3801 official relaunch = March 12th, 20201

 
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

Here's some video of the official relaunch this morning,
Enjoy,
BW


https://youtu.be/xiDLdKB__3M          

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  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I thought from the thread title that we had to wait another 18180 years... Wink
  SavyIsJoshoArts Station Master

Location: Southern New South Wales
Very impressive footage Bevan Wall. Love how central is well organised for this occasion.
good job mate. Smile

Cheers,
Josh
  NSWGR8022 Chief Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Very impressive footage Bevan Wall. Love how central is well organised for this occasion.
good job mate. Smile

Cheers,
Josh
SavyIsJoshoArts

Top quality and nice to see her back in action.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Lovely to also see the old suburban red rattlers come into view. Notwithstanding the disgusting arson attack of years back, Steamrail still has beautifully restored Tait cars in its shed, and spite of years of "negotiations", can't get them onto the steels under their own power.
I have said it before; restoration is taken seriously by successive NSW governments, but anything achieved in Victoria is despite the government which sets a high standard of bloody minded inertia.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Hi all, I took some photos of todays activities, they are as follows
P1010510 spongbergl Flickr
Diesel 4201 leads in the first shuttle of the morning through Banksia, bound for Central
P1010511 spongbergl Flickr
The 3801 Locomotive is swinging off the rear at the end of the train.
P1010512 spongbergl Flickr
As luck would have it, 5917 was also running her train to Kiama, the headboard says it all here, 3801 and 5917 crossed just to the North of Banksia.
P1010526 spongbergl Flickr
Final shot of the day, 4201 hauls the 12:32pm shuttle ex Central back through Erskineville.
  a6et Minister for Railways

A quick question.  Has 01 received a different type of auto steam/water release valves in place of the original Cardew valves?
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
A quick question.  Has 01 received a different type of auto steam/water release valves in place of the original Cardew valves?
a6et
I am sure that the answer would in the following thread. If not, it would be the more appropriate place to ask the question, considering that you are following that thread also.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11384014-0-asc-s0.htm
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

Here's some scenes recored back in July 2005 of 3801 hauling trips to Gosford as part of the 150th anniversary of NSW railways. Interesting to compare the livery 3801 wore back then with how the loco compares today.



https://youtu.be/m3a9kTzekQU
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Interesting to compare the livery 3801 wore back then with how the loco compares today.
Bevan Wall
Personally I prefer the new look, but perhaps only because it looks so fresh and clean!
  SavyIsJoshoArts Station Master

Location: Southern New South Wales
Interesting to compare the livery 3801 wore back then with how the loco compares today.

Bevan Wall
Compare to 2005 and today. Back in 2005 it didn't have the correct NSWGR shade of Special green, instead was Emerald Green which would explains why it was lighter (Not saying it was bad, lol ). This time round after her recent overhaul, the painters and THNSW did their homework to get the right shade to apply. Not to mention the recent paint job is a bit under a year old now compare to the light green it was in 2005 when that paint work was 5 years old and full of coal suit. Smile

Hope that info is useful.
Cheers,
Josh
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Question without notice and please forgive me if the answer if obvious,

I have just seen a story on WIN news about 3801's relaunch. As with the story I saw on the ABC the other day I was struck by the constant references to "THE 3801"

Is this a normal way to refer to the / a locomotive? When we refer to our own J549 at the VGR we don't say THE J549 we just say J549

As an aside I thought locos as with TBMs are referred to in the female so our THE is a SHE!?!?!

Any help appreciated, I think I'm going crazy.......
  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
As an aside I thought locos as with TBMs are referred to in the female so our THE is a SHE!?!?!

Any help appreciated, I think I'm going crazy.......
BrentonGolding
And what if the loco chooses to self-identify as male? It's probably offensive to trans locos.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Question without notice and please forgive me if the answer if obvious,

I have just seen a story on WIN news about 3801's relaunch. As with the story I saw on the ABC the other day I was struck by the constant references to "THE 3801"
"BrentonGolding"
Put it down to general ignorance. Years ago, 707 Operations was associated with some PR firm which put out a trip publicity flyer referring to "The R707". These particular flyers came in handy for lighting up, after a few words such as, "before you publish; check with us".
The same thing happens when news or other programs refer, for example, to "The HMAS Anzac". A mate of mine, a former Chief Petty Officer, goes nuts over it - "THE Her Majesty's Australian Ship Anzac? ? ? ? ?"
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Question without notice and please forgive me if the answer if obvious,

I have just seen a story on WIN news about 3801's relaunch. As with the story I saw on the ABC the other day I was struck by the constant references to "THE 3801"
Put it down to general ignorance. Years ago, 707 Operations was associated with some PR firm which put out a trip publicity flyer referring to "The R707". These particular flyers came in handy for lighting up, after a few words such as, "before you publish; check with us".
The same thing happens when news or other programs refer, for example, to "The HMAS Anzac". A mate of mine, a former Chief Petty Officer, goes nuts over it - "THE Her Majesty's Australian Ship Anzac? ? ? ? ?"
Valvegear
The ‘the” phenomenon seems common practice in the US.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Question without notice and please forgive me if the answer if obvious,

I have just seen a story on WIN news about 3801's relaunch. As with the story I saw on the ABC the other day I was struck by the constant references to "THE 3801"
Put it down to general ignorance. Years ago, 707 Operations was associated with some PR firm which put out a trip publicity flyer referring to "The R707". These particular flyers came in handy for lighting up, after a few words such as, "before you publish; check with us".
The same thing happens when news or other programs refer, for example, to "The HMAS Anzac". A mate of mine, a former Chief Petty Officer, goes nuts over it - "THE Her Majesty's Australian Ship Anzac? ? ? ? ?"
Valvegear
Absolutely.
Just plain ignorance.
Same applies to train numbers - it is 5208 not 'the' 5208 or 'the' 9199.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Question without notice and please forgive me if the answer if obvious,

I have just seen a story on WIN news about 3801's relaunch. As with the story I saw on the ABC the other day I was struck by the constant references to "THE 3801"

Is this a normal way to refer to the / a locomotive? When we refer to our own J549 at the VGR we don't say THE J549 we just say J549

As an aside I thought locos as with TBMs are referred to in the female so our THE is a SHE!?!?!

Any help appreciated, I think I'm going crazy.......
BrentonGolding
It's yet another linguistic aberration from the US, thrust upon us by an ignorant media.
another practice that grates on me is US journalists referring to our PM (or any from the Westminster system) as "Mr" Prime Minister.

Yes BG, such inanimate lumps of metal are referred to in the feminine, whether it be praise or condemnation!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
'... "Mr" Prime Minister. ...'Imagine the hoohaa if we had a married female PM and she was called 'Mrs PM'.
  a6et Minister for Railways

Question without notice and please forgive me if the answer if obvious,

I have just seen a story on WIN news about 3801's relaunch. As with the story I saw on the ABC the other day I was struck by the constant references to "THE 3801"

Is this a normal way to refer to the / a locomotive? When we refer to our own J549 at the VGR we don't say THE J549 we just say J549

As an aside I thought locos as with TBMs are referred to in the female so our THE is a SHE!?!?!

Any help appreciated, I think I'm going crazy.......
It's yet another linguistic aberration from the US, thrust upon us by an ignorant media.
another practice that grates on me is US journalists referring to our PM (or any from the Westminster system) as "Mr" Prime Minister.

Yes BG, such inanimate lumps of metal are referred to in the feminine, whether it be praise or condemnation!
Lockspike
Totally agree, when anyone sees a U.S rail steam clip, the loco's are all referred to as THE xxxxx, not be the actual loco itself that is just one of many within a class of locomotives.  The aspect to take though is that 3801 is simply the first of 30, 38class loco's.  Same with every other loco in any class.

Thing is that, I have not heard of any other steam loco referred to as THE, such as 3642, 3237, 5910 etc.

I know that when working in the 60's on steam several rock choppers were referred to as THAT rotten thing, 3658, always comes to mind with me on it, and not just by me but a number of of others at Enfield and Goulburn.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
I'll be LONG dead and so will almost countless generations to follow me when the year 20201 rolls around.
A little more care in titling threads would definitely be an advantage.

Kind of reminds me of:




https://youtu.be/izQB2-Kmiic

Mike.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Hi everyone, here is a photo that I took at 3801's official relaunch weekend, it is as follows
P1010522 spongbergl Flickr
4201 Heritage Diesel stands at the rear of the 3801 train, as it waits for it's next departure to Hurstville.

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