Australia - Modern Scene
Posted 09 December 2017 - 13:02
More West Australian wrong-line running action; This weekend is closure #3, this time the Up Main into Perth is out of action, so it's the inbound IP that is wrong line:
Here it is passing through the worksite at Bayswater, with the soon-to-be-commissioned (Monday 4:30am) temporary Up deviation to the right, and the old Up and Down mains further right, still. The latter will be lifted, and a "dive" structure built to allow the tracks to burrow under - and the TBM's to emerge in 2019.
The IP headed back out to Forrestfield on the same track - right direction - a few hours later, but will come back in again around 6am tomorrow; if you're quick, you can slip out and grab a photo, too!
Posted 12 December 2017 - 00:42
The first public service of the Queensland NGR from Varsity Lakes to Brisbane Airport yesterday.
I really like the Aboriginal artwork wraps they got last week before entering service. It's called Travelling by Gilimbaa and "symbolises pathways across the land to the sea, opening up country and connecting the people of Queensland".
Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:07
Six Ex Wagr / ARG / QR - DBZ class Locomotives have been now been moved from Forrestfield to storage at various sidings along the GSR having been transferred on empty grain trains hauled by CBH class locos . All need some work done to get them fit for use since being purchased by CBH and how long it is before they are pulling trains again remains to be seen.
The 5th and 6th of them - #2302 Shire of Jarrahdale and #2312 Shire of Toodyay were seen on the move today to be stabled at Beverley.
In other West Oz news, the first of the rebuilt ex WAGR / NZR / Tasrail narrow gauge D class locos (Now DR) arrived back in WA recently in Watco Livery.
Picture from Watco's Twitter page here
Edited by The Blue Streak, 10 February 2018 - 15:04 .