30 August 2013

QLD snippets

A few odd bits from my QLD trip.
1722 being transported from Redbank to the Port of Brisbane for export overseas.
Recently overhauled 2321D at Fisherman's Island.
 Molasses wagon VMO now stored at Redbank. 
Another shot on my blog of the 6-pack VSO.
A detail photo of a QR50 bogie under a PCUY.
Stored PCUY and PCZY wagons at Oakey.

26 August 2013

Aurizon NG Coal Hoppers

A selection of West Morton coal wagons from last week.
Recent repaint VAMQ 42297 with full Aurizon text.
VAKMQ 41890, now on the West Moreton system, but with a Blackwater Only sticker.
A favourite of mine, which I seem to spot regularly.  VAJQ 40520 painted with a marine theme back in 2001.
Another recent repaint, but sans Aurizon text, is VAMQ 41987.  Also on this train where VAMQ 42315, 42305 and 42340, all painted the same.
Former in grain service and with AWB logos, VAHQ 37681 is now hauling coal.
Similar to the shot above, VAHQ 37761 is also now a coal hopper.

17 August 2013

CFCLA Wagons on the Botany Line Part 2

 Part 2 of the installment:


New build CQJY 2443 was built at BRO Islington.
CQKY 1010, coming up to 10 years old, was built at Bradken Newcastle.
Painted in Patrick red, here is an unidentified CQMY. 
CQMY 3027 with a SUD reefer fitted with a Carrier unit. 
CQMY 3064 in Patrick red.  The CQMYs were built by BRO.
Recent built CQPY 1715.  This is 40ft version of the CQJY.
Converted from an AOOX, CQQY 2801 is the class leader, and rather inefficient for container traffic in NSW.
CQSY 478, a converted ELX/VOBX.
New CQZY 1667 is a CIMC built wagon, manufactured at their Dalian factory.

15 August 2013

CFCLA Wagons on the Botany Line Part 1

Here are some shots from July of various CFCLA wagons on the Botany line, taken at Mascot
Class leased CQAX 1.
CQAX 18 fitted with a cross brace bogie.
Series 2 CQBY 2045.
Series 3 CQBY 2078
'Sherman Tank' CQDY 054.  Only 4 of these exist.
CQEY 217, a former NOFF which was cut down and lengthened.
An unidentified CQEY, with a SUD container and Thermo King unit.
CQFY 429, a formed NOBX/NDCH.
CQHY 062, which has original NDRF ends and an entirely new centre section.