An uncertain future - Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC)

 

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  Carnot Minister for Railways

I noticed on Facebook that J515 is moving under its own steam in the Seymour yard today.  Congratulations to all involved.

I would imagine there would be mainline test/driver training runs and then tours led by this locomotive this year?

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  G Train Locomotive Driver

I see on the SRHC website http://www.srhc.org.au/Charts   that a Tocumwal Market tour is planned for 30th Sep, with an 80th Anniversary Spirit of Progress Tour in November, along with a number of other Victorian destinations. Perhaps a big second half of 2017 ahead?

Does anyone know whether the P class tour end up running?

I'm particularly interested in the Spirit tour. I wonder what the destination, locomotives, carriages (well I expect blue Smile) and gauge will be?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I noticed on Facebook that J515 is moving under its own steam in the Seymour yard today.  Congratulations to all involved.

I would imagine there would be mainline test/driver training runs and then tours led by this locomotive this year?
Carnot
Great to see 515 progressing so well (I have a real soft spot for that loco having spent a fair whack of time working on her when she was at Maldon on VGR duties).

Some great work happening over at Seymour (very quickly it seems too), congratulations to all, it seems that rumours of their demise were greatly exaggerated!

Put my name on the mailing list for the Spirit tour while I was checking out the blog, work permitting I would love to do that trip as a substitute for the 707 Murrayville trip which I missed out on due job commitments.

BG
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
An excellent new post on the SRHC blog http://srhcblog.blogspot.com.au/ giving a rundown on what they have achieved in the last year.

Some good pics as well.

BG
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
That is an absolutely fabulous report - well done SRHC. (other groups take note!)
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Well done to all concerned both in the maintenance and restoration areas as well as in the preparation of the 2017 Report.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Not one but 2 new updates on the SRHC blog so far this year, one around 4 weeks ago and another a week ago with lots of updates including J515 developments

http://srhcblog.blogspot.com.au/

I took the plunge today and booked on the Seymour > Bendigo Easter Tour via Echuca.

Can't wait!

BG
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Not one but 2 new updates on the SRHC blog so far this year, one around 4 weeks ago and another a week ago with lots of updates including J515 developments

http://srhcblog.blogspot.com.au/

I took the plunge today and booked on the Seymour > Bendigo Easter Tour via Echuca.

Can't wait!

BG
BrentonGolding
Had a bit of look myself at the blog.

Some fine progress occurring there. Thanks for the link.

Regards
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater
Dangersdan707
You mean standard gauge which is used around the world. Victoria is the odd man out with broad gauge.
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater
Dangersdan707

So they're doing fictional liveries now.  
After all, no P ever wore VR blue.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater

So they're doing fictional liveries now.  
After all, no P ever wore VR blue.
lkernan
Yes, apparently it was a requirement of the owner. However, It's Good to remember that Steamrail Painted an S class in Santa Fe colors, an L in Texas Eagle and all the variety of steam locos in different colours.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater

So they're doing fictional liveries now.  
After all, no P ever wore VR blue.
lkernan
Looks really nice though.......
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater

So they're doing fictional liveries now.  
After all, no P ever wore VR blue.
lkernan
One thing to be sure is that it will be a mint paint job! They have that part down pat.

As for the fictional livery, i like it. Some part of that loco wore Blue & Gold in its life. From what I understand, it was going to be a totally different livery outside of V/Line, FV/FA and PN or Blue & Gold. Its awesome to see a P Class in preservation. Such a versatile locomotive with Head End power, saves on Power Vans depending on how big the consist is.
  spg72 Station Staff

Not questioning the workmanship and effort that goes into the repainting process; the SRHC have done a fantastic job, but if only they could get the VR blue and gold colour scheme right. The blue is much brighter and the gold is more a vivid yellow than the pale gold of the VR days. Most other groups such as DSCR and Steamrail have nailed the VR colour scheme, surely all groups could share the same colour formulas?
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater

So they're doing fictional liveries now.  
After all, no P ever wore VR blue.
lkernan
According to wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V/Line_P_class , the Ps were all  rebuilt and converted from former Ts.  In the case of P22, it says that its former number was T328, which entered service in June 1956.  It would have been in VR blue at that time, as would all the other Ps - P11 to P23 - when they entered service as Ts in 1956?
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
P22 in VR blue and gold and on NSW gauge

https://www.facebook.com/SeymourRailwayHeritageCentre/photos/pcb.1404317576367982/1404317436367996/?type=3&theater

So they're doing fictional liveries now.  
After all, no P ever wore VR blue.
According to wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V/Line_P_class , the Ps were all  rebuilt and converted from former Ts.  In the case of P22, it says that its former number was T328, which entered service in June 1956.  It would have been in VR blue at that time, as would all the other Ps - P11 to P23 - when they entered service as Ts in 1956?
Lad_Porter

Congratulations on the factual yet pointless post.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Congratulations on the factual yet pointless post.
"lkernan"
So; you didn't find it interesting and felt compelled to say so.  I did find it interesting; I suspect others may as well.
  hbedriver Chief Train Controller

As to the colours of P22 (which I subjectively think looked rather grand); thank goodness that the owner hadn't formed an attachment to the famous "Ozride" colours...

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