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    Thread: Cairns District Observations
Post: RE: Cairns District Observations

My best wishes & prayers are with you blokes in the north! I hope you & your family keep safe! I can't even come to terms with what 320kph winds would be like! :(
Mike_in_the_west Queensland 503 284,813 02-Feb-2011, 02:41 PM
    Thread: ARG no longer?
Post: ARG no longer?

Folks, Unoffical reports suggest that LZ3101 has been released from Gemco in the new QRNational paint. I have not heard of and transfer of locos between ARG & QRNational. QRN use 1 L Class to s...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 14 14,270 20-Jan-2011, 03:06 PM
    Thread: WATCO takeover of WA Grain haulage
Post: RE: WATCO takeover of WA Grain haulage

Apparently Watco isn't buying any stock. CBH are and will get Watco to operate it. $175m for all infrastructure. Sounds a lot like 6 DAZ, 13 DBZ, 4 AB, 6 L Class and all NG and SG hoppers to go...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 5 6,251 14-Dec-2010, 02:20 PM
    Thread: 2300 class in Meddow Lea paint?
Post: 2300 class in Meddow Lea paint?

Gents, I have hard that a 2300 class is in the new "Meadow Lea" scheme. Anyone know what number it is? Ta. :beer3
Mike_in_the_west Queensland 1 2,199 03-Dec-2010, 02:44 PM
    Thread: QR 2361 heading to WA
Post: QR 2361 heading to WA

Folks, Has anyone got word on when 2361 is heading over? Cheers,
Mike_in_the_west Queensland 1 2,045 23-Nov-2010, 01:03 AM
    Thread: DFZ 2404
Post: RE: DFZ 2404

It's to do with the ARG head office computer. The 4100's are to be called SA3501-3512 from what I've heard.
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 21 16,421 23-Nov-2010, 01:01 AM
    Thread: DFZ 2404
Post: RE: DFZ 2404

"Eyes on the Street" is a sort of neighbourhood watch thing set up with various companies, not limited to the rail industry. Cheers,
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 21 16,421 23-Oct-2010, 02:23 AM
    Thread: DFZ 2404
Post: RE: DFZ 2404

When you see one of these or the ex-2100 class coupled with a P or DB Class, the cab height and loco size is mind blowing. I'm not at home at the moment, but when I return home, I'll pull up a compar...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 21 16,421 17-Oct-2010, 11:21 PM
    Thread: DFZ 2404
Post: RE: DFZ 2404

I couldn't help but notice that it has been fitted with a real horn!! :D Nathan P3, same as the S Class here.
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 21 16,421 14-Oct-2010, 07:47 PM
    Thread: DFZ 2404
Post: RE: DFZ 2404

This thing didn't get hit with the ugly stick, it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Another unit has gone into Gemco for rebuilding, I will investigate what 2300 class ...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 21 16,421 13-Oct-2010, 11:50 AM
    Thread: Inquiry about Perth Tram (and Why did they remove it)
Post: RE: Inquiry about Perth Tram (and Why did they rem...

Hang onto your hat's....here is today's laugh. While it is a bit outdated, it's still a good "LOL" moment. http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/Plans+and+.../2136.aspx There was a 150+ page plan which was...
Mike_in_the_west Trams 14 12,933 07-Oct-2010, 03:29 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

Would it be safe to assume that ARG Queensland are following the WA operations in terms of numbering systems? If so, very unlikely these 15 would be "4100" class. Most likely SA3*01 - SA3*15.
Mike_in_the_west Queensland 7,231 3,289,421 27-Sep-2010, 11:19 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (no trams)

I heard on the rumour mill it is going to be a very similar scheme to the ARG one. Is it still yellow/maroon/black or have they done something stupid to show the coal dust? Am I misreading this....c...
Mike_in_the_west Queensland 7,231 3,289,421 22-Sep-2010, 07:21 PM
    Thread: New SCT locos from..........
Post: New SCT locos from..........

.......China! :o http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/news/si...order.html Chinese firm signs Australian locomotive order 16 September 2010 AUSTRALIA: Chinese manufacturer CSR Ziyang has won its fi...
Mike_in_the_west Locomotives and Rolling Stock 20 18,039 17-Sep-2010, 03:15 PM
    Thread: Pacific National wins WA Ore Contract
Post: Pacific National wins WA Ore Contract

Folks, Latest news breaking here is that PN R&B have won their first WA contract. http://www.cazalyresources.com.au/files/...250&cid=44 Word is they will need 4 locos dedicated out of Kewda...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 2 5,133 17-Jun-2010, 01:48 PM
    Thread: 2600 Class locos coming to WA?
Post: Re: 2600 Class locos coming to WA?

ARG did get a handful of former 1502's, so anything will be an up on that, no matter if they work or not!! :D
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 19 14,160 05-Jun-2010, 12:59 AM
    Thread: 2600 Class locos coming to WA?
Post: 2600 Class locos coming to WA?

ARG are expanding ore operations in the midwest region.  There is a new 76km line announced last week, the miner will put the above rail operation up for contract - but will likely be ARG.  This wo...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 19 14,160 04-Jun-2010, 03:43 PM
    Thread: Speaking of repaints....
Post: Re: Speaking of repaints....

Now I the only that hasn't been painted are any of the 82 class!
Mike_in_the_west Locomotives and Rolling Stock 7 5,992 12-May-2010, 07:34 PM
    Thread: A photo from extreme Far West Queensland
Post: Re: A photo from extreme Far West Queensland

not yet mate.  Rumoured to go down on Wednesday attached to the front of a NG grain train to Kwinana.  Its apparently going to be dedicated on the NG ore trains to Moolaybinnie (100km or so north of ...
Mike_in_the_west Queensland 3 3,198 02-May-2010, 08:54 PM
    Thread: Additional WA photos
Post: Additional WA photos

All, here are 3 links to my fotopic account with photos from late April, early May. QRNational 6000's http://mikesaustralianphotos.fotopic.net/c1830146.html SCT locos http://mikesaustralianphotos.fo...
Mike_in_the_west Western Australia 2 3,087 02-May-2010, 06:59 PM