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peculiar shunt movement today on the jetty line that i just caught - no doubt cyclone related. a full compliment of sugar VASO wagons were hauled towards the south yard, only for the train to return a...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 29-Mar-2017, 08:33 PM
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Took a quick look over the South Yard today to document it while still could. Images here (imgur), if anyone is interested.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 20-Mar-2017, 07:43 PM
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ARHS looks like they've got a quite a good set up out at the Bohle. In other Townsville news, the Aurizon rail grinder spent some time on the jetty line today.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 17-Mar-2017, 05:50 PM
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2843( I think?) ambled into the Townsville South Yard today (or what's remaining of it) and removed most of the stored wagons there - predominately container platforms, with a few rogue nickel GN's fo...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 23-Feb-2017, 10:30 PM
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http://www.northweststar.com.au/story/44...a/#slide=5 Another derailment. This one at Mount isa. Single 4000 class on itsome side.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 12-Feb-2017, 08:57 PM
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Townsville South Yard freight removal well underway. Otherwise noted 2 x 4000s leading a phosphate train into the port with 2475D in tow.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 04-Feb-2017, 03:57 PM
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could be wrong, but looks like aurizon mobilising to remove rail from townsville south yards freight terminal.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 30-Jan-2017, 09:02 PM
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Not a network observation so much as a internet one, was browsing flickr and came across this photo of stored 2814 - loco involved in Julia Creek sulphuric acid derailment (good to see still on rails ...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 07-Dec-2016, 07:28 PM
    Thread: Cattle Train Promise
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incredible that it takes up to 5 separate locos to make this move happen.
bear Queensland 19 21,389 04-Dec-2016, 08:00 AM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
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(01-Dec-2016, 09:20 PM)Graham4405 Wrote: (29-Nov-2016, 06:46 AM)bear Wrote: End is nigh for the Townsville North Yards it would seem - all containers and other intermodal gear removed and looking ...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 04-Dec-2016, 07:54 AM
    Thread: Cattle Train Promise
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(30-Nov-2016, 03:33 PM)Maxn99 Wrote: The big event has come and gone and we watched the whole thing from arrival to departure. Three locos ( 1730, 1733 & 2387) pulled 40 cattle wagons in from Qu...
bear Queensland 19 21,389 30-Nov-2016, 10:42 PM
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End is nigh for the Townsville North Yards it would seem - all containers and other intermodal gear removed and looking quite vacant now.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 29-Nov-2016, 06:46 AM
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QR's 1734 (kuranda colours) somewhat randomly shut down in partington yard
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 20-Nov-2016, 09:13 PM
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Busy morning on the jetty branch so far. Of note, double 2800s (both online) on a short 11 wagon empty molasses leaving the branch - first time I've seen this.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 10-Sep-2016, 10:15 AM
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odd LE movement earlier today - south yard shunter 2481D leading 2807 & 2808 (both sugar loco's) from the jetty - when is sugar season/ trains scheduled to cease?
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 16-Jul-2016, 04:13 PM
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Another week, another derailment on the GNR near Julia Creek. This time acid wagons as part of a freight consist, with all wagons apparently remaining upright. http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/ne...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 03-Jul-2016, 12:32 PM
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Witnessed a running pass on the jetty line today with a loaded and empty PN copper trains passing each other on the red/blue lines. bit of a rarity - one of the longer trains that uses this branch too...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 27-Jun-2016, 10:39 PM
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couple interesting things in the last week: noted two spirit of qld's stabled in Townsville this past sat - one in the station and the other in the south yard for a couple of hours - anyone know anyth...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 09-Jun-2016, 05:26 PM
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rail grinder visiting townsville area - worked jetty line yesterday.
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 28-May-2016, 02:50 PM
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super strange combo of what looked like a 24XX class loco (eagle livery) leading a 4000 down the jetty line with a full compliment of VFMQ wagons. from distance 24XX loco looked like the south yard s...
bear Queensland 7,231 2,739,694 14-May-2016, 03:44 PM