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It was dead.  An air line was connected to the lubricator so it would work.   There was a fair amount of heat rising from the chimney at Homebush...

Posted 18 May 2020 21:45 in Railway Archaeology by Spinner5711

As a 'disinterested' (NSW based) reader, I would ask you to photograph these buffer stops while they still exist.  I'd suggest from different angles/points of view too.  Not for me, but for yourself a ...

My understanding has always been that the Victorian Government, through the ETRB, own all of the assets associated with the Puffing Billy Railway that were previously owned by VR.  This includes the l ...

Also, on the topic of a very similar locomotive, 5711, is it true that most of the internal tubes of the boiler have been scrapped ?
DCook


Any boiler tubes removed from 5711 would have ...

[quote=DCook]I think there was also a sand tower like that at Dubbo, might have been a 57 class boiler though

As I said, does anyone know what happened to the things like the two cabs, crank axles an ...

Thirlmere does have very large rainwater tanks, they collect from the full roof area of the main roof and the roundhouse roof.

One reason that THNSW trains run with water gins, is so that the train ...

In going back through some records, I've founds further details about the Wampu Tender in question.

We know that it is Tab Number 1415.

Removed from 5405 during 1962.

Fitted to 5593 for tour  ...

With all the recent fire bans is the test still scheduled to happen or has it been postponed?
DCook
If there are any fire bans in place, the trialling will not happen.  It is not worth t ...

Beyer Peacock delivered 42 complete 60 Class Garratts.  They delivered substantial parts for another five.  When the NSWGR went back to try to cancel the second batch of 25, 6026 to 6037 were substant ...

NR, an N Scale R Class then.  Sounds okay.

There's pictures around of 42 and 48 Class D/Es shunting coal stages.

Enfield was shunted by whatever was around too.  I've seen pictures of 30 tank, 30T, 32 and Standard Goods on the trestle, push ...

It used to be painted a pale yellow colour, almost cream, with black lettering.

[quote=DJPeters][quote][quote][quote]Comprehensive project update on Auscision's Facebook page

[url=https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/]https://www.facebook.com/auscisionmodels/

Even the T ...

[quote=Spinner5711][quote]Not in my area of knowledge.

But this image ( above) of 3009 is one of the best presented locos I have ever seen.

It looks like a loco in service to me and with a ligh ...

Posted 20 Apr 2019 18:08 in International Discussion by Spinner5711

[quote=Groover][quote][quote]UP inspected other locos and determinded 4014 to be in the most suitable condition for reactivation. The museum was prepared to exchange it for some replacement items.[/qu ...

[quote=apw5910][quote][quote]Can’t say I’m a fan of 3801 in the “undercoat” livery.[/quote]I've often thought "What were they thinking?" 38's should be green, that's it.[/quote]They were proba ...

Looking through some photographs, the position can be summarized:

4201 did not get the oval coat of arms on its sides.  Pictures taken in 1974, 1978 and 1979 show no coat of arms on either side.


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[quote=SydneyCider]86 class electric locomotive list (7 preserved)

SNIP

8646

- Delivered:

- Into Service: August 1985

- Withdrawn: 07 September 2002 (SETS Farewell tour)

- Status: Stored, NO ...

Solved ! It was LVR 5917, with a swapped tender.
steam3801
Yep, the Commonwealth Turret tender 'borrowed' from 5367.

[quote=Graham4405]A question asked by my 14yo grandson: What are the "things" on the carriage roofs?

My answer was "air vents" but I'm not convinced that I'm right. If so why are so many required?[/q ...

[quote=Captainchoochoo61]Not in my area of knowledge.

But this image ( above) of 3009 is one of the best presented locos I have ever seen.

It looks like a loco in service to me and with a light ...

I know this is a very old thread...

It was possible for 57's to go north, under special conditions.  Circa 1953/54, three of them were overhauled at Cardiff Workshops, as were two 58's.  This occur ...

Sorry to have to correct you Peter but the powerglide is a 2 speed auto . The 3 speed is a trimatic .
Booly
And also rather unfortunately the EK was released with the Hydramatic Transmis ...

If you read the latest report, it says the bearings are to be replaced now while the loco is still in bits, to save doing it in two or so years time.  The bearings were looked at a few years ago and a ...

That's because 4-15 are terminal roads and you have to 'C' the buffers so you don't hit them, and because 16-23 are through roads taking you closer to the 'c' in the harbour.

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