3801 Back on the tracks

 
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Just to distract everyone from armchair timetable shuffling, some good news for the steam buffs:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-13/nsw-iconic-steam-locomotive-returns-to-delight-rail-lovers/13245248

They're doing tours today and tomorrow. Probably too late if you don't have tickets booked already.

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  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Just to distract everyone from armchair timetable shuffling, some good news for the steam buffs:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-13/nsw-iconic-steam-locomotive-returns-to-delight-rail-lovers/13245248

They're doing tours today and tomorrow. Probably too late if you don't have tickets booked already.
jcouch
Do we need another 3801 relaunch thread, as there is already two Rolling Eyes


https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11384014-0-asc-s0.htm
https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11402418.htm
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Oh gees, way down there in which part of the forums? Very Happy  Sorry, I looked in the news section and NSW general and didn't see a thread with a link to the news article.. That said, the first thread link you posted has a pile of diesel photos in it quite unrelated.  I'll let the mods decide whether to lock this or let it run.
  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

As part of the Return to service of 3801, this Weekend, March 20 & 21, was to be a Southern Highlander trip to Bowral and Moss Vale, with Diesel Locos between Sydney and Picton, and 3801 in charge between Picton and Moss Vale.

However, there has been reported at around 8am this morning, Saturday March 20, of a Derailment of Empty Heritage Cars to Sydney between Panania and Revesby.

It would seem Down Trains are getting through, with Up trains being diverted elsewhere.
  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

Further to the post above.

The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.

Walk through the derailed heritage train at Revesby - YouTube

The Southern Highlander trip was Cancelled Saturday, and again Sunday, March 20 & 21.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Further to the post above.

The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.

Walk through the derailed heritage train at Revesby - YouTube

The Southern Highlander trip was Cancelled Saturday, and again Sunday, March 20 & 21.
scott4570

Discussion on the derailment https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11402454.htm
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Further to the post above.

The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.

Walk through the derailed heritage train at Revesby - YouTube

The Southern Highlander trip was Cancelled Saturday, and again Sunday, March 20 & 21.
scott4570
You know that for a fact do you? A Broken Axle??
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
You know that for a fact do you? A Broken Axle??
"LowndesJ515"
I share Lowndes' astonishment. I believe that a broken axle is very unlikely to be the primary cause of a derailment, and more likely to be a consequence of the derailment (if, in fact, an axle is broken at all.)
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Further to the post above.

The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.

Walk through the derailed heritage train at Revesby - YouTube

The Southern Highlander trip was Cancelled Saturday, and again Sunday, March 20 & 21.
scott4570
Modern axles don't often 'just break' and IF this claim is correct, it is a big problem. Nevertheless whether 'cause or result' should be easily and quickly (haha) determined.

Unless the cause is minor, obvious and outside the heritage 'industry' this has huge potential once the bureaucrats become involved.
  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.
scott4570
The information as to the cause came by way of the Sydney Light Rail Staff at Circular Quay, Saturday Night, March 20, but cannot be substantiated.

A Broken Axle may require a Pony Bogie to be fitted as part of the recovery and travel would then be very much restricted.
No reports have been given on a slow trip to Sydney or to Thirlmere.

Apologies for undue concern on this matter.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.
scott4570
The broken axle was the result of the derailment. This is not the correct information. I have been given privileged information I cannot repeat, but I can assure you, until the train derailed, that axle was fine.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
The derailment of Empty Heritage Cars occurred at Revesby Station, and was a result of a Broken Axle on Car TBC 532.
The broken axle was the result of the derailment. This is not the correct information. I have been given privileged information I cannot repeat, but I can assure you, until the train derailed, that axle was fine.
s3_gunzel
Unless people see a Statement from officials, it's all null and void what gets posted on here. Even is you 'hear' something. THNSW have stated they will not be saying anything until the investigation is finished. So until that time, its all hearsay. The train did go back to Thirlmere in the early hours of Sunday morning at a reduced speed no more than 40km/h which isnt broken axle or pony truck speed...

The last thing the sector needs right now is people jumping on Broken Axle's and smeg like that. The whole Sector are still trying to recover from Covid! And more recently, Floods!
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Well said, Lowndes. I am certain that there could not possibly be any more fertile breeding ground for rumours and misinformation than a gunzel nest.

My apologies for repeating something I have said previously, but years ago,  when a guy rang me with the news that R707 had failed its roadworthy examination, I just had to explode. The roadworthy exam hadn't even happened, and was not due to be done until the following week.

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