Pacific National RHKY wagons

 
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Hi all. A boat load of new (most likely Chinese made) RHKY hoppers arrived at Carrington around midday today. A pair of these was recently sighted on the Southern line between 2 ECP/DPU NRs, they are most likely to be used on the new stone train down there.
I estimate around 20-30 were on deck, but after the 2 rows wagons were lifted off the rear hatch, it was opened for the crane to lift something out of there. I could not see what that was.





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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Built at Zhuzhou by CSR (whatever they are called today).
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Nice work...I tried to get some information on these wagons and their design about a year ago, but none was forthcoming. You are right they will be used to carry limestone out of the new quarry south of Marulan.
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Nice work...I tried to get some information on these wagons and their design about a year ago, but none was forthcoming. You are right they will be used to carry limestone out of the new quarry south of Marulan.
Spiritman

seconded. thks for posting these.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Rather than make a new thread for something that is not important, but is perhaps related to these imported hoppers, PN has recently received some new 120T coal wagons from Bradken, presumably China? These are coded NHIH, in sets of 4. A block has been running around for a month or two as part of a Hunter Coal set. There was quite a pile of bogies of the type fitted to these, on the wharf back on 3/12/13. It appears that the wagons are shipped without them, however they do have Bradkens logo cast into them. Perhaps they are cast in China and fitted out here? On Monday I saw a train of about 50 or 60 behind 2 TTs, and yesterday there was a set, most likely the same one, in Carrington yard behind 2 different TTs. This is an unusual train length for the Hunter as all PN 120T wagons run as 3 engine - 90 or so wagons per set, except for the Mac-Gen train when it runs.



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