Various Locomotives of the Tamanian Railways

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  1. Gary

    Gary Currently Unemployed ! Staff Member Administrator

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    Caution, PHOTO HEAVY.

    Here I have a collection of Tasmanian Railway locomotives that I photographed whilst on my recent trip South. From 2' narrow gauge railways on the West Coast to the national 3'6" gauge mainline, there should be something here for everyone. You may even spot something a long way from home...

    Unfortunately I didn't have time to record any info on each individual locomotive... :whatever:

    Starting with some narrow gauge from the West Coast Heritage Centre in Zeehan. These were used in the rich mining districts of the West Coast.

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    Above. Ok, it's not all there, but I'm sure you can gather what it once looked like...

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    Some 3'6" gauge locos from the West Coast Heritage Centre in Zeehan. These locomotives travelled up and down the west coast ferrying minerals and passengers.

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    Below, a close up of the outside frame on the front pony truck of the locomotive pictured above.

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    This next set is from the 'Wee Georgie Wood Railway' in Tullah, on the North Western region of Tasmania.

    http://www.greatrailexperiencestasmania.com.au/operators/wee-georgie-wood/
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    This set of pics are from the Don River Railway (Heritage Centre). A great place to visit. $40.00 (£19.65) covered the family entry and a ride on their railway. :thumbup:

    http://www.donriverrailway.com.au/

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    Had a ride behind this little Drewry loco (below) from Don River to Coles Beach, about 3 km up the line.

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    Below. Inside the shed at Don River Railway. Plenty was happening here from engine rebuilds to coach rebuilds.

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    This lovely looking Pacific M Class below, was in steam outside the shed, but I couldn't get close enough ! :twitch:

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    This steam loco below sits in a park near the railway station of Deloraine, in Central Northern Tasmania.

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    And finally something modern ! A mixed frieght of containers and logs trundles through Ross in Central Tasmania, enroute to Burnie on the North Coast.

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    That's all folks... ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Great photos Gary. There are a couple of what looks amazingly like a class 20 there.

    Looks like a good time was had.

    Toto
     
  3. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice pics Gary.

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  4. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Some brilliant photos there mate, thanks for sharing :thumbup:.

    Pete.
     
  5. 60019Bittern

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    Excellent pics Gary. Love some of the old steamers, even if some are Narrow Gauge.
     

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