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On the 8th of Janurary 2011 MM 1091 roared into life once again. This wasn't the first time the engine had been started at the http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs052.snc6/168264_18262865764 ...

That Fireman looks fairmilar.....I was just thinking the same thing........and he's even on the right side  8)

D21 is acting as yard piolt for the next few days, it won't be operating on sunday except before the museum is open in the morning and after it is closed in the evening. The 2 foot gauge equipment wil ...

The Alexandra Timber Tramway has there annual "Wood and Steam Gala" on the 9th and 10th of October with the Alexandra Market also operating on the station grounds on the 9th of October. Steam hauled t ...

See also http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11355737.htm for the thread about 1091

Off the Top of my Head

There are 4 of the 1000 series locomotives built in 1943/44 for the Australian Army at the Alexandra Timber Tramway (1023, 1049, 1091, 10xx)

2 at Puffing Billy (1013, 1015)

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Back in the late 1950s as a child I had the opportunity to travel from Rubicon to Royston with an SEC Engineer. At that time Eildon Weir was still being extended IIRC.

Anyway Rubicon to the bottom  ...

Access is prohibited to the scheme via loked gates to the top of the tramway at the Royston Power station and Le Bruns Road and at the bottom of the haulage (Rubicon Power Station) via a chain and sig ...

There is no public access to the tramway due to associated risks of being right next to a fast flowing open aqueduct and probably the fact that its an operating power station. At the bottom of the hau ...

Nothing is happening with the track at the moment, I believe some of the sleepers are being lifted as they present an OH&S risk to inspecting the aqueduct on quad bikes.

On the 31st of May 2010 the Malcolm Moore locomotive that had lived in the shed near the Royston Power Station was relocated to the Alexandra Timber Tramway. At some stage during its life at the SEC i ...

Posted 01 Jun 2010 14:28 in Test Forum by 18A

Posted 16 May 2010 11:29 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by 18A

My understanding is that the QG were a 4 wheel ballast wagon not a bogie type.  As for the wheels, they probably ended up at Sims

Posted 15 May 2010 00:23 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by 18A

Well nice to know some decision has been made on the numbering of 587, DH5, DH05, CC02, DH32 so we wont get confused....

Just wait til the South African garret nears completeion and they'll have th ...

Posted 03 Jan 2010 19:47 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by 18A

And not only that but only 1NNN was ex QG (No.3) and 2 NNN was ex the interconnecting railway down at yallorn

Am I mistaken or has 14A's smokebox taken an impact?No, but 8A's tanks took an impact...

Found this video of the Fowler running on CORA, I'm driving it and my mum came for a cab ride on this one!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERueJJOHLQ

Posted 23 Nov 2009 23:45 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by 18A

Touche sir, I'll pay that. I can't exactly read that standing next to the loco at Emerald can I? How many punters see those pages out of the thousands that visit each year? To simply turn up and jump ...

Posted 17 Nov 2009 00:58 in Victoria by 18A

The government should rebuild that line and have a government funded tourist railway from Tallarook to Mansfield! They could promote heritage ski trains from SCS with a bus connection at Mansfield. Of ...

Photos now online:

Awesome photos, thanks. I didn't get a chance to take many photos as i was busy driving most of the day. Thats me driving 18-C-25 in your photos there Matt, I'm famous now.

Just a reminder its on This Weekend, Saturday and Sunday. FREE admission to the station grounds and Museum for both days over the weekend. From VR History to Industrail narrow gauge history and even t ...

More news on the Hudswell Clarke front, it was partly re-assembled on the weekend to make it look like a locomotive rather than a pile of bits. The driving wheels were prepared and placed under the fr ...

In Victoria according to the ATR and PBR rule book you need to be 21 before you can be qualified to drive any type of locomotive. According to the book you also need to be 18 to pass your safeworking, ...

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