Monday, June 24, 2013


Am_Fet writes:

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for the B 4-8-0 family, and this photo came to light while I was perusing the Rail Observers in the company library last week.

From the camera of Stan Rockliff,  Ba 498 has been caught propelling a bunch of empties up the grade to the Makareo Lime Works from Inch Valley in 1945.

It another example of the use of the B and Ba locomotives on the branchlines of Canterbury and Otago during the 1940's.  With the availability of a top from Shapeways, I feel its a period well worth a look and one I plan to explore with "The Forks" (One of three projects currently "on the go").

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