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#101 C130

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 13:09

Here are the rest of the photos I could find that are worth posting.
These first 2 photos were taken in 2006.
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A City Rail double decker sits in Central Station
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A V and C set at Central Station
The next 7 photos were taken in 2007.
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Country Link XPT 2006 thundering through Koolewong station, one of the 3 small stations between Gosford and Woy Woy.
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An Alstom refurbished comeng EMU at Flinders Street Station, Melbourne.
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Flinders Street Station as seen from outside
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A Vline Vlocity DMU at Lara station. Lara is the station used when the Avalon Airshow is being held.
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Southern Cross Station
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My Grandfathers hand made minature steam train model of Britannia
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The above is a Hi-Rail mini bus near Wondabyne. Taken by my mum while she was taking part in an emergency simulation. Wondabyne station is in the middle of no where, yet it still carries the tags of Australias bogan society
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CFCLA "Elzoro" EL62 at Wyong Station.
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Flinders Street Station at night, as seen from Eureka Tower
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G523 at Maitland
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A Hunter set at Maitland
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Hunter set Interior
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#102 QRModeller

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:48

Completely forgot I had these!

First three are of one of the diesel Tilt Trains at Cairns Central station.

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These two are of the Cairns to Kuranda scenic railway

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These were all taken June/July last year when we went to Cairns for a week.
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#103 bingley hall

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 00:11

Lots of new motive power coming onto the scene

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CFCL Australia lease unit CF4402 'Silver Knight' - a UGL C44ACi on a special CFCLA Christmas charter at Bundanoon, NSW on 16 December 2012

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Genesee & Wyoming GWA001 - a Downer Rail GT46ACe at Dry Creek, South Australia on 1 November 2011

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CFCL Australia lease unit CF4406 'Kiwi' - a UGL C44ACi at UGL Broadmeadow, NSW on 2 February 2012

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SCT Logistics CSR005 (built in China by CSR Ziyang) being unloaded at Port Adelaide, SA on 4 February 2012

Plenty of pics of other new locos and liveries around on the web.

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#104 DavidB-AU

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:11

Australia is going to get 3700hp GE PowerHauls. The PH37ACmai will be mechanically the same as a class 70, but outwardly will be very different. For starters, it will be narrow gauge for use in Queensland and Western Australia. It will also have the typical brutish single cab like everything else in Australia these days. The other end will house the massive radiator required for working in the hot Australian climate. United Group Rail, GE's Australian agent, is building two demonstrators. Not overly pretty but nowhere near as ugly as a class 70!

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#105 QRModeller

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:29

That looks like a cross between a Class 60 and an NR Class!

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#106 DavidB-AU

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:59

Just a couple of small coal trains. :D



Each of those hoppers carries 100t of coal.

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#107 DavidB-AU

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:00

14,400hp moving a coal train up the Fassifern Bank.



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#108 Gwiwer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:40

Nice. Last one of those I saw was quite a few years back with 9x48 class struggling and clagging. 5 on the point and 4 pushers.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 21:49

Interesting lash-up there, David. I make it one ex-Vicrail G class, two ex-ANR GMs (Co-Co variety/GM12s) and a whole load of ex-SRA power (48, 49, 442) - is that right?

#110 DavidB-AU

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:16

Yep. The locos are G514-GM27-44204-44206 up front and 4910-4904-4917-48s33-GM22 banking. 48s33 was originally 4829.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:34

Seeing all these photos makes me want to go back as my last visit was in 1998!!

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#112 kiwitrains

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:22

Did anybody see the roo!!!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:49

Errrr ...... yes. Very obvious actually.
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#114 DavidB-AU

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:50

The first day of the steam season at NSWRTM.



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#115 DavidB-AU

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:02

The newest Qube Logistics beasts and some classic GM power on another "little" coal train.



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#116 DavidB-AU

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:30

Sydney's biggest eyesore is to be demolished.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:54

Sydney's biggest eyesore is to be demolished.


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#118 Peter Beckett

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:35

I wonder if Ted could get it as scrap value and use it to start the Melbourne to Tulla link? :jester:

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#119 DavidB-AU

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:26

I don't think he'd want it. It's orphan technology and spares are in short supply. Metro Transport Sydney already has 2 of the 6 trains out of service and cannibalised for parts. I am reliably informed they could be down to 3 or even 2 operable sets by the end of the year.

Metro Transport Sydney has been bought outright by the state government. As well as the ability to demolish the monorail, it brings the light rail into government hands so it can be expanded and integrated into the rest of the network,

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#120 P.C.M

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:30

Here are a couple of mine from last week. It was nice to see the A class still get a bit of passenger work.

Cheers Peter.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 19:28

Hi Peter,

I've been checking this thread for a while as I am bound for Vic in November and am hoping to spend some of the time out and about with my camera.

Those photos you've posted above are of just the kind of traction I was hoping to see! Can you give me any pointers, eg locations - where I ought to head to see some of the older locos still working? I am going to be based in Melbourne/Weribee for most of my two weeks.

cheers,

Keith

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:22

Hi Keith - Drop me a PM and we can talk off-board as I can advise but the level of detail might be best conveyed in a PM or email.

#123 P.C.M

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:42

Hi Keith,
Rick can certainly help you out with some gen on where to go. I would also have a look at the Railpage forum. look for the Victoria section. Vic sightings has some up to date info on whats going on. There is also photo location section that will help you find a few spots to try out.

Cheers Peter.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 18:36

Thanks very much Peter for your reply - and to Rick too (PM sent, thanks). I'll enjoy planning my visit and post pics on my return!

all the best,

Keith

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 20:56

I spent 1998/1999 travelling around Australia, though railways and such were not a priority I did see a few things that grabbed my attention.
First off a shot of the Sydney monorail at Darling Harbour, followed by some trammage in Melbourne.
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Next up for the scanner will be some W.A iron ore (Port Headland) and Pilbara museum (Dampier) shots hopefully..is anyone interested in seeing such things?

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