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Night Photographs

Some photos of trains, taken at night.

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  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 25 Jun 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2781
  • Description : 2705 reflects only the station lights after returning her special back to Sydney Central


  • Image : dir=nsw/30class/ page=3102 72259 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jul 1979, catalogued 17 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : 3102 at Goulburn Loco, slide number 7852
  • Description : 3102 has plenty of steam to keep out the cold of a June winter's night at Goulburn Loco. Believe me, it can get pretty cold in Goulburn on a June night!


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3820 94285 bytes, 831x592 pixels
  • Date : 20 April 1973, catalogued 7 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number ?
  • Description : 3820 stands at the Demondrille coal stage late on Good Friday, 1973, replenishing her coal and water supplies for the trip to Melbourne. This trip was the first trip by standard gauge steam locos south of the NSW-VIC state border, on the standard gauge line laid in 1961. 3820 was accompanied by 3801, a maximum tonnage train, and hundreds of eager railfans.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3820 60468 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Nov 1973, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3863
  • Description : 3820 quietly steams, while resting overnight in the shed at Albury. The occasion was a repeat run to Melbourne for the Melbourne-Wodonga railway centenary.


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7989
  • Description : 42203 waits for the right of way to pull the premier NSW passenger train Southern Aurora away from Goulburn station and on to the Main South to Melbourne.


  • Image : dir=nsw/44class/ page=index 89330 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7986
  • Description : Darth Vader eat your heart out! The force is with 4441's marker lights as they slice through the night, pulling away from Goulburn station with the Spirit of Progress. Has to be one of my favourite diesel shots (if there is such a thing: but see also D-944-1 ).


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  • Date : Jun 1973, catalogued 15 Mar 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 2980
  • Description : 4612 waits at Cowan for line clear on a wet night.


  • Image : dir=sa/520class/ page=index 64488 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 6 Oct 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8092
  • Description : 520 refills in the darkness at Snowtown (?) on the return journey from Moonta. This train was billed as "The Last Train to Moonta".


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8093
  • Description : Slicing through the night, 520's headlight and marker lamps put Star War's light sabres to shame!


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  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : ?, slide number 7850
  • Description : 5461 lies quietly in Goulburn loco, with her rear drivers out of the frame, while undergoing repairs on her running gear.


  • Image : dir=nsw/60class/ page=3102 50667 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7854
  • Description : Black Engines on Black Nights! There is just enough light around in Goulburn loco to make out the features of 6029, as she stables overnight on the 1979 June long weekend tour of mid-western NSW


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  • Date : Jun 1979, catalogued 15 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : 8001 at Goulburn Loco, slide number 7849
  • Description : Class leader 8001 had not been long on the road when this photo was taken, while she idled in Goulburn (open) Roundhouse.


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  • Date : Jul 1979, catalogued 27 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7991
  • Description : 8033 pauses on the up main at Goulburn station with a Sydney bound goods.


  • Image : dir=anr/ page=index 81033 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 18 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 8120
  • Description : At the passenger platform at Marree in the far north of South Australia, GM36 has done its duty in bring passengers from Port Pirie, where they had to change trains once already from the broad gauge. Now they have to transfer to the narrow gauge for the final leg of the Ghan journey to Alice Springs. But not for much longer. Within 3 months of this photo, the new standard gauge line to Alice was opened, followed somewhat later by the standard gauge into Adelaide. Now there is talk of running the Ghan from as far afield as Melbourne and Sydney, as a single gauge train. (Later note: now in operation, as of mid October 1998.)


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8123
  • Description : In the complementary scene to GM36-1 , NJ1 at the head of the down narrow gauge Ghan, about to depart Marree.


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 27 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 8125
  • Description : Narrow gauge and standard gauge Ghan trains side by side at Marree.


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 18 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 8200
  • Description : NJ3 with the up Ghan waits for the all clear to depart Alice Springs.


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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 30 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12097
  • Description : At last! Something to relieve the monotonous and treeless state of the Nullabor. The train stops at Cook, and passengers are relieved to be allowed off the train to stretch their legs and gaze in awe and wonder at the few trees in Cook (no, it wasn't a plane tree!), and also to relieve the monotonous, but not treeless, state of the resident(s) of Cook.


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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 30 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12098
  • Description : No, they're not trees relieving the monotonous and treeless state of the Nullabor Plain, just some plain old power lines suppling the yard lighting at Cook. Well, calling it a yard is probably a little generous, but then you have to be generous when it comes to the Nullabor: it's SO BIG, and SO BORING! And, you'll be pleased to know, this is the last of these plainly boring captions. ENOUGH PUNishment!


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