Blackwater System coals are shared between electric and diesel traction. With the latter, three class 4000s (one as a mid-train DPU) are used on 85-car trains.
Heading into the setting sun with freight up the North Coast Line.
Rebuilt from 3200-Class with AC traction motors and improved electronics. Three locos can do the work of five DC units.
There are upto 30 loaded coal trains per day on the Goonyella system. Nearly all are electrically-hauled.
Empty coal on the Goonyella system with 121 cars and two more locos mid-train.
Not exactly the perfect environment for a 100mph high speed passenger train! It will hit Cairns sixteen hours later.
Most Pacific National freights terminate at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane, but the odd train can be seen over the dual-gauge line serving the port.
Could have stayed here all day...
Just arrived from Brisbane
A rare shot of coal empties on Rockhampton's street track. Actually this is an empty stock transfer from Gladstone to Abbot Point.
The sun is setting at one of Australia's top rail hotspots as a QRN coal train heads towards Newcastle.
Under threatening storm clouds, two SMU-class units cross on the Caboolture/Airport line north of Brisbane.
QR CityTrain have ordered sixteen interurban EMU sets from Bombardier, assembled at the nearby Downer-EDI plant. Some have commenced testing in the Brisbane area.
A rare shot of an AN still in AN livery! This one has just been turned and is about to be coupled to NR46 for a southbound sortie.
New units in use on the Newcastle-Telarah service.