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Posted 06 Sep 2019 19:41 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by TheFish

I'm not sure if these are visible to those not on Facebook but these are two short videos of 3801 being brought out of the workshop at Chullora and its first steam test.  

https://www.facebook.com/ ...

From the fact sheet on the THNSW Chullora page:

"What will this mean for Eveleigh and Broadmeadow?

When Chullora comes online, these sites will no longer be required for our heritage fleet.

The  ...

[quote=a6et][quote]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 fo ...

Lowndes do you know where it has been stored?  I know the boilers used to be all at Thirlmere until the redevelopment...

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 store ...

Posted 17 Jul 2019 21:55 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by TheFish

Regarding returning more locos to service, that is what the heritage hub at Chullora will be for.  Thirlmere is not an ideal workshop for major restorations and the scale of fleet operations is fast o ...

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  ...

I'm glad to hear they will be back at Central at least.  Its where the shop belongs.

Posted 20 Apr 2019 18:04 in International Discussion by TheFish

[quote=georges][quote][quote]Has there actually been any footage of it being steamed/tested yet? I've seen it mentioned that it has had a fire in it but haven't found anything...[/quote]UP have put a ...

Posted 19 Apr 2019 05:21 in International Discussion by TheFish

Has there actually been any footage of it being steamed/tested yet?  I've seen it mentioned that it has had a fire in it but haven't found anything...

Posted 19 Apr 2019 05:21 in International Discussion by TheFish

Has there actually been any footage of it being steamed/tested yet?  I've seen it mentioned that it has had a fire in it but haven't found anything...

The new draft strategic plan is worth a read too and the feedback survey is open now for anyone who wants to provide their input.  I think both Chullora and the funding to improve what the loop line c ...

Its all on the website/social media.  https://www.thirlmerefestivalofsteam.com/trains

The five engines are:

2705

3016

3265

3526

3642

6029 is currently out of action having a new  ...

[quote=safeworking]This announcement is one of the best ones since Shirley shut down Enfield and kicked out RTM to Thirlmere all those decades ago. Realistically neither Eveleigh nor Broadmeadow offe ...

This may help...

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/grahamh/album/468803
GrahamH
Thanks!

I am looking for any photos showing the water tower and/or the watering facilities near or adjacent to the platform at Clyburn i.e. in the yards between Auburn and Clyde.  The water tower is the one t ...

[quote=NSWGR 3827][quote][quote][quote]The withdrawal of 3642 has been long planned. It is due for a major overhaul. The last one was many years ago.[/quote]In recent years 3642 has had it's Boiler ch ...

Posted 17 Apr 2018 21:37 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by TheFish

[quote=NSWGR 3827]

We need a dedicated boiler shop in NSW.

I volunteer at a heritage railway in the UK and have seen how a dedicated boiler workshop and a dedicated group of boiler staff can work. ...

Posted 15 Apr 2018 20:00 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by TheFish

The takeaway from this is there needs to be a full review of the 3801 overhaul when it is completed so that lessons are learned.  

THNSW needs to be authentic and open with its information.

It d ...

[quote=a6et][quote]I have to say I have been taught a little differently, admittedly though not by Australian enginemen, but by former BR men.

Whilst over firing should of course be avoided a lit ...

I have to say I have been taught a little differently, admittedly though not by Australian enginemen, but by former BR men.  

Whilst over firing should of course be avoided a little light grey smok ...

Posted 25 Sep 2017 09:13 in The Lounge by TheFish

[color=#1d2129][size=2][font=SF Optimized", system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, ".SFNSText-Regular", sans-serif]Most Australians believe in the principle of equality before the law. I'm sur ...

[quote=allambee]This David Bennett guy who is the Transport Heritage PR front man employed by the Ministry of Transport.

His name is on the press releases from Transport Heritage.

I recall though ...

[quote=SydneyCider]There is some very recent discussions to move the heritage rolling stock currently stored at the Broadmeadow Loco Depot to another location in Sydney, with Chullora coming up as a c ...

[quote=neillfarmer]The boiler has suffered severe corrosion. When this happened is unclear. After the loco received it's boiler ticket it was given an acid clean, something that requires a great deal ...

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