Hunter Valley Steamfest 2016

 
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
6029 passed a load test yesterday with flying colours. All systems go for Maitland.
LowndesJ515
Some on here would have been overjoyed to see it back in its normal operational environment Razz

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  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
Does anybody know when the timetable will appear as i got Friday off work to photograph the movements up to maitland. Will be around the Wyee area on Friday.

Cheers
  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
FORWARD JOURNEY


SYDNEY CENTRAL


HORNSBY


GOSFORD


BROADMEADOW


MAITLAND


11.30am
12.05pm
1.45pm
3.25pm
4.00pm
Ihttp://www.heritageexpress.info/#!20160408-steamfest-flyer-to-maitland/wmkb6
  NotebookMan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wahroonga NSW
Could somebody come out and be honest with everyone who is planning to go to the Maitland Steam Festival for 2016. One of the BIGGEST drawcards is the GARRATT 6029.
Rumour has it that it wont be attending, Is this true.?

It was the reason many of us were planning on attending, but we are all up in the air at present.

Torana.  Menangle.N.S.W. Dave.

Not sure where your rumour comes from. The rumour I have is it's going.

So whomever told you it isn't going doesn't know the train has been re-pathed.

ss
ssaunders
Can I take it that this means that the original timetable for the transfer stands, or that the timetable has been altered?
  3801_95 Junior Train Controller

Man, it would have been nice for them to email customers to let them know that he departure time had changed from 9 and that another loco had been found. Really disappointed about the lack of communication especially since we have forked out a decent amount of cash for this trip.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Could somebody come out and be honest with everyone who is planning to go to the Maitland Steam Festival for 2016. One of the BIGGEST drawcards is the GARRATT 6029.
Rumour has it that it wont be attending, Is this true.?

It was the reason many of us were planning on attending, but we are all up in the air at present.

Torana.  Menangle.N.S.W. Dave.

Not sure where your rumour comes from. The rumour I have is it's going.

So whomever told you it isn't going doesn't know the train has been re-pathed.

ss
Can I take it that this means that the original timetable for the transfer stands, or that the timetable has been altered?
NotebookMan
My understanding is, that the ARHS A.C.T Train, will be worked up on an "Ad Hoc" Path

Kind Regards
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Hi all, Today whilst I was out at Leightonfield, I shot this heritage movement of 4490/4520/4001, they ran to UGL Maintrain at Auburn, to collect 4204 and a couple of cars
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N05/25558756084/in/dateposted-public/

** 4204 is heading to Steamfest** on the 9th and 10th April, so it sort of belongs here

Kind Regards
lsrailfan
At a guess, 210 years plus of vintage diesels in that shot.
  ssaunders Train Controller

Hi all, Today whilst I was out at Leightonfield, I shot this heritage movement of 4490/4520/4001, they ran to UGL Maintrain at Auburn, to collect 4204 and a couple of cars
https://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N05/25558756084/in/dateposted-public/

** 4204 is heading to Steamfest** on the 9th and 10th April, so it sort of belongs here

Kind Regards
lsrailfan

From a look in the cab there is no ICE radio, it is with the State Mine Railmotors running around so took locos thus fitted to be able to complete the job.

And from a look at Thirlmere there is no working power car so taking the Blue Zypher on hire for the St James Rail charter.

ss
  Mis Kel Station Staff

Evening Gentleman and ladies.

I just came across this on the Steamfest FB page.

The first of the steam locos has started its journey to Steamfest. 3016, sporting a brand new Steamfest badge, left Canberra this afternoon and is on its way to Maitland.
Hunter Valley Steamfest Facebook Page
So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
Mis Kel
No. They may be at Hawkesbury River Thursday night & Maitland Friday night. Btw, the kettles are running bum end first with diesel helpers, so not very photogenic.
  Mis Kel Station Staff

So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
No. They may be at Hawkesbury River Thursday night & Maitland Friday night. Btw, the kettles are running bum end first with diesel helpers, so not very photogenic.
apw5910
Ok thanks!
Just trying to get all my times ready to tie in with work. I'm ready for Friday arvo with 36 and 59, but itching to see the Garratt in person.
I'll be at Warabrook Station for everything coming up, so i can still get a decent shot so to say...
  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
No. They may be at Hawkesbury River Thursday night & Maitland Friday night. Btw, the kettles are running bum end first with diesel helpers, so not very photogenic.
apw5910
Hopefully they will be at Hawkesbury river tonight. i have a friend who lives there and close to the railway line and asked him to keep his eyes peeled.
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
No. They may be at Hawkesbury River Thursday night & Maitland Friday night. Btw, the kettles are running bum end first with diesel helpers, so not very photogenic.
apw5910
Sorry that you are disappointed with the way that 3016 is positioned for her run north. If you could help ACTARHS with a grant to have the Turntable at Queanbeyan repaired. I am shore that they would entertain your request.
  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
No. They may be at Hawkesbury River Thursday night & Maitland Friday night. Btw, the kettles are running bum end first with diesel helpers, so not very photogenic.
Sorry that you are disappointed with the way that 3016 is positioned for her run north. If you could help ACTARHS with a grant to have the Turntable at Queanbeyan repaired. I am shore that they would entertain your request.
Salty21
Is the turntable at Gosford big enough for a Garratt?
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

So am i right in thinking 3016 and 6029? will be in Maitland tomorrow?
No. They may be at Hawkesbury River Thursday night & Maitland Friday night. Btw, the kettles are running bum end first with diesel helpers, so not very photogenic.
Sorry that you are disappointed with the way that 3016 is positioned for her run north. If you could help ACTARHS with a grant to have the Turntable at Queanbeyan repaired. I am shore that they would entertain your request.
Is the turntable at Gosford big enough for a Garratt?
mattb27j
no
  ssaunders Train Controller

THNSW double header to Maitland now looks like now being a single header.

Loco problems with 5917, being worked on now.

ss
  Mis Kel Station Staff





59 coming through Maud St and Waratah Stn This morning. Luck has it a Red light gave me chance to get down to Waratah to get her again.

My son alerted me that he could hear something at 1.30, i could hear it too. I'm assuming she's in Broadmeadow Yard?
  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
5917 Maud St, Thursday

5917 Waratah Stn, Thursday

Sorry guys haven't got a link working properly, but this is the 59 coming through Maud St and Waratah Stn This morning. Luck has it a Red light gave me chance to get down to Waratah to get her again.

My son alerted me that he could hear something at 1.30, i could hear it too. I'm assuming she's in Broadmeadow Yard?
Mis Kel
It's gone to Port waratah with problems, hopefully to be fixed and the 60+30 class are coming through Epping now.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kowHOK7MXvw

Must've turned 3016 overnight at Goulburn.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest

Must've turned 3016 overnight at Goulburn.
apw5910
For those interested ARHS(ACT) contacted the GRHC on Tuesday to request access for 3016 to be turned about 17:00 Wednesday.  I did not see the turn but believe that it happened.  Was told this morning that the train (incl. 3016 and 6042) left Goulburn at 08:30 heading north.

The question now is will all four steam engines be available for the quad working?  There are no spare steamers!

Thanks for the video at Flemington.

Happy steamfesting,

John
  Mis Kel Station Staff

Morning boys.
Do we have a timetable for 60+30 for today?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Morning boys.
Do we have a timetable for 60+30 for today?
Mis Kel

6029 and 3016 running as 9S09 are currently at Gosford. Likewise 4807
  Mis Kel Station Staff

So say around 11.30 she'll be at Broadmeadow?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
So say around 11.30 she'll be at Broadmeadow?
Mis Kel

Not sure of the times but I will publish an update each hour. Nothing moving at the present time.
  Mis Kel Station Staff

Ok thanks! just need to get things organised to get down in time! We've got a bit of drizzle around Warabrook now.

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