Thirlmere Festival Of Steam 2016

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Details for this annual event have been uploaded to Railpage.

Event details can be found at: https://www.railpage.com.au/events/thirlmere-festival-of-steam



To ask for a reminder for the event please click https://www.railpage.com.au/events?mode=event.remind&event_id=92

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  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
It will be interesting to see how 3830 is progressing !
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

3830 is not quite ready yet...  All in good time.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
3830 is not quite ready yet...  All in good time.
Spinner5711
Wonderful understatement.
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
It will be interesting to see how 3830 is progressing !
Salty21
3830 may not be available for inspection.  Anybody for a roundhouse/workshops tour?
  exarmidale Train Controller

The viewing area should give you something to see. A lot is happening in the Roundhouse
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
The viewing area should give you something to see. A lot is happening in the Roundhouse
exarmidale
Provided the windows are clean and not smeared with ice cream and food residue.Wink
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
A somewhat interesting development (possibly).

It seems 5917 has dropped off the list of locos, while 3265 has been added.

I checked last weekend and both these locos were included, but now apparently 5917 won't be there.

Shame, but with 3265 set to replace 2705 on the loop-line shuttles, it will be good to see it steaming.
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

A somewhat interesting development (possibly).

It seems 5917 has dropped off the list of locos, while 3265 has been added.

I checked last weekend and both these locos were included, but now apparently 5917 won't be there.

Shame, but with 3265 set to replace 2705 on the loop-line shuttles, it will be good to see it steaming.
meh
I noticed that as well. However, 5917 is currently in steam at Branxton and is scheduled to run LE to Eveleigh tomorrow (Friday) morning. The TAA for the Thirlmere Flyer indicates that the plan was a diesel to haul the carriages for the Flyer to Sydney early Saturday, 5917 to haul the Flyer out to Thirlmere on Saturday morning with 6029 returning the train on Saturday arvo, staying overnight in Sydney and hauling Sunday's Flyer out to Thirlmere. 5917 would then return to Sydney with the Sunday afternoon run. I don't know if an amendment for the TAA has been issued, but the Train Works web site for the Festival seems to imply that the Garratt is hauling the Flyer in both directions on Saturday, back out to Thirlmere on Sunday morning with 3642 taking the train back in on Sunday arvo.  I guess its a case of wait and see.
BW
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
The loco line up as advertised on the FoS website has changed at least 4 times in the past fortnight.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The loco line up as advertised on the FoS website has changed at least 4 times in the past fortnight.
Duffy

See: https://extranet.artc.com.au/docman/DocManFiles/DocTypes/TAA/Files/0187-2016.PDF?65811470

5917 and 6029 are on the notice.
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

I've not heard of any sightings of 5917 this morning. The path that it was scheduled to run on had it through Broadmeadow by now, so it may not be ready. I'm told it was programmed to run as 8Z02.
BW
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I've not heard of any sightings of 5917 this morning. The path that it was scheduled to run on had it through Broadmeadow by now, so it may not be ready. I'm told it was programmed to run as 8Z02.
BW
Bevan Wall
BW do you have any times please?
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
Facebook has 5917 in steam at Rothbury but not going anywhere.
3016 and 6029 have arrived at Thirlmere.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Facebook has 5917 in steam at Rothbury but not going anywhere.
3016 and 6029 have arrived at Thirlmere.
Duffy

3016 certainly has and also FL220
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

I've not heard of any sightings of 5917 this morning. The path that it was scheduled to run on had it through Broadmeadow by now, so it may not be ready. I'm told it was programmed to run as 8Z02.
BW
BW do you have any times please?
bevans
I'm told it was tabled out of Branxton at 06.45, through Broadmeadow at around 09.00 after being turned on the Islington triangle, but at around 12.00 I heard from a person who has been up around Sandgate for most of the morning that it has not gone past him.
BW
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
Facebook has 5917 in steam at Rothbury but not going anywhere.
3016 and 6029 have arrived at Thirlmere.

3016 certainly has and also FL220
bevans
6029 is second locomotive and would not have its ICE switched on.
  steamfreak Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wodonga, VIC
The original train schedule also had 3265 and 3016 double heading on the Buxton trips but 3016 did the job solo today, top and tailed with 4803.

3642 is in steam but sat at the TrainWorks platform all day. Is listed to double head with 6029 on the two Picton trips tomorrow.

6029 looked and sounded great today on the main line and on the branch. Quite a pleasant (if hot) day today watching the various stream action.
  runningplate Beginner

Is there any news on 6029 regarding Sunday? I know today it had to stop a few times on the way back to Central due to a "hot bearing". Just wondering if anyone knows if it is still running the Sunday schedule as planned.
  shorna Station Staff

Location: Penrith
Is there any news on 6029 regarding Sunday? I know today it had to stop a few times on the way back to Central due to a "hot bearing". Just wondering if anyone knows if it is still running the Sunday schedule as
runningplate
6029 will not be running tomorrow
  runningplate Beginner

Is there any word on a replacement loco?

Edit: Nevermind, I found this on the Trainworks FB page:

"LOCO UPDATE: We regret to advise that due to a mechanical issue with Beyer-Garratt 6029, tomorrow's Thirlmere Flyer will be replaced by Locomotive 3642 and assisted by a second steam locomotive from Picton. The Thirlmere Flyer will still operate as timetabled to the Thirlmere Festival of Steam.
Those visiting Trainworks will still be able to view the Garratt on display at the amphitheatre.
Steam train rides at the Festival remain unchanged and will operate as per timetable."
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
What a shame 6029 not running.

Is the loco at Canberra or at Thirlmere?
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

What a shame 6029 not running.

Is the loco at Canberra or at Thirlmere?
JimYarin

well is you take the time to look at the post above yours, it says:

Those visiting Trainworks will still be able to view the Garratt on display at the amphitheatre.
Somebody

So where do you think it is?
  exarmidale Train Controller

Trainworks = Thirlmere
  steamfreak711 Locomotive Driver

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