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Steamrail Open Weekend 2018

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Steamrail Open Weekend 2018

Postby krustyklo » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Over the Labour Day weekend, Steamrail held their bi-annual open day at Newport Workshops. Having kids of a suitable age who would enjoy it (and provide cover for my rail interest), I went along with the camera and here are a few snaps. An album with a much larger collection of photos can be found here if you like multiple angles of the same locos...

Can highly recommend it as a good day out. It was quite interesting how many families there were compared to gunzels - the families outnumbered the gunzels by a significant amount. My 7 year old enjoyed himself and it was a struggle to drag him away - if you get the opportunity in 2 years time it is worth a day out, especially if you have kids.

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Obligatory photo of a Tait train sticking out of the workshops building.

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93M inside the workshops. This carriage was purchased from a caravan park in Mooroopna to replace one of the 3 carriages badly burnt in an arson attack a few years ago. It was the best of 4 there, and apparently that wasn't saying much. It looks much better here after the work done on it.

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R761 on the turntable at Newport.

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T413 and Y164 resting in the sun at the other end of the turntable.

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Y419, D3-639 and A2-986 awaiting their next turn of duty.

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David and Goliath - shunting diesel F317 in front of express steam loco R707.

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DERMPAV 58RM

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K153 and A2-986 double head the goods train that was shuttling back and forth with various combinations of steam loco during the day, including a quadruple header around midday. I wonder how soon until diesel locos make up part of the performance as younger audiences get older?

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An E class electric loco degrading gracefully in a row of various freight carriages and other locos.

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D3-369 at the head of the goods train shuttling up and down on the day.
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