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Re: A Pacific Beside The Pacific.

March 12, 2018 12:18AM avatar

the last car is a restored 50ft'er Guardsvan, more often found on the rear of Goods Trains prior to two-manning in 1986-'87. You may have noticed the old oil-lamps used on the rear, two Sidelamps and one Taillamp, a nice touch for guys like me who span back into that era.

This Van was probably along for the excursion to carry the baggage since it was a comprehensive tour. We did have Carvans that were the equivalent of your Combines, those were also used on Mixed trains.


the flatwagon was used as a Runner since the older classes of Steam power had longer cowcatchers and fouled the Diesels stepboard type of cowcatcher, as in this picture leaving Woodville in the great old days.


Cheers from Under

in New Zealand
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