Thought i would start a new thread for a part of the state that seems to be forgotten and neglected with sightings. This area is the the NSW North Coast line North of Taree.
Sorry these are a little late due to having some computer hassles.
NK81 behind 8160 sighted passing the old Nana Glen Loop site.
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3MB2 sighted approaching Coramba with a mix load of steel and general goods.
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7BM2 sighted arriving through Coffs Harbour behind NR5 and NR28 (Indian Pacific)
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6M59 sighted at Landrigans behind G539 and G522 with an empty Sleeper train.
Pic here >>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68658867.html
1BM2 arrived in Coffs Harbour behind NR8 and NR11.
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7WB3 arrived in Coffs Harbour behind NR87 NR75 (Ghan) NR106.
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6AB6 running early passed through Coramba behind NR6 NR93 and NR88
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Grey overcast and a soggy Coffs Harbour were brightened up a little when NR75(Ghan) NR87 lead 3BM2 south through Coffs Harbour.
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Rain greeted 3MB2 when NR47 and NR83 guided it through Coffs Harbour.
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Sunshine greeted the Coffs Coast for the first time in a few days. Sliding through the countryside like a snake near Raliegh 7BM2 was sigthed behind NR110 and AN5.
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Cheers for the sightings so far sashmo, 7BM7 sighted at Bundook at 6:35:27 PM.
Late afternoon sunshine greeted 6MB2 which was sighted passing through Landrigans behind NR100 and NR30. Sighted Crossing Boambee Creek was 4621 behind 8174 and a recently Painted 8119 and a mixed load of Cement and Sugar.
Sunshine greeted todays Coffs Coast Runners. First to Arrive was 1BM2 running about 2 1/2 hours down when it was sighted behind Lone NR100 as it ran through Landrigans. Next to Arrive was 7WB3 sighted running about 40 minutes down as it passed through Coramba behind NR70 NR9 and NR20.
Threating and thundry skies greeted a late running 3WB3 as it ran through Sawtell behind NR56 and NR111. Forty minutes later with isolated sunshine starting to show through as 3MB2 appeared at Bonville loop behind NR14 and NR120.
3WB3 >>>>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68752036.html
3MB2 >>>>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68752035.html
3MB2 was yesterday sighted @ Tabletop(North of Albury) with NR14(PN stars)-NR120(NRC) @ around 6:55PM.
Did the NSW North Coast line get effected by the floods around the Northern Rivers Region as the Pacific Highway did ?
Line has remained open some delays here and there but its stayed open atleast to Acacia Ridge. The Xpt to Brisbane was terminated for a few days at Casino due to flooding between ACR and Roma St. But now has returned to regular operations out of Brisbane.
AN8 announced the arrival of 6MB2, NR51 and NR45 were drowned out as 6MB2 climbed towards the top of Red Hill.
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Isolated showers and sunshine greeted todays Coffs Coast Runners. First to arrive was 6M43 behind 48159 (in Corporate Livery.) and eight flat wagons with rails to be dropped between Bonville and Boambee Beach. Next to arrive was 1BM2 behind NRor was it VR45 and AN8. Next to arrive was 7WB3 behind NR91 and NR38 sighted running through the old loop of Landrigans.
6M42 >>>>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68794017.html
48159 >>>>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68794018.html
1BM2 >>>>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68795513.html
7WB3 >>>>> http://scott158.fotopic.net/p68796171.html
The BM2 arrived Melbourne last night @ shortly after 6pm with NR45-AN8-NR55 locos a-b-b
That does not suprize me, consists can and do alter there as do loco combinations. Comes down to requirements.
3MB2 running late entered Bunbury St tunnel @ 14:11 (about 5 mins into it's trip) with NR15-NR34(PN 4 stars)
Thanks i will keep a watch for it tommorrow.
and 42102 on the back of a truck
Coming your way :
3MB7 left @ around 7pm with CLF7-CLF3-LDP005 locos a-b-a
3MB4 left @ around 8:40pm with NR83-NR30(PN 4 stars)-NR64 locos a-b-b NR9 was replaced by NR83 as the lead unit, hence the late departure
Thanks i just hope MB7 get a good clear run through smeg. Be nice to see a bulldog or two while the suns out.
Here is a shot of the MB7 justl into it's jouney and I was dissappointed with the late departure of the MB4 as by the time it got underway it was too dark to take any worthwhile shots. Also there is an earlier shot with the MB7 locos that had CLP9 on the front which ended up being left behind. Pity about the graffiti on the walls.
CLP7-CLP3-LDP005 have just departed North Dyon on 3MB7 and is about to enter Bunbury St tunnel on Tue 25/1/2011.
Sashmo take 2 :
thanks for the shots they look great, i know how you feel about late running. MB7 is meant to be here about 7ish, since New Years Day the earliest it has acheived so far was 1hour 45 minutes late by that stage to dark to get decent shots. I live near the line so its frustrating tohear them rumble through and not be able to get a shot.
Recently I was up in the Hunter Valley, so when I get around to it you will see some coalies(posted in NSW sightings) and some action from Goulburn where I was staying. At Goulburn I was lucky enough to sight 4204, S312, 4403 at the Goulburn workshops respledent in original tuscan livery, C503 in the striking SSR livery which really suits that loco and to finish it off X48 in the PN stars livery.
Roughly if the MB2 which usually leaves Melbourne at around 12:15 to 12:30pm, what time does it pass through Coffs Harbour?
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