Garratt coming to Southern States in 2015!

 
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Is this a standard gauge locomotive? Does that mean that Victorian trips would be limited to the standard gauge network? What destinations would that mean?
Voldemort

Yes SG which means Albury to Serviceton via Cressy and Maroona with a branch Maroona to Portland plus branches Benalla to Oaklands,  Murtoa to Hopetoun and Dimboola to Yaapeet (???).

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  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
Its going to be a great trip when it happens. Nice big train, heritage/old carriages, vintage diesels as insurance power. Hoping to do the Portland trip myself.

Those making the trip following to train, make an effort to contribute to the costs of the service by donating to ARHS and Steamrail at the stops, or via other means i'm sure are available.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Gee, I dunno, maybe the rolling stock owned and operated by the ARHS ACT division.
Fireman Dave

and some of the SRV SG Rollingstock
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

or the SG rolling stock at Dimboola.............
  ssaunders Train Controller

I suspect the SA section might be a bridge to far and even going a long way west of Melbourne.

Time will tell when the trip is announced.

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  randomnarwhal Locomotive Driver

or the SG rolling stock at Dimboola.............
trainbrain

Owned by Steamrail
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Owned by Steamrail
randomnarwhal

Ditto, also maybe to retrieve the Gm...............
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Ditto, also maybe to retrieve the Gm...............
trainbrain

GM and TL's will be on the move very soon to Seymour with the Steamrail cars at Seymour heading to Dimboola also to get ready for this event.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
This event looks like a real winner. Well done and good luck to all concerned with running it.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
GM and TL's will be on the move very soon to Seymour with the Steamrail cars at Seymour heading to Dimboola also to get ready for this event.
LowndesJ515
Good to know. How many SG cards does Steamrail now have that are fit for use?
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Good to know. How many SG cards does Steamrail now have that are fit for use?
michaelgreenhill

4 Cars are operational for Passenger use. Hoping to have 6 cars for the Garratt Event.
  sar520class Locomotive Fireman

4 or 6 whopping cars... Wowzers, you're gonna get lots of passengers on the train!Something tells me that the ticket price for the journey / each section is going to be massively expensive.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
4 or 6 whopping cars... Wowzers, you're gonna get lots of passengers on the train!
sar520class

Isn't the 60 class going to bring some of its own rolling stock to add to Steamrail's cars, or do you know something we don't?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
4 or 6 whopping cars... Wowzers, you're gonna get lots of passengers on the train!Something tells me that the ticket price for the journey / each section is going to be massively expensive.
sar520class

what a decent reaction , as other can see you are not interested at all.

Remember the final cost will not be ARHS ACT's wish, I think over 70% will be costs to do the trip, access fees, wateer, coal, logistics station fees, driving and all the other paperwork, and very marginal profit. I think the organisers should be congratulated for making an effort. Without their dedication, well.

And there will be more than 4-6 cars, I suggest you tell us why such a post, or are you deliberatly trying to get a reaction, hmmmm.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
4 or 6 whopping cars... Wowzers, you're gonna get lots of passengers on the train!Something tells me that the ticket price for the journey / each section is going to be massively expensive.
sar520class

Sounds like someone is miffed that their photos won't feature a massive train trailing out behind the loco...
  sar520class Locomotive Fireman

Sounds like someone is miffed that their photos won't feature a massive train trailing out behind the loco...
Raichase

You got it in one.... All my photos are ruined!!

But it looks like I'll have to resort to being line side as opposed to being on the train if there's limited seating capabilities and insanely high ticket prices
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Love to know how you know the costs and exact consost of the train. Please elighten us. I am sure the organisers would love to know too.  Some have informed us in this thead, Think I'll stick to their valuable info and just ignore you.

Been written that there will be more than 4-6 cars, thats the one they are picking up on the way. You do know ARHS ACT has pass cars ? So I'd guess 10-14 cars  at least, so a decen train for a  great loco.

When the costs come out, we'll see.

Cheers,
David Head

ps wonder if you want the tour to fail ?
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
4 or 6 whopping cars... Wowzers, you're gonna get lots of passengers on the train!Something tells me that the ticket price for the journey / each section is going to be massively expensive.
sar520class
Are you serious? Do you really think that a locomotive as powerful as an AD60, on a tour generating as much interest as this one is, would use only six carriages? And that it would travel light engine from Canberra to Dimboola (at great expense) to pick up said carriages?

Do you not think it's more likely that the trip from Canberra will use ARHS ACT's carriages, thus paying for the trip down, and that the Dimboola carriages would supplement those from Canberra for the Melbourne-Adelaide leg?
  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border
I think it will be platform length especially at Spencer Street that will govern how many vehicles can be on the train, rather than the number available or the demand for seats, The ARHS will no doubt be able to supply enough to 'length out'.
Another complication may also be that 6029 will most likely be unable to run around it's own train at Spener due to it's length.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
You got it in one.... All my photos are ruined!!

But it looks like I'll have to resort to being line side as opposed to being on the train if there's limited seating capabilities and insanely high ticket prices
sar520class

You, Sir, are an idiot.

Read the thread before beating your gums.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Another complication may also be that 6029 will most likely be unable to run around it's own train at Spener due to it's length.
NSWGR 3827

Steam locos don't run around trains anymore.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
They'll drag the train back out of the platform with the pilot. Easy enough problem to solve.
  sar520class Locomotive Fireman

Ah... Fun times stirring the pot...







[edit] * Now under investigation by the mod team for Trolling.......not a smart move ! [/edit]
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Steam locos don't run around trains anymore.
apw5910

Since when? It would be a neat trick to overcome the need for that.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Since when? It would be a neat trick to overcome the need for that.
Gman_86

I don't think the poster means "ever", they mean "at Southern Cross". I assume the train would "stage" at Dynon, and arrive into Southern Cross as diesel/cars/steam loco, thus allowing the train to choof off to the destination. Upon returning, the diesel would hook onto the rear of the train and lead the train to Dynon. I understand this is how Steamrail trains do things when the consist is too long and/or a double-header. Certainly it has been done multiple times in Sydney with a diesel piloting from Eveleigh to Sydney Terminal.

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