Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Old narrow gauge photo's

Hope you enjoy these photo's 

Photo's and News articles where kindly giving to me from  Mr Bob Nayda. 

Fred on engine at opening of pichi richi fred gaghan loco inspector standing up merv miller driver sitting bob nayda driver pipe in mouth loco w934 return eng taking the first pichi richi train  to quorn

The Ghan

ghan peterborough to Quorn

IP sandhills

Original dinning car

Narrow gauge Ghan and Standard gauge Ghan

Narrow Gauge Derailments 

head on collision nth of strangways coal train and troop train 1

Same as above

 nth marree

Two Old friend say goodbye

 The last Ghan 

Monday, August 1, 2011


Flying Scotchman at Rawlinna

The Flying Scotchman set up down at the old steam road at Rawlinna. The Driver had a busy job to clean out the fire box.

Flying Scotchman shunting at Rawlinna

Plaque's on Flying Scotchman

Fire Box

Coal Tender

Port Augusta Locomotive Driver Robert Nayda, or nick name Boxhead

Kalgoorlie Locomotive Driver Reg Mckel, or nick name The senator

On this day Box and Reggy, where driving the Flying Scotchman. I asked the New South Wales Locomotive Driver if it was ok to come for a ride while they shunted around the Rawlinna yard. He oversaw the 2 local drivers whilst they took charge of The Flying Scotchman.  I had my camera and video camera with me. As I started to take several photos The senator said "haven't you seen a bloody fire before young fella?'
Also Box and Reggy where having friendly banter about driving the flying Scotchman.
I never worked on the foot plate with either of these gentleman, I just knocked on their door at all hours of the day or night to call them for work at Cook. Both gentleman are retired now. 

I couldn't get over the size of the drive wheels of The Flying Scotchman.

I took this Train Order on the return of the Flying Scotchman

Not sure who took this Train Order.

Riding on The Flying Scotchman will always be etched in my memory.