QBX Class Withdrawn for a possible defect

 
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

With the Comments by Bevans getting lost in the Qube thread i thought it may be better to have a proper thread in here.

Due to the QBX class now being withdrawn from service due to a suspected Traction motor problem causing a derailment in Melbourne a few days ago will this also apply to the similar CSR/BK class locomotives?

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Clyde makes a really good point.  Could the BK's also be an issue?
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

This may become a watch this space type of event as all are the same according to wikipeadia (the usual thing about accuracy Applies)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSR_Ziyang_SDA1
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
CSR's make up the bulk of the SCT fleet (if you leave off the LDP's) so this could be very interesting.
  phower Chief Commissioner

Location: Over on Kangaroo Island Sth Aust
How many LDP have  SCT acquired, or better still how many are they proposing to get ??
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
5x which would give them 20x SCT/LDPs vs 12x CSRs.
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

CSR's make up the bulk of the SCT fleet (if you leave off the LDP's) so this could be very interesting.
bevans
It sure could but it is possible it is just a one off or some maintenance situation has caused the problem.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Are operators liable for damage caused in these sorts of incidents? Say it is found to be a maintenance failure? Or if it is an endemic fault? (Under Australian law the importer of a product is deemed to be the manufacturer for legal actions)

BG
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

Are operators liable for damage caused in these sorts of incidents? Say it is found to be a maintenance failure? Or if it is an endemic fault? (Under Australian law the importer of a product is deemed to be the manufacturer for legal actions)

BG
BrentonGolding
Yes the Owner of the unit causing a incident pays the network operator/owner then they sort it out with whichever third party is involved.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I notice the CSR's are still happily chugging about the network.

Have the QBX been returned to duty?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I notice the CSR's are still happily chugging about the network.

Have the QBX been returned to duty?
seb2351
Photo over on VicSig showing 3 x QBX on the Harefield freight yesterday so it looks like they are in the clear.

I don't know how many days they have been back in service for, I did see one at the fuel point at Dynon last week but that would have been an expensive month or so for Qube I would imagine.

BG
  M636C Minister for Railways

I was told that there was a failure of a traction motor on a QBX which fouled the track, possibly the suspension arrangements.

QUBE took them out of service while the problem was investigated and corrected.

They leased CM class from CFCLA to replace the QBXs during the investigation and correction (in December and January).

One unit was tested between Junee and Harefield for a few days. Then they were put back in service.

It is possible that the CSRs being older had a different arrangement, or possibly SCT just did a quick check of their units and decided to keep running them. I'm not sure of the order in which the BKs fitted into this, whether they were older or newer than the QBXs, and there were two batches of CSRs as well.

Peter
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
I notice the CSR's are still happily chugging about the network.

Have the QBX been returned to duty?
Photo over on VicSig showing 3 x QBX on the Harefield freight yesterday so it looks like they are in the clear.

I don't know how many days they have been back in service for, I did see one at the fuel point at Dynon last week but that would have been an expensive month or so for Qube I would imagine.

BG
BrentonGolding

Cant seem to find that photo do you have a link?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Cant seem to find that photo do you have a link?
x31
I'm nowhere near that clever, sorry. http://vicsig.net/photos/latestphotos it is the first picture (ie latest) at the moment.

BG
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Cant seem to find that photo do you have a link?
I'm nowhere near that clever, sorry. http://vicsig.net/photos/latestphotos it is the first picture (ie latest) at the moment.

BG
BrentonGolding
http://vicsig.net/photo/22207
  crisfitz Chief Commissioner

Location: Enroute somewhere
Seems like they're all withdrawn again. 3 or 4 parked up at Junee, one at Minto. The CM7 / MC7 has be hauled by CM's the past week or so, the Harefield shuttle has been an all ALCo affair for at least 3 weeks.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
And then the front fell off Razz

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