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Date: 06/15/22 20:55
Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Hi all,

Here are some images from the rest of November and December 2021. All are in South Australia unless noted.

1. Steamranger's 958 has just arrived back at Mt. Barker with the return Southern Encounter service from Victor Harbour on 11/7/2021. 958 is a Goodwin-ALCo DL500B.

2. One Rail Australia grain train, 4112S waits to depart Port Pirie with freshly overhauled and repainted ALF19 leading CLP8 on 11/17/21.

3. During late 2021 and early 2022 One Rail Australia hired EL51 and EL63 from Rail First Asset Management (Former CFCLA) to help out moving the grain tonnage. 2182S loaded grain train waits to depart Tailem Bend with EL63, EL51, V544, CLP8 and ALF19 on 11/19/21.








Date: 06/15/22 21:00
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. Under threatening skies, EL51 and EL63 wait to depart Outer Harbour with 1120S empty One Rail grain train on 11/23/21.

2. One Rail's 901 sits outside the wheel lathe at Dry Creek on 11/27/21. This Goodwin-ALCo DL531 is normally based at Whyalla.

3. One Rail intermodal service to Darwin, 7AD1 waits at Pimba on sunrise with GWA004 and CLP8 on 11/28/21.








Date: 06/15/22 21:04
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. ALF19 and ALF22 wait at Gladstone whilst loading a grain train on 12/8/21.

2. 1281S grain train has just finished loading at Tailem Bend with ALF22, ALF19, G533, G535 on 12/9/21.

3. One Rail loaded grain train, 4112S from Port Pirie with EL51, GM46, EL63 runs past loaded grain train 2182S from Tailem Bend with G533, G535, FQ02, ALF19 at Bishops Loop on 12/13/21.








Date: 06/15/22 21:07
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. After having been in storage since early 2015, One Rail re-activated Australian National liveried GM46 to help out with the grain haulage during November 2021. Here it sits outside the wheel lathe at Dry Creek on 12/16/21.

2. One Rail ore train, 9102S with GWB103 and GWB101 gets loaded up at Rankin Dam on 12/17/21.

3. The same train waiting to depart Rankin Dam on sunset as a summer storm brews.








Date: 06/15/22 21:12
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Next lot.

1. Goodwin-Alco unit, 843 gets lifted off its bogies at Dry Creek for loading onto a truck for the trip to Quorn on 12/20/21. 843 along with 846 were donated to the Pichi Richi Railway.

2. Pacific National service 1MP2 with NR74, NR42 and NR116 crosses 4152S with ALF19 and ALF22 at Bolivar on 12/20/21.

3. Watco's T369, a Clyde/EMD G8B passes through Bolivar as part of the consist on 1MP2 on 12/20/21. The unit was being hauled to Western Australia to take up shunting duties.








Date: 06/15/22 21:15
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

The last lot.

1. Pacific National service 1MP5 with NR109, NR52, NR75 passes 4152S with ALF19 and ALF22 at Bolivar on 12/20/21. The Ghan liveried NR's are quite often used on freight services especially when the train stops running over the Christmas/New Year period.

2. 843 all loaded up at Dry Creek ready to head to its new home, 12/20/21.

I hope you enjoyed the series and 2022 is coming up next.

Justin






Date: 06/15/22 22:09
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: Ritzville

Very interesting series!

Larry



Date: 06/15/22 22:59
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: E25

Great presentation.  'Love the ALCO's.  Thanks!

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/16/22 17:14
Re: Downunder Images - The Rest of 2021
Author: AussieGWAdriver

Thank you everyone.

Cheers,
Justin



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