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Ian Stehbens on December 31, 2008

I love that bridge, Jan. I have crossed it on around 2000 occasions! Went to school on this line!

Sue Allen on January 2, 2009

That's a wonderful shot, Ian. I've heard the Rattler many times when I've been in town and we did catch it once when I didn't have my camera with me, but do you think I can organize myself to be in the right place at the right time these days? NOt a hope!The plume of smoke really adds drama to this shot..actually, I'm surprised it's so dark in colour...I don't remember the smoke being dark unless we were going up a steep pinch, on this last trip, but I guess I must have been mistaken.unless different trains vary in their smoke colour, do they? ( Would the train in this photo be the number 45, rather than the 802?) I have only one picture of the 45, from when I was using a film camera.. I hadn't even realized they were different until I started taking more notice for posting my photos, so it did me a great deal of good!

very best wishes to you, down in sunny Sydney,


Ian Stehbens on January 2, 2009

This is not your C17, Sue. If you look at the details that you have photographed, some of them are missing from this loco. Check out the "Curving Charm" adornment that you photographed in Imbil, for example. This was taken some time ago by Jan, which she uploaded in May 2007. I think that may have been before 802 was running for MVHR.

But this is the Deep Creek bridge that has caused some concern in QR in regard to the financial planning by MVHR. The wooden pylons of the approaches will need to be renewed ultimately! MVHR has certainly been a great addition to both the social infrastructure and the economic impact on the Mary Valley towns has been very significant.

This bridge needs to be classified as a Heritage Item by Queensland Government and maintained as such. 2 State Government Departments, Gympie District Council and MVHR together need to ensure the quality maintenance of this bridge and as a by-product the long term operation of the MVHR.

Sue Allen on January 2, 2009


I bet this C17 is the number 45 then

Apologies to you, Janwhen i came over here for my flying visit, following a link given by Ian, I didn't notice that it was your shot, and not one by Ian, so I didn't say hello to you! A very good shot, Jan, and I do apologize for not taking notice of where I was before...

My very best wishes to you both, and yes, I shall certainly do a Mary Valley tag, Ian, as soon as I get some more time this evening:)


Sue Allen on January 3, 2009

Wow, Ian, what a story!!! You really should write a book about all of these events, before they're forgotten!

I'm going to copy this and paste it back on the picture of the rail car, if you don't mind, it might be more effective than doing a link, but i might just do that as well!

wow, what a story!

Thanks so much, Ian, that's amazing, you tell it so well too!

Best wishes to you, Sue

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 26, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jan Stafford
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
    • Taken on 2006/11/25 10:21:58
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 13.44mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired