A Trip down memory lane

Steve Randall

MInto, Australia

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581 VIEWS at 12 June 2014

Best Viewed Large

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Focus on NSW Sep 2012
Preserving History 26 Jan 2013

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Capture of Locomotive 3265 from Thirlmere to Buxton, NSW.
This locomotive was first introduced into service painted black on NSWGR in 1902 as a saturated locomotive with slide valves. It was used for express passenger trains. In mid 1933, along with other P classes, it was converted to a superheated locomotive with new cylinder and steam chest castings that incorporated piston valves. It was released from workshops in September 1933 and painted maroon and it received the nameplate Hunter, named for the main river in the Hunter Valley. It only carried this nameplate from 1933-34 until locomotive 3609 received it and took over the Northern Commercial Limited express to Newcastle. The nameplate was preserved by NSW Rail Transport Museum (NSWRTM). New reproduction nameplates have been cast and placed back on the locomotive. 3265 was used extensively with carriage sets CUB 80 and CUB 81 for Northern Commercial Express work at this 1933-34 period. After being replaced in 1934 from this work it continued to work all manner of trains from express to country mixed and shunting work. It remained maroon and based at Broadmeadow from 1933 until 1936 after which it reverted to black livery. 3265 was overhauled and modified many times during its long and continuous service life. The loco was withdrawn from service in 1968 and was moved to the Enfield Roundhouses with the rest of the preserved locomotives owned by NSWRTM, Lachlan Valley Railway and other museums. In 1975 it was towed to Thirlmere for storage till 1988.

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-70mm
Focal Length 36mm
f8, 1/640, ISO 400
Post process with CS5 and Tone mapped with Topaz

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