3117 inaugural train - water

Pictures related to 3117's very first passenger trip on the 16th of December 2008!
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3117 inaugural train - water

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For various reasons (FOTR members but not general forum members can read the report in the members' operations section at http://www.friendsoftherail.com/phpBB2/ ... 439#p10439) we left Hercules without a full tender of water. 3117 only has a short tender, and consequently we found ourselves short of water on the return leg of our trip. A short halt at a fire hydrant at Pretoria North Station solved the problem.

Photos by John Ashworth 16th December 2008
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Cliff and Steve make the connection. FOTR locos have a water fitting under the tender as it's not permitted to climb on top of a tender under the overhead electric wire
Cliff and Steve make the connection. FOTR locos have a water fitting under the tender as it's not permitted to climb on top of a tender under the overhead electric wire
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Johns D and M open the hydrant using ingenuity as we didn't have the correct tool
Johns D and M open the hydrant using ingenuity as we didn't have the correct tool
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The test cock on the tender begins to dribble
The test cock on the tender begins to dribble
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A steady stream at last
A steady stream at last
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