Collie Tour 2002                         




Once again our Black Diamond Explorer headed off to Collie for the second time this year.

It was another weird weather sort of day however this did not stop the full load of passengers from enjoying this great rail journey hauled by W 945 and the popular Pm 706


W945 and Pm706 tackle the steep 1 in 40 grades and sharp curves of the line to Collie

Tackling the steep grades and sharp curves to Collie


The Black Diamond Explorer has just arrived in Collie

Arrival at Collie


On a blustery Saturday in June 2002 our train headed to Collie on the Black Diamond Explorer with W 945 and Pm 706 heading the train

All photo's here are taken by Murray Rowe and are subject to copyright

 Photo by Murray Rowe

The Black Diamond - Collie Explorer Departing Pinjarra

 Photo by Murray Rowe

On the outskirts of Brunswick W 945 and Pm 706 swing away onto the line to Collie

 Photo by Murray Rowe

Entering the Lunenburg Valley and into the long steady climb to Collie

 Photo by Murray Rowe

Fresh coal is being added to Pm 706 as the two loco's power their train up the valley

 Photo by Murray Rowe

Arrival in the Coal Mining town of Collie

 Photo by Murray Rowe  Photo by Murray Rowe
The engines are turned on the turntable at Collie in readiness for the return journey
 Photo by Murray Rowe

Looking resplendent in its new red livery Pm 706 rolls off the Collie turntable

 Photo by Murray Rowe

W945 and Pm 706 make a spirited departure from Collie

Click here for information on the next tour to Collie - Saturday 10th August 2002




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