Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trains or Train Tracks


Tracks &Trains from the Archives

Anyone that reads this blog regularly knows that we love trains so it should be no surprise that the biggest problem for me with this challenge was choosing which photos to use. I do have over forty years’ worth of train photos even if less than half are on the computer.

The first one is in the shed at Don River Railway. The second one, which looks very American is Wee Georgie Wood. We visited that little railway at Tullah earlier in the year.

Emu Bay Railway No.8 at DRR
Wee Georgie Wood at Tullah

Now for tracks here is a trestle bridge on the West Coast Wilderness Railway that runs between Strahan and Queenstown and the track showing the cogs that help the train up the incline. It hardly stopped raining on this trip which was ten years ago now.

Trestle Bridge West Coast Wilderness Railway Tasmania
The track with its cogs to assist the trains to climb.
The track with its cogs to assist the trains to climb.

Currently I’m trialling Adobe Photo Shop Elements for a month before deciding whether to buy it or not. I probably will. I had a version of it on an earlier computer and liked it. So, I decided to play with it to edit some old photos from the 1970s. The photos are scans and not very good ones I admit but it’s fun to play with them. One day I’ll scan the originals again and do a better job.

SAR 520 excursion train c1974
SAR RX207 excursion train to Redhill c 1975
Rx 207 Redhill SA c1975

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.

3 comments

  1. I knew you were going to have great trains 😀 And you do!

    Scanning is a pain. I have a scanner, but when I think of actually standing there and scanning, then running back and forth from the scanner — well I suppose I could bring the computer to the scanner now that it’s light enough — but still, it’s a lot of work. If I defer it long enough, it will never get done and I’m not sure I really mind not doing it.

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    • It is a lot of work and that’s the reason I haven’t done it plus the sheer number of photos but I would like to save some of them even though I doubt anyone will want them when we are gone.

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