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What is the plan for the Castlemaine yard alterations that I have seen mentioned on your social medias?
Castlemaine will become the railways operational base with all trains op ...

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 Y ...

Another big week and a bit on the VGR just gone.

The March long weekend saw a great weekend for the railway with a 7 car train being run on Sunday. J549 was the motive power for the weekend.

La ...

Posted 01 Nov 2015 19:54 in Victoria by D3621

Newport Workshops was seen in Ned Kelly (2003 film) had D3 639.

Mornington Railway was featured in the Ned Kelly film as well with K163 partly renumbered V163

The telemovie "On The Beach (2000 t ...

X31 where do you get the detailed timetables from? I see people post them all over the place but I dont know how to access them.

In 1995 there were triple R's to Bendigo, 1997 Triple R's to Bacchus Marsh/ Bank Box Loop, 1998 they went to Traralgon and in 2001 was the quad header with K183 to Seymour to celebrate 50 years of R c ...

Why would the age of the Locomotive be an issue?
NSWGR 3827

What im trying to say is that there are multiple people/groups (excluding me) that might not want to run a locomotive that i ...

[quote=Clarke Hudswell]The ICP has said that, because the F class has a successful history of operation on the current Maldon line, including the sections of 60 lb rail, then Y112 being lighter than t ...

Like others have said in this conversation. When the VGR replaces the rail in between Maldon and Muckleford with the heavier 80lb rail then it would be suitable to run the Y on the VGR. The E class wi ...

Posted 19 Oct 2013 22:32 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by D3621

How long has it been since J549 has been in action?

J549 was taken out of service in May 2004.

Thanks for the information Gman_86 and Lionel. Sorry for another question but what is the top speed these days for wooden cars?

Depends how fast you can push.

The line speed for the R on that line is around 110km/h. So depending on the weight, crews and weather, id say expect it around 100km/h.


I was un ...

This is a good link it provides a photo from 1925 [url=] ...

Posted 06 Oct 2013 23:00 in Victoria by D3621

I'm gutted that the service doesn't run via Bendigo and Castlemaine now. Even though the trip via Toolamba is quicker. My grandfather and I always went to the Wheeler st bridge in Castlemaine every ti ...

Whats the latest news on J541? Has it been moved from Newport to the YVR yet?

What is the reason for the transfer? Is the Y due for an overhaul?

Steamrail has put up a tour brochure called Maldon Steam Spectacular which will run on October 26th 2013. R761 and K190 from Melbourne to Castlemaine, J549 and K190 to Maldon with the R being stabled  ...

I am curious also. What was the second through train with passengers to run from Melb right through to Maldon?
I think i just found out. Steamrail has announced a Maldon Steam  ...

Does anyone know what locos are running on the Maldon leg of the trip tomorrow?

Posted 04 Sep 2013 12:00 in Victoria by D3621


Will be the 3rd through train.
What was the 2nd through train? Would it be the D3?

Posted 03 Sep 2013 18:49 in Victoria by D3621

Would it be Hoptoun?

[color=#000000][size=3][font=Times New Roman]If you guys can’t read the title of the thread [b]Aus Steam '88 possible to do again?[/b] If you guys can see the question mark, it is a question so as a ...

Allow me to back up VBAndy - stop foaming and dreaming -IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN VICTORIA, and all the theoretical "where and how" is a waste of space.
I'm really sure that ...

Posted 21 Aug 2013 12:07 in Victoria by D3621

Would it be Woomelang?

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