Penrice stone train

 
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I doubt any BG movement has ever occurred between Osborne and Outer Harbor since the line was upgraded!

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  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Broad gauge movements within, as well as into and out of APT hasn't been possible for a number of years
"Pressman"
I am well aware that there is no broad gauge connection at either end of the terminal these days, I am just wondering whether anyone knows if any of the stored carriages at the southern end of the APT sidings were taken out of service before Adelaide-Melbourne was standardised and therefore never got taken off their broad gauge bogies.

I guess another way to look at it is more BG freight into outer harbour ?
"freightgate"
No. The closest you'll get is the slim chance that someone might decide to use some of the now redundant broad gauge freight wagons as artificial reefs in the area.

No freight has been going to Outer Harbor on the Adelaide Metro broad gauge line for many years now as it does not have access to any freight facility there. Any broad gauge freight to the area was going on the dual gauge line on the eastern side of Le Fevre Peninsula, and approaching the Outer Harbor area from the east rather than the south.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I guess this makes the rosewater loop complely redundant now too. Also noticed 704 and 4 stone hoppers have been placed at islington for training purposes.
sar602

Yes the BG Rosewater loop will also be affected as it is connected with the ARTC dual gauge line at Gilman so if ARTC remove the BG altogether all the way to wherever it ends now, there will never be a need for the Rosewater loop any more. It essentially would become a dead end spur track at that time!
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
In related news, Bradken are trying to quietly close their operations at Kilburn with the loss of 119 jobs as the ABC reported today.

Things are looking extremely dismal for any kind of manufacturing nationally, despite the recent slump in the dollar; you can only hope that ASC doesn't pull the pin next.

Out of curiosity does G&W have any intra-state traffic left at all on standard gauge outside of grain haulage?
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
GWA do have a few intrastate services other than grain. On standard gauge there's the Berth 29-Wirrida (& return) copper ore train (runs as 1911s/9112s), & the Whyalla-Wirrida (& return) ore train.

On narrow gauge there's a few ore services from Whyalla, & from Thevenard to Kevin & back there's the gypsum service.
  1S47 Assistant Commissioner

Location: On the Down Fast
Out of curiosity does G&W have any intra-state traffic left at all on standard gauge outside of grain haulage?
don_dunstan

I guess the Balco train, between Port Pirie, Bowmans and Outer Harbor, is now the only intra-state train in South Australia with any resemblance to an old-school freight train.  

The Balco is not operated by GWA, however.
  SAR_enthusiast Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Does anyone know the current status on the ex Penrice broad gauge 830's and 700 class?

What is GWA's plan for these locomotives is there any chance of preservation? Perhaps Steamranger?
  trainlover Assistant Commissioner

Location: Adelaide.
Well the 12 loaded stony wagons that were in the Dry creek south Yard are no more Just 12 piles of stone on the ground now so thats it

The 4 830s still their but for how long?
  SAR_enthusiast Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Does anyone know if the 4 BG 830's have been sold? If so any speculation on who has purchased them?
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Well the 12 loaded stony wagons that were in the Dry creek south Yard are no more Just 12 piles of stone on the ground now so thats it

The 4 830s still their but for how long?
trainlover
I'm surprised G&WA didn't try and sell the stone back to the Angaston Quarry (or maybe they did!!!)
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Does anyone know if the 4 BG 830's have been sold? If so any speculation on who has purchased them?
SAR_enthusiast


Nothing mentioned about them over on the scraping thread http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11380053.htm
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

Does anyone know if the 4 BG 830's have been sold? If so any speculation on who has purchased them?
SAR_enthusiast

In the lastest Catchpoint Magazine page 28 . There is a comment about the 830's and 700 being sold by GWA .

No comment who the buyer or buyers are .
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I have heard a rumour (so I will stress the word rumour here, but they are usually reliable) that a certain SA operator has purchased 1 if not more than that.

Replacement of existing shunt locomotives is what I would be putting my money. Beyond that
"You might very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment"

(Bonus points for guessing what series I am currently watching Razz )
  AN830 Locomotive Driver

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
The 700 and 4 stone hoppers are still at Islington Works at the moment.

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