ROLL 101. A.R.E. Excursion to Merriwa, NSW, 30th November-1st December 1969.

 

All photos © Les Brown. Not to be used for Publication.

 

101-1. 3813. Broadmeadow.

 

101-2. 3813 & 3820. Broadmeadow. 3813 was our tour engine, 3820 was on a Sydney-bound pass.  Oh!, the joys of rail-fan travel in NSW.

 

101-3. 3813. Broadmeadow-Cardiff. The engine was wheel slipping at this point and the sparks generated as a result was the object of some fascination, that, the noise, plus the whopping big end flying around.

 

101-4. 3813. Broadmeadow-Cardiff.

 

101-5. 3813. Broadmeadow-Cardiff.

 

101-6. 3813. Broadmeadow-Cardiff.

 

101-7. 3813. Broadmeadow-Cardiff.

 

101-9. 3642. Wimbledon-Blayney.

 

101-10. 3642. Blayney.

 

101-11. 3642. Blayney.

 

101-12. 3122. Blayney.

 

101-13. 4518 & 452?. Blayney.

 

101-14. 3122 & 3642. Blayney.

 

101-15. 3642. Blayney.

 

101-16. 3642 & 3122. Blayney.

 

101-17. 3642 & 3122. Blayney-Cowra.

 

101-18. 3642 & 3122. Blayney-Cowra.

 

101-19. 3065. Cowra. Note the 6-wheel tender. These engines started out life as tank engines hauling Sydney’s suburban trains before electrification. Some were converted to tender engines (most got 8-wheel bogie tenders) for country work after electrification rendered them surplus for their original purpose.

 

101-20. 3801. Demondrille-Junee. How I like to best remember the New South Wales Government Railways. Heading back to Victoria and home, it was quite a fan trip.