A fantastic tour once again. The larger train really gave the occasion a sense of grandeur.
The climb out of Taralgon was stunning, we were in car A up front as the locos worked their hearts out, slipping and covering the town in clouds of thick black smoke.
The most magical experience however was the whistle play between Flinders Street and Southern Cross. I have never seen so many people come running to windows or stop dead in their tracks and start waving. I think every window of the open air cars had someone waving as the drivers up front gave it all they had. The noise filled the city and the drivers took it nice and slow to put on a show.
This made the majority of us forget about the late running.
Thanks again Steamrail for a well run Tour.