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Tasmanian Railways

Just a few M/MA class, and one or two Abt, in this group. I never really got to see any Tasmanian steam, at least to photograph. One of my earliest memories, however, was of a visit to the Apple Isle during the early 50s. I was perhaps 5 years old at the time. I vividly remember seeing a Tasmanian steam loco on these incredibly narrow tracks (I was brought up in Victoria and its 5'3" gauge, don't forget), running light engine, tender first. It was perhaps an M class, although it was quite dirty and not at all like the following photographs. It is reported that I exclaimed excitedly "train going backsa"!

M Class Pacific 4-6-2

See Stuart Dix's RailTas page on the M/MA Class for more information.

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  • Date : Feb 1978, catalogued 21 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7626
  • Description : M2 at Stanley caravan park.


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  • Date : 1992, catalogued 31 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : M6, formerly of the TGR, but now at Bellarine Peninsula Railway, runs round its train at Drysdale.


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  • Date : Feb 1990, catalogued 17 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18328
  • Description : M6 runs around her train at Drysdale, the terminus of the Bellarine Peninsula Railway. This is strictly Victoria, but it's a Tassie loco, hence its inclusion here.


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  • Date : Feb 1990, catalogued 18 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18329
  • Description : Give me a RED engine! James would blush at the colour of this loco.


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  • Date : Feb 1990, catalogued 18 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18332
  • Description : M6 makes a fine showing of smoke and steam as she backs on to her train at Drysdale, on the Bellarine Peninsula Railway.


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  • Date : Feb 1990, catalogued 18 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18333
  • Description : I just lerrve those SCOA-P wheels! Groo-oo-vy!


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  • Date : Feb 1990, catalogued 18 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18334
  • Description : M6 poses for her portrait at Queenscliff, on the Bellarine Peninsula Railway.


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  • Date : Feb 1990, catalogued 18 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 18335
  • Description : M6 poses for a DSO (Dead Side On) photograph at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula Railway.


MA Class Pacific 4-6-2

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  • Date : Feb 1979, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7706
  • Description : MA1 preserved (if that is the right word?) at Granton, north of Hobart. (I am indebted to Stuart Dix, ARHS TAs Web master, for this information.)


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  • Date : Jul 1997, catalogued 22 Aug 1997
  • Photographer : Annette Baines
  • Medium : personal photograph, used with permission
  • Description : At the Don River Railway Museum.


Abt Rack locomotives

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  • Date : Jul 1997, catalogued 8 Aug 1997
  • Photographer : Annette Baines
  • Medium : personal photo, used with permission
  • Description : Abt3, ex Mount Lyell and Queenstown, now stands preserved at Queenstown.


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  • Date : Feb 1978, catalogued 21 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7661
  • Description : The glass is cracked, the boiler is cold, but this driver's eye view can still evoke memories. Mount Lyell Abt number 3 at Queenstown.


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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Mt Lyell No1 full view
  • Description : restored Mount Lyell No.1 at Queenstown. I think this is the same locomotive as Abt3 shown above. (I've lost Stewart's orignal description of this shot.)


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  • Date : 24 Apr 1973, catalogued 14 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 2481
  • Description : One of the Abt rack locomotives from the Mt Lyell Railway in Tasmania, preserved in the Puffing Billy Museum at Menzies Creek.


Around the System

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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location Pictures/Trains/StewartHughes/Scottsdale 2144+2145.jpg
  • Description : A logging train at Scottsdale. (I've lost Stewart's orignal description of this shot.)


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  • Date : Feb 1978, catalogued 21 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7605
  • Description : Locos in various states of disarray around the Don River Railway Museum Turntable.


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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location DP13
  • Description : (I've lost Stewart's orignal description of this shot.)


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