It's been a while since the last post so here I go:
The school holidays Trains for Kids have been really well patronised with a very full 6 car train on Saturday 1st July behind J549. On the Sunday Y133 and a extra excursion car being added with the entire train being loaded to the brim.
On Wednesday 5th July K153 and Y133 hauled the regular service with a 7 car train again.
This weekend and next Wednesday sees K153 and Y133 being used on a 8 car train.
J549 is out of service for the next few weeks so it can have its boiler certificate renewed.
It is all happening at the VGR with the upcoming Ales Trains being nearly booked out and the Murder on the Orient Express trains also nearly booked out as well. It is highly recommended that if you are planning to travel on them to book in now or miss out until next years trains.
K160's boiler work is beginning to progress really well as well, a number of boiler components from the loco (items included is the ashpan and the injectors) have made their way to Maldon for repairs and re-manufacture.
Due to the high cost estimated in the overhaul of K160, a few months ago the VGR launched the K160 Overhaul appeal to assist in getting K160 back into service as quick as possible. Please donate if you can to assist in getting her back in steam quickly. We have multiple packages for people to sign up to with rewards from a seat on the K's first mainline test run all the way up to a driver experience. All donations are tax deductible. Visit http://www.vgr.com.au/k160appeal.pdf
for more information.