I finally made it to Maitland Steamfest in it's 30th year, in this shot we see GOODWIN ALCO diesel 4490 hauling steam loco 5917 towards Newcastle about to pass through East Maitland, with fans sta... (more)
Preserved loco 4490 a DL500B ALCO built under license by A E Goodwin in July 1967, preserved and operated by The New South Wales Rail Transport Museum along with many steam and diesel exhibits.
Working a private charter preserved locos grab some sun at Gulgong while the cars are watered and patrons explore the historic town, 4490 is a DL500B ALCO built under license by A E Goodwin in Jul... (more)
Having opened the road for my coalie to depart Charbon colliery, I take a quick photo. Quad candy stripes scheme units will work the 3100 tonner coalie back home to Lithgow. The motive power of a ... (more)
Preserved Alco's 4486-4473 working a charter special from Merrygoen to Dunedoo and return with 12 passenger cars has backed the train out on the main and is about to pull forward into the loop to ... (more)
Aussie National westbound galena ore train 4255 is ready to depart Broken Hill with three venerable beasts. DL500B 958 built 1965 and today preserved by Steamranger, GM42 A16C built 1967 today in ... (more)
Fortunately for me, the rules at the time required any loco with motor transition and or medium draught gear to lead a loco that does not transition when hauling a heavy train. No doubt that the c... (more)
Belting down the road from Border Loop I suddenly encounter this northbound ballast. So, a mad u-turn and sprint to a spot to aim the camera.
USRA Baldwin 5910 built 1952 for the NSWR now preserved by the Rail Transport Museum works a tour train with the also preserved end platform cars. Rail cruising USA style down under.
After assisting steam loco 3237 4-6-0 from the rear into Merrygoen the special split into two trains with 3237 and 4 cars proceeding to Binnaway and preserved ALCO's 4486-4473 in original New Sout... (more)
4501 heads north behind 4486 for a new paint job.
4461,4458,1428 PERFORM A REVERSE MOVE TO TIE UP FOR THE WEEKEND,DUE TO TRACK MAINTANENCE ACROSS THE SYSTEM.