Monday, January 9, 2017

NK81 the AK cars 9/1/17

Today while I was at work the Missus went to Kotara Station to photograph the
AK cars with 4702 and 4701 up front



Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Minor derailment at Carrington 21/12/16

Today at Carrington, there was a minor derailment of a WGBY 01005K grain hopper

4911 AND 4917 clear the remaining wagons

Just after disconnecting the derailed wagon 

A shot showing the grain spill 

This shot just shows the closest bogie in the dirt

A pic showing the chains just after being attached

The last pic of the crane attempting to lift the hopper but unfortunately it had a bit of trouble and I had to leave after a while...
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Monday, December 19, 2016

UGL recent happenings



In recent months some Tangara trains have been receiving some attention 

For a short time these narrow gauge UGL class locos were painted in this
 green and blue UGL scheme 
And then they were repainted in PacNat blue and yellow
Fresh from South Australia, a few GWU came back to the Hunter
to join the XRNs for Glencore on coal trains

Two unnumbered C44aci locos, probably going to become a PacNat
93 class


I think this is a nose cone off an Oscar car 


Last but not least an almost complete 93 class


Till next time
Mathew Hughes


Monday, December 12, 2016

Pair of DLs and some other stuff over the weekend



8159/8149/DL44 and DL45 waiting for the grain wagons to be attached
before heading to Werris Creek
DL44 still in MK1 National Rail livery 
DL45 in Pacific National colours 

48130 sitting at Port Waratah 

Recently 8208 was repainted into the Pacific National colours 


8106 completing a lap of the Carrington yard to enter Varley
Engineering 

Always great to see an ALCO 8011 
Swapping out CM3303 for VL361 for the return trip 

EL61/EL56 crossing the south arm of the Hunter River heading back
to Pelton for another load of coal

TT131/TT124 and 9314 going into Kooragang Island to unload

XRN011/XRN024 and XRN007 

5010/5021


Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Motive Power Centre Dry Creek S.A. (The Missus is interstate still)

Well the Missus made the most out of her Adelaide journey with a
quick trip to Dry Creek 

An over view of some of the Motive Power Centre at Dry Creek
ALF20 stabled in the rain
Once AL23 and then renumbered ALF22 when it was modified with a
new engine and blocking off the number two end 
ALF22 showing the closed in number two end
Two former NSWGR 422 class locos 2210/2207 now owned by
Genesee and Wyoming Australia

I am not sure what the codes are of these wagons but the load is interesting and
830 bogie with 2207 in the background
GM42/GM??/GM40 waiting for their next job 

GM47 in orange and black and GM46 showing its age with
Commonwealth Railways colours peaking through
FQ03 named Wagiman, one of four units built by EDI Port Augusta 

GWA009 built by EDI Cardiff 
Former S.A.R. Bluebird Rail car converted to a crew car

I could not finish this blog with out some ALCOs 843 and an
unknown 700 class loco
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes and the Missus

Friday, November 25, 2016

Islington Railway Workshops (The Missus is interstate)

Recently my missus went to Adelaide for an engagement party and while she was there she managed to squeeze in a couple of sneaky train hunts, while North of the City.. These pics were taken at the former Islington Workshops where there are still a few things sitting around the yard, including 6 Heritage Listed Buildings. Such a shame to see what was once a thriving place in the past, now basically abandoned. 

Former NSWGR 45 class 4537 rebuilt with a rebuilt cab,
numbered 103 and owned by Patrick Ports (good to see some
interstate ALCO's)
Broad gauge 704 stored in the Islington Yard for Tranvolution


Baggage/Break van OWR-392 still in a faded Jubilee trade train colour
 wit the former Foundry behind it
Islington Railway Workshops Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office
With the heritage listed Fabrication Shops in the back ground
704 rests stored in the sun

All photos taken by the Missus 
 Stay tuned as there is another one of her Adelaide train hunts,
 which will be posted soon

Till next time 
 Mathew Hughes and the Missus

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What a better way to spend time off pt2



NR57/NR27 lead a Adelaide bound container servce

I finally got a decent shot of NR27 in the newer Indian Pacific
 livery

Unusual markings on this 20ft container something had not
seen before

NR72/NR83 with 3BM4

Aurizons 5010 light engine long end leading into Port Waratah

Crawfords 4190 Sandgate to Port Botany container service
Till next time
  Mathew Hughes