I'm planning a visit from the States to Australia in May and June, and am trying to figure out how to maximize my railfanning time. From my research, it looks like the best/most popular spots are:
-The Maitland area in the Hunter Valley
-The South Sydney Freight Line in Leightonfield and surrounds,
-Meadowbank and nearby stations on the Main North
-The Picton-Moss Vale Area
-Some spots in on the Main South in rural NSW (Cullerin, Junee, Cootamandura, the Bethungra Spiral, etc).
Any other places or suggestions? I'd like to catch as much as I can. I won't have a car, but I'm hoping to make it to as many spots as is practical. Is there a good spot in the Blue Mountains that isn't too treed in?
Is 4497 still out on the Qube Harefield Shuttle, and where's the best place to get it if so? I'd really love to get a bunch of Alcos; there aren't that many around here!
Thanks for any insights!