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Re: QR Loco disposals in South Africa

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  • renrut44
    1775 = 1702-9 http://sa-railnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/welkom-station.html 1703-n is still some way off, engine is still not back in the frame Only RRL
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      1775 = 1702-9
      http://sa-railnews.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/welkom-station.html
      1703-n is still some way off, engine is still not back in the frame

      Only RRL Grindrod's 2600 and 1720 are destined for the Congo (World Bank guaranteed 15 year lease). WB tender only calls for 5 shunters, so possibility RRL's 6th may be held as a spare. WB contract does not cover electrics, so the lease/hire of the 3100 may be a direct deal

      Have a cross on the initial 2 RRL 2600 rebuilds
      2606 to RRL 2601 to SNCC 2201-n
      2611 to RRL 2602 to SNCC 2202-n
      Other 4 will be 2203-n, 2204-3, 2205-6, 2206-n, with n a check digit

      At least 2 of AR&TS 2600 in use on mining contracts, latest is 2610 (in blue hire fleet livery), looks like AR&TS may be retaining Qld numbers. AR&TS have 5 U20C on lease from CFM Mozambique, these are due to be returned in the next three years, so the 2600 were probably purchased as replacements






      --- In qrig@yahoogroups.com, Tony Bailey <mercurytravel@...> wrote:
      >
      > Railways Africa-
      > From Les Bray: Update on locos acquired by South African firms in 2012 ex-Queensland Rail in Australia:
      >
      > RRL Grindrod:
      > • 1722 + 1767 + 1772 + 1748 + 1775 + 1768 (1772 is up & running)
      >
      > • 2600 + 2602 + 2603 + 2606 + 2608 + 2611 (All believe to be running)
      >
      > • 3 X 3100 (electrics) are to be repaired to work on a contract in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
      >
      > • It is believed all the 1700 class will be going to work on contract in the DRC, too.
      >
      > • The 2600 class are to be allocated to various local contracts in South Africa.
      >
      > African Rail & Traction Services (AR&TS)
      > (Part of Surtees Rail):
      > • 2601 + 2604 + 2605 + 2607 + 2609 + 2610 + 2612
      > All to be used on contracts in South Africa.
      >
      > Saflog:
      > • 2111 + 2116 + 2123
      >
      > • 1739 + 1740 + 1742 + 1757 + 1766 + 1769 + 1721 + 1729
      > (1742 has been repaired as their number L25)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Tony Bailey
      >
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