Aurizon DPU 5009 on the rear of loaded coal hoppers runs down through Lochinvar as railfans start to position themselves for the steam shuttle to Branxton run through.
Aurizon 5005 is the rear DPU with 5037 on the front of coal loads passing the 414 klm post at Wollar on the way east to unload.
Rolling past Pacific Nationals fuelling facility at Greta.
5002-5037 work hard as they haul loaded coal hoppers east towards Newcastle climbing Minimbah Bank just east of Singleton NSW on the way.
As the late afternoon sun fades 5004-5025 work empties west to load at Moolarben mine. I spent a while chasing this train and the crew recognized my vehicle so the second person closed one blind t... (more)
QR National 5004-5025 working empties westbound to load at Moolarben mine slows for the signal and will take the loop at Wilpingjong to cross another QR National loaded coal train departing Wilpin... (more)
QR National 5004-5025 working empties westbound to load at Moolarben mine about to cross the Wollar-Ulan road.
5001-5023 working an eastbound loaded coal train cross the Hunter river bridge at Singleton and will stop at the station for a crew change.
A New South Wales Bush Fire inspector on patrol for the hot summer months abides by the railway crossing warning lights and bells as a QR National loaded coal train appears at a relatively blind c... (more)
5011-5025 working an empty coal train west cross the Goulburn River bridge and approach the 400klm post at Coggan Creek in late afternoon light.
5011-5025 rejoin the mainline after running through the loop to cross a loaded coal train and continue west to load, they pass new construction to lengthen the loop.
5011-5025 power across the Wollar Creek bridge and continue west as the sun gets ready to set for the day.
5004-5007 working an empty coal train west power up for the attack on Coggan bank as they head for Ulan to load.