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EMU - units being withdrawn
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:50:48 AM »
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 Emus 62 and 64 have been withdrawn from revenue service as of yesterday and are currently stabled in the banyo stabling yards until such time they are taken off tracks. Couldn't find an appropriate thread to post this, apologies.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 02:03:32 AM »
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 Emus 62 and 64 have been withdrawn from revenue service as of yesterday and are currently stabled in the banyo stabling yards until such time they are taken off tracks. Couldn't find an appropriate thread to post this, apologies.

Thanks Jesse.   :(
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EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 06:25:06 PM »
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 Emus 62 and 64 have been withdrawn from revenue service as of yesterday and are currently stabled in the banyo stabling yards until such time they are taken off tracks. Couldn't find an appropriate thread to post this, apologies.
I'm told 65 / 68 are the next to be withdrawn.

2013, SNO's 13. Evaders 157
2014, SNO's 5. Evaders 75
2015, SNO's 5. Evaders 102
2016, SNO's 5. Evaders 217
2017, SNO's 3. Evaders 272
2018, SNO's 3. Evaders 411

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 01:46:46 AM »
FYI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_multiple_unit_%28Queensland_Rail%29

On 21 September 2001 a freight train derailed near Petrie and collided with two empty EMUs, EMU05 and EMU60. Two carriages from EMU05 and one carriage of EMU60 were badly damaged and scrapped. The remaining three carriages were combined and returned to service as EMU60. EMU carriages EM160, EM205 and EM105, were not repairable and EMU05 was the first unit to be withdrawn from service. The current EMU60 is made out of carriages EM305 (Renumbered EM160), 260 and 460.
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 12:15:32 PM »
It does concern me a bit that EMUs are already being withdrawn with 3 car sets still being run during peak hour.  :fp: :fp: :fp:

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 01:12:06 PM »
^ it is bit of a worry.  We need to see how many more.  It is possible that these units are ones that have been giving a lot of problems so with a little bit of slack now with the NGRs they have decided to put them out of service.   

If it gets too far down the track and a legal injunction against the NGRs happens where will we be then?  Adelaide will look good hey?  :P
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 01:49:16 PM »
It looks like the ones being withdrawn first are the single-ended sets which I believe only have 6 motors as opposed to eight in the other EMUs. I wonder if this contributed to them wearing out faster?

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 11:08:27 PM »
I'm told that 62/64 are to be transferred from the Banyo yards (where it currently resides) to Redbank workshops some time next week...


Wont be surprised if a loco pops them outside next to the NGR's being stabled at Redbank. Interesting to note that 702 has been moved back to Wulkuraka in the past couple days. Coincidence?

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 01:37:39 AM »
Thanks Jesse.  Might pop down to Redbank Workshops today to get a happy snap of the two lone rangers .. before they are joined by the EMUs.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 02:02:24 PM »
Thanks Jesse.  Might pop down to Redbank Workshops today to get a happy snap of the two lone rangers .. before they are joined by the EMUs.



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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2018, 04:48:07 PM »
Thanks Jesse.  Might pop down to Redbank Workshops today to get a happy snap of the two lone rangers .. before they are joined by the EMUs.

The EMU aren't going to be stored at Progress Rail Redbank, Bob.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 04:49:41 PM »
OK  thanks ..
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 10:27:54 PM »
EMU62/64 still at Banyo as of today. Along with the ICE set.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2018, 08:46:13 PM »
According to the EMU/ICE appreciation group, units 65 and 68 were towed to Banyo today. I guess 62/64 are still there as well?

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2018, 03:03:36 PM »
EMU's 63 and 77 are now removed from service as well as ICE 153 & 157 I have been told.

2013, SNO's 13. Evaders 157
2014, SNO's 5. Evaders 75
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2018, 03:45:19 PM »
So how many ICE sets are in service still?

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 08:47:09 PM »
ICE set 152/158 is still going strong (actually caught 7158 tonight). Saw 153/156 only last week. Haven't seen 154/157 & 151/155 for a few months now. Will keep an eye out for 63/77, spotted the latter only two days ago (but things can change quickly). Thanks for the heads-up Otto.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2018, 11:28:01 PM »
ICE set 152/158 is still going strong (actually caught 7158 tonight). Saw 153/156 only last week. Haven't seen 154/157 & 151/155 for a few months now. Will keep an eye out for 63/77, spotted the latter only two days ago (but things can change quickly). Thanks for the heads-up Otto.
Let me know. Like to know how accurate my source is.  ;D

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2014, SNO's 5. Evaders 75
2015, SNO's 5. Evaders 102
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2017, SNO's 3. Evaders 272
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2018, 06:50:19 AM »
Sorry mate, just saw 63/77 doing 1S14 at Bowen Hills. It might well be the next pair to go but for now still going strong.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2018, 10:22:03 AM »
Just got more info. Sunday is the last day for those units.

ROUTE: ETS-EMH
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SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018
 
REPOSITIONING MOVEMENT:-
 
WL99 WORKED BY ICE UNITS 153 & 157 will run:-
ETS Dep 0917, Normanby (0922), Roma Street #9 (0926), Central #6 (0928), Bowen Hills #4 (0933), Eagle Junction (0940), Northgate (0945), Zillmere (0949), Petrie (1001), Caboolture (1017) , Elimbah Arr 1024 No.3 Road – shut down on arrival

ETS-BYY
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SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018
 
REPOSITIONING MOVEMENT:-

2A97 WORKED BY EMU 63 & 77 will run:-
 
ETS Dep 1358, Normanby (1403), Roma Street #9 (1407), Central #6 (1409), Bowen Hills #4 (1411), Eagle Junction (1420), Northgate (1425), Bindha (1427), Banyo Arr 1429 No.2 Road – shut down on arrival

2013, SNO's 13. Evaders 157
2014, SNO's 5. Evaders 75
2015, SNO's 5. Evaders 102
2016, SNO's 5. Evaders 217
2017, SNO's 3. Evaders 272
2018, SNO's 3. Evaders 411

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2018, 07:51:29 PM »
Thanks mate, really appreciate the details of their movement. Hope you don’t mind me relaying the info to the EMU/ICE appreciation group  :)

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2018, 08:55:30 PM »
Just got more info. Sunday is the last day for those units.

ROUTE: ETS-EMH
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SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018
 
REPOSITIONING MOVEMENT:-
 
WL99 WORKED BY ICE UNITS 153 & 157 will run:-
ETS Dep 0917, Normanby (0922), Roma Street #9 (0926), Central #6 (0928), Bowen Hills #4 (0933), Eagle Junction (0940), Northgate (0945), Zillmere (0949), Petrie (1001), Caboolture (1017) , Elimbah Arr 1024 No.3 Road – shut down on arrival

ETS-BYY
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SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018
 
REPOSITIONING MOVEMENT:-

2A97 WORKED BY EMU 63 & 77 will run:-
 
ETS Dep 1358, Normanby (1403), Roma Street #9 (1407), Central #6 (1409), Bowen Hills #4 (1411), Eagle Junction (1420), Northgate (1425), Bindha (1427), Banyo Arr 1429 No.2 Road – shut down on arrival

Interesting. Where did you get this Train Notixe excerpt Otto?
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2018, 09:04:05 PM »
Wouldn't be the first thing to fall off a train.
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2018, 03:39:58 PM »
Happened to be heading passed Elimbah this afternoon.

Couldn't get numbers as not visible from the road (and driving) but the ICE was there, as well as two EMU (one a bandicoot) and an NGR. Caboolture north west yard was empty, perhaps why the two EMU's at Elimbah.

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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2018, 08:10:53 AM »
Have heard 63/77 and 64/74 being kept as backup due to Bombardier not able to keep supply up for peak services.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2018, 10:04:16 AM »
Have heard 63/77 and 64/74 being kept as backup due to Bombardier not able to keep supply up for peak services.
How can that be when Ngrs only run on the Gold Coast  - Airport  line? Emus haven't operated to the Gold coast for a while and very rarely to the Airport. Unless they need them for the Doomben line?

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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2018, 10:11:09 AM »
Have heard 63/77 and 64/74 being kept as backup due to Bombardier not able to keep supply up for peak services.
How can that be when Ngrs only run on the Gold Coast  - Airport  line? Emus haven't operated to the Gold coast for a while and very rarely to the Airport. Unless they need them for the Doomben line?

Obviously won't be direct coverage. They'll take an IMU, service from somewhere else to cover the NRG then use the EMU to cover that. My source says this will be only as a very last resort though and this will continue to be the case for up to 6 months.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2018, 04:23:43 AM »
I'd have thought many of the EMU units had a good few years left in them! Still pretty solid work-horses!
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« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2018, 09:38:08 AM »
I'd have thought many of the EMU units had a good few years left in them! Still pretty solid work-horses!
We're going to be short of trains if they ever do REALLY build CRR and want to run, what a Sydney/Melbourne, would see as say a mid 1980's timetable!!!

They're starting to come to the end of there 10yr overhaul period. QR doesn't want to spend the money overhauling them again. The NGR implementation really has cocked up the retirement process.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2018, 08:22:32 AM »
Have heard 63/77 and 64/74 being kept as backup due to Bombardier not able to keep supply up for peak services.

EMUs 77 47* and EMUs 74 66 spotted in the northern section of Mayne Yard, north of the Ferny Grove flyover.
Pantographs were lowered like they've been put out to pasture.

* couldn't get a good look at this one.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2018, 09:59:06 AM »
AFAIK they're 'grounded' not retired for the afore mentioned reason.

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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2018, 02:24:22 PM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/1015088661866545152
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2018, 05:40:18 PM »
I'm in EM160 (EMU 60 mentioned earlier), it doesn't look far from being withdrawn. Paint is badly peeling on the door, carpets are a mess, one light flickering and there is vandal scratching on every windows.

Needs to go the same way as the BTQ07 tower at Mt Cootha which is scheduled for dismantling soon.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2018, 10:15:11 AM »
I'm in EM160 (EMU 60 mentioned earlier), it doesn't look far from being withdrawn. Paint is badly peeling on the door, carpets are a mess, one light flickering and there is vandal scratching on every windows.

Needs to go the same way as the BTQ07 tower at Mt Cootha which is scheduled for dismantling soon.
I'm in 160 now and they must have fixed that liight at least...
And there's scratchings on pretty much every window on every train
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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2018, 06:22:17 PM »
I'd have thought many of the EMU units had a good few years left in them! Still pretty solid work-horses!
We're going to be short of trains if they ever do REALLY build CRR and want to run, what a Sydney/Melbourne, would see as say a mid 1980's timetable!!!

Hahahaha. And as I say this ICE156 is dead in the water north of glasshouse mountains. ATP is also being triggered with all crew now in the cab keeping the train running. Crew are to disable the door soon. Bad luck for anyone wanting to use Traverston tonight haha. Edit: train is under way but is now dead again just south of Landsborough.
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2018, 12:28:13 PM »
AFAIK they're 'grounded' not retired for the afore mentioned reason.

A couple have been been retired. They need to pass inspection to renter revenue service.
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« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2018, 02:38:39 PM »
^^ Yes. 20 odd EMUs now retired/grounded etc. Has happened a bit quicker than expected.

Not great news for the maintenance sheds.

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Re: EMU - units being withdrawn
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2018, 05:58:02 PM »
Similar discussions on another forum.

I think I've gotten my wires crossed. The EMU and ICE are to be retired, are any of the later fleet going too?

And Wikipedia quotes the October QR gazette as saying EMU06 has gone to scrap out back of Ipswich. It's not a public publication though from what I find.

 

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