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Monday, December 6, 2010

Go West ... to Bathurst that is.

Sunday 5 December 2010 saw the annual RTM members and volunteers train run from Central to Bathurst. Doing the loco duties were 44211 and 4520, combined with the rebirthed 4001, albeit the latter being off-lined for a great deal of the trip with some mechanical niggles to be ironed out.

From the Privateers POV, attached was BAM1741 and BAM1748 with a very full load of pax (I think we've found our absolute capacity with these cars!)

Usual XPT in Central.

Jumbo on the consist.

45 class.

Recently restored 4001 back into traffic, but some minor mechanical problems to solve still.

Cab shot of the 40 class.

Internals of the cab.

Heya Paul, long way from home!

Gaggle of gunzels!

Very full load in the lounge of BAM1748.

Bar attendants for the day.

Megs and Anthony (first privateers trip!)

Even the lounge in BAM1741 was very full too.

No room in the lounge, so hiding away in the bedrooms.

Just arrived at Bathurst - 4001, 4520 and 44211.

BAM1748 at Bathurst.

The PHA powervan with the BAM1741 travelling group congregating outside it on the platform at Bathurst.

Here at Bathurst was the former Primer Minister of Australia Ben Chifley's engine (apparently) 5112 being built with a protective cover to ensure its protection from the weather.

Good times, happy privateering til next time.

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