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Locomotive bits and pieces

Various bits and bobs on locomotives, with nice captions telling you what the @%#$^& they are

Chinese text still in place inside the cab of TL152

Originally built by Clyde Engineering in the 1950s for the Kowloon Canton Railway in Hong Kong, in the 2000s they were purchased by CFCLA and refurbished for use in Australia

27 February 2016 17:49 PM
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Chinese text still in place inside the cab of TL152

Originally built by Clyde Engineering in the 1950s for the Kowloon Canton Railway in Hong Kong, in the 2000s they were purchased by CFCLA and refurbished for use in Australia

27 February 2016 17:49 PM
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Collection of controls in the cab of TL152

27 February 2016 17:42 PM
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'Patrick PortLink' sticker still on the side of G542

28 November 2014 19:51 PM
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Timber chocks in place beneath a stabled locomotive

10 September 2014 08:09 AM
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V/Line orange window frame on V/Line blue and red liveried Y161

27 June 2014 08:48 AM
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Opening for the radiator in the long end hood of a V/Line P class locomotive

14 April 2014 08:45 AM
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Electric operated hand brake retrofitted to an N class locomotive

The ratchet type previous fitted required the lever to be cranked up and down in order to apply the handbrake. Now the driver just has to push a button.

25 May 2013 17:33 PM
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Pacific National online refuelling tanktanker hitched up to a 93 class

Unlike other operations, the PN tanktainers ride on a wagon beside the freight - not a standalone behicle

3 November 2012 13:28 PM
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Fuel equipment at the number 1 end of NR98

30 June 2012 09:15 AM
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Shunting bell beneath the number 2 end fuel tank of NR98

The driver turns on the bell when shunting to warn people on the ground.

30 June 2012 09:15 AM
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Sanding gear of S311 working overtime

22 December 2011 20:15 PM
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Battery box between the bogies on NR88 missing the cover, showing the batteries inside

2 December 2011 14:56 PM
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EMD D19 traction motor on the bogie of T342 (EMD G8)

15 October 2011 17:02 PM
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Clyde badge on a EMD D19 traction motor on the bogie of T342 (EMD G8)

15 October 2011 17:02 PM
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EMD D19 traction motor on the bogie of T342 (EMD G8)

15 October 2011 17:02 PM
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Bogie for T342

15 October 2011 17:01 PM
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The black crud is called "crater grease" - a lubricant that stays stuck to the gears, it will never come out of your clothes!

25 April 2011 09:23 AM
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Bull gear on an S class bogie (it engages with the pinion gear on the traction motor)

25 April 2011 09:23 AM
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Clyde Engineering builders plate on X31

Model number G16C, serial number 66-484

14 March 2011 10:33 AM
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Freshly repainted staff exchanger on X31

14 March 2011 10:32 AM
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Clyde Engineering builders plate on T378 (model no. G8B, serial no. 64-333)

14 March 2011 10:30 AM
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SCT007 named 'Geoff (James Bond) Smith'

3 October 2010 13:08 PM
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New 'low visibility' numbers on B76 - Metro wasn't happy with black letters in a different font?

7 August 2010 09:50 AM
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