Where would these trains be going?
The Great Western Highway is also quite busy in the middle of the night for trucks as well.
I didn't wanna start a new thread as I am wondering about the same questions as they were here same as 6 years ago.In addition to the coal trains, which are much reduced from the time of the original thread, and which can be either PN or SSR power, you would have the ore train from Blayney, which under PN operation had 2 or 3 81 class [soon to change operators I believe], containers from Kelso with a variety of SSR power including GM, B, S and C class, Fletchers container train from Troy junction with FIE class power, Manildra flour trains with 3 or 4 81 class, QUBE containerised cotton from Warren with miscellaneous power including MZs, the occasional SP/PS interstater with NR class, and any maintenance workings or movements to and from the SSR facility at Lithgow. We have stayed in the mountains several times in recent years, and some days can be really interesting.
I've decided to try attempt my 'western Sydney' model railway layout again, based on particularly Penrith area. And I was wondering if the freight services have changed in this time? I've done a little train spotting over the last month or two and it appears that non passenger operations are lesser than previously listed back the 6 years ago, of course, my timing may be unfortunate.
So for the layout, I pretty much want to set it to the typical fleet you would see on the western / blue mountains line to today.
Besides 82s and NHSH coal wagons,
What else ride the rails today??
I apologize if this has been mentioned recently, but your help is greatly appreciative
Just wondering if anyone has timetables for those current freight services? I've only been able to spot a few PN coalies but the times seems quite varied and a bit inconsistent. I'm guessing they run to an estimated timetable. Any approx. times will be helpful.This runs with crushed stone (aggregate) from the new quarry south of Marulan on the main line to sidings east of Rooty Hil. I understand it runs to Mt Druitt and reverses there. There is just a simple siding at each end with no provision for running around so a locomotive must run on each end. The RKHY wagons have ECP brakes and the particular NRs, fitted for ECP braking can operate in multiple unit using the ECP cable. There are shots of this train in the NSW sightings thread at Moss Vale last Saturday, with NR15 and NR115.
And I've seen a few times in the morning near Blacktown (approx. 0945) I've seen RHKY wagons with 2 PN NR's push and pull, heading East. Anyone knows what it's hailing and where it's heading from and to?