Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cement Australia Devonport Terminal

Two pics of former Y7 now DV1 modified as a driving trailer for
use on the Railton to Devonport cement service

A side view of THFY004 G cement wagon
TR06 still relatively new and clean 
And lastly a front on shot of TR06 with the cement works in the
Till next time 
 Mathew Hughes

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Margate Train Tasmania

This locomotive MA3 was built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn in 1951 for the
Tasmanian Government Railways. MA3 is on display at Margate on the main road
with some passenger coaches and a railcar. The locos coaches and railcar make up
some little shops including a book store, barber, lolly shop and a great pancake
parlour where we had brunch. The menu was very different to your normal pancake
place. I tried the beef stroganoff pancakes and my Mrs had the chicken in creamy
white wine sauce topped with cashews and peanuts pancakes. There are quite a
 number of different toppings to choose from and all meals are a decent size. It is
a very clever idea the way the train has been set up, as it attracts alot of tourists
(locals too).. Great to see it preserved and displayed in such a useful way!

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The 1083 Luffing Crane tank locomotive

The 1083 Luffing Crane tank locomotive is a 0-4-0 locomotive built in 1950 by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn for the NSWGR. These pics where taken at the old Everleigh workshops Sydney NSW.

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes