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Queensland Railways Photographs Index

The Queensland section is thin, since I have not lived or travelled much within the state. However, there are a few relevant photos, and as I gather more material, this section will expand.

Check out the Queensland Railway Locomotives page for more information.

BB18.25 class

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  • Date : 1990?, catalogued 22 Oct 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location ZigZag-6
  • Description : 4-6-2 ('Pacific'), express passenger engine. Built in 1956 at Walkers Ltd, Maryborough, Queensland. for c.45,665 pounds. These locomotives incorporated roller bearings and anti-vacuum brakes to prevent superheater elements burning when the locomotives were standing still. It was first based in Brisbane and later at Toowoomba, Queensland until it was taken out of service in 1970. Travelled 341,238 miles, a low mileage. It was bought by Zig Zag in 1975 and named 'City of Lithgow' in recognition of their financial and moral support. Also known as the 'Bety' after its telegraphic code. In service.


C17 class 4-8-0

One of the most versatile locomotive in Queensland, 227 were built 1920-1953 by a number of constructors. Taken out of service 1954-56. Final 40 known affectionately as the 'Brown Bombers'. Returned to service in May 2000. (taken from the Zig Zag Railway Page )

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  • Date : Sep 1987, catalogued 21 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16996
  • Description :
    Well, I didn't write down any details of this loco when I took the photo, and originally published this image as Mystery-1 , with a plea for readers to write to me if they knew any details. Several readers did so (thanks to Roger Marsh, Graeme, Ed Slee and Mike Quirk), and the overall view is that it is C17 loco number 251. Large numbers of C17s were preserved throughout the state, reflecting the fact that 227 were built, and that they saw widespread use throughout the state. This example is at Townsville, and you can see Magnetic Island in the background.
    Josh Whitney, from the Townsville and District SME (Steam Model Engineers?), wrote to say:
    (I refer to) the picture on your webpage of Queensland Railways, the photo of C17 No. 251. The engine has since been move to the model engine park and now sits at the front in a dilapidated state it could do with a coat of paint. The mainline of the club travels around the engine.


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  • Date : Oct 2004, catalogued 27 Sep 2005
  • Photographer : Matthew McIntosh
  • Medium : email digital image, image location c17 720
  • Description : Matthew writes:
    This photo is of C17 No.720, we are currently working on this loco and hope to return it to service by mid 05. The boiler firebox can be seen to the front of 738 in the previous photo. In this photo the running gear has been replaced on the fireman's side.


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  • Date : Dec 2005, catalogued 30 May 2011
  • Photographer : Matthew McIntosh
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 720-55
  • Description : Matthew writes:
    Here are some recent photos of 720 with the first fire in her for over 35 years. We were only heating the boiler to help remove the scale and other crap including bits of garden hose, timber and birds nests. We have now done the first pressure test on the boiler to 100 psi. and apart from a few minor leaks the boiler seems to be fine. Hopefully and with luck we should have the loco running by mid 06.


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  • Date : Dec 2005, catalogued 30 May 2011
  • Photographer : Matthew McIntosh
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 720-56
  • Description : Matthew writes:
    Here are some recent photos of 720 with the first fire in her for over 35 years. We were only heating the boiler to help remove the scale and other crap including bits of garden hose, timber and birds nests. We have now done the first pressure test on the boiler to 100 psi. and apart from a few minor leaks the boiler seems to be fine. Hopefully and with luck we should have the loco running by mid 06.


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  • Date : 11 Apr 2004, catalogued 31 Jul 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_12233
  • Description : C17 802 and author standing together at Gympie station ready to depart


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  • Date : 11 Apr 2004, catalogued 31 Jul 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_12317
  • Description : A close-up of C17 802's LHS valve gear and motion


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  • Date : 11 Apr 2004, catalogued 31 Jul 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_12394
  • Description : C17 802 ready to depart Irymple with a train for Gympie


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  • Date : 11 Apr 2004, catalogued 31 Jul 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_12406
  • Description : C17 802 tackles the grade out of Irymple with a train for Gympie


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  • Date : 11 Apr 2004, catalogued 31 Jul 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_12430
  • Description : C17 802 pauses at Dagun for the (unseen) passengers to enjoy the local wares


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  • Date : 07 Jul 2010, catalogued 10 Aug 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100707-094910
  • Description : C17 802 at Gympie on the Mary Valley Heritage Railway, awaiting departure for Imbil


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  • Date : 07 Jul 2010, catalogued 10 Aug 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100707-094934
  • Description : the number plate of C17 802


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  • Date : 07 Jul 2010, catalogued 10 Aug 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100707-094955
  • Description : the builder's plate of C17 802


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  • Date : 07 Jul 2010, catalogued 10 Aug 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100707-113453
  • Description : C17 802 on the Mary Valley Rattler at Kandanga


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  • Date : 07 Jul 2010, catalogued 10 Aug 2010
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon EOS350D), image location 20100707-113521
  • Description : C17 802 on the Mary Valley Rattler at Kandanga


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  • Date : 1990?, catalogued 22 Oct 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location ZigZag-2
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    I think this is loco 934 - it has it written on the plate on the boiler. Love the "beards" (and bellys) driving it!! A contrast in styles to the UK drivers!!! Apart from that I can tell you nothing about this loco. The photo was taken about 8 or 10 years ago.


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  • Date : Oct 2004, catalogued 27 Sep 2005
  • Photographer : Matthew McIntosh
  • Medium : email digital image, image location c17 935
  • Description : Matthew writes:
    This photo is of 3 locos that are awaiting restoration and are from L to R C17 935, C17 763 and D17 855.


PB15 class 4-6-0

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  • Date : Jan 1978, catalogued 22 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 6795
  • Description : Preserved at the Belmont Common Railway. This locomotive is now with the Bellarine Peninsula Railway.


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  • Date : Oct 2004, catalogued 27 Sep 2005
  • Photographer : Matthew McIntosh
  • Medium : email digital image, image location pb15
  • Description : Matthew writes:
    This photo is of PB15 No.738. This loco was built in 1926 and was donated to the Rosewood Railway Museum in 1977. In 1985 the loco was dismantled and restored and entered service on our railway in 1992. Unfortunately 738 is currently out of service due to boiler problems.


1460 Class diesel electric Co-Co

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  • Date : Sep 1987, catalogued 22 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16998
  • Description : The 1460 class were a development of the 1450 class, in turn developed from the 1400 class A1A-A1A units. Seen here is 1485, idling in the yard at Townsville.


1502 Class diesel electric Co-Co

These locos are a more modern version of the earlier 1460 class. The units 1500 and 1501 are actually the earlier 1460 class but had large resistor bank in front of the driver and observers window for the dynamic breaking feature only found on about 4, 5 or 6 of this class. (Thanks to Robert Gill for this information.)

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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 07 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7022
  • Description : 1510 shunts at Eagle Farm yards.


1720 Class diesel electric Co-Co

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  • Date : Jul 1990, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : 1723 in Bicentennial colours shunts the small country siding at Goomeri on the Kingaroy branch


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  • Date : Jul 1990, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : 1723 in Bicentennial colours shunts the small country siding at Goomeri on the Kingaroy branch


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  • Date : Jul 1990, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : 1723 in Bicentennial colours shunts the small country siding at Goomeri on the Kingaroy branch


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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 06 Nov 2006
  • Photographer : Charles van Langeveld
  • Medium : email digital image, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/Dutch-6/2859_1997_1016_Kuranda.jpg
  • Description : 1761 at Kuranda


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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 28 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : Charles van Langeveld
  • Medium : email, image location /home/ajh/Desktop/2868_19971016_Kuranda.jpg
  • Description : 1775 and 1761 at Kuranda


2200 class Co-Co diesel electric

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  • Date : 07 Jan 2006, catalogued 18 Mar 2006
  • Photographer : Jon Cernan
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak Easyshare cx7310), image location email
  • Description : 2213 on Inlander at Townsville


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  • Date : 21 Jan 2006, catalogued 18 Mar 2006
  • Photographer : Jon Cernan
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak Easyshare cx7310), image location email
  • Description : 2214 arives Townsville on the Inlander


2600 class Co-Co diesel electric

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  • Date : 03 Feb 2006, catalogued 18 Mar 2006
  • Photographer : Jon Cernan
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak Easyshare cx7310), image location email
  • Description : 2612 ouside shops at Stuart loco depot


2800 class Co-Co diesel electric

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  • Date : 03 Feb 2006, catalogued 18 Mar 2006
  • Photographer : Jon Cernan
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak Easyshare cx7310), image location email
  • Description : 2803 at Stuart loco depot


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  • Date : 03 Feb 2006, catalogued 18 Mar 2006
  • Photographer : Jon Cernan
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak Easyshare cx7310), image location email
  • Description : 2804 at Stuart loco depot, Townsville


DH Class diesel Hydralic

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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 07 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7023
  • Description : DH21 shunts at Eagle Farm yards.


Railmotors

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  • Date : 1984, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Kuranda-1
  • Description : Stewart thought this photo was taken at Kuranda in Qld in about 1984. William Kolln wrote pointing out several reasons for re-ascribing it as at Cairns:
    I think it is Cairns Station. I saved the image to my computer and tried to blow it up a bit to see what was in the background on the left side of the photo. Unfortunately the resolution is too low.
    From what I can see, there appears to be a car going across the lines and behind the car appears to be some large white storage petroleum tanks. If this is the case then it is Cairns Station as this photo is looking south towards the inlet where the petroleum tanks would have been before the whole area was changed.
    Also, the tree frond behind the stock wagon on the right is appears to be what I know of as a fan palm. Cairns Station had two platforms; the No 1 or main platform had a ceiling just like is shown in this photo, shiny and well painted, and the No 2 platform was grassed in stages and had several of these fan palms dotted along its length.
    William, I think you've made an excellent case!


Miscellaneous Queensland Railway Scenes

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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 04 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18929
  • Description : Somewhat of a relic, a goods line extends down one of the CBD streets of Bundaberg to connect the wharf with the mainline.


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  • Date : 1984, catalogued 25 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Kuranda-2
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    Another shot of the Cairns to Kuranda line as the train passes the falls.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 04 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18902
  • Description : Pialba station, Hervey Bay, in 1993. Now closed. What more can I say?


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 04 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18904
  • Description : Pialba station, Hervey Bay, in 1993. Now closed. What more can I say?


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 04 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18905
  • Description : Pialba station, Hervey Bay, in 1993. Now closed. What more can I say?


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  • Date : Feb 1993, catalogued 02 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18813
  • Description : A view of Roma St Station, with the disused goods yards in the (slightly obscured) foreground.


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  • Date : Feb 1993, catalogued 03 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18819
  • Description : Another view of Roma St Station, with the disused goods yards in the (less slightly obscured) foreground.


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  • Date : Sep 1987, catalogued 22 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 16999
  • Description : The Leichardt mountains behind Townsville form an obvious backdrop to this view of Townsville yards, with a DH unit shunting in the foreground.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 03 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18873
  • Description : The 3'6" side of Wallangarra Station, still in use in 1993.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 03 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18876
  • Description : The 4'8.5" side of Wallangarra Station, not in use in 1993. The photograph is taken from the middle of the main line, now somewhat overgrown with weeds.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 03 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18877
  • Description : A water crane, missing its canvas shute, but otherwise complete, stands waiting for a steam loco that will be a long time coming at Wallangarra, break of gauge station between the NSW 4'8.5" (foreground) and the Queensland 3'6" (background).


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 04 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18878
  • Description : There seems to be more grass on the right of way than off it! Break of gauge station Wallangarra is now more than that: it is a break of journey station, as the 4'8.5" standard gauge to the left of the main station building is now out of service all the way to Armidale.


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  • Date : 5 Jun 2003, catalogued 03 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : William Kolln
  • Medium : email, image location 05-south-pacific-express-freshwater-redbluff.jpg
  • Description : This is the last run of the Great South Pacific Express along the Stratford-Freshwater straight line with the Kuranda Range bluff in the middle background - taken at about 7:00am


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  • Date : 5 Jun 2003, catalogued 03 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : William Kolln
  • Medium : email, image location 08-south-pacific-express-1770D-cns-soutbound.jpg
  • Description : This is Engine 1770D leading out the Great South Pacific Express heading south towards the Cairns Marshalling Yards on its last run out of Cairns - taken at about 7:40am


Sugar Cane Railways

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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 02 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7044
  • Description : Bli Bli preserved near Nambour.


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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 03 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7090
  • Description : The second Bli Bli, a diesel, trundles along a street in Nambour.


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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 25 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7091a
  • Description : Bli Bli Mk II entering the Nambour sugar mill.


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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 07 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7094
  • Description : Coolum preserved at The Big Pineapple.


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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 02 May 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7087
  • Description : Eudlo preserved (if that is the word?) at the Nambour Mill.


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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 07 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 7153
  • Description : The face of modern cane railways. Near Nambour.


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  • Date : Jul 1978, catalogued 03 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7091
  • Description : A Shay preserved at Nambour. See also the Shay Survivors page.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 06 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18962
  • Description : This is at the sugar mills near Bundaberg.


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  • Date : Jul 1993, catalogued 06 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18964
  • Description : Showing how the cane trolleys are shunted at the Mills!


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  • Date : 15 Oct 1989, catalogued 03 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : William Kolln
  • Medium : email, image location 10_cane_train_dble_hdr_little_mossman_river_5101989.jpg
  • Description : A double Header cane train near Little Mossman River, North Queensland. Notice the large bins used for hauling on this mill line.


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  • Date : 15 Oct 1989, catalogued 03 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : William Kolln
  • Medium : email, image location 11_cane_train_mossman_05101989.jpg
  • Description : A cane train passing through Mossman North Queensland. The smoke is coming from the Mossman Mill which is behind that white building.


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  • Date : 15 Oct 1989, catalogued 03 Oct 2006
  • Photographer : William Kolln
  • Medium : email, image location 12_cane_train_crossing_cook_hgwy_05101989.jpg
  • Description : This is a double header cane train crossing the Cook Highway near Mossman, North Queensland. Mt Good Shepherd is the peak in the background.


Croydon to Normanton

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  • Date : 1986, catalogued 11 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Normanton-2
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    here's a treat for you! This is RM60 on the Normanton to nowhere (actually the isolated Croydon to Normanton) line in the far north of Queensland. Taken about 14 years ago I think. What a fantastic old bus!!


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  • Date : 1986, catalogued 11 Nov 2000
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Normanton-1
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    here's RM93 at Normanton - not quite as quaint as RM60. I hope you can fill in some details on these.


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