SANRASM - Father's Day REGM Ramble
17th June 2001

A very pleasant outing was enjoyed by the passengers on the SANRASM Father's Day REGM Ramble. 6th Class 454 did the honours hauling a feeder tank, diner "Shashi", a suburban sitter and a combination coach. Cruising at a leisurely pace saw us pass Cooke Recovery Plant, Cooke 1 Shaft, then arriving at Cooke 2. The train was turned here and quite some time spent cleaning fire, the coal not being of the best quality.

A runpast was held after leaving Cooke 2 at the overbridge just near Cooke 1 (see pic below). The diehard enthusiasts were a bit put out by the happy headboard on the loco, but the enthusiasm of the many kids on board overcame that!

More fire cleaning at Cooke Recovery Plant before a tender-first departure for the SANRASM site again.

All pictures Copyright 2001 Trevor Staats
6th Class 454 Runpast near Cooke. 6th Class 454 Runpast near Cooke.
 
6th Class 454 Runpast near Cooke. 6th Class 454 Runpast near Cooke.
 
6th Class 454 Smiley Happy Loco! 6th Class 454 Smiley Happy Loco!
 
6th Class 454 Returning towards SANRASM site. 6th Class 454 Returning towards SANRASM site.

 

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