Just fiddling around with photos on a lazy Saturday afternoon, looking back at what once rolled along the Metro Goods line in Sydney. In the early 2000s I spent a fair amount of time on Canterbury station platform - these were 'days out' with the young fella or 'lunchtimes' taken while commuting between offices for work.
I was there to get photos of DLs and GMs and even Austrac's 1872 and 1873. Instead I seemed to get a lot of 80s, blue 80s, and I am fairly glad I did now. So here is a selection of 13 blue 80s in ascending number order from 2001 - all bar two of them are at Canterbury.
8005 - light engine, 16 August 2001.
8011, mill wheat, 22 January 2001.
8015, mill wheat, 23 April 2001.
8017, mill wheat, 11 April 2001.
8021, empty trip container train, 15 November 2001.
Intermission from Canterbury - 8025 in town on the suburban ramp up to Central, 5 August 2001.
8031, Cooks River, 16 November 2001.
Back to Canterbury - 8033, 5 October 2001.
8039, up mill wheat, 15 November 2001.
8040, spoil train, 16 August 2001. being led by 48116).
8045 on a trip container train on 22 January 2001.
8047, light engine, 9 October 2001.
And to finish with the baby of the class, 8050, on containers on 2 October 2001.
Ciao for now!