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Posted 20 Dec 2013 20:35 in Railpage Australia™ by Westie

I second that. Thank you to everyone who does a wonderful job maintaining and moderating this site.

Happy holidays to all.


I to want to add my thanks to all those people w ...

Posted 23 Nov 2013 21:19 in New South Wales by Westie

Bevan That was just awesome. Thanks to you for sharing it with us. Look forward to seeing it again on a future DVD

Cheers Ron

Posted 02 Aug 2013 20:19 in Sightings by Westie

[quote=Raichase]My mistake, I was thinking of the two shunters used by the Grain Elevators Board at Carrington. Of course, you're right about CAR1, which is indeed in pieces in Junee to be scrapped.[/ ...

Posted 01 Aug 2013 20:59 in Sightings by Westie

[quote=Black Hoppers]There shunting unit was CAR1 a modified 48 class unit (modified in that it could only operate at slower speeds than a standard 48 class) from memory it only had 4 throttle notches ...

Posted 19 May 2013 22:36 in Sightings by Westie

Whilst visiting family at Gunnedah last week I sighted 9201 arriving light engine at Gunnedah on the Monday before the shutdown.

It appeared to be there for crew training. It was there all week with  ...

Posted 25 Feb 2013 20:52 in New South Wales by Westie

As a matter of interest the freight trains were running north & south today. We had all the 93 class locos up here at Grafton today double heading on 3 of the freighters 1 south, 2 north.Cheers Ro ...

I thought it was an outstanding documentary. We were at Crescent Head near Kempsey on the day it happened and still can recall the number of people standing near vans who had a TV set in their annex w ...

Posted 01 Jan 2013 21:18 in New South Wales by Westie

well i just got back from my 6 night stay at gunnedah, one word - awesome!i went there thinking i would see mainly coal traffic with the new locos, boy was i wrong, i saw and capture different variety ...

Posted 03 Sep 2012 19:55 in Sightings by Westie

As a matter of interest they are heading up the North Coast commencing from Sydney on Monday morning 10th Sept. They are going all the way to Brisbane arriving there on Wednesday.Cheers Ron

Thanks for your help OK2RunCheersThere is a TAA on the ARTC website which gives you full details etc. As far as I can see the tour is still on as there is noadvice to say it isnt. The train has an ove ...

Posted 04 Apr 2012 20:36 in Sightings by Westie

Gday all, I hiked it up to Tarro for todays photo's. Coal traffic was lacking but there were some good sightings. Some photos look over exposed so sorry about that, should have set things up to fix  ...

Posted 18 Mar 2012 21:11 in Railway Archaeology by Westie has a photo of a Sydney Tram that has gone way off the tracks: Does anyone know the story behind the ph ...

The new posts page seems to glitch and will display pages 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 but will just say "No threads or posts met your search criteria" on page 2. Has anybody else had this problem? Still does the ...

Posted 13 Dec 2011 20:39 in Sightings by Westie

Hi all, Again I went to Leightonfield today, And came away with the following Sightings

NRS'77,7 Guide 7PS7 Towards Chollura after crossing t ...

NR class locomotives have been used on Ballast trains in recent times on the North Coast.

Cheers Ron

Its been going extremely well up here on the north coast. My thanks go to all those involved in getting Railpage up and running again well done.

Cheers Ron

Scott NR89 was the unit in the middle on the steelie

Cheers Ron

Posted 30 Apr 2011 17:32 in Sightings by Westie

Miserable weather and light conditions greeted todays Coffs Coast runners. First to arrive a few minutes down was 7BM2 behind NR72 NR25? (IP) and NR??. Next to arrive was the nearly 19 hour late 5MB7  ...

Posted 07 Jan 2011 22:36 in Sightings by Westie

You are correct they were up there yesterday 6.1.11

Cheers Ron

Posted 04 Jan 2011 20:58 in Sightings by Westie

They are on the North Coast this week and will be passing through Grafton tomorrow afternoon at about 1350. ie Wednesday.

Cheers Ron

How stupid can people be. I feel sorry for the train crew. It must have been a hell of a shock for them.

Cheers Ron

Posted 31 Aug 2010 17:37 in Sightings by Westie

The AK Cars came through Grafton this afternoon with 8184 in the lead. Of interest there was a container wagon with container marshalled between the locomotive and the 3 cars. I can't ever recall seei ...

About a month ago it was in the old loco shed at Casino locked away.

Cheers Ron

My late father drove the second last tram to run in Newcastle and that was to Waratah. Seeing the cycle track at the back of Jesmond Park was of interest to me, I can remember seeing the trams running ...

Posted 12 Jan 2010 21:56 in Sightings by Westie

Paul My daughter saw it at Gunnedah this morning.8130 was in the lead. The last time I saw it at Gunnedah a few years back now 2 48s were on it.

Cheers Ron

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