Steamrail Victoria Double R's to Castlemain & Bendigo 7 September

 
  DavidJDowd Station Master

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Rapidly approaching in the annual tour to Maldon with a change of trains at Castlemaine.

It's really important that we get behind our heritage tours and support these groups.

http://www.steamrail.com.au/documents/brochures/2013/2013-09-07_Maldon_Experience.pdf

Hope to see you on the train.

Dave

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  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Without the benefit of cheaper concession fares, I am unable to attend.
Having said that, I hope that everyone who attends will have an enjoyable time Smile
  AJW Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
... and it is more interesting than the election
  Loco Administrator Railpage 2 Developer

Location: Melbourne
Without the benefit of cheaper concession fares, I am unable to attend.
Having said that, I hope that everyone who attends will have an enjoyable time Smile
xxxxlbear
Shame you are unable to attend.

Unfortunately, the fares are as cheap as possible as there are many costs involved in running these tours. There is also the Victorian Goldfields Railway component that has to be covered as well.

The more that attend these tours, the more carriages we can factor onto tours - hence a cheaper per head seat.

Rapidly approaching in the annual tour to Maldon with a change of trains at Castlemaine.

It's really important that we get behind our heritage tours and support these groups.

http://www.steamrail.com.au/documents/b ... rience.pdf

Hope to see you on the train.
Dave
DavidJDowd

No doubt, see you on board Dave and thanks for plugging the tour here Smile, it all helps.

Regards,
Lionel.
  DavidJDowd Station Master

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
10 maybe 11 Cars, 2 R's on this Tour.

It will also be the first Public outing of the restored car Macedon on the VGR
  Quambatook Junior Train Controller

10 maybe 11 Cars, 2 R's on this Tour.

It will also be the first Public outing of the restored car Macedon on the VGR
DavidJDowd
Does any one have running times?

I am curious to know when it will be passing through Gisborne on the down and up runs as I will be in the area that day.

Thanks in advance,
Quambatook.
  G41 Chief Commissioner

Location: Footplate of any K class
If I was to guess the running times would be similar to last years.
R761 and R707 on the train.

Cheers, Matt
  DavidJDowd Station Master

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Has anyone not booked yet?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
If I was to guess the running times would be similar to last years.
R761 and R707 on the train.

Cheers, Matt
G41
Out of Melbourne area

Southern Cross dep 08 44 - FF. R 761 leads R 707 (Platform No. 4 )
Franklin Street 08 46*
North Melbourne 08 48*
South Kensington 08 51*
Footscray dep 08 54u
Sunshine dep 09 02u
St Albans 09 11*
Watergardens dep 09 19u
  D3621 Locomotive Driver

Location: Castlemaine Vic
Does anyone know what locos are running on the Maldon leg of the trip tomorrow?
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Out of Melbourne area

Southern Cross dep 08 44 - FF. R 761 leads R 707 (Platform No. 4 )
Franklin Street 08 46*
North Melbourne 08 48*
South Kensington 08 51*
Footscray dep 08 54u
Sunshine dep 09 02u
St Albans 09 11*
Watergardens dep 09 19u
bevans
That is a direct copy and paste off the circular, ain't that against the RP rules? If so, nicely done breaking your own!
  G41 Chief Commissioner

Location: Footplate of any K class
D3 658 pulling around J 515
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Video at Ginifer this morning on the Down.  Flimsy tripod got a bit of a shaking as well:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amsJCYyB01E
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Having just returned from following the train to Bendigo and back it has been a great day.  The train looked magnificent. The R's looked and sounded great all day. Video and pics in the process of being sorted.

Regards
Brian
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
One of the train entering the tunnel at Elphinstone on the return journey




http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/921FC195A97D4D8DBFA4607DE5545213/vid/1149589CF31240779553A7014C6EDD41/SUNP0067.avi

Regards
Brian
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Some video covering the turning of R707 at Bendigo.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yva8lmWzHoo

Regards
Brian
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Hi all,

Here's my video of the day



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sssSFl9-1o
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
It was indeed a great day following R761-R707 with 8095 Steamrail to Castlemaine/Bendigo. I will start with the photos of the train departing Southern Cross station :





  Henry Herby

Location: Victoria
Some great photos and videos from everyone so far!

Was a great day yesterday on board the train. Was also good to hear that people were respecting each other yesterday whilst chasing both the Steamrail & VGR trains.
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
R761-R707 smoking their way through Diggers Rest station :

  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
Next port of call was Gisborne where the train stopped for a while :

Arriving into Gisborne Station

Simmering away at Gisborne Station

R707 'City of Melbourne' proudly shows of it's drivers, connecting rods & valvegear


R707 poses for the admiring onlookers


R761's turn to show off it's drivers, rods and valvegear

R761 shows off it's profile

Both R761-R707 show their side profile
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
R761-R707 approaching Tylden Rd level crossing, Woodend :

R761-R707 disturb the quaint countryside around Malmsbury Station
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
After spending a period of time at Taradale Loop waiting to allow V Line trains to pass in both directions, R761-R707 make their way toward the legendary Elphinstone tunnel and putting on the expected impressive show in the process :






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