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The following is just a small cross section of both the former Barossa Wine Train and standard gauge Bluebird services over the Mt. Lofty Ranges

Railcar 251arrives at Tanunda prior to returning to Adelaide on its inaugural run back to Adelaide. This was before the unsightly yellow stripes were added to the railcars ends.
Railcar 252, having arrived at Nurriootpa on its first down service to the valley.
The inaugural UP service arrives at Tanunda led by railcar 251.
251 and 252 at Islington Workshops
251 at the head of the three car set, now with the unsightly yellow stripes. The train by this time was known as the Barossa Wine Train
The Barossa Wine Train, races across the level crossing at Rowlands Flat
Sometimes you have to be lucky! I was lucky enough to snap the return of a trial run from Islington to Balhannah and return. Railcars 254, ex. Overland twinette BMC1 and 255 shunt back into the Standard gauge entrance to Islington Works.

 Wednesday 18th July 2001


The following shots show how far digital photography has developed over the past 3 years.

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Bluebirds 255, 106 and 254 are seen here standing in platform one at GSR's Keswick passenger terminal, prior to working a tourist service to Murray BRidge and Tailem Bend.
As the rain belts down, the three car set accelerate away, under the Anzac Highway Bridge.
The following photographs were taken on 25th April 2002 - The last Bluebird services over the Mt. Lofty Ranges.

255 in Tailem Bend platform

255, BMC2, 106 and 254 at Tailem Bend
254 leads the 4 car set through Nairne
Pilot detail of Railcar 255
254 arrives at Tailem Bend
The Bluebird logo on the side of 254
Name plate on 254
Framed under the branches of an old tree, 254 stands in Tailem Bend station.
The set has passed through Yantaringa, and is seen here racing toward a cross with train 7MA3P
Yet another shot of 255 at Tailem Bend
Detail of 255's bogie sideframes.