Over the weekend of 19-20 June then Main South was closed with trains being diverted via the Illawarra. I was out taking photos over both days, going to Thirroul and Unanderra on Saturday, and Unanderra, Pt Kembla and Coniston on Sunday with hurstville1.
These are my photos from the weekend and if anyone else has any pics, feel free to post them here.
NOTE: Not included are coal train pics because there are too many, and all but one were 4 82 class. (NOTE: Excludes Wongawilli Coalie)
6MB4 passes Thirroul behind NR57, NRXX and NR66.
3PW4 passes Unanderra behind the lash up of NR85 (SS), NR14, NR84 (SS)
A Wongawilli Coalie passes Unanderra behind EL61 and EL51.
8119, 81XX and 8165 crawl past Unanderra with a Manildra flour to Nowra.
8130 and 8152 pass Unanderra on a grainie.
4PS6 waits at Unanderra for a northbound Cityrail train to overtake (which was my train back to Thirroul)
4PS6 is later seen at Thirroul with the driver leaning on the horn and bell ringing.
The Wongawilli Coalie is seen again behind EL61 and EL51.
7MB4 is seen waiting at Unanderra during a crew change behind a clean NR34, NR50 and NR119
8162 and 8140 pass Unanderra with a 9 wagon Manildra train
8183, with a missing "81" and 8123 arrive at Unanderra with a grain train.
7BM7 passes Coniston behind LDP001 and LDP003 (Yes, this photo is legal, lense of the camera is stuck through a hole in the fence)
8011 shunts Pt Kembla
Recently repainted 8102 lazes around near Foreshore Rd level crossing.(Again, this photo is legal, lense of the camera is stuck through a hole in the fence)
7BM4 passes Coniston behind NR39, NR40 and NR115, all in PN Stars livery.