26 January 2017

The last SCT Vans on Aurizon BM7

Last Sunday saw one of the last runs of the SCT vans on Aurizon's BM7 service, as SCT has commenced their own service between Melbourne and Brisbane.  Here are a few shots of the train and vans of interest.

6001 and LDP004 lead BM7 through Bargo.

Approaching Yerrinbool.

Rounding the S curve at Aylmerton.

ABSY 2792 with the centre hatch and a patch at the far end.

ABSY 4472 with an original roof - not many of these around.

PBGY 0015 with a cleaned roof.

PBGY 0056 with a silver roof.

PBGY 0097 with a black roof.


22 January 2017

Tasmanian Containers

Here is a seletion of various containers that are common to Tasmania and pretty unique on the mainland (except for around Melbourne).

A Toll Western Star passes a stack of TSRR 20ft+ reefers.  These reefers don't have a visible reefer unit.

TSRR 747 in the new livery and TSRR 535 in the older Toll Shipping livery.  Note the small 50mm extension on the end which makes them a 'plus' length container.

A pair of curtain sided containers at Burnie.  These are TSMG containers, with the top one marked for Devondale and the bottom one being very new.

TSMG 061007 with a new Toll curtain.

TSMG 061010 with the Devondale cow log.

Toll's innovate Scrap Box TTOS 200018-3 being stacked at Burnie.  Find out more about these scrap steel boxes here.

BSJD 003005-2 is an older box still with the Brambles Shipping code.  This is a jumbo at 10'6.

An older 20+ reefer still marked with the Brambles Shipping code also.  This one is BSRR 359.  Note the 50mm 'plus' extension on the right hand side.

The door end of BSRR 359.

Presumably used for Cadbury chocolate, this reefer is marked as CHOC 682.  

Marked as TSCC with yellow ends, the CC may denote chocolate allocation.  This one is TSCC 1030.

New 20ft SCF general freight boxes, SCFU in the 216 series.

The Searoad reefers are longer than the Toll reefers, being closer to 21ft in length.  Here is SSHR 014.

The front end of SSHR 016 showing the Thermo King reefer unit.

Relatively new Searoad side door SSDU 215003-1.  These have an older stlye side door when compared with the more recent SCF side door builds.

A pair of SSDU side doors at Devonport.


20 January 2017

Tasrail Wagons

A wide selection of Tarail wagons sighted during December and January

Standard container wagon TQAY 082.

TQAY 113.

TQAY 136 showing the skeletal design.  These were built in China and are similar to the QRRS container skels such as CQBY and CQZY.

Still surviving, TQMF 013 is one of a handful to supplement the TQAY fleet.

Fingal coal wagon THGY 014.

Railton cement wagon THGY 006.

THGY 016.

Concentrate wagon TOMY 034.

Ballast plough ZP 1

Ex QR ballast wagon ZQ1.  There were 8 of these on the train.

This 1914  built tank, TU13 is parked at Colebrook, near Richmond.


Tassie Trains - Tasrail Locos

Just got back from 4 weeks of camping around Tassie and managed to get a handful of train and container photos in between sight seeing and driving.  

Burnie Yard as seen from a local look out.

TR15 and another TR lead the Fingal coal train past Deloraine.

Pairs of TRs stabled at the new Brighton Rail Hub near Hobart.

Boxing Day saw no less than 10 TRs parked at Brighton.  

A pair of TRs on a container train at Brighton, preparing to depart.

A DQ sits on a ballast train in Burnie Yard.  The lead loco was being used to shunt container wagons.

DQ 2002 and 2006 on a short ballast train at Devonport.