Looking north east from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019

Mount Enfield Lookout

The Enfield Intermodal Lookout has been established, near the intersection of Punchbowl Road and Cosgrove Road on what has been called ‘Mount Enfield’.  A pathway leads to the lookout and there is some informative signage on the history of the site.  The walkway is open during daylight hours.

Mount Enfield Lookout Entry. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield Lookout Entry. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Facing north view at Mount Enfield. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Facing north view at Mount Enfield. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield Lookout information boards. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield Lookout information boards. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Looking north east from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Looking north east from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
View north-west from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
View north-west from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - the climb. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – the climb. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - view - west elevation. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view – west elevation. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - view of former Tarpulin Factories on Cosgrove Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view of former Tarpulin Factories on Cosgrove Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - view to the west and north. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view to the west and north. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Pathway to Punchbowl Road from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Pathway to Punchbowl Road from Mount Enfield Lookout. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Former Tarp Factories on Cosgrove Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Former Tarp Factories on Cosgrove Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Old roundhouses used to facilitate movement of engines. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Old roundhouses used to facilitate movement of engines. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Viewing north with view of roundhouses. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Viewing north with view of roundhouses. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - view - west elevation. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view – west elevation. Photo Cathy Jones 2019

View of the yards

Mount Enfield - view of Bellfrog Rd businesses. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view of Bellfrog Rd businesses. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - view of Cosgrove Road and Punchbowl Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
View from lookout to Cosgrove Road and Punchbowl Road
Mount Enfield - view of former Tarpulin Factories on Cosgrove Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view of former Tarpulin Factories on Cosgrove Road. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield - view to the west and north. Photo Cathy Jones 2019
Mount Enfield – view to the west and north. Photo Cathy Jones 2019

2 comments

  1. Does anyone remember the CALL trucks at Enfield Marshalling yards? My father used to drive them in 1950,s ?

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  2. Dear Cathy,
    In the photo subheaded “View from lookout to Cosgrove Road and Punchbowl Road”, there is a concrete structure which is new. It was never there before the re-development of the Marshalling Yard.
    From the photo, left to the concrete structure is a ‘rusted’ support tower. On the top of the tower was a large water tank made in Newcastle in 1926. It was removed before the Marshalling Yard’s re-development.
    What happened to the tank that used be on top of the ‘rusted’ support tower? That would have been more of historical significance than the new concrete structure.
    Something different but relevant to the ‘ILC’.
    I have been watching the 2021 documentary series “Inside Central Station”, broadcast on SBS. In one episode, there was an episode that included a segment on the steam locomotive “The 3801”. The locomotive had a distinctive signature horn sound.
    Recently, as around 2021, I have heard this distinctive horn sound from the Intermodal Logistics Centre formerly the Enfield Marshalling Yards.
    What would be the reason for the 3801 passing through the Enfield ILC?
    Thank you,
    Anthony of exciting Belfield

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