1942 starts the assault on the hill just south of Carlwood in 1960. The gradient will soon be 1:25 with numerous 5 chain radius curves before respite at Hazelgrove. The train has just traversed the property "Wonga" and is approaching what locals call the "Blue Cutting".
Unfortunately, we run out of photos here on this trip so presumably Dennis made it safely to Oberon and return. Snakes Valley Creek is down to the left. (© Dennis O'Brien)