I got talking to one of the many who were down there. He was in his 70s I guess and told me that when he he was a lad catching the train to school 60 years ago there was often a Garratt held at the signal on the metro goods line, waiting for the triangle at Dulwich Hill to clear. There he was, 60 years later, capturing it on his iPhone. There's progress.
Anyway, before I load up this morning's proceedings, here's a couple of 60 classes in revenue service in 1966/67. Both at Campbelltown, both on coal trains. First up, 6002, in February 1966.
Now just check out those cars behind 6016!
A quarter of a century later in May 1993, 6029 was slumbering under its tarpaulin in Canberra.
And now to today - ditch lights blaring... the grand dame steaming through Hurlstone Park.
And if you want to watch it run through, try this link to my youtube channel.
Ciao for now!