Monday, 7 June 2010

Monday Morning Photo. 7/06/2010.

G'day all, got distracted last night and before I knew it it was late and I was too tired to put MMP together.
We're on our way to Camden with the last day special train, 2016 and 2010 are leading with 2029 shoving on the rear car near Narellan and then at Kenny's Hill cutting, and finally coming into Camden yard past the Butter Factory. There must have been at least one other trip as some other photos show 2016 leading 2029.
I'll stretch this series out for at least another week with some photos of the return and one of the last train about to leave Camden.
There were hundreds of people along the line all day to watch the train go by one last time and much as one regretted Pansy's passing it was really a miracle that she lasted as long as she did.
The 1960s was a great time to be a teenager, you didn't need much money to travel by rail, there were plenty of trains going to all sorts of places that they don't go to anymore and you were pretty free to trespass on railway property provided you used a bit of common sense.
Australia had been held back by the two wars and the Great Depression but change was starting to gather pace and by the time the 1970s came around much of railway interest had gone forever.
Peter Bruce.
P.S. Thanks to all who responded to my query about the appearance of the photos, most seem to think that they are about right with the odd exception. I checked the calibration of my monitor and it was fine for black and white images so any images that were too light or dark were my doing.
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