22 January 2017

Tasmanian Containers

Here is a seletion of various containers that are common to Tasmania and pretty unique on the mainland (except for around Melbourne).

A Toll Western Star passes a stack of TSRR 20ft+ reefers.  These reefers don't have a visible reefer unit.

TSRR 747 in the new livery and TSRR 535 in the older Toll Shipping livery.  Note the small 50mm extension on the end which makes them a 'plus' length container.

A pair of curtain sided containers at Burnie.  These are TSMG containers, with the top one marked for Devondale and the bottom one being very new.

TSMG 061007 with a new Toll curtain.

TSMG 061010 with the Devondale cow log.

Toll's innovate Scrap Box TTOS 200018-3 being stacked at Burnie.  Find out more about these scrap steel boxes here.

BSJD 003005-2 is an older box still with the Brambles Shipping code.  This is a jumbo at 10'6.

An older 20+ reefer still marked with the Brambles Shipping code also.  This one is BSRR 359.  Note the 50mm 'plus' extension on the right hand side.

The door end of BSRR 359.

Presumably used for Cadbury chocolate, this reefer is marked as CHOC 682.  

Marked as TSCC with yellow ends, the CC may denote chocolate allocation.  This one is TSCC 1030.

New 20ft SCF general freight boxes, SCFU in the 216 series.

The Searoad reefers are longer than the Toll reefers, being closer to 21ft in length.  Here is SSHR 014.

The front end of SSHR 016 showing the Thermo King reefer unit.

Relatively new Searoad side door SSDU 215003-1.  These have an older stlye side door when compared with the more recent SCF side door builds.

A pair of SSDU side doors at Devonport.


20 January 2017

Tasrail Wagons

A wide selection of Tarail wagons sighted during December and January

Standard container wagon TQAY 082.

TQAY 113.

TQAY 136 showing the skeletal design.  These were built in China and are similar to the QRRS container skels such as CQBY and CQZY.

Still surviving, TQMF 013 is one of a handful to supplement the TQAY fleet.

Fingal coal wagon THGY 014.

Railton cement wagon THGY 006.

THGY 016.

Concentrate wagon TOMY 034.

Ballast plough ZP 1

Ex QR ballast wagon ZQ1.  There were 8 of these on the train.

This 1914  built tank, TU13 is parked at Colebrook, near Richmond.


Tassie Trains - Tasrail Locos

Just got back from 4 weeks of camping around Tassie and managed to get a handful of train and container photos in between sight seeing and driving.  

Burnie Yard as seen from a local look out.

TR15 and another TR lead the Fingal coal train past Deloraine.

Pairs of TRs stabled at the new Brighton Rail Hub near Hobart.

Boxing Day saw no less than 10 TRs parked at Brighton.  

A pair of TRs on a container train at Brighton, preparing to depart.

A DQ sits on a ballast train in Burnie Yard.  The lead loco was being used to shunt container wagons.

DQ 2002 and 2006 on a short ballast train at Devonport.


17 December 2016

100th Post and Merry Christmas

Another great year, with 100 posts achieved, and plenty of interesting photos.  

I thought I would share an interesting container load from MB7 a few weeks ago.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and thank you for visiting my Blog!

Looking forward to posting some more great photos in 2017!


Royal Wolf double 10ft containers running as a pair and marked as RWTU 600390-7.

Titan Containers Artic Store 40ft reefer (45R1) TITU 993389-6


10 December 2016

CF on BM7

CF4402 made an appearance on BM7 the other day, between an LDP and a 6020.


06 December 2016

Freightliner L4s

Two painted Freightliner box cabs, GL112 and G533 stabled in Broadmeadow Yard


BM7 and Sinotrans

A nice combo on BM7 last week, with G516 in the shafts.  

Not markings you see everyday on an ISO tank.  Here is Sinotrans WSDU 600069-3.


29 November 2016

Clariant Container

This bright red box was on MB4 this morning.  It looks to be a test lab for Clariant.

The box was marked as RWLU 825989-0.


28 November 2016

Port Augusta Containers

Some container and wagon photos from Port Augusta taken back in September.

A half height Toll 5TC224 container riding above a 48ft TDDS in well wagon RQZY 7048.

ISO tank CCRU 197261-2 loaded with a Maxam Ammonium Nitrate Suspension. 

EURU 191844-9 with another ammonium nitrate load.

Curtain sider KTI 402.

A pair of Linfox boxes.  On top is a half-height side door LSDU 6940076 and below is 48ft DRC 947,

A new Linfox plate sided reefer FCBD 9106158.

PNXR 4889 rides above a Cronos CXSU 40GP.

RQEY 1962 with a matching pair of Sea2Rail seacell 40ft containers.  

Centre well 5-pack RQLY 1009 with a new and old Toll curtain sider.

Another Linfox half height (6'9) LSDU 6940001 riding above a RAND ARLS reefer.

Linfox 53ft DRC 5482. 

An old Linfox 53ft box, formerly Mayne and Boxcar.  This one is DRC 396.

A well worn Linfox box, showing the Boxcar markings below.  This is DRC 407.

RAND 250 rides above a Linfox LSDU half height on a RRQY 5-pack skel.

A pair of Railroad Transport boxes in RRRY 7016.  These are RRTU 004098 and 004060.

Despite the well section only being 48ft deep, the a 53ft cartainer, AB025, rides above a SCFU half height side door.  

I love uneven loads, and this a good one.  A Toll TDDS 48ft box hangs 5'6 over a reefer box RAND 368.  The clearance above the reefer may have been required if it was required to power the container.