The following photos were taken from “Northern Exposures”, a new full colour pictorial on railway operations in the north of NSW back in the last days of steam in the late 1960s.
The book features the Tamworth area heavily including Werris Creek, Murrurundi to Ardglen, the Barraba line and shots north towards Armidale and beyond. Many have said this is the best quality book of its type ever produced in NSW.
There is also a great story about one person’s cab riding experiences in the Tamworth area.
Here are some photos from the Tamworth area and surrounds.
3001 looking resplendent on the Tamworth Barraba passenger in 1966
A double headed standard goods heads towards Ardglen in 1964
3631 at Werris Creek on the Glen Innes mail
Standard Goods approaching Blandford in 1966
3631 heads north on the relief Northern Tablelands Express. Even in 1966 the main train was a diesel railcar, splitting at Werris Creek
3237 on the line from Werris Creek to Binnaway on a mixed freight. 1969
If you would like a copy of the book, you can get it for $75 including postage at http://northernexposures.com.au or phone John on 0411 139 312