What was significant about 1988 ?Why not make it significant in 2013, it's another quarter... oh.
What will be significant about 2088 ??
You have a few years work ahead of you
Who said it needed to happen in Victoria
Nobody did. However there is one big reason why Victoria would be a good option, in fact it is pretty much the same reason AusSteam '88 was staged in Victoria:On this subject, is there anyone knowledgeable out there who knows how the safeworking was arranged when there were parallel trains on the broad gauge heading towards Seymour? I've often wandered about this. The tracks are double line block, not ATC like the line to Geelong.
Multiple gauges: There are decent stretches of railway where BG and SG run parallel to each other. Even though the BG is gone North of Seymour, the section South of Seymour still allows parallel runs with steam on both gauges. Since AusSteam the Adelaide SG project saw a parallel line built on the Geelong line, so it gives another opportunity. Having both gauges allows the greater concentration of mainline steam in the country to attend.