Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tracks and Trains

Tracks & Trains

I don’t often join in Cee’s Black & White Challenge but as the subject was trains I could not resist. These are all old photos from the 1980s to early 90s from my collection of railway photos. These were taken with either a 126 instamatic film camera or an SLR originally in colour film. I had scanned the originals to the computer so I just had a little play making  copies and then cropping them and changing the colour to produce some old timey looking B&W pictures. The scans were not great quality which makes the photos in sepia tone look as if they really were taken a long time ago. Yes, I know the eighties is a long time ago but to me it feels like last week.

SAR F Class locomotive
SAR F Class locomotive and train at Adelaide Station.
SAR RX class at Adelaide Railway Station.
SAR RX class at Adelaide Railway Station.
SAR RX class locomotive at Glanville,
SAR RX class locomotive at Glanville, Outer Harbour Line (South Australia)
RX Class no. 207 on trip to Redhill , South Australia
RX Class no. 207 on trip to Redhill , South Australia


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our 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. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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