Snapshot Sunday – Steam Locomotive C22

Tasmanian steam locomotive C22 at the Tasmanian Transport Museum.
Tasmanian steam locomotive C22 at the Tasmanian Transport Museum.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

6 thoughts on “Snapshot Sunday – Steam Locomotive C22”

      1. The complicated thing with steam engines is that every few years they need to have their boilers rebuilt and as time goes on it is harder to find companies with the expertise to do this and it usually involves the whole boiler needing to be sent away so a very, very expensive operation for a non profit organisation.

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      2. True, this counts for so many old things. It’s not that it would be a problem to repair, but it’s more difficult over time because what you said… less people have the expertise and there are less and less repair parts or those who can build them. We have some associations here in Germany for different old things, and it’s good if some of them have the expertise to keep historic things intact, but I guess it’s not always possible… further those who can do it, they often have to rely on donations, or they are lucky and get subsidies, but then it’s really important history.

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      3. It’s true and that is why unless they have government subsidies or commercial backing it’s very hard to keep things like railways museums with working exhibits going. We once went to a museum with old radios and gramophones and chatted with the elderly volunteers who ran it. Not many of them were able to come and help because of age and illness and they said that when the last of them had to stop the museum would close. I thought that was sad.

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