Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Westinghouse Train Brake

When I was very small my father worked for the New Zealand Government Railways, having returned from service in Egypt and the Western Desert where he was part of the 2nd New Zealand Railway Operating Company attached to the British Army.  At that time trains were pulled by steam locomotives like the one that this Westinghouse brake is a part.

JA1250 “Diana”is a JA Class locomotive built in 1949 at the New Zealand Government Railways Hillside Workshop, Dunedin.  It is now in the proud possession of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Waiuku, south of Auckland, New Zealand.  This image was taken during a visit to a “operating day” with our grandchildren.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/10 sec, F 4.5, ISO 400, Sigma DC 18-200 mm lens at 18 mm, hand held.


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