The International Steam Pages
Notes - Steam in Australia
Terry Case writes about his travels for steam. Further tales will follow from time to time covering more of Australia, India, South Africa, Indonesia and Pakistan.
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On 16th May 1972, following one of my visits to Port Waratah I paused at the road bridge that overlooked the neck of the yards, a Standard Goods drifted downgrade into the yard with yet another coal train then Garratt 6018 got the road and heaved its lengthy train upgrade towards Broadmeadow on a freight that it will work as far as Gosford on the mainline to Sydney. 16/5/72. The 60 class Garratts built by Beyer Peacock were the final steam locos built for NSWGR, the class was delivered 1952-1957.
6029 prepares to go on shed.
We photographed 6018 as it ran through on the mainline and then raced through the suburbs to a spot overlooking Tickhole tunnel and I was able to see 6018 working at full stretch as it hauled its train up the steep grade and into the tunnel; show-time was over but what a great day it had been!