Everyone who loves locos, wagons, and all things related to railways will be delighted to know that two large collections on our Living Histories site have grown.
90 class locomotives being unloaded from M.V. Mirabella, 27 July 1994
(Brian R. Andrews)
Brian R. Andrews has kindly allowed us to scan and publish more of his wonderful photos which can be found in his Collection at livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/45
We have just published some more great photos from Peter Sansom’s Collection. See Peter’s Collection at livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/65554
3801 with its train steaming out of Port Waratah the day it was recommissioned. November 1986.
Speaking of memories, if you have a story or information to give us, you can add it to any of the images or other media on the Living Histories site using these instructions.
Another way you could help us in our endeavours is by giving us the geographical location of photos. You can add geotags via a Google map embedded in Living Histories. Again, we have some instructions.
We welcome your contributions!
This is a request for information from the many railway enthusiasts out there on the Net. This photo is from the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW)’s collection and a couple of people have given their opinion re the location.
The full sized photo is at http://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/12028
One view is that it may be “Clyde Engineering Sheds, Sydney, NSW”. Another site visitor commented that “I do not think this is Clyde Engineering, I spent twenty five years working at Clyde, I think it maybe Tullochs of Rhodes…RD”
If you can give us a definitive answer please leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3642 being serviced in Broadmeadow Loco, July 1984
We are delighted to report that 1,160 wonderful photographs taken by Peter Sansom, and published with his permission, have been uploaded to Living Histories @ UON. This collection consists of photos of railway-related scenes in Broadmeadow, NSW, and further up the Hunter Valley and beyond.
We hope you enjoy them!
The Peter Sansom Collection
We were delighted to receive a disk of high resolution photos from Mr Peter Sansom the other day. These feature the Newcastle-Broadmeadow rail line and contain some wonderful images of Newcastle, its harbour and, of course, its railways. There are some important shots of the section of the line that was recently removed before and after the removal.
We have uploaded this highly interesting set of photos to the Peter Sansom Collection on our Flickr site.