ROLL 9. A.R.H.S. “Farewell N-Class” excursion to Ballan, 8th October 1966.
All photos © Les Brown. Not to be used for Publication.
9-1. N468 & N475. Spencer Street Station.
9-2. N468 & N475. Spencer Street Station.
9-3. N468 & N475. Melton Weir Bridge. It took less than twelve months, but the effect of the 1967 drought was to totally drain the Weir seen below.
9-4. N468 & N475. Melton Weir Bridge.
9-5. N468 & N475. Parwan-Bacchus Marsh.
9-6. N468 & N475. Bacchus Marsh – Ballan.
9-7. Bacchus Marsh – Ballan. There’s nothing of any railway interest in this picture except, maybe, wisps of N-class smoke, but I thought the scenery was so nice I took a picture of it. The newest digital cameras can still photograph the same scenic view, but, alas, not so the N-class steam engines. Lesson learnt; don’t waste film.
9-8. N468 & N475. Bacchus Marsh – Ballan (Ingliston Station).
9-9. N468 & N475. Bacchus Marsh – Ballan (Ingliston Station). What do gunzels do after the train has passed? Wind the film for the next shot, I guess.
9-10. N468 & N475. Ballan.
9-11. N468. Ballan.
9-12. N475. Ballan. Two engines of this class are preserved; N432 at the Railway Museum, North Williamstown, Victoria, and 752 (ex N477) at Railway Museum, Port Dock, South Australia. Neither are operational.
Graeme Reid captured the moment on movie film which is now on Youtube. You can watch it by clicking here