Graham Priddle - “Workhorse Steam Locomotives for 70 Years”

Especially in Bathurst” The respect shown for these steam engines is considerable, as they worked all around N.S.W., in all weathers and at all hours, to bring to Sydney all the wool, wheat, coal and livestock for the city population and for export. Bathurst depot was a major centre for the engines, having up to 50 of them based here at most times during the 70 years they were working. The associated enginemen, fitters, fettlers, guards and signalmen meant that the title of “Bathurst, a railway town”, was very true. Graham will show us, with photos taken at the time, how these engines contributed to the history of Bathurst.

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Date of Muster: 20 June 2019