Where did I take this photo?

 
  Old Northern Junior Train Controller

No, this is not an attempt at another "Where is it?" thread, this is a genuine question.  I have been scanning some old slides I took in the 1970s and I have ended up with half a dozen or so where I just can't work out the location of the photos.

Does anyone have any idea where this could be?  It would probably be somewhere on the Northern line, Western line, or Bankstown line.

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  wally-wowser1 Train Controller

Location: overlooking the Mt vic washaway on Soldiers Pinch
Not western line , wrong catenary
  Fred Scuttle Junior Train Controller

Location: Point Clare, NSW
I can't quite make them out, but the vehicles behind the coupled 46's appear to be coal wagons. Could it be a Glenlee-Rozelle coalie?
  Old Northern Junior Train Controller

Unfortunately, even on the original photograph, it is not possible to say what the wagons are due to the shadow, although they certainly appear to have roofs, which would count out the possibility of it being a coal train.  The only thing that I can say with any certainty is that I'm pretty sure that I took the photo from a platform, not from the lineside.

On looking through my unidentified photos though, I do seem to have taken another photo which might be at the same location.  I still don't know where it is, but maybe there is a bit more detail in this one that could help identify it:



And these were taken on the same day, but they might have been taken somewhere else:



  stopblock Junior Train Controller

Location: Planet Earth
This is taken at Canterbury.
The train is on the Metropolitan Goods line heading for Enfield.
You can see the 'race train' platform in the background.
The hut was used as a ticket inspectors hut for the when the race trains were run in conjunction with the Canterbury races. Race trains would run to the Canterbury races on the DOWN Bankstown (Suburban) line and be switched over to the UP metropolitan Goods line on the crossovers outside Canterbury Signal Box.
They would run wrong road on the Metrop Goods UP for a short distance to discharge all their passengers at the platform
(shown in the background of this photo) and run wrong road for another short distance into the extensive Canterbury storage yard, which had several sidings electrified specifically for this purpose.
I lived nearby, (I learned to swim at the Canterbury pool and would walk home on the road around the back of the sidings). I can testify that Canterbury could be a very busy place at times.
I suspect that the rest of your photos are also taken along this section of the Metropolitan Goods line from platforms between Marrickville to Campsie

Old Northern
  stopblock Junior Train Controller

Location: Planet Earth
My Guess is that this is taken at the down end of Hurlstone Park UP platform.
Probably a wheat train headed for Darling Harbour (or even possibly the Mungo Scott Flour Mill or the other one whose name escapes me - but I stand correcting here, because I am not sure you could shunt those mills with Electric Locos).

As for the other two slides, I am thinking that you may have scanned them 'back to front' as they are do not look to me like they are operating in a 'left hand running line' configuration - just a thought!!
In any case they look like Hurlstone Park and/or Campsie localities

Old Northern
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Unfortunately, even on the original photograph, it is not possible to say what the wagons are due to the shadow, although they certainly appear to have roofs, which would count out the possibility of it being a coal train.  The only thing that I can say with any certainty is that I'm pretty sure that I took the photo from a platform, not from the lineside.

On looking through my unidentified photos though, I do seem to have taken another photo which might be at the same location.  I still don't know where it is, but maybe there is a bit more detail in this one that could help identify it:



And these were taken on the same day, but they might have been taken somewhere else:



Old Northern
The photo of the 42 and the 422 has been flipped as the number board on the 42 is back to front and the staff exchanger on the 422 is on the wrong side.
  Old Northern Junior Train Controller

The photo of the 42 and the 422 has been flipped as the number board on the 42 is back to front and the staff exchanger on the 422 is on the wrong side.
YM-Mundrabilla

Thanks for pointing that out.  I think I might have reversed the photo of the brake van too - I'll check that later.


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  stopblock Junior Train Controller

Location: Planet Earth
OK, reversal of the scan confirms my first thoughts. This location was very familiar to me even before electrification (Garratts and standard goods used to stop at this signal, when it was a semaphore, for ages waiting for it to clear).
This is taken from the down end of Hurlstone Park UP suburban platform. I stand to be corrected but I think this signal was the Metropolitan Goods line 'Canterbury Accept' and controlled manually by Canterbury box.    


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