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#1 DavidB-AU

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:29

A few preservation-related discussions have crept into the Modern Scene topic so I thought I'd start a new one for preservation.
 
To kick off, the Puffing Billy Railway will be returning Climax No.1694 to service on Saturday 8th September following a 10 year restoration. It is one of only 19 surviving Climax locos in the world and the only one built to 2'6" gauge.

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:22

Originally built for the now long gone Tyers Valley tramway was it not?  Must find a excuse to get down to the PBR again sometime!

 

Good idea with this thread David.  Although heritage trains are running around in the present day, the trains themselves aren't really 'modern' are they!  *ducks* :tomato:

 

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:31

If anyone is in Sydney in the next few days, there is the Sydney Great Train expo on in at Central:

http://www.heritagee...06-002-SPEV.htm

 

Should be a good time in there for all ages.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:47

Some of 'our' footage from yesterday (not mine (friends), as I was stuck working the Auroura dining car!):


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:08

And my small selection of shots from the Sunday:

 

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3265 sits at the end of platform 5, having not budged an inch since Friday evening (and didn't 'till the Monday). The hose was keeping the tender stocked up with water throughout the weekend, with there being more than sufficent coal to maintain the 70-130lbs per sq." for display.

 

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The display train/dining train sits on platform 3, ready to return to platform 5 to turn back into the display train. The formation from the Sydney end of the platform was:

3265 (not coupled up), Observation Car GMS 1, Southern Auroura Sleeping car Twinette NAM 23XX, SA Lounge/Bar car BCS 2379, SA Dining car RMS 2359, SA Dining car RMS 2358, SA Sleeping car Roomette LAN 23XX, SA power van/guards van (and acting crew lunch room!) PHA 2394, 4306, 4001.

 

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Looking through the high, small cab window on 4918 whilst she was sitting in Platform 1 ready to depart on the Cockatoo Run. I don't think the bugs were complaining about the view...

 

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4918 departs with the Cockatoo run down to Moss Vale and back.

 

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Some 9 hours of hard work and a ride later, 4520 sits at the head of the last shuttle trip of the day.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:47

Some video (not mine) taken yesterday. In preparation for the National Railway Museum's (Port Adelaide) "Railway Yard Sale" event, a large shunt had to take place on the 15th of June 2013. The shunt involved the clearing a road of Narrow Gauge (3'6") items, using standard gauge (4' 8 1/2") diesel loco, English-Electric powered no.515.

 

The track is actually triple gauge. 

 

One of the shunt movements involved coupling together Ex-South Australian Railways (SAR) Garratt 402 with Ex-SAR T Class 253, a regular occurrence with the SAR and yet, has never been done at the museum.

 


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:43

Is the zig zag railway still closed? Went there when we were in Australia about 6 years ago. We also went to the Hunter Valley Mining museum,unfortunately the steam failed just before departure and they replaced with a diesel. Was quite an interesting place if somewhat shabby and we met some great characters there.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 14:05

Is the zig zag railway still closed? Went there when we were in Australia about 6 years ago. We also went to the Hunter Valley Mining museum,unfortunately the steam failed just before departure and they replaced with a diesel. Was quite an interesting place if somewhat shabby and we met some great characters there.

Zig Zag is still closed. Volunteers are still working towards getting it re-opened.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 13:55

The unmistakable sound of an R class....

 

 

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:02

Some of you may be interested in my photos taken at the NRM in Port Adelaide, and at Victor Harbor, in 2009.

 

http://myweb.tiscali...u/austrains.htm


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:06

We can't talk about preservation without talking about Locomotive No. 1-not only the first locomotive in NSW, but the first preserved (1884 was the year it was presented to the Museum of Science and History (now the Powerhouse Museum)).

 

Having the chance to call by briefly on the 15th of June whilst doing something else, I took a couple of pictures of her.

 

1.Frontal view

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2. The simplistic 'cab'

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3. Looking down the length of the display from rear to front

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4.The first, second and third class coaches on display with No. 1

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:28

It is actually NSWGR no. 2 (RS 959/1855) masquerading as no. 1.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:39

It is actually NSWGR no. 2 (RS 959/1855) masquerading as no. 1.

Eh?


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:19

When the loco was restored in 1980, parts from Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 were found. It is common for parts to be swapped around in the workshops. But the frame is definitely No.1 and that's what gives a loco its identity.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 16:09

When the loco was restored in 1980, parts from Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 were found. It is common for parts to be swapped around in the workshops. But the frame is definitely No.1 and that's what gives a loco its identity.

Cheers
David

That's helpful, David.  If indeed the frame is from no. 1 (RS 958/1855) then those sources that say it is really no. 2 have it wrong.  (I think they are based on the perceived identity when the locomotive was first set aside for preservation - but I could well be wrong).



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:01

A tribute to the 800 class English Electrics featuring the National Railway Museum's recently repainted broad gauge 801 along with some recreated freight consists

 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:57

Some more of the brown bomber.
 

 

Cheers

David


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 14:16

Ooh, Biggs Camp!  I've  been there but the train then was working through to Laidley for the local Flower Festival, which meant you could also get it cimbing the bank on the single line out of Granchester. September 2004.

 

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 23:19

1089 is doing the honours to Pinkenba today.

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EDIT: It was running with 1079's tender. That's why the tender was shiny!

 

Cheers
David


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 13:36

Paul Shepherd's video from Sunday.

 

 

At 0:58 the photographer in the lower right is me!

 

Cheers

David


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:33

This doesn't really fit into Modern Scene, but since all three locos shown are now preserved this seemed the better place to put it.

 

The delivery run of one standard gauge Spirit of Progress set from Melbourne to Sydney in April 1962. It was run as a fan trip with steam north of the Murray. There was a considerable amount of low flying on this run with reports of crockery sliding off the buffet from rounding the Bethungra spiral at high speed. It also shows so many things you just can't do today, including set back photo runs and standing on the railway reservation to get photos. And not a safety vest in sight!

 

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:12

August appeal for Zig Zag reopening

Lithgow's Zig Zag Railway will next month make an appeal to be allowed to operate again, after being shut down because of safety concerns.
 

http://www.abc.net.a...ag-date/4830030



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:27

Some shots of yesterdays Southern Highlander, which was the first time over the line for me. The train engines were 3642 pulling, with 44211 and 4306 on the rear assisting up the escarpment. Working the trip meant shooting opportunities were limited...

 

4306 sits at Robertson, idling away with a nice chugging of the ALCo engine in the wonderful GE body (being unique as the only surviving GE-ALCo in Australia). Sadly, the vehicle shed couldn't be moved.

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44211 (with 4306 behind) sits on the rear of the train

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3642 at Central, with the crowds mobbing it

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And the wonderful, warm cab (not the best shot...). Swinging the shovel a couple of times was good fun!

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:46

I clicked on the photo of 4306 and there's no sound!!   :nomention:   :devil: 

Actually it would be nice if you had been able to capture the sounds but they are very nice photos anyway. It looks like the weather was being very kind too. Those 43 class were a very unusual combination of manufacturers.  :)


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 13:28

I would have loved to have grabbed the sound of an ALCo 244 motor ticking over, however I was quite busy and didn't have anything apart from the camera with me. A friend did go out to film the train, and hopefully it has some ALCo sound with it. I'll pop it here once it goes up.


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