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Issue: 259
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TR01-TR12 haul empty coal train 345 across the St Pauls River bridge at Avoca on 11 October. The usual 17 wagon consist for Railton has been augmented by a further ten wagons for Boyer. Rowan Kinnane
Issue: 258
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Although log trains again run in Tasmania they do not match the size or number of those running in the 1970s and 1980s. On 26 march 1981 Z1 hauls a lengthy train 275 to Long Reach at Vermont Road on the Launceston Deviation. Michael Dix
Issue: 257
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TR05-TR02, with TR17-TR10 dead attached, head Sunday train 134, with a load of logs and empty coal hoppers, downgrade into Campania on 13 December 2015. Stuart Dix
Issue: 256
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Although the TR class now dominate workings on all but the Melba Line, other locos are occasionally seen. On 20 April 2015 TR15 and DQ loco 2010 head coal train 246 though the Powranna deviation. Michael Dix
Issue: 255
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During a pause in shunting on Sunday 22 June, TR 01 and TR 10 stand in Hobart yard on the last day of rail operations. Steve Williams
Issue: 254
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With their test run to Parattah completed, TR01 and TR04 roll back downgrade towards Garlands Crossing, south of Rhyndaston, on 15 January returning the test consist to Brighton. Peter Hemming
Issue: 253
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Making its first trip outside the Launceston area, new loco TR04 trails DQ2006 at Relbia as the pair head west to Burnie on 13 December 2013. Andrew Skinner
Issue: 252
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The sight of train crossing Bridgewater bridge will disappear when all operations are transferred from Hobart. On 4 April DQ loco 2003 lead 2101, 2134 and 2005 off the bridge on Boyer-bound light engine movement 566. Michael Dix
Issue: 251
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Locos 2052 - 2051 - 2054 head train 736 around the River Derwent foreshore at Granton on a smoky 5 January 2013. Stuart Dix
Issue: 250
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In a scene that wasn't possible 12 months ago, 2001-2053-2052-2054 head Hobart - Burnie train 536 at Lonah on 31 May 2012. Steve Williams
Issue: 249
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Y7 collects some vacuum-braked wagons loaded with fertiliser at Risdon on 29 December 1980. These will be attached to a rake of flat wagons loaded with zinc ingots for the short trip down to Derwent Park. Michael Dix
Issue: 248
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MKA2131 - DQ2009 - DQ2003 - MKA2134 head Burnie to Boyer Paper train 531 near Deloraine, 11 August 2011. Steve Williams
Issue: 247
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DQ locos 2009, 2005 and 2004 head the Saturday Burnie-Boyer paper train 731 at Exton on 5 March. Michael Dix
Issue: 246
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Z locos 2113 and 2112 top and tail Bell Bay Line ballast train 3XN at the Vermont Road overpass at Mowbray on 5 October as part of the rehabilitation of the line. Stuart Dix
Issue: 245
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Newly released to service, loco 2001 displays the new TasRail corporate colour scheme as it sits in Hobart and surrounded by containers before heading to Boyer on a short train 664 on Friday 3 September 2010. Stuart Dix
Issue: 244
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Trains often run late but three and a half days late may be considered excessive! Derailment delayed train 435 passes through Claremont, on the last stage of its journey to Hobart, behind locos 2133, 2020 and 2131 on 10 January 2010. Stuart Dix
Issue: 243
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On the last day of Pacific National Tasmania operations Z locos 2111 and 2113 lead a westbound 20 wagon coal train at Lonah, between Ulverstone and Penguin on 30 November 2009. Alex Rothwell
Issue: 242
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After having brought train 632 from Boyer to Tea Tree, the Hobart-based crew leave Tea Tree loop with train 631 behind locos ZR2100 - MKA2138 - DQ2006 on 13 February 2009, as train 632 prepares to head further north. Stuart Dix
Issue: 241
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ZA class locos 2114 and 2116 approach East Tamar on Friday 6 February 2009 with container train 653 from Bell Bay. Kyle Stennings
Issue: 240
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D2020 and DQ2005 haul Z2113-Z2112-ZA2116 and Z2110 and train 164 around the River Derwent foreshore at Granton on Sunday 22 February 2009. Michael Dix
Issue: 239
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Locos Z2111-ZA2114-Z2113-Z2112, with D2021 and DQ2004 dead attached, head the Sunday Hobart to Boyer train 164 at Ravenswood on the Derwent Valley Line on 17 February 2008. Michael Dix
Issue: 238
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The bulk cement traffic between Railton and Devonport is the largest freight task carried by rail in Tasmania and has probably been the most profitable since the train was inaugurated in 1967. The cement train was unloading at the Devonport silo on 11 February before heading back to Railton for another load. Steve Williams
Issue: 237
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It is now over five years since the last vacuum-braked concentrate train ran on the former Emu Bay Railway in March 2002. The concentrate trains are now normally the domain of GM-powered locos, such as DQ2008-QR2062-DQ2007 photographed hauling southbound train 277 between Burnie and Ridgley on 13 August 2007. Alex Rothwell
Issue: 236
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On 28 July, the last day of the old timetable, train 736 from Hobart is hauled by the mixed DQ-MKA-DQ trio of 2002-2133-2011 as the train heads north past Goulds Lagoon. The pair of swans are obviously unperturbed by the passing train.. Michael Dix
Issue: 235
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Emu Bay Railway No. 4 (James Martin 168 of 1897) shunts in Burnie yard on 18 January 1961, with two TGR EX class insulated vans in the background. The loco was withdrawn shortly after.. Ian Cutter
Issue: 234
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The late summer afternoon sun on 18 January 2007 illuminates paper train 532 as Z2110-Z2113-ZA2116-Z2111 head east at Ravenswood on the Derwent Valley Line. Being a Tuesday, the 35 wagon consist is a block load of 12.2m containers bound for Bell Bay. Stuart Dix
Issue: 233
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The grazing sheep appear to be unimpressed by the passage of locos 2100 and 2020 as empty paper train 531 heads east between Lemana Junction and Deloraine on 16 November 2006. Jeffrey Grenfell
Issue: 232
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ZR2101 - ZP2100 head east through Avoca with a very late running empty coal train on 20 June 2006, with heavy frost covering the ground and trees. Jeffrey Grenfell
Issue: 231
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X1 places the carriage stock (DB-ACS-ABD) at the platform at Devonport station in preparation for a day excursion to Deloraine (behind H5) and Mole Creek (behind CCS25) on 7 March 1964. TTMS Collection
Issue: 230
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Late running and loco failures resulted in some different loco allocations. On 24 November eastbound paper train 531 was unusually hauled by DQ locos 2002-2004-2005 as the train skirted Bass Strait near Lonah.. Alex Rothwell
Issue: 229
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Z2113 and ZA2115 accelerate train 2XS away from the sharp curve and dip west of Tea Tree loop towards the Back Tea Tree Road level crossing. Michael Dix
Issue: 228
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2007-2004-2006-2101 haul a 27 wagon Sunday zinc train across the Bridgewater bridge on a sunny and unusually still winter's afternoon. Steve Williams
Issue: 227
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On their first test run with a revenue train MKA locos 2137 and 2138, towing ZB locos 2123 and 2128, run into Longreach with train 652, May 2005. Simon Chandler
Issue: 226
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In the days when ZB locos were blue and Powranna was still a crossing loop, the crews of northbound 4104 (ZB12-ZB9) and southbound 4109 (ZB4-ZB10) swap trains before continuing their journeys, November 1988. Michael Dix
Issue: 222
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West Coast Wilderness Railway loco D2 at Lower Landing station. October 2003. Michael Dix
Issue: 221
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Loco 2011 on coal train 446, waits to cross train 443 with locos 2114-2118-2117 at Conara. July 2003. Steve Williams
Issue: 220
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TTMS loco Y4 hauls a Parattah-Launceston train for the Don River Railway into Ross. March 2003. Michael Dix
Issue: 219
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2121 and 2128 haul empty log train 568 at Doctors Rocks. October 2003. Simon Chandler
Issue: 218
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H7 on a Launceston to Fingal goods train at Western Junction. March 1966. ARHS Tasmania Collection
Issue: 217
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Y4 and Y6 at Conara Junction, prepare to run 173 empty coal to Fingal. November 1986. Andrew Dix
Issue: 216
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1107-1002-1102-1103 with a load of concentrates from the Rosebery mine. October 1998. Adrian Cooper
Issue: 215
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MA2 and M5 at Relbia with a combined train of Don River Railway and Tasmanian Transport Museum rolling stock. November 2001. Michael Dix
Issue: 214
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D2021, DQ2006 and DQ2009 head southbound train #31 near Rhyndaston. September 2001. Steve Williams
Issue: 213
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X8 and X10 haul the westbound Tasman Limited through Howth. February 1974. Melanie Dennis
Issue: 212
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2008 - 2062 and 2004 between Devonport and Railton, with train 633. December 2000. Mark Hardacre
Issue: 211
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1107-1103-1001-1102 near the Cradle Mountain Link Road bridge. July 1997. Adrian Cooper
Issue: 210
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X18, X27 & X3 cross the Brid River at Lietinna. October 1981. Andrew Dix
Issue: 209
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Freshly repainted 2112 leads 2117 and 2110 with train 736 Hobart's suburbs. May 2000. Michael Dix
Issue: 208
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2113 and 2117 haul a Wiltshire bound train though Myalla. November 1999. Simon Chandler
Issue: 207
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Abt 3 at Lynchford. February 1962. ARHS Tasmania Collection
Issue: 206
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1107 leads a loaded Primrose concentrates train through Pigeon Hill. July 1999. Adrian Cooper
Issue: 205
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Steam loco Q13 at Western Junction with a Main Line goods train.. Steve Williams Collection.
Issue: 204
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2004-2002-QR2062-2003-2001 on goods 435 at Leith. January 1999. Benjamin Dix
Issue: 203
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2146 on number 343 coal/pine train, Conara Junction. November 1998. Michael Dix
Issue: 202
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2001 outside Hutt workshops, Wellington, New Zealand. August 1998. Reid McNaught
Issue: 201
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1107 leads a concentrates train near Guildford. June 1991. Adrian Cooper
Issue: 200
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852 and 875 haul a log train near National Park. October 1991. Michael Dix
Issue: 199
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ZP1 and ZR2 on a southbound paper train at Tea Tree. October 1997. Stuart Dix
Issue: 198
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ZR2 outside East Tamar Junction Workshops. July 1997. Michael Dix
Issue: 197
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Emu Bay Railway's Avonside built Number 15 at Burnie. July 1947. ARHS Tasmania Collection

 


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