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[quote=alco4836]Hi

This is the tank at Port Waratah

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[quote=alco4836]Thank you very much a6et this has been very informative.

I will push my luck one more time with another question.

Was the fire to dry the sand gas powered as I noticed in a

few pict ...

Posted 06 Sep 2019 10:00 in New South Wales by a6et

[quote=jcouch]Looks like things need to speed up.

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[quote=The railway dog]Hi Oscar

Yes, the white plug piece attached to the locomotive is very loose in its receptacle in the tender, sliding around. I expect to be busy with other stuff for a bit, bu ...

[quote=petan][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi all

Does anyone know what sort of wagons were used to take the

sand up the top of the sand towers that are attached to some of

the coal ...

[quote=DJPeters][quote]Changing the subject a bit, the electrical connector on the 6 wheel Wombat type tender fitted to my Ixion 32 is now so loose you can see the inner piece slopping around as (if) ...

[quote=petan][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi all

Does anyone know what sort of wagons were used to take the

sand up the top of the sand towers that are attached to some of

the coal stages?

Regar ...

[quote=petan][quote][quote]Hi all

Does anyone know what sort of wagons were used to take the

sand up the top of the sand towers that are attached to some of

the coal stages?

Regards Mathew Hugh ...

Hi all

Does anyone know what sort of wagons were used to take the

sand up the top of the sand towers that are attached to some of

the coal stages?

Regards Mathew Hughes
alco4836
M ...

[quote=duttonbay]The one at Parkes had what look more like check rails than guard rails - quite close to the rails.

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[quote=petan]Those of us who did the 2 x 19 class tour (1904 / 1923) in 1972 were told they were kept as they were the only ones that could get up the Port Waratah coal stage. I never cross checked th ...

[quote=duttonbay][quote][quote][quote]Google "NSWR coal stage", and a few variations on the theme, will return some images. Examples I found included 20 class on Enfield coal stage, and a 53 class on ...

[quote=alco4836][quote]Google "NSWR coal stage", and a few variations on the theme, will return some images. Examples I found included 20 class on Enfield coal stage, and a 53 class on Broadmeadow's.[ ...

[quote=DJPeters]The slide bars are definitely too far apart it appears the bottom one might be the culprit as it has a decided downward look to it, while the top one appears to be correct and paralle ...

[quote=exarmidale]This would be probably be the best outcome. The building served its purpose admirably but really it is not that well suited too running heritage operations now given the residential ...

Our illustrious Premier had offered the old heritage listed White Bay power station site and facilities for Google who wanted to create a local main facility, after initial inspections and then silenc ...

[quote=comtrain][quote]Interesting Rod, and I'm glad you had a win. The D50 I have been running does not seem to have a problem with the spring restricting pony truck movement. It is a fairly recent p ...

[quote=simstrain]I didn't think there would have been many slow points causing the issues that just a passenger was talking about. Fassi to teralba is one place but also south of fassi to morriset cou ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]It's not glamorous, but I would suggest that rebuilding of junctions is the first step which should be taken to improve journey times. The easiest way to get from A to B in les ...

[quote=simstrain]The xplorer does it in about 2 hours and 10 minutes but definetely still too long. Some passing loops are needed and adding extra track on the north in Sydney wouldn't go astray eithe ...

[quote=neillfarmer]On reflection I think the CC were not a popular addition to locos, probably for safety reasons that you mention. NSWGR did have those two metal bars that came down close to the trac ...

[quote=neillfarmer]I travelled on that tour, and I do think the cowcatcher was especially requested. I think on each of my few visits to Mudgee loco there was maybe one engine fitted with a CC. 3081 m ...

[quote=TheFish][quote][quote]Regarding cowcatchers on Mudgee 30ts. I quickly checked my note book and found that 3081T fitted with a cowcatcher ran the Mudgee connection off The Rattler (Central West ...

[quote=neillfarmer]Regarding cowcatchers on Mudgee 30ts. I quickly checked my note book and found that 3081T fitted with a cowcatcher ran the Mudgee connection off The Rattler (Central West Express fo ...

[quote=neillfarmer]Yes, C30 class were tank engines and when converted to tender engines for branch line use following electrification of the suburban railways became the C30T. Opposite the usual conv ...

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