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Miscellaneous Railway Photographs

Some odds and sods, not elsewhere classified. Derailments figure prominently here, as well as Tramways (street cars in YankSpeak).

This page is of note because it was the first train page generated from XML definition files.

Tramways

Tramways have been moved to a separate page.

Tracks and Yards

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  • Date : 26 Nov 1997, catalogued 8 Dec 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : Taken in late Nov 1997 from the eastern end of Flinders St station, this view shows the construction work for Federation Square proceeding. Much remodelling (and simplification) of the station throat resulted, and this area is now all under cover.


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  • Date : 22 Dec 2000, catalogued 15 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location Keith-1
  • Description : A tractor shunts grain hoppers at the Keith silos


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  • Date : Dec 2000, catalogued 15 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location P0001505
  • Description : Filling a grain hopper at Keith, South Australia. That is not a coporate logo on the side of the hopper, that is grafitti!


Permanent Way and Equipment

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  • Date : 24 Apr 2000, catalogued 25 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Sony DSC-505), image location roll07/p02
  • Description : At Berridale, a ballast cleaning machine waits for its next turn of duty on upgrading the main Melbourne-Adelaide standard gauge line.


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  • Date : Jan 1995, catalogued 16 Jun 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19440
  • Description : This rather derelict rail tractor was photographed at Leongatha, just after the rail to South Gippsland was torn up. Apparently this unit was used in that process, but like the now non-extant track, wasn't all that healthy either!


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  • Date : 16 Nov 2001, catalogued 07 Jan 2002
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location P0013673
  • Description : A ballast tamper machine at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula Railway, Nov 2001.


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  • Date : 25 Apr 1973, catalogued 30 Jul 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 2543
  • Description : The "accelerometer", referenced by Derick Cullen in his entertaining definition of "Hogaphone". While not strictly standard Railway issue perway equipment, it was a pretty fair monitoring device to assess track condition.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 20 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18976
  • Description : A HyRail trundles south along the Main North, approaching Uralla. (Sorry about the poor technical quality on this image -- my camera was playing up. I've included it as a complement to the next image, which is at least a little better.)


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 20 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18978
  • Description : Having reached the level crossing, the HyRail vehicle raises its rail wheels, and prepares to depart in conventional road vehicle form.


Derailments

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  • Date : 1973, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodak Photo CD, slide number 1695
  • Description : A few stray wagons are attended by the breakdown train, near Callington, South Australia, late summer 1973.


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodak Photo CD, slide number 1694
  • Description : The breakdown train moves into position, near Callington, late summer 1973.


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  • Date : 1992, catalogued 1 Jul 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : A sleeper and ballast train scheduled for track upgrading work in preparation for standard gauge conversion on the Adelaide-Melbourne main line came unstuck just south of Coonalpyn in February, 1992. Here we see the partially restored line, with the ballast and sleeper wagons "shunted" to one side. Track gangs still have occupancy of the line.


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  • Date : 1992, catalogued 1 Jul 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : The derailed wagons (minus bogies) "shunted" to one side.


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  • Date : 1992, catalogued 1 Jul 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : Close-up of one of the derailed wagons (minus bogies).


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  • Date : 1992, catalogued 1 Jul 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : The damaged track has been bulldozed to one side for later recovery.


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  • Date : Jan 1993, catalogued 02 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18809
  • Description : Another view of the destruction caused by the derailment at Coonapyn. (There was a problem with the aperture on my camera, and these next few images got a bit overexposed.)


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/012
  • Description : This goods train was derailed on the single line near Gerogery between Albury and Junee. Two days after it happened, the line has been restored to permit through working, but the derailed vans have been left for later recovery. Some curious onlookers see what they can find.


Pleasure Trains

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  • Date : Jan 1985, catalogued 30 Sep 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 13101
  • Description : Oops! I've forgotten any details about this little train. Sort of interesting, though, given its unusual wheel arrangement! If any reader can forward details of the loco and location, I'd be grateful.
    Matthew Milroy subsequently wrote to me saying:
    The image 200-1 under Pleasure trains in your photo catalogue is of the "Enchanted Train" at Nostalgia Town on the Sunshine Coast, Qld. 2km South of Maroochy Airport. It is supposedly a scale reproduction of an 1863 steam loco, but given the wheel arrangement, I think some artistic licence has been applied!
    Thanks for that update, Matthew.
    Richard also writes to point out that it is in fact a "Chance CP Huntington", with website CP Huntington train . He notes "The original is on display at CP Huntington original . Some history and diagram here. "
    My thanks also to Richard
    Further correspondence from Robert Little, who says:
    The little amusement park locomotive in your Image 200-1 (the "Enchanted Train" at Nostalgia Town on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.) was obviously built as an approximate replica of Central Pacific locomotive number 3 (later, Southern Pacific no. 1), the "C. P. Huntington." Yes, the replica builder took some artistic license, but not with the wheel arrangement!
    I can understand Mr. Milroy's doubts. Such a wheel arrangement does not provide much tractive effort, but strange as it may seem, the "C.P. Huntington" really is a 4-2-4 ('2A2' in UIC nomenclature). The Central Pacific wanted a larger locomotive, but the American Civil War was raging at the time (1863), and the little 4-2-4 was about the only locomotive available. It was built by Danforth, Cooke & Company of Paterson, New Jersey, and was shipped by sailing ship from New York, around Cape Horn, to San Francisco, California, where it was delivered to the Central Pacific railroad on March 19, 1864. It has been preserved and can be seen in the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California. To learn more about the original locomotive, see the web page at http://www.csrmf.org/doc.asp?id=157. It is the good fortune of rail fans around the world that the Southern Pacific adopted the C. P. Huntington as a "mascot" in 1894 and preserved it.
    All in all, quite an interesting model!


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  • Date : Feb 1987, catalogued 13 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16803
  • Description : Cockington Green is a model miniature English village, near Ginnindera on the Barton highway into Canberra. They have a 5inch gauge railway, on which some live steam models are occasionally run. One is seen here.


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  • Date : Feb 1987, catalogued 13 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16804
  • Description : Another view of the live steamer at Cockington Green.


Earthquakes

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  • Date : 1999, catalogued 20 Mar 2000
  • Photographer : unknown
  • Medium : Electronically supplied by Ahmet Sekercioglu
  • Description : An interesting view of a railway line in Turkey after the devastating earthquake in 1999.


Non-Railway Miscellany

Okay, Okay. Now all is revealed. This is not really a set of railway pages, it is a set of steam transport pages. Here are a few non-railway, but still steam-driven, items of transport.

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  • Date : 2001, catalogued 30 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : Lloyd Allison
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 1803-replica
  • Description : This is a replica of an 1803 steam road coach, built by Trevithick. Note how the passengers have to use the driver's seat to step up into the coach, and the extra large driving wheels!


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  • Date : 2001, catalogued 30 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : Lloyd Allison
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 1833-replica
  • Description : Another replica of a steam driven road coach, the original of this one dated 1833. Again, note the spartan driving conditions, including the rod linkages to throttle and gearing.


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  • Date : 2001, catalogued 30 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : Lloyd Allison
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 1920Super-Sentinel
  • Description : A classic steam vehicle: a 1920 Super Sentinel road lorry.


  • Image : dir=misc/ page=index 102232 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 2001, catalogued 01 Jan 2002
  • Photographer : Lloyd Allison
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Ethel
  • Description : Another steam lorry.


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  • Date : Aug 2009, catalogued 09 Sep 2009
  • Photographer : Lloyd Allison
  • Medium : email digital image, image location steamer
  • Description : A Stanley Steamer shows an anonymous decapod how it is done. Taken at Bressingham, 2009


Non-Railway Miscellany 2

Okay, Okay. Even more revealed. Not really a set of railway pages, or even a set of steam driven pages, but ... then again, maybe it is?

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  • Date : ?, catalogued 04 Dec 2004
  • Photographer : unknown
  • Medium :
  • Description : !! Words fail me !! I like the boxpok wheels.


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  • Date : ?, catalogued 04 Dec 2004
  • Photographer : unknown
  • Medium :
  • Description : !! Words fail me !! Offered for sale on a web page.


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