10 February 2014

Steelink - My favs!

As my Blog reaches 4 years and almost 200,000 page views, I shudder to think what the future holds...(probably more photos of wagons!!)
I'll take this opportunity to also congratulate fellow Blogger, Scott, over at Barcoola http://barcoola.blogspot.com.au/ for his 100,000 page views over 4.5 years.  Barcoola would have to be one of my favourite Blogs, not only due to my soft spot for AN, but the fantastic modelling and documentation of the various processes undertaken in scale modelling.
Anyway, no better way than to celebrate with some steel wagons!  I snapped a late running WP2 at Bargo last Friday.  Summer has always been a slow few months for steel trains for me as they normally pass my place around 1pm when the lighting is pretty poor.
Former NQFF, now NCJF 21590 is loaded with three Jumbo coils.
Originally purchased by FCL, PRRY 5016 is now in the steel fleet.
RCKF with three jumbo coils. 
Originally an ESX (you can tell from the four end posts) and then an RKEX slab wagon, minor modifications have turned this into RKJX 26, suitable for plate steel.
The underside of a tilt bed is always facinating.  RKVY7277 give a show of the mechanics of it all.
Ex Freight Australia VQCY 938 on coil box traffic.
Another mate, VQTY 930 (with 70T bogies) in the same traffic.


  1. Hi Chris, Big thanks for the flag wave! Blogs are becoming the best way for sharing info - inspiration. I must say congrats on your 200K hits, your blog is the no. 1 spot for modern day wagon reference. FYI Glen is building a couple of tilt bed steel wagons for ultra modern Alice Springs - Barcoola, as these are now prominent on AD1 DA2 services.
    Keep up the great work, and good to see that those butter boxes are starting to fade, would make a great modelling project.

    Thanks Scott

  2. G'day Scott,

    Didn't know tilt beds were going to Darwin - interesting! I'll do a blog on the butter boxes as the colour range these days is quite amazing!