NR 109 NR 74 with 29 carriages
Won't be around to report next weeks Ghan as I'll be chasing Kiwirail's Coastal Pacific
NR75 southbound through North Strathfield (Sydney) half an hour ago, leading NR113 on a short BM.
just send one from NZ on their running's and lets compare
May only be a matter of time before the current Ghan livery will disappear from all 4 locos
1AD8 today ex APT, On Time at 12:20pm
NR 74 NR 109 with 27 carriages
PL1 has returned as the terminal shunter (And unusually parked and shut down in Platform2 on the North end of 2AM8 Overland consist)
Stirring the pot again Rhys??
There has to be some marketing mileage out of having IP and Ghan liveried locos. I AM sure that GSR will pay for a repaint. Maybe there will be other locos slated for this honor. The PN scheme is grotesque. Even NR had a nice earthy gold or orange with silver. Bring back the AN colours.
When we travelled on the Ghan over three years ago, the marketing manager was part of the train crew under the previous CEO's work experience program. We were chatting in the lounge car, and he advised then that GSR already had designs similar in style to the yellow IP and SS prepared for the repainting of the Ghan locos. Didn't mention colours though.
On Tuesday evening nr's 109 & 75 were on train AM5. No further word on the whereabouts of these locos on Gheringhap, so maybe going in for an Overdue repaint?