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Favourite Photographs

  • Image : dir=nsw/44class/ page=index 89330 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 22 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 7986
  • Description : Darth Vader eat your heart out! The force is with 4441's marker lights as they slice through the night, pulling away from Goulburn station with the Spirit of Progress. Has to be one of my favourite diesel shots (if there is such a thing: but see also D-944-1 ).


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  • Date : 1973, catalogued 1996
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodak Photo CD, slide number 1455
  • Description : An atmospheric back-lit shot of 944 (and sister loco) lifting a down heavy goods out of Belair yard, while a RedHen in the background waits to return to Adelaide. The points in the foreground are the start of the single line to Melbourne. This photo destroys two myths: 1) that diesels are less air-polluting, and 2) that they don't make good photo subjects. Photographers will also appreciate the fact that this photo was taken into the sun. One of my favourite shots, but I will never understand the comment of one photo-judge who said "pity the turnout in the foreground is so prominent." Philistine!


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3813 112117 bytes, 670x501 pixels
  • Date : 17 September 1972, catalogued 08 Jul 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/038
  • Description : 3813 poses for a portrait while being refilled at Waterfall, south of the Sydney metropolitan area. Note: The first photo scanned for this library (now replaced by a photo-CD image), and one of the first photographs taken by me on the numerous steam specials in the early 70s. A particular personal favourite. Same location as 5910-3 and 1709-3 .


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3813 107216 bytes, 721x503 pixels
  • Date : 17 September 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/040
  • Description : 3813 in Moss Vale yard.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3813 87055 bytes, 742x505 pixels
  • Date : 17 September 1972, catalogued
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/043
  • Description : 3813 crossing the Wingecarribee viaduct. Same occasion as 3813+3820-1 , 3813+3820-2 , etc.. Another personal favourite, this photo was taken (along with most of the above photos of 3813) on my first steam special trip, in September 1972.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=double 88538 bytes, pixels
  • Date : 17 Sep 1972, catalogued 24 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : 3813 and 3820 cross the Wingecarribee viaduct, slide number 1068
  • Description : 3813 and 3820 show off their aesthetic lines as they cross the Wingecarribee viaduct, just north of Moss Vale. See also 48xx=3813-1.jpg


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=double 98606 bytes, 740x498 pixels
  • Date : 17 September 1972, catalogued 24 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : PCD-01/042
  • Description : Another striking view of 3813, standing just south of the Wingecarribee viaduct, waiting to start a photo run-past.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3820 94285 bytes, 831x592 pixels
  • Date : 20 April 1973, catalogued 7 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number ?
  • Description : 3820 stands at the Demondrille coal stage late on Good Friday, 1973, replenishing her coal and water supplies for the trip to Melbourne. This trip was the first trip by standard gauge steam locos south of the NSW-VIC state border, on the standard gauge line laid in 1961. 3820 was accompanied by 3801, a maximum tonnage train, and hundreds of eager railfans.


  • Image : dir=nsw/38class/ page=3820 60468 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Nov 1973, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 3863
  • Description : 3820 quietly steams, while resting overnight in the shed at Albury. The occasion was a repeat run to Melbourne for the Melbourne-Wodonga railway centenary.


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  • Date : Oct 1979, catalogued 13 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 8148
  • Description : On one of the last narrow gauge (3ft6in) Ghan trips, NJ1 pauses amidst the Sturt's Desert Pea to have her photo taken. The occasion was a group of ARHS ACT Divn passengers travelling to sample the old-world atmosphere of the Ghan. True, the steam locos had disappeared, and the motorail had appeared, but most of the rest of the Central Australia line was just as was mid-century.


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