Closely watched trains 2

Part of my childhood: bloody long coal train near Sutherland NSW.


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But if you were lucky, hauled by one of these, or two — a D57. I hadn’t realised they date back to 1929!


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“Owing to their weight and cylinder dimensions, they were strictly confined to working between Sydney and Thirroul, Junee and Wallerawang and were not permitted to run on any part of the Northern Line.”