ROLL 21. A.R.H.S. Excursion to Echuca,  11th June 1967.

 

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

 

Scanned Negatives

 

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21-01. R707 & K158. Bendigo. Like a lot of other R-class locomotives, even long time rail-fan engine R707 spent a lot of time in storage.

 

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21-02. R766, K!?? & K1??. Bendigo.

 

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21-03. R704. Bendigo. Four months later, this engine would haul its last train to Melbourne for preservation at A.R.H.S. Museum, North Williamstown (See Roll 29).

 

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21-04. K159. Bendigo.

 

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21-05. K152. Bendigo.

 

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21-06. J516 & K152. Bendigo.

 

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21-07. J506. Bendigo.

 

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21-08. J511. Bendigo.

 

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21-09. R749. Bendigo.

 

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21-10. R749. Bendigo.

 

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21-11. North Bendigo Workshops.

 

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21-12. R749. Elmore.

 

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21-13. R749. Elmore?

 

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21-14. R749. Elmore. Note the short rail lengths. The constant “clicketty-clicks” as wheels travelled over rail joints were both rhythmic and mesmerising, the beat of which inspired many songs. It has now largely disappeared from the modern rail scene with the use of continuously welded rail.

 

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21-15. Echuca.

 

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21-16. “Juliet”. Echuca.

 

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21-17. Echuca.

 

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21-18. “Tania”. Echuca.

 

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21-19. “Britannia”. Echuca.

 

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21-20. “Tania”. Echuca.

 

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