The first passenger train from Hercules departs...

Pictures of FOTR's first "trial run" of a pssenger train from our new site at Hermanstad on 27th July 2008
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Kevin Wilson-Smith
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The first passenger train from Hercules departs...

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Shot into the sun as it was midday - there is nice potential for the earlier trains though!
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Leaving the station.<br />K R Wilson-Smith 27/07/08
Leaving the station.
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Leaving the station.<br />K R Wilson-Smith 27/07/08
Leaving the station.
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A patient wait for a red signal.<br />K R Wilson-Smith 27/07/08
A patient wait for a red signal.
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Steaming up after signals change.<br />K R Wilson-Smith 27/07/08
Steaming up after signals change.
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And it departs!<br />K R Wilson-Smith 27/07/08
And it departs!
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Kevin, shot number 5 sums up for me one of the joys of operating our trains on the "real" railway. We are not a preserved heritage museum line, running toy trains up and down a few kilometres of our own pristine track. Here a steam engine waits at a real red signal controlled by a real CTC as real Metro trains go past on the main line, while a pair of diesel shunt cars idle away in the background in a real marshalling yard full of real loaded freight wagons!
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Well said, John. You might have added that our trains are also operated by real volunteer people who have studied to get real railway qualifications to do so.
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Post by ch.janssen-schmidt »

Indeed Gentlemen!

You at Friends of the Rail have much to be proud of, these words and photographs are the example of dedication and achievement. Long may you grow and prosper, and reap the rewards of satisfaction seeing your train depart your station carrying your passengers onto a real railway.

Charles
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