Sunday, January 31, 2016

While I am stuck at work my missus is fooling around!

While I am stuck at work, my Missus is fooling around (with my camera) and 
chasing trains. I can't say I'm mad, just jealous and not just because she is 
track side but her photos are really good. So I decided to dedicate this post 
to her and her pictures. I have a sneaking hunch her photos will pop up on 
here from time to time. 
Thanks for your pix and your help with the blog Rach XOXOX

8025 shunting steel wagons in the Carrington yard
Two Aurizon LDPs power through the Broadmeadow yard
MZ1437 and MZ1435 bring out a container train
BRM002 and BRM001 hauling a grain train through Port Waratah
Three Glencore XRNs awaiting their next duty
8107 or 3107 sits idle at Carrington
SSR102 ,SSR101 and G511 bringing through grain at the Carrington yard
MZ1433 and 1105 reverse a container train in the Patrick yard 

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes and the Missus

Saturday, January 23, 2016

AHGX and AGWF grain hoppers

Former South Australian railways SHBX now coded AHGX hauling grain in NSW
AHGX 34111N in AN green and still retaining a faded AN logo
Showing the roof detail of AHGX 34111N and the new tarp
AHGX 34151W in Manildra yellow and still with faint Manildra logos
The AGWF grain hoppers are former Westrail XW hoppers, also doing the rounds in NSW
Two shots of AGWF 21366R 

A pic of  AGWF 21855M
A view of the motley but interesting wagons

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Friday, January 15, 2016

AK track recording cars 4/1/16

8232 heading north through Warabrook with the AK cars
AK 2382
AK 2384
AK 2383 has had the pantograph removed, since the last
time I've seen it.
A trailing shot of the AKs 
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Friday, January 8, 2016

VTAD grain containers

Hi All,
 An unusual sighting for me at Carrington were these VTAD top loading grain 
containers on a very lengthy train, made up of two MZ locos and  CFCLA 
CQZY container wagons. 

Roof hatch detail
A pair of MZ locos up front

Till next time
Mathew Hughes

Sunday, January 3, 2016

ADPF 2003F ballast plough

Hi All,
 I noticed recently ADPF 2003F dismantled at Varley Engineerings yard at Carrington.
I am not sure if it's being scrapped or rebuilt without the body.

The structure of  ADPF 2003F sitting on the ground at Varleys
ADPF 2003F with body removed 

ADPF 2003F just after a repaint in early 2012
 Till next time 
 Mathew Hughes