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By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:10/13/2015 - 10/29/2015
Album Info:On a six week family holiday tour from Darwin to Perth, Cairns and Brisbane I came along some rail tracks ... a new world for me. Australia has a lot of classes, usually built a small batch of around 20 to 80 units. Although the operating companies merged all over Australia and were split up several times. Therefore different colour schemes are visible. Aurizon is Australia’s leading freight operator with an extensive fleet of locomotives and wagons taken over from QR National and ARG Australian Railroad Group. In June 2009 the Queensland Government announced the privatisation of Queensland Rail's freight business. This resulted in Queensland Rail's freight assets being transferred to QR National from July 1st 2010 through an IPO. Australia’s largest rail freight company, the 147-year-old QR National, entered a new era from December 1st 2012 with the adoption of the new name of Aurizon. Aurizon is a combination of Australia and Horizon. Aurizon is Australia's largest rail freight company with services operating across five states. In 2011/12, Aurizon transported more than 250 million tonnes of freight, including coal, iron ore, other minerals, agricultural products and general freight. The company also operates and manages the 2,670 kilometre Central Queensland Coal Network that links mines to coal ports at Bowen, Mackay and Gladstone. Information by Wikipedia, Aurizon, Queensland Rail, GWA, CBH, Transwa, Ravenshoe Railway Company Ltd, railpictures.net, railpage.com.au, comrails.com.
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Queensland Rail
Title:  Queensland Rail
Description:  Class EMU, built between 1979 and 1986. They were the first EMUs in Queensland and remain in service with Citytrain.
Photo Date:  10/26/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:58:00 AM
Location:  Carseldine - Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  QR EMU26(UNKNOWN)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
Aurizon - ex QR National
Title:  Aurizon - ex QR National
Description:  The 2800 class were ordered to haul passenger and freight services on the North Coast line between Townsville and Cairns and on the Great Northern line between Townsville and Mount Isa. The initial order for 40 was later increased to 50. They are the only double ended diesel electric locomotives to have been built for Queensland Rail.
Photo Date:  10/26/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:57:37 AM
Location:  Carseldine - Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  ACN 2839(UNKNOWN)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
Queensland Rail
Title:  Queensland Rail
Description:  EMU commuter train leaving Carseldine to Ipswich.
Photo Date:  10/26/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:58:03 AM
Location:  Carseldine - Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  QR EMU29(UNKNOWN)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
Queensland Rail
Title:  Queensland Rail
Description:  Class EMU still constitute close to half of the Citytrain fleet and are in regular and frequent usage. They operate on all Citytrain suburban lines in either three or six carriage sets.
Photo Date:  10/26/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:58:06 AM
Location:  Carseldine - Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  QR EMU57(UNKNOWN)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
Queensland Rail
Title:  Queensland Rail
Description:  EMU 58 has driving cabs at both ends and can either operate as three or six car sets.
Photo Date:  10/26/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:58:09 AM
Location:  Carseldine - Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  QR EMU58(UNKNOWN)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
Queensland Rail
Title:  Queensland Rail
Description:  A six car set of two class EMU are arriving into Carseldine. Total Service Capacity (3-car set) is 500 persons, half with seats.
Photo Date:  10/26/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:58:13 AM
Location:  Carseldine - Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  QR EMU68(UNKNOWN)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
Queensland Rail
Title:  Queensland Rail
Description:  In 2004 Queensland Rail ordered sixteen IMU 160 series sets (follow up model of class IMU100/120) to provide extra rolling stock in conjunction with the upgrade and duplication of the Gold Coast line. The IMU 160 series were manufactured by Downer EDI Rail, Maryborough in partnership with Bombardier Transportation. Here, no 163 arrives at Brisbane Airport.
Photo Date:  11/1/2015  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 5:58:18 AM
Location:  Brisbane, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  QR IMU163(UNKNOWN)
Views:  65   Comments: 2
Western Australian Government Railway
Title:  Western Australian Government Railway
Description:  Built by British Thompson - Houston Limited using Davey Paxman engines, they were a Bo-Bo unit weighing 39 tons.
Photo Date:  10/7/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:07:48 PM
Location:  Pemberton, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  WAGR Y1115(UNKNOWN)
Views:  47   Comments: 1
Western Australian Government Railway
Title:  Western Australian Government Railway
Description:  Introduced in November 1953 allegedly to be used on suburban passenger services as a replacement for Steam Locomotives. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, the Y class were found to be unsuitable for the job due to a lack of acceleration capabilities and were relegated to short distance freight and shunting duties.
Photo Date:  10/7/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:07:52 PM
Location:  Pemberton, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  WAGR Y1114(UNKNOWN)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
Western Australian Government Railway
Title:  Western Australian Government Railway
Description:  V Class 1213 is one of four remaining V Class 2-8-2 Mikado type Steam Locomotives from a class of 24 built for the West Australian Government Railways in 1955. The WAGR V-class locomotives were built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Ltd under subcontract to Beyer-Peacock & Co, who were unable to fill the order for 24 V-class 2-8-2 main-line freight engines within the required delivery timeframe. V 1213 was built in 1955 as Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Ltd builder's number 7782. The V-class proved to be very capable and successful locomotives and lasted to the very end of WAGR steam traction. The majority of the class (including V 1213) were withdrawn in June 1971 (australiansteam.com).
Photo Date:  10/7/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:07:55 PM
Location:  Pemberton, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  WAGR V1213(UNKNOWN)
Views:  55   Comments: 1
Western Australian Government Railway
Title:  Western Australian Government Railway
Description:  Unknown shunter class.
Photo Date:  10/7/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:45 PM
Location:  Pemberton, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  43   Comments: 1
State Saw Mills
Title:  State Saw Mills
Description:  SSM No.2 is one of only two State Saw Mills locomotives existing today. It was built by Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd in Manchester UK, 1911. In the late 1980’s the Pemberton Tramway Company registered an interest in locomotives SSM No.2. Finally it came 2004 to the Pemberton location (pemtram.com.au).
Photo Date:  10/7/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:49 PM
Location:  Pemberton, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SSM NO2(UNKNOWN)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
Ravenshoe Railway Company Ltd
Title:  Ravenshoe Railway Company Ltd
Description:  Coach 1317. These carriages, mostly made from cedar, are from the 1930’s “Sunshine Express” which ran on the main line from Brisbane to Cairns.
Photo Date:  10/19/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:07:58 PM
Location:  Ravenshoe, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Ravenshoe Railway Company Ltd
Title:  Ravenshoe Railway Company Ltd
Description:  The D17 class steam locomotive is a 4-6-4T locomotive of the former Queensland Railways. Engine number 268, outshopped 16.4.26, is named “Capella” after the town near Mackay where it had stood idle for 13 years.
Photo Date:  10/19/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:47:15 PM
Location:  Ravenshoe, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RRC D17(UNKNOWN)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
Ravenshoe Steam Railway Ltd
Title:  Ravenshoe Steam Railway Ltd
Description:  Ravenshoe Steam Railway is located in the picturesque country town of Ravenshoe. Ravenshoe is the highest elevation town in Queensland, it is on the Evelyn Tableland South-west of Cairns in Far North Queensland.
Photo Date:  10/19/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:06 PM
Location:  Ravenshoe, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Ravenshoe Steam Railway Ltd
Title:  Ravenshoe Steam Railway Ltd
Description:  Construction of this line had commenced in Cairns in May 1886 ostensibly to service the mining town of Herberton. By June 1891 the line was opened to Kuranda. "The Herberton Railway" reached Mareeba in August 1893 and rested there for 10 years. The next stage, to Atherton was commenced in 1903 and reached there in August that year. The extension from Atherton commenced in 1908 and reached Herberton in October 1910. The line was extended to Tumoulin in 1911 and eventually to Ravenshoe in 1916.
Photo Date:  10/19/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:53 PM
Location:  Ravenshoe, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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CBH Group
Title:  CBH Group
Description:  CBH grain cars are from Bradken, Xuzhou, China. Alltogether 574 grain wagons were ordered. CBH is an acronym for Co-operative Bulk Handling.
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:02 PM
Location:  Forrestfield - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  44   Comments: 0
Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
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Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:09 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
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Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:13 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
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Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:18 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
Description:  Coupling
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:21 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Box car
Title:  Box car
Description:  RLSY 18669-J has a loading capacity of 20 tonnes.
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:25 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  48   Comments: 0
Box car
Title:  Box car
Description:  RLSY 18709
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:29 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
Description:  RQAY 21894 N has a capacity of 65 tonnes.
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:33 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
Description:  RQJW 21963 G has a capacity of 51 tonnes.
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:37 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Intermodal train
Title:  Intermodal train
Description:  RRZY 7016 has a tara weight of 95t and a capacity of 420 tonnes.
Photo Date:  10/13/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:41 PM
Location:  Kewdale - Perth, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Sugarcane train
Title:  Sugarcane train
Description:  In 2014 there were 19 sugar cane systems in Queensland (18 of which use 610mm gauge) with a combined trackage of ~3000 km hauling approximately 36M tonnes of sugar cane each season.
Photo Date:  10/17/2015  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:56 PM
Location:  Freshwater, QLD
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  53   Comments: 2


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