"First Steam Train to Dorrigo since 1972" video (1986)

 
  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFuyfVBCmtI

This video only had 67 views when I found it this morning, and It has only just recently been uploaded to Youtube.

It is presented and narrated by Keith Jones and shows 3028 and 5069 hauling a passenger train almost the whole length of the Dorrigo branch.

I didn't upload it nor was involved in any part of its making, just wanted to share with fellow rail enthusiasts.

Enjoy

Steve

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  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

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Yeah, I remember it well.
  Johnmc Moderator

Location: Cloncurry, Queensland
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
Wonder if Keith Jones had or needed permission from the government railway mob to run that train up the mountain to Dorrigo? There are several rumours over the years that he did not have permission and got in trouble for it as it was on television so impossible to deny as the authorities had visual proof. My question is to determine if these rumours are just urban myths or do the rumours of trouble with authorities have a factual foundation? I love destroying urban myths  Laughing
  tezza Chief Commissioner

Lack of a formal lease for the line, lack of incorporation, lack of public liability and volunteer workers insurance were just a few of the issues. There were no rumors
  petan Chief Commissioner

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Lack of a formal lease for the line, lack of incorporation, lack of public liability and volunteer workers insurance were just a few of the issues. There were no rumors
tezza
Thanks Tezza Laughing and I suspected it was as you described. Bit sad but now I have  my answer, I will leave the rest of the Dorrigo matter alone as I note Johnmc's post earlier.
  Grantham Minister for Railways

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Wow, what a blast from the past!

M
  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
I like the bit at 26.30 where the firemen are communicating by hand signal about there being enough water in the boilers to run over a crest. Smile

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