The steam4me site - The steam4me Gallery (Latest images) My albums of photographs of trams, trains and general travel photos.  I've been fortunate to be able to travel the world in the 80s to visit many countries with a mission to ride and photograph the last of steam trains. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:45:59 +1000 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:45:59 +1000 Zenphoto RSS Generator <![CDATA[Ballan Station 1975 (Infrastructure)]]> Ballan Station 1975

November 1975: In 1975, Ballan was a quiet country station located on the down after what was often a gruelling climb up Ingliston Bank.  "Back in the days", steam would often pause here to take water.  

Note the infrastructure that seemed to be part and parcel of the railways in those days: stiff leg derrick, diamond crossover (leading to cattle loading race behind left of the photographer), points indicator (complete with protective bar), somersault semaphore signals, deeply ballastedand well maintained high speed mainline track (not!) and water tanks on both down and up sides of station.

{1,600 x 900 pixels; 890k: Ilford FP4 @ 200ASA / Acutol}

Date: 28-Oct-2014]]> Mon, 03 Nov 1975 12:01:24 +1100
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Date: 27-Aug-2014]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:34:56 +1000
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Date: 08-Nov-2013]]> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:56:26 +1100
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Date: 11-Jul-2014]]> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:42:55 +1100
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Date: 19-May-2014]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:45:27 +1000
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Date: 19-May-2014]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:45:51 +1000
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Date: 19-May-2014]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:57:54 +1000
<![CDATA[GM10 Tottenham Loop (Infrastructure)]]> GM10 Tottenham Loop

03-Jan-2004: GM10 in Great Northern Rail Services livery waits in Tottenham Loop to be given the road.  It's part of a GNRS+ATN lashup that includes S317, a J class and an ATN ex-WAGR L class.  Tottenham "B" box has been abandoned to the vandals and will demolished within the next 10 days (see photo in "Infrastructure").

1,600 x 1,000 pixels; 643k

Date: 11-Apr-2014]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2004 13:14:00 +1100
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Date: 24-Dec-2013]]> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 09:20:35 +1100