SA 500 Class

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Railpage database has several of these units stored.  Any ideas as to where they are actually stored?

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  M636C Minister for Railways

The Railpage database has several of these units stored.  Any ideas as to where they are actually stored?
bevans
Last time I checked there was one at Forrestfield that was intended for preservation.

I think there is at least one stored at Port Augusta.

I'd expect others to be at Islington or Dry Creek.

CFCLA have 533 at Islington operational.

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  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
The Railpage database has several of these units stored.  Any ideas as to where they are actually stored?
Last time I checked there was one at Forrestfield that was intended for preservation.

I think there is at least one stored at Port Augusta.

I'd expect others to be at Islington or Dry Creek.

CFCLA have 533 at Islington operational.

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M636C
527 is the one stored at Forrestfield.
508 is the one at either Port Augusta or Whyalla. It was back up for shunting the Wirrida ore traffic Whyalla servicing facility until that traffic stopped.
53 (533) is seeing very little use these days.
516/518 most likely at Dry creek MPC
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
The Railpage database has several of these units stored.  Any ideas as to where they are actually stored?
Last time I checked there was one at Forrestfield that was intended for preservation.

I think there is at least one stored at Port Augusta.

I'd expect others to be at Islington or Dry Creek.

CFCLA have 533 at Islington operational.

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M636C
Is the one at Forrestfield (527) the one that was donated to Steamranger (SA)?

533 has been renumbered to 53
  alcoworldseries Deputy Commissioner

Location: Auburn
518 is now privately owned and is at Newport workshops, to the best of my knowledge 516 has been scrapped, 508 last seen at Whyalla but maybe at Spencer Jct, 527 is stored at Forrestfield WA andf has been promised to Steamranger if transport can be arranged. 517 is under over haul at NRM Port Adelaide to supplement 801 in shunt duties. 53 see occasional use at CFCL rail services Islington
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Forgot some of these were still around

Were this class ever used on
Narrow gauge in south Australia ?
  allan Chief Commissioner

Forgot some of these were still around

Were this class ever used on
Narrow gauge in south Australia ?
freightgate
No...
  K-Class Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Forgot some of these were still around

Were this class ever used on
Narrow gauge in south Australia ?
freightgate
BG and SG only.
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

532 at Peterborough roundhouse museum.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
What then would have been the classes of shunting loco on NG in south Australia ?
  M636C Minister for Railways

What then would have been the classes of shunting loco on NG in south Australia ?
freightgate
In the diesel era the 830 class was the only NG locomotive in SAR days.

After AN was formed, the NSU and NT class were used.

The CR NB class 0-6-0 was used around Quorn and Hawker and may have worked on SAR track.

I have this half memory that 500 itself briefly ran on NG in the early stages of the Broken Hill line conversion to SG.
I think the 500 was able to be converted to NG although it didn't happen in normal service.

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I have this half memory that 500 itself briefly ran on NG in the early stages of the Broken Hill line conversion to SG.
I think the 500 was able to be converted to NG although it didn't happen in normal service.

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M636C
Sure your not confusing yourself with the first couple of 600 class units?
Brand new 600 and (I think) 601 were put on NG at Broken Hill (delivered on SG from the east) and taken via NG to be stored at Radium Hill (once again I think) until the SG line was advanced enough to require them for construction duties
  allan Chief Commissioner

The first SAR standard gauge loco was 500, on the Cutana to Radium Hill branch, from November, 1964. 600 was delivered to Cutana in March or April, 1965.
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
The other shunters on NG are the 2 "NC" Class locos of CR. These were Diesel Hydraulic units bought from Lakewood Firewood Company (WA) produced by Clyde Engineering, Granville and were model DH 1-110 and powered by a GM 6/110 engine.
  xdford Chief Train Controller

What then would have been the classes of shunting loco on NG in south Australia ?
... I have this half memory that 500 itself briefly ran on NG in the early stages of the Broken Hill line conversion to SG.
I think the 500 was able to be converted to NG although it didn't happen in normal service.

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M636C
It is conceivable that 500 could have worked on NG as they had the same traction motors as the QR2350 class but I would doubt it as the couplings and height would have needed to be adapted but I would have to ask... why? I would think 500 would have been towed there and  placed on bogies... this should have been asked of me when I knew and worked with most of the electricians in Peterborough who would have had to couple up the bogies. They had a lot of stories about servicing traction  motors in the gravel with no pits... they were not that easy with pits!!!!

Cheers

Trevor

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