January 1978 was no different to many other family holidays. Baking in the car, baking in the caravan. Visiting towns where you literally melted into the bitumen. And that brings us to Tumut. Well, just outside of Tumut, near Gilmore. Here we waited one weekday morning for the arrival of the railmotor from Cootamundra (the motor from Coota in local venacular).
While I can't tell you the precise date I do remember the time - just after 9am. Moreover, I remember the local radio station - most likely 2WG from Wagga Wagga - finishing the news broadcast, resulting in Herb Albert's Tijuana Brass playing the introduction to the John Laws program. How's that for errant trivia? Anyway, double CPHs hove into view around this time. There was no way you would be getting a closer shot that this one - too many Joe Blakes at that time of year.
The lack of shadows in these two shots give a clue to the time of day - high noon or thereabouts.
Until next time!