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NSWGR 38 Class Locomotives 3801, 3813 and 3820 Triple Heading

  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 101916 bytes, 989x768 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued 12 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 1296
  • Description : The classic triple header. 3801,3813 and 3820, while failing to turn the tide (of dieselization), do a pretty fair job of blotting out the sun! Seen here about to enter Picton tunnel, they were oblivious of Diogenes request to Alexander: "Stand a little less between me and the sun". While Diogenes lost his head for that remark, the head engine is the only part of this trio that is still operational.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 45386 bytes, 681x458 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : Pity about the weeds. Still, you can]t see much of those wonderful boxpok wheels anyway. Above the valences looks pretty good.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 36204 bytes, 684x453 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : An earlier scene to 3801+3813+3820-2


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 45386 bytes, 681x458 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : Barbara Hurst
  • Medium : personal photograph (aka PCD-01/005)
  • Description : a trailing shot of the three locomotives, as they run past the photo stop scene seen at 3801+3813+3820-2 and 3 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 64131 bytes, 499x656 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : a vertical format of the same scene seen in 3801+3813+3820-1 . Indeed, much the same comment applies!


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 67388 bytes, 499x717 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : personal photograph (aka PCD-01/007)
  • Description : later in the same photo location seen in 3801+3813+3820-1 , 3801+3813+3820-5 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 64704 bytes, 499x669 pixels
  • Date : 10 Dec 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/009
  • Description : The triple header takes a corner near Yanderra.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 115204 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 10 Dec 1972, catalogued 24 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : triple header at Mittagong, slide number 1324
  • Description : The triple header leaves Mittagong, framed by the through bridge just north of the station.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 87210 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued 24 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : ?, slide number 1338
  • Description : 3820 leads sister locomotives 3813 and 3801 around the curves near Menangle on the Main South, just out of suburban Sydney. This was the last time that these three locomotives were in steam together, and was one of the last great flings of steam railfanning trips in NSW before regular steam haulage disappeared in early 1973. Indeed, not only have triple 38s disappeared from this scene, but so has the tranquil countryside. A multi-lane freeway now bisects the bucolic background. (rescanned from original slide.)


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 85687 bytes, 681x499 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued 24 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/011
  • Description : 3820 with 3813 and 3801 on the triple header snakes around the reverse curves near Marulan on the Main South.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=triple 111797 bytes, 724x502 pixels
  • Date : 10 December 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : 3801 and a bit of 3813 and none of 3820, same location as 3801+3813+3820-2


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