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[quote=Bogong]PE, I doubt any responsible trustee would bother with a tiny memorial foundation that only distributes $5,000 per year. My understanding is that the bare [i][u]minimum[/u][/i] to establi ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]Discovering these trusts and then spinning an argument to get money from them is another black art. But I reckon it would certainly be worthwhile for heritage railways to exp ...

[quote=don_dunstan]Bogong - possibly one of the most sensible posts I've ever read on Railpage.

The most successful organisations are the ones that look after everyone - passengers AND volunteers - ...

With regards to PE/DERMs they never had a yellow strip when red (haven't heard that one before).

1928 - 1934 all over red.

1934 - 1939 red with silver stripes at each end.

1939 - 1950 some were r ...

[quote=pawanoro]Really? Although there was a transition coupler in existence my understanding was that it was intended only for workshops use and that coupling on the mainline was accomplished by the ...

Posted 19 Jul 2013 14:05 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

[quote=1553]I see in some of your earlier trackwork photos old rail line pushed to the side of the track formation near Bullarto, is this old 60lb rail where it has been replaced by 75lb rail? Is it ...

[quote=LaidlayM]PE,

I assume you are referring to the VR using the term "railcar" after 1945, what's the source of your information?

My 1953 VR General Appendix refers to "Rail Motor" frequently ...

Weren't 280s used primarily on main lines?  I hear they ran to Mansfield but smaller 102s and 153s did the minor lines.

Mark

LaidlayM

Oh dear, I’ll try to keep this brief.



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[size=2][font=Verdana, sans-serif]The reality is that the VicTrack (i.e. the government) can resume control over any of the land leased to tourist railways if they wish to reinstate public transport s ...

Maybe a J hauled the rail recovery train...? Razz
"Barrington Womble"

Yes, Js ran most of the rail recovery trains

[quote="244hseriesalco"]
[quote="Barrington Womble"]Maybe a J hauled the rail recovery train...? Razz[/quote]
On the rail recovery note, it seems that Victoria has pulle ...

Posted 24 Feb 2013 22:16 in News by PE

[quote="bevans"]I would have thought most not for profit tourist railways receive some form of government cash injection, even the famed Puffing Billy. I don't have a problem necessarily wi ...

Posted 24 Feb 2013 18:55 in News by PE

[quote="bevans"][quote=Tasmanian Rail Rescue] <span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">The Federal Government will come to the resc ...

Posted 16 Jan 2013 09:14 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

[quote="J516"]
Looks good, but noticed no lubricating fish plates while broken and no ratty sleepers being replaced while the rail is off. Is this more a resource issue or do you guys prefe ...

Posted 08 Jan 2013 12:11 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

Yes, the photo after the slide which says after the Walkers were introduced all the wooden bodies railmotors were withdrawn is 53, either at Numurkah or more likely Shepparton.  53 is easy to pick aft ...

Posted 04 Jan 2013 20:41 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

DSCR has tried something a bit different (well at least for DSCR) and produced a video giving a brief outline of the history of the Double Ended Leylands, the progress on the restoration of 53RM and  ...

What I was saying (and Bayside1 was agreeing with) is that a totally different approach to a rail history themed museum is needed. Any viable railway themed museum needs experienced and qualified muse ...

Posted 23 Dec 2012 23:16 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

VRfan those are very nice photos of the behind the scenes work being done and a credit to all involved.

I DRC40 an original VR railmotor or one of the ex NSW ones?Either way it looks quite good indee ...

Great photos as usual. Do you know if there was any particular reason for the 700 car going up there?Steamrail has sent up 2 passenger cars that we need due to a shunting accident a few weeks ago has  ...

Posted 30 Oct 2012 10:12 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

Haven't we seen recently, relying on grants or major donations is not how a railway becomes/remains viable? Not a stab at the VGR.Good point VB. Here we have a quandary....probably a combination of bo ...

A worthy watch, but I would have thought he was going to mention government handouts/grants. The reality is most rely on them to some point or actively seek them. Then again the dirty word sort of kil ...

The below link is to a very interesting video produced for the WATTRAIN conference this year in York, WATTRAIN being the world body for heritage rail and tramways.

It asks the question, is your herit ...

Posted 21 Oct 2012 01:12 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

I walked that section last year and the rails end just past where the last photo was taken.On a side note, is there a trestle over the creek approximately 3/4 of the way from Bullarto to Lyonville? I' ...

Posted 19 Oct 2012 20:57 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

I walked that section last year and the rails end just past where the last photo was taken.On a side note, is there a trestle over the creek approximately 3/4 of the way from Bullarto to Lyonville? I' ...

Posted 19 Oct 2012 13:11 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by PE

The line extends beyond Bullarto for 500m. It is regularly poisoned by trolley and by hi rail once per year. The groomer went down beyond the up end points were the Y will run around.

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