23 October 2021

Army Aviation Fuel Containers

A funk Army load on MB4 this morning.  Containers are marked for aviation fuel


09 October 2021

Boxcar 'reborn'?

These pair of 46'6 PN reefers have been rebranded for a number of months now, but have been captive between Perth and Melbourne.

Yesterday they ventured south from Brisbane to Melbourne on BM4, which does not usually convey PN container/express containers.  

These were formerly marked Pacific National but wear a Boxcar logo.  The road numbers are 4872 and 4890.  

Based on the colours, Boxcar may be a PN brand, but the Boxcar name is still registered to Linfox (from 2000).  


24 September 2021

Green and Gold CMA CGM Box

Never seen this one before and was very lucky to get a shot of it between the shadows.  

22G1 box CMAU 218780-5 in an Australian CMA CGM livery, maybe marked up for ANL?

If anyone knows the story behind this box, please leave a comment.



11 September 2021

Qube QL Class C44aci

 New Qube C44aci QL class locos have been running on the south the last week.  Here are a few shots from around the Mittagong.


10 September 2021

Repainted SCFU 46'6 Reefer

Formerly marked for Rail Containers with orange trim, SCFU 810041-4 has been fully repainted and looks good as new.



04 September 2021

Manildra MGFH in Grain

A number of MGFH hoppers have been converted for grain operation.  A yellow square with a black G is on some of them.

Also managed to get a shot of 1738 which has the face of Ron 'Fox' Bennett painted by Guido Van Helten.



27 August 2021

NR66 and New Toll Reefers

Managed my first shots of NR66 still with the Movember sticker on the front.  Guess PN will get another year out of it!

Also in the consist was a 40+ SCFU Reefer.  A block of these in the 821500 series have been remarked for Toll Shipping with the highest one seen so far being TSHR 2141.  


14 June 2021

CF4402 Rail First

 CF4402 now sports Rail First logos.  Something different!


12 June 2021

MSC Shipping Containers

A few new MSC shipping containers on the Visy train the other day. 

The brown ones with black MSC look odd, and are Florens lease containers.   

FFAU marked 45G1 container.

Another FFAU marked 45G1 container.

MSMU is a new code for MSC container.  This one is very new!


08 June 2021

Bosch Container

Snapped this cool 22G1 shipping container repaint on the weekend heading north on MB4.



28 May 2021

Blog Advertising?

Snapped this the other day and noticed that maybe it is a shout-out to my Blog??  



26 May 2021

QLD 2020 - Linfox Containers

I spent some time around Brisbane during Christmas 2020 and haven't posted any shots so far.  Here is a selection of Linfox boxes, may of which were previously Aurizon, pus a few other bits and pieces.

Class leader 2801 at Dakabin

ABLK bulker.

Another ABLK bulker and a former QRN 40ft Seacell

A former Aurizon 40+ Reefer and a 10ft side door loaded on a BCZY.

A 20+ ATRF reefer and another seacell loaded on a BEZY.

Another AFRF 40+ Reefer plus a former QRN QLST side door.

Double stacked K&S KTES class steel carriers.  From memory, these units have extendable ends to go out several more feet in length.

Recently repainted QREC 707156-4.  Based on the number, this was probably a former SCF bulk container.  

Seacell QRFE 400825-8.  These are starting to get a bit tired.

Another former SCF container, QRNG 707251-8, which are used for glass traffic.

Reefer QRRF 480035-0.  This is possibly a lease unit so hasn't been marked with the Linfox branding.

Another bulker, QRTBS 01262-5.  The fifth letter being 'S' stood for 'Spuds' as they carried potatoes.  The 'S' went over the top of the first number in the container code.   

A former Intermodal Solutions side door, this one is now owned by Royal Wolf.  This would have formerly been an ISHU box.

A CS Leasing SLZU flatrack set up for carrying steel traffic.


24 May 2021

Paint Out

 A former CGM CMA box which has been sold.  A nice patch out/paint out for the modellers.


22 May 2021

SSR CLF 3 - Space Ghost

With ICE radio now fitted, CLF3 made a rare appearance on the SSR Grey grain train the other week due to a loco swap to allow the Green grain train to run down the Illawarra Mountain.  

Trailing unit in the combo was CLF1 painted in SSR livery.


19 May 2021

SNF Australia Tank

Haven't seen these SNF tanks around much at all, so was please to get this SNFU ISO tank the other day.  This one is 100113 which suggests there may be at least 13 of them!  

The side ribs are an interesting feature of this tank.


16 May 2021

SLZU Block

Following the Qube derailment on the Illawarra Mountain in December 2020 and the destruction of 39 grain hoppers, Qube have resorted to moving bulk grain in bulk containers.

The CS Leasing SLZU containers have generally been running as a block from western NSW to Port Kembla.  

The other day on 3112, it appeared that a number were being moved from the south to Sydney for transfer.

CQMY 3079 with a solid block of four SLZU 511 series containers.  These are 2EG9 bulk type.

A bit of an oddity to get a general domestic box between two shipping containers.  


15 May 2021

Seaco SeaPC+

These have been around for a little while but have evaded me on the rail.  

Seaco have called their pallet-wide (CPC) containers SeaPC+.  There are some 40ft versions getting around as well.

This one is coded SBOU rather than the more common SEGU Seaco BIC code.


14 May 2021

New Linfox Reefer

Snapped this just the other day.  It is coded FRLM which is a bit of departure from the second letter being T for Thermo King fridge unit.    

Externally, it appears the same as the FTLD 48'11 reefers delivered back in early 2020 for Linfox.  


12 May 2021

A few more trains

 Here are a few more shots around the Southern Highlands in April 2021.

Qube's 1311 service back to the Riverina for Visy.

Tahmoor coalie TM71 passing Mittagong Junction.

A Perth to Sydney service coming though Mittagong station.  The bridge where this shot is taken from is currently being demolished and replaced.  I don't think this should will be available until next year now. 

NY3 with a pretty combo passing the Mittagong maltings.