Railway Panorama Number 3

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On 28 October 1989, 4-6-2 Flying Scotsman and 4-6-0 3642 headed south along the picturesque main southern line to Moss Vale on the NSW Southern Highlands,  with the unusual arrangement of 3642 leading. Our camera caught the train at various locations between Picton and Moss Vale, then on the connecting line  between Robertson and Moss Vale with 3642 alone, and again double heading on the return run at Bowral. Next, two 4-6-2s as Flying Scotsman & 3801 are captured double heading heavy special trains in the Sydney suburbs at Beecroft, Wentworth Park, Meadowbank and Boronia No1 tunnel.

We move then to Cowra, where the Lachlan Valley Railway has leased the  former Cowra - Forbes line, and 4-6-0 No. 3026 heads a passenger train from Cowra Station to Holmwood, with some very hard work starting on the grade from  Caravan City. To continue our look at Lachlan Valley Railway, we move to the  loco depot at Cowra, now Lachlan Valley's home, where former pay bus FP13 is turned on the turntable, then taken for a run, and former Australian Iron & Steel D9 English Electric diesel loco, a BB type with side rods, shunts the  yard and gives us a cab ride.

Caravan City is a four star caravan park at Cowra, built with a railway  theme, and in Nov 1989 a rail trike and quad rally was held, commencing from  Caravan City, and travelling to Woodstock and return. We cover the quads and  trike both petrol and hand, in Caravan City, and out along the line.

After a brief look at Wyangala Dam and Cowra's magnificent rose and  Japanese gardens, we take a good look at the substantial iron bridge over the  Lachlan River at Cowra, with four 48 class branchline diesels on a wheat train  crossing the 1886 structure. Next a 48 brings in a short wheat train from the  Eugowra branch, by way of the manual level crossing gates.

The video concludes with a brief look at Sydney's vintage electric train operating on the Cronulla line, as 80 and 422 class diesels head a train of  open wagons.  

Captured mostly on professional Betacam, or 16mm film. Some older segments were taken on 8mm, super 8 and 9.5mm formats, professionally transferred, plus some professional Umatic. All has been edited on one inch tape and directly duplicated. The one inch tape master transferred to digital for release on DVD.

An Original Rowlingstock Production.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 55 MIN

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