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SETS Travels to Junee (part II)

   
 

Over the weekend of 30th & 31st May, 2009, SETS' rollingstock previously stored at Hornsby Maintenance Centre was transferred by rail to Junee roundhouse. Electric locomotives 4615 and 8606, and single deck interurban ("U-boat") cars CF5003 and CF5021 were hauled by heritage diesel locomotive 4403, which is based at Junee. After departing HMC on Saturday morning, the train headed through to the Southern Highlands with an over-night stop at Yass junction, before continuing south to Junee. Presented here are images taken over both days, as far as X******X For further information about RHTA at Junee roundhouse, visit their website. All photographs Michael McGinty.


 
The train soars through the countryside, between Bethungra and Illabo
 
 
NL91 races through the Olympic Highway level crossing, approximately 3km north of Illabo
 
 
Transfer train NL91 approaches the grain silos at Illabo. Of note are the concrete sleepers placed trackside for future installation
 
 
Not far from their new home, 4403 hauls transfer train up a grade between Illabo and North Junee
 
 
4403 notches up to pull the two locomotives and two passenger cars up a grade on the stretch to North Junee
 
 
crossing a culvert/bridge between Marinna and Junee 1244pm
 
 
Grade separation at North of Junee sees the train on the higher down track as the up track drops down until Junee North Junction
 
 
Nearly 2pm, and the SETS transfer arrives at Junee Roundhouse, where all four vehicles have gone on display courtesy of RHTA Junee
 



 
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