Item #CL198-133 [First Trial Run Of Diesel Locomotives, NSW]. Robert Emerson Curtis, 1898–1996 Aust.
[First Trial Run Of Diesel Locomotives, NSW]
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[First Trial Run Of Diesel Locomotives, NSW]

1953. Two pencil drawings, dated “Sept. 18, ’53”, initialled and annotated in lower portion and verso, 14 x 19.8cm and 20.5 x 24cm. Slight foxing and creases.

Annotations include (1) “First trial run, NSW. Mark Robuck at ‘controls’ of first NSW diesel loco test, VR [Victorian Railways]. Sydney to Wollongong. I rode with him to Thirroul and made this sketch”; and (2) “Check-up before the trial run. Diesel loco trial run with load to Thirroul, Clyde Workshop. I rode with Mark Robuck in his test diesel [from] Parramatta to Thirroul (he went on to Wollongong).”

These pictures show B class diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Granville for the Victorian Railways in 1952 to 1953. “Ordered and operated by the Victorian Railways, they initiated the dieselisation of the system and saw use on both passenger and freight services.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL198-133

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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