Currently PN operate both the oldest, and newest locomotives in the Hunter Valley region. CFCL Australia purchased six "CF Class" C44aci locomotives in 2012, all of which entered coal service on hire to Pacific National. With word that at least a further six of the class will be delivered in 2013, it is currently unknown if they will join the six already on coal service, or perhaps spread their wings elsewhere. Australia is a large country, after all.
CF4401, 4402 and 4403 waste no time passing through Tarro with their empty coal train during a brief break in the rain.
The composition of this shot could have been better - it was a very rushed shot, as we were planning to shoot a loaded train slowly approaching. It was through sheer luck that we noticed this in time to get a shot at all!