The River Hawkesbury, that is. In this second installment from Ian Brady there is a selection of action shots from 24 November 1956. In my humble opinion just about every one of them is brilliant, even if they may have seemed a bit prosaic at the time to him. Read my previous post if you want to know more about how and why I am presenting another photographer's efforts, but lets get on with the action.
I have no way of knowing what order these are supposed to be so lets start with the start or the end of the journey. It is labelled as the 'Chips' which seems reasonable. What I didn't know is that the Railways Administration were guilty of inflicting FGs on the good citizens of the Blue Mountains. Thought only the southern highlanders and south coasters were that unlucky. Anyway, here's 4607 at the head of the Chips.
Now, up to the River. In the hope that someone recognises Ian or whoever this person is, here's a partially obscured tender from 5611. The tender lettering looks like one of my decalling efforts.
Onto the steam action. Ian may have reflected that he hit the button a fraction early on this shot of a 59 leading a Garratt down Cowan Bank, but I love the result. Poles are up, but no wires at this stage.
Anyone who wants to guess the number of this 38, you are welcome to post your guess in the comments below. Guessing its the Midday Flyer. I reckon its number is somewhere between 06 and 30 (inclusive) and not 13. Yes, I am being a smarty pants.
Better job on working out this one - 3816 also moving a seven car Flyer service at great speed.
And Ian wrapped up his photography that day with snagging 4014 as it emerged from the tunnel. Might even be a greenie?
More to come at a later time.