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Previous posts have described the agony of family caravan holidays taken in the hottest month of the year. Forty years ago, after many supplications, the Elders agreed not to head to White Cliffs in western NSW in January, but up the NSW north coast. Of course it was a great holiday, with tons of trains and many great photographs. Unfortunately, we discovered a month later that the camera had been misfiring so the following is all that remains of that trip (plus the memories of 44s everywhere). So, enjoy a record of the start of the holiday - a couple of days and nights at Taree.
Lets start just out of Taree, at Wingham. Its one of my favourite shots because it sums up the time. Even the pole leaning admirer (Dad) of 4428 in the middle of a warm January day was dressed for the times, terry-towelling hat and thongs.
The real action happened around this time of day too, with the cross of the two (up and down) North Coast Daylight Expresses. With some nimble footwork, it was usually possible to catch the locos doing the cross, then catch one of them sidling up to the tail of the other's train.
Happy with these shots, we loaded the next roll of film into the camera and headed north. And that is where the troubles started. Oh well, as I said memories....
Happy New Year!
This article first appeared on nswrailrambler.blogspot.com
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