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 Posted: Sat Feb 28th, 2015 03:15 pm
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This morning I headed south to the small rural town of Burradoo, some 98km (60 miles) from home (Sydney) to photograph 6029, an AD60 Class Beyer Garrett, the only Garrett in steam in New South Wales. I met a chap that drove 1200km (745 miles) down from Queensland, to photograph/film 6029. That's some dedication to historic rail transport. :shock:



Above & below. 6029 on the viaduct 1km south of Burradoo Station.





Above. Power and beauty in all its glory. 6029 rolling off the viaduct. The milage sign shows 140km from Sydney.



Above and below. Heading towards Burradoo, with plenty of enthusiasts from Goulburn on board.



This pic below was taken about 5km (3 miles) south of Picton. Not too much power is needed on this stretch of line as it gradually rolls down hill into Picton.



Below. 6029 arrives at Picton. Sorry, no close up as the station was packed like sardines. ;-)



Below. Former New South Wales Government Railways 42203 (422 Class), now HL203, owned by the Canberrra branch of the AHRS, runs the train in towards Thirlmere. Behind this engine is an ex-NSWGR 44 Class (4403), with the Garrett banking up from behind.



Below. 6029 on the rear of it's train heading into Thirlmere.





Above. On arrival at Thirlmere (Trainworks). She was taken straight into the museum siding so that the passengers could alight.



A little servicing being undertaken on arrival at Trainworks. (the building in the background is part of the museum and is probably the most modern building in Thirlmere !




Above. 6029 stands in the Trainworks siding with maroon 3265 in the background. The Garrett is a major draw card.

Well, ther you go. I'll post up more photo from toady at a later date. Tomorrow I will be taking the family to Thirlmere so that we can ride behing this beautiful loco. Can't wait...

Cheers, Gary.
















 



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Gary wrote:
Well, ther you go. I'll post up more photo from toady at a later date. Tomorrow I will be taking the family to Thirlmere so that we can ride behing this beautiful loco. Can't wait...

Cheers, Gary.

You lucky whatsit, still probably need cheering up after the cricket :mutley

Great pictures Gary, thanks for posting.


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Whut ?? They play cricket ?? Lol great pictures mate and your getting to ride behind her as well, you lucky dawg you !

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Hi Gary,

Great pictures..........enjoy the ride.

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Whilst waiting for the Garrett at Burradoo viaduct, there were a couple of inter-loppers...



Above. A 5 coach XPT heading south to Melbourne.   Below. A three car 'Explorer' rail motor (DMU) returning from Canberra.



Here is a selection of other locos that attended the Festival of Steam at Thirlmere.



Above. 3016 & 2705 arrive with its shuttle train from Buxton.



Above & below. 3016 & 3705 run around their train for the return shuttle run to Buxton.







Above & below. 3237 approaches the crossing at Thirlmere with her train from Sydney.



Below. Arrived. All out, all change...





Above & below. Run around manouevres at Thirlmere.





Above. Closing up. Volunteer on the right gives hand signals to the driver as he slowly brings 3237 to the rear of her train.

Below. The all important coupling up. No knuckle coupling here. Although the coach does have a knuckle, the loco does not. Three link and steam pipes are connected.



I'll post up a few more pics later tonight after my day out.

Cheers, Gary.












 



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Nice pics Gary. Looked like you had a good time.



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Here is a link to the Bevan Wall Production of the 2015 Festival Of Steam. Got to love the wheel slip at 4mins 33seconds on the little 32 Class !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABB0H-U6UWg

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Thanks for posting that link Gary, enjoyed watching while having the first coffee of the day :thumbs

(Far more interesting than the drivel on TV about some election or other, here in the UK in a few weeks)


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Brilliant link Gary, 6029 is a fantastic sight enjoyed watching her while having breakfast with my dog Jake snoozing and farting beside me, I looked out for you but didn,t see you :), loved the scenery and the sunshine what a fantastic event.
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That loco of yours Gary, No.6029, shares its number with Royalty. It is also GWR King Class 'King Edward VIII'. Nice pics though. Keep them coming.



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jakesdad13 wrote: ...I looked out for you but didn,t see you :)...


Although I did spot both my boys on the train. This is Jody hanging his head out and Jack's blue T-shirt in the other window... ;-)



Cheers, Gary.



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As an avid Garrett loco fan, your pics. are great.

I grew up in Natal, South Africa, where Garretts saw lots of use, and they are big, especially on 3' 6" gauge.

Roy Low :Happy

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