Saturday, December 3, 2016

Motive Power Centre Dry Creek S.A. (The Missus is interstate still)

Well the Missus made the most out of her Adelaide journey with a
quick trip to Dry Creek 

An over view of some of the Motive Power Centre at Dry Creek
ALF20 stabled in the rain
Once AL23 and then renumbered ALF22 when it was modified with a
new engine and blocking off the number two end 
ALF22 showing the closed in number two end
Two former NSWGR 422 class locos 2210/2207 now owned by
Genesee and Wyoming Australia

I am not sure what the codes are of these wagons but the load is interesting and
830 bogie with 2207 in the background
GM42/GM??/GM40 waiting for their next job 

GM47 in orange and black and GM46 showing its age with
Commonwealth Railways colours peaking through
FQ03 named Wagiman, one of four units built by EDI Port Augusta 

GWA009 built by EDI Cardiff 
Former S.A.R. Bluebird Rail car converted to a crew car

I could not finish this blog with out some ALCOs 843 and an
unknown 700 class loco
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes and the Missus

Friday, November 25, 2016

Islington Railway Workshops (The Missus is interstate)

Recently my missus went to Adelaide for an engagement party and while she was there she managed to squeeze in a couple of sneaky train hunts, while North of the City.. These pics were taken at the former Islington Workshops where there are still a few things sitting around the yard, including 6 Heritage Listed Buildings. Such a shame to see what was once a thriving place in the past, now basically abandoned. 

Former NSWGR 45 class 4537 rebuilt with a rebuilt cab,
numbered 103 and owned by Patrick Ports (good to see some
interstate ALCO's)
Broad gauge 704 stored in the Islington Yard for Tranvolution

Baggage/Break van OWR-392 still in a faded Jubilee trade train colour
 wit the former Foundry behind it
Islington Railway Workshops Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office
With the heritage listed Fabrication Shops in the back ground
704 rests stored in the sun

All photos taken by the Missus 
 Stay tuned as there is another one of her Adelaide train hunts,
 which will be posted soon

Till next time 
 Mathew Hughes and the Missus

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What a better way to spend time off pt2

NR57/NR27 lead a Adelaide bound container servce

I finally got a decent shot of NR27 in the newer Indian Pacific

Unusual markings on this 20ft container something had not
seen before

NR72/NR83 with 3BM4

Aurizons 5010 light engine long end leading into Port Waratah

Crawfords 4190 Sandgate to Port Botany container service
Till next time
  Mathew Hughes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What a better way to spend time off

Hi All
  Well after ten years of working the same job I got my long service and
what a better way to spend the time off than photograph some trains.
Here are some shot so far. 

NR52 leads a WB service

SSR CEY006 and Freightliners GL112/G535 and G533 sitting in
the Broadmeadow yard

LDP009/6025/LDP006 with a MB servce

SSR G513 Light engine throuth Adamstown

NR100/NR45/NR43 heading south through Kotara

NR83/NR25 going over Northcott drive Kotara

Aurizons 6011/LDP004/LDP009 lead 7BM7
6AB6 with NR89/NR24 through Broadmeadow 

7BM4 with NR39/8224/NR18 up front

PHC001 (Carrot) and PHC002 (Spud) heading 4190 Sandgate
to Port Botany 
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Road Ragers 1/87

Hi All
  Got my my hands on the lastest Road Ragers 1/87 cars and 
here is a quick look

The packaging is still the same as the earlier releases
First up the Holden LJ  GTR XU1 Torana in salamanca red 
The tail lights on the LJ are not that good a little bit of colour
would have been a lot better

Holden HG GTS Monaro painted in silver mist
The front end on the HG is exceptional 
Now off to the two fords first is the XY GTHO PHASE III
painted in  yellow ochre
I was surprised that they chose to do the XY in yellow
I would have liked it in true blue or vermilion red

Last but not least the Ford XC cobra. The detail in the Cobra
decal in great when you remember they are in 1/87

Overall a great choice of cars and well done to Cooee and I am looking forward
to some more cars from the 70s(LH SLR5000,LX A9X, XA Superbird,XB GT 4 door,
HQ Panel vans,utes and wagons come to mind hahaha hell even a P76 would be good)
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Monday, September 12, 2016

Adamstown Station 12/9/2016

Hi all
 Just some shots from Adamstown this morning

NR45/NR19/NR59 Heading south through Adamstown
with an empty container train
SSR's newly acquired C classes C506/C510/C507/C505
with an empty coal train 

Light engine Freightliner GL112
Quad 82s 8248/8228/8233/8245 on an empty coal 
More quad 82s this time 8206/8238/8223/8201 on a loaded
coal train heading to port
Quin NRs NR96/NR61/NR119/NR43/NR64 on an empty
steel service with the exception of a few tarped open
wagons,some containers and 3x RKWYs loaded with logs

CEY003/CEY007/CEY001 lead an empty coal train south
Triple 90s 9007/9002/9017 heading to port to unload 

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes