A bit of Nostalgia

 
  touring Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide
See a video of a boy taking a train trip from Murray Bridge to Adelaide on the Overlander in 1953, pulled by loco 901.
A slightly annoying sound track, but worth watching for the memories.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-DMYoF_IE4

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  davida62 Station Master

Fantastic! Where did you find that?
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
Fantastic! Where did you find that?
davida62

Don't know where he found it, but the film comes from the  National Film and Sound Archive :



http://www.youtube.com/user/FILMAUSTRALIA?feature=watch

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Regarding Richard's journey ... anybody else notice at least one error in continuity ?   8)
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Cheers for that!

Not catching 2001's continuity error though?

Murray Bridge - Monarto South - Ambelside - Eden Hills - Mile End - ARS.

There was a scene of the track after Eden Hills that looked like it could have been single track but the camera angle wasn't very wide.

Is it the tunnel or the long straight scene around the tunnel shot?
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
Don't know where he found it, but the film comes from the  National Film and Sound Archive :



http://www.youtube.com/user/FILMAUSTRALIA?feature=watch

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Regarding Richard's journey ... anybody else notice at least one error in continuity ?   8)
2001

900 Leading leaving Murray Bridge
4:30- Countryside is going from right to left yet shadows indicate view is to the north. Therefore travelling east.
5:54- No Lady Norrie Plate on leading loco therefore not 900
6:14- 901 leading 900
6:56- Emerging from tunnel 900 leading
8:05- 900 leading
8:18- 901 leading
8:44- 900 leading.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Touring - It is The Overland not overlander.
  SAR526 Chief Train Controller

Location: Adelaide, South Australia.
Regarding Richard's journey ... anybody else notice at least one error in continuity ?   8)
2001
Dog boxes (side loading compartment cars) weren't used on the OVERLAND (not 'Overlander') from the earlier days of double header Rx and S class haulage, and certainly not when 'Ladie Norrie" hauled it. I think that I also noticed consist differences in some shots of the train.

Still it was meant for the lower primary school grades, so we shouldn't be too critical – just be grateful that it gives us a glimpse of a never to be repeated past.
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

In some scenes two BE's immediately behind the locos and in others only 1 BE. (Is that what they're called in SA?)
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

I don't think the film was made for critical gunzel analysis.

If you want to discuss continuity see the film of 520 "racing" the runners to Belair. No wonder 520 lost it went via Bridgewater first.Razz
  torrens5022 Junior Train Controller

"Ambleside" is a nice bit of history - now changed back to it's original pre war name of Hahndorf, the station is still Ambleside though (always has been) - Hahndorf was renamed after the station then changed back - only a hand full of places still remain in their "war" names, can't remember which towns though.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

"Ambleside" is a nice bit of history - now changed back to it's original pre war name of Hahndorf, the station is still Ambleside though (always has been) - Hahndorf was renamed after the station then changed back - only a hand full of places still remain in their "war" names, can't remember which towns though.
"torrens5022"
Actually, a fair few places around SA are yet to have their names officially restored, such as Herrgott Springs, Grunthal, Petersburg and Blumberg to pick a few notable towns, and many more informal localities.

There is grassroots support for finishing the job in 2036 as part of marking the bicentenary, just as a bunch of names were restored in 1986.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Dog boxes (side loading compartment cars) weren't used on the OVERLAND (not 'Overlander') from the earlier days of double header Rx and S class haulage, and certainly not when 'Ladie Norrie" hauled it. I think that I also noticed consist differences in some shots of the train.

Still it was meant for the lower primary school grades, so we shouldn't be too critical – just be grateful that it gives us a glimpse of a never to be repeated past.
SAR526
I would not say that SAR526 as I have a photo in a train hobby bock titled Rail Scene South Australia showing a dog box car on the rear of the Overland being used as a wayside car. The locomotive hauling the train is a 500 class steam locomotive, it says 500 it self in the caption and is at Mt Lofty. The preceding photo on page 7 shows the loco and part of the first car on the train no dates though.The photo is on page 8 of this book. So it could  be and this is a big could be, have still been going on in the early diesel age as anyone would tell you old habits died hard on the SAR!

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