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Thread: Narrow Gauge EMD's heading to Houston

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    Yesterday, Saturday 12 November, a number of loco's were loaded aboard the PANGANI in Wellington, New Zealand for shipment to NRE. The trip to Houston is via New Plymouth, Esperance and Geraldton.

    The loco's are:

    Ex WAGR A Class, road numbers 1502, 1503, 1504 & 1510. See:

    http://locopage.railpage.org.au/westrail/aaaab.html


    Ex QR 1460 Class, road numbers 1500 & 1501. See:

    http://locopage.railpage.org.au/qr/1460.html


    Ex NZ QR Class (ex QR 1460 Class), road numbers 2027, 2079 & 2085. See:

    http://www.trainweb.org/nzdiesels/mainline/dq/


    These are supposedly to be rebuilt by NRE with 645 engines for use in South America (so the rumours go).

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    I donīt think they are coming to Brazil, because our companies just like locos with more than 3,000 HP, like B36-7, Sd40-2. Maybe they are going to Chile or Argentina.
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    Pedro,
    Just shipped out a pair of GM12 to Chile....
    Will keep an eye open for these. If they show up during the day, I should be able to get a photo or two...
    Ed

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    They might be going to the Antofagasta and Bolivia Railway in Chile. They have quite a few ex-Australian diesels on their roster.

    http://emdexport.railfan.net/sameric...e/chile7b.html

    http://emdexport.railfan.net/sameric...e/chile7c.html

    http://emdexport.railfan.net/sameric...e/chile7a.html

    Cheers,
    David.

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    Whoa! That railway is running? I thought it was abandoned...hmm, well the railway I'm thinking of from the north of Chile up to La Paz in Bolivia might be a different one. I found some information on this page:

    http://mikes.railhistory.railfan.net/r022.html

    But when I was in the very northern part of Chile, right next to Bolivia, it seemed that the railway had been abandoned...maybe it was reactivated into the Chilean port? Or does this line hit further south? I had thought the line I saw was the one heading for La Paz, but I may be mistaken.
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    [QUOTE=renesis]Whoa! That railway is running? I thought it was abandoned...hmm, well the railway I'm thinking of from the north of Chile up to La Paz in Bolivia might be a different one.
    You might have seen and been referring to the Arrica-LaPaz RY. Its been out of service for a few years.
    wess

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes112

    You might have seen and been referring to the Arrica-LaPaz RY. Its been out of service for a few years.
    wess
    Right you are...when I was in Arica, or La Paz, the line was quite out of service. It's a shame really, as I followed it through the mountains for a long ways and it is very spectacular along its route
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    the QR 1420s look the same as the 1502s... slightly confused me there, cos theres still a whole bunch of 1502s sitting at redbank workshops... theyve been there for years... i remember seeing them running all the time... i like them.

    i remember seeing a bunch of locos, later models than 1460s or 1502s that were rebuilt and painted in primer to be sent to argentina or somewhere like that.
    sometimes truth is stranger than fiction

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    http://locopage.railpage.org.au/westrail/aaaab.html <---- based on the paint scheme in the third photo here, I'd venture to guess that the Genessee & Wyoming has some stake in New Zealand's rail operations?

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    G&W has a (50%)stake in the ARG, who owned the A, AA and AB classes before being sold to New Zealand - just a case of not being repainted by their New Zealand owners.
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