New QR National Paint Scheme

It seems that QR National has a new paint scheme. It may not be the most inspiring paint scheme you have ever seen on a locomotive but someone at QR National’s headquarters must have loved it.

Here you can see it on two brand new 41 class sitting in Maryborough West yard on January 16

Thanks to a new lens and a new camera I can get you closer to 4142 than I would have been able to with my old Canon G10.

And just to compare the new with a couple of the old paint schemes here 1738D in what became known as the ‘Bronco’ scheme and another rather decrepit looking 1720 class in the much earlier blue scheme.

They were stowed at the other end of the yard on the same day.