31 July 2017

Diverted Manildra Trains

A couple of diverted (due to track work) Manildra Group trains past Aylmerton on the weekend.

Clean and repainted, 8205 leads 8110 and 8206 on 9138 containers to Port Botany.

8101 and 8209 lead 1935 to Bomaderry in the last rays of afternoon light.


30 July 2017

Omega Chemicals

Snapped this light blue ISO tank this afternoon.  Marked for Omega Chemicals, it is ZIPU 021440-3 and normally carries Aluminium Chlorohydrate solution.

Omega has a colourful mix of tanks, including a bright blue and a purple one.  This is the first I have seen with this type of bracing.


24 July 2017

Kooly Ore Train

While in Kalgoorlie, I managed to get loaded ore train 4413 at Binduli.  The train comprised of two groups of two locos, and 160 ore wagons.

AC 4308 and 4302 leading the 160 wagon loaded train to Esperence.

The distributed power units ACC 6031 and 6032, some 106 wagons from the lead locos.

WO 31210 from the original batch of ore wagons built in 1967/68.

WOA 31305 from the second batch of ore wagons built in 1970/71.

WOB 31396, built in 1974, and was originally planned to go to BHP Mt Newman, but was cut down in height and used on these services.  

WOC 31366 as built in the late 1990s.

WOD 31480 also built in the late 1990s.

WOE 31096 is an early WOE from around 2001.  

WOE 33562 built in 2008, and fitted with an ARG logo.

2015 build WOE 33840 is one of 30 new hoppers with Aurizon logos, which were built by UGL in Inner Mongolia.


22 July 2017

US Piggybacks from 2015

Just processing some old photos over the weekend, and came across these piggyback trailers from 2015 when I was in Pennsylvania.   A few 28ft pup trailers to start with.

ABF trailer 500783

A string of 12 pup trailers comprising of Yellow, UPS, YRC and Roadway.

A Roadway and YRC Freight trailer.

A Yellow and YRC Freight trailer.

ABF trailer ABFZ 660693

Alliance Shippers Inc trailer ALLZ 531077

Clipper Controlled Logistics trailer AXXZ 548610

Interstate Dist. Co. trailer 538360

A JB Hunt JBHU container on a JBHZ skel trailer.

KLLM Transport Services trailer KLMZ 91227

Marten trailer MTLZ 18719

Prime Intermodal trailer PRIZ 158105

Prime Inc trailer PRIZ 111098

Empty JBHZ 160258 skel.

Southern Refrigerated Transport trailer R141015Z

Swift trailer 537642

Taylor Truckline trailer R70191

Taylor Truckline trailer 60281

Triple Crown trailer TCIZ 261267.  Note the location of the wheels compared to all the other trailers.

Short (48ft) UPS trailer UPSZ 846935

UPS trailer 876052

Werner Enterpries trailer 47561

White Arrow trailer WARZ 8157

Xtra Lease trailer OVZZ 722182

Yellow trailer 431153


19 July 2017

Eurotainer with Thermo King Genset

Snapped this tank on MP5 at Parkeston last week.  The container is EURU 175115-6 and is fitted with a clip-on Thermo King SG3000 genset.


14 July 2017

Mineral Resources

Some shots of the Mineral Resources equipment.  I accidentally came across empty service 5033 near Meckering with MRL 004 and 003 in charge.

The fleet comprises of 382 hoppers which are in draw-bar coupled pairs of two and coded MHPY 1-382.  Four hoppers are now converted to single hoppers and are MHLY 139, 140, 339 and 340.  

MRL004 and 003 leading service 5033 at Meckering.

One of only four single hoppers. MHLY 139.

Pair MHPY 37 and 38.

MHPY 192 with what looks to be tape across to top of the hopper.

Last of the built, MHPY 382.


11 July 2017

AZKY 32234

Something new for me, and something you won't see on the east coast.  

Here is AZKY 32234 with a mounted BIS ammonia tank, taken at Kalgoorlie.


07 July 2017

New Steellink Containers

Snapped these on WB3 via Mittagong a few weeks back.  The containers look to be just based and are coded PNCB.  It looks like they are loaded with coils and then plastic wrapped.  

RKMY 305, which was a former ELX/VOBX.

RKMY 20567, which was a former BDY/NODY. 

PNCB close up.


06 July 2017

Aurizon Comsteel Side Door

Some former ASDV and ASDM side door containers have been marked for Comsteel and recoded to ASDC.  Here are a couple from the weekend.