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Old 03-07-2020, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those interested in 1:1 scale our local steam preservation group had an open day yesterday at the Newport workshops and yards where they service and restore them. They had seven locomotives in steam shunting and doing short freight runs where you could get up quite close to them.
The state of Victoria in Australia has distinctive locomotives most fitted with smoke deflectors and we have a different track gauge to many other Australian states being on the broad gauge 5'3". While interstate rail connections are being changed to standard gauge our suburban and many secondary lines are still broad gauge where our Steamrail preservation group often do steam trains on suburban lines or long country steam hauled trips.
We are lucky to have these loco's preserved in good running condition but I can't say the same for most of the older rolling stock where it is preserved in "as used" condition but it does make for an authentic if a bumpy ride.
Anyway I hope you enjoy these few pics as it is probably something different for you all
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Thanks for sharing.
The R-Class are tough looking engines..... It's a shame they saw such limited service time.
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Great looking engines. Can someone tell me the purpose of the orange car
just behind the engine in the last photo?


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Great looking engines. Can someone tell me the purpose of the orange car
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Judging by the fold down ramp on the top deck, I'd say it's an auto carrier.
There was a time when ours were open too.
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It is a Motorail wagon Harvey. For carrying two decks of cars. Sometimes just for moving the cars but in times past in Australia some people took their cars with them on long distance train trips so they could train one way and then road trip home.

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in times past in Australia some people took their cars with them on long distance train trips
We do that twice a year on the Autotrain.
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You Guys are right that orange vehicle is a car carrier that used to be attached to our interstate passenger trains but sadly no more and the last named train, the "Overland", from Melbourne to Adelaide (capital city of South Australia) that had them is doing it's last runs this month and the train and it's car carrier will be no more.
We also had our longest intrastate train the "Vinelander" to Mildura with these car carrier vehicles attached but along with privatisation of our railways all the good ideas and passenger trains disappear, then they wonder why no one wants to travel on them. Taking your car was a great way to travel the huge distances in Australia by train then use the car when you got there, after you washed off the diesel or steam soot from your car roof when you got there.

Hey Austeam, yes our R class is a good chunky looking Hudson and so is your state's ( Western Australia) big V class 2-8-2 even though it's on your 3'6" gauge. Also did you manage to find that Japanese Aster tank engine you were looking for?
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Hello Russell, I'm not sure when they stopped the car carriers, but we were on the Indian Pacific and the Ghan in 2017, the Indian Pacific had two attached to the rear end. I didn't see the end of the Ghan so I don't know about that one. You are right though it was a great way of seeing the country, driving one way then riding back the other.
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Hey Austeam, yes our R class is a good chunky looking Hudson and so is your state's ( Western Australia) big V class 2-8-2 even though it's on your 3'6" gauge. Also did you manage to find that Japanese Aster tank engine you were looking for?
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Yes, the V-Class is my favourite WAGR engine.
My grandfather spent plenty of time driving them, and is featured in a large pic checking over V1206 in the book “In Praise of Trains In Australia”
An Aster V-Class would be awesome, albeit at 1:24 if the gauge proportions were maintained.
In the meantime I’ll just have to squint at my green 4501 from a distance

I’ve just hit a purple patch with a few new acquisitions, one being a C11, but I’m still ironing out a few transport difficulties, so I won’t get too excited just yet.

I’ll be sure to post a few pics of the new arrivals if / when they come in
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