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Posted 12 May 2021 14:57 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

[quote=Sulla1]One of the newly arrived Melbourne 2250s appears to be an ex-1550 rebuild - possibly 2265 (originally 1574H) - from a group of twenty 110-tonne 2250s Transnet (South Africa) has had for ...

Posted 11 May 2021 13:26 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

Well, this explains the two vaguely QR loco shaped tarped loads in Qubes North Dynon yard.
Plus the wrapped loco photographed departing Fisherman Islands

Possible sighting ...

Also the slight matter of the poor bloody taxpayer.

Would the average voter countenance any government contemplating an activity where huge ongoing subsidies would be involved?

Amtrak (actually  ...

Posted 25 Apr 2021 16:09 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

Next stop for that car carrier is Port Kembla, have to wonder if Hoegh Autolines carries trains?
It carried bulldozers and mobile cranes to Durban from Europe. Ro-Ro have been  ...

Posted 25 Apr 2021 16:07 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

For possible rebuild by Progress Rail at Redbank or parts donors perhaps?
2202D is in better nick than the other 2, in TFR livery numbered 35809.

This loco was moved from Bellville Sh ...

Posted 25 Apr 2021 12:57 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

On Friday 12/03, ex Qld locos 2174D/2177F/2202D were moved from Wentworth Diesel to the Durban wharf by TFR.

Purchased by Watco. Decrepit condition. 2174D/2177F cannibalised, but able to be moved b ...

Posted 13 Mar 2021 10:50 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

Posted 13 Mar 2021 09:46 in Queensland by jmt

Should Adani purchase Cape guage locomotives in India, this may be a guide to shape.

Broadguage Alco frame with Cape gauge trimounts.

12-710 (India ...

Posted 11 Mar 2021 23:57 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

After sitting around at Mount Vernon in El Zoro livery since early 2013, 1203 has finally found a home.

In Uruguay of all places.

So "Australian cab" units are now operating in Alaska, the Repub ...

Posted 08 Mar 2021 00:24 in Queensland by jmt

At least 2 of the 4 present on the TAZARA in Tanzania/Zambia are currently working. Switching in Dar es Salaam, and occasionally used as a second unit with one of the 4 2600 still working there (Dar t ...

Posted 24 Jan 2021 22:24 in Queensland by jmt

From photos on a NZ Facebook site, posted today, Martinus 4041/4692, and a number of ex Kiwi flat wagons stacked in [color=#050505][size=2][font=Segoe UI Historic", "Segoe UI", Helvetica, Arial, sans- ...

Posted 21 Dec 2020 20:44 in Queensland by jmt


"China is very much on the back foot in this which is why they have selectively expanded the ban to other exports, but not all. They haven't banned LNP, uranium or iron ore. Even if China ...

Recent USA imports, 1100/1200/Watco, use new Bradken 5650 bogies, from either their Chinese foundries, or from their Atchison or St. Joseph foundries in the USA.

With the ARTC 132 ton limit on sg l ...

Posted 24 Oct 2020 15:52 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

Further 2 Martinus locos currently being moved from Wellington to Auckland 4571/4692

Posted 14 Oct 2020 16:08 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

Looks like the "Hoegh Jacksonville" offloaded 4444 plus 14 flat cars in Brisbane.

Photo posted and conversation has started on a private Facebook Group (New Zealand Locomotives).

"Hoegh Jacksonv ...

[quote=bevans]Adani have just signed a secret new deal with the Queensland Government to defer royalty payments for an unspecified period.¹ The details of this backroom deal have not been made public ...

Posted 23 Aug 2020 11:45 in Operators by jmt


I was curious why Aurizon has borrowed severla million in the past reporting year?

[/quote][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]Money is humongously cheap at the moment. ...

So three operators to Fremantle Port now withe Watco running several times each day. Good to see
Is it good to see?

How many of these containers are domestic freight, usin ...

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[quote=ANR]Supplementary question. Does SCT ever park their trains at Cook (SA) for any reason (for a short time e.g. waiting at crossing loop), even if it is not to take on fuel, or are they always w ...

Posted 21 Jun 2020 20:39 in South Australia by jmt

[quote=lkernan][quote] [/quote]Thanks for the update, but i don't do Facebook.[/quote]Then don't make statements like "[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", T ...

Posted 21 Jun 2020 11:31 in South Australia by jmt

[quote=lkernan]They might be lucky to get an NJ at the rate they're going.

2 ended up in Africa to never be heard from again and ones already been scrapped here.[/quote][color=#111111][size=2][font=V ...

Posted 09 Jun 2020 16:22 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by jmt

[quote=Toad Montgomery]For what it is worth, the Watco Australia page has had the same in the fleet list since about Sept 19...

[url=]https://en.wikiped ...

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