Had reason to fly up to Tamworth this weekend (nothing to do with Wee Waa) and was able to see a few things in the area in between my planned activities. First time in the area so was interesting having a drive around:SaturdayGunnedah (morning)
Manildra shunters working away beside Gunnedah station
9201 Stabled in shed beside station
TT106/WH001/WH002 Loaded Coal to NewcastleBoggabri
B61+S317/GM27 Top and Tailing ARTC ballast train in association with sleeper replacement workNarrabri
VL354 Stabled on Containers (Sydney bound)
8108/8127/8164/8178 StabledGunnedah (late afternoon)
As earlier plus
8116+G526+8113+48103+48156 Shunting Grain
8146+8180 Stabled on GrainSundayGunnedah (early morning)
Manildra shunters still shunting
9201 Stabled in Shed
8178 Grain to Curlewis
TT124/TT101/TT118 Loading at Gunnedah CoalCurlewis
8178 Leaving Grain Wagons at Curlewis
TT106/WH001/WH002 Empty Coal to Gunnedah CoalWerris Creek
All sorts really
Of note G540, 8146, 8180, 8227 and TT08 around plus lots of scrap metal!
8178 Arrived from Curlewis
1101+1107 Loading in Werris Creek Coal
8225+8242+8252 Empty to Coal Gunnedah direction
Apart from a few obvious runners, I had no idea what from the locomotives around the turntable were actually still in a working order? I am sure there were a few more runners than the ones noted above.Willow Tree
TT120+TT119+TT121 Loaded Coal to Newcastle banked by 8251+8213+8248Ardglen (late morning)
TT115+TT113+TT103 Empty Coal to Gunnedah direction
Flew back from Tamworth to Sydney early afternoon. Having previously done some wandering around the Newcastle/Maitland area this was my first time in the Upper Hunter/Liverpool Plains area and the short stint was very enjoyable.
Was the positioning of 9201 at Gunnedah a strategic spare? Seemed to have been there for quite a while looking at it??
Those bankers certainly do some work!
If I get a chance I will update post with links to a few photos.