SA Reunion Logistics

For those of you who have booked on our Maldon adventure, there are a few things we would like you to know to make the trip as pleasurable as possible. If you could please email me your preferences, it will help us with catering, etc   Braai We will have […] Read more »

Join Our South African Steam Reunion October 21st 2018

This post includes some accommodation and logistics options for the event. The trip includes train fare from Maldon – Castlemaine – Muckelford -Castlemaine – Maldon with either an oil burning “J” class or coal burning “K” class Victorian broad gauge . 1st class carriage exclusive to our group. South African […] Read more »

Shooting The Far West South African Reunion

Once upon a time, when the fires went out on regular steam in Australia, a number of us headed west to South Africa and Rhodesia. While the gauge was narrow, the engines were huge, providing a spectacular display and a reminder of what steam operations were like in their heyday. […] Read more »

The Tarana Reunion

When we produce a book, we make a date to get together at a pub in the local area to reminisce about the days of photographing steam and share stories. For Northern Exposures, we went to the Angler’s Rest at Brooklyn, and for Lenses South, the Bargo Hotel. For Shooting […] Read more »

Our Most Famous Freight Train

Once upon a time there were important lead, silver and Zinc mines at Broken Hill in the far west of NSW. I remember a trip there where I was taken 4,000 feet underground to witness men blasting the rock and transporting it into skips. Due to it being well inside […] Read more »

The Trip To Bathurst

Bathurst In The Last Days Of Steam Being relatively young, I found it difficult to get to the Western part of NSW, and apart from a ride in the cab of 3811 from Bathurst to Orange on the Central West Express in 1967, I had no memories or photos before […] Read more »

Update and Great Video

I know many of you are champing at the bit to get your copy of "Shooting The West". The bad news is that we decided the jacket was not up to our high standards. The good news is that they have now been reprinted and the books are due to […] Read more »

What Areas Does Shooting The West Cover?

When we put together Shooting The West, our aim was to cover as much area as possible, concentrating on main line from Lithgow to Dubbo and Parkes and covering as many other lines as possible. Some of you will want more detail on the content before purchasing, so here is […] Read more »

We are going to Orange

We have just sent the second proofs for the book,and all is going smoothly. I managed to get a few images in their final versions,and to me,they look great. The picture her taken by Bob Gibson at Sodwalls is an example of the quality of the images in Shooting The […] Read more »

Shooting The West Goes To The Printers

Book production is a long process. From an idea conception, through fleshing out the format, gathering materials and then production it takes dedication, patience, ingenuity and attention to detail. I thought it would be an idea to give you a look inside the making. The Beginning Way back in 2012, […] Read more »