Here are a few wagon shots from PW4 on Saturday. The colourful lash up was a bonus!!
NR109 leading an AN and NR in 'stars'.
7 red NHVF hoppers were returning to Port Kembla from Stirling North after originally being used for ballast duties on the Leigh Creek line. The numbers were 35211, 35239, 35118, 35197, 35277, 35240, 35206. I imagine they will be going back into the PN coal fleet.
RCDX 25 - Not many are remaining with the AN logo.
RKLY 20471 which is not as interesting as the containers. The front container base (RV050)has been refurbished. Both lids have also been refurbished but have different logos applied.
RKMX 357, which is a true former ELX.
An imposter RKMX, 20415 which is a former BDY/NODY. I recall 5 of these existing. They are an RKMX rather than an RLKY due to the 3-piece bogies fitted. One for the keen modellers.
RKVY 7279 in original PN blue.
In original ANR/CR red is RKWY 2141. This is a recent PN convert as all the AN converts were repainted when the doors were removed.
A increasingly rare sight - an ROOX (3000 series) in AN livery with ANR logo boards painted out.
Wheel wagon RZXY 2398 with a load of refurbished wheels,probably from EDI Port Augusta.
Well Alex - I've finally poted some RRCY 8001 photos, and a shot of RKIY 7005 for you also. I'll get some RQWY photos together over the next week.
RRCY 8001 started life as AQWY 8001, being built for FCL in 1996. It was operated and registered by AN, so it had the A prefix. The 'P' Prvate prefix was not yet introduced.
The wagon is slightly different to the AN AQWYs in the 6000 series, and as such, was recoded to RRCY, rather than RQWY when NRC took control of the fleet.
The wagon is painted in FCL brown, with a fawn side sill. FCL lettering is on each platform, and an AN logo is on the end platform diagonally opposite I believe.
I haven't seen this wagon for many years, but last I saw it, it was running dedicated to the SP/PS services, between Perth and Parkes, and was regularly double stacked.
Sitting in Spencer Junction heading east in 2002
In 2001 at Spencer Junction again.
A rare find for me, and the fist time I ever saw this wagon was in 2000 when it came to Cooks River. The AN logo is visible on the panel next to the data board.
A close up of the databoard. It looks like the C was changed at a different date to the RR.
Finally, something different, a quick photo of RKIY 7005, prototype single well for NRC. Also designed for steel (being and RK wagon), it generally runs hgih cube containers betwene Sydney and Brisbane. This photo is in Acacia Ridge around 2001.
All the above photos are scanned prints so the quality may not be great.
Our second GC (guest contributor) is Peter Donaghy, who is now a local Kalgoorlie resident (a Kalgoorlian?). He has done a great job snappy the exotic western wagons, so as time and Blog space permits, I'll post 5 shots at a time. Some photos I might not have much info on, so if you have any data, feel free to post a commet or send me an email.
Repainted AVDP 277. This van is owned and used as a crew car for South Spur, when pulling he ARTC ballast train.
Ore wagon AOPY, former Leigh Creek Coal wagon (AOKF). These were shortened by BRO in 2003.
An AOGF type wagon with ridge pole.
ALGY (One of only two painted in GWA orange I beleive). I recall this one was set up as part of the Nullabor recovery train for ASR/ARG.
A 6 wheeler. AZQF 1966. I beleive this has been used to move locos previously.