13 October 2018

ISO Tanks

Scored a heap of ISO tanks on PN's MB4 service a couple of weeks back.


03 October 2018

Qube's 1311 at Bowning

On the way home from a trip down south, I managed the time for a shot of Qube's 1311 'paper train' coming through the old station at Bowning.


02 October 2018

Unit 48 - Reefer

While it doesn't look brand-spanking new, it probably isn't that old.  

This is Unit 48's PVDU reefer, numbered 483001-1, so is probably a prototype.

Other Unit48 containers (generals and curtain siders) are running around the country as can be seen here and here.


30 September 2018

LDP Transfer

Some LDPs were transferred last week with PN after being on hire to SCT for quite a few months.  

An NR/AN/NR/LDP/LDP Combo on MB4 at Aylmerton.

The LDPs, 004 and 003.  

An usual cross shot of a 60 year old 42 class and LDP004.

Viridian Glass open top CICU 814156-8.

A pair of wells, now owned by PN.  Here is CQWY 5027.

A new Grace removalist container, GRRU 231187-8.

A new Kent removalist container KENU 919185-0.  This container has doors at both ends.

Smark gas ISO tank SMAU 888085-4.


28 September 2018

Speno US7

Spotted for the first time today as Speno's ultrasonic track testing machine US7.  


27 September 2018

Bulk Loading Railroad Transport

I haven't photoed one of these from above before, and was surprised to see a top loading hatch.

RRTU 004093-9 is a 4FG9 coded box.  I don't think the top loading would work very well considering the angle of repose for most product, but still could be handy if not required to fill to the brim.


23 September 2018

Toll TIHH Half Height

Toll TIHH 40218 is a 'half' height curtain sider.  This one has been repainted and has a new logo curtain.  First time I have seen it, but has been around for quite a few months apparently.


16 September 2018

NREC 1200 Gensets Run Again

After the failure of a mainline loco, the pari of 1200s were used to get a grain train from Cootamundra to Maldon last week.

Here they are at Mittagong.


14 September 2018

CF4412 - Black Caviar

Black Caviar continues to grace the rails between Port Botany and Goulburn on SRS services.

Here is it last week coming through Aylmerton, with the wattle in full bloom.


09 September 2018

Another SCF Repaint

Last week is was a repainted 40ft Aurizon box.  This week it is a 48ft Aurizon box.  

Former AEDB now SCFU carrying the same number 916051.


05 September 2018

Old 48ft Boxes

A couple of 20 year old boxes on PS6 the other week.

Linfox DRC 334, which was a former Boxcar container.

Linfox FGBU 480233-0 was a former FCL container and has the Westaflex branding with a model of both available from Auscision.


03 September 2018

Sydney Trains NDFF Repaint

The latest livery for the NDFF ballast hoppers.  Here is NDFF 2250 at Chullora last week.  

Very orange.  I miss the grey stripe across the side.


30 August 2018

Classic Combo

A beautiful clear morning and two pristine bulldogs!

4201 and 42103 lead a passenger train around the curves of Werai as they near the town of Exeter.


25 August 2018

SCF Repaint

Shot this earlier in the week.  It is SCFU 413155-1 which is a 2013 build, but has been freshly repainted from the Aurizon livery.  It was a former AFDB yellow box.


23 August 2018

New Mainfreight General Purpose Container

Only days after sighting my first new Mainfreight curtain-sider, along came a 40ft GP contianer.  This has been around for about a month, but is the first time I have seen it.

MFAU 000001.


18 August 2018

New Mainfreight curtain sider

Scored this new 40ft curtain sided container on PS6 today.  

It is MFAU 000014.


17 August 2018

BGTY Grain Wagons

SSR's BGTY 1431 with freshly applied Allied Pinnacle lettering.


14 August 2018

LDP005 Returns

LDP005 returned to NSW this morning on SCTs 2MB9.  

I was very lucky with my shot at Berrima Junction as it was almost foiled by the Canberra Xplorer.


10 August 2018

Diesels on Goonyella

Grabbed a couple of diesel consists on the Goonyella system.  The first was at German Creek which was a Blackwater consist.  The second was a Goonyella consist photoed at Waitara, just near the new PN Nebo facility.

PN 8346/8342 leading a 100 wagon consist into German Creek.

Mid-train units 8349 and 8347.

8349 with RUOK markings.

8304 coming through Waitara with an empty consist.

New 8348 as a mid train unit.


06 August 2018

Electrics at Coppabella

A few shots from around coppabella the other week.  Was a very busy hour in the afternoon with both loaded and empty trains running only sections behind each other.

Electric 3510 leading and empty coal train.

Painted in the QR bronco colours is electric 3561.

Rebuild 3761 with an empty coal train.

PN's 7133 with another empty.
A loco shot of PNs 7133.

A loco shot of Aurizons 3761.

Despite Blackwater Only signage, VSAL 49981 was enjoying the journey on the Goonyella system.