Have you heard of “Northern Exposures”? When we produced this book back in 2014, we had no idea how popular it would be with both rail fans and modellers. “Lenses South” and “Shooting The West” followed, completing coverage of the three main divisions of the NSWGR.
That left us with more people wanting to contribute, and an abundance of fabulous photos which would never be published. Enter “Superheat”. In this last volume we present photographic excellence from some well known and well travelled railway photographers who grew up loving the NSWGR. Enjoy the samples from this great new contribution from CADECO, publishers of fine steam train books.
In the mid-1960s steam worked some of the main lines in all three major geographic divisions of the New South Wales Government Railways, but the range of classes was in decline. Varied locomotive combinations and spectacular smoke effects on significant grades could still impress observers. The following is a summary of key events as we count down the years.
On 1 January 1966, 429 steam locomotives were allotted to the various running depots in the state, with a further 27 undergoing overhaul at Eveleigh and Cardiff Workshops. At that time, Cardiff overhauled 53, 59 and 60 class engines, and was about to assume responsibility for the 38 class Pacifics, as well as 48 and 49 class branch line diesel locos. From early 1966, 38 class started receiving medium (Class 2) overhauls, rather
than the more thorough Class 1s (where the boiler was lifted off the frame) previously undertaken at Chullora. The other class to suffer in that year was the 35 class 4-6-0s (known as Nannies), with 18 still in service at 1 January but just seven by end December….
Overview & Preview
North, South & West of NSW
144 Pages Full colour
Growing up on Sydney’s north shore, I would often hear a “K” class on the North Shore goods battling up Lindfield bank early in the morning before heading off to school.
It was 1965 and I had just purchased my first Kodak Brownie camera from the local chemist. My photography skills were not that great during the school years, but I met many others who were often a little older who became legends in terms of steam photography. Many of them are contributors to “Superheat”, a chance to revive memories of when we were young and carefree roaming the state, often to our parent’s disgust! Oh to be back in those times.
Comments from readers of our other NSW publications
On our other books "Hi John......just a quick cheerio on your fabulous book.....I received it the other day, very happy with all your work and the photographers stellar work too....best 85 bucks I have spent in a long time!!!!
Received my copy this morning. Browsed through and you have done a magnificent job again!
Hi John, thanks again for Lenses South, just finished reading and very happy. Love the colour images from so long ago yet the quality is brilliant.
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