Tuesday 1 May 2012

Fw: Monday Arvo Photo. 16/04/2012.

This photo leaves a lot to be desired technically but I've kept coming back to it over the years, the scene and the setting has drawn me back.

Like my memory it is hazy and indistinct but still to me it is full of interest.

The low sun, the long shadows, the distant trees and the dirt road, the track in through the railway fence and the pole line, the fettler's sleeper pile and water tank.

All leading the eye to a steam hauled local goods train on a main line railway.

It is late in the day for the steam locomotive in Australia and getting towards the latter days of the railway as THE common carrier and as a large scale employer of all grades and skills.

Western New South Wales 1964.