G'day John ..Sincerest apologies ..I missed your question because I've not been on MRL for a few weeks..Tasrail is doing okay , still not market share for ideal yet but way way better than the dark days of the early 2000's..Tasmania is very mountainous , lots of decent grades so the 17 new TR Class loco's were purpose built in the U.S. by EMD for our needs . I think they're detuned to 2500 hp but are capable of 3600 hp if needed. Lots of tight radius and inclines . That said , some of the old QR and DQ Class are still running for helper units etc.. and a couple of the QR Class too doing some switching/shunting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A8utrMkL4E ..Still all freight , no re introduction of regular passenger services but there's a few scenic rail trips for tourists going okay..Cheers Rod..
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