Thursday, July 20, 2017

Newcastle line (well whats left of it) pt2



This poster on the wall of Civic station made me laugh. Travel with
CityRail (except to NSW's second largest city)
Some pics of the rail line and infrastructure being removed



And finally the ghost station that is Civic  





Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Wickham Station (Well what is left of it)

Hi All,
 I've never really photographed the Newcastle line much over years; I guess I just
took it for granted that it would always be there. The decision to end the line at
Hamilton surprised me but not as much as how quickly it was ripped up and knocked
down because as a Novacastrian I know things happen around here usually rather slowly.
Here are some shots taken around Wickham Station over the last fortnight.







The light rail station

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ADPF2003F part 2

I had not seen ADPF 2003F since it was disassembled in the Varley yard.
pics here
Now rebuilt with the body removed.
One thing I did notice that was different is the little guards to protect the
wheels from ballast.






Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Some recent pictures




EL61/EL56 leave Kooragang Island after unloading

Aurizon 42107 shunting the Carrington yard No2 end leading
still showing its old Interail paint scheme

Lone 82 shunts a single RRLX wagon while SSR classes are about
to unload grai
n

SSR/El Zorro hybrid paint job good to see the Edward Henty
plates still being used

One that I kept missing but finally got was B61 in the one off
Streamliners scheme with 44206 and RL305 behind

One of my Favourite locos 48123 with the peeling Freight Corp paint you
can still see the tuscan and chrome colours under neath 

And last but not least 621/721 on tour heading south through
Adamstown 


Till next time
 Mathew Hughes


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SSR BGKF 1111L grain hopper

This SSR's latest acquisition ex PacNat bombay door discharging coal hoppers that SSR have
modified with a fibreglass lid. I think this particular one was an NHKF







Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Saturday, February 18, 2017

49 class in focus


4916 in what I think is very underrated candy paint scheme
CFCLA KL81 which was originally 4910

CFCLAs KL80 was originally 4904



Formally 4910 then KL81 and now back to its original number
under SSR ownership



4903 wearing former Patrick livery with the lowered nose profile

4903 still retains its flat top buffer plate

Consolidated Rail Leasing 4911 sitting at Carrington 

Roof detail long end

Roof detail short end

Mark 1 fuel tank

Mark 2 fuel tank

Bogie side frame 49 class

Aurizon 42302 used 49 class bogies to be converted to standard
 gauge

An old picture of 4915 at Cardiff workshops

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Monday, January 23, 2017

7MB9 through Broadmeadow

The first SCT train on the east coast came through Broadmeadow on 22/1/17.
Three locos up front SCT004/007/006, one container flat, a whole pile of box vans
and in the middle of the consist was PDAY001V (former SAR Bluebird railcar 253) crew van.










Till next time
 Mathew Hughes