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Re: A Pacific Beside The Pacific.

March 12, 2018 12:18AM avatar
Jeff,

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.

Brian,

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.

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Cheers from Under

Chris
in New Zealand
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