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Posted 20 Dec 2011 22:13 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
Maybe 2819 on new alumina wagons?
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Posted 20 Dec 2011 16:59 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
How about a city loop via Burswood, South Perth, West Perth & North Perth, with Thornlie, Armadale, Ellenbrook, Midland & Fremantle line trains running either direction around it!
Posted 19 Dec 2011 11:01 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Nice shots 645E! Thanks for sharing!
I take it Centennial Coal has Indian connections?
Any case, say goodbye to those awesome lash up's that SSR have been running
Posted 16 Dec 2011 10:13 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Cat amongst the pigeons time...
Don't forget that PacNat have a contract starting here in WA with Cazaley Resources, due to start next year.
Could a handful of the 92 class head west?
Posted 12 Dec 2011 15:55 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Any particular model loco?
Early G class, some N class, C, A, S317
X, XR, late G, some N Class
Posted 12 Dec 2011 15:50 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
Bring back the Mac!!
Glad you enjoyed the Mandurah line! I've got a handful of construction shots from 2006. Always interesting to compare these with daily running photos.
The GC line will g ...
Posted 30 Nov 2011 16:04 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
This is a hot topic over in the US (excuse the pun)
GE are about 6 months away from launching a Tier 4 loco prototype which will be experimented with before Jan 1 2015. The GEVO engine will need ...
Posted 26 Nov 2011 14:24 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
While not of Western Australia trains, I've been busy clicking away over in the USA.
For those interested...
Posted 26 Nov 2011 14:17 in Railway Photography by Mike_in_the_west
Gents, I've been traveling from Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC and down the east coast to Miami (Florida). I've been ever so slowly updating my Flickr and YouTube accounts.
For those interested in re ...
Posted 26 Nov 2011 13:27 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Posted 15 Nov 2011 15:47 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Gents, Utah Railway's MK5000C's got repowered with ex-UP/MoPac SD50 645F3 blocks about 2003. 3500hp rating now. Some have been derated down to 3000hp, making them SD40-2 type locos. They also w ...
Posted 18 May 2011 14:38 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
From what I have heard, ARG are still around on paper. All locomotives and 'public image' items are branded as QRNational and the locos are used as pool power for either ARG or QRNational. This wa ...
Posted 10 May 2011 14:41 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Any specific parts of the unit you're after?
I've got detail shots and roster shots of the AC's over here in WA.
I also have roster shots of the 92 class...but there isn't any difference to th ...
Posted 04 May 2011 14:34 in Model Railways - General Discussions by Mike_in_the_west
I'm using 3 types of point motors to move my code 100/code 83 pec points...
The under road bed coil motors which I run off a DPDT switch. These have been VERY reliable. however, the PL13 accesso ...
Posted 03 May 2011 14:27 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
3300hp? I wish it was the 16-645F block on the SG units. MPI use them in the MPExpress locomotives.
Good luck with the QSK engine. PHL hated it.
Posted 26 Apr 2011 00:17 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
Ultimatley, how hard would it be to have a loco that is very easily exchanged between NG & SG, depending on demand?
It's hard keeping up with the multiple genset designations! LOL!
Posted 25 Apr 2011 15:02 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
Interesting...I have heard from multiple independant sources that these units will be 3GS21C's.
Posted 19 Apr 2011 14:38 in Model Railways - General Discussions by Mike_in_the_west
I purchased a Santa Fe SDFP45 (Athearn Genesis) last month. The model is by far a real step up from anything I've seen for the price ($179).
The packaging had the loco secured very well in the b ...
Posted 15 Apr 2011 00:18 in Model Railways - General Discussions by Mike_in_the_west
Sorry to dig up an old post...
I've got FEC 101 & 103 on order for August 2011 delivery. SD70M-2's, not ACe.
They will fit in "nicely" to my 1990's Californian layout!!
I'm getting them th ...
Posted 12 Apr 2011 00:49 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
Maybe they are getting a bit excited and count the coal mine in Margaret River?!
Posted 04 Apr 2011 10:46 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
Are we taking those diagrams as gospel?
If so, they arn't gensets! MPI are known for rehashed 645/710 engines. Parts are in supply here, crew know how to repair 645E3. Maybe these could be li ...
Posted 01 Apr 2011 05:45 in New South Wales by Mike_in_the_west
Hi Ken, thanks for the information. That's quite interesting that you mention can noise in the new GMD/GE units...
A friend of mine is a conductor for BNSF in Montana which sees a lot of the PRB c ...
Posted 31 Mar 2011 15:25 in Western Australia by Mike_in_the_west
$10 says Watco will be ordering gensets from NREC like GWA are doing.
Join the dots and it makes sense - the units will meet T2 compliance (not relevant here!) as per the FAQ from CBH. The new un ...
Posted 31 Mar 2011 15:16 in New South Wales by Mike_in_the_west
Hi Ken! Good to see you enjoyed yourself down here.
Are you with CN or CP?
The closest loco in Canada I can think of to compare the DL's with is the SD60F...however, with a 12 cylinder engine.. ...
Posted 31 Mar 2011 02:18 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mike_in_the_west
Over the past few years, the North American class 1 railroads have discovered a market for 3000-3300hp locos. Gensets are not quite in this range yet.
UP are rebuilding 500 SD40-2's and bringing ...
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