Saturday/Sunday, 30/31 May 2009
Now this looks like fun!!!!
Winter Photo Gala - FOTR's Winter Photo Gala!
Saturday 30 May- afternoon/evening session
Sunday 31 May- dawn/morning session
Friends of the Rail invites all photographers to join us for our exciting Winter Steam Photo Gala.
On the Saturday 30th May, we will meet at noon at Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum near Bronkhorstspruit.
Vintage equipment, including an operational steam traction engine, will be on view. We proceed to nearby Cullinan Station at 2pm, to photograph the departing FOTR train hauled by a class 15F locomotive, no 3117. Further shots will be taken on the way to Rayton, after which we will proceed to Capital Park loco depot. Here the class 19D steam loco no 2650 (or class 25, no 3664) will be active.
After sunset pictures, we will have a dinner break, with wors rolls and cooldrink provided, after which the 15F will arrive back on shed. We will then have a night session, with both locos in steam and being serviced by crews dressed in authentic old railway gear. We should finish by 9pm. For this session, participants may be asked to temporarily gang up and to travel with at least 4 per car, to reduce the number of vehicles and ensure access at the eremote photo venues.
The following morning session on Sunday 31st May will begin well before sunrise, for coffee and rusks. One loco will then perform some atmospheric false departures around the depot, with great steam effects guaranteed. This will continue until about 9am.
For both shoots you will need to bring your equipment, warm clothing, sturdy footware and some money.
It is essential to prebook as places are limited to 50 persons, and last year's event was sold out!!
Costs are: Afternoon session R 180; Morning session R120.
Bookings: Arno/Billy at 012-548-4090/ 082-293-4616.