Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Christmas present

Hi All
 I hope everyone had a great Christmas with family and friends.
 I received a beautiful yet unusual present for Christmas this year
from my girlfriend a NSWTD hand signal lamp? (i think that's what
its called). The nice fellow that sold this to my girlfriend said that he
bought it at an auction and was told it was from early 1900's and used
by the Wellington station master. There are some markings on it
* A brass plate that has the letters WTN
* NSWTD and directly under that a letter T
* A serial number 5062B
After a little research i did find a picture of another one online HERE
If anyone has any info on this lamp especially the WTN plate please let me
The red and bluey green lenses 
WTN was that the abbreviation for Wellington?
NSWTD or New South Wales Transport Department and
what was the second T for? 
A serial number? 5062B
Till next time
Mathew Hughes

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Outing 8/12/13 Carrington and Sandgate

8005 stabled in the Carrington yard
8145/48161/48101 ready to depart Carrington 
8224/9031 light engine heading to Kooragang island 
My girlfriend photographed me photographing TT03
RAAF C130 Hercules 
Class leader 5001 and 5025 
Till next time
 Mathew Hughes