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(Wayne Morris)

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G515, G512 on AM2 Belair Loop.  5th April 2010.
An ex V/Line G class sold to CFCLA, a locomotive leasing company.

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4836 and C501 (George Brown) caught at Keith on Ballast train.  9th June 2009
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Roger Masson)


The 48 from Austrac and the VicRail C class are on hire to ELZ and they are ballasting between the border and Dimboola.
They are upgrading the track, concrete sleepers and the works.


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ELZ at Callington. 30-05-2009
(Greg O'Brien)


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ELZ 4836, c501 MPC Dry Creek.  08-06-2009
(Greg O'Brien)


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The RL class (below) belongs to Cootes Industrial (Rail), SouthSpur Rail Services. They are relatively new units on the rail scene. They were built at Islington here in Adelaide and are mainly found on ballast workings, usually up north, across to the west and down this way. They mainly work out of Whyalla, perhaps their base, as are large stockpiles of ballast thereat.



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RL307, 303 1MR1 near Two Wells. 28-06-2009
(Greg O'Brien)


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RL307, 303 1MR1 Korunye Xing.  28-06-2009
( Greg O'Brien)


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Unusual shot of 1MR1
28-6-2009

A dedicated railfan does the balancing
 act  on car to get that
special train shot

(Wayne Morris)

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RL307, 303 1MR1 near the 60k post
Two Wells  side of Mallala. 28-06-2009
( Wayne Morris)


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G535 LDP001 Gillman. 06-07-2009
LDP001 is an Inter Rail or QRN unit which has been over here for a couple runs now. It usually works the AM6 / MA6 service between Adelaide – Melbourne – Adelaide with loading that then connects with the AP1 / PA1 services to Perth – Adelaide – Perth.
                      
( Greg O'Brien)


Patricks 1872 which has a regular partner of 1873, (shown below) which must be in for service on this occasion. It is coupled with DL48 and regulars on the Balco from Bowmans.
                     
( Greg O'Brien)

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TNO2117 1872, DL48 Gillman. 06-07-2009

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1873 at Balco siding Bowmans. 
26th January 2005.    
( Greg O'Brien)

Another of the same / similar class,
NA1874, 872, GM37, lean in on the curve at Redhill Monday 11th December 2006. It was a regular on the Silverton South Spur ballast workings. Originally from the West I believe. (872 incidentally is one of the original 830’s from the former SAR Eyre Peninsula Division)
                        
( Greg O'Brien)

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Train No 2MR1 NA1874, 872, GM37, Redhill_11-12-2006

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1873 Balco 1872 trailing. 18-10-2006.

Another of the Balco with 1873 leading and 1872 trailing was once the common thing to do. It is at Dry Creek North with the new Mawson Lakes bridge / rail interchange in the background.    ( Greg O'Brien)

Train No 6117 Balco, Friday 6th May, 2005. 1872 1873 work as a paired unit crossing the Port River bridge at Ethelton. 
Location wise, this is a scene no longer able to be repeated.                  
( Greg O'Brien)

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K205 K210 K206 English electric Western Australian K class work TNo 6MR1 as they drop ballast north of Snowtown Friday 22nd April 2005.               ( Greg O'Brien)


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The Balco train has attracted a variety of motive power since it started operations from Bowmans. This series of shots includes GM10 which was on lease to Balco operations. It belonged to Southern Shorthaul Railroad and is seen at various locations .

(Greg O'Brien)


  T/No 4117 Balco with GM10 at Birkenhead 1872 is the trialing unit. Wednesday 7th September 2005.

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  T/No 2117 GM10 Balco in a rather rural setting at Direk on Monday 14th November, 2005. Again 1872 is trailing unit.  

T/No 2117 GM10 Balco crosses the Port Adelaide viaduct which crosses Port road Port Adelaide Monday 14th November, 2005.

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  T/No 2117 GM10 Balco crosses 904 704 on the Stonie at Osborne Monday 14th November, 2005.

  T/No 4117 Balco with GM10 at Pelican Point. 1872 is the trialing unit. Wednesday 7th September 2005.

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  T/No 4117 Balco with GM10 at Pelican Point. 1872 is the trialing unit. Wednesday 7th September 2005.


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On Saturday the 21st October, 2006 it was not unusual to see FA green G’s on the SCT Pacific National hauled MP9 service. On this occasion though it included freshly painted 8160 and CLCLA’s GL107 and was worthy of railfanning. We picked it up at Dudley Park as T/No 6MP9 G528 G526 8160 GL107 and then to Islington where it performed the shunt. For one small fleeting moment there we thought 8160 was going to lead, but alas not.  This train departed Islington as G528 G526 and 8160 and includes another rural shot near Snowtown. At Coonamia, on the double track near Port Pirie, it did the “switcheroo” of locomotives with the 5PM9 service. 8160 went back on this train and was sighted at Crystal Brook as T/No 5PM9 G519 8160 G530. The FA (Freight Australia or PacNat units as this lot were) G class units were originally VLine units.

(Greg O'Brien)


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TNo 6MP9 G528, G526, 8160, GL107
Dudley Park. 21-10-2006

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TNo 6MP9 G528, G526, 8160, Gl107
Shunt Islington. 21-10-2006

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TNo 6MP9 G528, G526, 8160
Depart Islington. 21-10-2006

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TNo 6MP9 G528, G526, 8160
Near Snowtown.  21-10-2006

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8160 Coonamia. 21-10-2006

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5PM9 G519, 8160 G530
Crystal Brook. 21-10-2006


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25th August 2009.
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QRN/ARG LQ3122 MPC 
Dry Creek. 
(Greg O'Brien)

25th August 2009.
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QRN/ARG LQ3122, SCT007, JTA2C coach MPC
Dry Creek. 
(Greg O'Brien)


25th August 2009.
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CLP13 MPC Dry Creek.  
(Greg O'Brien)

26th March 2012
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LDP003 on 7PN1 Stirling North.
(Wayne Morris)


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