With a fine afternoon on the south, and the pleasing combo of 600/RL, it was about time for a south chase this summer - with a few good friends of course.
602/RL303 departing Goulburn.
Rounding the curves in the Cullerin Ranges.
On sunset at Rocky Ponds
A portrait of 602 in the Cullerins.
New build for CFCLA, out of BRO Workshops is 60ft skel class CQJY. About 60 are in service with Qube.
Another CQJY photo.
Earlier in the day, single NR55 led NY3, snapped here at Towrang. The single NR on a very long load of empties struggled to maintain speed in various sections and slowed Qube 1815 in some parts (made for an easier chase).
Wheel carrier RZXY, with a load requiring reprofiling.
While not exclusively WA operations, here is a shot from between Northam and Toodyay. Some of the locals may have a more accurate name for the location.
I remember quite a few years ago reading sightings in Railway Digest from the Toodyay correspondant. It was a place on Dad's list where he wanted to go see trains - just that it was a little far away from Sydney. Unfrotunately Dad will never get to see the place, but I think I adequately covered if on his behalf!
Here are some photos of a pretty standard SCT consist.
SCT 006 leading SCT 002.
Inline fuel wagon PQFY 4241.
Former NSW carriage, now crew car PSDS 2279.
Double stacked well wagon PWWY 40. This wagon was build just down the road from me at Bradken Mittagong.
PQMY 4229 with a container I haven't seen on the east coast.
Gemco built PQIY 32.
Reefer ARFY 2253 with a well worn livery.
Unfortunately only half of rebuild VQDW 22. Here is PQDY 22 with 70T ride control bogies.