Which Way Photo Challenge: 16 October

Which Way Chasing Trains

On our occasional Sunday outings to Penguin and Ulverstone Naomi and I have discovered that a freight train from Burnie passes through those towns on Sunday afternoons. On this particular Sunday we were going to Ulverstone after visiting the Penguin Market and when we realised that we could get ahead of the train we went into railfan mode. Naomi found a good spot to park and I jumped out with the camera to catch the action.

Train Approaching
Freight train near Ulverstone



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.


  1. I like the train in the photo but somehow something else caught my attention… at first, the background looked like large trees or a small forest… but then I spotted the house at the top… so, this seems to be some kind of a hill. They probably have a nice view there.


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