Thirlmere used for storage of non-heritage trains?

 
  Enoreth Station Staff

Location: Broadmeadow, Newcastle. New South Wales
I have recently been looking through some images and videos of Thirlmere and I had watched a video titled "MZs to Thirlmere" by Bevan Wall and a few images I've found here and there of Thirlmere and two puzzled me, one of 3642 on the turntable with a Endeavour set in the background and another, showing a freightcorp liveried loco, not being the electric loco owned by the RTM.
The only time I've seen this recently is with the RTMs tour to Port Augusta, with CF4409.

-Eno Silvie

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  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Haven't seen the video. They have an 86 in Freight Rail Blue as part of the collection.

As for the Endeavour, a special shuttle perhaps?
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
I have recently been looking through some images and videos of Thirlmere and I had watched a video titled "MZs to Thirlmere" by Bevan Wall and a few images I've found here and there of Thirlmere and two puzzled me, one of 3642 on the turntable with a Endeavour set in the background and another, showing a freightcorp liveried loco, not being the electric loco owned by the RTM.
Enoreth

Does the RTM have spare sidings for this purpose?

Has the RTM have spare land for more spare sidings?

Last time I was there, concrete sleepers were seen for building more sidings.
  tezza Chief Commissioner

and the crime is ?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Without searching for the videos in question, an Endeavour set was, I think, used to transport the dignitaries to/from Thirlmere on the day that Trainworks was officially opened.

I am sure that Thirlmere has had short term visits from many Locomotives over the years for transferring exhibits to/from etc. Probably more a case of what classes of Locos have not visited there at one time or another.
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
I am of the view that maybe some of us are reading to much into this.  If outsideres are there, then so be it and lets move on with life. Sorry.
konkos
  konkos Assistant Commissioner

Location: Live next door to half-bar
I am of the view that maybe some of us are reading to much into this.  If outsideres are there, then so be it and lets move on with life. Sorry.
konkos
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Does anyone know anything about the Safeworking used out there?
  flathog Chief Commissioner

Location: Central West, NSW
Ordinary Train Staff and Ticket is the system in use I believe from Maldon to Thirlmere and Thirlmere to Buxton.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I believe the MZ's were stored there prior to their overhaul as there was not enough room for them at Braemar. I'd imagine that LVRF/IRA paid for their storage there. IRA/LVR also sent a handful of locos to Thirlmere for maintenence/painting over the years, I recall 4703 spending some time there whilst on lease to IRA.

As for the FreightCorp liveried loco, it might have been during an AK car run to the loop line? Depending on the date the photo was taken, it could have been 44211 pre-repaint (I understand it was delivered to Thirlmere in Freightrail blue?).
  allambee Chief Train Controller

Years gone by before many people who read this forum were born, rail museums we used by certain members (typically board members) as a convenient place to store their old household items (junk) just in case they might need to use them again. Furniture, suitcases full of old clothes, and old kitchen appliances were kept hidden away. This happened at Enfield/Thirlmere and at the Paramatta Park steam tram line.
  MC3801 Train Controller

When I was at Thirlmere last month, I saw CM3301, CF4410 and CF4409 next to the Thirlmere Roundhose.

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