The end of the Sunlander
#31
(02-Nov-2010, 10:00 PM)thornesyau Wrote: There are times when the Mail west has had L class coaches on and restrions are basically in the same place as for container trains as well as certain loops thru some of the crossing staions/loops
I'm impressed that the train crew actually saw the notice with the restrictions listed.

#32
(02-Nov-2010, 10:03 AM)Graham4405 Wrote: By 'restricted' I assume 'speed restricted'? I just thought it was less likely for a complete train made up of L series cars to run than a train with mostly M series cars with the odd L.

You are correct about the speed restrictions. Don't see any reason why a whole train of them couldn't run - just that the restricted speed would last longer and the travel train may be longer.
#33
The whole SW system would be so much better off if some one would just blow the @#$ tunnels up!

Regards
Shane
#34
(01-Nov-2010, 01:10 PM)Coyote Wrote:
(31-Oct-2010, 10:20 PM)A10 Wrote: The photo wouldn't have been at Charleville. These wagons wouldn't get through the tunnels on the range.
Well, I reckon it was. :confused

Coyote,

As you seemed convinced the photo was taken at Charleville, I thought I had better do some checking rather than rely on my failing memory. :confused

I thought the car wagons were built on the same frame as the baggage/power cars which are much longer than the L series cars. However, it seems they are only about half a metre longer and so can just fit through the tunnels unlike the baggage/power cars.

I also found a train notice from a few years ago for a trial on the Westlander. So it seems the photo was likely taken at Charleville. In my defence, the trial occurred while I was on another project and so wasn't aware of it. :redface

#35
(07-Nov-2010, 10:48 PM)A10 Wrote:
(01-Nov-2010, 01:10 PM)Coyote Wrote:
(31-Oct-2010, 10:20 PM)A10 Wrote: The photo wouldn't have been at Charleville. These wagons wouldn't get through the tunnels on the range.
Well, I reckon it was. :confused

Coyote,

As you seemed convinced the photo was taken at Charleville, I thought I had better do some checking rather than rely on my failing memory. :confused

I thought the car wagons were built on the same frame as the baggage/power cars which are much longer than the L series cars. However, it seems they are only about half a metre longer and so can just fit through the tunnels unlike the baggage/power cars.

I also found a train notice from a few years ago for a trial on the Westlander. So it seems the photo was likely taken at Charleville. In my defence, the trial occurred while I was on another project and so wasn't aware of it. :redface
Would you be able to post the date of train notice for the trail?Confusedmiley

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#36
The DSOP should have been in Charleville on 1 November 2006, out on 3S86 and back on 3907. The two DSOPs were built in the workshops in Townsville's South Yard on BAUY frames.
#37
TN06 11311 issued 31 October 2006.

Valid for Westlander 30 October to 2 November.


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