NT 1964 film with some railway content

 
  westernline Train Controller

Location: San Onofre California


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFVjChHqEfg

a few railway items in this documentary

at 1.48 good aerial views of old railway yards and wharf

at 20.02  goods train crossing highway

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFVjChHqEfg
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Hands up anyone old enough to remember Ansett-ANA!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Hands up anyone old enough to remember Ansett-ANA!
Valvegear
Yes. Old enough to remember:
Ansett
ANA
Butler
IPEC
TAA
Plus the days when DC3/4/6, Convairs, Bristol freighters, Electras, F27s, Constellations, Britannias and Comets flew in and out of Essendon when I was a kid.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
The plane landing at Darwin appeared to be a BOAC 707 (or possibly a DC-8) - neither of those things were still around by the mid-seventies.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The plane landing at Darwin appeared to be a BOAC 707 (or possibly a DC-8) - neither of those things were still around by the mid-seventies.
don_dunstan
707.
BOAC didn't operate DC8s.
Only longhaul jets were Comets, 707s, VC10s and 747s as far as I know know.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
They look almost identical to their rival Boeing 707 -

Comets! I saw a British film the other day that had an ill-fated Comet in it.

Anyway here's a good article about the development of the DC-8 and the problems in keeping up with Boeing -

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/history-of-the-magnificent-dc-8/
  CPH8 Junior Train Controller

I met Ossie Osgood up on Croker Island in 1961 when I was in the Army on a survey mission. The Federal Govt had the bright idea of herding the buffalo onto the Cobourg Peninsula where they could be shipped by barge to Indonesia. But there was no feed so they flew bags of sorghum in RAAF Dakota's out to Croker Island, the nearest airstrip, where Ossie collected them and loaded them into his DH Dragon Rapide for unloading over the buffalo. Those were the days - I was an Army Signals radio operator/radio tech doing all the communications and maintenance for the survey guys. It was fun - the first two months we worked off HMAS Gascoigne and the second two months off the Army LST Harry Chauvel - the Rusty Shovel as the engineers crew called it. Measured from Elcho Island back to Darwin, calling in at all the mission stations on the way. Five years later I joined DCA for a 25 year career in aviation

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