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 Post subject: Steam Motor Car In Australia
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:55 am 

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Sadly it isn't currently operational, but it's still amazing that something like this is still around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdtLy8CaEew


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Motor Car In Australia
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:51 pm 

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According to their website www.pichirichirailway.org.au she passed her steam trials in April 2015 and they expected her to be running revenue in 12 months. So she will soon be plying the rails again.
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 Post subject: Re: Steam Motor Car In Australia
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:28 pm 

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Brits have one (ex-GW I think) that is a wooden coach approved for operation on Network Rail. Only restriction is that it cannot carry passengers when operating on the main line-intent is to allow it to ferry between operating venues.

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 Post subject: Re: Steam Motor Car In Australia
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:43 am 

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Alan Walker wrote:
Brits have one (ex-GW I think) that is a wooden coach approved for operation on Network Rail. Only restriction is that it cannot carry passengers when operating on the main line-intent is to allow it to ferry between operating venues.


Link to Great Western Society page about it for anyone interested

http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/zrailmotor93/

It has worked some passenger specials on Network Rail lines - but only branch lines with no other traffic operating on them at the same time.

There is a Petrol(Gas)-Electric railcar from the North Eastern Railway dating from 1903 which is also undergoing restoration elsewhere at the moment and wil provide an interesting contrast with the steam version. Not sure if they intend this to be able to be used on the main line though.

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