Hello again......here we were in a motel for the night Friday 23rd June after that HUGE meal lol
me doing a bit of hooking while watching Graham Norton show ☺
Now as the title of post is steam train, this sure ain't one lol
gave us a chance for another shadow pic while waiting......
and wait we did.......freezing and for 2+ hours 😬😬
and no this also ain't steam lol
but finally after many delays due to other trains can you see something 😀😀
TOOT TOOT TOOT
here they come.....yay lucky me
and can you see that it is THREE engines
1 is D3 639
2 is A2 986
3 is good old R 761 which often comes to my town as the snow train each year
12 carriages and 1 cargo coach.....amazing and the day was wonderful but COLD
many happy travellers....... the train was from Melbourne, going to Ballarat, then onto Geelong and back to Melbourne where they were going to do a parallel run which I did not get to see......
so many other enthusiasts very happy snapping pictures and
racing along to see again further down the rail.......we had a lunch date to get to so said goodbye and on we went.....
caught up with these married lovebirds J & J
and her Mum G and us of course.....great catchup ☺☺
then after lunch we went to the local station and thought the steam trains would have moved on, but no delays so still at the station
R761 the other 2 engines were out of site and later as we were driving away just saw them heading to the next destination, but we took a wrong turn so only saw smoke and steam.....so we drove back to the city to stay that night......
and after having tea out we waked to the Melbourne station just in case the trains were coming.....I heard a TOOT ☺☺
and here comes R761
parked the carriages and went past us backwards
then came forward
to attach again to the carriages
never been so close ♥♥ and 1951
well lubricated wheels and pistons
goodbye R761......we did not see the other 2 but could here them in the distance lol
Vline diesel coming to collect other carriages .......
back to our city pad with some hooking and watching Outlander.......getting ready for our trip in Aug/Sept ☺
and now back home with more Outlander ☺☺
and for anyone interested 2 movies Paul took ☺☺
Triple header steam
R761 back to Southern Cross