Heritage Express - The Southern Highlander, 27th July 2013 & Steam Train Sunday, 28th July 2013

 
  MC3801 Train Controller

Hi Everyone,

Heritage Express will be operating the Southern Highlander to Robertson with 3642 on Saturday 27th July 2013. The train will be travelling to Robertson via the Illawarra and South Coast Line, stopping at Hurstville and Sutherland. The train will then be returning via the Southern Highlands Line and the Airport & East Hills Line stopping at Campbelltown and Revesby.

Then the next day on Sunday 28th July 2013, Heritage Express are operating Steam Train Rides with 3642 along the Illawarra Line from Central to Hurstville. They will operate two Shuttle Trips to Hurstville, and then they will operate a one way Shuttle Trip out to Campbelltown or Picton. The next Steam Train Sunday will be on Sunday September 29th 2013.

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  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
I have booked on this one, Should be a great trip!- Haven't been up the hill for a while.

Kind Regards
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I have booked on this one, Should be a great trip!- Haven't been up the hill for a while.

Kind Regards
lsrailfan
I'll echo Lukes comments here - it has to be one of the best lines for heritage trains to operate on, most of the escarpment line is inaccessible by road, and the scenery is breathtaking. Obviously with the grades, it's a suitable chase, but one would be missing out!
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I wonder which Diesel Locomotive/s will assist 3642 for the journey to Robertson.
  hellraiser Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle, NSW
I wonder which Diesel Locomotive/s will assist 3642 for the journey to Robertson.
MC3801

It might be the same Diesel's that ran out to the Blue Mountains 4520 and 4490
  MC3801 Train Controller

Here is the timetable for the Southern Highlander on Saturday July 27th:

Sydney Terminal depart 0838 hours, Sydenham 0848, Wolli Creek 0852, Hurstville arrive 0901, depart 0907, Mortdale 0911, Oatley 0913, Sutherland arrive 0922, depart 0924, Waterfall 0941, Helensburgh 0952, Otford 1000, Coalcliff 1011, Scarborough 1018, Austinmer 1023, Thirroul 1026, Bulli 1028, Corrimal 1032, Wollongong 1038, Coniston 1040, Unanderra 1045, Robertson arrive 1225, depart 1500, pass Bowral 1534, Mittagong 1538, Bargo 1603, Tahmoor 1611, Picton 1620, Menangle 1639, Campbelltown arrive 1657, depart 1700, Ingleburn 1709, Glenfield Junction 1713, East Hills 1723, Revesby arrive 1727, depart 1729, Riverwood 1735, Kingsgrove 1740, Turrella 1744, Sydenham 1751, Sydney Terminal arrive 1803
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And here is the timetable for Steam Train Sunday on Sunday 28th July:

First Journey to Hurstville:

Sydney Central:
Departs - 10:10AM
Returns - 11:15AM

Second Journey to Hurstville:

Sydney Central:
Departs - 11:40AM
Returns - 12:45PM

Third Journey (one way journey) to Campbelltown or Picton:
Syndey Central:
Departs - 1:10PM
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Hi all, I went on this trip yesterday, Was a thoroughly enjoyable day, due to limited photo taking Oppurtunities, I only have three to Share

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N05/9382708492/in/photostream/- 3642 Chugs her way uphill, between Dombarton and Summit Tank, in the Illawarra Escarpment

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N05/9382711600/in/photostream/- Around another Curve, a bit further up, 3642 struts her stuff, Also between Dombarton and Summit Tank

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N05/9382710216/in/photostream/- At Robertson, the Diesels Idle at the back of the Train, 44211,4306 Were the Diesels

Kind Regards
  hellraiser Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle, NSW
Some video of the Southern Highlander



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DL9ZC9VsZ4&feature=c4-overview&list=UU3ESsc9x6T2EVcoNKSLgjBg

enjoy
Richard
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Excellent camera work as usual !
  MC3801 Train Controller

Here is my footage of the Southern Highlander.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj3Oj-Mozx0
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And here is my footage from Steam Train Sunday.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNY8YLHDDDg
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Here is my video showing the photo's we took from 28th July.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHtCFwUY7Kc
  BM3801 Lobster

Location: Go Hard or Go Home!
Finally got my photos done and dusted from the weekend. From Robertson, to Banksia, to Thirlmere, it was an awesome two days of chasing on all accounts (even got time to take a trip on a Sunday shuttle)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9436496363/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9436668967/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9436484861/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9439263008/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9436477101/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9436467981/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bm3801/9436462261/

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