Walhalla Goldfields Railways cease pass services - bushfires

 
  Adogs Chief Train Controller

How's the works going?  Any updates on an estimated time of recommencement?

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  skitz Chief Commissioner

Its all but over from all reports.

The last text update I got was the track was back in and ballasting underway ready for indpection by TRAM (accrediting engineering people)  I have some pictures sent to me of the construction of the bridge but I can upload them form work due to it s new insane internet policy!

Not sure what other works along the line have to be complete before they will run.  The comms are still out but I cant see that being necessary (have never seen it used in ten yers anyway).  The was mention of some sleeper work to go and clearance of debris etc.
  skitz Chief Commissioner

from all reports the track IS back in and certified for running for the whole of the Easter long weekend.

Hope it goes off well and to make up for some of the lost summer/autumn revenue.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
Following the December fires which destroyed one bridge services were confined to the Walhalla - Happy Creek section. After a State Government funding fire relief announcement a month ago, the bridge was rebuilt by WGR volunteers and received certification last Wednesday.
Operations over the Thomson-Walhalla section resumed on Saturday 7 April and WGR has carried full capacity trains over Easter. Trains operate daily over the school holidays until Sun 15 April.
  hunslet1915 Chief Train Controller

With the restoration of operations over the full length of the WGR, has the steam locomotive been returned from its off-site (bush-fire safe) storage location ... and if so, when?

Hunslet.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
With the restoration of operations over the full length of the WGR, has the steam locomotive been returned from its off-site (bush-fire safe) storage location ... and if so, when?

Hunslet.
"hunslet1915"


The Henschel is still off site and will not return until a fresh lease agreement has been made with its owner. It's possible this make take some time.

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