Everyday QR Network Observations

 
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Ventured out today, to get some piece from the family, who are driving me up the wall...

Sightings from Brisbane: 12.03.2014

08:35am? - Aurizon - 23?? - Light Engine - Destination Unknown - Train No: ? - Tennyson

08:55am - Aurizon - 2332D and 2337D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9616? - Corinda

10:00am? - Aurizon - 2331 and 2202D - Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: 8874? - Exhibition Loop

11:00am - Aurizon - 2307D and 2388D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9620? - Murarrie

11:05am - Aurizon - 2331 and 2202D -  Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: 8874? - Murarrie

Also of note, and not entirely sure, but it looks like the overhead walkway at Tennyson, will be taking away, sometime this year...

Hope it is of interest...

Cheers

Shawn

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  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Ventured out today, to get some piece from the family, who are driving me up the wall...

Sightings from Brisbane: 12.03.2014

08:35am? - Aurizon - 23?? - Light Engine - Destination Unknown - Train No: ? - Tennyson

08:55am - Aurizon - 2332D and 2337D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9616? - Corinda

10:00am? - Aurizon - 2331 and 2202D - Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: 8874? - Exhibition Loop

11:00am - Aurizon - 2307D and 2388D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9620? - Murarrie

11:05am - Aurizon - 2331 and 2202D - Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: 8874? - Murarrie

Also of note, and not entirely sure, but it looks like the overhead walkway at Tennyson, will be taking away, sometime this year...

Hope it is of interest...

Cheers

Shawn
Bird77




Aurizon's 2331 and 2202D trundles through Murarrie, Brisbane with 8874, Container Service, bound for the Port of Brisbane and it passes an outgoing Empty Coal Service...

The White Ribbon on the front of the Locomotive is Australia's campaign to stop violence against women...

Date 12.03.2014
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Hi all

Mackay sightings 13/3/2014

Another trip to Mackay...

06.15 PN Partington; 8315, 8316 & two crew cars on Highway Road, PN002 being cut off 82P5. PN005, 8317, 8318 sitting outside loco shed.

07.30 Just south of Home Hill (Homestead Road); 8273 with 2834 hauling mostly cement containers getting close and personal with a Landcrusier ute racing it to the level crossing.

08.40 Sleeper replacement along the Bowen Branch appears to have been finished.

12.50 Mackay Yard; A 2800 getting 8776 ready to depart...the train leaves sometime before 13.30

14.30 Mackay Yard; 8G16 arrives with a 2800/2170 combo - cement containers and 106-tonne coal hoppers. The locos do their own shunting and add a grain hopper and more cement containers.

16.20 PN Mackay Yard; 87P0 leaves the Toll Branch and heads south with a PN hauling 27-platforms

17.00 Mackay Yard; 8279 arrives with 2371/2484H...8G16 departs soon after

18.40 Yalboroo Bank; 8279 heading up the hill towards Bloomsbury

18.50 Bloomsbury; P984 Sunlander approaching Bloomsbury from the north with two clydes to meet 8279

20.20 Don; 8279 heading north through the 'new' Bowen Station and approaching the Bruce Highway level crossing.

20.25 Merinda; 87P4 waiting in yard for 8279 with a PN up front

20.50 Gumlu; green signals for 8279

21.00 Bobawaba; green signals for 8279

21.10 Inkerman; red signal for 8279...a meet planned with 8796

21.30 Ayr; 8796 heading through the yard with two Clydes

22.10 Alligator Creek; 87P2 heading south with a PN

22.20 Partington; a southbound freight leaving the yard...probably 8798
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Manly, 14/3/14

1020hrs - Railmotor 1901 passing through to Cleveland as N8M2.

1110hrs - Railmotor 1901 passing through back to Mayne as N0M3.
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Afternoon all,

Only three sightings today from Brisbane: 15.03.2014, with a quick venture from Salisbury to Murarrie then home again, via the City Circle Bus Route 598/599...

07:00am - Aurizon - 2824 - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776 - Salisbury

08:55am - Aurizon - 2364 and 23?? - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Murarrie

09:15am - Aurizon - 2813 and 2301D - Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: Y874 - Murarrie

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Today's venture ended up me missing out on the Empty Cattle Service, oh well next time...

Sightings Brisbane: 16.03.2014

06:20am - Aurizon - 23?? and 23?? - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Tennyson

06:40am - Aurizon - 2838 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: YU55 - Tennyson

06:50am - Aurizon - 2366D and 2321D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9612? - Tennyson

08:05am - Aurizon - 2308D and 2347D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

08:25am - Aurizon - 2353, 2371, 2346D and 2390 - Light Engine - Train No: ? - Clapham Yards

Of note whilst waiting in the rear carriage of the Beenleigh Service, I did hear Control clearing 6WC3, Empty Cattle Service from Clapham Yards, Moorooka at around 08:15am, Locomotives Unknown...

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Today's venture ended up me missing out on the Empty Cattle Service, oh well next time...

Sightings Brisbane: 16.03.2014

06:20am - Aurizon - 23?? and 23?? - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Tennyson

06:40am - Aurizon - 2838 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: YU55 - Tennyson

06:50am - Aurizon - 2366D and 2321D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9612? - Tennyson

08:05am - Aurizon - 2308D and 2347D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

08:25am - Aurizon - 2353, 2371, 2346D and 2390 - Light Engine - Train No: ? - Clapham Yards

Of note whilst waiting in the rear carriage of the Beenleigh Service, I did hear Control clearing 6WC3, Empty Cattle Service from Clapham Yards, Moorooka at around 08:15am, Locomotives Unknown...

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
Bird77


Afternoon all,
All of this weekends adventures can be viewed here:



I hope you will enjoy...

Cheers

Shawn
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Interesting tid-bit I found out today.

DEL 2410D has been transferred from Aurizon back into the hands of Queensland Rail ownership. Not sure on why, but it'd be safe to assume a few more will make their way back.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
A few random observations:

Coal set stowed at Macalister, a couple of weeks or so ago there were two.

Pipe set stowed at Rainby, how long since the last pipe train ran?

Over the past few days I have driven Dalby - Chinchilla - Dalby and Dalby - Wandoan - Dalby and only seen one train, a coalie ex Cameby Downs. How many of these are running at present?

There doesn't seem to be a stockpile of coal at Macalister, so I assume the last Wilkie Creek train has run.

Some track work just west of Brigalow on Saturday. A number of TSRs noted west of Brigalow.

TSRs on the Wandoan line would seem to be irrelevant!

Sighting Wed 26/03/2014

1637hrs 2307D + 2303D down coal (ex Cameby Downs) Warra
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Mackay sightings 27/3/2014


Hi all

Another trip to Mackay...

06.25 PN Partington; PN011 cutting off 82P5. PN005 still outside sheds, with 8316 & 8317 among a gaggle of GT42CU-ACe

06.40 Storth; green signals for a southbound, probably 8G16

08.00 Guthalungra; 8273 heading north with 2481D hauling cement containers...pretty unusual to see a solo 2470 on a NCL freight these days.

08.25 Merinda; cement containers in the Aurizon yard, lots of general containers in the PN yard (close to half a train load by the looks)

10.00 Proserpine; 82P9 northbound through town with PN003

13.20 Mackay Yard; 8776 departs for Brisbane with a pineapple 2800 and 18 wagons

14.00 Mackay Yard; 8C49 arrives with 2389 and 1720 - stops for refuel and crew change.

14.40 Mackay Yard; 8G16 arrives with 106-tonne hoppers and cement containers...8C49 heads north.

18.30 Calen; green signals for 8279

18.45 Yalboroo; green signals for 8279

18.55 Bloomsbury; green signals for 8279 (no sign of the P984 Sunlander that usually meets 8279 at Bloomsbury)

20.25 Merinda; 87P4 in the PN yard attaching additional loading with PN011

20.50 Guthalungra; 8796 heading south with a 2800

22.10 Alligator Creek; 87P2 heading south with PN007

22.15 PN Partington; PN005 still outside the sheds, almost alone this time.
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
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[color=#141823][size=2][font=Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Also of interest, visited the Brisbane Tramway Museum last weekend and if anyone is interested have posted photo's on my flickr account:[/font][/size][/color]

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[color=#141823][size=2][font=Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]Shawn[/font][/size][/color][/font][/size][/color]
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
A few sightings from an overcast morning in Brisbane: 30.03.2014

06:45am - Aurizon - 2840 - Container Service - Northbound - Train No: Y375 - Yeronga

Of interest of the above Service is the concrete slabs towards the rear of the train...

07:15am - Aurizon - 2305D and 2388D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeronga

07:30am - Aurizon - 2818 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: YU55 - Rocklea

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Here are my sightings from today, sorry a bit late:

Brisbane: 05/04/2014

07:10am - Aurizon - 2334D and 23?? - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9614? - Yeronga

08:20am - Aurizon - 2337D and 2304D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

09:00am - Aurizon - 2827 - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776 - Yeerongpilly

09:20am - Aurizon - 2308D and 2301D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9616? - Yeronga

11:25am - ARHS QLD - 2034 and 2036 (2000 Class Railmotor) - Special - Ferny Grove Bound - Train No: ? - Newmarket

12:10pm - ARHS QLD - 2036 and 2034 (2000 Class Railmotor) - Empty Run - Roma St Bound - Train No: ? - Newmarket

12:35pm - QR/Traveltrain - 2389 and 1733 - Spirit of the Outback - Northbound - Train No: ? - Roma St (Platform 10)

Also spotted today was a quad light engine movement at Mayne Yards, but didn't catch numbers and 2485H and 2501D in attendance at Mayne...

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Morning all,

Here are some sightings and observations from this morning...

Brisbane Sightings: 06.04.2014

06:10am - N.S.W Trainlink - XPT - Sydney XPT Service - Southbound - Train No: NT32 - Moorooka

06:20am - Aurizon - 2822 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: YU55 - Yeerongpilly

07:05am - Aurizon - 2301D and 2308D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: 9610/9E04? - Tennyson

07:05am - Aurizon - 2304D and 2337D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Tennyson

Of note Pacific National QLD's 87P2 as of 07:30am, Locomotive Unknown hadn't left Moolabin...

07:45am - Aurizon - 2501D and 2485H - Empty Ballast Service - Arrived Clapham Yards - Train No: ? - Clapham Yards, Moorooka

Of note Aurizon's 6WC3/6EC1 as of 08:00am still stabled at Clapham Yards, no Locomotives present...

08:00am - Pacific National - 8112 - Shunting Very large Rake of Empty Flats Etc, right up to Musgrave Road Level Crossing, Coopers Plains...

Hope it is of Interest...

All photo's from this weekends activities can be seen here:





Cheers


Shawn
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Mackay Sightings 8-9/4/2014


Hi all

Another trip to Mackay...featuring an apparent return in force of 2800s on NCL freights.

8/4/2014

05.15 PN Partington; Stored PN005 not in it's usual spot outside the loco sheds...a scattering of PNs and 83s around the yard

07.15 Kaili; 8322/8308 with 8332 on the rear (hopefully the numbers) with empty coalie leaving the Abbot Point Branch. The train was stopped at Euri to meet a northbound NCL freight...most likely 8273

14.10 Mackay Yard; 8C49 arrives with a 2800 and 27-wagons. The train stops for fuel and crew change

14.45 Mackay Yard; 8C49 departs for Cairns

16.00 Mackay Yard; 8844 arrives from Townsville with a 2800 and 11-wagons. The 2800 then starts attaching another 13-wagons of mostly chilled/frozen beef over the next hour or so

16.50 Mackay Yard; 8279 arrives with a 2800 and 27-wagons. Stops for fuel and crew change

17.10 Mackay Yard; 8279 departs for Townsville

9/4/2014

07.55 Merinda; 8273 getting ready to depart after dropping off cement containers. 2476D and a 2170 (possibly 2176D) on the pointy end.

08.35 Gumlu; A long 8G16 creeping into the loop to meet 8273. 2834 hauling 4001/4013 (both Stuart 4000s - possibly heading to Pring or the wheel lathe) and thirty-ish wagons of general, chemical and cement containers.  

08.45 Bobawaba; green signals for 8273

08.55 Inkerman; green signals for 8273

09.05 Home Hill; yellow signals for 8273

10.10 Storth; green signals for 8273

10.25 PN Partington; PN005 back in its spot. 8316, 8317 & 8318 in from the west with a crew van. Another 83 was sitting on the rear of a concentrate train in the QR Partington yard.

10.35 Townsville Jetty; a VASO sugar rake has been placed on the old phosphate sidings in an area fast becoming home to Qube's trucking operations. Another VASO rake was sitting ready near the Jetty station.
  doug75 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum, QLD
On my way into South Bank from Wynnun North this morning we passed two shut down coal sets on the DG line, is this due to the scheduled track work to Rosewood?
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

On my way into South Bank from Wynnun North this morning we passed two shut down coal sets on the DG line, is this due to the scheduled track work to Rosewood?
doug75

Are you sure they were shut down?

Just seems a bit odd they would be willing to leave them on the third road when intermodal freight would still be coming into and out of the Port from the NCL.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

12/4/2014

Hi all

10.35 Townsville Jetty Branch; 2191F/2842 hauling 4013/4001/4107 leave the Jetty after dropping off 8273. 4001/4013 had been to Pring for some testing on Thursday. Not sure why 4107 came back with them...but it is very unusual to see a first series 4100 in Townsville.
  doug75 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum, QLD
Are you sure they were shut down?

Just seems a bit odd they would be willing to leave them on the third road when intermodal freight would still be coming into and out of the Port from the NCL.
mb67

Didn't appear to be any sign of life on both sets.  All four locos had their window blinds down, but when I came home four hours later they were gone...
  EMBaldwin Chief Commissioner

Location: Amongst the Cane Fields
Apparently 2 trucks collided on the road just outside the port, big fire with rail and road traffic blocked for the duration.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/12/two-die-fiery-brisbane-truck-crash
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Got an unusual one from the other night coming home.

Morningside 15/4/14
28** + DEL hauling a container service from the Port, with a string of spoil wagons and what looked to be an LSR shunt wagon at the end.
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Sorry for the lateness:

Righto, now have a laptop again, here is today's sightings from Brisbane: 19.04.2014, which was all Coal Services today, except one

07:10am - Aurizon - 23?? and 23?? - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Seen from Moorooka

08:45am - Aurizon - 2311D and 2310D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Morningside

09:05am - Aurizon - 2304D and 2330D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Morningside

09:43am - Aurizon - 2367?, 1737, 2213, 2474D? - Light Engine Movement - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Cannon Hill

10:15am - Aurizon - 2332D and 2358 - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Cannon Hill

11:45am - Aurizon - 23?? and 23?? - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Park Road

12:10pm - 2308D and 2301D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Park Road

12:25pm - Aurizon - 2311D and 2310D - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Park Road

13:00pm - Aurizon - 2366D and 2337D? - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Park Road

Also Spotted today was 2371 with Pass. Wagons on Platform 3 at Roma St, then again crossing the Merivale Bridge...  

Hope it is of Interest and any help with missing info or Correct info, will be much appreciated...  

Cheers...


Also here is yesterday's...

Afternoon All,

A few sightings from Brisbane for Good Friday: 18.04.2014

06:10am - N.S.W Trainlink - XPT Service - Southbound - Train No: NT32 - Moorooka

07:55am - Aurizon - 2816 - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776? - Sunshine

10:05am - Aurizon - 2350D and 2387 - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane bound - Train No:? - Morningside

11:15am - Aurizon - 2330D and 23?? - Empty Coal Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Dutton Park

11:20am - Pacific National QLD - PN012 - Container Service - Moolabin Bound - Train No:? - Dutton Park

Hope it is of Interest... Sorry don't have computer at the moment, so pictures won't be up until next week sometime.

Cheers

Shawn
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Dutton Park, 26/4/14

2330hrs - MMY031 rail grinder grinding from just past the points for Park Road Platform 4/Dual Gauge Flyover through to Salisbury as ZF31.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvycAg-wmOs
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Brisbane Sightings for the week: 21.04.2014-27.04.2014

Wednesday 23.04.2014

10:00am - Aurizon - 2307D and 2350D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Dutton Park

Friday 25.04.2014

08:15am - Aurizon - 2804 - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776? - Park Road


11:15am - QR/Traveltrain - Tilt Service - Rockhampton Bound - Train No: ? - Sunshine

12:45pm - Aurizon - 2501D, 2485H and 2810 - Loaded Rail Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: ? - Arriving Acacia Ridge

Saturday 26.04.2014

06:05am - Aurizon - 2804 - Loaded Rail Service - Northbound - Train No: Y339 - Rocklea

06:10am - N.S.W Trainlink - XPT - Brisbane to Sydney XPT Service - Southbound - Train No: NT32 - Rocklea


Sunday 27.04.2014


06:05am - N.S.W Trainlink - XPT - Brisbane to Sydney XPT Service - Southbound - Train No: NT32 - Rocklea

06:40am - Aurizon - 2810 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: YU55 - Rocklea

07:50am - Pacific National QLD - PN002 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: 87P2 - Yeronga

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn

  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Brisbane Sightings for the week: 21.04.2014-27.04.2014

Wednesday 23.04.2014

10:00am - Aurizon - 2307D and 2350D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Dutton Park

Friday 25.04.2014

08:15am - Aurizon - 2804 - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776? - Park Road


11:15am - QR/Traveltrain - Tilt Service - Rockhampton Bound - Train No: ? - Sunshine

12:45pm - Aurizon - 2501D, 2485H and 2810 - Loaded Rail Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: ? - Arriving Acacia Ridge

Saturday 26.04.2014

06:05am - Aurizon - 2804 - Loaded Rail Service - Northbound - Train No: Y339 - Rocklea

06:10am - N.S.W Trainlink - XPT - Brisbane to Sydney XPT Service - Southbound - Train No: NT32 - Rocklea


Sunday 27.04.2014


06:05am - N.S.W Trainlink - XPT - Brisbane to Sydney XPT Service - Southbound - Train No: NT32 - Rocklea

06:40am - Aurizon - 2810 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: YU55 - Rocklea

07:50am - Pacific National QLD - PN002 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: 87P2 - Yeronga

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn

Bird77

Sorry forgot to add, photos can be seen here:



And videos can be seen here:



http://www.youtube.com/user/Shawn4468

Cheers

Shawn

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