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  1. Rejoining the Main-line, Wyreema

    Rejoining the Main-line, Wyreema

    Returning to Toowoomba from a branch-line excursion to the Darling Downs townships of Pittsworth and Brookstead, 1738 and its train of preserved wooden-bodied passenger carriages rejoins the main-line at the junction point Wyreema.
  2. Destination Armidale

    Destination Armidale

    While 3801 operated steam excursions out of Tamworth, support unit GM 4908 took the opportunity to run a rare loco-hauled passenger special to Armidale..now end of the line for a branch that once ran through to the Queensland border at Wallan-garra.
  3. Pause At Walcha Road

    Pause At Walcha Road

    Short stop at the isolated "New England" rural station at Walcha Road, for the crew to discuss with control the cross with the northbound scheduled passenger "Explorer" at Kootingal.
  4. Cross With The Explorer

    Cross With The Explorer

    4908 stands on the loop road while the scheduled Countrylink passenger "Explorer" (Sydney - Werris Creek - Tamworth - Armidale) runs through the Kootingal platform.
  5. Sunset at Kootingal

    Sunset at Kootingal

    4908 and carriages glint away in the setting sun at Kootingal, whilst easing forward onto the main..then setting back into the platform to pick up their passengers.
  6. Departing Kootingal

    Departing Kootingal

    Branch-Line GM unit 4908, long hood leading, powers its short passenger special out of Kootingal, NW New South Wales...into the setting sun, bound for Tamworth.
  7. Last Leg to Tamworth

    Last Leg to Tamworth

    Going-away shot marks the end of an afternoon spent with this rare-mileage loco-hauled branch-line operation, heading for a dusk arrival at the city of Tamworth.
  8. Vintage GMs

    Vintage GMs

    Vintage Clyde-built GMs still out there earning a living..Mainly on infrastructure trains, ballasting contract duties etc.
  9. Crossing Dickabram Bridge

    Crossing Dickabram Bridge

    Just about to ease off the combined road-rail Dickabram Bridge, and continue westwards along the picturesque branch to Kingaroy.
  10. Easing onto the Dickabram Bridge

    Easing onto the Dickabram Bridge

    Gingerly easing onto the 5MPH speed-limited, combined road-rail Dickabram Bridge, across the Mary River.




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