion stream.
MetroFemme

Video now online: https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1011
  steven_h Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
00:46 - Full Down Service:


10:31 - Empty Up Service:


15:34 - Full Down Service:


17:53 - Light Engine Return



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As that the rake was left at Westall, I imagine that another engine went down early this morning.
Unfortunately, the camera gave up around 7:30am... will repair tonight.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Locomotive G521 on the lead today.

https://www.railpage.com.au/downloads?mode=download.view&id=1049

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