The olden days

A couple of nice pictures that came my way recently.

The first was forwarded via Lost Newcastle; it’s a 1940s plan of what could happen with a dammed Styx, somehow creating a “canal living” experience around the TAFE.

throsby canal

The second was through the amazing University of Newcastle Cultural Collections. It’s a picture of the “new” rail bridge across the Styx from, I think, 1909.

Styx Creek rail bridge

This bridge was itself replaced (according to the plaque on the southern side) in 2003; this would be when the central concrete support pillar was put in place, which must have been very reassuring for rail passengers.

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I’m not very good at that “historic overlay” thing, but you get the idea.

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7 Responses to The olden days

  1. ruthcotton says:

    Incredible, oh what a dream!

  2. Russell says:

    make sure you look at the full video from the National Film and Sound Archive:

  3. Mark MacLean says:

    Nice find!

  4. Lachlan Wetherall says:

    The photo of the Styx rail bridge being replaced is from June 1917 (not 1909). See article in Trove at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/160387412

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