Some more elderly Sparks.
#1
These photos are from a collection given to me some time ago, from what I am told they are official photos, but whether they were taken by the Dockyard or NSWGR I'm not sure.

Anyhow:

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On the back reads: 'Electric Carriages built for NSWGR at Walsh Island. 1928 & 29. Travelled from Newcastle with Electric Carriages building on average 5 cars per week for 2 years. L McPhedron.'

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'Carriage Shop Walsh Island. Newcastle 1928 & 29.'

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No inscription, but it's not rocket science.

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Trailer bogies.

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'Interior of Parcel Van' (Excuse the rip in the corner).

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'Parcel Vans built at Walsh Island G. Dockyard.'

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One of the power bogies.

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Underframes waiting for the bodies.

I'm not a spark fan but these are some of my most prized possessions, photographically. Enjoy them as much as I do. More archival stuff to come.
"I'm a great admirer of the racehorse. And I thought if you could put 2000 racehorses together, it'd make a very good locomotive! And it did." - Harold Young, on 3801, August 1970.
#2
Thanks for posting those pictures, certainly much appreciated by myself and I'm sure they will be even more appreciated by the spark fans out there :thumb

Tom
#3
I am not really into stuff outside of QLD but those photo's are absolutly brilliant.
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#4
Cheers Smile When I feel like waging a jihad on my scanner again, I've got some 1889 Maitland flood and 1914 Uralla and Aberdeen derailment pics.
"I'm a great admirer of the racehorse. And I thought if you could put 2000 racehorses together, it'd make a very good locomotive! And it did." - Harold Young, on 3801, August 1970.
#5
Thanks for sharing mate. Theyre terrific! I thought only Victoria had "Fast Parcel's Van's" - I though they were a Clapp era concept, but obviously not! Smile
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#6
Do any of these survive in preservation?
#7
(28-Aug-2008, 10:33 PM)Rolls Royce link Wrote:Thanks for sharing mate. Theyre terrific! I thought only Victoria had \"Fast Parcel's Van's\" - I though they were a Clapp era concept, but obviously not! Smile

No worries! I don't think that these were actually able to be operated - given the lack of panto space - but we had Bradfield cars that were rigged out as Fast Parcels Vans.

(28-Aug-2008, 11:17 PM)Somebody link Wrote:Do any of these survive in preservation?

Don't know about these particular cars, I know similar ones are with SETS and RTM.
"I'm a great admirer of the racehorse. And I thought if you could put 2000 racehorses together, it'd make a very good locomotive! And it did." - Harold Young, on 3801, August 1970.
#8
Nathan nice pics mate.
#9
(10-Sep-2008, 04:51 PM)BLAZE link Wrote:Nathan nice pics mate.

Cheers mate you just reminded me I should post those others...
"I'm a great admirer of the racehorse. And I thought if you could put 2000 racehorses together, it'd make a very good locomotive! And it did." - Harold Young, on 3801, August 1970.
#10
nice old pics i love them
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