ROLL 66.  Yaapeet Line, 27th December 1968. Oaklands Line, 29th December 1968. Penshurst Line, 31st  December 1968.

 

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

 

 

66-1. T405 & Y135. Albacutya.

 

66-2. T405 & Y135. Albacutya.

 

66-3. T405 & Y135. Albacutya.

 

66-4. T405 & Y135. Albacutya.

 

66-5. T405 & Y135. Albacutya.

 

66-6. T405 & Y135. Yaapeet.

 

66-7. T405 & Y135. Yaapeet.

 

66-8. T405 & Y135. Yaapeet. Line. The sight and sound of a train of 75 GY grain-filled wagons was a stirring experience as it snaked its way along every bend, hill and valley. Most stirring of all was the ride in the tailing Z-van as the couplings of 75 wagons alternatively stretched and compressed along the way and the little Z-van, like the end of a whip, either being shot forward or coming to a bone-jarring stop. There was warning, however, as the clunking sound of wagons stretching or compressing against couplings approached closer and closer.

 

66-9. T405 & Y135. Yaapeet Line.

 

66-10. Y106. Oaklands Line.

 

66-11. Y106. Oaklands. Until the reconstruction of Spencer Street Station in the early 1960’s to accommodate the new Standard Gauge line extended from Wodonga, Oaklands had the only dual gauge platform on the Victorian Railway’s system.

 

66-12. Y106. Oaklands.

 

66-13. Oaklands. The NSWGR track from Sydney’s entrance to Oaklands yard.

 

66-14. Oaklands. For such a little station it had fairly complicated dual-gauge layout.

 

66-15. Oaklands. Note wagons on different gauges. Shunting must have been a little tricky.

 

66-16. Y106. Oaklands.

 

66-17. Y106. Oaklands Line.

 

66-18. Y142. Penshurst.

 

66-19. Penshurst. The disconnected connection to the ballast pits line.

 

66-20. Penshurst. Underneath all this, is the remains of the track to the ballast pits which curved away slightly to the left.

 

66-21. Y142. Penshurst. Awaiting the cross of the train from Hamilton. Continued on Roll 67.