Year 1961. Class C19 type 4-8-0 #702 at Harristown yard near Toowoomba, facing north. This locomotive was named "Centenary" in 1923, because it was the 100th locomotive built by the Queensland Railways workshops at Ipswich near Brisbane.* Note the tarpaulin covered wagons, a typical feature of Queensland goods carriage.
I'm a guy who's run a few gauntlets, made a few friends,
and generally amassed very little of anything apart from memories.
I sold vegetables grown in the family garden, around the neigbourhood, to pay for the film and the chemical stuff. I can still remember my marketing catchcry "These are a little cheaper than the green-grocer, but they've only just been picked, so they are MUCH fresher". We even competed against the kids next door, but always managed to knock on doors on different days, or in different streets. There was an unwritten rule that there was some business for each of us.
Being part of a railway town, the Toowoomba Chronicle newspaper often had articles on railway progress overseas.
I wish to acknowledge assistance given me, by David Lord of NSW, in preparing some of my transparency images for this site.
* For those wanting a definitive illustrated reference
work on the steam locomotives of the Queensland Railways, I recommend
Locomotives in the Tropics, Volumes 1 and 2, by John Armstrong,
* An illustrated book on the 4-8-0 steam locomotive was published by David and Charles, in 1971, entitled "4-8-0 Tender Locomotives". It was written by D. Rock Carling, and covers all continents.
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