It was a last minute decision to chase 4SA8 over the Blue Mountains and I thought I wasn't going to catch it until at least Bathurst. I left Werrington at the time the IP was passing Valley Heights. With the potential for heavy afternoon traffic the likelihood of catching up to it by Marranagarro seemed unrealistic.
To my surprise, as I passed the Farmers Creek Viaduct I spotted a fellow photographer waiting anxiously with a camera. Seeing this I pulled into Oakey Forest Rd, about five minutes later the crossing gates came down and the Indian Pacific rolled on through with NR25 and G530.
G530 has been the on the IP for a few weeks now and is a welcoming addition to the train and a pleasant change to the 81 Class.