27 July 2014

Lime Vans on PS6

PS6 always provides some interesting container loads and a variety of Sadleirs van.

Quad NRs past Aylmerton with vans upfront.

RLSY 18699 with a missing logo board which wasn't painted behind.  Nice rust streaks.

RLUY 18598.  Not looking too bad, but seems that the centreline of the roof is a little too far to reach for painting!

RLUY 18606 looks the goods with a bright paint and full coverage on the roof.

A good comparison to 606 is RLUY 18640 which has an unpainted roof centreline and graffiti to match.

RLUY 18719 is well faded and has no logo panel.

NQOY 15058 with a pair of Sadleirs containers.

I last saw a Millform container in WA on an SCT train Here it is
This one is MILU 400002-2

RQFY 76 with a nice selection of 20ft boxes including a SCFU Rail Containers bulktainer.

Finishing with a classic AN flat, RQKY 2693 fitted with Aligned bogies.  


25 July 2014


A few shots of WM2 today past Aylmerton

A grubby fronted 9317 with the usual 'marks' ex Melbourne.

A rather unusual Steellink wagon in NQPY 14559.  A lot of NQPYs have been stored as the bogies are swinglink type (XFA type as I recall) which are not being overhauled as they come due. 

A stark contrast between container lids.

VQOF 12 is an early ELX underframe as can be seen by the shallow centre sill.


21 July 2014

PQBY 3002

CIMC owned PQBY 3002 with a new Waterfront container.


14 July 2014

Pipe Load

Nothing like a good flatrack load.  Here is 40 steel pipes tied down onto a 40ft flatrack being carried on RQSY 34312.

Note all the straps for each layer of pipes, as well as the timbers between each row.

Would make a great model.


08 July 2014

Not a Train

Grabbed this shot at Appleton Dock in Melbourne earlier in the week.

The vessel is the Maersk Gairloch from London.  Quite impressive in size and colour!


30 June 2014


Quite a unique RQTY on NP2 today - RQTY 11 fitted with brackets for plate steel.


27 June 2014

5 Days of SteelLink (XW4) - Day 5

Finally, we finish the 5 days of SteeLink with empty jumbo coil wagons.  These are getting more and more varied and are a wide selection of wagon origins.

NCFF 21502 is a former NQFF fitted with permanent cradles.

NQJF 21646 is another NQFF but fitted with coil containers.

RCBF 20336 is another BDY/NODY underframe, but riding on 70T bogies.

RCEF 1119 is a former ELX with permanent cradles.

RKCF 78 is a former RCSF with modified decking.

RCQF 20354 is similar to the RCBF but with a third cradle.

RQIW 60331 with a pair of containers.  The RQIWs have made a home on the steel services between Port Kembla and Melbourne.

RQTY 754 loaded with coil containers rather than butter boxes as per day 4.

VQOF 1079, which shares the same chassis as the RCEF but is fitted with container.

Here ends the 5 days of SteeLink.


26 June 2014

5 Days of SteelLink (XW4) - Day 4

Here is a selection of blue boxes and butter boxes used to carry steel loads protected under removable covers.  It is always interesting to compare the amount of weathering on each box.

NQOY 14925 with two blue boxes.

NQTY 20916 - a former BDY/NODY.

RQMY 20530 is also a former BDY/NODY despite carrying a VR wagon code.

VQTY 542, fitted with 70T bogies.

NQFF 21510 with a pair of butter boxes.  Post Patrick Portlink operations, the NQFF type wagons have found a home on the steel services hauling various loads including jumbo coil.

RKLY 20323 with two-piece bogies and the same chassis as RKMY 20530 above.

RKMY 165 which carries the correct code for a former ELX chassis.

RQIY 10198 with a standard pair of butter boxes.

RQTY 12, which is an upgraded AQCX or VQCX, with smooth sides and removed chain boxes.  70T bogies are also fitted.


25 June 2014

5 Days of SteelLink (XW4) - Day 3

A smaller selection of shots, but here a a few open wagons.  Not sure what these were loaded with (if anything), but could have been copper plates.  Note the various tarp colours and patches on the various wagons!

V/Line RKCX 14.

Former AN wagon, RKCX 59

With a repair to the side, RKCX 118.

No ridge pole on NSW stock means no tarp.  This wagon is RKDF 20325 (which is a former BDY/NODY)


24 June 2014

5 Days of SteelLink (XW4) - Day 2

A few odd bods in this selection.

Rarely seen these days, RKTF 3025, with the extra set of centre doors, 70T bogies, and extension poles for pipe carrying.  

A single empty plate steel wagon was on the train - RKQF 60269.

One of three RCSFs on the train, returning to Port Kembla, here is RCSF 69 still with V/Line logos.

Another V/Line classic, VQCY 909 with a pair of closed Royal Wolf flatracks.

Wheel carrier RZXY 2246 in ANR red.

Wheel carrier RZXY 2252 in NRC grey.