With the pending xmas season almost upon us (and nice summer weather too), the opportunity was taken for the Privateers group to go for an evening ride behind ARHS steam engine 3016 and Alco diesel 4807 to Bungendore, and have some celebratory cheers!
Being the first of the ARHS's summer series of trains, and with the launch of a new product "the Steam and Cuisine Express", it provided the perfect journey for such an evening out.
Here we see the BAM sitting in the S&C consist in the Kingston yard prior to departure.
and going around the other side, we see 1741's twin 1748 parked up still awaiting completion of electrical mods.
A view through the PHG guards van shows us the end of 1741.
Getting back to the main reason for the trip, xmas cheer! Here we see the privateer oldmates sitting around waxing lyrical about fun times.
Same people, different angle!
Having just arrived at Queanbeyan, the consist sits awaiting for the normal passengers to have their dinner service.
It is worth including the obligatory shot of the 'pointy end' of the train.
Here the honours are being undertaken by 3016 and 4807.
Goodmate Driver Keith always cheerful!
Workhorse of the ARHS 4807.
... and our train guard for the evening (or someone in a reflective vest impersonating a guard)
Always important to make sure plenty of drinks are around.
... and never lose your cup/mug/stein!
The serious photographers have a timely discussion about pressing matters.
Pat the Electrician - big supporter of Steam on Any Sunday.
Fun times being had by all.
Lots of passengers at Bungendore
Has anyone seen this man?
Keep on Privateering!