Maldon Steam Spectacular October 26th 2013

 
  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border
While i completely agree with both what you and 1553 are saying, my opinion is that the owners of Y112 will not allow to run it often and they only run it on the occasion (like what the VGR did with D3 639. Im also stating that due to the age of the locomotive (being around 125 years old) it wouldn't be run a lot (again like the D3)
D3621

Why would the age of the Locomotive be an issue?  I know of 4 Locomotives over 100 years that are in daily service.

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  D3621 Locomotive Driver

Location: Castlemaine Vic
Why would the age of the Locomotive be an issue?
NSWGR 3827

What im trying to say is that there are multiple people/groups (excluding me) that might not want to run a locomotive that is over 120 years old. And judging from looking at how many times the Y has been in steam over the past 8 years. The owners do not want to run it as often as other locomotives.
  NSWGR 3827 Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Border
What im trying to say is that there are multiple people/groups (excluding me) that might not want to run a locomotive that is over 120 years old. And judging from looking at how many times the Y has been in steam over the past 8 years. The owners do not want to run it as often as other locomotives.
D3621

I Think it's probably got more to do with the fact it is Flat out at 60 Km/h and needs Water put in it every 20 miles.
  1553 Locomotive Fireman

Ok, probably the wrong choice of words. Just general day-to-day wear and tear I suppose. If Y112 did venture onto VGR for a visit that would be well worth travelling on and/or photographing. I just can't see it being run too often if it spent time there, especially in comparison with the J or K class locos.

Incidentally, did Y-class steam locos ever work the Maldon/Shelbourne lines back in VR days?
Carnot

Carnot, I thought it was a good question you asked and I'm surprised no one has answered. I'm no expert, but to my knowledge, the Y class would very unlikely to have run on the Maldon/Shelbourne line as they were designed as one of the VR's main line goods engines and there were plenty of lighter locos available for branch line use.
Before the K and J era, I believe the D's were the most common form of motive power, before that, probably the R class.
Hope this helps.
  t_woodroffe Assistant Commissioner

The VR 1926 Load of Goods Trains lists the following classes for operation on the Castlemaine-Shelbourne services:

145% - N, K
128% - V
100% - DD
90% - Old R

The EE locomotives were also rated as 90% engines but were not used in this service. Highly unlikely Y Class were ever used on Castlemaine - Shelbourne services. N Class also unlikely as they would require breaking apart (engine/tender) for turning at Maldon.

TW
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
There is at least one photo of an N-class on a Shelbourne service in volume 7 of the Train Hobby Country Branch Lines Victoria series. The Maldon turntable was taken out of service in 1960 and partly removed in 1966 (the table was only 50ft so it was unsuitable for turning K-class, let alone an N. The VGR installed the former 53ft Skipton table in 1988 ). All movements with steam in the later years of the line had the loco lead funnel-first from Castlemaine-Maldon, tender-first Maldon-Shelbourne, funnel first Shelbourne-Maldon and finally tender-first Maldon-Castlemaine. AFAIK Shelbourne never had a turntable.
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
What im trying to say is that there are multiple people/groups (excluding me) that might not want to run a locomotive that is over 120 years old. And judging from looking at how many times the Y has been in steam over the past 8 years. The owners do not want to run it as often as other locomotives.
D3621

I have no idea where you are getting your information from about Y112 and it's owners only allowing it to run a couple times a year. Where ever it's coming from, its false. Please stop posting information about the loco and it's owners.

As others have stated, the only reason why she comes out a couple times a year is due to the restrictions of the loco with Coal and Water. Not to mention the transfer costs to and from Ballarat for all the trips to happen. This year could see the loco make an appearance at least 4 times which will include an suburban rambler tour.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
This year could see the loco make an appearance at least 4 times which will include an suburban rambler tour.
LowndesJ515
Sounds promising! Smile Will have to keep an eye out for these trips

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