639 Chief Commissioner

I was at the market today and saw the work done to B91 Wow it is looking good. Excellent paint job too is it sprayed?

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  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
The B van is hand painted. The remainder of the wagon (ie: the roof & underframe) will be done once the weather warms up again.
  inter Train Controller

Location: Shrinking wheels
Please note that the runs in the paintwork are original VR
  639 Chief Commissioner

The B van is hand painted. The remainder of the wagon (ie: the roof & underframe) will be done once the weather warms up again.
"VRfan"


Hand painted Shocked  looks very good
  639 Chief Commissioner

i just noticed there are some photos on the website.
http://www.dscr.com.au/gallery.php?page=One&file=restoration_photos.txt
  inter Train Controller

Location: Shrinking wheels
Did you know that B91 was in the consist of the last goods train from Daylesford in 1978. Hows that for a coincidence.
Cheers Inter
  639 Chief Commissioner

Musk platform is looking great http://www.dscr.com.au/gallery.php?page=One&file=maintenence_photos.txt

I was going to go a get a few photos yesterday but it was snowing up here very cold!!!
  PE Chief Train Controller

Further to the photos the platform was completed by Puffing Billy last week. The final finishing touches such as putting pitch in the nut holes on the coping will be done by DSCR when possible (bit hard when covered in snow).

Also last weekend work finally recommenced on 32RM, this having been suspended for the last 4 years while 63RM was in for what became it's much extended overhaul.

I believe also somewhere in another thread the Dodge PMM 74RM was mentioned in some context. A five figure sum has been allocated towards it in this years budget to progress it towards completion.
  639 Chief Commissioner

Thats great news about 32RM
  639 Chief Commissioner


Drove out to Musk today and got a few pics of the New platform.
  Capegauge Chief Train Controller

Great pic. Really captures the spirit of earlier times - the quiet roadside shed, the track free of weeds (but also free of ballast as was so true of many branchlines).
  639 Chief Commissioner

Today the Daylesford region had THICK HEAVY snow falls i am going in a min to get some photos of musk station!!!
  639 Chief Commissioner

The roads to Musk were closed Sad
  BJ Titsengolf That's Numberwang!

Location: Right here, right now, right here, right now...
The roads to Musk were closed Sad
"639"

You should have travelled by train...
  inter Train Controller

Location: Shrinking wheels
The roads to Musk were closed Sad
"639"

You should have travelled by train...
"Loki"

The last time there was a heavy snowfall on an operational day (May 2000 or 2001) even the trains could not run owing to the diesel fuel freezing up and turning to jelly. Surprised
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
I was asked to put up these photos to show how cold it can get at Daylesford!

June 1994:


May 2000:


Here's a couple from my own collection from September 2004:


  639 Chief Commissioner

This is a photo I took today most of the snow has melted but there was still a little to be seen.

  639 Chief Commissioner

the first 2 photos you posted is what it was like when I was trying to go to Musk!! the road was closed.
  Edith Chief Commissioner

Location: Line 1 from Porte de Vincennes bound for Bastille station
I might just defer my volunteer work at Daylesford until late Spring.  Wink Perhaps the DSCR needs some more snow-bound vehicles on its postcards to get people's interest.
  639 Chief Commissioner

The DSCR website has been updated http://www.dscr.com.au/index.php
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Hi all,

If you go to the photos section, you can see the work that's now taking place on 32RM. It's been on hold for a few years while 63RM was restored, but with the DERM back in service and all the work areas now cleaned up, work can again proceed on 32RM.
  639 Chief Commissioner

What happened to the motor units front window on 7RM
  PE Chief Train Controller

Kids
  639 Chief Commissioner

Thats very sad to hear although I am not surprised there are a lot of board youth in Daylesford, sad they have to turn to smashing things for something to do.
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Hi all,

There are currently some issues with the DSCR site. I'll let everybody know when it's back up.

edit: As of 7/8/2007, the site is back up

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