ROLL 20. A.R.E. Excursion to Culcairn, 20th May 1967.
All photos © Les Brown. Not to be used for Publication.
20-1. R749. Seymour.
20-2. T395. Seymour.
20-3. l-r, K160, K156, ??DRC, R722, R723. Seymour. Steam had supposedly finished on the North East by October 1965, but the odd K-class on a Seymour – Benalla goods still ran until 1968. What the R’s were still doing here was a bit of a mystery, but both were scrapped within two years. The Z-van was a classic.
80-4. R749. Locksley.
80-5. X32. Locksley? The X was about six months old and looked a treat. The driver seemed to be entertained by our steam engine as he drank his tea.
20-6. R749. Near Glenrowan?
20-7. R749. Near Glenrowan?
20-8. R749. Glenrowan – Wodonga.
20-9. R749. Glenrowan – Wodonga.
20-10. R749. Glenrowan – Wodonga. Photo-stop practices were a little unsafe in those days. With people all over a fast, busy inter-state mainline, without any radio communication to control to warn of approaching trains and no-one wearing safety jackets, it was nothing short of a railway version of Russian roulette. It was only a miracle that no one was skittled by a double-headed S-class at 112 km/h. The dangers, however, were realised on this trip and so crossing running lines to take pictures was actively discouraged on later rail-fan excursions.
20-11. 5135. Near Albury.
20-12. 5135. Near Albury.
20-13. 5135. Albury – Table Top.
20-14. 5135. Table Top.
20-15. 5135 & 4458. Table Top.
20-16. 5135. Table Top-Gerogery.
20-17. 4404. Gerogery.
20-18. 5135. Culcairn.