Whilst waiting at Meadowbank station back in December, a North-bound Pacific National coal train came rumbling through.
A typical consist of 4 x 82 class locos and the NHFF/NHSH type hoppers on the back.
The photos show the difference in appearance of these wagons, from the weathering effects to the extent of graffiti.
8240 on point.
Still looking good 20 years on.
Second unit 8214.
Followed by 8212.
8211 brings up the rear of the loco lash-up.
NHSH wagon three-pack.
NHSH 42815 H.
NHFF 42824 on the right.
NHFF 42778 E.
NHFF//NHSH, possibly NHJF.
NHSH 43036 at right.
Interesting to note the new handbrake wheels applied to some (most) of the wagons now, replacing the four handle handbrake 'spider' typical of NSWGR/SRA rollingstock.