Anyway, I thought a reflection on a particular train that no longer runs with stuff that the railways don't cart so I can't be accused of being disloyal to the monarch. It will also give me a chance to test whether I can successfully link videos out of my Flickr site into blog posts.
Lets start with a couple of snaps...
The Junior Hunter and yours truly took a couple of days in October 2002 in Bundanoon. Here's the train absolutely flat out on 9 October, with 8129, 8125, 48151 and 4887 up front.
And in a flash it was gone...
And here is (hopefully) a link to the same train:
The next day it was still 8129 & 8125 up front, but 8046 had replaced the little Alcos. Still going like the clappers. We did manage to interrupt eating our cream buns for morning tea to get these shot, so please excuse the (signal) pole.
And the link for the train...
I have a few other shots and videos of this train on my Flickr site for those who want to hunt them down, but I suspect even my KGB friends don't have the patience or overtime budget for that task.