Sights of Spring Day Cullinan Express - 2nd Sept 2012

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Sights of Spring Day Cullinan Express - 2nd Sept 2012

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Here are a few pictures captured of sights from the recently operated heritage steam "Spring Day" Cullinan Express . . . .

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All pictures by Gabor Kovacs
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FotR's SAR Class 19D - No. 2650 waits alongside the Hermanstad platform on a mild Spring morning, for her passengers to arrive
FotR's SAR Class 19D - No. 2650 waits alongside the Hermanstad platform on a mild Spring morning, for her passengers to arrive
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Arno, FotR's Marketing Manager, manages to smile for the camera between serving arriving passengers, and Oom Billy is busy directing a "checked-in" passenger, by checking the just issued boarding pass to direct the passenger concerned to the appropriate passenger coach . . . .
Arno, FotR's Marketing Manager, manages to smile for the camera between serving arriving passengers, and Oom Billy is busy directing a "checked-in" passenger, by checking the just issued boarding pass to direct the passenger concerned to the appropriate passenger coach . . . .
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FotR's Coach Controller (CC) and Train Manager (TM) team - Oom Fanie (CC), Steve Appleton, and recently joined new member, Jaco (CC).<br /><br />Welcome aboard Jaco!
FotR's Coach Controller (CC) and Train Manager (TM) team - Oom Fanie (CC), Steve Appleton, and recently joined new member, Jaco (CC).

Welcome aboard Jaco!
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Mrs. Berelowitz smiles for the camera, while waiting to sell kiddies Tee-shirts, based on a popular kiddies TV cartoon series . . . .
Mrs. Berelowitz smiles for the camera, while waiting to sell kiddies Tee-shirts, based on a popular kiddies TV cartoon series . . . .
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FotR's marketing team, seated, are hard pressed to process the long que that has formed at the check-in table, while another lady takes a quick snap of the atmosphere on the Hermanstad platform . . . .
FotR's marketing team, seated, are hard pressed to process the long que that has formed at the check-in table, while another lady takes a quick snap of the atmosphere on the Hermanstad platform . . . .
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A passenger Dad takes a picture of his two young daughters  standing alongside the steam locomotive . . . .
A passenger Dad takes a picture of his two young daughters standing alongside the steam locomotive . . . .
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More passengers arrive alongside the train, after checking in to collect their boarding passes to board the train, while the steam locomotive blows off the the boilers safety valves . . . .
More passengers arrive alongside the train, after checking in to collect their boarding passes to board the train, while the steam locomotive blows off the the boilers safety valves . . . .
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Petting farm animals, supplied by FotR's club secretary, Chris Janisch manages to attract some attention from waiting passengers just before boarding time at Hermanstad . . . .
Petting farm animals, supplied by FotR's club secretary, Chris Janisch manages to attract some attention from waiting passengers just before boarding time at Hermanstad . . . .
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FotR's fabulously friendly Hermanstad car park and guard team . . . .
FotR's fabulously friendly Hermanstad car park and guard team . . . .
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Arno (seated, left) and Oom Billy (seated right), FotR's prized marketing team - serve a passenger with his boarding pass, while Robert Dadford (Loco and Rolling Stock Maintenance Technical Crew member) looks on . . . .
Arno (seated, left) and Oom Billy (seated right), FotR's prized marketing team - serve a passenger with his boarding pass, while Robert Dadford (Loco and Rolling Stock Maintenance Technical Crew member) looks on . . . .
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Lindie Berelowitz, serves passengers buying trinkets and memorabilia, from behind the station shop counter a Hermanstad
Lindie Berelowitz, serves passengers buying trinkets and memorabilia, from behind the station shop counter a Hermanstad
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Passengers mingle on the eastern-side of the Hermanstad platform, just before departure . . . .
Passengers mingle on the eastern-side of the Hermanstad platform, just before departure . . . .
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Oom Gert van Vuuren, retired former railways and Rovos Rail steam locomotive driver, gets his picture taken! Oom Gert still occasionally assists FotR, however on this day, he and his family and friends were looking forward to a relaxing Sunday train ride as passengers to Cullinan . . . . .
Oom Gert van Vuuren, retired former railways and Rovos Rail steam locomotive driver, gets his picture taken! Oom Gert still occasionally assists FotR, however on this day, he and his family and friends were looking forward to a relaxing Sunday train ride as passengers to Cullinan . . . . .
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Just before departure time, Grandpa and his grandchildren makes &quot;friends&quot; with one of the FotR &quot;security&quot; dogs . . . .
Just before departure time, Grandpa and his grandchildren makes "friends" with one of the FotR "security" dogs . . . .
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Mom keeps a &quot;motherly eye&quot; on her exploring and inquisitive toddler . . . .
Mom keeps a "motherly eye" on her exploring and inquisitive toddler . . . .
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Another passenger family aboard the train! Two of the children watch with interest as the scenery speeds past, another child fast asleep, and all the while, Dad is catching up on reports for the office, due for Monday morning on his I-pad . . . .
Another passenger family aboard the train! Two of the children watch with interest as the scenery speeds past, another child fast asleep, and all the while, Dad is catching up on reports for the office, due for Monday morning on his I-pad . . . .
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The passenger couple smile broadly for the camera, with their toddler on daddies lap . . .
The passenger couple smile broadly for the camera, with their toddler on daddies lap . . .
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General view of a somewhat busy lounge-car aboard the Cullinan Express . . . .
General view of a somewhat busy lounge-car aboard the Cullinan Express . . . .
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Tea time . . . .!!! Getting ready to serve tea and coffee to the passengers who enjoy the finer things of having tea at 10 . . . .
Tea time . . . .!!! Getting ready to serve tea and coffee to the passengers who enjoy the finer things of having tea at 10 . . . .
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Lounge-car &quot;Liquid Refreshment&quot; Manager takes a break from the busy counter and ponders in thought on another pressing matter, while his tea-break snack gets cold in his hand . . . .
Lounge-car "Liquid Refreshment" Manager takes a break from the busy counter and ponders in thought on another pressing matter, while his tea-break snack gets cold in his hand . . . .
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Young teenage passengers select their snacks from the lounge-car serving counter, to enjoy enroute to Cullinan . . . .
Young teenage passengers select their snacks from the lounge-car serving counter, to enjoy enroute to Cullinan . . . .
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FotR's coach-assistant collects refuse from passengers, in an effort to keep FotR's coaches as clean as possible enroute to Cullinan! The same is done on the return journey back to Hermanstad, Pretoria . . . .
FotR's coach-assistant collects refuse from passengers, in an effort to keep FotR's coaches as clean as possible enroute to Cullinan! The same is done on the return journey back to Hermanstad, Pretoria . . . .
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A dad keeps a careful watch over his son, as his son leans a little out the open window, to look ahead, to see the train being hauled by a powerful steam locomotive up-front, as the trains heads for a sleepy country village of Cullinan . . . .
A dad keeps a careful watch over his son, as his son leans a little out the open window, to look ahead, to see the train being hauled by a powerful steam locomotive up-front, as the trains heads for a sleepy country village of Cullinan . . . .
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Grandchild sleeps in Grandpa's lap, much oblivious to the noise of the train moving through the countryside . . . .
Grandchild sleeps in Grandpa's lap, much oblivious to the noise of the train moving through the countryside . . . .
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A retired couple enjoy the ambiance created on our train. Probably for them, this excursion may have brought back a flood of good memories from days long gone by . . . .
A retired couple enjoy the ambiance created on our train. Probably for them, this excursion may have brought back a flood of good memories from days long gone by . . . .
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Duppie (left) a regular TFR Pilot to FotR train excursions, takes a break from his regular duties, and takes in the sights and sounds while off-duty from TFR, with Nathan (right) as the Cullinan Express approaches Rayton
Duppie (left) a regular TFR Pilot to FotR train excursions, takes a break from his regular duties, and takes in the sights and sounds while off-duty from TFR, with Nathan (right) as the Cullinan Express approaches Rayton
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the footplate crew, quickly complete the necessities at Rayton station, before taking the Cullinan Express onto the Rayton to Zonderwater Branch . . . .
the footplate crew, quickly complete the necessities at Rayton station, before taking the Cullinan Express onto the Rayton to Zonderwater Branch . . . .
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Shortly after arrival of the Cullinan Express, the sleeping Sunday village and station is awoken, to 450 plus passengers disembarking from the train to create a temporarily illusion of a thriving metropolitan city, during rush hour . . . .
Shortly after arrival of the Cullinan Express, the sleeping Sunday village and station is awoken, to 450 plus passengers disembarking from the train to create a temporarily illusion of a thriving metropolitan city, during rush hour . . . .
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Cullinan platform will be seeing more similar scenes, as we head towards our 2012 high season . . . .
Cullinan platform will be seeing more similar scenes, as we head towards our 2012 high season . . . .
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&quot;The Station Restaurant&quot; is a hive of activity, shortly after arrival at Cullinan. The restaurant even sports a recently acquired redundant phone booth, with a old fashion phone installed on the inside . . .
"The Station Restaurant" is a hive of activity, shortly after arrival at Cullinan. The restaurant even sports a recently acquired redundant phone booth, with a old fashion phone installed on the inside . . .
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Most passengers gather around FotR's Class 19D - 2650 steam loco, at the head of the train, just after arrival at Cullinan, to view the locomotive and to capture the moment with family and, or friends . . . .
Most passengers gather around FotR's Class 19D - 2650 steam loco, at the head of the train, just after arrival at Cullinan, to view the locomotive and to capture the moment with family and, or friends . . . .
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Re: Sights of Spring Day Cullinan Express - 2nd Sept 2012

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A very well phot documented day of FOTR activities. Well done Gabor, it certainly shows what FOTR do.
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As enthusiasts, we usually concentrate our photography on the locos and the technical side of things. Thanks, Gabor, for this superb record of the broader ambience of a steam train trip.
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What a super, refreshing set of pics. Thank you Gabbie.
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