Full title: Commonwealth Oil Shay locomotive no.2 - Newnes, NSW
Call Numbers: At Work and Play - 03415
Record Identifier: 92e0jDNY
Formats: Pictures, Photographs
Commonwealth Oil Company Shay No.2 on the line from Newnes Junction to Newnes near Lithgow. The train is at the locomotive depot which was about half a mile north of Newnes Junction, and is heading toward Newnes Junction. The COC locos were the only standard gauge Shay locos imported into Australia. For other photographs of the COC Shay locos see: The Shale Railways of NSW / G.H. Eardley and E.M. Stephens. Sydney : Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division, 1974 (later ed. 2000) -- Information supplied by C.Stratton (Aug 2006)
See also: "Locomotives once used on the Wolgan Valley Railway", Information about Newnes, New South Wales, Australia (online website)
Date based on the working life of no.2 at Newnes: 1907-1940
Loco depot, Newnes Junction, dated ca. 1917 (between 1910-1920) -- Information supplied by A.F. Watson (Nov 1989)
Previously titled: During the drought, taking water to Cobar - Nyngan, NSW
Digital order no:bcp_03415
Inscription on back of photo reads: [sic] "This picture was taken during one drought, my father can be seen on the side of the engine, he was helping taking water to Cobar. I do not know how many times a week, but what a dreadful time the people at Cobar had, having to rely on those trains to bring water to them. Thank goodness those days are past...
Original item no. BCP 03415
Catalogued using information collected during the New South Wales bicentennial copying of photographs project, 1986.