21 December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

It has been another big year in 2015, with plenty of photos and blog posts.  The train highlight of the year being a week in the USA.

I am continually amazed at the positive feedback from modellers and 1:1 scale enthusiast as well, and with this continued motivation I am very pleased that this is the 100th post for the year.

With more than 75 followers, nearly 700 posts all up, and the 300,000 visitor mark about to be broken, I'm looking forward to an exciting 2016 in the rail scene.

Thank you to all who have visited my Blog and enjoyed the photos.

Have a safe and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.


17 December 2015

Aurizon BM7

Some shots of Aurizon's BM7 this afternoon.

6021 leading an LDP.

A rare visitor outside of QLD is 20ft reefer ATRF 155945.  One of only 15.

A new Caru Specialised Leasing container SLZU 740069.  This is probably a CIMC built container and it is a CPC style (Cellular Pallet-wide Container).

Exsif tank EXXU 999697

New Grace container with correct coding, GRRU 230007

One of 9 '202' type QLSD side door containers still in operation.  This one dates back to around 2005.

New 48ft SCFU 415189.

QQAY 47841 with an array of tanks.

Fresh looking QQGY 581 with two CRT boxes.

Jumbo QQMY 22012 with a Royal Wolf and Austrans box.


12 December 2015

AK Cars with John Holland 48s

A few shots of the AK cars yesterday, led by 48s36 and trailed by 48s33.


04 December 2015


With the announcement of Auscision releasing the 442 "Jumbo", I thought I would put together a few photos dating back as far as 2003, and as recent as a month ago.  

I have a few prints from 2000-2003 which, if I can find, will scan and post.  

Triple JLs on Lachlan Valley 4168 from Sandgate (2003)

JL402 shunting Braemar.

JL404 at Port Botany.  A brilliant scheme on this loco!

A well worn 442 and 600 through Mittagong.

Coote 442S1 and HL203 in the back platform at Goulburn.

442S6 between an RL and MZ.

Running with Espee is 44208.

44209 in the GL style livery.

442s5 shunting Goulburn

Qube 44202 sits in Broadmeadow Yard.

44202 just out of the paint shop at Cardiff in 2013.

Named after the man himself!


MB4 on the 1st December

A few shots from MB4 on the 1st of the month!

Double NRs and a green G538!

New Linfox reefer LBFU 466001.

Always a favourite, Breeze Logistics BRZC 14.

High deck RRKY 2050.

Another high deck with tanktainers, RRKY 2729.  This one has Aligned bogies.  

RRTY 506 with a steel bar across the location where the generator used to be placed.

SCFU 206471 with former advertising removed.  

SCFU 260003 tanktainer.


03 December 2015

VLine Railcars

A few VLine railcar shots from a few weeks back.

A 5-car Sprinter set led by 7014.

Solo Sprinter 7011 with the city backdrop.

Class leader Vlocity Set 01.

In an old livery, Set 31 cuts across the tracks at Southern Cross Station.

My favourite livery is shown on VLocity set 50.

Set 01 again, with a new centre car, and carrying the new markings.


30 November 2015

Southern Cross Station

A great afternoon was last last week between 4 and 6 pm.  Stacks of N class and VLocity railcars in and out of the main station in Melbourne.  These shots are from the photographer friendly La Trobe St bridge.

An overall shot of the syline behind the signal box.

N452 departs while standard gauge N471 sits with the Albury bound pass.

N453 departing.

N465 departing.

N470 departing

N471 heading into the station.  Looks to be fresh from overhaul, with some pretty blue radiator fans.

P11 leads a push pull service out of the station.

Y161 propells three cars from the storage yard.

N471 departs the station bound for Albury.

N471 again.