Disused Mungindi Railway, NSW

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Comments (7)

Marilyn Whiteley on March 10, 2008

Rust and extremely weathered wood ... Ian, you give eloquent testimony to a bygone era. I hope your trip went well.


juan jose romero on March 10, 2008

I miss Gary Cooper......:)

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2008

Yes, JJ, this is the "West" and once it was the "wild West".

The current terminus is about 15 kms further east at Weemalah. Grain and ginned cotton are the main freight on the remaining line, though fuel, fertilizer, and livestock would have been significant freight in the past.

Marilyn, enjoy your time away. I've had a quick look at your recent uploads and am particularly impressed by the elk at the Tetons! Your snow hopefully won't be there waiting for you when you return with new images for all of us to enjoy.

Kind regards, Ian

Craig Ward on March 11, 2008

There some mighty old sleepers Ian,great shot :),Cheers Craig

Ian Stehbens on March 11, 2008

I hope this isn't why the line was closed but that the deterioration occurred after the closure. Once good ironbark sleepers, with a cypress pine log wedged beneath, by a flood.

And my passengers were patient while I stopped to explore this little photo site which I had seen in the morning on the way into Moree, and remembered on the way home.

Cheers, Craig. Ian

Lecleire Jacques on March 11, 2008

Once in the West... Beautiful.

Greetings, Jacques

Ian Stehbens on March 11, 2008

Dera Jacques,

Thanks for your response.

We do regard this as "west" though it is very much in the east of Australia. And at the time of this photograph, the country was green again after a very long drought, and the rain that came continued through this summer, so the locals and travellers through here would be saying "Beautiful!!" too.

Kind regards,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 10, 2008
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    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2007/12/27 15:51:22
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash