Tumba Rail. Accreditation - Got it!

 
  Aussietrainman Station Master

The Regional Heritage Transport Association-Junee, Inc., (operating division, Tumba Rail), has been granted a Notice of Accreditation, effective as of the 27th September, 2013.

This notice allows us,

i) for Railway operations - rail infrastructure: to manage, maintain, repair, install or operate railway, railway tracks and associated structures within the Ladysmith Station and Precinct between 539.251km and 540.289 km along the Wagga Wagga to Tumbarumba Rail line, NSW once an access agreement is made with the infrastructure owner for the purposes connected with the conduct of the accredited person functions as a Rail Infrastructure Manager,

and

ii) For Railway operations - rolling stock: to maintain, repair, modify, operate or move, or cause the operation or movement by means, Track Vehicles and associated equipment within the Ladysmith Station and Precinct between 539.251km and 540.280 km along the Wagga Wagga to Tumbarumba Rail line, NSW once an access agreement is made with the infrastructure owner for the purposes/manner of carrying out, for the operation and restoration of rolling stock or infrastructure maintenance activities for which the accredited person (functions as) the Rail Infrastructure Manager.

Yes!!

The next step is the finalizing of the Safety Interface Agreement with John Holland Rail, which is happening as I speak; this will lead to the finalizing of the Heritage Operators License. This is expected to happen in the next couple of weeks.

Tumba Rail has already successfully carried out its Track Awareness course; medical 'kits' have already been sent to (most) members, and techie stuff is being looked at. The choice of beacon - now mandatory under the new regs - is a Jaycar item that has a magnetic base and runs on 3 x AAA batteries. Vehicles with no batteries or generators (e.g. Fairmonts, VW's) or vehicles  with a battery can use a power adapter; the vehicle must use a battery as the beacon has to run when the engine isn't. This beacon will be trialed as appears to be suitable for Tumba Rail use.

Vehicle batteries has been investigated, with a number of second hand batteries to start with - no pun intended - have been sourced.

I would like to welcome two new members to Tumba Rail and look forward to their continued support.

Regards


(a very excited Laughing) Aussietrainman

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Well done, and good luck !
  worldtraveller Locomotive Driver

Well done!  Look forward to the gala (re)opening!
  Zig Zag Reporter Locomotive Fireman

Congratulations Aussietrainman.

I wish you well in your endeavours to get some rail activity going again in the Ladysmith precinct. I was posted a few times to Wagga airport as a radio tech during the 1970s and I hope to visit again one day. I am posting a photo I took of Rail Motor 7 at Ladysmith back around 1973 that I took on my one and only journey by rail to Tumbarumba. I hope you like it and inspires you to one day be able to recreate this scene.

[img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/10267790094_cedd78658b.jpg[/img]
by zigzagrailway@yahoo.com.au, on Flickr

Once again, congratulations and best wishes to you and your team.
regards
David H
  gringo Locomotive Driver

Location: Pakenham Victoria
Congratulations.
  Albert Chief Commissioner

Great news. Just need JHG to join the party.
  GN4472 Deputy Commissioner

Congratulations! Hope it all goes well.

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