Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Great to such snow photos.

Fairly rare in Victoia.

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  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Some nice winter shots from today


"639"


Xmas in August instead of July................................. Very Happy
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Great photos there 639, I especially liked the one from Bullarto.
  D3639 #TeamRog

Location: Melbourne, Vic
Great Collection of photos 639
  PE Chief Train Controller


Yes, and viewing the weather radar at present looks like track work at Musk will be a no go tomorrow. Done it before when it's started snowing, very hard when you can't see the track.
  639 Chief Commissioner

Work has now commenced on the Bullarto section of the line!  This week the Hi-rail groomer has been in munching its way up the line! 

Grooming the embankment just out of Musk station

Getting stuck into the very overgrown cutting!


And a before and after





  jt393 Assistant Commissioner

Location: los jinetes enmascarados' clubhouse
Is 82RM still a parts donor to 91RM?
  PE Chief Train Controller

To both that and 32.
  639 Chief Commissioner

More work took place in the Bullarto section of the line this weekend.   It was quite pleasant raking the leaves off the track in between the snow showers...



  639 Chief Commissioner

Another update on the restoration of 32RM.

The blinds have now been completely rebuilt and refitted.  Next is fitting of the luggage racks, belt rails below the windows and the heater ducts.  This will see the majority of the inside of the pass car complete with only the seats and a few other fitting to be installed.  Then on to the guards van and exterior of the car!!




Also last weekend saw the replacement of 56 sleepers in the Musk section of the line, a great effort by a highly motivated team... 






  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Here's a few more from me on Sunday. 63RM was running the trains, some more inside 32 after working on the blinds and then I took advantage of daylight saving to grab a few shots beyond Bullarto to the very end of the track at Kangaroo Creek. This short section of line beyond Bullarto hasn't seen a train since the line closed.

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  x42 Junior Train Controller

Location: NSW
How far does the line extend and us their any movements over it ?
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
The second part to your question has already been answered: No trains have operated beyond Bullarto since the line closed.
The section is roughly a kilometre or so from memory - it's been around 15 years since I last walked it, so I'm relying on memory.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Those trees pictured seems to suggest nothing has gone that way, perhaps not even a trike.

Regards,
David Head


  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
I think it's under 1km, but I'm not sure of the exact distance. Only 3km from there to Lyonville and the Radio Springs Hotel. Doesn't hurt to dream a bit! Wink
  PE Chief Train Controller

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.
  NR77 Chief Commissioner

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've tried to locate it in the past but the undergrowth has been too thick and all other access points are on provate property Sad
  PE Chief Train Controller

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've tried to locate it in the past but the undergrowth has been too thick and all other access points are on provate property Sad
"NR77"


That creek is in fact the Loddon River and no, no trestle but a very tall embankment on a 20 chain radius curve and 1 in 50 grade (rising towards Bullarto).
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Hi all,

Just letting everybody know that for something a little bit different to the railmotors, the DSCR will be running trolley rides on Saturday 3 November 2012.

Webpage link: http://www.dscr.com.au/coming_attractions.php?id=1
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/416013991786116/


  NR77 Chief Commissioner

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've tried to locate it in the past but the undergrowth has been too thick and all other access points are on provate property Sad
"NR77"


That creek is in fact the Loddon River and no, no trestle but a very tall embankment on a 20 chain radius curve and 1 in 50 grade (rising towards Bullarto).
"PE"

Thanks, it wasn't showing up on google maps so I assumed it was a creek. Interesting, I'm surprised they didn't build a trestle over it considering it's a river!
  PE Chief Train Controller

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've tried to locate it in the past but the undergrowth has been too thick and all other access points are on provate property Sad
"NR77"


That creek is in fact the Loddon River and no, no trestle but a very tall embankment on a 20 chain radius curve and 1 in 50 grade (rising towards Bullarto).
"PE"

Thanks, it wasn't showing up on google maps so I assumed it was a creek. Interesting, I'm surprised they didn't build a trestle over it considering it's a river!
"NR77"


It's a river in name not nature there. It is indeed just a small creek (the head water is about 500m to the South) and the flow of water is easily handled by a 5' barrel culvert, thus the VR could get away with a much, much cheaper embankment rather than a hugely expensive and maintenance nightmare bridge.

 Thankfully all the water courses and valleys between Bullarto and Daylesford are treated the same way, if not the railway wouldn't be viable as they would be big bridges. It's only when you get past Lyonville and further away from the head waters of the rivers do the flow volumes require bridges but even then they are tiny in comparison to others in the state.

  639 Chief Commissioner

Hi all, for those that may be interested a bit of an update on things.

32's drivers controls are going back in.

The internals of the car are nearing completion, apart from the seats and a few other bits and pieces.



Clearing of the line beyond Musk is continuing with the Debris Loader.

Before clearing the curve out of Bullarto.




  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Hi all,

Clearing of the Musk - Bullarto section has almost reached the half way point after some solid work over the last few weeks. Here's some shots from earlier today.

Clearing the middle of the track


Now the edges have been cleared


Finally the leaves, sticks, etc... are raked clear on either side of the formation. The strip of debris next to the left hand rail will be removed with the debris loader


One interesting feature of the rails on this embankment are where the VR has welded short lengths of 60lb AS rails into longer sections.

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