Back around 2000 one of Dad's mates took us for a tour around Trentham. On this tour he took us to what I believe is called Patterson Ridge. Just south of Newbury. Co-ords in Google Earth for those that want to check it out-
The Man from Snowy River was filmed here. In a photo I found there is a steam loco and some sort of wagon.
Anyone know more about these?
The rest of the pictures that Dad took can be found here http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l354/Stephens_RailPics/Misc/Pattersons-Ridge-Movie-Set/
The loco was purchased and removed to NSW late last year. The rollingstock is owned by DSCR and the property owner.
By the way the loco (Tender) was formerly a Portland Harbour Trust Rail Tractor The engine unit was built in Hepburn Springs
I can remember visiting the site just prior to the end of the series being made. Unfortunately I never got as close as that.
what items of rollingstock are there?
The fake T94 with machined up spoked wagon wheels as driving wheels. I used to find this loco quite interesting in comparison to it's prototype (if you can call it that). It always looked odd when it was in motion - especially the first few episodes of "The Man from Snowy River" that it appeared in. Although it was only a film prop as such; it is a pity to think that it's gone and couldn't have been used as the motive power for some sort of ride in a theme/historical park here in Victoria. Not to worry.
I visited Kataminga Lodge (the place in Newbury where MFSR was filmed) on Good Friday 2004, especially to photograph this odd looking, but none-the-less interesting contraption. It's only a pity I couldn't remove the "shunters guards" over the loco driving wheels...
Here are the photos:
"T94" at "Paterson's Ridge" station.
A 3/4 view of the whole train.
From the rear. I think the 'N' truck had a dummy guards van body built on top of it - not much was left of it.
View of the "footplate" area. I found it to be quite amusing. Can't think of why...
The RT controls hidden inside the "tender".
What's that doing there? Chain drive to one of the "tender" axles.
"T94" with "Paterson's Ridge" township. The thing attached to the back of the funnel is a smoke generator I think...
Great photos TheRev. Do you know what other rollingstock was there?
That was it.
Rev is there any chance that the "tender" was a RT at all?
Just asking as I wouldnt know an RT underframe if it was under my nose.
Scroll up and read inter's post for your answer.
Thanks Rev didnt see that bit....busy looking at a very interesting loco.
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