22 July 2016

ADFU Camo Containers

These were a surprise on a Sydney bound freighter passing through Coffs Harbour at the end of June.  You can't see the wagons due to the bridge girder.  

These are Australian Defense Force containers coded ADFU and are a unique size as three across the front equal a 20ft slot, which mean they must be about 2m (or 6ft6) across the front.  The length is likely to be the standard container width of 8ft, and they look to be about 8ft6 in height.  

As you may be able to see, each small container is locked to the one next to it to make a 20ft unit.  As the small containers are individually numbered yet running as a single block, some of the numbers are covered over.  The top photo shows 500038, and the bottom photo shows 500045 and 500037.

My kids thought they were pretty cool as they love camo colours.  A scale model in this livery would be an interesting additional to a train consist on a model layout.


21 July 2016

New Aurizon Woolworths Containers - AEDB

Thanks to MJ for the tip off about some Woolworths marked boxes on BM7 today.  

Despite the sun down, I thought I better see what these boxes were.  

One the train were five Woolworths marked 48ft containers, marked as AEDB, in the 916000 series.  The code is an Aurizon code, so they are obviously marked for the customer.  

From the sighting, it looks like the first group of boxes (maybe 10) are marked for Woolies as they were numbered all as 91600x.  Also sighed were some new Aurizon marked boxes in the same batch, numbered 916016 and 916024 (last photo of this blog).    


19 July 2016

Tilt Train Test - QRT5

Managed to snag a test run of the refurbished tilt train a week or so ago.  This service ran as QRT5 and was photoed at Dakabin in north Brisbane.


17 July 2016

Just Track RTL Western Star

I came across the old Freight Australia RTL Western Star in Muswellbrook on Friday.  It is now owned by Just Track and had two former VZMA ballast hoppers in tow. 

The consist parked at Muswellbrook.

RTL Western Star prime mover.

VZMA 67V.  

OHBA 93R.  This was formerly CHBA, and I suspect the C was misread for an O, and has been incorrectly marked with new decals.

VZMA/NN hoppers have been used by other infrastructure service providers including Coleman Rail as seen here.  


16 July 2016

Orange Side Door - ASDV

Got this interesting pair of containers on BAZY 47825 last weekend, heading north from Brisbane.

These orange ASDV containers are 10ft high and used for specific freight within QLD. These two were ASDV 313012 and 313023.  They are classified as 2PG8.


11 July 2016

Toll Butterboxes - TQCR

Some TQCR coil (butterbox) containers from various PNQ intermodal trains.

Sighted over the last few days have been TQCR 005, 009, 010 and 023.  The matching base and tops seem to stay together unlike the coil containers in the southern states.  

The early ones looked like this with Toll QRX.


07 July 2016

Doin' the Narrow Gauge

A few shots from around Bald Hills a few days ago.  Nice light and some interesting workings.


26 June 2016

Tank Containers

A couple of interesting tank containers from last week.

Coregas container CGBU 000001

Omega Chemicals MGXU 000030


20 June 2016

82 on the Cement

Some unusual in the form of 8227 on 2134 cement the other day.

This is normally and 81 class task.


13 June 2016

Cat Power - ECRU

A pair of Cat Rental Power - Energyst - containers came though from Perth the other day,

These are 22U2 containers with an open (vented) top and side door access.  

The pair were ECRU 150383 and 150384.