View single post by oztrainz
 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2016 09:47 am
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Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Trev,
Yes that is a pretty impressive load on 101A If you say 15 tons/wagon, then you are looking at a 150 tons plus load, probably closer to 200 tons being moved by a light 0-4-0 locomotive.

Helfire Jack (McVey?) also had a reputation for running the Wallsend trams on the Newcastle network at a pretty good clip as well.

From memory the front end of a steam tram was embedded in a memorial at the site of the old tramshed at Newcastle. I can remember passing the memorial as a kid. I'm not sure if it is still there on Hunter? Street.

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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