Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Centred


Squared Photos

TGR steam locomotive M5 at Tasmanian Transport Museum, Glenorchy
Carnival Legend-Sydney
Wheel

And now for something completely different.

Panther

Taswegian1957

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.

6 comments

  1. You have wonderful train pictures. Of course you worked for the railroad, so I probably should not be surprised, but still, great photographs. You don’t see a lot of train pictures in this country because we don’t have a lot of functional trains except for commuter trains around some cities. I wish we had more.

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    • I was taking train photos long before I joined the railways. I started as a teenager on our first steam trips around Adelaide. Working for the railways did help though, free travel and the opportunity to take photos at the depot. Of course, David was doing the same thing so I have all his old photos too. Tasmania has no passenger services but we visit museums and preserved railways when we can and there are freight trains here in the north so a few more opportunities.

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      • We should have more trains here, but at some point, we became an automobile-centric country. It’s one of the things that makes changing to different fuel so difficult. It’s airplanes or cars with few other viable options.

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      • Except in large cities it’s much the same for us. Long distance travel has become more about tourist experiences than getting from A to B so it’s not a cheap or practical alternative to flying or driving.

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  2. We should have more trains here, but at some point, we became an automobile-centric country. It’s one of the things that makes changing to different fuel so difficult. It’s airplanes or cars with few other viable options.

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