Steamrail SG Cars?

 
  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border
There have been at least two If not more detailed articles in "Catchpoint" magazine about the acquisition by Steamrail Victoria involving the purchase of these cars , refurbishment and likely operational scenarios.

I would hardly call what has been publicly printed any form of secrecy.

From the initial. auction of the cars,(from liquidators) to the present, what is happening with them has been totally transparent.

From the date of ownership, in actual fact the cars have been listed in the rollingstock section under carriages on the steamrail website!!!

Seems odd to me that after 2 years , someone decides to knit pick , but I guess everybody has an axe to grind somewhere!!!!
SN7

The information about those Cars may have been in 'Catchpoint', but not much was in Steamrail's members newsletter and quite a bit after the aforementioned article.

But What about the Cars in the photo's taken on the 26th April heading for Dimboola, these are not on the Website.

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  ARK95 Station Staff

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Its sad that a interstate enthusiast magazine which is publicly available publishes information before the steamrail members magazine does
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

The information about those Cars may have been in 'Catchpoint', but not much was in Steamrail's members newsletter and quite a bit after the aforementioned article.

But What about the Cars in the photo's taken on the 26th April heading for Dimboola, these are not on the Website.
NSWGR 3827

Given you're a paid up member of Steamrail, why would asking Railpage be more effective than making enquiries directly to Steamrail? I'm sure you would know exactly who you would need to ask.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
So because the information is available elsewhere, and not on here it's now an issue?
Seriously. You've been given some fairly good leads as to how to get the information you're after. Fetch!
  BIG-BEAR Chief Train Controller

Catch point September 2013 there is some info about what Steam rail is hoping to do with there new venture in running a standard gauge train .

They are hoping to have a train running by 2014 for use . Using a diesel loco to start of with and using SAR 500 , 600 , 700 class steel cars .

They are hoping to run trains into and out of Adelaide as part of the venture .

If the venture doesn't work it was said that they can always return the cars to Board gauge .

Me now

As we know there is 4 SG passenger cars at Dimboola and 4 SG passenger cars at Seymour .

There are rumours that Steam rail are looking at some passenger cars stored at Tailem bend . There is 3 / 700 class steel cars there . They are in different conditions as well as other passenger cars

I think for this venture to work they need some South Australians to put bums on seats which is why it was in catch point magazine .

I think it can work as it has been nearly 20 years since SA has had a heritage train on the main line where you can put your head out the window if that is what you want to do .

All they need is a SG steam engine . And that would put bums on seats going up through the Adelaide hills .
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
There is plans to run a SG train to Port Augusta from Melbourne later on in the year. The locomotive has been chosen and it is not a SRHC locomotive. That will be told later on most likely when the tour details come out. It will be pretty exciting.
Currently Steamrail has the following K Cars;
500 AK (BG)
502 AK (SG)
600 BK (BG)
601 DCK (SG)
603 BK (SG)
604 BK (SG)
605 BK (SG)
607 DCK (SG) To be converted to BG and used as dining car
700 BK (BG)
702 BK (BG)
703 BK (BG)
711 BK (BG) This carriage has been allocated to another BG project
713 PCK (SG)
751 AK (BG)
782 ABK (BG)

All of the above are either owned privately, allocated to Steamrail or owned by Steamrail. The majority of these cars will be converted to SG (Unless noted above) and will be used for SG Trains in the future running in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. Future tours could possibly see use of a Steam Locomotive hauling these cars and SRV are working closely with other operators in NSW regarding this.

Hopefully this answers a few questions.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Catch point September 2013 there is some info about what Steam rail is hoping to do with there new venture in running a standard gauge train .

They are hoping to have a train running by 2014 for use . Using a diesel loco to start of with and using SAR 500 , 600 , 700 class steel cars .

They are hoping to run trains into and out of Adelaide as part of the venture .

If the venture doesn't work it was said that they can always return the cars to Board gauge .

Me now

As we know there is 4 SG passenger cars at Dimboola and 4 SG passenger cars at Seymour .

There are rumours that Steam rail are looking at some passenger cars stored at Tailem bend . There is 3 / 700 class steel cars there . They are in different conditions as well as other passenger cars

I think for this venture to work they need some South Australians to put bums on seats which is why it was in catch point magazine .

I think it can work as it has been nearly 20 years since SA has had a heritage train on the main line where you can put your head out the window if that is what you want to do .

All they need is a SG steam engine . And that would put bums on seats going up through the Adelaide hills .
BIG-BEAR

Restore G 1 for the centenary of the joining of the rails on 17/10/17 and the commencement of services on the Trans-Australian Railway on 22/10/17.

The Commonwealth Government should pay for this - (ha bl00dy ha!). But they will all be there, plus the usual professional sycophants, with their snouts in the trough on the day.
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
Restore G 1 for the centenary of the joining of the rails on 17/10/17 and the commencement of services on the Trans-Australian Railway on 22/10/17.

The Commonwealth Government should pay for this - (ha bl00dy ha!). But they will all be there, plus the usual professional sycophants, with their snouts in the trough on the day.
YM-Mundrabilla

Regarding the G it would be a good Idea to talk to the Powerhouse museum and LVR as they are running NSW 32 Class Locomotives to get some idea of the requirements!
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
There is plans to run a SG train to Port Augusta from Melbourne later on in the year. The locomotive has been chosen and it is not a SRHC locomotive.
LowndesJ515

Well said! Any speculation about C501 has been nipped in the bud before it even got started.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
What about using the VR steam loco in the Hunter Valley? It might be good to use for short tours in Western Victoria and South Australia.
  randomnarwhal Locomotive Driver

What about using the VR steam loco in the Hunter Valley? It might be good to use for short tours in Western Victoria and South Australia.
GeoffreyHansen

Surely you don’t mean R766? Of which no news has been heard for the past several months/years? And which probably wouldn’t be mainline accredited if it was running?

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