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Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 2/17
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:00:32 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 08:16:03 AM »
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Despite their looks these were closer to an SD40 than an E8 or E9

CLP11 was built in 1971 for the Commonwealth Railways by Clyde Engineering (as CL14), and rebuilt for then owner Australian National (AN) in 1993 by Morrison Knudsen Australia.
As of early 2017 it has been in long term storage for approx 4 years.

IMG_0084_CLP11 by Bingley Hall, on Flickr

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 08:32:25 AM »
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Some recent Gulf Coast catches:

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 09:08:15 AM »
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Despite their looks these were closer to an SD40 than an E8 or E9

CLP11 was built in 1971 for the Commonwealth Railways by Clyde Engineering (as CL14), and rebuilt for then owner Australian National (AN) in 1993 by Morrison Knudsen Australia.
As of early 2017 it has been in long term storage for approx 4 years.

IMG_0084_CLP11 by Bingley Hall, on Flickr
Wes- would I be correct that "CLP" would indicate passenger equipped (steam generator, etc) while CLF would be a freight loco?  Or do those letters mean something different down under?  Handsome engines in any case- wish Amtrak had done something more along that line in its early days.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 09:25:52 AM »
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Wes- would I be correct that "CLP" would indicate passenger equipped (steam generator, etc) while CLF would be a freight loco?  Or do those letters mean something different down under?  Handsome engines in any case- wish Amtrak had done something more along that line in its early days.
Correct in that the CLPs were for passenger service. This was a development from rebuilding in 1993 when they were equipped with a separate head end power generator. 10 were rebuilt with HEP and given the P suffix and the seven without given the F suffix.  Bit of a fizzer really with the CLPs seeing less than four years on passenger workings. I'll upload a pic of one of those workings next week.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 10:55:24 AM »
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The CL's look like a blend of Baldwin Baby Hueys, Krauss-Maffei, and GM's F's.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 11:12:19 AM »
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Despite their looks these were closer to an SD40 than an E8 or E9

CLP11 was built in 1971 for the Commonwealth Railways by Clyde Engineering (as CL14), and rebuilt for then owner Australian National (AN) in 1993 by Morrison Knudsen Australia.
As of early 2017 it has been in long term storage for approx 4 years.

IMG_0084_CLP11 by Bingley Hall, on Flickr

Where are the horns?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 03:18:14 PM »
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Wes the first passenger car looks like an RDC as the front is painted , is it possible ?

Me too was looking for the big set of horns on the hood !
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 05:09:53 PM »
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A couple of additions to my possible graffiti projects...

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 2/17
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 09:59:41 PM »
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Here's a rebuilt F59PH just about ready to return to Montreal:





I wasn't around when the airhorns were tested, but they were probably audible in the next county...

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 2/17
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 04:06:28 PM »
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I wasn't around when the airhorns were tested, but they were probably audible in the next county...

The 2 sets of air horns are independent from each other. One set high volume, one set low volume.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 3/17
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 08:47:24 PM »
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Wes the first passenger car looks like an RDC as the front is painted , is it possible ?

Me too was looking for the big set of horns on the hood !

Where are the horns?

The horns are under the cow catcher near the coupler as in this pic from Justin Cheary (used with permission). Justin (who knows about these things) tells me that the CLPs/CLFs have a mixture of Leslie S5T and RS5T fitted.

Feeling horny by Bingley Hall, on Flickr

The passenger car was a locally built RDC in a previous life (not sure if it was a power car or a trailer), but was later converted for crew relay working by GWA.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 2/17
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2017, 09:49:17 PM »
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The 2 sets of air horns are independent from each other. One set high volume, one set low volume.

Thanks Lenny.  I'm a new employee here and do not work on the locomotive rebuilds.  You just saved me some future embarrassment as now I won't make a rookie comment about them at work...
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 2/17
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 10:08:56 PM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Feb 2/17
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2017, 12:17:09 AM »
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Got my Nikon scanner powered up with SilverFast software. Been wanting to scan this neg for quite a few years.



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