Sunday, July 31, 2011

A long time ago at Lake Condah

LCD 300dpi Edited

This is the crew at the excavations of the Lake Condah Dormitory run by the Victoria Archaeological Survey in December 1986. The photo was taken on the 20th December and I found it today in some files.

I am going to have a go at some names but not the spelling!!


David Clark, Chris West, Noel Pearce, ??, Robin Stocks, Albert Clarke?? Arthur Cole, Peter Fergusson, Jenny ??, John Evans, Andrea Warren, David Rhodes, Gary Nelson ,Mike McIntyre, Katrina Geering, Cathy McIntyre


Jill Gallaher, Stewart Simmons, Rebecca Barry, IMS, Fiona Weaver, Min Ho, Brenna McIntyre, Barry Golding.

I am open to corrections, additional information and comments.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The mysterious 8118

A favourite place of mine to spot trains is the Carrington coal loader at East Mayfield.this area is adjacent to the old BHP Steelworks – the main boundary road is Selwyn Street. Selwyn Street crosses a railway line – leading, I think, to the One Steel wire works.

On this siding on 27th January 2009 was 8118

Newcastle Jan09 8118

Several years later I returned to the same area – in fact last week was the same locomotive in the same place!

East Mayfield 8118

It was still there on the 7th July two days later.

Newcastle01 8118

The question I had was – had it ever moved! But a check of Nearmap and Google Earth showed it was not there several times between now and 2009 and it seems my observations were merely coincidence. However it is interesting to spot the changes over the last few years.