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Re: 3830 is Alive and Well
Bevan Wall wrote:
> On the trip to Bundanoon 3830 was refuged at Picton to allow the down
> XPT to pass - departure out of Picton was spectacular and showed just
> what the loco is capable of. I have to say that the sound of the 38
> blasting up Exeter bank is the first time I've heard a 38 really hard
> at work at speed that matches up with my memories of 38s before they
> were withdrawn from regular sevice - it was "music to the ears".
And it made a great recording, for once on this difficult to record
climb, the locomotive was heard from the bottom of the hill right
through to Exeter.
I even heard the three "reversing" whistles at Bundanoon whilst still on
the Exeter hill.
> departure from Bundanoon in the afternoon and the climb back up to
> Exeter made for some spectacular video. I think the crew for this trip
> really knew what they were doing.
> Bevan Wall
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