31 May 2012

XW4 - 14 May 2012

XW4 past Aylmerton on 14 May 2012.

Triple NR combo.   

Formerly used on Patrick services, NQPY 14624 with grey steel boxes. 

Loaded railset RKRF 1662 

RKMY 218 with a butter box with a mismatched lid. 

VOFX 143 with a V/Line logoboard. 

VOFX 1126 with various side wall repairs.


29 May 2012

Late Running WP2 - 14 May 2012

A late running WP2 gave me the opportunity to snap a wide variety of jumbo coil wagon at Mittagong Junction.  The photos below cover almost all jumbo coil wagons in the PN fleet.

Former NQFF container wagon, NCFF 21620 is fitted with permanent coil cradles.

Still an NQFF, here 21607 is fitted with coil containers. 

A few BDY/NODY variations are still kicking around and here are a few of them: 
RCAF 20330 - Note that this wagon is fitted with 3-piece bogies rather than the standard 2 piece YM type.

RCAF 20539 with the standard YM bogies. 

RCBF 20361 was a former RCQF with three cradles but the middle one wqas removed and replaced with a position for a scrpa steel container.  These wagons are different to the RCAFs as they have 70T bogies.

RCQF 20531 showing the middle cradle stiill fitted.

South Australian RMX, now RCJY 2772 has permanent cradle fitted similar to the NCFF.  These wagons have 70T bogies fitted and are capable of carrying scrap containers in the middle of the deck.

Fresh from overhaul, RCKF 28 - a former RCSF.

Not a jumbo coil wagon but a jumbo in many other ways - RKXF 60213 plate carrier.


28 May 2012

NY3 11 May 2012

A few wagons of interest on NY3 a few weeks back - including several AOOX variant. 

NR16, no longer with level crossing safety stickers. 

NR87 - still a fine looking 'vanilla'. 

Rail pair RKAF 1.  Note that one platform has the shalow centre sill and the other has the deep centre sill.  One wagon was former RKJX 18 and the other was 45.

 RKTF 3025.  These wagons were designed to carry pipe and had a middle set of doors fitted.

RKWY 2287 with some large telegraph poles. 

RKWY 2514 with smaller telegraph poles. 

RKWY 2557 loaded with steel pipe. 

Another interesting Jumbo - Former AQDW, now RQNW 12 is fitted with original Aligned bogies.


Sunny 10th May 2012

A few PN Intermodal/Steellink trains from 10th May. 

A Royal WOlf 48ft Container. 

A relatively new 5-pack RRQY 8404. 

NR27 leading an NY3 service. 

New North Parkes Mine (NPM) ore containers being moved from Newcastle to Parkes.  The wagon is RQGY 34346 which was once painted CRT blue. 

An unidentified ELX in a well covered FA green colour. 

Double NRs on XW4 

NR108.  Note the lube streaks from the hood door hinges.  Not a good look! 

Unusual southern visitor RKCY 20282 - loaded with reo bar.

Sporting side wall repairs, RKWY 4023 is carrying structural steel. 

A load of reo (just like the Auscision model) on wagon RKWY 2561 

 VOFX 235? and VOFX 1059 following.


21 May 2012

RCOF Detail Photos

Some detail photos of the RCOF wagons. 

Note that the bearing to bearing distance is 1750mm 

The square databoard is 600 x 600mm.  The long databoard should be 300mm x 1500mm 


Broadmeadow Yard 9/5/12

Various bits and pieces around Broadmeadow Yard.

48s35 sunning itself/

44204 and a pair of Bulldogs behind, with a RailCorp Railset for Lithgow.  The jumbos are due for a repaint shortly into SSR yellow and black! 

An Xstrata PHEH. 

The PHEH 4-Pack combo. 

The rear chutes on the NDRF railset. 

 RL305 at various times in the day. 

An SOAX - out of interest, quite a few are turning up in the yard - maybe being stored?


20 May 2012

Some El Zorro Classics!

A few classics getting around the Dynon area on 4/5/12

 Former CFCLA owned CHBA 137 - CHeck out the wheels and bearings!!

ZZMA112 with another fancy set of wheels. 

 ZEBX 12.  This wagon once carried the EBAX code when leased to Austrac back in the early 2000s.  Anyone know the origins of this wagon or sister wagon ZEBX 11.
 ZOAF 100 - This was former COBX 7.  The actual ZOAF 100 is painted all black.
ZOBX 123 carrying a V/Line logo in rather good conidition.  This wagon was previously marked as EX 123. 

VMAP 9 apparently under conversion to something else... 

VBBX 147 ready for a similar 'modification'...