C501 PN Takeback

 
  Clyde Goodwin Junior Train Controller

Do NOT shoot the messenger

I have been Hearing around the Railfan network Rumours/truemours that C501 is to be moved from Junee Loco to EDI Cardiff for a Engine replacement and other non specified repairs to be brought back into Wheat haulage

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  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Gee that wouldn't surprise me.   I think its pretty obvious that whilst they are not the latest generation of motive power, C classes, former Westrail L classes and their equivalents have proven to be very robust, reliable units.   SSR has since their acquisition of the C classes been running them pretty intensively and from what I can see appear to be maintaining them to a good standard.

I'm not aware of them creating any major headaches!!!   Motive power must be tight when you see 81 class heading west from Melbourne on intermodals and of course the DL's from Werris Creek also back in service in grain.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Do NOT shoot the messenger

I have been Hearing around the Railfan network Rumours/truemours that C501 is to be moved from Junee Loco to EDI Cardiff for a Engine replacement and other non specified repairs to be brought back into Wheat haulage
Clyde Goodwin

To remain on SG?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Do NOT shoot the messenger

I have been Hearing around the Railfan network Rumours/truemours that C501 is to be moved from Junee Loco to EDI Cardiff for a Engine replacement and other non specified repairs to be brought back into Wheat haulage

To remain on SG?
bevans
I would imagine so.  Not many BG lines can handle the axle load of the big C-class, at least with a full tank of fuel.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
was still in Junee in the early hours of Monday morning just gone.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Im not sure why @ClydeGoodwin would think we would shoot the messenger on this one.  Another of the C Class being returned to revenue service on a regular basis is a good thing.  It says PN in the thread title, but wiki has it that its owned by Seymour Rail Heritage Centre.  Wiki also says that the owners of the rest of the class are SSR and CFCLA - is a single unit in the PN fleet going to be an issue?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Im not sure why @ClydeGoodwin would think we would shoot the messenger on this one.  Another of the C Class being returned to revenue service on a regular basis is a good thing.  It says PN in the thread title, but wiki has it that its owned by Seymour Rail Heritage Centre.  Wiki also says that the owners of the rest of the class are SSR and CFCLA - is a single unit in the PN fleet going to be an issue?
james.au

We have a different view of the loco.  https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/c-class-c501-c510/c501 Seynour Railway Heritage Centre and Qube so how did the loco end up at PN?

Loco last sighted by Railcams on 21-11-2015 as seen here https://www.railpage.com.au/sightings/view/7783
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
So nearly a month has passed since this thread broke ground, has anybody got any confirmation of the status of C501?
  acbeer91 Station Master

A photo of it at Dynon yard was posted on a facebook group. News was that it came to melbourne last Saturday (25/3/17) on Qube's MC1, and it has been there since so far as I know.
  Beta4Me Locomotive Driver

C501 is not owned by SRHC, it is owned by PN. PN has it on quasi-perpetual loan to SRHC.
  ThyRiverina Station Master

C501 left Junee on the 24th March at 1820 as 3rd unit dead attached behind QBX006 -QBX005 on 6CM1, it was dropped off at Dynon the next morning.

It's said to have severe engine damage.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

C501 is not owned by SRHC, it is owned by PN. PN has it on quasi-perpetual loan to SRHC.
Beta4Me
I hope SRHC has a concrete loan document otherwise the money they spent on it originally maybe for nought.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Any further updates?
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Picture on FB of C501 behind B61 of it en route to Coota/Goulburn.  Anyone know more?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Picture on FB of C501 behind B61 of it en route to Coota/Goulburn.  Anyone know more?
james.au
The FB post that I saw said that it was "being taken to Cootamundra for some TLC, then to Goulburn for display at the Through Runners event".

One could dream that after that it gets leased to SSR, who then put it on the front of one of their monster lashups.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Picture on FB of C501 behind B61 of it en route to Coota/Goulburn.  Anyone know more?
The FB post that I saw said that it was "being taken to Cootamundra for some TLC, then to Goulburn for display at the Through Runners event".

One could dream that after that it gets leased to SSR, who then put it on the front of one of their monster lashups.
mikesyd
If it is owned by PN i doubt it would end up with their cut price competitor, SSR.

Though i have been thinking on these boards that more of the Cs at SSR would perhaps be a good thing (and would reduce the need for their antiques lashups which must cost a bit more in fuel/access etc.
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
This makes me want to ask something. Has PN ever once sold a locomotive second hand to a rival company?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
This makes me want to ask something. Has PN ever once sold a locomotive second hand to a rival company?
ARG706
Yes, they have sold 2 G's and 2 FA X's to QR National, an X and a Few G's to SCT. Any more?
  jmt Deputy Commissioner

This makes me want to ask something. Has PN ever once sold a locomotive second hand to a rival company?
Yes, they have sold 2 G's and 2 FA X's to QR National, an X and a Few G's to SCT. Any more?
Dangersdan707
Discount the G to SCT, this was to comply with an ACCC ruling
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

HI

C501 is a non runner currently. It either has a turbo clutch problem, or a hole in the intake to the turbo.

It is going on static display at Goulburn along with the CFCLA C's and other C Class memorabilia on show at the Railway Station.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Did PN ever have the T class that are now part of Ettamogah or did they get to them via a different pathway?

Also a busted turbo sounds easier to fix than a busted engine.
  trainguy84 Junior Train Controller

HI

It all depends on what damaged has been caused due to the hole in the turbo inlet. Unfiltered air entering the combustion chamber is never good, especially when dust is sucked in, as it goes like grinding paste.

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