The warm glow of a locomotive cab at night

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The warm glow of a locomotive cab at night

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On a random night myself and another enthusiast decided to find some trains overnight. Somehow this led to us making an unplanned trip to Newcastle.

44206 and 48132 sit at Camellia with a train from Seatons in Sandown to Port Botany.
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NR103 is at the head of 5NY3 from Newcastle to Whyalla in South Australia. This locomotive was painted into an experimental Pacific National livery which was derived from the Freightcorp/Freightrail colour scheme and is the only member of its class to be painted like this.
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With 8251 leading a coal train passing NR103.
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8251 passes the coal loader.
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8144 shunting in Morandoo.
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BHP Shunter sitting in Morandoo.
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8025 is a recent repaint, and is stabled in Morandoo.
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8227 at the head of an empty coal train (the red Waratah rake of rusty hoppers) at the back of Morandoo
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9210 at the head of a stabled coal train. This train left not long after.
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Great shot's WIndy.. great catch with NR103. :D

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I've always liked NR103's livery. That is one of my favourite photography spots. If you ever have the chance, head to Darling St, Carrington and walk around the back of the buildings between Elizabeth & Hargrave Sts and there is an overhead walkway, not only is there some insteresting old rolling stock stored there, but a spectacular view of Newcastle from the little known Harbourside Park!

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newcastle man 2 wrote:I've always liked NR103's livery.

Well I managed to snap up the HO scale version of NR103 when it was available to buy new, the former Freight Rail Colours make the NR stand out in my opinion, the new NR Liveries look horrid. :twisted:

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newcastle man 2 wrote:I've always liked NR103's livery. That is one of my favourite photography spots. If you ever have the chance, head to Darling St, Carrington and walk around the back of the buildings between Elizabeth & Hargrave Sts and there is an overhead walkway, not only is there some insteresting old rolling stock stored there, but a spectacular view of Newcastle from the little known Harbourside Park!


Yep, we went there but the locos were blocked by said rollingstock :( There were 2 SCT liveried G-classes with a T wedged in the middle. A 44 and GL were shunting as well.

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Is banged-up old 8040 still a shunter at Carrington? it could often be seen over in that area shunting.

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Excellent night shots, Windy. :D
Windy wrote:44206 and 48132 sit at Camellia with a train from Seatons in Sandown to Port Botany.

Isn't that 44203 or 8 ?. :? That's what it looks like on the number boards.
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AEC Decker wrote:Excellent night shots, Windy. :D
Isn't that 44203 or 8 ?. :? That's what it looks like on the number boards.


No good asking me of course. I still haven't been back to the Bronka Arcade yet to have my eyes checked. :?
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8040 Is sitting at EDI cardiff.
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AEC Decker wrote:Excellent night shots, Windy. :D
Windy wrote:44206 and 48132 sit at Camellia with a train from Seatons in Sandown to Port Botany.

Isn't that 44203 or 8 ?. :? That's what it looks like on the number boards.


It is in fact 44208. I incorrectly tagged it as 44206 :( My poor mind for numbers gets me again!

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Thanks for sharing some different shots there Windy, a great selection of loco's too!
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Lovely photos. Favourites are 8025, looking quite hot in Pacific National Livery, and pics of the Jumbo, a classic NSW locomotive!
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newcastle man 2 wrote:I've always liked NR103's livery. That is one of my favourite photography spots. If you ever have the chance, head to Darling St, Carrington and walk around the back of the buildings between Elizabeth & Hargrave Sts and there is an overhead walkway, not only is there some insteresting old rolling stock stored there, but a spectacular view of Newcastle from the little known Harbourside Park!


This would be the view your refering too from the bridge.
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The Morandoo yard shunter is 8011 and 8112 handles the One steel shunting from the yard to there property down the branch line. :wink:

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Yes that's the view! So 8040 might be getting a much needed overhaul? Its in freightcorp blue but plastered with graffiti.

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Brilliant night pictures, Windy. Should get round to doing some locomotive photography myself someday soon...

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Does anyone know when these shunting movements to Onesteel occur? I only ever see Pac Nat using the neck of the branch to store an 80 or 81 overnight, Ive never seen any traffic on it. Certainly something I'd like to get photographs of.

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Hi folks
I am building a control system for a NSW train maintenance Facility.
I am looking for an image for a splash screen, and one of yours , captioned 'NR103 is at the head of 5NY3"
looks particularly good for the application. The image will be displayed on workstation startup for up to
20 seconds while the system initialises. Happy to put attribution on the image to the owner of the photo.
I ask permission to use it, and a clear image please.
FYI, my company is a small Australian organisation struggling to stay afloat in a sea of sharks, and this project
gets my works back in the system after an absence. I built the first mouse controlled PC-based Train Control
System in Australia (to my knowledge). My systems ran Junee to Albury from 1993 until about 2009 or so,
when it got replaced by the so-called Phoenix' system part owned by ARTC. Other latecomers ( like WBS&CO )
later claimed to have done that, but as an employee at the time of Freight Australia, I was not permitted to
contest their claim, nor did Freight Rail do so.
My wish is to provide a system that shows what a modern system can look like.
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