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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

Any other photo's of this train or event would be welcomed

C 1702 and C1703 slowly pass the event area on arrival in Balingup

 

After arriving in Balingup our train stands whilst the passengers disembark before proceeding to Greenbushes to run around

 

The C's lift the load and blast away up the grade out of Balingup

 

On the sharp S bend curves climbing the steep grade through to Greenbushes

 

Almost to the top of the grade our train approaches the South Western Highway level crossing that marks the top of the climb before coasting downgrade into Greenbushes

 

Running around at Greenbushes southern end

 

Running around at Greenbushes looking north towards Balingup

 

Our train awaits departure time at Greenbushes

 

 

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