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Monday, August 3, 2009

Trips of the Past - Part I - Tarago by Steam 17 August 2007

So beyond the fun of getting dirty and messy doing the restoration of the various vehicles, occassionally, the privateers get out to enjoy their masterpieces!

There have been many trips in the past, but to get started with a taste of what happens on a 'privateers' trip, a couple of trip summaries are provided here to wet the whistle of any prospective privateers...

The report summarises a trip on Saturday 17 August 2007 which was a steam engine hauled trip from Canberra to Tarago in NSW using BAM1741 and 1748. As with any trip to Tarago a 'must visit' is the Historic Loaded Dog Hotel...

All photos are credited to Domenik Giemza

In the cold Friday Evening before the trip, 3016 sits simmering away awaiting the following day's duties!

Our fireman contemplating life is smiling on the inside!

3016 with private cars shunts out the goods shed siding at Bungendore.

3016 Shunting into the Bungendore platform with the private cars.

3016 is working enroute between Bungendore and Tarago - not a heavy load, but important cargo!

The compulsory visit to the Loaded Dog Hotel whenever in Tarago township! One of the best pubs in Southern New South Wales. Always well worth stopping in for a relaxing pint, and a great meal - excellent food and service, huge meals!

... and walking back to the Station, what do we see on the horizon!

Smiles all round - a great relaxing day to a brilliant destination in awesome company!

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