3801 is Australia’s best known and most widely travelled steam locomotive.

Built in 1943, this streamlined locomotive was designed to haul express trains such as the Newcastle Flyer and Melbourne Limited for the New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR). The train was restored during the 1980s. 3801 is now recognised by the Heritage Council and Institution of Engineering as a heritage icon.

As a child, I remember travelling down to the south coast on a steam train. Today it is a real treat to re-visit those days of old by taking a steam-train ride.

Captured near Robertson, NSW, Australia.

Pentax K1000 film camera.
Thanks to Brian.

The World As We See It – Sep 2011
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Color Me A Rainbow (B&W) – May 2012

100 views at 26/9/11


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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture, Michael. I love it in black and white!!!!

  • Thank you very much for that Donna!

    – Michael John

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice Michael. The black and white looks good given its age

  • Thanks for that comment and fave Polly

    – Michael John

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Great capture Michael, they were certainly beautiful old trains.

    Cheers Jude

  • Sure were. Thanks you very much!

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 3 years ago

    Looks great in B&W; love the steam coming out. Good history.

  • Thanks for that great comment and fave Judy

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thanks Kathy

    – Michael John

  • TerrillWelch
    TerrillWelchalmost 3 years ago

    A beauty!

  • Thank you!

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBluealmost 3 years ago

    A gorgeous step back in time Mike :)) xoxo

  • Thanks heaps for that comment and fave Julie.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Love the train mate..its a nice piece of work..well done.

  • Thanks for the fave Wazza!

    – Michael John

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...almost 3 years ago

    Great shot Michael, gives ome idea of the sheer size of 3891.

  • Yes, powerful. Thanks Odille.

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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