3642, Return from Tour Trips between Bathurst and Nyngan to Sydney ?

 
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Does any one have a timetable for the return of this Tour back to Sydney, possibly this Sunday, 23rd of August please?
Because it is not part of the Tour and no tickets are available, the Tour site does not show the train returning to Sydney after its last runs on Sunday the 23rd.
It does 2 trips from Bathurst to Wimbledon and I was thinking that on the last trip it would then continue on to Sydney leaving Bathurst sometime after 1pm.

Times shown ex Bathurst, maybe Tarana to Wallerawang (stop for Water?) and Lithgow would be appreciated.
We damn near froze as it roared past us at speed heading west (sleet, snow and a biting sou-westerly) mad it very unpleasant but its climbing the grade this time so we get as better chance to wave madly.............and take pikkies !!

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  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Returns to Thirlmere on Monday, departing Bathurst at 6.00 a.m., Tarana 7.07, Wallerawang 7.54-8.04, Lithgow 8.25.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Thank you  very much for that info spletsi, thats not what I wanted to hear and I doubt I will be out and about at that hour to see it go through, ahhh welll.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
3642 will be tender first Bathurst-Wallerawang.  Not sure where it will be in the consist but it may not be leading.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
3642 will be tender first Bathurst-Wallerawang.  Not sure where it will be in the consist but it may not be leading.
Duffy
I had forgotten there are no Turntables any where and the only Triangle is at Orange in the West.
The option would be to run to Wallerawang, detach 3642 and send it on the UP to Cox's River, go into A&B's to turn and then back to Cox's River facing Funnel leading.
The option would be then to either reattach at Cox's River or run back to Wang Station and go from there.
No matter how it was done, this would take between 30 and 40 minutes and the Timetable shown certainly does not provide for that.
The only thing I could see them doing in that 10 minutes at Wang is to add water either to the Gin or the tender.

The original section of the Wallerawang Colliery Branch from 24 signal to the Power station which was called the Triangle Loop was removed years ago leaving the section Cox's River to Weighbridge Loop if thats what the termination point is now called.

The obvious place to turn the engine is in Lithgow at the old Loco depot.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
facing Funnel leading
gordon_s1942


Please! Steam locomotives have chimneys (or smoke stacks in the USA), steamships have funnels...
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The Victorian Railways, and its heirs and successors used and still use the abbreviations:-
FF = funnel first.
TF = tender first.
  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border
facing Funnel leading


Please! Steam locomotives have chimneys (or smoke stacks in the USA), steamships have funnels...
Graham4405
I thought Houses had Chimneys.
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

Here's some video of some of the shuttles from Bathurst to Wimbledon climbing Tumulla bank on Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy,
BW



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMqf44Cmoh0
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Unbelievably brilliant.
However, this clearly shows they ran between Bathurst and Wimbledon Chimney/Funnel/smokestack first but according to the Rail Heritage site, 3642 was 'turned on the Turntable at Nyngan' ???
Did they turn it a 180 or 360 leaving it still facing Engine first to the West as it is in this video??
So unless it ran Engine first from Nyngan back to Orange and turned again on the East Fork Triangle, the report is confusing.
The Lithgow Mercury advises they are under the impression 3642 will run Light Engine to Lithgow on Monday morning 24th of August, if so, when does the train and diesels return?
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

Unbelievably brilliant.
However, this clearly shows they ran between Bathurst and Wimbledon Chimney/Funnel/smokestack first but according to the Rail Heritage site, 3642 was 'turned on the Turntable at Nyngan' ???
Did they turn it a 180 or 360 leaving it still facing Engine first to the West as it is in this video??
So unless it ran Engine first from Nyngan back to Orange and turned again on the East Fork Triangle, the report is confusing.
The Lithgow Mercury advises they are under the impression 3642 will run Light Engine to Lithgow on Monday morning 24th of August, if so, when does the train and diesels return?
gordon_s1942
As I understand it 3642 was twisted on the triangle at Orange on Thursday and then continued on to Bathurst. The last I heard was that the entire consist departs Bathurst at around 06.00 Monday morning with 3642 running tender first, possibly on the rear of the train. It then detaches at Wallerawang and turns on the Lidsdale triangle, while the rest of the train continues on to Lithgow. The 36 then runs light engine into Lithgow and attaches to the rear of the train for the journey back to Thirlmere.
BW
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
That makes sense as I heard it puff past me accompanied by the sound of a diesel which I took to mean it was a whole train and not in bits.

I can safely say it was a lousy morning, not quite as bad as bad as was when it headed West but I had no intention of leaving my warm Bed to see it pass.

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