1 day ago
With the announcement made that the XPT replacement has been signed off on, our old girls are on borrowed time now. (As are the V set and Endeavours I currently work)
My appreciation of the XPT started with my first trip on them at age 7. Their sleek design, magic sound and cool looking power cars just jumped out at me. They became my favourite train from that day on. I was fortunate enough to work with them as an Onboarder age 18, the youngest Countrylink employee at that stage. I loved my time on board, I got to meet some awesome Crews and Drivers who were willing to teach me the ways of the Railway.
Today, I never miss the chance to watch one pass by or snap a photo of one out in the countryside. They look fantastic strolling through the NSW scenery, looking right at home. I regularly get to travel to and from work with them and love every minute.
The hardest working fleet in the world and at 37 years of age, they owe the Government nor the people of NSW absolutely nothing at all. They do their job and do it well.
I will truely be sadden when the last of the old girls rolls into Meeks Road for the last time. Hopefully by then our XPT Group will be up and running, ready to help preserve the legendary “Super Train” and her rich history for years to come.
Class leader XP2000 is seen between Athol and Newbridge with WT28 in the fading afternoon light. #xpt #nswtrainlink #nswtrains #nswtrainspotting #dieseltrain #passengertrain #nswrail #train #trains #xpttrain #nswxpt #transportfornsw #railfan #railenthusiast #trainenthusiast #Railwayphotgrapghy #trainphotograpghy #trainohoto #australianrailways