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There are now a number of tourist railways in New South Wales that warrant separate treatment and discussion from the main NSWGR thread, and hence this page has been added. There is no hard and fast boundary between including an image here, and including it in the relevant class or other classification, but where there is a strong link from some other context, I'll add a separate image (as for example, ZigZag-2 )
Stewart Hughes writes:
I went to Dorrigo last week and when I was photographing the line of steam locos visible in the field there belonging to the Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum Ltd., a fellow called Keith Jones came over and started chatting to me. It turns out that he is the MD and he took me to see the bulk of the collection which is not visible from the road. He spent well over an hour taking me through their collection. And what an extraordinary collection they have - and you will see from the photos - it's HUGE!
As I gradually send you the photos I'll try to identify the locos. They currently have 61 locos, 280 carriages and wagons, 19 railmotors/trailers and a Silver City Comet set! They have just signed the contract with the SRA to take over the branch line of 34 kms, following years of bureaucracy, and have so far spent $2 million on their collection. Contrary to the rumours it is not all rotting away. To accommodate the collection they have had to dig some huge earthworks to create the new sidings at the same level as the existing track - you will see that from the photos.
I took both colour and B&W photos - although the late afternoon light was a bit of a problem.
Trevor Edmonds from the Dorrigo Steam Museum subsequently wrote to me with correct details on several of the captions, and I have added these below as appropriate. My thanks to Trevor for his information!
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