3112 - What's it up to?

 
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
Hi all, was just curious about 3112's movements (or any of the ARHS-ACT locos for that matter) for the next few weeks, specifically next weekend (9-11), as I'll be down that way visiting in-laws...if anyone could help out that would be excellent.

Note: I did visit the website, didn't find any info in this regard. If I've missed it on the site I'd be happy to be shown as well.

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  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
3112 isn't doing anything at the moment. 1210 is still having boiler work done (hopefully finished tomorow), 3016 is out of action due to the fire danger. The 73s could be going to Bungendore on the 3rd sunday, I'm not sure though.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
No movements planned (that I'm aware of) for 3112, 3016 or 1210 on that dayweekend.

3112 is still sitting in dry storage on the Brambles siding, inaccessible unless your good with dogs. Unlikely to move because of the fire danger.

3016 is out of traffic for the summer fire season and is undergoing maintenance.

1210 is still undergoing work as part of its tone up.

There is a Railroad Restaurant train to Bungendore on the evening of the 10th and a train to the spring fair @ Bungendore on the 11th, but these will be 73 class jobs.

Enjoy your stay in Canberra.
  MBAX Chief Commissioner

Location: Mostly the Imperial
No movements planned (that I'm aware of) for 3112, 3016 or 1210 on that dayweekend.

3112 is still sitting in dry storage on the Brambles siding, inaccessible unless your good with dogs. Unlikely to move because of the fire danger.

3016 is out of traffic for the summer fire season and is undergoing maintenance.

1210 is still undergoing work as part of its tone up.

There is a Railroad Restaurant train to Bungendore on the evening of the 10th and a train to the spring fair @ Bungendore on the 11th, but these will be 73 class jobs.


Enjoy your stay in Canberra.
"Duffy"


Are you blokes looking after 3112 now? Hope someone who knows what they are doing is. Be a shame to see the loco just sit there.
  3801_3830_4472 Station Staff

1210 hadn't gone out of the NSW & ACT Rails since the 2005 150th Celebartions of NSW Railways.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
We really don't have anything to do with it.  When the doubleheader to Tarago took place, one of the locomotives caretakers from its previous arrangement came down and did the work on it and traveled with it (with a ARHS crew).  It only entered CRM for use of the pit.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
1210 hadn't gone out of the NSW & ACT Rails since the 2005 150th Celebartions of NSW Railways.
"3801_3830_4472"


Half Correct.  It was under repair for the first half of last year, ran a number of local trips on the MTR June through to October 2006 and hasn't run since due to the need for a tone-up, which is near completion.
  3801_3830_4472 Station Staff

Any chance 3112 the tank engine will come to Next Years Thirlmere Festival of Steam
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
You'd have to ask the owner or the RTM.
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
No movements planned (that I'm aware of) for 3112, 3016 or 1210 on that dayweekend.

3112 is still sitting in dry storage on the Brambles siding, inaccessible unless your good with dogs. Unlikely to move because of the fire danger.

3016 is out of traffic for the summer fire season and is undergoing maintenance.

1210 is still undergoing work as part of its tone up.

There is a Railroad Restaurant train to Bungendore on the evening of the 10th and a train to the spring fair @ Bungendore on the 11th, but these will be 73 class jobs.

Enjoy your stay in Canberra.
"Duffy"


Cheers mate, though I'll be knocking about with the sisters-in-law. So yeah. Hence why I enquired about a bit of gunzelling  Rolling Eyes Is 3112 at least visible from a "legal" public viewpoint?
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
Yup, you can get a good clear side on view of her from ARHS side of the fence.
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
Yup, you can get a good clear side on view of her from ARHS side of the fence.
"Duffy"


Beautiful. It's either check out 3112 or mediate between the three girls in their blues. Thanks for the help lads.
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
Im guessing there is no chance of 3112 making a visit to Hunter Valley Steamfest in 2008?
I'll have to try and get in contact with the Steamfest Chairman.
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
Im guessing there is no chance of 3112 making a visit to Hunter Valley Steamfest in 2008?
I'll have to try and get in contact with the Steamfest Chairman.
"SMR30"


Not sure at this stage, also it's still up in the air in terms of which operator will be asked to do it still.

Anyhow thanks muchly to the lads on Saturday for letting myself and the Mrs. have a look, will post some pics soon.
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
To answer my question in the first post:

Here she is:



Coaled up like that she looks like she's heading out to Cessnock almost...
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
Here's some more shots from the day:

7319:



1210:



3016:



Just a quick question, why do 7315 and 7319 have blue sandboxes? Also who owns the two 73s and the ex-BHP diesel near 3112?
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
I have no idea how the blue sandboxes came about. Maybe the members painting the engines decided they thought it looked good?

7315s livery was applied entirely by a long time ARHS ACT member named John K Gill (Hence the plates on the side of the cab) who has since passed on.  One can only really guess how he came up with it although it seems like he wanted it to match the colours on the carriages, hence the Russet band.  Maybe the blue sandboxes on it were to match 7319?

7320, 7324 and D7 and a few other items of rolling stock are owned by the bloke who occupies the Brambles siding and facilities (He runs a plumbing business out of it).
  Whitton Station Staff

The engine as you know was transferred to Canberra, as
Boyd had ticked off all and sundry in the Heritage
movement.

The engine languishes exposed to the
elements and has been subject to graffiti. Equipment
and gauges have been stolen from the cab.

Is this TRUE, does anyone have photos of this?
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
3112 parked in the open - Yes

Subject to graffiti/equipment and gauges stolen - Rubbish

There a couple of friendly Alsatians present in the yard its stored in.  They generally take care of any visitors.....

Photos....It doesn't look any different to what it does in MrNathans photo on the last page.
  MrNathan Chief Commissioner

Location: In and out.
Indeed Duffy, I'm aware of someone who inspected it recently and said all was ok. Whitton I received the same email, not true fortunately.
  Whitton Station Staff

Thank Goodness, then it is more likely we will all see the lovely engine back out on the mainline. So hard to keep track of now it presides in the ACT.
3112 has Always been favourite of mine.
  Jas_3001 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the Workshop working on Secret Project X.
Thank Goodness, then it is more likely we will all see the lovely engine back out on the mainline. So hard to keep track of now it presides in the ACT.
3112 has Always been favourite of mine.
"Whitton"


Its not hard to keep track of it. Most of the time youll find it at the brambles siding.

Its only steamed once since its taken up residence in the act.
  4001firstdiesel Chief Commissioner

Location: GONE!!!! TIRED OF THE ABUSE AND PERSONAL ATTACKS
I missed it Crying or Very sad at the Maitland steamfest this year. What is it's condition now Question.

Regards,
Ben
  TBP Minister for Railways

Location: Singleton
Whats the latest on 3112?
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
MrNathans photo of 2 years ago is still relevant.  It hasn't changed.

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