22 February 2018

Sadleirs Van

I had to share this shot with you.  It reminds me of rail-fanning in the US; the classic box car with a well rusted roof.  

This one is RLUY 18646 and is the early version with no louvres in the centre section of each panel.

The lime green is well faded, and thankfully this one has escaped the vandals.


21 February 2018


Grab a couple of morning shots earlier this month of back to back trains a bit after 8am. 

Repaint 8239 leading empty TM71.

TT118 leading loaded stone train 2196.


19 February 2018

Toll Repaint TSPD

Came across this repaint yesterday.  It is an old 48ft box and is marked as TSPD 48129-2.  

I believe this is an old Boxcar container, and Toll have a couple of them painted in the new green colour, but without logos.


18 February 2018

Tassie TQAY

I had a quick trip to Tassie last week and managed to get some photos.  Here are a couple of Chinese built 40ft TQAY skels.  

TQAY 100 with a pair of SCFU side door containers, marked for Toll as TSSD.

TQAY 144 with a Cronos leas box marked as TSTG, and a BOC CO2 ISO tank #42.


17 February 2018

New Linfox Boxes

Following on from my sighting on 25/11/18 (Link) of new Linfox 46'6 reefers, new 22ft reefers and 48ft curtain-siders have turned up.  

FTLD 9122702.  I would assume the '22' in the code is a reference to the length.

Another angle of FTLD 9122702.

Next in the build is Linfox FTLD 9122703.

The 48ft curtain-siders are interesting in that they have a fair amount of info on the curtain itself.  Historically most of the info has been on the solids ends.  Here is LTMU 3148714.

In sequence again, Linfox LTMU 3148715.

The reefer coding of 'F' is likely to follow old FCL coding methods and the L on the curtain siders would be for Linfox.


06 February 2018

Bore Horizontal Butter Boxes

Managed to hit the Bore Horizontal jackpot the other week while in Newcastle.  It appears these containers run from Port Kemble to Brisbane regularly.  

I first saw repainted blue Bore Horizontal containers back in 2016 in Morandoo (LINK) and since then they have chosen to use green and the container colour, although it appears recent conversion have been a pretty average patch job with BH stencilled on a green background.  The based are also no longer being painted black but have the centre section painted green.

Auscision do a great model of the blue and green containers.  (LINK)


25 January 2018

New SSR Grain Hoppers

Spotted this new SSR BGTY (1401) grain hopper the other day in Newcastle.


19 January 2018

K&S Loads

K&S loading has returned to PN services in 2018.  Here are a few interesting loads so far this year.

The firsttime I have seen an orange wrapped load on a K&S flatrack.

An ADF trailer heading south.

A K&S load on a Caru Lease SLZU flatrack.

Another Caru flatrack with a K&S load.


18 January 2018

Qube Box (QUBU)

Not currently a common sight, but quite possibly becoming more common, this 9'6" Qube QUBU 509646-9 box was headed to Melbourne on PN's BM4 service.  Yesterday a pair of similar boxes were sighted heading to Perth on 7MP5.

About 12 months old, this box still looks in good shape.


17 January 2018

Hanjin Box

After Hanjin was declared bankrupt just under 12 months ago, a lot of the Hanjin boxes have been sold off with logos painted out and codes changed.  

Snapped on 11/01/18 running from Melbourne to Brisbane is this 'pristine' Hanjin 45G1 box HJCU 199628-0.  

Hanjin boxes were a common sight on Australian port shuttles in the 1980s right through to the present era.