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

We have just published some more great photos from Peter Sansom’s Collection. See Peter’s Collection at


3801 with its train steaming out of Port Waratah the day it was recommissioned. November 1986.
(Peter Sansom)

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!

Information needed


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

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


Another treat for the rail buffs

Newcastle Flyer

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.


Broadmeadow Roundhouse

 Railways Seminar

Cultural Collections

Cultural Collections Reading Room
Level 2, Auchmuty Library
The University of Newcastle

Friday 18 November 2011
10am- 11am (followed by morning tea)

Broadmeadow Roundhouse
Shane Blatchford

Shane has worked at both Broadmeadow and Cardiff Locomotive Depots. He will be sharing his experiences and stories of the people behind the railway that made it run. He will also cover the history of the Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot.

RSVP: or 02 49215824


 Railways Seminar