South Gippsland Railway (SGR)

 
  Mikey127 Junior Train Controller

I went down to SGR for the first time yesterday and had a really fantastic day.

In terms of friendlyness of staff, value for money and scenery its probably the best tourist railway I have been on.

The staff were more then happy to have a chat and were interested in where we had come from and also said invited us to come down and volunteer sometime

The redhen was in operation so it was good to ride it and we  started off in rain and ended in sunshine.

I would highly reccomend if you haven't been to SGR you go and do a trip down there soon

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  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
For those of you that want to see something different MT200 will be used on Saturday on a DCT with Y135 and Mixed Frieght 
Y135 - 3*GY - 2*Flat wagon's MT200  but as it is a DCT it is a privet train 
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Only photo of the day as i was helping out with something else



  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
MT200 will be out again on a mixed DCT with Y135 this Saturday doing the whole line we also have the Ganger trolleys doing shuttles from 5 road at Korumburra through out the day with the buskers festival.

On Sunday will be the normal Red Hen 402 doing the timetable 

Should be a good day out will try and get more photo's this time 
  ogigacz Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hasn't been any updates for a while. Does anyone have any news?
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
I have not been able to be down at SGR much over the past 2 months due to not having time

Allot of work has been going on the track between Korumburra - Leongatha with many sleepers getting inserted this weekend

All tho not needed Nyora turntable is seeing a bit of attention as of late with clearing and burning in and around the turntable pit and area now that we are allowed to burn off again.

Clearing and tidying up at Nyora could always lead to clearing the way to something else - if you get what i mean Wink

We can always dream tho.
  McDevitt Beginner

What will the turntable be used for? As far as I know, there is no stock that would need turning.
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Everything can benefit from being spun around now and then, even wear and tear for example.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
What will the turntable be used for? As far as I know, there is no stock that would need turning.
"McDevitt"


And they have the old Foster turntable available to use at Korumburra.
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
No real reason just thought while i have the chance why not clean up the area ?


Photo's show over time slowly getting the area back














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About 2 weeks ago we had these come in to help us replace about 200 sleeper's in one day between Ruby-Korumburra



Something different Nyora yard at 3:30am from about 2 week's ago as well

  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
200 sleepers in a day is a pretty good effort.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
And that clean-up around the turntable is a mighty job also.
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
More from this past Thursday

this photo showing that we were less then 2 meter's from spinning the turntable






looking allot more open from the first photo on my last post



Nice pile to light up soon



I will also try and get some photo of the restored ZF24 which has had rust removed and a whole new paint and some photo's of the ABU's and 55RM which has had both boggies rebuilt and getting rust removed
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Well there you go, I stopped in at Nyora for a look a couple of weeks ago and didn't even realise there was a turntable in place. So all in all it looks like some great work you guys have done down there at Nyora. Well Done.
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Well there you go, I stopped in at Nyora for a look a couple of weeks ago and didn't even realise there was a turntable in place. So all in all it looks like some great work you guys have done down there at Nyora. Well Done.
Gman_86
It's a good 400 meter's West of Nyora station hiding in the bush lol
Will try and get back down there this weekend
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Are there any plans for the turntable other than clearing up the weeds?
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Are there any plans for the turntable other than clearing up the weeds?
VRfan
I hope to see it back in service after we clean up around the area we can already get a hirail/trolley down there and it wouldn't take much to get the Y / Derm / Red hen down there

Not much done this weekend besides a couple of dead tree's cut up for fire wood
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
And hopefully we will see both of these ex South Australian BG Fairmont ST2's running around SGR soon

Taken today now that i have it at home to fix up


sometime last year at Korumburra with another member's VR 8W19 in the middle and SGR's 8W18



Another BG ST2 at Korumburra waiting till i get the time and money to fix it
  redrattler4552 Station Master

Now that el zorro has gone belly up what is going to happen to t342 ?
What is happening regarding it going back to broad guage and who is going to fund that cost.
Who is going to fund the cost of it sitting at dyon
Is there an idea of what if any pay out will organisations like sgr get out of el zorro
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Now that el zorro has gone belly up what is going to happen to t342 ?
What is happening regarding it going back to broad guage and who is going to fund that cost.
Who is going to fund the cost of it sitting at dyon
Is there an idea of what if any pay out will organisations like sgr get out of el zorro
redrattler4552
Most of that we will just have to wait and see

(Who is going to fund the cost of it sitting at dyon)
It was sent back to Seymour with C501 last week some time
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Is there an idea of what if any pay out will organizations like SGR get out of El Zorro?
redrattler4552
I'd say they'd be a fair way down the list of companies that are owed money, so if anything is to come to them, it'd be a while. The tax man comes first and everyone else a very far second!
  D3621 Locomotive Driver

Location: Castlemaine Vic
The SGR posted on their facebook page that until further notice they have suspended all trains and services. Whats going there? Does anyone know anything further?
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
For reasons I can not discuss services between Nyora-Leongatha has ceased until further notice.

Donations and new members would really be appreciated at this point in time.

Work will still continue on the railway by the very few members this railway has.
  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Due to it being to wet around Nyora this weekend i went up to Korumburra and got a couple of photo's of what's been happening (just copied off facebook)

32ABU has just had a repaint


32ABU's Roof after being replaced and painted


24ZF Has been fully restored and repainted


55RM getting sanded back ready for a full restore and paint






Hilda Falls last night



Can't really see much but the Hirail sitting on the turntable at Nyora last night would be the first piece of rolling stock to be turned on here in a good 10-15 years
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
The ABU is looking good.

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