Current status of PL1

 
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
Hi all, I'm curious about the current status of PL1. From what I gather it's in storage in Adelaide, is anyone aware of it's planned future? It would be nice to see it preserved (although not the most popular of engines) I have fond memories of seeing them working Pelton coal trains when I was young, and it would be a great shame to see the class go extinct.

Much appreciated, Aiden.

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  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
Currently the Progress rail workshop shunter at Port Augusta
Railwayfan
Thanks for the info.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Currently the Progress rail workshop shunter at Port Augusta
Thanks for the info.
Aiden Teszke
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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Updated the locomotive database to reflect the new in service status https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/pl-class/pl1
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
Currently the Progress rail workshop shunter at Port Augusta
Thanks for the info.
Rename the discord Railpage Australia.
Dangersdan707
Lol I'll have to talk to Tom about that one
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
It would be nice to see it preserved (although not the most popular of engines) I have fond memories of seeing them working Pelton coal trains when I was young, and it would be a great shame to see the class go extinct.
Aiden Teszke
God no...

Those PL's only had one thing going for them you could see out the front. Beyond that, they were abysmal. They didn't even have a fridge so you needed an esky with ice - always good fun when you tell the Live Run team you need more before departure and delay the train...The electric brake valve with its' tiny screen, no audible flow meter, a first aid kit bolted to the wall above the Coey so you smacked your head into it every time you ducked going into the cab and then needed said first aid kit and handrails down the long hood so you couldn't shimmy up the side like a standard 48 yet alone easily check the engine essentials.
  Aiden Teszke Station Master

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
It would be nice to see it preserved (although not the most popular of engines) I have fond memories of seeing them working Pelton coal trains when I was young, and it would be a great shame to see the class go extinct.
God no...

Those PL's only had one thing going for them you could see out the front. Beyond that, they were abysmal. They didn't even have a fridge so you needed an esky with ice - always good fun when you tell the Live Run team you need more before departure and delay the train...The electric brake valve with its' tiny screen, no audible flow meter, a first aid kit bolted to the wall above the Coey so you smacked your head into it every time you ducked going into the cab and then needed said first aid kit and handrails down the long hood so you couldn't shimmy up the side like a standard 48 yet alone easily check the engine essentials.
KRviator
Haha, Yes every other driver I've spoken to who has driven them hated them too. (Understandably)

When I win lotto I'll just buy PL1 and put it in my front yard, I won't make you go through that pain again.

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