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Date: 12/28/20 05:22
Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Hi all,

Back again with the photos from the second part of 2020. Been a busy second half with work and family.

1. Empty Gladstone grain train, 1513S with G533 and CLP17 arrives at Snowtown for a crew change on 7/28/20.

2. After having shunted Crystal Brook and running around the train, 1513S waits to depart with CLP17 now leading while CFCLA transfer movement 4190S with VL351 and GL107 passes through. 7/28/20.

3. 1513S all set up under the loading bins at Gladstone, 7/28/20.








Date: 12/28/20 05:26
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. 5455S loaded ore train from Broken Hill to Port Pirie passes through Gladstone hauled by NR38, 7/28/20.

2. 2182S loaded grain train waits to depart Tailem Bend with GWA003, ALF18, G535 and GWU004 on 7/29/20.

3. 5DA2 with GWA001 and CLF5 arrives into the crossing loop at Wirrida while 5AD1 with GWA010 and ALF18 waits on the mainline, 7/31/20.








Date: 12/28/20 05:30
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. Recently overhauled and repainted ALF18 with the new One Rail Australia logos on 7/31/20.

2. Recently outshopped from overhaul and re-branding, GWA002 sits at Gladstone on 8/5/20.

3. Triple C44ACi's in the form of GWU004, GWU008 and GWU003 wait at Wirrida while loading of the ore train commences, 8/17/20.








Date: 12/28/20 05:33
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. With the train now loaded and running as train 9102S, GWU004, GWU008 and GWU003 wait in the crossing loop at Wirraminna on 8/17/20.

2. 7PM5 with NR55 and NR92 overtakes 9102S at Wirraminna, 8/17/20.

3. A trailing shot of 7PM5.








Date: 12/28/20 05:39
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. 6DA2 with GWB102 and ALF18 waits on the crossing loop at Pimba on 9/5/20.

2. Loaded grain train, 1KA2 from Dimboola in Victoria to Adelaide, South Australia climbs the 2.2% grade on the big sweeping curve out of Callington with GWU008, G535, G533, GWU004 on 9/6/20.

3. Stored A16C 'Bulldogs' GM38, GM46, GM47 and GM40 await their fate under storm clouds in Dry Creek South yard on 9/11/20.








Date: 12/28/20 05:43
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. 4DA2 with GWA008 and ALF18 waits on the crossing loop at Ferguson on 9/24/20.

2 & 3. Pacific National units G526 and AN5 are stabled in Tailem Bend yard along with SCT's SCT006, 9/27/20.








Date: 12/28/20 05:47
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. G526 stabled in Tailem Bend yard on 9/29/20.

2. SCT006 stabled in Tailem Bend yard on 9/28/20.

3. By that night G526 had been joined by CSR012 and G530 while SCT006 had gone, Tailem Bend 9/28/20.








Date: 12/28/20 05:53
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. Southern Shorthaul Railroad's 68 year old GM10 leads GM27 on AK82 track inspection train as it passes through Nairne on 10/8/20.

2. Steamranger Heritage Railway's Goodwin-ALCo built DL500B, 958 hauls the Southern Encounter passenger train towrds Victor Harbour not long after leaving Mount Barker, 10/18/20.

3. Pacific National's Comeng-ALCo built unit 8050 hauls The Ghan passenger service along with the trains normal engines NR109 and NR75 on the rear through the Adelaide suburb of Ovingham on 10/18/20. The purpose of this was to turn the train consist via the triangle at Dry Creek.








Date: 12/28/20 05:59
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. Well used Clyde/EMD built JT26C-2SS, G530 awaits its next turn of duty in Tailem Bend yard on 11/9/20. These are basically an SD40-2 but fitted with the super series wheel slip control out of the SD50.

2. South Australian Railways built, English Electric powered unit, 909 awaits restoration in Tailem Bend yard on 11/9/20. This PA styled unit was built in 1953.

3. Pacific National units, G542, AN5 and G530 sit in Tailem Bend yard as a thunderstorm rolls through on 11/10/20.








Date: 12/28/20 06:04
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. With G530 having been attached to another train to provide extra power through the Adelaide Hills, G542 and AN5 remain in the yard as another storm rolls through, 11/11/20.

2. Pacific National steel train, 3XM4 with NR116 and NR74 is just a blur as it departs Tailem Bend after detaching banker unit G538 while G542 and AN5 still sit in the yard, 11/11/20.

3. One Rail Australia empty ore train, 1901S waits on the crossing loop at Ferguson with GWA004, GWA009 and GWU004 on 11/15/20.








Date: 12/28/20 06:08
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. Loaded grain One Rail Australia grain train, 4174S with Freightliner liveried G535 and G533 waits in the Adelaide suburb of Osborne for permission to enter the grain facility at Outer Harbour on 11/20/20.

2. Another night at Tailem Bend yard. This time with CSR008 and AN5 awaiting their next call on 12/13/20.

3. 4DA2 waits to depart Alice Springs yard in the Northern Territory hauled by GWA004 and CLF5 on 12/16/20.








Date: 12/28/20 06:19
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Last lot.

1. Freshly overhauled and repainted Pacific National crew van, RZDY 103 in Spencer Jct (Port Augusta) yard on 12/17/20. This carriage was a former 100 class Bluebird Railcar unpowered trailer.

2. A Canadian expat now living in Australia. Former BCOL 7301 (reporting marks and number still visible) now ORA's FPPY 7301 still in use down here. 55 of these BCOL two packs were imported into Australia by Freightlink back in late 2004. Some were converted to sole container use and coded FQCY while the rest can carry piggy back or containers as they have fold down container twistlocks and are coded FPPY.

3. 7AD1 with GWA006 and ALF23 wait near Tarcoonyinna Creek for a crew change on 12/27/20.

That's it from me and I hope everyone had a good Christmas and has a Happy New Year.

Cheers,
Justin








Date: 12/28/20 06:28
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: sp8234

Awesome, Glad your back & thanks for posting!
What is/was an ALF?
Looks kinda like a it was an CLP? 
Thanks

Tim
Hanesworth



Date: 12/28/20 06:38
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Thanks Tim.

An ALF was built as an AL by Clyde Engineering for Australian National. They were built as a double ended loco with a cab on each end. The EMD model was JT26C and they basically an SD40 inside.

In 1993/94 they were rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen into the ALF class and had the No.2 end cab blanked off and all fittings removed. In its place went the locomotive batteries and the toilet. The rebuilt model was JT26C-2M. Since then the old MK-LOC computer systems have been replaced by the ZTR-Nexsys system. Might as welll call them an SD40-3!

Cheers,
Justin



Date: 12/28/20 06:45
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: sp8234

Ah, so it was a BL
Thanks for the reply & info.

Tim
Hanesworth



Date: 12/28/20 06:57
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Very similar to the BL. They came out in 1983/84 and had a more squared of roof above the cabs. They were the model JT26C-2SS and had the 3000hp 16-645E3B but with the SD50 electrics and AR16 main alternator. 9 out of the ten built are still in service with Pacific National.

Cheers,
Justin

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Date: 12/28/20 09:44
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: 55002

A superb set of photos. Fantastic variety of power and liveries. Thanks for uploading all these. chris uk



Date: 12/28/20 09:47
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: tomstp

Thanks for the pictures and information.



Question:   Since you apparently have tracks that can be used by any railroad how do they determine which railroad gets the "local traffic" such as grain elevators, auto assembly plants, lumber yards, etc.?



Date: 12/28/20 14:49
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: MitchGDRMCo

Whoever wins the contract with the customer to do the work.

Justin I'm curious how do the GWBs perform vs the GWAs?



Date: 12/28/20 14:55
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2020
Author: joemagruder

How are the crew cars used?



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