Hon Tim Fischer's Funeral Train - The Rock to Albury - 29 August 2019

 
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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-29/tim-fischer-farewelled-on-train-carrying-coffin-to-funeral/11457664

The Lachlan Valley Railway (LVR) arranged this one last train ride for Tim Fischer.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-29/tim-fischer-farewelled-on-train-carrying-coffin-to-funeral/11457664

The Lachlan Valley Railway (LVR) arranged this one last train ride for Tim Fischer.
The Vinelander

Such a wonderful way to send off this fine chap and the sun is also out!
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Well done by LVR - Tim Fischer would have loved it. A good tribute to a fine man.
  Fatty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The rail journey, which included Mr Fischer's home town of Boree Creek


I thought it was only travelling from The Rock - Albury.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
The rail journey, which included Mr Fischer's home town of Boree Creek


I thought it was only travelling from The Rock - Albury.
Fatty

Apparently it travelled from The Rock through Boree Creek to Albury. But not knowing the locality, I'm not sure if it double backed or it's a straight run.

Mike.
  Fatty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The rail journey, which included Mr Fischer's home town of Boree Creek


I thought it was only travelling from The Rock - Albury.

Apparently it travelled from The Rock through Boree Creek to Albury. But not knowing the locality, I'm not sure if it double backed or it's a straight run.

Mike.
The Vinelander

Boree Creek is on the branchline that starts at The Rock. It would have had to be an out and back if it was via Boree Creek.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The rail journey, which included Mr Fischer's home town of Boree Creek


I thought it was only travelling from The Rock - Albury.

Apparently it travelled from The Rock through Boree Creek to Albury. But not knowing the locality, I'm not sure if it double backed or it's a straight run.

Mike.

Boree Creek is on the branchline that starts at The Rock. It would have had to be an out and back if it was via Boree Creek.

Looking at the photos, Mr Fischer's casket was loaded onto the train at Albury
(which makes sense as this is where he died).

The train then traveled from Albury to Boree Creek which is the current truncated terminus of the line which formerly operated through to Oatlands as SG and BG (now SG) further south.
(which makes sense as this is where he was born and I expect to be buried).

Truly a fitting last run for Mr Fischer and congratulations for all those involved who made it happen and I can only assume he would have wanted nothing else.


Please feel free to correct any of the above.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The rail journey, which included Mr Fischer's home town of Boree Creek


I thought it was only travelling from The Rock - Albury.

Apparently it travelled from The Rock through Boree Creek to Albury. But not knowing the locality, I'm not sure if it double backed or it's a straight run.

Mike.

Boree Creek is on the branchline that starts at The Rock. It would have had to be an out and back if it was via Boree Creek.

Looking at the photos, Mr Fischer's casket was loaded onto the train at Albury
(which makes sense as this is where he died).

The train then traveled from Albury to Boree Creek which is the current truncated terminus of the line which formerly operated through to Oatlands as SG and BG (now SG) further south.
(which makes sense as this is where he was born and I expect to be buried).

Truly a fitting last run for Mr Fischer and congratulations for all those involved who made it happen and I can only assume he would have wanted nothing else.


Please feel free to correct any of the above.
RTT_Rules

Apologizes, correction, it appears the train ran the reverse direction. Boree Creek to The Rock to Albury where
Tim Fischer farewelled at state funeral in Albury as 'titan of regional Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-29/tim-fischer-farewelled-on-train-carrying-coffin-to-funeral/11457664
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The train didn't go to Boree Creek. The coffin was placed on board at The Rock, and removed at Albury.
  Lockspike Deputy Commissioner

The train didn't go to Boree Creek. The coffin was placed on board at The Rock, and removed at Albury.
Valvegear
And as he died at Albury, the coffin (presumably loaded) had to be taken to The Rock to meet the Tin Hares for the last journey, which apparently was  requested by Tim
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The train didn't go to Boree Creek. The coffin was placed on board at The Rock, and removed at Albury.
And as he died at Albury, the coffin (presumably loaded) had to be taken to The Rock to meet the Tin Hares for the last journey, which apparently was  requested by Tim
Lockspike
Thanks,
It was a fitting tribute.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Tim Fischer's final journey.

A story by  The Age/SMH journo, Tony Wright.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/tim-fischer-s-last-train-ride-20190829-p52m11.html

Mike.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The only politician in a long long time really entitled to the honorific 'Honourable'.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The only politician in a long long time really entitled to the honorific 'Honourable'.
YM-Mundrabilla

Likely in my view at least to not be another one for some time to come.

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