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TheFish

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[quote=DCook]Major news from LVR today, the two R cars have been fully restored and are ready for service with two more to be retrieved from the top shed and similarly restored after resleepering and ...

[quote=DCook][quote][quote]You forgot 5112. Which nearly made it.

Unfortunately Standard Goods locos fall into the "Why Bother?" category. Way overkill for running "loop line" type tourist services ...

[quote=apw5910]You forgot 5112. Which nearly made it.

Unfortunately Standard Goods locos fall into the "Why Bother?" category. Way overkill for running "loop line" type tourist services and too slo ...

[quote=NSWGR 3827][quote]A boiler in daily service for 19 years obviously hasn't been through that many heating and cooling cycles.

Again you miss the point. Boiler water treatment is hardly ever ...

[quote=a6et][quote]Thanks BW.

Sounds great, climbing towards Maldon.

Edit, cowling/sheet metal work looks particularly tidy. Top stuff.

Suppose a colour scheme has already been decided upon, just ...

[quote=NSWGR 3827][quote][quote][quote]And that shows why you should always have spare boilers ready to go[/quote]No need for Spare boilers anymore, treat your water and they will last a long long tim ...

And that shows why you should always have spare boilers ready to go
No need for Spare boilers anymore, treat your water and they will last a long long time.
NSWGR 3827
From ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote][quote][quote]There is also the potential threat of steam locomotives being temporarily banned from operation due to the increasing water restrictions[/quote]Has that happene ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote]There is also the potential threat of steam locomotives being temporarily banned from operation due to the increasing water restrictions[/quote]Has that happened before? Is ...

There is also the potential threat of steam locomotives being temporarily banned from operation due to the increasing water restrictions
DCook
Has that happened before?  Is it written in ...

[quote]I seriously doubt Thirlmere is in a position to return 1243 to service. Don't get me wrong they would want the loco for sure but they are already looking at third party assistance for another l ...

[quote=ssaunders]I seriously doubt Thirlmere is in a position to return 1243 to service. Don't get me wrong they would want the loco for sure but they are already looking at third party assistance for ...

Isn't it supposed to move in steam end of this week according to one guy?

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ssaunders

You'll find anything can happen according to one guy, or another.

[quote=Spinner5711][quote]With all the recent fire bans is the test still scheduled to happen or has it been postponed?[/quote]If there are any fire bans in place, the trialling will not happen. It i ...

Thanks for the information, so we'll probably be seeing 3016T in service soon?
DCook
Assuming the engine is in good enough condition (it has been run in preservation for some time now) I ...

3016 has been returned to Canberra from Thirlmere.

3112 had a trial run earlier in the year and I don't believe there have been any further developments.

[quote=nswtrains][quote]G'day gentlemen.

I seen on one of the posts on the NSWGR Steam Locomotive Fleet group on Facebook (Bookface as I love to call it.) There's a TAA out which now has the date ...

I haven't but I have certainly been impressed with what I have read about it.  Is there much of a Freemo community in Australia?

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 ...

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  ...

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