Things You Don’t See too Often

At the beginning of the month, there were a couple of charters that were only two days apart, which were to run between Forsayth and Mt Surprise. This means that the crew get away from home for a few days, travelling between the two centres. The charter unit is taken out to Mt Surprise on the scheduled train and dropped off there. The crew drive out to Mt Surprise from Cairns on the day before the first charter, and work the empty train over to Forsayth, and stay over night, returning the next day with the charter group. Normally with back to back trips like this we remain over night in Mt Surprise, and do the same thing all over again on the following  two days.

For something completely different, it was decided that between the two charters, we would stable the railmotor overnight at Einasleigh, and for the crew to spend the night there. To do this, on completion of the first charter trip, the unit was turned and headed back down the line to Einasleigh, instead of remaining overnight.

Arrival into Einasleigh was at 5.30 pm, which is a time not normally associated with Savannahlander scheduling. It provided us with a completely different feel and atmosphere in the town, with the late afternoon sun providing softer light and richer colours. Normally when we pass though, the light is usually at its harshest.

The following morning was an early start for Forsayth which provided another sample of unique lighting – we had the sun behind us all the way over. Normally Forsayth is reached late in the afternoon, with sun shining straight into the faces of the drivers. With the different sun angles and lighting aspects, it was worth getting the images captured and shared. Below are the Photos:

Railmotor Stabled at Einasleigh in late afternoon sun

Railmotor Stabled at Einasleigh in late afternoon sun

Stabled at Einasleigh in the late afternoon

Stabled at Einasleigh in the late afternoon

Looking towards the Copperfield River from the Einasleigh Station in the late afternoon sun

Looking towards the Copperfield River from the Einasleigh Station in the late afternoon sun

The sun sets on Red Hill, as viewed from the veranda of the pub

The sun sets on Red Hill, as viewed from the veranda of the pub

Daintree St, Einasleigh, in the soft afternoon light

Daintree St, Einasleigh, in the soft afternoon light

The Einasleigh Pub, in very early morning light

The Einasleigh Pub, in very early morning light

Coming into Forsayth - with the Sun behind us!

Coming into Forsayth - with the Sun behind us!

A morning arrival in Forsayth is unusual and we don't often get to see it with sun behind the windscreen

A morning arrival in Forsayth is unusual and we don't often get to see it with sun behind the windscreen