28 March 2012

Newcastle 22/2

A few shots from Islington Junction (Newcastle) last month.  CEY 004 and 005 had just joined Unit Train 82 at Broadmeadow for their acceptance testing.

Crossing SSR's UT82 is PN Southern Coal UT61.  Interestingly, QR have UT61 allocated as a Hunter Valley Unit Train number.   

Some NHJF hoppers with the 'B' independent brake markings.  The B markings indicated that he wagon brakes could be activated by the locomotives indepenent brake valve as well as the automatic/train brake valve.  This feature allowed for the front few wagons to have brakes held with the locomotives while the rest of the train could be released - making for a quicker departure from a stationary position (often on a downhill grade).


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