A DVD that combines two previous video releases
Part 1. (Archival and Contemporary)
Eighteen steam locomotive types hard at work during the 1960’s in revenue earning service. Including rare footage of the now legendary “Camden Tram” and equally rare material of the ex-ROD Robinson 2-8-0 on the Richmond Vale Railway.
Loco classes include: C30, C30T, C32, C35, C36, C38, D59, D50 & D55, AD60, Z19, Xl0, Z12*, Z17*, Z27* and industrials 10, Kitson, Barclay & Robinson.
* In preservation only.
Cover photo: Roger Gillard
Part 2. (Archival)
The elimination of the steam locomotive in New South Wales was completed by early 1973. The next few years saw the decommissioning of steam maintenance facilities, including workshops, loco depots, water storage tanks and a host of other infrastructure associated with the steam era. Successively over the next decade or so, many branch lines were closed, as well as a number of cross country routes that linked the main arteries or interstate lines. In this second of the “Steam in New South Wales” series, we have the opportunity to again look back at steam workings of the 1960’s. Contemporary scenes are shown to show comparison with what was once a busy and labour intensive rail system.
Cover Photo and most archive film: John Ward
Lithgow to Orange (old main Western line), Wellington, Dubbo and beyond, including the Nyngan to Cobar branch. Wallerawang to Mudgee, Gulgong and as far as Merrygoen. The Orange, Molong and Dubbo (scenic) line. The Dubbo to Coonamble line as far as Gilgandra. The main Southern line from Sydney to Moss Vale, the Camden branch, the Picton to Mittagong loop line (old main South line), Yass Town branch and Junee-Goulburn.
Loco classes include: Z13, Z19, Z20, Z27, C30, C30T, C32, C36, C38, D50, D53, D55, D57, D59 and AD60.
Total running time – 2hr 6min.