520 Restoration appeal

 
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Would be lovely to see this in Victoria again..... (Bloody SG)
https://www.gofundme.com/loco-520-restoration-appeal

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  NG Sulzers Deputy Commissioner

Location: Quorn
Doesn't Victoria have a BG 4-8-4 of its own?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Doesn't Victoria have a BG 4-8-4 of its own?
NG Sulzers
Harry?
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
I don’t think 520 has run beyond Serviceton in its lifetime, not sure if it’s ever been to said location?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
I don’t think 520 has run beyond Serviceton in its lifetime, not sure if it’s ever been to said location?
greasyrhys
Oz steam 88?
  xdford Chief Train Controller

Would be lovely to see this in Victoria again..... (Bloody SG)
https://www.gofundme.com/loco-520-restoration-appeal
Dangersdan707

When has 520 been to Victoria apart from perhaps a visit to Serviceton or part way on the Mt Gambier/Heywood line?  I would really like to see 520 going again and ride behind it though it may be by repute a bit harsher on the track to Victor Harbor...

Trevor
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
I don’t think 520 has run beyond Serviceton in its lifetime, not sure if it’s ever been to said location?
Oz steam 88?
Dangersdan707
Because of the loading gauge differences between SAR and VR, SAR steam locos can't/couldn't travel in Victoria due  platform clearance issues.
SAR was represented at Aus Steam '88 by diesel Loco 900 Lady Noire, even she had a few tight moments on the way over

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus_Steam_%2788
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
.........  I would really like to see 520 going again and ride behind it though it may be by repute a bit harsher on the track to Victor Harbor...

Trevor
xdford
Back in the days when I was married, the wife, myself, a good work mate and his wife went on the Southern Encounter special from Keswick to Victor with 520  (pre Standardisation) and had a great day, so good we did it again a month or so later Laughing
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Don't forget that 621 had a trip to Melbourne in the 90's.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Don't forget that 621 had a trip to Melbourne in the 90's.
Donald
Yes correct 621 ventured into Victoria during May 1994 but only as far as Bacchus Marsh. (see below)
"a special excursion to Victoria in May 1994 just before the interstate line was converted to standard gauge. "

http://steamranger.org.au/enthusiast/steam.htm  scroll down for a summary on 621 and further down for 520

from Wikipedia ...
"In 1994, 621 ran a one-off steam hauled tour into Victoria shortly before the Adelaide to Melbourne line was converted from broad gauge to a standard gauge. This was the first ever time a South Australian Railways steam locomotive had worked east into Victoria and with the gauge conversion imminent, the tour would also be the last. The train travelled as far east as Bacchus Marsh, due to the locomotive being too wide for the stations situated along the Melbourne suburban railway system. The locomotive combined with R761 for the majority of the tour from Wolseley in South Australia to Bacchus Marsh in Victoria."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australian_Railways_620_class
  L-1172 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Working hard like a donkey at my wife's computer.
I was the Special Trains Officer for V/Line back in 1994 and did the majority of the timetabling work for the Victorian section of this tour with 621. Here is one of my photos of 621 being coaled in Ararat yard on the Sunday evening before the loco returned back to Adelaide the next day.

Regards,

Robert.

https://flic.kr/p/edvEhz
  ritchiejudson1977 Beginner

Hi Im a beginner in this Rail forum. Can anyone advise me where I could apply as a Trainee to acquire Cert IV Train Driver. I am interested to be part in this field of job. I am local here in Darwin NT. cheers Smile
  ritchiejudson1977 Beginner

Don't forget that 621 had a trip to Melbourne in the 90's.
Donald
Hi Don, wish you could advise me where to apply as Trainee to avail Cert IV Train Driver. cheers Smile
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Don't forget that 621 had a trip to Melbourne in the 90's.
Hi Don, wish you could advise me where to apply as Trainee to avail Cert IV Train Driver. cheers Smile
ritchiejudson1977
not the Place to ask, Please ask in another Thread
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Hi Im a beginner in this Rail forum. Can anyone advise me where I could apply as a Trainee to acquire Cert IV Train Driver. I am interested to be part in this field of job. I am local here in Darwin NT. cheers Smile
ritchiejudson1977
Firstly this is not an appropriate thread to ask this question in.

Secondly try Google ....................... I typed Cert IV train Driver and got >>>  About 781,000 results (0.52 seconds)

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