The town was served by Passenger as well as freight trains with the main export in the dying days of the line being asbestos from the Woodsreef Asbestos's Mine being exported in containers.
I had the chance to ride the line on a CPH in Sept 81.
While in Tamworth for tech the teachers decided to have a strike obviously they wernt happy about there career decision (not that unhappy that the would leave though )
So I caught the train to Barraba which connected with the North bound Glen Innes mail.
CPH 7 awaits its return journey to Tamworth
Loading containers in the yard
Then returned on the same CPH which connected with the south bound daylight 900 DEB set from Glen Innes to Sydney.
On this particular day a Wednesday I think the CPH followed the Daylight down to Werris Creek for servicing.which the crew invited me along for .Giving me a chance to look around the Creek before catching the Northbound daylight back to Tamworth.
Not a bad day out.
The other option was to right myself off with Tech mates .
SOME TECHNICAL STUFF
The Station area as at 7-11looking towards Sydney
(you cant see it from here)
The small park thingy, as a memorial with some interesting info on the telegraph line which I will use on the Ashford sections.they shouldn't be to hard to make a master and then cast up .Being 3 sections of galvanized pipe slotted into each other with a galvanized top section for the insulators.
And being different to other pole lines should add some flavour.
And a original railway gate set up
The main attraction still in place is the Grain Depot located to the south of the main station area by about 2 ks Being a D150 15000 tonnes + a SO52 5200 tonnes same as Merriwa which Keiran is working on for me (and they say the gestation period for elephants is long )