Railways of Australia: Grain Trains in the Adelaide Hills





Across the last 4 months GWA has ran a few Grain Trains though the Adelaide Hills to Tailem Bend & Keith. They have used plenty of different locomotives upfront including G’s, 22’s, CL’s, ALF’s, FQ’s & GWA’s to haul their 4000+ ton trains up grades as steep as 1 in 44.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad also ran a train though the Adelaide Hills with Quad C classes which features at the end of the video climbing though the Valley at Petwood.

Features:

00:20 – Loaded Keith Grain Train 2152s has locomotives FQ03/GWA009/CLP14/G533 upfront with 45 hoppers & a crew van. The train is seen at the steepest spot in the Adelaide Hills just before Petwood loop on the 28th of December 2018.

02:30 – G533 leads GWA Grain Train 2182s from Tailem Bend with CLF6/ALF23/GWA009 also upfront. This 40 hopper train is seen at Fosters Corner just east of Belair loop & Railway Station on the 2nd of January 2019.

05:00 – GWA loaded Grain Train 2182s from Tailem Bend exits Upper Sturt Tunnel between Mount Lofty & Belair with GWA009/CLP17/ALF23/CLP14/ALF22 & 50 AHAY hoppers on the 22nd of January 2019.

07:00 – GWA Grain Train 2182s passes Hawthorn Railway Station with a very rare locomotive combo of GWA009/CLP17/2212/FQ03 and 50 hoppers on the 15th of March 2019. 2212 is the first of its class to run in the Adelaide Hills since December of 2017.

08:20 – Another loaded Tailem Bend Grain Train however this time at Mount Lofty with GWA009/ALF20/G533/GWA007 and 50 hoppers on the 19th of March 2019.

10:50 – Southern Shorthaul Railroad loaded Grain Train 5MR3 climbs though the Valley at Petwood loop with C505/C509/C504/C507 and 42 hoppers on the 22nd of March 2019.

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