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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on November 30, 2008, 04:08:08 PM

Title: The movie Australia
Post by: Mike the Choochoo Nix on November 30, 2008, 04:08:08 PM
I went to see the movie Australia last night. There is a cameo apperance by a 2 foot gauge locomotive. It's only for a couple of seconds in the background of the "Darwin" scenes, no good views but I did a little research and here's some links to info about the loco. It is an 0-6-0 Hudswell Clarke 1067 of 1914 "Homebush".
http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar/hc1067a.jpg (http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar/hc1067a.jpg)
http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar/hc1067b.jpg (http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar/hc1067b.jpg)
http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar.htm (http://www.australiansteam.com/sugar.htm)

The Darwin scenes were filmed in Bowen Australia, They laid track in the street just for the movie.
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2007/05/01/2345_news.html (http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2007/05/01/2345_news.html)

Mike Nix
Title: Re: The movie Australia
Post by: Stephen Hussar on November 30, 2008, 04:15:55 PM
Very cool, Mike -- thanks for posting. Looks like Edaville's "Ann Elizabeth" has a sister...

http://edaville.com/photogallery/b2008_10_11_hudswell_001.jpg
Title: Re: The movie Australia
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 02, 2008, 08:30:31 PM
Very cool, Mike -- thanks for posting. Looks like Edaville's "Ann Elizabeth" has a sister...

http://edaville.com/photogallery/b2008_10_11_hudswell_001.jpg
LOL well bust my buffers Thomas Is behind her!   :o :D