Everyday QR Network Observations

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Townsville Jetty sightings 28/6/2014

09.05 8273 2845/2261 hauling 2262 and 2269 headed out of Southyard and onto the Jetty Branch after detaching their train. The 2250s are all ex-nickel locos and haven't been in Townsville for a couple of months.

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  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Just a couple of sightings this week, due to a few incidents at home, some bad some awesome, but here are my sightings!

Brisbane Sightings - 28.06.2014 - 29.06.2014

28.06.2014

07:00am - Aurizon - 2810 - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776 - Rocklea

29.06.2014

07:50am - Aurizon - 2330D and 2321D - Loaded Coal Service - Port Bound - Train No: 9875? - Yeerongpilly

08:20am - Aurizon - 2389 and 1746 (Original QR Colour Scheme) - Empty Cattle Service - Northbound - Train No: 6WC3 - Yeerongpillly

Also of Interest two Empty Cattle Rakes, sit a Clapham Yards as of 08:30am this Morning, One Full Length, One Half Length, of course one will be 6EC1.

Decided to head back out this morning for a second go and here is what I saw:

Brisbane Sightings - 29.06.2014
10:35am - Aurizon - 2802 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: Y279 - Salisbury

The above service will sound great through Central as 2802 sounds more like an ALCo...

10:45am - Aurizon - 2498H and 1753 - Light Engine - Clapham Bound - Train no: ? - Salisbury

Also of interest, just heard another set of Clyde horns leaving the Ridge at 10:10am

Hope it is of Interest...

All photos can be seen here: Some older ones as well



Cheers

Shawn
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Cluden Sightings (Townsville) June 29th 2014...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgYs_6TcWrU
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Townsville sightings July 1st 2014

Reportedly the last Aurizon hauled Sunlander left Townsville in the afternoon...plus action at Fork Line



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lhr-ARMDqY
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Mackay Sightings 3/7/2014

Hi all

Another trip to Mackay...

06.25 PN Partington; several 83s and PNs around the sheds while 8318 was shut down on the Highway Road. A new inspection/washing gantry has been constructed outside the Downer/EDI sheds during the last week.

07.30 Ayr; 28 VGHM/VGKM grain hoppers stowed in two rakes in the intermodal yard. Very unusual to see grain hoppers in the Burdekin.

07.45 Home Hill; 8273 heading north towards the town with 2827 hauling a rake of loaded cement containers.

09.20 Longford Creek; 62N7 empty cattle heading north

12.45 Mackay Yard; A 2800 putting together 8776 Mackay to Brisbane freight in the yard.

13.00 Mackay Yard; A pair of 2300s turn on the Marian Branch angle.

13.10 Mackay Yard; A 2800 arrives at the southern end of the yard with 8C49 while another 2800 is arriving from the north with 65N0 loaded cattle. 8776 is also still in the yard making for a three way meet.

13.15 Mackay Yard; 8776 departs the yard for Brisbane with 16 wagons.

13.30 Mackay Yard; 8C49 departs for Cairns with 31 wagons

13.35 Mackay Yard; 65N0 departs for Brisbane

15.20 Mackay Yard; 8G16 arrives with a 2800 hauling four 106-tonne coal hoppers and 16 PCZY carrying empty cement containers.

15.40 Mackay Yard; The Mackay grain set arrives from Mackay Harbour with a pair of 2300s...bound for the Blair Athol line.

20.10 Wathana; 87P4 heading south (most likely with a PN)

21.05 Ayr; those grain hoppers still in the yard and a rake of MO molasses tankers in the Kalamia interchange yard.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Sightings Fri 04/07/2014

0857hrs 23??D + 23??D dn coal loading Acland siding
1604hrs 2314D + 2350D dn coal Jondaryan - Oakey section
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

2250s have returned to the nickel trains today (7/7/2014)...

09.50 2262 on 9282 heading down to the Townsville Jetty with a truncated 30 GN set (down from the usual 37-39 GNs)
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Here's a clip of 2269's first trip down the Townsville Jetty branch since being displaced by 2800s in May - plus some of the action around Cluden yesterday, which includes the last Aurizon hauled passenger train in Australia, the Inlander. A 2250 Indian Summer perhaps?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVykudxLCSI
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Action today (8/7/2014) on the Townsville Copper Refinery branch...two 4000s doing the honours.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72QqhS_UKyQ
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

11/7/2014

16.35 A CKS 11 class waiting light engine on the northern side of Cairns station. Finishing up the cement shunt for the day probably.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Here's some sugar and molasses train action around Townsville over the last couple of days...the four Burdekin Mills have added an additional 22-trains a day to the already busy North Coast Line and the Townsville Jetty Branch.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyscaxtCqQ
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Central, 11/7/14

1505hrs - 2410D + 2163 hauling empty Sunlander carriages as 4035. Both of these locos are now in Queensland Rail branding, with 2410 having the standard [QR] Queensland Rail decal on the side (like the ones on front of the EMU's) and 2163 having the National painted over from the old QR National livery.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Thu 17/07/2014



1150hrs 2337D + 2306D down coal loading Acland Siding
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Sighting Sat 19/07/2014

0651hrs 2334D + 2336D down coal loading Acland siding
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Action around Yenoor this morning 23/7/2014




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2kbEbPmUzE
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
RM 1901 at platform 4 Bowen Hills, departed 0920 wrong line southwards.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
Track machines stored on the turning fork road at Bethania.

More track machines in the cattle loading siding at Holmview.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
RM 1901 at platform 4 Bowen Hills, departed 0920 wrong line southwards.
locojoe67

Is it this weekend that it's heading to Wallangarra?
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
1901 "Winelander Lite" heads out to the granite belt on 23 and 24 August but its gone off the arhs website.  Tour brochure still comes up in a web search.

Heard it was fully booked.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
1901 "Winelander Lite" heads out to the granite belt on 23 and 24 August but its gone off the arhs website. Tour brochure still comes up in a web search.

Heard it was fully booked.
locojoe67

Yeah, the latest ARHS Newsletter told me that it is fully booked, but I couldn't remember when it was! I like your "Winelander Lite" tag. Perhaps they should do this monthly with either 1901 or the 2000 set.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
"Perhaps they should do this monthly"

The Toowoomba group would be in on that. Look forward to them turning a wheel and put that m set to good use. Or the railmotor they bought from Burnie.
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

C17 974 will be doing the honours for this years Ekka, with a water gin and SX Set 45. It will operate on Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Wednesday 13th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th.
  phil_48 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Wynnum North
About 1115 noted near Lindum a Port bound coalie, but about 2 km behind was a consist of 5 locos only also headed to the Port. As I was on the nearby Motorway and concentrating on driving I was unable to get any numbers.
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Ipswich Workshops, 6/8/14

1150hrs - C17 974 + WSE + DEL 1620 + SX Set 45 reversing from the Workshops to Ipswich Yard as R0J3.







Booval, 6/8/14

1205hrs - C17 974 + WSE + DEL 1620 + SX Set 45 racing along the mainline to Mayne as R0J3.




Video available at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pKJL_AVe1M
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Normanby, 8/8/14

1335hrs - BB18¼ 1079 (fresh from a restoration) + DEL 1620 + SX Set 45 coming back from the SX set charging run to Grandchester.


Looks like 1079 will now be doing the Ekka loop service, after they put 974 back in the Workshops during the charging run.

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