As I mentioned in my introduction post, I'm a railwayman whose home depot is Waterfall station. I often take a camera to work with me, so here's a selection of photos showing some of the various trains that run around here on the Illawarra line. When I took up at Waterfall in 2004, most of our services were run with our original double-deck EMUs, the S-sets. They were built by Commonwealth Engineering at Granville and Goninans at Newcastle, using Budd and Pullman patent stainless steel construction under licence. They're almost indestructible. Crews loved them and wanted to keep them, passengers hated them and wanted them replaced, unfortunately the passengers won. Now all our services are run with the unloved and unlovely Tangaras. S5 and S12 are seen stabled in Waterfall down yard at the end of the day. An S-set and a Tangaras on the apron at Mortdale Maintenance Centre, which is the depot responsible for maintaining trains on the Illawarra. Tangaras were also built by Goninans. At that time interurban services on the Illawarra to Wollongong and Kiama were run with the Comeng-built V-set double deck EMUs. V60 is seen at Cawley, between Waterfall and Helensburgh. After the first series V-set cars were unexpectedly withdrawn from service due to severe corrosion problems the remainder were concentrated on the Northern and Western lines. They were replaced on the Illawarra by H-sets, also known as OSCars - Outer Suburban Cars. This is H3 on the crossing at the start of the single track section at Clifton. They were built by UGL at Newcastle, the successor to Goninans. Freight trains on the Illawarra line aren't as varied as they used to be. These days the main traffic is export coal from collieries to the west of Sydney making its way to Port Kembla. The usual motive power for these trains are former NSW 82 class locos, which were built by Clyde Engineering at Braemar in NSW. They're now owned by Pacific National, which was formed out of the privatisation and merger of the National Rail Corporation and FreightCorp. They're an GM-EMD model JT42C, and are usually seen running in a four-unit consist. More to come! Mark.