They have achieved a lot, I wish them well. 38+R is going to be a nice combination if NSWRM ever gets its 38 back together.If you say so, but I don't have any definite information on what they've done. I'll believe they've achieved a lot when 766 steams down a standard gauge line. I hope it happens, but I'm not hanging by my thumbs.
The BIG thing to remember with the group currently involved with R766 is that it is a PRIVATE consortium with NO accountability on how donated money is spent! They are NOT a formal volunteer group with the checks & balances & accountability that a normal formal volunteer organisation (Co-Op, incorporated body etc) with a member voted board would have.And precisely why their Gofundme appeal has a balance of SFA.
Thank you for sharing the love and interest for R766 she has come a long way that is for sure and we want to reassure that the loco is finished but? R766 is in the paper trail avenue please be patient with our progress. 5917 has been the focus of our attention Being the accredited locomotive of our fleet and which has obligations to return to the main line. You will here more on R766 in the short term in time to come and thanks for following and being patient with its progress R766 team NSW
Personally I don't think that the Queen's should be a prerequisite for FB posts however when it comes to press releases, tour flyers, begging for $$$ etc it is not that hard to find someone with a half decent command of the English language to take a quick look over a document to make sure it is fit for publication.Its in English and I can understand what they are saying, its not in Swaziland language.Permit me to modify my original query, thus, "Can't this mob find anyone who can write correct English?"
The BIG thing to remember with the group currently involved with R766 is that it is a PRIVATE consortium with NO accountability on how donated money is spent! They are NOT a formal volunteer group with the checks & balances & accountability that a normal formal volunteer organisation (Co-Op, incorporated body etc) with a member voted board would have.R766 is owned by an incorporated association, just like practically every other non-government rail heritage organisation in Australia. You too could've figured this out if you took 10 seconds out of your busy posting schedule to use Google.
Point with this debate is that whoever has written that post has made mention and its been up for a while and that is they are waiting for the accreditation for the R class, when that comes only work I understand that's needed to be done is the painting of it.Its in English and I can understand what they are saying, its not in Swaziland language.Permit me to modify my original query, thus, "Can't this mob find anyone who can write correct English?"
So, an ICE Radio needs to be installed in the Cab of any Loco that leads a train on most networks? - ie, ATRC, JHR in NSW, VLine etc. I gather it applies to all DMU Cabs, EMU as well?Well over a year since the last information on the progress with R766, have they got the radio fitted yet and what progress have they made with the accreditation. How close is the first operation now. A good double header would be R766 and 3801 pulling into Roma Street and then departing for Melbourne.
The Base2 Company must be doing well.
I noticed LVR have announced 5917 is going to be under "Sydney Rail Services" accreditation from now on. I get the impression, although maybe I am wrong, that SRS will be the ones running 766 if and when it ever turns a wheel. Does anyone know more about SRS than what little is on their website and how they are involved with the 59/R Class group in the Hunter?One of owners of SRS are in the Syndicate of the 59 Class. R Class will purely be with SRS. 3112 will be heading into the deep south through SRS later this year.
Good heavens, how on earth were they able to get things done without the whiny tightar$es hanging around this joint to give them support?Presumably they were a lot more polite and informative to others than they were to people here. Speaking as one of your so-called tightar$es, other groups, which have the courtesy and common sense to keep people up to date, and to at least acknowledge questions, get my money. Groups which ignore us for years until they want money, can go and piddle into the wind.