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Date: 11/18/20 13:28
Watco Grain (Queensland, Australia) part 2
Author: westfalen

After a few hours sleep I went back out to video the empties returning to the southwest as train No,6H38.

Shown passing the former site of Lanefield station just west of Rosewood and crossing the Lockyer Creek bridge at Gatton.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/20 13:05 by westfalen.

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Date: 11/19/20 12:26
Re: Watco Grain (Australia) part 2
Author: zorz

nice! Is that in the narrow gauge?

edit: never mind, for some reason assumed because it was watco that it was in Western Australia

westfalen Wrote:
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> After a few hours sleep I went back out to video
> the empties returning to the southwest as train
> No,6H38.
>
> Shown passing the former site of Lanefield station
> just west of Rosewood and crossing the Lockyer
> Creek bridge at Gatton.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/20 12:27 by zorz.



Date: 11/19/20 13:07
Re: Watco Grain (Australia) part 2
Author: westfalen

Yes, 3'6" narrow gauge, or at least the other states think of it as narrow, up here it's normal.



Date: 11/19/20 15:18
Re: Watco Grain (Australia) part 2
Author: tomstp

What aare the "shields" for on the end of the cars?



Date: 11/19/20 16:24
Re: Watco Grain (Australia) part 2
Author: DKay

tomstp Wrote:
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> What aare the "shields" for on the end of the
> cars?
I think to stop spilt grain from laying  in the end spaces during the loading process..Some Aussie coal hoppers have a similar shield.
Regards,DK




Date: 11/19/20 23:53
Re: Watco Grain (Australia) part 2
Author: westfalen

A detail to note with the shields is that some are painted yellow. The cars are permanently coupled in two car sets with drawbars, the yellow shields identify the ends of the cars with couplers.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/20 03:26 by westfalen.



Date: 11/20/20 19:50
Re: Watco Grain (Australia) part 2
Author: 9E56

GrainCorp DGWY grain wagon. Length 46 feet. Maximum gross 138,891 pounds. Tare 36,376 pounds. Maximum net 102,515 pounds. Maximum speed 62 miles per hour. Fitted with Barber S-2-E bogies. Built by Baotou Beifang ChuangYe Co. Ltd, in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. 



 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/20 20:01 by 9E56.




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