If the photo's are broken here is the link to the album. http://imgur.com/a/RtTmI#0
Also Polly was missing from her location infront of the visitors center. Does anyone have more information on this?
Incidentally quick question....the rails these locos sit on...
Was this ever part of the yard or were these placed specifically to display these locomotives?
I think the locos are sitting a bit higher than the yard itself, suggesting it is not part of the yard. I too noticed their repainting the other week, but the colour is off isnt it? Larch Green was the correct one from memory? a darker green?
using the "V" as a position point the only tracks that were in the vicinity between the V and the main line were the Griffin Branch that served the Griffin , Wyvern and Phoenix deep mines plus two water loading sidings.
If you look at the quality of some of that track, I would seriously hope that wasn't part of the yard.
Andrew the track in the Collie Station yards was not all that flash, especially in the winter when the sleepers were pumping nearly as much water as the mine pumps. Maintenance was minimum due to the new West Collie complex coming on stream
W948 looking much better today with red buffers painted.
Today the "W" looks different again as the boiler bands have had Yellow pin striping added. Polly is now back on site after paying a visit to a local engineering works for a sand blast and jet black gloss paint job looks good. The overhead foot bridge over the old Collie Station Yard is nearing erection completion. This foot bridge was completely removed from site to a local engineering company for sandblasting and protective coatings along with new decking timbers, looks good. as kids the dare was to jump off the bridge into an open wagon full of wheat. Geez it made you itchy
I think the locos are sitting a bit higher than the yard itself, suggesting it is not part of the yard. I too noticed their repainting the other week, but the colour is off isnt it? Larch Green was the correct one from memory? a darker green?Yes, much darker. Larch Green was the colour of MTT buses. As I'm colour-blind, I'm not much use to you, but I think the railway green was a bit less reddy/browny than the "Larch Green" of the buses.
Yup, at this stage, we should just be glad that there are part, regardless of their origin.
who were the busy beavers? Busy steam depot in a past life