More Aussie stuff
- Hi All,
For anyone interested in Puffing Billy's Couillet of 1889, here's a
story and photos, from The Ausnarrowgauge group, by John Dennis. I
lifted the story from the posting:
Today I was lucky enough to travel on the first of the Gasworks
Trifecta tours, being run between Emerald and Gembrook at Puffing
Billy, by the Climax Locomotive Restoration Committee. This tour was
run by Carbon, built by Couillet in Belgium in 1889, making this
little loco 118 years old.
Although only 20 people travelled, that number turned out to be a
little fortuitous, as during the steam-up yesterday afternoon a
leaking tube was discovered. Although the tube was blanked off,
Workshops only wanted Carbon to haul one car on the trip. The 20
passengers were comfortably accommodated in the canopied NQR.
A splendid day was had by all travellers, and many thanks go to the
organisers - Frank Stamford and John Conway - and the crew: driver
Peter ? (sorry, forgot the surname), fireman Bill Hanks and Guard
A selection of photos are here:
While on PB, here's a youtube link to Garratt G42:
- Ron Goodrick wrote:
> A selection of photos are here:Nice pictures. However pictures '03', '05' and '14' don't work properly
- I get the thumbnails on the index but not the full size version.
Brian Rumary, England