by Andrew Coble
Preserved Steam in Action
3830 Restoration footage
3801 assisted by 3112 to Katoomba (on trip to Orange with CPC2 at Valley
4615 & 3801 on Cowan Bank
4638 & 3801 at Zig Zag and Wentworth Falls (returning from Lithgow)
3830 in primer on Cockatoo Run
3830 running on main south
3801 & 3830 Hauling Millennium Aurora from Menangle (on trip to
5367 load trial Cowra to Woodstock
2605 trials at State Mine Lithgow
1210 Federation Train re-inactment Canberra to Bungandore and return
2004 Festival of Steam at Thirlmere with 1210, 2705, 3112, 3801, 3830
3526 tour to Valley Heights including parallel run with 3112 at Rooty
This presentation captures the diversity of the NSW steam scene from
1997 to the eve of the 150th anniversary of NSW Railways. It focuses on
the unusual and out of the ordinary in recent steam preservation.
Instead of just covering the famous engines and big tours, we see the
little engines and unusual workings.
It includes the familiar 38s in the company of 46 class electrics,
spectacular parallel runs and various multiple combinations of the best
in preserved NSW steam. An additional treat is rare footage of the
early runs of restored engines 3830, 2605 and 3526.
This recording is a must for anyone seeking to complete their collection
of the story of preserved steam in NSW. It is also a suitable prologue
to future releases relating to the numerous 150th anniversary events.
Duration 75 minutes. Filmed in Hi-Fi Digital. PAL
$35.00 each [ incl postage and handling ]