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

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What a better way to spend time off

Hi All
  Well after ten years of working the same job I got my long service and
what a better way to spend the time off than photograph some trains.
Here are some shot so far. 

NR52 leads a WB service

SSR CEY006 and Freightliners GL112/G535 and G533 sitting in
the Broadmeadow yard

LDP009/6025/LDP006 with a MB servce

SSR G513 Light engine throuth Adamstown

NR100/NR45/NR43 heading south through Kotara

NR83/NR25 going over Northcott drive Kotara

Aurizons 6011/LDP004/LDP009 lead 7BM7
6AB6 with NR89/NR24 through Broadmeadow 

7BM4 with NR39/8224/NR18 up front

PHC001 (Carrot) and PHC002 (Spud) heading 4190 Sandgate
to Port Botany 
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes