Unusual Sightings

 
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
Went to take some photos of the paper train heading through Western Junction today, and saw something i had not seen for a while, 2100 & 2101 on the same train.



was not 100% happy with the photos i got at WJ (was looking for a different spot) so i decided to follow it out to Conara, where they attatched some coal wagons & an interesting combination was formed as the 2 ZA's were also attached, which are not compatible with the other locomotives (this sort of consist was mentioned in the latest TRN)




unfortunately i was unable to get a departure shot as my battery died in the digi  Sad

anyway the tassie forums have been a bit quiet of late, maybe this will liven things up again.

(oh and sorry about my photos, they are a bit on the dodgy side as i was playing around with the settings)

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  SteveW Train Controller

Location: Hobart
I think it has been a while since the 2 uglies have been together.

What were the ZA loco numbers ?

Saturday's 43 had 2116 and 2117 (which was playing up) so I am interested to see if they swapped it out

Steve W
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
silly me forgot to check the numbers of the ZA's.  2101, 2003, 2100, 2116 and ??? Embarassed   did not have a photo of the rear ZA either as the battery died Crying or Very sad
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
geee its been what 4 years since they have been seen together? be really good when they decide to have only 2101 and 2100 together, can't wait for that.
Good pics TR2100, love them
  SteveW Train Controller

Location: Hobart
It seems that these two locos were together more recently than first thought.

2100,2101 and 2021 were photographed on 31 at Campania on the 13/1/2005

Regards
Steve W
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
What were the ZA loco numbers ?

Saturday's 43 had 2116 and 2117 (which was playing up) so I am interested to see if they swapped it out
"SteveW"


after a trip down the Fingal Valley line this morning i noted 2114 and 2117 working together...


what was wrong with 2117 at the start of the month?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
hmmm thats strange cause wasn't 2117 the one mostly in the middle of the Zs cause it has extra weight?. Actually last time i heard 2117 is didn't sound good.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Ok it has happened again, D2021( i think)-2100-2101 are or were on the paper train last and this week. I did notice 2100 sounding a little different and also when notched up a bit of smoke near the fan on Monday morning
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
this is correct, here they are crossing the Longford viaduct on Monday:



and again at Powranna



i also saw this same combination run light engine from Western Junction to Conara Junction (where they added a string of log and container wagons) last Thursday...





....

also, people may have noticed it has been a bit quiet of late.

the heavy rain and flooding that we experienced in the north created a huge hole underneath the track at the northern end of Railton yard.  drove past this morning took one photo of the works going on - will upload it later.

the Conara-Devonport coal train is stabled at Devonport yard, fortunately this has not effected the cement train operations (or so it seems).  however it has been rather quiet on the rails!
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Also its rare to see Pine logs on the train too.

All this rain i thought that Deloraine would be the main cause with the flood. It was a shocking road trip on Tuesday, a lot of walter near some railway.
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
OK, the works going on at Railton...



as you can see there is a bit of a gap but it is hard to tell what they have done and what the water has done, either way - its not safe enough for trains to travel across!

And the coal train stabled at Devonport...

  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
i heard that there have been more washouts after the last bit of rain, does anyone know anything more?
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
There might some wash outs down Hobart way, after yesterdays rain.
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
well, something else i have not seen in a very long while...

only 2 locomotives on the paper, the 2 D's running together with no other help!



sounded pretty good.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Guess what Jeff, i could of posted a pic of them leaving Burnie up, but i decided to send 3 off to TRN mag Razz I was quite shocked when i saw them leave Burnie actually, thought something happen during the night.
Also its the first time they have run like this too, they mostly have one other loco with them.

Also train 35 will have only 2 locos too, 2115-2112(or 2113*)



* couldn't see this loco it was parked down the Burnie yard
  SteveW Train Controller

Location: Hobart
do we know if 32 turned up at Burnie with the only the D's, if not what loco did they take off (2101 was leading north on Sunday).

And do we know if they added a loco to 31 at WJ, if so what one ?

Regards
Steve W
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Well there wasn't any other GM or ZP/ZR locos up here Steve, so one must of been cut off at WJ sometime during the early morning.
I know yesterday they did have the ZR on it, i just missed though Crying or Very sad
  SteveW Train Controller

Location: Hobart
cheers for that

Steve W
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania


Hmmm i wonder how long this combo will last, so far its been 2 days that i have notice them!.
  tasrail Moderator

Location: Hobart
Last Saturday they were on 36 in that combo.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Well after seening the pics from tassierailnews yahoo group, 2100 has been taken off, only spotted the 2 Ds this morning still getting a service
  splod Junior Train Controller

Location: Darwin, NT
The northbound paper train (#32) last night was D/ZP/D and 40 loaded wagons, including a number (~12-15) of 40' boxes, with the rest being mainly loaded paper modules.  It may be that the 40' boxes were detached at Western Jcn along with the ZP for forwarding to Bell Bay, while #32 continued to Burnie with the D's.  Steve W commented that a similar movement occurred a couple of weeks ago.  Was there any evidence of the load in Burnie, or had it all been put away/unloaded by the time you saw it?

Cheers,
Brett
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
I did see the load, the "norm" pine wagons then the rest, the last wagon just near the spur line to Brambles terminal, well i suppose its called Toll siding now. But the load also had what looked like paper as part of the load.
  splod Junior Train Controller

Location: Darwin, NT
The question was really whether there were any 40' boxes in the load.  Presumably not - all three locos were labouring pretty heavily through Tea Tree last night so there's no way the two D's would have managed it by themselves, especially with the extra empty pine wagons as well.  Maybe these were also added at WJ?

Cheers,
Brett
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Well there was a stack of them in Toll yard, so i reckon 40' boxes was part of the load.
Ok i found out that yesterday that the train was small.Thats why they had 2 Ds on it. This morning the train had DQ2012 in the middle of the 2 Ds.

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