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#451 dullsteamer

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:03

Once the tram motor had all it's fitting replaced, it was the trolleybuses turn for some attention. We carefully towed it out of the display hall with the Matador so it could have a thorough wash and tidy-up. So now everything is ready for the big day tomorrow. I'm so looking forward to it! :)

Some photos from today:

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#452 The Blue Streak

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:46

Looks like you blokes are having a bucket load of fun Mark.

 

Great pics, I really should visit the other side of the country more often than I have. :)

 

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#453 DavidB-AU

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 23:33

Some sad news, the Richmond Vale Railway Museum was hit by an out of control bushfire yesterday. They have confirmed the loss of 3 stainless steel passenger cars, one brake van, 90% of the non-air coal hoppers, all other freight vehicles and about 500 sleepers. However there has been no damage to any of the locomotives, timber passenger cars or buildings.

Some pictures from the Maitland Mercury.

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This is now the 7th preservation group in NSW to have suffered major losses by fire, but Transport Heritage NSW specifically refuses to fund fire protection through its grants program. (rant over)


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#454 DavidB-AU

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:44

A heads up in south east Queensland, this Wednesday 8 October there will be a rollingstock transfer between QR Heritage and the Mary Valley Heritage Railway hauled by C17 974. Major timing points, subject to traffic on the day are Mayne loco 1045, Mayne Car Shed 1100-1128, Roma St platform 10 1137, Bowen Hills 1144, Northgate 1153, Petrie 1215, Caboolture 1241, Landsborough 1314-1330, Eudlo 1347-1353, Nambour 1412-1425, Cooroy 1455, Gympie North 1542-1602, Old Gympie 1642.

 

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#455 DavidB-AU

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:37

A heads up in south east Queensland, this Wednesday 8 October there will be a rollingstock transfer between QR Heritage and the Mary Valley Heritage Railway hauled by [color=#4b4f56][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]C17 974.

This has been postponed as the C17 had a sticking regulator during the move from Ipswich to Mayne.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:04

Hunslet 1239 of 1917 (ex-ROD 327) has been cosmetically restored and is now on permanent static display at the Workshops Rail Museum. It was of 15 purchased by the Queensland Government in 1920 to work sugar mills, 5 of which have been preserved.

https://www.qt.com.a...hibits/3265341/
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#457 DavidB-AU

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:54

Bety stretching her legs.


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#458 DavidB-AU

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:06

The ex-Tasmanian railcar DP13 at DownsSteam in Queensland moved under its own power yesterday. It will be on display to the public for the first time on Friday (Australia Day). It was almost completely destroyed by fire at Burnie in 2012 before DownsSteam purchased the remains in 2014.
http://downssteam.co...3-gatsby-flyer/

More pictures on Facepalm.
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#459 DavidB-AU

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 02:20

4401, owned by Transport Heritage NSW, has been towed to Junee for static preservation at the roundhouse.

 

 

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David


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#460 Wolseley

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:34

Seeing the photos at the top of the page reminds me of our visit to the tramway museum  a few months ago with our grandson.  Here he is checking out some of the exhibits:

 

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#461 DavidB-AU

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:20

Transport Heritage NSW has entered into a storage and use agreement with the new owners of Beyer-Garratt 6029. It will be operational at the Thirlmere Festival of Steam on 3-4 March.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:32

From the former Canberra museum I've heard that 3102T is to go to Bombala and 1210 is to be once again stuffed and mounted. 1210 at the time that the administrators took control was near ready for a steam test after it's overhaul. Stuffing and mounting to make the loco a static exhibit would be a great shame. Pity it wasn't moved to Thirlmere too as they have no 12 class in the museum. 1243 is permanently walled up in the Powerhouse Museum and 1219 is at Broadmeadow Roundhouse. 1210 would have made an ideal engine for the loop line. Yes I know it has connections with Canberra but it could have worked until it's next overhaul and then it could have been taken back to Canberra to be stuffed and mounted when it was well and truly stuffed.  


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#463 DavidB-AU

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:11

Also from THNSW...

3203 is to go to Cooma for static display.
3609 is to go to Junee for static display.
3616 (which has a Giesl ejector) is having asbestos removed in preparation for restoration to main line service.
3642 is to be retired to static display after Maitland. It has too many problems to attempt an overhaul.

Cheers
David
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#464 DavidB-AU

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:08

Last week's test run of C17 974 follow repair work after it broke down in November.


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#465 DavidB-AU

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:11

C17 974 is finally on its way to Gympie today, only 6 months late!

 

 

 

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David


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#466 DavidB-AU

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:30

More of the C17 transfer to Gympie.



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#467 DavidB-AU

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:25

Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway has launched a GoFundMe page to replace the original 90 year old water tanks on Kilrie (Perry s/n 265 of 1924) so she can be returned to service.

https://www.gofundme...t?member=261440

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 13:25

Seen this morning at Arncliffe on the Illawarra 3526 and 6029 on Central to Hurstville shuttles for the 2018 Transport Heritage Expo. The 35 had 4403 as distributed power, and 6029 had GL112.

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#469 DavidB-AU

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:15

Bety's test run to Grandchester after getting new bearings.


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#470 DavidB-AU

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:48

Bety running in Brisbane today.


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#471 DavidB-AU

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 13:30

3526 in its new green livery and 3642 on its last run before retirement.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 14:51

Some more of the QR150 trains yesterday. Is there anywhere else in the world where a 149 year old loco is allowed on the main line?



Cheers
David

 

im 3 years late but theres also Fairy Queen in India https://en.wikipedia...en_(locomotive)


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#473 faulcon1

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 20:00

Here's a video of the "Great Train Race" at the Sydney Steam Expo. Well it isn't an actual race but just parallel running from Sydney out to Strathfield. Why the English haven't done something like this amazes me for they too have four track mainlines. This was filmed in typical English type weather, cold and wet. There are two cameramen one on each train.

Oh yes turn you speakers/headphones up for this and listen to these two glorious whistles. There's no high pitched English whistles from these two.

 

https://youtu.be/6sX5umLjTlo


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#474 faulcon1

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 18:06

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Here's 3642 climbing the 1 in 40 of Cowan Bank in April 2018 on it's return from the Maitland Steam Festival. Unusually she has no diesel assistance so here's a good and last chance to hear 3642 working very hard.

 

This grade is five miles in length and it climbs all the way from Hawkesbury River Station to Cowan Station. Oddly enough for English people that's the rail length in miles of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as it too climbs for it's entire length. Unlike the K&WVR where locos shut off for the run into Oxenhope Station, 3642 increases speed through Cowan Station for there are many more miles to go before Sydney is reached.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 19:04

Here's a video I took of the Garratt 6029 which was running to Mount Victoria. I had hoped that I'd get a great shot of the loco steaming hard on the 1 in 29 at the back of my place. But as she rounded the curve to the east of where I'm standing she shut off steam and came to a halt. The reason for this? I have not the faintest idea unless it was to give the loco a standing start test on one of the steeper sections of the mainline. The safety valves lifted but the noise they made was well beyond the peak for the microphone. So here they're rather quiet. In reality it nearly blew my ears off. I didn't have any ear protection as I hadn't expected her to stop. She restarted without fanfare and just ambled away. The ruling gradient for  twenty miles from Valley Heights to Katoomba is 1 in 33 with easier lengths of track like through Faulconbridge Station where it's 1 in 66.

There are no other photographers near me because I'm standing on railway property. Yes trespassing for want of a better word. My rear boundary of my property borders the railway land separated by a hedge so I only have to duck through that hedge an I'm on the railway land. If I was reported, by the time any officials arrived I will have ducked back again and would be in front of my computer editing the footage I'd just taken.

 


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