Got a heads up from a friend that the WATCO/Pacific Sun GP35 that works Ventura Foods in Ontario CA was being worked on at the end of their lead. Drove out Saturday morning (May 9, 2020) in total ... (more)
Pecos Valley SW1500 #1528.
Pecos Valley SW9 #950.
Watco's 2188D trundles out of the Southern end of the Burdekin bridge on 8Z88 Partington to Mackay Harbour grain wagon transfer. 4/01/20
Watco QLD GL 26C-2's 2188D + 2195 works train 67G4 Mackay Harbour to Mt McLaren empty grain with 42 DGWY wagons, seen late this afternoon between Rosella & Balberra.
A single CBH is in run 8 as it races under Karel Ave in Canning Vale with a half rake of loaded grain hoppers. These locomotives have quad turbocharged Cummins 3300hp QSK engines onboard.
One of Watco's 6 daily Forrestfield to Fremantle ILS trains passes the Aldi distribution center with another load of containers bound for export.
The two leased DR locomotives on hire to CBH work their train through the diamond crossover at Kwinana
VL 361 leads two CBHs as it works a Standard Gauge grai into Kwinana to unload. The VLs will be off hire soon so always good to get one om the front
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)