I was surprised to discover the other day that there are no freight trains to Canberra any more, and there apparently hasn’t been since 2009. Being a bit of a photography buff I wanted to photograph some trains in action. Apparently there are only passenger trains and the occasional tourist train.
Apart from some rolling stock sitting in a siding at Royalla Station, does anyone know of any freight trains or rolling stock that can be spotted with any certainty and can then be photographed? Do freights still come to Canberra? If there are no freight trains, how does all our food, fuel and other bulk cargo get here?
Ps, I know the Hysterical Railway Society have a yard, but their tours are short, shepherded and not focussed on passenger stock.