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.


01 August 2018

Around Bowen

A few shots around the Bowen and Collinsville area

4133 at Abbott Point on a loaded coal

PN's 8309 on the rear of an empty train at Abbott Point

8309 again as the train approaches Pring yard.

A nice little intermodal terminal at Merinda near Pring. 

A filter 4165 on a loaded coal climbing the grade near Almoola on the Newlands line.

Over the grade and coasting through Briaba.

Mid-train helper and class leader 4001.

An empty train with 4137 on the rear.


31 July 2018

Giru - Invicta Sugar Mill

I got rally lucky at Giru, with three empty trains all departing within 15 minutes.  After the first train passed, the local farmers lit up their crop to burn off the under growth just before harvest.

Loco Scott with an empty cane train.

The rear portion assigned to Scott.

Loco Giru with burning of the cane in the background.

The rear portion of Giru.

Smaller loco Kalamia with another empty train.

Most bins are a rusty colour, but a few are blue.  They are only little things.


30 July 2018

Around Townsville

I had a quick trip through Queenslands last week, so this week's blogging will hopefully cover off all the interesting things I photoed.

This group of photos is from around the Townsville area.

PCZY carrying a QGCU cattle container.

PN007 heading along the Jetty branch with a cement container transfer.

PN's 8336 with a Wilmar sugar train headed for the port.

A couple of photos of RGWY 101, used for Wilmar Sugar traffic.  

Former NODY come NQYY/TY come RNDY, this one is 20225 and is fitted with bogies from the ROAF fleet.

A decent stack of Caru SLZU ore containers for Sun Metals was seen at the port.


21 July 2018

Simon Flatracks

No less than 35 Simon flatracks up from on PS6 today.  All were loaded on a single RRAY as seen below.


19 July 2018

Nathans Point Model Layout

For those interested in model trains, after a 5 year blogging break, I am back into it in a big way.  Follow the progress of my terminus modern-era branch line operation at Nathans Point .