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[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Was the detailed design of a standard gauge R class actually completed by the VR or did it stop at a more or less 'concept' stage?

What mods to the steampipes were needed and ...

Posted 19 Mar 2009 20:43 in Victoria by R766

[quote="woodford"]

Sleeper train only about 2 k's to go will be finished tomorrow.

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The sleeper train finished on Wednesday last one ran with 23 wagons then returned to Junee.

Anything ...

Posted 15 Dec 2008 17:24 in Victoria by R766

Concrete Sleepers being inserted at Violet Town this afternoon.

Started at Up end of plat and working toward Benalla

Posted 13 Dec 2008 17:39 in Victoria by R766

Longwood was converted on Thursday afternoon and opened at 5am Friday morning to move the remainder of the ballast.

Some shots at:http://mark66.fotopic.net/c1623819.html

Nice photos. Your photos ...

Posted 13 Dec 2008 14:59 in Victoria by R766

Longwood was converted on Thursday afternoon and opened at 5am Friday morning to move the remainder of the ballast.

Some shots at:http://mark66.fotopic.net/c1623819.html

Bar the Silverton Tramway and the early privately owned railway companies, who would have been the first Private operator in NSW referring to the late 80's/early 90's to operate on the State Rail netw ...

Posted 01 Sep 2008 22:18 in Operators by R766

Dont QRN hire crews from El Zorro for their BM7/MB7 and SM9/MS9 from Melbourne to Junee?

QRN have there own crews in Melb, who shunt, shunt and shunt, thats why they keep advertising for drivers. ...

And what I find funny is nobody is yet to tell us what width the cylinders are like 8050 asked.....But they are within loading gauge.

Maybe someone would be kind enough to tell us the Broad Gauge W ...

We were told where the pistons are by NSWGR 3827, his involvement with Steamrail leads me to believe he would be a factual source on matters such as this.

Piston, valves, crossheads,  boiler fire t ...

How wide is an R class across the cylinders?

I can tell you, that refitted in the SG position, they are within the rolling stock out line for operation on the DIRN as is the rest of the locomotive.

A "current status of" report would be nice, timely and welcome Smile
Negative comments & quasi-flameblasts from certain people would not be welcome. Those people can no longer say anything that we ca ...

Posted 02 Aug 2008 09:15 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by R766

I spotted CLP9 at Chullora today in the sheds wearing the new colours.. so wont be long till we have another one out and about.

9 was a total failure on 5MB7 at Donnybrook, on Thursday night with c ...

Posted 29 Jun 2008 06:23 in Victoria by R766

Yeah, but it didn't derail.The rail extends beyond where the buffers were placed.I believe it occurred on Friday morning following the arrival of AM6, the car has since received some new paint work ov ...

Posted 03 Apr 2008 16:54 in Victoria by R766

Storms and strong winds at the derailment site have hampered recovery and trackwork

Track re-opening now estimated 0600hrs Friday morning.

20 plus trees have been reported as blown over and fo ...

Posted 02 Apr 2008 19:25 in Victoria by R766

Storms and strong winds at the derailment site have hampered recovery and trackwork

Track re-opening now estimated 0600hrs Friday morning.

20 plus trees have been reported as blown over and fo ...

Did the derailment actually happen on the bridge or in the vicinity?

Regards,

Brian

From info known, lead loco was very rough after passing over emu creek, lost air soon after and sparks and du ...

Road closed. You can't get anywhere near it. No more info at this stage. Talk was for crane access. should have added EL/RL/EL were the loco's

58,302,51, 24 behind locos survived, and last 2 still  ...

R766, is there any confirmation on the new livery for this grand engine?

Wonder how many times us Wollongong residences will see her??  Laughing
Under the lease between the parties it is to be return ...

The Loco was back on its wheels by 1300 hrs (tuesday) yesterday, with the tender bieng rigged for lifting of the truck.

There s now a Standard Gauge R Loco in NSW

Due into NSW AM tomorrow, then onto ................... to have the conversion work completed, work on ...................... should be completed by ................. next year, possibly in time for t ...

The locomotive is sitting on New SG wheels fitted today at Newport.

Due to problems distributing the weight on the trailer the loco was lifted of and is sitting on the concrete at Newport.

The t ...

Who's stupid idea was it for R 766 to be converted to standard gauge and sent to NSW? I think as do a lot of other victorians that she should stay here in Victoria, why not at seymour? How would they  ...

766 September Update

Re assembly of the locomotive has continued through out the last month, with the smoke box and cylinders re joined with new bolts and the old BG holes filled with the old bolts ...

R 766 Standard Gauge Conversion Update August 2007.

After a period where many assumed that nothing was happening with the conversion, due to lack of presence of people in the physical form at Newpo ...

Recent progress shots are viewable at

http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa122/R766_photos/R766%20Standard%20Gauge%20Conversion/

These include:

Cylinders refitted and bolted, Cylinder Junction  ...

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