Millennium Aurora

 
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Hi folks,

My dad's been scanning in some of his shots from the Millennium Aurora trip back in April 2000.

It's interesting to see how the infrastructure has (or hasn't) changed over the last fifteen years.

Wouldn't it be nice to see a tour like this happen again?



Cheers!

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  M636C Minister for Railways

Hi folks,

My dad's been scanning in some of his shots from the Millennium Aurora trip back in April 2000.

It's interesting to see how the infrastructure has (or hasn't) changed over the last fifteen years.

Wouldn't it be nice to see a tour like this happen again?

Cheers!
michaelgreenhill

We should have 3801 back in a year's time or so...
Even 3830 will be restored sooner or later.

Getting an R class on the North East would be harder. I refer anyone to the thread on R766 on SG.

There might be interest in double C class running parallel to the 38s, if two C class are left by the time the 38s are both operational....

I was called from Canberra to a meeting in Melbourne (at DSTO in Maribyrnong) at the last minute on Maundy Thursday 2000.

It was too late to book a train seat on V/line but there was an unbooked car added to the Albury train. However it was impossible to buy a ticket at Spencer Street so I ended up catching the XPT to Wangaratta, paying for the ticket at the buffet.

A friend met me at Wangaratta just after the two steam trains passed through and we followed them to Seymour, where things went a bit wrong.

But still, I was paid to fly to Melbourne to see the trip...

I saw the ATN L class (all four of them) the same weekend. Good value, I thought.

M636C
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I meant specifically two standard gauge steam locos touring Victoria. Don't really care which two, as anything is better than nothing! Smile
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: On a freight train to crazy town
Hi folks,

My dad's been scanning in some of his shots from the Millennium Aurora trip back in April 2000.

It's interesting to see how the infrastructure has (or hasn't) changed over the last fifteen years.

Wouldn't it be nice to see a tour like this happen again?



Cheers!
michaelgreenhill

Nice one - just been scanning some of my images from this chase and this thread came up when I Googled looking for dates.

I must have been standing right next to him for several of these shots Razz
  M636C Minister for Railways


Nice one - just been scanning some of my images from this chase and this thread came up when I Googled looking for dates.

I must have been standing right next to him for several of these shots Razz
bingley hall
Mark,

On the subject of dates, in the nineteen months or so since my posting above I realise that the ATN locomotives did not appear until later and were probably taken on a later visit to Maribyrnong...

And I was at none of the locations, having myself scanned the prints from the Millennium Aurora trip.

Much more sadly, the work I did at DSTO appears not to have addressed a number of serious problems that have since occurred with the equipment involved.

Peter

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