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    Australia railroad maps

    Can anyone of you scan and e-mail any railroad map of Australia? Thanks, Denny
  2. Waiting for the cross at Kempsey

    Waiting for the cross at Kempsey

    On the north coast of New South Wales (Australia), Interail's Brisbane to Melbourne freight 3BM7 stands at Kempsey at 11.16pm on Tuesday 17 March 2009, waiting to cross Sydney-Brisbane XPT passenger train NT31. Powered by cab units CLP10+CLF4+CLP12, the 1710 tonne train included fifty container...
  3. CN Down under

    CN Down under

  4. Bushfire


    A small bushfire works its way along the road reserve beside Mt.Isa-Townsville Jetty zinc concentrate train 9253 in north Queensland, Australia. The mineral train was powered by QRNational 2800 class Goninan-General Electric CM30-8 units 2805+2812.
  5. D2/0824E1 Flinders Street Viaduct

    D2/0824E1 Flinders Street Viaduct

    The Long Island steel train, led by Pacific National BL-class locomotive BL29, runs empty through Flinders Street Station en route to the Dynon yards, with Melbourne's CBD in the background.
  6. Acid Train

    Acid Train

    The unit sulphuric acid train from Stuart Sun Metals (Townsville) to Phosphate Hill, numbered 9T90, waits for a cross at Homestead (north Queensland, Australia) on Monday 18 September 2006, with Goninan-GE CM30-8 locomotives 2836 and 2817 leading 52 OSZYB and OSZY wagons. The train was 708.6...
  7. I think I can, I think I can......

    I think I can, I think I can......

    Loaded coal train beginning to stall on Briaba Bank, due to the sanders not working on the 2 lead locos
  8. Steam and Timber

    Steam and Timber

    The Pemberton "Tramway" operates Robert Stephenson built Western Australian Government Railways 2-8-2 V.1213 on weekend tourist passengers at Pemberton in the heart of the timber country of south-west Western Australia. The modern Mike leaves Pemberton with one such service.
  9. Preserved Diesels

    Preserved Diesels

    While steam stole the show for the celebrations of 150 years of railways in NSW, Australia, preserved diesels also had a role. 4306 (Gonninan, GE), 4490 and 44211 (Goodwin-Alco) arrive at Picton with a Special passenger from Sydney Terminal on 17th September 2005. The three diesels made way...
  10. Another Five

    Another Five

    On Friday 23rd September 2005 at Menangle, 3526, 2705, 1709 and 1210 haul 3642 and carriages for display and special trains over the following weekend during celebrations of 150 years of railways in the Australian state of New South Wales.
  11. Two Oldies

    Two Oldies

    Among Australia\'s two oldest working steam locos are 4-4-0\'s 1210 (Beyer Peacock, 1878) and 1709 (Vulcan Foundry, 1887). The pair perform of the Loop Line between Thirlmere and Buxton (south of Sydney, Ausralia) during celebrations to mark 150 years of railways in the state of New South Wales.
  12. Five Up Front

    Five Up Front

    A highlight of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of railways in NSW was the operation of a train with five working steam locos. 1709 (4-4-0, 1887), 1210 (4-4-0, 1878), 2705 (2-6-0, 1917), 3112 (4-6-4T, 1914) and 3526 (4-6-0, 1917) work SS63 Picton-Moss Vale Special Passenger through Mittagong...
  13. Celebration Freight

    Celebration Freight

    In September 2005, NSW celebrated 150 years of railway history. 1887 vintage 4-4-0 No.1709 was specially restored for the celebrations as were a number of old 4-wheeled goods wagons. With a re-creation of a steam-era freight train, 1709 prepares to leave Thirlmere station (the home of the...
  14. Near Jondaryan, Darling Downs

    Near Jondaryan, Darling Downs

    Steaming between Dalby and Toowoomba, on the Darling Downs, In SE Queensland, Australia. The consist is some indication of the drought conditions continuing in this part of the world..Take your own water with you! Taken 10.56AM Sat 15 Oct, 2005
  15. Rejoining the Main-line, Wyreema

    Rejoining the Main-line, Wyreema

    Returning to Toowoomba from a branch-line excursion to the Darling Downs townships of Pittsworth and Brookstead, 1738 and its train of preserved wooden-bodied passenger carriages rejoins the main-line at the junction point Wyreema.
  16. In the Dip, W of Chinchilla

    In the Dip, W of Chinchilla

  17. Trestle near Yaralla

    Trestle near Yaralla

  18. Through Blaxland

    Through Blaxland

  19. Destination Armidale

    Destination Armidale

    While 3801 operated steam excursions out of Tamworth, support unit GM 4908 took the opportunity to run a rare loco-hauled passenger special to end of the line for a branch that once ran through to the Queensland border at Wallan-garra.
  20. Pause At Walcha Road

    Pause At Walcha Road

    Short stop at the isolated "New England" rural station at Walcha Road, for the crew to discuss with control the cross with the northbound scheduled passenger "Explorer" at Kootingal. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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