The Museum Open Day and Train Rides program is shown on the MUSEUM page.
The Museum holds five open days during the year during which the exhibits “come alive”.
On the railway, the steam locomotive “Margaret” takes charge of the train while the diesel locos remain on standby. Take a trip through the museum, out along the Humphrey Pump channel bank, and through the vineyards towards Loveday. At Scotty’s Loop the loco detaches from the train and goes on to the turntable where it is turned around for the return trip.
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Steam Roller Restoration
See our Facebook page "Aveling & Porter Nº 12090 Steam Roller Restoration." for photos of the progress of the steam roller restoration.The boiler front tube plate has been removed and the boiler has had an internal acid clean.
Several successful test runs have been completed and a safety review conducted by SA Water. One of the gas producers is been rebuilt.
The diesel locos are being put to good use hauling tour trains, twilight trains and with track maintenance. We have been replacing many dead sleepers, but have many more to go. The Bagnall steam loco has had a new fusible plug socket welded in, new check valves fitted and all brass steam fittings replaced with steel fittings to comply with updated regulations. The regulator has also been overhauled.
A number of parts from the motion were overhauled and the cladding has been replaced. The engine is in the process of being painted black as per original specification.
OTHER WEB PAGES YOU MAY LIKE TO VISIT
Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club www.melbournesteam.com.au