Salada wrote: Helmut : Is the Simplex ever allowed out onto the main ? - works/maintenance trains ?
Presumably it's kept at Boston Lodge ? - or up at Blaenau ?
Trev : Was he ANZAC transport corps or a drafted civvy specialist ?. I hope he smacked the froggy back with the shovel !.
ANZAC Transport Corps service no 1246 enlisted 6/10/1914 as part of the Australian Imperial Force. Born in Sofala he was in one of the famous Cooee marches to Sydney. He was with 7th Coy AASC with the rank of "Driver" which must have been seargeant as I have his regailia. His service records on the 12/5/1915 show him at G'polli....
Had what I would consider an interesting life, enlisted as Traction Engine driver, after WWI he went back into gold dredging except it was Tin dredging in Siam with his wife and my Mum who was about 3 then returned to Australia and became a Railway Locomotive inspector and I recall trips by train to the Family Soldier Settlement Farm at Mt Frome granddad and I always rode in the cab from Sydney To Mudgee (Mt Frome) Not much of the actual mount left, the family discovered there was more money in mining the Limestone than trying to grow anything and "Frolime" used to be sold in bags... Then he went back to mining gold and we know he was incharge of a gold dredge on the Turon River and later at Wellington he was running another gold dredge later moved to Coogee in Sydney...
We dont know what his reprisals on the Frog were, there seems to be no mention of any discipliary action...
____________________ There once was a man who said Damn!!
I perceive with regret that I am
A creature that moves
in predestinate groves
I'm not a Bus, I'm a tram
Using "locomotive" turned up 171 results with some additional Simplex photographs scattered thought them. (note this broad a search also picked up some WW2 stuff from the Borneo Railway at Balikapan (railway Jeeps on narrow gauge). "Railway" turned up 5044 photographs of anything that had a railway in it.
The photo record is also searchable by name and unit.