40 Years of GVR

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway

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Before official events began, a brass band set up in the old Kingsland station entertained visitors

22 October 2017

Before official events began, a brass band set up in the old Kingsland station entertained visitors

Speeches were then given before the ceremony. Here, event organiser Jarod Chevin gives the first speech

22 October 2017

Speeches were then given before the ceremony. Here, event organiser Jarod Chevin gives the first speech

Up next, Railway Enthusiasts Society President Alan Verry briefly spoke

22 October 2017

Up next, Railway Enthusiasts Society President Alan Verry briefly spoke

GVR General Manager Warwick Turner took the microphone next

22 October 2017

GVR General Manager Warwick Turner took the microphone next

Finally, operations manager Tim Kerwin stepped up to the microphone

22 October 2017

Finally, operations manager Tim Kerwin stepped up to the microphone

The Mallet, the locomotive that hauled the first train, sits on the front of the train pulling into Glenbrook to cut the ribbon. The Mallet was pushed by Ww 644 with De 507 on the back of the train

22 October 2017

The Mallet, the locomotive that hauled the first train, sits on the front of the train pulling into Glenbrook to cut the ribbon. The Mallet was pushed by Ww 644 with De 507 on the back of the train

The Mallet approaches the ribbon, recreating the very first opening ceremony back in 1977

22 October 2017

The Mallet approaches the ribbon, recreating the very first opening ceremony back in 1977

The moment the Mallet cut through the ribbon, marking the 40th anniversary of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway

22 October 2017

The moment the Mallet cut through the ribbon, marking the 40th anniversary of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Shunting of the locomotives then commenced, with the Mallet needing to be placed on the turntable for display. Ww 644 tows the Mallet on the loop around the train

22 October 2017

Shunting of the locomotives then commenced, with the Mallet needing to be placed on the turntable for display. Ww 644 tows the Mallet on the loop around the train

Ww 644 tows the Mallet past De 507...

22 October 2017

Ww 644 tows the Mallet past De 507...

...and sits just past the turntable turnout. De 507 then heads down to pick up the Mallet...

22 October 2017

...and sits just past the turntable turnout. De 507 then heads down to pick up the Mallet...

...brings it forward, and deposits it on the turntable. Ww 644 then runs back around the train

22 October 2017

...brings it forward, and deposits it on the turntable. Ww 644 then runs back around the train

Ww 644 heads towards the end of the line and the end of the train, passing the new parlour car in the process

22 October 2017

Ww 644 heads towards the end of the line and the end of the train, passing the new parlour car in the process

Finally, De 507 couples up onto the train, while Ww 644 couples up at the other end

22 October 2017

Finally, De 507 couples up onto the train, while Ww 644 couples up at the other end

De 507 backs onto the train ready to depart Glenbrook

22 October 2017

De 507 backs onto the train ready to depart Glenbrook

The Mallet goes for a spin on the turntable for the first time

22 October 2017

The Mallet goes for a spin on the turntable for the first time

De 507 leads the train out of Glenbrook with Ww 644 assisting on the rear

22 October 2017

De 507 leads the train out of Glenbrook with Ww 644 assisting on the rear

De 507 passes the Mallet on the turntable as it leaves Glenbrook

22 October 2017

De 507 passes the Mallet on the turntable as it leaves Glenbrook

Ww 644 on the back of the train passes the Mallet

22 October 2017

Ww 644 on the back of the train passes the Mallet

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