Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TRIPLE HEAD OF STEAM and family catchup

Hello 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 😀😀


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 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 


  1. It has been 100 degrees here for two days, so seeing you all bundled up definitely gets my attention 😮 So glad you got to be with loved ones and see the trains as well! 🤗😘

    1. Eeek I hate hot weather, but freezing is no fun either lol xoxo

  2. You must have been in train heaven seeing those! I'm glad you also got to see family and friends. We've stayed inside mostly for the last two days as it's been so hot outside.. but I'm happy to work on my summer shawl. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. I sure was Teresa ♥ and look forward to seeing your shawl completed xoxo


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