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The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, a very young age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, loonatics, mental defectives and self appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learnt to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that term.
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

48 Class 2008 - 4881-48165


Howdee,

To finish off the '48 Class Weekothon' we list below the status of the remaining 48 class. Things get an awful lot easier here.


4881 Pacific National, service as PL5.

4882 Pacific National, stored Werris Creek

4883 Pacific National, stored Delec.

4884 Pacific National, stored Port Augusta

4885 Pacific National, stored Werris Creek

4886-94 Pacific National, service

4895 Scrapped

4896-105 Pacific National, service

48106 Pacific National, stored Lithgow

48107 Pacific National, stored Chullora

48108 Pacific National, service

48109 Pacific National, stored Lithgow

48110 Pacific National, service

48111 Pacific National, service

48112 Pacific National, stored Chullora

48113-125 Pacific National, service

48126 Scrapped

48127-130 Pacific Naional, service

48131 Scrapped, underframe and bogies used as match wagon to breakdown crane.

48132 Pacific National, service

48133 Scrapped

48134-140 Pacific National, service

48141 Scrapped

48142-146 Pacific National, service

48147 Pacific National, stored Cardiff.

48148-154 Pacific National, service

48155 Pacific National, stored Lithgow

48156-165 Pacific National


PHOTO: 48 class usage on coal trains nowdays is limited only to operations on the old 'South Maitland Railway' to Austar (south of Cessnock). Indeed for some time, following a fire in the mine, 48 class usage on coalies had become a thing of the past.

Thus it was a huge surprise during a Hunter trip this week to find 8227 48143 8224 leading a coalie from Werris Creek through Maitland on the 9th of January.


COMING: In coming days a full report on the 'Railpage-Hunter Heavies' trip will appear on this website, including the sordid night at Neath.

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