Recently Turrella Tramway's CME made a surprise inspection of the
Rollingstock and facilities of the BARRON TABLELAND RAILWAY.
He was most warmly welcomed by the BTR's CME and the Head of Catering
for the line.
The visit, primarily to observe the unique style of "Bakery"
Truss bridge work, coincided with the trialling of the BTR's new B121/2
class light branchline mogul. Adorned in an attractive green livery
this handsome loco easily made light work of hauling two of the BTR's
ex QR end platform passenger carriages. A most impressive engine which
started life as an ex Bachmann 2-6-0 "Mining Loco"
Also in steam on the day were BTR's D16 tank and a
yet unnamed 4-6-0 recently purchased from the Baldwin Locomotive Works
in St Aubins USA
Below are some pictorial higlights of the visit. (Please also note
the ThoroughBred in the background load testing some of the bridge stuctures
on the line.)
Thanks to Geof and Chris for a great afternoon.