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« on: October 08, 2016, 08:26:59 AM »
ARHS Victoria Narrow Gauge Slides

A very interesting image collection.  Thanks to the ARHS Vic Members who did make available these images when the film strip was made up.  I think in 1958. The images seem to date from early 1900s to the 1950s. My grandfather PG Dow ( a long time member of ARHS Vic ) took some of these images, notably the last train departing from Crowes and some on the Walhalla line.

Enjoy!  A high resolution scan is available for all the images (3 to 5 MB or so). Just follow the links.

It is a 39 image collection, broken up into groups of 10 images per post (no #4 in first group).
This collection was originally a film strip, and has been cut and individually mounted as slides.

I will be adding notes to each slide as locations are identified (a work in progress).



NA 8A from Gembrook to Ferntree Gully

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0001.JPG



HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0002.JPG



HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0003.JPG



2A was a compound locomotive. 4A also.  All the other NAs were simple.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0005.JPG



HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0006.JPG



15A about to depart from Whitfield

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0007.JPG



King Valley

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0008.JPG



9A at Gembrook.  Oil head lamp.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0009.JPG



5A about to depart from Upper Ferntree Gully 1903.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0010.JPG
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 08:31:21 AM »


Walhalla

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0011.JPG



3A with a down mixed on a New Year holiday. Cockatoo.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0012.JPG



Old road bridge over the cutting at Belgrave. UP mixed pass the up home signal and enters the station at Belgrave.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0013.JPG



Emerald

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0014.JPG



Taking water at the Selby tank, removing ashes from smoke box.  The landslide occurred near this tank.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0015.JPG



"Farwell Puffing Billy"  Belgrave  1950s.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0016.JPG



Automatic signals down end of Upwey crossing loop.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0017.JPG



Trestle bridge between Lakeside and Cockatoo

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0018.JPG



Gembrook c. 1940s.  The lady is my Nanna.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0019.JPG



Emerald

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0020.JPG
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 08:45:27 AM »


Gembrook, 6A and 3A.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0021.JPG



7A on Q129 for transport for a periodic overhaul at Newport

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0022.JPG



3A damaged after derailment at 35 mph October 1904

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0023.JPG



G 41 at Colac

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0024.JPG



Goods heading towards Colac (Crowes - Beech Forest)

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0025.JPG



Beech Forest - pulp wood

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0026.JPG



Last train departing from Crowes Dec 1954, photograph by PG Dow (Grandfather).
The colour version of the original slide can be viewed > here

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0027.JPG



Thomson River bridge - Walhalla line - Moe bound mixed train.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0028.JPG



Stringers Creek Gorge Walhalla line

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0029.JPG
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 09:02:14 AM »


9A with modified chimney

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0030.JPG



Engine shed at Walhalla G42 presumably.  The line from Moe is on the left of the engine shed.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0031.JPG



HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0032.JPG



Lady hanging off G42 is my Nanna. Walhalla is where my Grandpa and Nanna spent their honeymoon. It is an interesting place with lots of bushwalks (they were both bush walkers) and some timber tramways. 1940s.
Rail from Melbourne to Moe by steam hauled passenger service (5' 3" gauge)  then the mixed to Walhalla on the narrow gauge (2' 6").  How grand!!  :)

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0033.JPG



' Spirit of Salts '  the motor is on the line that went up the back of the station building at Wangaratta

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0034.JPG



#34 and #35 Whitfield postal rail motor. It was known locally as ' The Spirit of Salts '

This is possibly Whitfield.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0035.JPG



Australia Day 1938.  Special ' Back to Walhalla ' at Gould

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0036.JPG



HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0037.JPG



HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0038.JPG

Engine shed at Moe.  Also dual gauge turntable can be seen, a rarity.



Gould.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0039.JPG



13A taking water at the tank between Selby and Menzies Creek.

HiRES > http://backontrack.org/images/arhs_ng/PICT0040.JPG
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