Sunday, January 31, 2010

Goodwin unit celebration at Kandos

4833 & 4501 stand at Kandos station having arrived from Sydney. Photo Jamie McIntyre.

To celebrate 50 years of service of the trusty Goodwin Alco DL531 48 class locomotives, 3801 Limited operated a tour from Sydney to Kandos and return on Saturday February 2o headed by Goodwin Alco heritage locomotives 4833 & 4501.

The occasion was a double celebration as 2010 marks 15 years of heritage activities by the Goodwin Alco Pty ltd team, and what better way to celebrate than to have both locomotives head the train west over the Blue mountains and through the Capertee Valley with a train full of passengers.

To ensure everyone had the opportunity to record the occasion a line side photo stop was held under the towering bluffs at remote Brogans Creek before the passengers were treated to a magnificent lunch either on board or at the Kandos Hotel.

Miles from civilisation the Goodwin Alco units run past for the photographers. Photo Leon Rudd.

With the train remarshalled and the passengers back on board a glorious western afternoon ensured the scenery was seen at its best as the train retraced its path back to Sydney.

Powering through Wallerawang 4501 leads 4833 and a train full of happy passengers on their way home. Photo Geoff Taylor.

For information about future tours contact 3801 Ltd on 1300 65 3801 or visit