~~ WELCOME HOME SMR10 AND 18 ~~
A six hour return trip, a pre dawn departure, pouring rain during the whole event and deep thick mud.
AN AWESOME DAY!
Nothing was going to stop myself, along with my usual sidekick MrX, heading north towards Maitland to celebrate the returning home of SMR10 and 18 to their rightful home in East Greta Junction.
The whole day was somewhat heritage themed, with visits to Minmi and Pelaw Main aso partaken in, along with a chase of a Pelton (SMR) coalie with ALCo locomotives up front, something that will soon disappear.
Thanks to everyone at the HVTC and 'Friends of SMR' for a truly great day.
East Greta Junction
B1 preserved at Minmi has had its windown smashed on the other side.