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From the Graeme Stanley Collection
The following photos were kindly supplied to OTHR by Graeme Stanley (ARHS - ACT Division). They include some rare photos of the last regular steam hauled service in January 1963.
The copyright for these photos is retained by Graeme Stanley. These photos may NOT be reproduced without express written permission from the copyright holder.
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This set of 3 photographs is presented in chronological order.


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Oberon Loco Siding - Loco 1942, December 1959.
Carlwood - Loco 1957 20 April 1962. Oberon Loco Siding - Loco 1957, 23 January 1963
     The set below represents one of the only sets of photos taken on the last regular steam hauled service on 23 Jan 1963
Graeme says:  "I don't remember seeing other photographers but Graeme Bedwin (resident caretaker at the Zig Zag Railway), and David Taylor were there with me and my brother Brian.  Maybe a few of the locals at Oberon took photos when the train left there but I don't think there were people with cameras at Tarana.
The last steam-hauled train left Oberon mid-afternoon, departing from Tarana for the return run to Oberon not long before sunset.  The crew seemed to get into the spirit of the occasion but had only toilet paper to decorate the train.  I notice in one shot that the HCX carriage also had toilet paper attached."

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Oberon Station - last regular steam hauled train to Tarana with 1919 on 23 January 1963. Tarana Station - last steam hauled regular train to Oberon, 23 January 1963 - with toilet paper decoration! Dusk near Tarana - last steam hauled train with 1919 on 23 January 1963. 
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Dieselisation
Tarana loop - Loco 4909 9 March 1963.
Graeme's work with ARHS (ACT Div) allowed him to capture these photographs on one of their special trains to Bungendore last year.  They carried over 500 people in a 6-car train on a Saturday, with 4807 assisting 3016 on 9 cars on the Sunday
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