With SDS models releasing their ICX/NQIX container wagons (and variants) with their ISO Peters Milk Tankers, It brought up a few questions in my mind about these trains and their winding up in the 1990's.
When did Milk operations cease in NSW, and what was the reason the railways gave that traffic away?
Is anyone aware of what happened to the milk containers after traffic ceased? There was a couple sitting at Muswellbrook a few years back, however they, for the most part seem to have disappeared into thin air.
There was once quite a number of loading points all over the state, where milk was loaded onto rail tankers and transported to Sydney, however, it seemed like one day, someone, somewhere decided that it wasn't viable to haul it anymore and that was that.
Also, if anyone has any photos, or can point me in the direction of photos of milk services on the south coast line, that would be appreciated. I've found a few of the afternoon train being marshalled at Bomaderry, then picking up wagons at Berry and Gerringong before heading off towards Sydney, however I seem to come up short trying to find photos of the wagons being dropped off for loading.