With news of the Oaklands branch line seeing rail traffic again it was decided to take a little drive to see the first train in action.
Pacific National ran 1GK5 with locomotives 8225, 8244 & 8239 from Quandialla to Oaklands on Sunday 23rd of August, arriving at Oaklands early Monday morning.
Once loaded the train departed Oaklands at 12:25 as 2KG5 bound for Parkes, NSW via Benalla, Victoria.
This was the first time an 82 Class had visited Oaklands.
The train is seen here approaching the Riverina Highway at Rennie.
Monday 24th August 2020.