Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC) 2020 and beyond

 
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Time to retire the old thread -

An uncertain future - Seymour Railway Heritage Centre (SRHC)

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2194937.htm#2194937


So here's a new one.

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Carnot

Good news - C501 is out and about on the mainline again.  Today it's helping out on the Qube SG Ballast train just North of Seymour.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:22 am
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
It seems SSR were happy with the paint job SRHC did on their CLF1, and they have bought CLP9 down to Seymour for SRHC to do its repaint as well as some mechanical repairs to get her ready for mainline duties.

This info among plenty more is of course publicly available in the SRHC's excellent blog, which shows the progress of many of their various projects and is easily found with a simple google search (or any other search engine search). It's good to see the blog has again been getting regular updates

I'm not a member of the SRHC or affiliated with the group in any way, but I do like their work. It seems any troubles (from the previous thread) are well behind them, and things seem to be boiling along nicely at Seymour. C501, T382 and P23 have all had a repaint in the past year or so, and all look amazing. I look forward to seeing them out on a heritage charter as soon as the current public health situation allows it.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
It seems SSR were happy with the paint job SRHC did on their CLF1, and they have bought CLP9 down to Seymour for SRHC to do its repaint as well as some mechanical repairs to get her ready for mainline duties.

This info among plenty more is of course publicly available in the SRHC's excellent blog, which shows the progress of many of their various projects and is easily found with a simple google search (or any other search engine search). It's good to see the blog has again been getting regular updates

I'm not a member of the SRHC or affiliated with the group in any way, but I do like their work. It seems any troubles (from the previous thread) are well behind them, and things seem to be boiling along nicely at Seymour. C501, T382 and P23 have all had a repaint in the past year or so, and all look amazing. I look forward to seeing them out on a heritage charter as soon as the current public health situation allows it.
Gman_86

If the whispers are true we may be seeing C501 out and about very soon in conjunction with some other CL's, just not on heritage tours.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I don't know who is responsible for the srhc blog, but it is a mine of interesting information. The place started life as the Seymour Loco Steam Preservation Group, and is unrecognisable as such now, particularly with J515 still u/s.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Things do evolve Valvegear. Steamrail do a fantastic job keeping steam locos in running order, to the point that other organisations like the Victorian Goldfields Railway and Mornington Railway Preservation Society have both sent their K class locos there for major overhauls.

The SRHC seem to have found their place in the world and if their primary role is to preserve our diesel locomotive heritage, it seems they are doing a decent job of it.

At least someone is.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Quite so. The evolution of SRHC is remarkable.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Quite so. The evolution of SRHC is remarkable.
Valvegear
hopefully they now have effective policies and procedures around child protection.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

C501 is currently making its way to Laverton behind CLF2.  Apparently they'll be hired to run the SCT Dooen freight.  

Nice to see these 1970s "Muscle Trains" on revenue freight again.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
If the whispers are true we may be seeing C501 out and about very soon in conjunction with some other CL's, just not on heritage tours
Greensleeves
I don't know about whispers, but yesterday, C501 along with Railpower's recently re-activated CLF2 ran light from Seymour to Laverton, and then on to Dooen to return today with SCT's Wimmera Container service, with C501 to lead the return leg to Melbourne.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Nice to see these 1970s "Muscle Trains" on revenue freight again.
Carnot
Here are the "Muscle Trains" and looking in rather good nick, as well Exclamation



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq3kV8n3zKw

Thanks to Schony 747 for the clip.

BigShunter.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
It must be said, C501 is looking marvellous.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
It must be said, C501 is looking marvellous.
Gman_86
Thought I more or less did or do you think I was holding back a bit........ Wink how about Simply Marvellous........

BigShunter.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Simply Marvellous?

Thank you, Richie.

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