NR18 Passing Oolong
NR18, NR94 and 9314 combine to work 1MB2 mixed intermodal/steel train through Oolong. Bound for Chullora in Sydney, the locomotives and their train will be marshaled with the Melbourne to Sydney steel traffic being detached (for forwarding to Port Kembla), and new steel loading attached (bound for Brisbane). In addition, NR18 would be removed in Sydney to work the westbound Indian Pacific service a couple of days later.
1MB2 is running wrong road via the down main due to a possession between Yass Junction and Joppa Junction on the up main whilst trackwork was being carried out near Yass. Espee Railroad Services has been running ballast trains on behalf of ARTC, the track operator. In this case, ballast cleaning and tamping was underway, whilst the ballast train reloaded at Bethungra, further south.