31 October 2019

New SCF Reefers

A pair of brand new SCF reefers on MB4 the other morning.  Plate side, with fancy orange rail posts, and interestingly rounded  reefer bars and fuel tank.  Looking good!

SCFU 819146

SCFU 819147


27 October 2019

Yellow Post Linfox

Seems a few of the older Linfox 46'6 reefers have been given a wash and the 40ft rail posts have been painted yellow, the same as the newer Linfox reefers.

Here are FTAD 9106016 and 6019 on an MB4 service in October 2019.


23 October 2019

25G1 Shipping Boxes

Very rare beasts are shipping containers in a 25G1 configuration.  Plenty in domestic traffic which these probably are in also, considering they have been on MB4 services.

Still yet to see a shipping line owned 25G1 container, as they are all 22G1 type.  Appears that CAI may be leasing containers domestically in Australia.


21 October 2019

Batwings in the Southern Highlands

As per the ARTC TOC Waiver, PN have started trialling NHRH Hunter Valley batwing hoppers on the Tahmoor to Port Kembla coal service for Simec.  

Just the other day Unit Train 50 led by 8207 hauled 42 NHRH hoppers through Aylmerton for loading at Tahmoor Colliery.  

The NHRH rakes on the train were 28, 49, 10, 54, 25 and 36, totalling 42 hoppers.  

A bit unusual to see 120T gross hoppers in the highlands.  


12 October 2019

Wridgeway Repaint

Seems Wridgeways are repainting their old blue containers into the bright green livery to match their recent delivery of new boxes.  


11 October 2019

Tahmoor Coalie

The Tahmoor coalies are pretty frequent these days.  Here TM71 lead by 8203 comes past Bowral Bricks.  A pair of PN repainted 82s were on the rear.


10 October 2019

New Toll Reefer

Snapped this fresh looking Toll 4CB reefer last week.  This one is 4CB925.


09 October 2019

DL43 - A classic AN unit

DL43 was part of the consist running the Braemar sleeper jobs last week.  I was lucky enough to grab a shot just before it departed.

DL43 looking brilliant in AN livery!


08 October 2019

Linfox Patch Jobs

With Linfox taking over Aurizon intermodal, there are now some patched containers getting around.  These are noticeable as the Linfox logo is on a red background.  All containers are keeping their former codes and numbers.  Here are two I shot last week.


07 October 2019

NR18 - New Ghan Repaint

NR18 made a trip to Brissy and back last week.  Here is it heading north and returning south.  It was supposed to lead ex Brissy but I believe it got turned in Sydney.


03 October 2019

BGSY Repaints

4 BGSY hoppers were repainted for a video shoot today.  They received very large GWF logos on the side.


02 October 2019

Brand New Blenners Reefer

I saw one of these a few weeks back from my office window, but didn't have the time to chase it.  Thankfully another passed by today on BM4.  

This is a new 46'6 Reefer marked for Blenners Transport.  The box is BTR 220035.