Various New South Wales (Australia) Locomotives

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  1. Gary

    Gary Currently Unemployed ! Staff Member Administrator

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    Here are some of my pics of locos from around New South Wales..

    I'll start with 10 steam locos, including one tram and an electric 46 Class (Metropolitan Vickers) on shed with other steam locos.

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    ^ The turntable control room just blocks out 3642 (left). Also present is 3830 (last of the Class) and 3237.

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    ^ 2510 under cover at Trainworks, Train and Rail Museum (Thirlmere).

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    ^ 55995 under cover at Trainworks.

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    ^ 3820 under cover at Trainworks. The 38 Class is my favourite...:thumbup:

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    ^ 1210 at Trainworks.

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    ^ 3237 'Hunter' which belongs to the Lachlan Valley Railway, shown here at Sydney Central.

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    ^ Another Lachlan Valley Railway 59 Class, 5917 on shuttle duties at Sydney Central.

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    ^ 3237 and 5917 back its train out from the Valley Heights Museum onto the mainline.

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    ^ On shed at Valley Heights is 5461, 4601 (Class leader - Metroplitan Vickers electric) and I'm assuming the 0-6-0 saddle tank No.2 is a Manning Wardle locomotive.

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    Steam Tram 103A, still running after 100 yeras of service. Being built in 1891 it was fully restored after almost being lost to fire when it was housed at Parramatta Park in western Sydney.

    Well, that's it for now. I'll post up more NSW locos on the trot.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary,

    All great photos. Difficult to single anyone out but 1210 at the train works looks particularly good.

    Thanks for posting them up.

    Toto
     
  3. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Love the steam tram, not something you often see modelled, hmmm I can see a project starting to germinate :facepalm:.

    Pete.
     
  4. Guest

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    Go for it Pete and don't forget we want a blow by blow with Photos :lol:

    Some great photos Gary must admit that 38 looks a no nonsense beast

    More please !!

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  5. Gary

    Gary Currently Unemployed ! Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks Toto, Pete and Matt.
    I too would like to see a steam tram modelled. Like Matt said, Go for it Pete !
    OK a few more steam locos and a bunch of diesels in various liveries.

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    ^ AD60 Class Beyer Garrett 6042 coming off Burradoo viaduct with a heritage special from Canberra. A sight to behold !

    Below : 3237 (32 Class) on its train from Sydney approaching Thirlmere for the Festival of Steam at Trainworks/Thirlmere.

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    ^ 3265 & 3237 doublehead a shuttle between Buxton and Thirlmere.

    Below : The retired 'Silver City Comet' at Trainworks, Thirlmere.

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    ^ 620/720 Diesel railmotor on show (static) at Tenterfield in northern NSW.

    Below. Former NSWGR 442 Class (44232), GL111 in Dubbo yard (Western NSW).

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    ^ Retired 4706 on show outside Werris Creek yard (North-west NSW), with my son climbing aboard !

    Below. Five 80 Class locos wait in Werris Creek yard. The last loco is in its original livery, whereas the blue/yellow livery is Freightcorp.

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    Above and Below. NR Class x 3 head a mixed freight train through Robertson on the Mossvale - Unanderra line, heading east for the coast.

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    ^ Melbourne bound XPT on Burradoo viaduct, hence the back end of the train !

    Below. A Canberra - Sydney Explorer (railmotor) headed North on Burradoo viaduct.

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    ^ HL203, formerly 33203 doubleheads a 44 Class, 4490 on a Heritage special just out of Thirlmere. Beyer Garret 6031 is on the rear of the train.

    Below. 4490 stands idle at Sydney Central Station during 'The Great Train Festival'.

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    ^ 4916 & 42211 stand in the yard at Trainworks (Thirlmere).

    More pics to follow soon.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  6. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    What a great set of photo's Gary, thanks for them. There are a lot of similarities between UK and Aussie diesels I think!!

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  7. Toto

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    More great images Gary....... And .......... Freightliner no less. Great to see them

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  8. Mark Newton

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    That a good selection of photos you've posted there Gary.

    The 0-6-0T at Valley Heights was built by Robert Stephenson and Co., and has the nickname "Stevo". It was added to the Society's collection to represent the locos running on the typical rural roadside tramways of the 19th century such as the Camden and Yass lines, as well as private lines like Saywell's Rockdale line. These locos were built by Manning Wardle or Hudswell Clarke.

    When Stevo was being restored at Thirlmere the cab sides were modified to look more like the cabs of those early tramway locos. You can see the original cab here:

    http://www.australiansteam.com/Stephenson 2994.htm

    At the time I suggested replacing the entire cab with a new one in the style of a Manning Wardle "jam tin" cab, but the rest of the board weren't keen on the idea.

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
  9. 60019Bittern

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    Nice sets of Locos Gary, Well done
     
  10. elimatta

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    Great photos Gary, thanks. The Garratt is simply huge. It's intimidating to stand next to it.
     
  11. gormo

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    Great Photos Gary,
    What a shame Aussie model trains are so expensive. I suppose we don`t have the population here to warrant a production run that could bring the price down to match the British models that are available.
    Cheers
    Gormo
     
  12. SRman

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    Nice photos, Gary, and a wonderful variety.

    Keep 'em coming! :)
     
  13. ianvolvo46

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    Superb photos some fierce looking engines in Australia

    Thanks Ian
     

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