Everyday QR Network Observations

 
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
A couple of Sightings this morning after a quick run to Yeronga and Back...

From Brisbane: 12.02.2014

09:25am - Aurizon - 2308D and 2313D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeronga

09:30am - Aurizon - 2478H and 1733 - Light Engine - Mayne Bound - Train No: LF30 - Moorooka

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers



Shawn

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  doug75 Chief Train Controller

Location: Wynnum, QLD
Tuesday 11/02/2014: 2365 and 2473D on a lengthy down freight heading through South Bank on the DG line.

Based on what I've seen over the last few days it appears that the Cleveland line between Lota and Thorneside (including the turnout at the down end of Thorneside) will be relayed on concrete sleepers during the shutdown at the end of February. Very Happy
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Roma Street, 11/2/14
1230hrs - 2390 + 2482D hauling The Sunlander, but with both locos facing forward (not back to back) as PC37.
  NBP Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane
Roma Street, 11/2/14
1230hrs - 2390 + 2482D hauling The Sunlander, but with both locos facing forward (not back to back) as PC37.
mb67

Mayne must have thought one loco was enough, sounds like they just added the leading loco last minute!  Razz
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Morning all,

Ventured out again this morning to find a Works Train along the Beenleigh Line, with Success, but only the one sighting...

08:55am - Aurizon/QR - 2478H and 2491H - Loaded Ballast - Unloading - Train No: ? - Woodridge

Any help with the Train No: would be much appreciated...  

Photo up later...

Cheers

Shawn
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Mayne must have thought one loco was enough, sounds like they just added the leading loco last minute! Razz
NBP

Or the guys working the locos from light engine at Acacia Ridge were just lazy and didn't bother turning them Razz
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Morning all,

Ventured out again this morning to find a Works Train along the Beenleigh Line, with Success, but only the one sighting...

08:55am - Aurizon/QR - 2478H and 2491H - Loaded Ballast - Unloading - Train No: ? - Woodridge

Any help with the Train No: would be much appreciated...

Photo up later...

Cheers

Shawn
Bird77




Aurizon/QR's 2478H and 2491H Unload 0FB?, Loaded Ballast Service at Woodridge, QLD on the section between Woodridge and Trinder Park...

Date 16.02.2014
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Mackay Sightings 18/2/2014

Hi all,

Another trip to Mackay dodging 200mm rainfalls...

06.25 PN Partington; 8320 & 8321, PN012 and few other GT42CU-ACes around the loco shed
07.50 Gumlu; VCQ5 northbound Spirit of Queensland
08.20 Kaili; Empty PN coalie heading south off the Abbot Point branch through junction with two 83s on the front
08.25 Merinda; 8273 arriving in the yard with a 2844/2260 hauling cement containers and Mackay sugar bins going to Townsville for inspections
13.00 Mackay Yard; 8C49 arrives with two 2190D/2332D stops for crew change and refuel
13.30 Mackay Yard; 8G16 arrives with 2800/2170 combo hauling a 2470 and 14 PCZY with cement containers
The 2470 is detached at the loco shed and the 2800/2170 pair start shunting their train...not sure when they eventually headed south
13.50 Mackay Yard; 8C49 departs for the north
15.00 Ooralea; A B-double heading north or to Nebo carrying two four wheel loco bogies - probably off a 3800 or 71 class.
16.00 Mackay Yard; 2192F/2350D shunting 8844. By 17.00 the consist is at least 18-wagons, including some cement containers
18.50 Bloomsbury; P984 southbound Sunlander with 2390/2482D
20.25 Wathana; 87P4 heading south
21.15 Inkerman; Rail Grinder working the NCL
21.30 Ayr; green lights for a northbound...most likely the rail grinder
22.10 Storth; 8798 heading south with 2211D/2212D
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Morning all,

Went out to catch possibly the Last Winelander Service this morning, was hoping to get some great footage and pics, but unfortunately this service turned up on the wrong Platform at Sherwood Station, Brisbane and missed out...  

Anyway here is some sightings from this mornings adventures...

07:?? - Queensland Rail/ARHS QLD - 2488H - Winelander Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Sherwood

08:25am - Aurizon - 2388D and 2322D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

08:30am - Aurizon - 2391 and 2301D - Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: 8874 - Yeerongpilly

08:55am - Aurizon - 2840 and 1744D (Still in QR Blue/grey) - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776 - Yeerongpilly

09:15am - Pacific National - NR113? - Loaded Rail Set - Yeerongpilly Bound - Train No: K713 - Salisbury

Also of interest was of Loram's MMY030 Rail Grinder was Stabled at Yeerongpilly Station.

Hope it is of interest...

Cheers
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Morning all,

Went out to catch possibly the Last Winelander Service this morning, was hoping to get some great footage and pics, but unfortunately this service turned up on the wrong Platform at Sherwood Station, Brisbane and missed out...

Anyway here is some sightings from this mornings adventures...

07:?? - Queensland Rail/ARHS QLD - 2488H - Winelander Service - Westbound - Train No: ? - Sherwood

08:25am - Aurizon - 2388D and 2322D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

08:30am - Aurizon - 2391 and 2301D - Container Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: 8874 - Yeerongpilly

08:55am - Aurizon - 2840 and 1744D (Still in QR Blue/grey) - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: Y776 - Yeerongpilly

09:15am - Pacific National - NR113? - Loaded Rail Set - Yeerongpilly Bound - Train No: K713 - Salisbury

Also of interest was of Loram's MMY030 Rail Grinder was Stabled at Yeerongpilly Station.

Hope it is of interest...

Cheers
Bird77




The Race between Queensland Rail and Aurizon...

A busy scene at Yeerongpilly, Brisbane with Queensland Rail's EMU Set 47 pulling out of Yeerongpilly Station, with Aurizon's 8874, Container Service sneaking up behind with 2391 and 2301D at the helm...

Also in the picture behind a pole is Aurizon's Larom, MMY030 Rail Grinder Stabled opposite the Station...

Date 22.02.2014

More shots from today's adventures can be seen here:



Cheers

Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Sorry this is late, with the Internet going down, but here it is...

Morning all,

Ventured out again for about three hours to only see two freight services today: Brisbane: 23.02.2014...

08:15am - 2304D and 2312D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

10:25am - 2820 (Bronco Livery) - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Trian No: Y279 - Salisbury

Hope it is of Interest... 2820 was sounding more like an ALCo, making a racket as it went through Salisbury.



Photos can be seen here:




Cheers


Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Sorry this is late, with the Internet going down, but here it is...

Morning all,

Ventured out again for about three hours to only see two freight services today: Brisbane: 23.02.2014...

08:15am - 2304D and 2312D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

10:25am - 2820 (Bronco Livery) - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Trian No: Y279 - Salisbury

Hope it is of Interest... 2820 was sounding more like an ALCo, making a racket as it went through Salisbury.



Photos can be seen here:




Cheers


Shawn
Bird77




Aurizon's 2820 powers through Salisbury, Brisbane with Y279, Intermodal/Container Service Northwards...

Date 23.02.2014
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
After being sick leading up to the weekend, I decided to still venture out this morning for a couple of Sightings from Brisbane: 01.03.2014...

Have come to the conclusion, freight in this state is fast disappearing or ain't having much luck anymore!!!

Anyway here are my sightings for this morning:

08:45am - Aurizon - 2??? and 2??? (Both Clydes) - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: 8776 - South Brisbane

09:25am - Aurizon - 2332D and 2352D - Light Engine - Train No: ? - Clapham Yards

Hope it is of Interest...  Any help with missing info would be much appreciated...

Also does anyone know which loop Steam Train Sunday will be taking tomorrow, so I can prepare myself for this service?

Cheers In advance

Shawn
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Mackay Sightings 1/3/2014

Hi all

Another trip to Mackay...

06.15 PN Partington; 8318 parked on the Highway Road with a crew van, 8317 and PN005 among the locos around the shed

07,45 Gumlu; 8273 heading north hauled by 2834 with a long rake of 106-tonne coal hoppers and cement containers

08.45 Bowen Branch; extensive resleepering of the entire branch from Don to the Coke Works under way. Steel sleepers going in every second or third space. Looks like the branch is being upgraded for heavier locos or wagons

10.45 Racecourse Mill; the Marian branch has been further truncated with the diamond crossing with the 2ft Racecourse Mill's mainline now removed

16.30 After an entire afternoon of inactivity 8C49 shows up to be refueled and have a crew change...didn't see the locos

17.40 Calen; green signals for 8C49

17.50 Yalbaroo; green signals for 8C49

18.00 Bloomsbury; green signals for 8C49

19.50 Wathana; 87P4 heading south with single PN

20.25 Bobawaba; 8796 heading south with a 2800

20.45 Home Hill; 8798 heading south with two clydes

21.40 Storth; green signals for a northbound (maybe 9L99 or 8C49)

21.55 PN Partington; 87P2 stowed on the Highway Road waiting to head south
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Today's Sightings from Brisbane: 02.03.2014

08:20am - Pacific National QLD - PN004 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: 87P2 - Eagle Junction

09:10am - QR/Traveltrain - 2390 and 2482H - Sunlander Service - Northbound - Train No: PC37 - Wooloowin

10:35am - QR/ARHS QLD -  BB18¼ No. 1089 - Steam Train Sunday - Loop - Train No: MM90 - Sherwood

Also saw the above service again at Central Station at 11:15am...

Also seen was an Aurizon Intermodal/Container - Y279 Service heading North, crossing the Merivale Bridge...  Locomotives Unknown...

In attendance at Mayne was 1720 and 2499H...

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Today's Sightings from Brisbane: 02.03.2014

10:35am - QR/ARHS QLD - BB18¼ No. 1089 - Steam Train Sunday - Loop - Train No: MM90 - Sherwood

Also saw the above service again at Central Station at 11:15am...
Bird77

Just a correction, was actually M990, as it's destination sure isn't Bowen Hills Platform 2/Electric Flyover Razz
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Just a correction, was actually M990, as it's destination sure isn't Bowen Hills Platform 2/Electric Flyover Razz
mb67

Cheers mate...  Yeah thought I had put the wrong Number down...
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Today's Sightings from Brisbane: 02.03.2014

08:20am - Pacific National QLD - PN004 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: 87P2 - Eagle Junction

09:10am - QR/Traveltrain - 2390 and 2482H - Sunlander Service - Northbound - Train No: PC37 - Wooloowin

10:35am - QR/ARHS QLD - BB18¼ No. 1089 - Steam Train Sunday - Loop - Train No: MM90 - Sherwood

Also saw the above service again at Central Station at 11:15am...

Also seen was an Aurizon Intermodal/Container - Y279 Service heading North, crossing the Merivale Bridge... Locomotives Unknown...

In attendance at Mayne was 1720 and 2499H...

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
Bird77




Pacific National QLD's PN004 powers through Eagle Junction, Brisbane with 87P2, Intermodal/Container Service, Northwards...

Date 02.03.2014
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Toowong, 3/3/14
~1630hrs - 2812 + 2x Clydes (didn't get numbers) hauling loaded cattletrain Y5C4 through Toowong in the middle of peak hour. Y5C4 went via the Sherwood Loop to Clapham, where 2812 was taken off, the Clydes run around and left Clapham at 1745hrs as 65C4 back to Dinmore.
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

Toowong, 4/3/14

1225hrs - RM 1901 travelling from the Ipswich Workshops to Mayne as N0M1.
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Afternoon all,

Ventured out this morning, to catch the West Suburban Wanderer out at Richlands Railway Station...  Here is what else I saw today from Brisbane: 08.03.2014

06:40am - Aurizon - 2365 and 2485H - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: 8776 - Rocklea

07:05am - Aurizon - 2831 - Loaded Rail Service - Northbound - Train No: Y239 - Yeronga

09:50am - ARHS QLD - BB18¼ No. 1089 - West Suburban Wanderer - Springfield Central Bound - Train No: ? - Richlands

09:55am - ARHS QLD - 1620 - Light Engine - Springfield Bound - Train No: ? - Richlands

10:45am - ARHS QLD - 1620 and BB18¼ No. 1089 (Rear) - West Suburban Wanderer - Ipswich Bound (Via Darra) - Train No: ? - Richlands

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Again Ventured out early this Morning with 3 sightings...

Sightings from Brisbane: 09.03.2014

06:45am - Aurizon - 2365 and 2485H - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: 8U55 - Yeerongpilly

07:00am - Aurizon - 2347D and 2336D - Loaded Coal Service - Port of Brisbane Bound - Train No: ? - Yeerongpilly

07:20am - Pacific National QLD - PN008 and PN003 - Intermodal/Container Service - Northbound - Train No: 87P2 - Yeerongpilly

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers


Shawn
  Bird77 Chief Train Controller

Location: Laidley, QLD
Afternoon all,

Ventured out this morning, to catch the West Suburban Wanderer out at Richlands Railway Station... Here is what else I saw today from Brisbane: 08.03.2014

06:40am - Aurizon - 2365 and 2485H - Intermodal/Container Service - Acacia Ridge Bound - Train No: 8776 - Rocklea

07:05am - Aurizon - 2831 - Loaded Rail Service - Northbound - Train No: Y239 - Yeronga

09:50am - ARHS QLD - BB18¼ No. 1089 - West Suburban Wanderer - Springfield Central Bound - Train No: ? - Richlands

09:55am - ARHS QLD - 1620 - Light Engine - Springfield Bound - Train No: ? - Richlands

10:45am - ARHS QLD - 1620 and BB18¼ No. 1089 (Rear) - West Suburban Wanderer - Ipswich Bound (Via Darra) - Train No: ? - Richlands

Hope it is of Interest...

Cheers

Shawn
Bird77


Here is a couple of shots I got yesterday...



ARHS QLD in association with Sunshine Express Rail Tours ran a Steam Excursion, called West Suburban Wanderer to Springfield Central Station and Ipswich... In this view we see 1620 with BB18¼ No. 1089 (Rear) passing through Richlands Station, Brisbane with 3DS3, Steam Special as a Queensland Rail SMU set arrives at the Station with a Springfield Service... 1620 was required to assist the special back to Darra Station, due to no Turning facilities...


Date 08.03.2014






ARHS QLD in association with Sunshine Express Rail Tours ran a Steam Excursion to Springfield Central Station...

We see the Steam Excursion with BB18¼ No. 1089 running as MKS2, Special, passing through Richlands, Brisbane on it's way to Springfield Central Station...

Date 08.03.2014
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

PNQ 'big train' trial arrived in Townsville at 14.40 9/3/2014




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW_yO9wLx8o
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

PNQ 'big train' trial arrived in Townsville at 14.40 9/3/2014




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW_yO9wLx8o
Sulla1


Saw the return leg of this train today, but without 8314.

South Brisbane, 11/3/14

1415hrs - PN013 + PN011 passing through South Brisbane with 87P*

I thought it seemed a bit longer than usual.

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