Sunday, 27 January 2013

Holliday snaps

During my recent trip visiting my grandfather & uncle down on the farm (it was good to get out of Sydney for a few days)i managed to take a few snaps of grain trains on the main south.Also i went to Goulburn rail heritage centre & Crookwell.
The Goulburn rail heritage centre is located on the Braidwood road to the south of town & it was a very pleasurable visit.I arrived just after 10am & was the first of many visitors to take the tour.Now i must apologise i have forgotten the gentlemans name that conductored the tour, but his knowledge of the exhibits & area were fantastic.I had a quick look through the driver & firemans register on display & found 2 relatives on my fathers side that were based at the Goulburn depot.Aparently i also have relatives that worked as signal men at Goulburn as well, but they dont not keep those records.Plenty to look at & well worth the visit.
Now onto Crookwell :- i tried to contact the people in charge of the yard but no answer to my phonecalls.So i hadnt come all this way not to get some photos,so a quick walk around the yard to get some photos.The station building is still intact & restored,as well as the goods shed but the timbers on the deck are showing there age.Got plenty of picks of the turntable which will help when scratch building my own version.
Fish River tank

8177 & 72 on a up grain just south of Oolong
8180 & 08 down grain Fish River
8180 & 08 again at Jerrawa
My eldest son Blane as the controls of 4821 @ Goulburn
Underside of 4821
Drivers stand on a tin hare Rail Motor
1 of 3 paybuses stored at Goulburn
Wheel lathe
Crookwell Goods shed
Crookwell Station

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