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Re: Port Lincoln Report (from Bruce Mead)
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Thanks to Paul and Bruce for this update. The Kapinnie working was the
"last" for the season, not forever (hopefully). Also interesting that five
of the six NJs were active that day.
This should probably be on Ausrollingstock, but there have now been two
mentions here of the roll-tops on the Eyre Peninsula ballast hoppers. If
anyone is interested, there is a description of this project on my web site
(URL below) - select "Contemporary Port Lincoln Division", then "Roll-top
tarps project". Please direct any follow-ups to Ausrollingstock.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Hogan <email@example.com>
To: Ausloco <Ausloco@listbot.com>
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 12:04 AM
Subject: Port Lincoln Report (from Bruce Mead)
> Aus loco discussion mailing list
> This is a little bit late, but Bruce Mead has provided an "eyewitness"
> account of the last workings for the season to Kapinnie, SA, in addition
> the information already provided by Ivan. Bruce has asked me to forward it
> to the List.
> The LAST train to Kapinnie (6001) left Port Lincoln around noon Friday 17
> March as NJ6 + 865 + NJ3, arriving at Yeelanna about 1330. It dropped
> the wagons at Yeelanna, departing for Kapinnie at 1415. I don't know what
> happened after that as I left it about 12kms from Yeelanna as it headed
> into the gloom of a charcoal sky.
> In addition to the Kapinnie working, there were two other workings that
> day. A 'train' ran to Kimba with NJ5 + NJ1 + NJ4 departing Pt Lincoln at
> 0415 arriving at Ungarra at 0725 to drop half its load (around 18 wagons).
> It continued to Wharminda where it dropped the remained of its load. The
> units then ran light to Kimba to pick up about a dozen wagons - eight
> having been fitted with the new roll-top covers (according to the driver,
> these mods are done by an engineering company in Kimba).
> I photographed the three NJs dead at Kimba at 1730 waiting for the crew to
> sign on for the return working - which would have had over 50 wagons on
> arrival in PL that night.
> The other train ran to Poochera departing Pt Lincoln at 1020 with DA7 +871
> + 872. I don't know what happened en route but assume it also split it
> load along the way.
> Thanks ... Bruce
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