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.


  1. I can't believe they were still using that type of train in 1989!

  2. Just stopping by to see what is on the rail :))