15 May 2021

Seaco SeaPC+

These have been around for a little while but have evaded me on the rail.  

Seaco have called their pallet-wide (CPC) containers SeaPC+.  There are some 40ft versions getting around as well.

This one is coded SBOU rather than the more common SEGU Seaco BIC code.


14 May 2021

New Linfox Reefer

Snapped this just the other day.  It is coded FRLM which is a bit of departure from the second letter being T for Thermo King fridge unit.    

Externally, it appears the same as the FTLD 48'11 reefers delivered back in early 2020 for Linfox.  


12 May 2021

A few more trains

 Here are a few more shots around the Southern Highlands in April 2021.

Qube's 1311 service back to the Riverina for Visy.

Tahmoor coalie TM71 passing Mittagong Junction.

A Perth to Sydney service coming though Mittagong station.  The bridge where this shot is taken from is currently being demolished and replaced.  I don't think this should will be available until next year now. 

NY3 with a pretty combo passing the Mittagong maltings.


08 May 2021

Interesting Combos and Autumn Colours

A couple of interest combos and autumn colours in late April.

A funky SSR lashup on 3940 grain service to Enfield.  SSR101 is out for major servicing.  This shout was at Tahmoor.

Another SSR combo on an ARTC ballast train at Yass.  CLF1 looks fine in SSR livery, with some 48/830 locos behind and on the rear.  

Elephant style SCT, both very clean, coming through an Autumn coloured Mittagong station.  48hrs, a single SCT long end leading worked back south!



07 May 2021

What is it?

Came across this heading north a few weeks back.  HVS5 is the number.

Any ideas what it is and what it does?



03 May 2021

New Linfox 48ft Boxes

 Another new batch of 48ft Linfox boxes are started showing up in service over the past few months.

These appear to all be coded LFDU and run in a series from around 3081300-3081450.  These new boxes will probably spell the end for most of the older brown FCL boxes still getting around in GP service.


02 May 2021

New Royal Wolf 48ft

It's safe to say it has been a little busy in the household since December, and as such, not a single post so far for 2021!  This is easily the longest drought of posting since I started blogging way back in March 2010, but hopefully I can turn that around for the rest of the year.  

It also hasn't helped that the weather has been pretty poor, trains have been a bit thin due to major track closures after severe weather events, and in general, the rail scene in my area has not been all that inspiring.    

I have had a pretty busy April, with plenty of trains in good lighting, and have noted quite a number of fresh containers running around, so I thought I might start these next few posts with some of the new containers hitting the tracks.  

This one is a Royal Wolf 48ft general purpose dry box.  While all the previously ones have been blue, these have come out grey.  They appear to be identical to the new Linfox 48ft boxes getting around, and feature the container size marked on the side.  There seems to be at least 10 or so of these in traffic.  This one is RWTU 922146-1


13 December 2020

42G1 - The unusual

Snapped these 42G1 (8'6") 40ft containers on a Qube job last week.  These are getting more and more uncommon in Australia, but obviously these were for a specific booking as they were all COSCO Shipping boxes.  

Interestingly there was a good collection of all the former and current liveries of Cosco Shipping include the Cosco grey, China Shipping green, OOCL grey, and the new Cosco Shipping bright blue.



30 November 2020

New SCFU Boxes

A few new 2020 SCF containers have started showing up on the east coast.  

They look very similar to the 419 series of 40ft and 48ft boxes with the orange corner posts however tehse carry Vertical Load Bar text on the bottom sill.

SCFU 420025 on a PN MB4 service.

SCFU 420037 on a PN MB4 service.

SCFU 482083 on an SCT MB9 service.

SCFU 482083 on an SCT MB9 service.

Interestingly the 48ft boxes have gone back to a '48' prefix rather than a '420' prefix which has been the normal method for the past few years (i.e. 419 used for both 40ft and 48ft).  

The last time a '48' prefix was used on 48ft containers was the 486000 series that were initially delivered in 2016, although it seems that a second batch were delivered in 2017.  Previous to that, 4804 and 4805 prefixes were used on Northline leased containers which probably date back to 2004 and 2005.




24 November 2020

Toll 48+ Reefers

From what I can tell, these massive 48'11 reefers normally grace the rails between Adelaide and Darwin, however two turned up on a MB4 service the other day bound for Brissy.

Not sure if they have returned or may see some use in FNQ on the narrow gauge?  

Anyway, these two are TGLA 480026 and 480030.  They appear to be the same as the newer Linfox FTLD 48'11 reefers.