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 has now been sandblasted and preparations are being made for an internal acid clean.
Several successful test runs have been completed and a safety review conducted by SA Water. Operator training and some minor works are being undertaken. The return to public running is getting closer.
Currently out of operation for further upgrades to the pipework. This work should be completed in time for the September 30th open day.
The crane and winch were put to good use recently with the crane being used to move the Yankee boiler and the winch used to pull over a dead gum tree. The tree needed to be removed before another shed could be built to house a working hay making machinery display.
OTHER WEB PAGES YOU MAY LIKE TO VISIT
Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club www.melbournesteam.com.au