WAMX 4184 (SD40-2) waits on a siding for the call to shuffle cars full of fine-grained sand for use in fracking oil wells.
Watco's "new kids on the block" were originally built in 1971/72 for the Western Australian Government Railways. They had a stint on the apple isle, before returning home in 2018. The... (more)
Watco Australia's two "newest" locomotives, DR1564 & DR1565 bring an empty grain train through Kenwick, in Perth's southern suburbs. Orginally built for the Western Australian Governmen... (more)
With one of Western Australia's largest grain crops on record, Watco has leased a standard gauge grain rake from the east coast along with 2 VL Class locomotives. An empty grain train snakes its ... (more)
On Saturday August 15th, 2015 three of the Swan Ranch Railroad's four motors take the weekend off while enjoying the morning sun. The colorful group is made up of three La Grange graduates of the ... (more)
Dressed in parent company Watco's sharp black & yellow scheme, Swan Ranch Railroad EMDs 4155 (ex-D&RGW SD40T-2 5395) and 4200 (ex-KCS SD40 625) switch a cut of tank cars inside the Swan Ranch Indu... (more)
The two Dallas Cowboys switchers waiting for the next assignment. Watco now has a transload operation going at KCS Dallas yard.
G 511 works a SG grain train into CBH kwinana. An unusual working due to CBH 119 being a failure the day before
DR 1565 and DR 1564 work their empty train through Hope Valley.
DR 1565 and DR 1564 work their train through Brigadoon on the approach to the Avon Valley
Standard Gauge and Narrow Gauge trains pass at Kwinana as DR 1565 and DR 1564 shunt their train as S55 departs
VL 361 and VL 362 are on hire to CBH WA to assist with the Grain Harvest for 2018, seen here arriving at Kwinana
VL 361 and VL 362 are on hire to CBH WA to assist with the Grain Harvest for 2018, seen here arriving at Kwinana as a bauxite train heads to Alcoa
DR1564 and 1565 are the first two narrow gauge units obtained for use by Watco WA Rail, the Australian division.