Tripple 90 class GT46CWM thumpers attempt to depart Kerrabee crossing loop in the Hunter Valley region of NSW with a coalie from Ulan mine. I had waited for a good hour while the crew made numerous attempts to resolve the middle unit shut downs faults. Now Pacific National, there are 35 units of...
Double header 44 class on a westbound empty wheatie halted at Murrobo NSW for crew change. I am in the cab of the Countrylink XPT WT28 from Dubbo to Sydney, travelling pas back to Lithgow. Another crew are onboard to relieve the eager wheatie crew who will also travel pas back east.
Australia's first air conditioned train, the Silver City Comet rumbles into Parkes NSW. Four DP class GM 1000hp DH units provide the motive power and HEP for the train which ran between Orange and Broken Hill NSW
The first train that I was rostered as driver. Double header dinky toys on freighter 7315 from Lithgow to Mudgee at Mount Frome trestle just south of Mudgee. Mudgee branch now closed north of Kandos. Empty wheat hoppers plus soil loaded oil pots in the short consist.
Aussie Alco dinky toy 48108 makes a grand entrance to Goobang yard just to the west of Parkes NSW. I am in the cab of an 80 class waiting for the train brakes exam before heading east back home on an interstater from Adelaide. The main line is to the right.
Quad aussie alcos battle the 2.5% of Tumulla bank just to the west of Bathurst NSW with westbound freighter 8331. DL500B DL500G and two DL531, total 5600 hp. Due to motor transition contactors making a loud racket behind the number one cab, most crews prefer the quieter number two cab of the 44...
Double header freighter detoured from the Main North by trackwork emerges from the Sydney rat holes on the UP North Shore having crossed the Harbour Bridge and smoked out the cattle at Wynyard and Town Haul suburban underground station. The 3% and 2.5% grades in the city underground require a...
In a light dusting of down under winter snow dinky toy aussie alco 4802 whips eastbound pas from Orange W32 through Marrangaroo (Lithgow) past an upper quad semaphore. Both train and semaphore long gone to history.
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