Given none of the VGR's own locomotives are in service I'd say you'll have a chance at driving a cube.There will be no opportunity for the D3 to go on the driver experience trains.
Just a general question and forgive me if its been answered before.The cross over has to be used under total occupation. It can be done, DERMPAV did it a few months ago when they ran 58RM all the way through.
What would be required for the Steamrail consist from Melbourne to run all the way to Maldon?
I understand there is a cross over facing Melbourne, could the Melbourne train pull into the platform at Castlemaine, VGR locos drop on and away they go?
The cross over has to be used under total occupation. It can be done, DERMPAV did it a few months ago when they ran 58RM all the way through.Planning is taking place for a trip from Southern Cross to Maldon in Mid to Late October.
How long has it been since J549 has been in action?
J 549 was steamed up Thursday and had a bit of a roll around the Maldon yard to free her up.Very good to hear that bit of news.
A trip to Maldon late yesterday afternoon saw J549 in steam, towing Y133 up the hill into Maldon Station.
They were returning from a trip to Muckleford.
She was minus a fair bit of cladding & smoke deflectors.
Further to the above, J549 passed it's final test run today, and is now fit for normal service on the VGR.Bravo Zulu to all concerned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow will be it's first day of actual service (other than testing) since May 2004 when it was withdrawn.
Well done to all involved in her overhaul, especially Brian Frewin after whom the loco is named.
I see that the DSCR have there group coming along again.
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