Goods Trains!

Some photos from the 1st Saturday in May 2005. The ILRMS had 2 locos in steam (Burra and Cairns) as well as 3 diesel loco's operating (I missed getting photos of the Hudson Hunslet). We ran goods trains and had some passenger stock out. It was the inaugural run of the Green Ruston after a complete overhaul!


Click on the thumbnails for full size (between 100 and 250kb each-too lazy to make them smaller)

I have some more photos from the day, I might put them up another day


Burra (Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST 3574/23) on a cool Illawarra morning

Amongst the Tea Tree scrub

and entering the yard with coal skips en tow

low slung boilers epitomise 'Narrow Gauge'

The family portrait l-r Cairns (Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 1706/39), Seymour-also known as the green beast ( Baguley-Drewry 0-6-0DH 2392/52) and the Green Ruston (Ruston 285298/49)

Cairns and Seymour previously shared track at CSR'sVictoria Mill, the Ruston came from a firm involved with constructing sewers

Steam takes centre stage! (and rightly so)

The peaceful Tea Tree scrub the railway passes through

Shattered by 18 tons of Hudswell Clarke

The Green Beast on a heavy train of sugar bins (mounted on ex-Innisfail flat wagons)

Weed Spraying wagon!

Burra rests in the bay road with skips

and another view of Burra

Cairns and the lattice semaphore signal

Steam amongst the trees


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Mark Kendrick 18/5/05

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