Page 7 of Kim Thurlow's
Portfolio of Queensland Railways -
Pictures from the 50's and 60's.
Another picture taken in 1963 by my brother Alan Thurlow.
Subject is according to Alan's notes, a C17 4-8-0 number 668,
an Evans Anderson Phelan product of 1917. John Armstrong's book
however quotes it as a C16, built 1913. The engine is shunting
the Harristown yard, the tender well laden with coal. One of my
other interests, the Norfolk and Western Railway in eastern USA,
also had 4-8-0 freight engines. Elsewhere, it was not a particularly
popular wheel arrangement. The 2-8-0 was far more ubiquitous as
a freight engine.
I had thought for some time about publishing my album
photos, even though they are not top quality. And perhaps mixing
them with some others from friends I know in a joint booklet.
But posting them on the internet is so much easier, and gives
me the same amount of pleasure. I know the images will have a
far greater audience as well.
If you have images of Queensland steam, please feel
free to have them posted on this site as well. The more, the merrier.