Firstly, it has been some months since I've posted a heap of railway photos. Having my first day off in a long time, I have taken time to sort them all and upload them to cyberspace for your enjoyment! First begins my recent June Long Weekend adventure to the Monaro region of NSW.
I spent last Saturday over the June Long Weekend at the Cooma Monaro Railway. This was my first visit, and overall, had an excellent time!
Cooma Monaro Railway, operate vintage former NSWGR CPH Railmotors, predominant with many NSW heritage railways, and operates on a leased section of the former Snowy Mountains Branchline, between Cooma and Chakola, about 17km North of Cooma.
During my visit, I was later joined by fellow users Raichase and Xplorer2501, so I anticipate their photos will also be posted in due course.
Rightio, now the photos!
Cooma Depot and Workshop - Morning
Cooma Station, Signal Box and Yard surrounds
Former Cooma Barracks
View from the room I was staying in
Former Cooma DLE's Office
Run to Chakola
Complimentary Tea and Coffee upon arrival, served by Driver Tracey Lawrence
Return Run back to Cooma
(Note the local waving!)
Cooma Depot and Workshop - Afternoon
Overview of Cooma
Night Photography Session at the Depot
Myself and Raichase had partaken in a night time photography session with the stabled railmotors in Cooma depot, with the aid of a spare workshop light and produced the following results
Especially for the photographer types here, the railway, its yard and route, as well as its location provides many photogenic features to satisfy all who visit. More importantly, the members and the society as a whole are very welcoming and hospitable, and made our visit more so the better!
In conclusion, Cooma Monaro Railway is an awesome tourist railway and is highly recommended for all to make a visit! For more information, visit: http://www.cmrailway.org.au/ for operating dates and times.
Many thanks to CMR Members Peter and Tracey Lawrence for their company over the weekend, and CMR Secretary/Operations Manager John Wynes for his welcoming hospitality throughout our visit.