Sunday, February 22, 2015

QHCH coal hopper pt3

Hi all,
 Just a small update showing some pics of the Chinese built QHCH coal hoppers for Aurizon.
Here are two links to previous QHCH updates.

Being prepared for trial Link 1
Being trialled for Aurzion Link 2

A close up of the code board 
Two views of hopper QHCH 56591V

While the bogie is still clean you can clearly see the earth strap
A view of the inside of the hopper
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Friday, February 13, 2015

1048 30T Cowans Sheldon

Hi All,
 Here are a few pics of 1048 30T Cowans Sheldon crane at Rothbury.

And here are some links to a couple pictures of the crane in better days from Tony Merideth's website
Pic 1     Pic 2

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

An unusual bridge in Tasmania

During our stay in Launceston I spotted this old open wagon while driving along the West Tamar Highway in Roseveares. It is easily spotted from the main road, corner of Rosevears Drive. It is being used as a bridge to cross over the creek. The weeds and thorn bushes are overgrown, which made it a bit difficult to get some good clear shots but I am glad I managed  to get a couple. I believe the wagon is a CD6.

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes