by Andrew Coble
For 65 years the sleek and stylish streamlined shape of the “bulldog” nosed EMD units has graced Australian rails. Since privatisation a number of these units have gravitated to New South Wales and in this production we will get to see some spectacular combinations of the surviving members of this design and hear their “lusty chant” over the harsh grades of the Blue Mountains, the Short North, metropolitan Sydney and the Western lines of NSW over the years 2006-2016.
You will get to see numerous members of the GM, B, S, 421, CLF and CLP classes in the service of QR, SSR and other operators with grain, container and infrastructure workings. In addition you will see preserved locomotives 4201, 4204 and 42101 on various tour trains as well as numerous classes of locomotives “in the shafts” teamed with the streamliners including other first generation ALCO and EMD power.
Particular highlights include:-
GM42 on a high speed run out West with the AK cars
42017 leading B76, 4477 and S300 up Cowan bank
GM27 leading 44205, S302 and 44204 over the scenic Western line
B65 in Auscision livery leading T387 and 44204 over the Blue Mountains
CLP10 and CLP12 doing a standing start out of Linden
A triple cross at Lawson where S317, T385 and B76 are overtaken by three L class on a Manildra working and then passed by 8217, 8239, 8129 and 8183 on a coal working
A rare quadruple bulldog combination of GM10, S302, B61 and GM27.
Duration 62 minutes. Filmed in Hi-Fi Digital.
$35.00 each [ incl postage and handling ]