05-Jul-1989:  What a sight greeted us as we arrived at Breclav, Czechoslovakia, having travelled from Vienna that morning: double-headed 498 class 4-8-2 express steam locomotives - 498.106 leading 498.022 - were to haul our express passenger train to Brno to participate in the ČSD Sesquicentennial Celebrations, our group being the official Australian delegation.

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