Locomotive 3001 to be restored to steam

 
  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

Location: Trying to fix something on the PTA Network
After a long hiatus, photos have been showing up on Facebook of 3001 in the Workshops without a boiler.

Apparently Transport Heritage NSW have announced it's impending return to steam in March 2020, however, I'm yet to see an official statement from them.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
After a long hiatus, photos have been showing up on Facebook of 3001 in the Workshops without a boiler.

Apparently Transport Heritage NSW have announced it's impending return to steam in March 2020, however, I'm yet to see an official statement from them.
steve_w_1990

I cannot find this class in the database here at RP.

https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/browse/class/number

300 class is SA only.
  BrianBS Locomotive Driver

After a long hiatus, photos have been showing up on Facebook of 3001 in the Workshops without a boiler.

Apparently Transport Heritage NSW have announced it's impending return to steam in March 2020, however, I'm yet to see an official statement from them.

I cannot find this class in the database here at RP.

https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/browse/class/number

300 class is SA only.
bevans
See here :

http://www.australiansteam.com/3001T.htm
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Found it: https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/c30t-class-nswgr
  Shed_Rat2 Station Staff

From the THNSW Member's e-news:

"Locomotive 3001 to undergo restoration
...We are excited to announce that we will be restoring locomotive 3001 to operating condition for use on the loop line at Thirlmere, as well as occasional main line trips.

Our workshop team of staff and volunteers continue to demonstrate our strong restoration capabilities with several engines re-entering service over the past three years – including steam locomotives 3526 and 3265.

The team will be working towards completing the restoration by March 2020.

With new investment going into the Thirlmere Heritage Railway, it’s important we have sufficient rolling stock available to service this increasingly popular offering, which attracts thousands of visitors to the NSW Rail Museum each year.

With restoration works on locomotive 3001 commencing, you can help us realise this project by donating today! Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

We look forward to bringing you further updates as the project continues."
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Was 3001 ever owned by Barry Tulloch?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Are we talking about 3001 or 3001T here?
Let's not trifle with details. Sad
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Was 3001 ever owned by Barry Tulloch?
bevans
No
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Are we talking about 3001 or 3001T here?
Let's not trifle with details. Sad
YM-Mundrabilla
3001 is a C30T and is Superheated.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Was 3001 ever owned by Barry Tulloch?
bevans

Research myself. https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/c30t-class-nswgr/3016 is/was owned by Barry Tulloch.
  Shed_Rat2 Station Staff

Was 3001 ever owned by Barry Tulloch?
bevans
3001 has always been a RTM/THNSW/State collection locomotive. https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=4820427
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
Was 3001 ever owned by Barry Tulloch?

Research myself. https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/c30t-class-nswgr/3016 is/was owned by Barry Tulloch.
bevans

Ummm..... did you read where that link took you?

I think perhaps you are referring to this C30 class

https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/c30-class-nswgr/3112

Which was once owned by the late Barry Tulloch

Regards,

Catchpoint
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A collection of class photos https://www.railpage.com.au/photos/search?class_id=357
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
Amongst the spare boilers THNSW have is a superheated 30 class boiler.  So it may be that they utilize it during this overhaul.  I am not sure myself though where the spare boilers are currently stored.  Does anyone know?
  adrian24 Beginner

Barry Tulloch owned a original 30 class suburban tank locomotive, the one mentioned here 3001 is a converted 30 class locomotive for branch line use, following electrification of Sydneys suburban rail network in the late 1920's.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Yes, C30 class were tank engines and when converted to tender engines for branch line use following electrification of the suburban railways became the C30T. Opposite the usual convention. 3001T was fitted with a cowcatcher, it would be nice if one were fitted when it returns to service. It was a Mudgee engine but its return to the old stamping ground seems unlikely.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Amongst the spare boilers THNSW have is a superheated 30 class boiler.  So it may be that they utilize it during this overhaul.  I am not sure myself though where the spare boilers are currently stored.  Does anyone know?
TheFish
Yes I do.

The spare boiler is going in, the old one will be repaired over time so there is a spare one.

3112 is the 30 Class that was owned by Barry Tulloch, now owned by Boyd Munro to run with his Carriages. 3112 has just about finished restoration once they finish off jobs that came to light after the recent trial.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Yes, C30 class were tank engines and when converted to tender engines for branch line use following electrification of the suburban railways became the C30T. Opposite the usual convention. 3001T was fitted with a cowcatcher, it would be nice if one were fitted when it returns to service. It was a Mudgee engine but its return to the old stamping ground seems unlikely.
neillfarmer
Neil, there were quite a few 30T's fitted with cowcatcher's over the years, from my time as fireman/driver from 1964 and the years preceding that, I did not see any, nor work on any that were fitted with them.  I have quite a few slides of 01 when at Mudgee in the 60's along with each of the others allocated there, along with Temora, Dubbo, & Cowra engines, and the couple at Enfield and one at Eveleigh, non of them had them either.

From what I have seen in publications, those used in the NW of the state seemed to have been fitted with them on a more regular basis, possibly the same for the Western branches as well owing to them being in more cattle areas and unfenced lines. Would suggest the cross country from Parkes - Coota would have been a candidate for them as well, likewise the Binnaway line, as much of those two lines were unfenced and I worked over both and took out a few bovins at the time as well, on diesels.
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
Lowndes do you know where it has been stored?  I know the boilers used to be all at Thirlmere until the redevelopment...
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Regarding cowcatchers on Mudgee 30ts. I quickly checked my note book and found that 3081T fitted with a cowcatcher ran the Mudgee connection off The Rattler (Central West Express for younger viewers) on 10-9-1965. Somewhere I have a picture of it climbing up to Marrangaroo.
Neill (who is very glad he carried a note book back then)
  a6et Minister for Railways

Regarding cowcatchers on Mudgee 30ts. I quickly checked my note book and found that 3081T fitted with a cowcatcher ran the Mudgee connection off The Rattler (Central West Express for younger viewers) on 10-9-1965. Somewhere I have a picture of it climbing up to Marrangaroo.
Neill (who is very glad he carried a note book back then)
neillfarmer
Neil

Had my keyboard die on me, so had to replace with temporary one, until replacement of the other one arrives, so unable to reply to you sooner.

After my post. I had an inkling that one 30Ts did have a cow catcher later in life, I was unsure of its number but I saw photo's of the engine with the CC when it was working a tour train at the time in one of my book collection.  Some of the tours had engines specially done up for them

The allocation of 30t's for Mudgee services from what I saw were 01, 11, 75, 90, there was one other so will track it down.
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
Regarding cowcatchers on Mudgee 30ts. I quickly checked my note book and found that 3081T fitted with a cowcatcher ran the Mudgee connection off The Rattler (Central West Express for younger viewers) on 10-9-1965. Somewhere I have a picture of it climbing up to Marrangaroo.
Neill (who is very glad he carried a note book back then)
Neil

Had my keyboard die on me, so had to replace with temporary one, until replacement of the other one arrives, so unable to reply to you sooner.

After my post. I had an inkling that one 30Ts did have a cow catcher later in life, I was unsure of its number but I saw photo's of the engine with the CC when it was working a tour train at the time in one of my book collection.  Some of the tours had engines specially done up for them

The allocation of 30t's for Mudgee services from what I saw were 01, 11, 75, 90, there was one other so will track it down.
a6et
I was sure I had seen 3001 with a cowcatcher before and went back to look at the following film:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ope592DWceQ

This is "Doubleheaders".  3001 features in this film on a special in February 1965 with 3387, and with cowcatcher fitted.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Lowndes do you know where it has been stored?  I know the boilers used to be all at Thirlmere until the redevelopment...
TheFish
All been stored in a good place
  a6et Minister for Railways

Regarding cowcatchers on Mudgee 30ts. I quickly checked my note book and found that 3081T fitted with a cowcatcher ran the Mudgee connection off The Rattler (Central West Express for younger viewers) on 10-9-1965. Somewhere I have a picture of it climbing up to Marrangaroo.
Neill (who is very glad he carried a note book back then)
Neil

Had my keyboard die on me, so had to replace with temporary one, until replacement of the other one arrives, so unable to reply to you sooner.

After my post. I had an inkling that one 30Ts did have a cow catcher later in life, I was unsure of its number but I saw photo's of the engine with the CC when it was working a tour train at the time in one of my book collection.  Some of the tours had engines specially done up for them

The allocation of 30t's for Mudgee services from what I saw were 01, 11, 75, 90, there was one other so will track it down.
I was sure I had seen 3001 with a cowcatcher before and went back to look at the following film:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ope592DWceQ

This is "Doubleheaders".  3001 features in this film on a special in February 1965 with 3387, and with cowcatcher fitted.
TheFish
If it was on a special, I would suggest that it was a special request for that train.

I have photo's of 01 at West Tamworth depot in 1965, also at Portland in 1966 neither photo shows the cow catcher in place.

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