Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Pacific National 1WB3 Steel Train - Normanhurst 19/02/2017

Went spotting up at Normanhurst in Sydney's Northern Suburbs this afternoon. 

I managed to get the video camera in time for 1WB3 steel to pass with NR18, AN7 and 8220 up front. 

The train consisted entirely of jumbo coil steel loading and steel coil in 'butter-boxes'. 

NR18 up front in Indian Pacific Yellow and Silver.



Trailing shot of the locos.

 RCQF wagon up front. 

RQIW wagon with coil containers.

RCQF wagon.

Another RQIW wagon. These wagons are turning up often.

VQCF wagon with coil containers

NCFF wagon (formerly NQFF).

RQSY wagon with an interestingly tarped load.

RKLY butterbox wagon.

RQTY wagon (foreground) with an RKLY wagon.

RQMY wagon.

RKLY wagon.

NQTY wagon. 

Another NQTY wagon with blue boxes.

VQFX-type wagons on the rear.

Link to the video:


Monday, 13 February 2017

Auscision MBY Car Carrier Wagon

Hi all,

Quick image of Auscision's new MBY car carrier wagon in Indian Red with SRA 'L7' logos.

Not many of these packs arrived with the first batch, so pretty happy to be one of the first people to order (and therefore receive) them.

NSW RTM 4250 leads MBY 2582 and a PHN power van. 
Once again, Auscision do not fail to deliver in detail and quality. The wagons are well weighted and roll smoothly. The deck and framing has enough detail that a load of cars isn't needed (though a load of holidaying family cars wouldn't go astray).

Models are available from Auscision Models or their retailers:
Auscision Car Carrier


Friday, 13 January 2017

3232 Grain Approaching Towrang 13 January 2017

On the way South today I managed to spot 8144 and 8133 leading train #3232 Pacific National grain.

Train was pretty standard consisting of 28 x NGPF/NGKF type grain wagons.

8144 leading the consist around towards Towrang heading North.

8144 + 8133 passing through the rather photogenic cutting. 

Trailing shot as the locos pass beneath Towrang Road.

Unmarked NGKF wagon. 

Another unmarked NGKF wagon. Number boards may be obscured by the hot morning sunlight. 

NGKF 35790-Y (Centre)

NGPF 36082-D (Centre).

NGPF 36060-P (Centre).

NGPF 36149-S is second last wagon.

NGPF 35916-R brings up the rear as the train passes under Towrang Road.

A link to the YouTube video of the train: