The Balingup Medieval and Tulip Festival was the destination for this days train tour
On a day that started out to be a nice sunny day our C class hauled train picked up its over 400 passenger load from City Station and commenced the journey southwards. At Pinjarra, a second C class locomotive was added to the train to ensure an easy climb through the hills south of Boyanup to the town of Balingup
Arrival in Balingup was just in time to see the Grand Medieval Parade through the main street of this lovely little town, leading to the event area where many interesting Stalls, Crafts, Live Entertainment and Demonstrations were to be found
Garden Bed displays made up of all colours of Beautiful Tulips were to be seen everywhere through the town. A sight to see and admired by many of those visiting this event.
For those enthusiasts chasing the train the best was yet to come. C1702 and C1703 blasted away into the climb from Balingup up the steeply graded and sharp curves of the section through to Greenbushes where our the locomotives were put onto the other end of the train for the run home to Perth, during what became a bleak late afternoon
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