Muswellbrook Area Photos In Northern Exposures

Steam trains operated in the Muswellbrook area until the early 1970s. While the main line expresses ended in the mid 1960s, there were still some freight workings and the Colliery lines, plus the all important Merriwa branch.

Here is a selection of photos from “Northern Exposures” a full colour pictorial which includes high quality colour photos from the time plus stories on steam operations, including a trip to Merriwa.

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Muswellbrook Photos From Northern Exposures.

5275 standard goods ravensworth steam train

5275 crosses the bridge at Ravensworth bound for Musswellbrook


364 oak dairy muswellbrook

3654 at the OAK Dairy siding in Muswellbrook


antienne nsw garratt freight

A Garratt on a general freight at Antienne in 1968


muswellbrook no 2 colliery 59 class steam loco

Two 59 class shunting at Muswellbrook No 2 Colliery in 1969


c30 merriwa railway line

A C30 on the Merriwa line, a favourite of ours around 1970.


C3090T merriwa steam mixed train

3090 on the Merriwa mixed between Sandy Hollow and Merriwa

3090 on the Merriwa mixed between Sandy Hollow and Merriwa

There are plenty more photos in the area as this was a major focus in the book.

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