Watco's latest contract is for BHP's Nickel West service from Kwinana to the Goldfields. Watco have hired locomotives from RailFirst/CFCLA, but also providing their own locomotives, causing some... (more)
Watco & Qube have joint ownership of Intermodal Link Services (ILS). With Watco picking up extra contracts in Western Australia, additional motive power is required. Qube have supplied an orphan... (more)
Watco supply the crew for CBH Group grain trains. A short, empty narrow gauge train races away from Kwinana bound for the wheatbelt region to reload.
G511 & GML10 work an ILS intermodal shuttle train from Fremantle to Forrestfield yard. Watco operate this service in conjunction with Qube Logistics in a bid to remove trucks from the congested h... (more)
Q4005, one of the last of its class still in G&W orange/black, works a fuel train shuttle from Kwinana to Forrestfield.
Aurizon operates a woodchip shuttle train from the port of Albany to Redmond, some 30km away by rail. Power for the train is a pair of EMD G26C-2U locomotives, one at each end. This train has ... (more)
A loaded alumina train heads west to the port of Bunbury behind one of Aurizon's ACN/4100 class EMD locomotives.
In nice afternoon light, DBZ2309 works a loaded alumina train between Aurizon's Picton Yard and the port of Bunbury where it will unload.
G511 leads a Watco ILS container service over the Swan River in Fremantle. This train is almost at its destination of North Quay.
A fallen scene now days in 2021 with SD70ACus taking on the helper duties on the slope, back in 2018, SD40Es were king pin for helper duty. 6324 and friend are on the rear of a heavy double stac... (more)
A SD70ACe leads 2 ratty looking SD70Ms into West Colton with a manifest train from out east.
NR75 wearing "The Ghan" paint, is usually assigned to the passenger service from Adelaide to Darwin. From time to time however, Ghan locomotives can be allocated to Pacific National's f... (more)
One of the more unusual operations in the Pilbara is BHP's "satellite trains" which load at two mines close to Newman - "Ore Body 24" and "Ore Body 18". Trains are 1... (more)
2 SD70ACe locomotives arrive at Mt Newman with a loaded diesel fuel train. All minesites in the Pilbara have fuels delievered via rail from the port cities. But these can be problematic to photo... (more)
2 SD70ACe mid train DPUs shove a loaded train north through Yandi Junction in glint light.