When I was in Queensland being an official for Rally Queensland, I was heading from the forest after being on my stage. I was passing Kandanga railway station when I saw a steam train waiting to depart. I quickly found a parking spot and took some photos and videos before the train departed, heading for nearby Imbil.
Not exactly sure of the route of the railway between Kandanga and Imbil but totally sure of the route I needed to drive, I felt confident of beating the train to Imbil. After all, it wasn’t a high speed passenger or freight train that I was hoping to chase but a tourist special. As it was, I had about 15 minutes to spare in Imbil before the train arrived.
When I first arrived in Imbil on Friday, I saw the station and the level crossing but was not sure if I’d actually see a train. On the Saturday I saw (and photographed) a diesel railmotor but I was not expecting the steam train on the Sunday. Right time, right place!
Steam trains and rally cars, what a combination!