Monday, March 19, 2012

From the Footplate of R711

The open day at Steam Rail and the Newport Railway Workshops provided plenty of access to restored railway rolling stock, as well as the actual wrokshop site - usually confined to the members of various train buff groups. Six locos were in steam,

...including R711, here seen from the footplate.

...and a closeup of cylinders and linkages of R761.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Goulburn River Seymour - Scarred Tree

This Aboriginal scarred tree is next to the old Hume Highway and the bridge over the Goulburn River at Seymour. It has been used as a local notice board and bears the modern scars of numerous nails and tacks. I wonder if scars served some similar purpose for Aborigines, not just the carved trees with special marks, but the incidental ones that were used for functional bark objects.

Gibbons & Masters Patent Brick