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Homestake Mining Co. 0-4-0CA No. 24Posted by: John Gould on 2018-12-04 16:00:31.79
This CA Locomotive is now located in Lead SD at the Walt Green Park on Hearst Ave. The city plans to repaint it in 2019.

Victorian Railways 2-8-0 No. K157Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 16:54:19.463
Built in 1940 at Newport Works, one of 53 K class locos built for branch line working. Slowly displaced by the introduction of the T class diesels. 157 was first withdrawn in 1969 and stored. In 1973 it was reinstated to work as a shunter at Ballart North railway works. Finally withdrawn in 1978 needing major repairs. Now at Maldon hopefully awaiting restoration.

Victorian Railways 2-8-0 No. J549Posted by: Robin R beck on 2018-12-03 16:52:21.337
One of a class of 60 locos built in the UK. The first 30 were coal fired, the rest oil burners. They were the last steam class ordered by Victoria Railways who already had mainline diesel locos operating. They were built to easily be converted from broad to standard gauge for operating passenger and freight trains on branch lines.

549 was a oil burner. Began working in 1954 and worked until 1970, when stored at Ararat. Having travelled over 150,000 miles in service. Sold to the Victoria Goldfield railway in 1979. Was operational by 1991. Removed from traffic 2004 for extensive overhaul. Back in steam in 2013.


Victorian Railways 0-6-2T No. E371Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 16:45:09.37
Built as a 2-4-2T becoming Victoria Railway E class numbered 474 to operate suburban passenger trains. Within 6 years was converted to a 0-6-2T and renumbered 371, becoming a shunting locomotive. Was last used at Ballarat 1963, and withdrawn 1966. Returned to work at Newport workshops, being finally withdrawn 1972. Passed to Victorian Goldfield railway in 1980. Had been dismantled and assessed for returning to service but found beyond repair. Has been rebuilt, with useful parts removed. Now displayed at Maldon Station.

In 1862 a railway line was fully opened from Melbourne to the gold field towns of Castlemaine & Bendigo. When gold was also found at Maldon a 10 mile branch line opened in 1884 running from the mainline at Castlemaine to Maldon. An intermediary station was opened at Muckleford when gold was also found there. In 1891 a further 10 miles was added extending to Shelbourne. Over years the decline in the gold fields & road transport saw passenger trains finish in 1941. After that a once weekly freight worked between Castlemaine and Shelbourne. A fire in 1969 destroyed the track between Maldon and Shelbourne. The remaining line from Maldon was officially closed in 1976.

The Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society was formed to reopen the Castlemaine to Maldon section. Their first train ran in 1986, on a one mile section of track at Maldon. The fully opened 10 miles nowadays operates as the Victorian Goldfields railway. Two trains each way from Maldon to Castlemaine operate every Wednesday & Sunday year round. In the past the railway offered cab rides for a reasonable fare which gave a good view of the undulating nature of this line. They still do driver training courses.


Victorian Railways 4-6-0 No. D646Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 16:39:40.033
Another of the Newport Workshop built DD class. Originally numbered DD630, later renumbered to DD765. After some improvements became D2 765. In 1936 rebuilt with super heated boiler and renumbered to D3 646. Worked for nearly 60 years before being withdrawn in 1964. In 1968 sold and put on display outside of Maryborough railway station. In 1995 moved to Maldon and is presently stored there

Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR 2-8-0 No. 20Posted by: James F. on 2018-12-03 12:12:42.003
LS&I 20 is currently being stored outside with no current plans to return to operation. The SLRG steam program ended in September 2013.

Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR 2-8-0 No. 18Posted by: James F. on 2018-12-03 12:10:33.137
LS&I 18 is currently out of service being stored in the SLRG steam shop. SLRG has not had a steam program since September 2013. Status should become "stored servicable".

Southern Pacific RR 2-6-0 No. 1744Posted by: James F. on 2018-12-03 12:07:23.423
1744 boiler is back in Alamosa, CO with no work done to it while it was away.

CFM (MD) (CP) 0-6-2T No. 012 (20) (02020)Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-12-03 09:49:44.01
The details featured for this locomotive on the site are incorrect and relate to a class of 2-4-0T manufactured around the same time by Beyer-Peacock, . This locomotive is indeed an 0-6-2T but constructed by Hanomag, Hannover, Germany No. 3808 of 1903 and supplied to the MD as No. 20 (named Leca). In 1931 it became CP No. 02020, then No. 012 from 1951.

Victorian Railways 4-6-0 No. D619Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 09:33:40.223
One of 261 DD class locomotives built by 8 different makers for Victoria Railways. Built at Newport Workshops, this loco started life in 1914 numbered DD876. Renumbered to DD503 and then DD776. After some improvements became class D2 776. In 1941 rebuilt with super heated boiler similar to the new K class, ecoming D3 619. Originally the class was designed to operated mainline passenger trains, but soon displaced by more powerful locos. Their light axle load made them suitable for branch line working. After working for nearly 50 years, 619 was withdrawn in 1963.

It was cosmetically restored by Victoria Railways and displayed outside of Bendigo railway workshops in 1974. In the 1990s a plan to overhaul this loco for use on the main line at Bendigo was started but unfortunately came to nothing. Possibly the usual reasons of high cost plus the difficulty of finding skilled volunteers & workshops. In 2011 was moved to Maldon and is presently stored there.


London & South Western Railway 4-4-0 No. 563Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-02 05:39:53.91
The LSWR T3 4-4-0 No. 563 is currently at the Flour Mill Works at Bream in Gloucestershire. Where it has been looked at to see if can be steamed again and the news from the Flour Mill is the locomotive is restorable and will be working with the Swanage Railway Trust on overhauling No. 563 to working order.

British Railways 2-6-0 No. 78018Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-01 09:52:46.367
BR Standard 2MT 2-6-0 No. 78018 is to also visit the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from the 15th of June till the 8th of September 2019.

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 No. 1300 12322 52322Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-01 09:50:10.253
No. 52322 will be visiting the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Derbyshire from April 19th till June 16th 2019.

Staveley Minerals 0-4-0ST No. 'Handyman'Posted by: Alan Moore on 2018-12-01 05:29:58.067
Cosmetic restoration has ceased for now. No longer stored in-doors.

SAR 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 78Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-11-30 16:27:50.003
This loco is SAR No 78, but visitors to the Museum may be confused by the fact that it carries the number plates and works plates of SAR No 83. The real SAR No 83 is stored in operational condition. It was fully overhauled at Meiningen by 1996 and fitted with a new boiler. Privately owned by Dr. Muhr since May 1988.

Brauerei Feldschlosschen 0-6-0WT No. 8481Posted by: Janet Cottrell on 2018-11-29 07:44:53.45
This loco was plinthed out of use within the brewery in January 2018.

CFR(KPEV) 0-10-0 No. 50.681Posted by: Gif2D™ on 2018-11-29 04:45:26.397
Meanwhile, it was relocated to Bra?ov,România and thereafter to Gala?i,România. Source of info: https://www.viata-libera.ro/eveniment/119195-trenul-de-epoca-al-galatiului

North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways 2-6-2T No. 'Russell'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-27 15:34:14.383
"Russell" made history on the 25th of November 2018 when the locomotive ran along a section of the original Welsh Highland Railway for the first time since 1937. This was part of a test run from its home at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway via the rail connection on to the Welsh Highland Railway itself. Which this was very successful as "Russell" will be running on the Welsh Highland again in 2019 as part of a series of events then.

NCB Bold Colliery 0-6-0ST No. 'Whiston'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-27 12:57:42.707
The ex NCB Bold Colliery Hunslet built Austerity 0-6-0ST "Whiston" is visiting the Churnet Valley Railway for a 3 month visit as extra motive power on their Santa Specials and Mice Pie Specials over the Christmas season. Then the loco will stay for their Winter Steam Gala on the 23rd and 24th of February 2019. Where its planed for No. 3694 "Whiston" to work doubleheaded with Polish Tkh 0-6-0T No. 2944 "Hotspur" up the Cauldon Low branch to Ipstone unassisted which will be one of the highlights of the Gala.

South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 83Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-11-27 04:56:44.19
This locomotive now resides in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, formerly Bw Berlin-Anhalter Bahnhof.

M.F.U. 0-4-0T No. 'Hulla'Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-11-27 04:41:44.05
This locomotive is now located in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin, Germany.

Umtwalumi Valley Estate 0-4-2T+T No. 'Green Dragon'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-26 15:04:17.07
The former Umtwalumi Valley Estate Hunslet built 0-4-2T "Green Dragon" has entered service at the South Tynedale Railway and will be hauling their Santa Specials over the Christmas season. The loco is unique as it is now the only steam locomotive in the UK and Europe to run on waste wood briquettes.

Central Electricity Generating Board 0-4-0ST No. 15 'Eustace Forth'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-26 12:48:33.7
No. 15 "Eustace Forth" has gone on a hired visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the Christmas season to provide carriage steam heating at Pickering during their Santa Specials this year. This visit is a bit of a home coming as No. 15 was first based on the Moors line in 1972.

Canadian National RR 2-8-2 No. 3377Posted by: on 2018-11-25 19:05:27.9
may be restored to operation someday after 2317

Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T No. 1Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-24 13:19:26.58
Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T Met No. 1 has had its loan extended and will be staying on at the Epping Ongar Railway in Essex for the 2019 season there.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 4767 44767 'George Stephenson'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-24 12:21:40.237
No. 44767 "George Stephenson" is now located at West Coast Railway Company base at Carnforth in Lancashire as the locomotive was sold to them a few months ago. Where its overhaul is being continued there.

British Railways 2-6-0 No. 78022Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-23 12:42:55.033
No. 78022 will be hauling its first passenger trains in 17 years this weekend following its completion of its overhaul and running in trials and final painting in BR Green livery.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 7802 'Bradley Manor'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-22 05:40:01.057
No. 7802 "Bradley Manor" is to be one of the star visiting locomotives at the Great Central Railway for their Winter Steam Gala from the 25th to the 27th January 2019.

TCDD(WD) 2-8-0 No. 45153(357)Posted by: Tom Dovey on 2018-11-21 12:39:15.83
This locomotive was totally derelict at Cankiri for many years, its tender separated and used for oil storage. There is an internet report dated 13/6/13 that says it was to be moved to the private Rahmi M. Koc Museum in Istanbul. The article stated the locomotive would take 2 years to restore, so if this is true it should be there by now. The article is here http://www.demiryol.net/cankirida-bulunan-eski-buharli-lokomotif-rahmi-koc-muzesinde-sergilenecek.html

TCDD (WD) 2-8-0 No. 45168 (340)Posted by: Tom Dovey on 2018-11-21 12:34:28.107
45168 (WD340) is a static exhibit at Izmit old station
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