09 July 2018

ALCo Main Liners!

An awesome combo put on by Qube today, with triple ALCos 8037/4477/872.  The sight and sound was impressive.  The weather wasn't great, but a small crack opened up at Mittagong for a reasonably sunny shot.

SM7 coming through Aylmerton.

Good to see Dad still gracing the mainline in 2018 after what looked to be a retirement at Goulburn a few years ago.

A new Caru SLZU cmeent tank in the 480000 series, with this one being the class leader.


05 July 2018

Some 22R1 Reefers

A mix of 22R1 20ft shipping reefer containers on 1311 today ta Mittagong.


04 July 2018

Farewell 3642

I'm not a huge steam fan, but a sunny weekend and a double header sparked some interest.  

3526 and 3642 at Yanderra about to come under the highway.

Coming into Mittagong past the former Station Master's residence.

Returning toward Sydney, 3642 now leading through the last rays of light at Aylmerton.


29 June 2018

More Transformers

Another interesting transformer load on SCT last week.

28 June 2018

Qube Cargill Conola Train

A Canola job to Kooragang came through Tahmooor the other morning with a somewhat rare leader in GL109.  Most of the GLs these days are stored or on low KM duties.  Along with the GL was RL301 and 1102.

Train 3462 coming through Tahmoor Station

A WGBY with an interesting water stain coming off the roof.

Another WGBY.  Note the new air brake equipment on these.  They recently went from Chinese air brakes to Westinghouse/Knorr WF5 type equipment.


26 June 2018

KENT with incorrect markings

Grabbed these two KENT removal boxes on the weekend, and noticed that one of them has the container code and the owner code in the wrong spots.  

This isn't the first time this has been noticed.  I got an SCFU box with the same issue 12 months ago here

Both of these are recent 2018 builds and have the new Kent loco.

KENU 918105-0 with correct markings.

KENU 918163-5 with the incorrect markings.


25 June 2018

Linfox Reefers

I was happy with this score on the weekend, of a block load of Linfox reefers on a PacNat BM service.

The 5-pack was RRQY 8304 and the containers in order were:

  1. FTAD 9108004 (48'+)
  2. FCAD 9106136 (46'6)
  3. FTLD 9106710 (46'6)
  4. FTLD 9106716 (46'6)
  5. FTAD 9106008 (46'6)

23 June 2018


A couple of shots of SCT's BM9 at Mittagong yesterday.

SCT002 and LDP003 racing through Mittagong station.

One the rear of the train was PQIY 19 with a single flatrack used for moving transformers from Wodonga to Brisbane.  This isn't a regular PQIY on the east coast as it has power cabling for reefer containers from Horsham.

Rebranded Aurizon AEDB container is now SCT NDC 006.

A fully repainted former Aurizon AEDB 916 series container, now with a medium sized SCT logo and numbered SCT NDC 007.

A former Aurizon AFRF 40ft+ reefer with SCT markings and numbered SCTR 157, which is in the current series for SCT 40ft+ reefers.


18 June 2018

Seaco Domestic

I was surprised when I snapped this in January this year.  Normally Seaco boxes (new ones anyway) are standard 22G1 and 45G1 shipping boxes, but this was a domestic CPC style 2EG1 type, similar to other domestic containers (such as Caru CSL)  

This one was SEGU 790708-1 and was on a SB service, sighting passing through Newcastle.

I haven't seen one since either.


17 June 2018

Qube Energy

Often there are days or trips where I can end up with 20 or 30 images that I find interesting and process in Photoshop with the intent to share., however the sheer volume and time it takes often means that only a small proportion of my shots are shown.

Here is one I found from back in January.  It is a repainted GVCU open top container repainted in Qube Energy livery.  I recall seeing some of these down at Port of Melbourne recently.


14 June 2018

Cootamundra Loco - Graincorp 48 class

Got a few quick shots at Cootamundra loco this week.  Always like seeing teh light blue Graincorp 48200 class.

A branchline set of quad 48200 class.

48205 with some Aboriginal artwork.

Repainted 48213.

Showing the old road number of 48148, GNC 48214 is looking a little tired.

48215 not looking much better.

A decent stabling of 81 class, most likely due to the down turn in export grain at the moment.


12 June 2018

OOCL Block Loads

A couple of OOCL reefer block loads on Qube's 1311 service last week.

Qube owned LQAY with a 22R1 and 45R1 OOCL reefer.

A block load of OOCL 22R1 reefers on a CFCLA leased CQMY.


06 June 2018

Qube 3112

Some shots of a late running Qube 3112 service passing through Spaniards near Menangle early one morning.

A GESU 22R1 reefer with Marfret markings.  Marfret are a small shipping line (ranked 63rd in size).  This container is either off lease or in an alliance pool with a larger shipping line such as Maersk, ONE, or OOCL.


30 May 2018

Ex Hanjin Boxes

Sighted a few ex Hanjin shipping containers today.  Some are easier to pick than others. 

Ex 45G1 boxes with painted out name and logo.  These are now coded AXIU for Axis/Textainer leasing.

Another AXIU paint out, but with a nicer shade of blue.

This one is only distinguished as a ex Hanjin box since it still carried the HJCU code on the side.


29 May 2018

LDP005 Progress Rail

I thought it would be a good idea to get some coverage of the first trip in NSW of LDP 005 in the Progress Rail livery.

Here it is this morning coming through Tahmoor.


25 May 2018

Linfox DRC Container

Former Boxcar 48ft container, DRC 329 is now painted white for Linfox.  There aren't too many of these left in service, and date back to the 1990s.


16 May 2018

Sofrana 22G1 Container (SOFU)

I haven't seen a Sofrana box before and this one was on PS6 last week.

The container is an export 22G1 type and carried the code SOFU.  I Sofrana is part of ANL which is owned by CMA CGM.


12 May 2018

Lucky Cross

A total fluke the other day with this track speed running cross of 8183 on service 2126 crossing QBX 001 on service 1311 at Bargo.  

Right place at  the right time.  


07 May 2018

Qube's SM7

Another SM7 service led by a single QBX and less than half loaded.

Here is it at Mittagong this afternoon.


06 May 2018

Blue Zephyr

The Blue Zephyr passed through Bowsral this afternoon with 42013 and 4204 powering the excursion consist.