17 April 2017

Moving trains at Eumungerie

It has been a while but my efforts are almost fully diverted to working out fast ways to slice videos into snippets for uploading onto Flickr. Along the way I have discovered two more short videos of workings through Eumungerie.

The first comes from 1990 - 5 October to be precise. It shows a 48 class working the Up Goods to Dubbo.  The wagons are tarped - am guessing that there are bales of wool tucked up safely underneath those tarps.


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This next video has 48143 and 4894 pulling out of Eumungerie on a down ballast on 21 January 1992.  As the locos accelerate, keen-eared listeners will hear commentary from Bill MacMillan, one of Eumungerie's stalwarts.  Bill's father was the first manager of the timber mill at Eumungerie - the enterprise which gave the nascent village purpose and permanency in the first years of the 19th century. The other voice you here is the Senior Train Hunter (Bill's nephew) trying to hold old Bill at bay with as few words as possible!

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Enjoy! Back to the serious stuff later.

Don