This is a closer shot of the loco in the previous photo - no. A196 at Oberon in 1923.
It is facing "the wrong way" for what later become the acceptable operating practice.
With the funnel pointing downhill, the boiler crownplate was likely to "dry out" and overheat, melting the fusible plugs.
This photo also shows the unballasted nature of the Pioneer type line. At this spot today, the sleepers are buried to
their tops in dirt and the land between the photographer and the loco has built up to be level with the line.
The bogie tender (ex Baldwin) is a special feature of the 19 class locos used on lines such as Oberon with its 5 chain radius curves.