1988 R type steam Locomotive Echuca station by Fred Mitchell

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We had gone to Echuca to see the restored wharf area, and were very pleasantly surprised to fin a Steam Rail excursion at the railway station. The R class locomotives were one of the last steam types introduced to the Victorian railway system before they went diesel. It has always impressed me when I see it. Here it was just sleeping while the tour had a look at the wharf.

Taken with a Pentax camera on Kodachrome film.

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Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K3 when possible.

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  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 5 years ago

    Must have been a special and a memorable experience FM! One which I have never had the pleasure of having! A very nice photo of your memories my friend!!

  • Thank you. I take photos because my memory goes without a reminder

    – Fred Mitchell

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture, well done, xx

  • Thanks.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Wayne Holman
    Wayne Holmanover 5 years ago

    Love the angle on this and a great testament to bygone days. These steam loco’s always seem alive, unlike the diesel or electric ones we use today.

  • Thanks, Yes the steam gently escaping was much better than the thump of an idling diesel.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Always loved the steam trains and this is a wonderful example. Very nicely captured.

  • Thanks. Steam for ever.

    – Fred Mitchell

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