Rare Photos

 
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
If you want to see many rare steam locomotives photos and stations see this link. I had it sent to me, worth a look though.  [color=#0068cf][size=2][font=Calibri, sans-serif]http://steamtrainstories.com/category/australia/nsw/[/font][/size][/color]

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Thanks for that link David. Some interesting stuff there.

For some old Qld pics check out the Lost Brisbane Facebook Group. Scroll through the pics.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Thanks for the link David. A guy of similar age and a school year ahead of me. One without an over-controlling mother, with better mentors and probably without other hobbies/interests. Describes things he saw and did which I heard about or did to a lesser degree/once. Mmm, what might have been. I too could have done better in my HSC...

Must do some more scanning of slides!
  torana Station Master

Location: Menangle.N.S.W.
You have shared with many of us ,a real insight and a 'Trip Down Memory Lane.' To see those Photos of Locomotives and Station Scenes from Years gone by.And to see what it looked like some many years ago.When Steam was the only way to go , and to know now that we only have a few of some of the Locomotives still around .Many others were sold as scrap, and destroyed.We are just lucky to have those that we have today to remind us of what a Steam Train is like.It was certainly a great tribute to steam and to see different places in the background .I.E. -Sydney yard,Darling Harbour,Enfield Yard.Gosford Yard,and the old water towers.

Thank You for sharing it with us.

Torana. Kings Park.N.S.W.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I see from the final entry that I was to blame for all of this....

I left school at the end of 1965 and my years at university limited my involvement in many of the activities shown in the photos.

I did manage to get the final Southern Highlands Express and the last Singleton passenger myself.

I do remember a day at John Gaydon's home working on his model railway....

M636C
  mikado5910 Chief Train Controller

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW
I see from the final entry that I was to blame for all of this....

I left school at the end of 1965 and my years at university limited my involvement in many of the activities shown in the photos.

I did manage to get the final Southern Highlands Express and the last Singleton passenger myself.

I do remember a day at John Gaydon's home working on his model railway....

M636C
M636C
I remember John's name, as I started at Canterbury Boys' High in 1964 when he started at North Sydney and we were in the NSWSRCA together, but am finding it difficult to picture his face after all these years. Some interesting tales on that blog.
  M636C Minister for Railways

I remember John's name, as I started at Canterbury Boys' High in 1964 when he started at North Sydney and we were in the NSWSRCA together, but am finding it difficult to picture his face after all these years. Some interesting tales on that blog.
mikado5910

I can remember it fairly clearly (from 1964) but that might not help much fifty years later...

M636C
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Nice photo of 3827, but the caption has to be nonsense... a 90 mph run from Sydney to Cootamundra?
  MC3801 Train Controller

Nice photo's. The images were brilliant. There are some excellent images of 3801.
  studdo Locomotive Fireman

3827 doing 90mph is no nonsense. The 1970 ARHS Cootamundra was legendary. 3827 was withdrawn in November 1969 and used on 3 more tours before being scrapped so it didn't matter how much it was flogged. Things were different in those days and modern administrators would have apoplexy at what went on in those days but it as when the railways were run by railwaymen who understood trains. I have heard many stories from people who were on the tour who all verify the 90mph and John Thompson's 38 class book also says it, referring to an official 89.7mph. His story about 3820 refers to speeds in the low 90s. My father in the mid 50s timed a 36 on the Federal City Express at 15  seconds to the 1/4 mile and later a 38 at 39 seconds to the mile which I think equate to 80mph and low 90s. When 3820 did the first of the 1971 Cootamundra tours it was claimed to have done somewhere between 88 and 92mph and I remember returning from the ARHS Wimbledon tour in March 1971 doing 85mph between Penrith and Blacktown - we were flying, going through stations so fast I couldn't read the station names. So, 3827 doing 90 is also most certainly right.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
My father in the mid 50s timed a 36 on the Federal City Express at 15 seconds to the 1/4 mile and later a 38 at 39 seconds to the mile which I think equate to 80mph and low 90s.
studdo

60mph and 92mph, do the math! Smile
  studdo Locomotive Fireman

Sorry, you're right, I meant 45 seconds to mile. Maths was never my best subject at school.

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