Victorian Goldfields Railway

K160 Overhaul Appeal

The railway’s faithful servant, locomotive K160, is currently back at Newport Workshops, where she was built in 1940, for a major overhaul. As part of this overhaul, she is having the following work done:

  • Major repairs and replacement of plate work in the smokebox
  • Firebox repairs including some stay replacement and front inner corners
  • Overhaul of components such as air compressor, turbo generator and lubrication system
  • Lifting the loco off her wheels and overhauling axleboxes
  • Reboring cylinders and valves with new rings and bullrings
  • New main internal steam pipe
  • New superheater elements
  • Reprofiling of all wheels
  • Overhaul of motion gear
  • Renewal of lower cab sides
  • Heavy repairs to tender tank
  • Overhaul of tender bogies

To complete this overhaul, we need to raise $100,000 and you can be part of the team getting her back on the rails. Simply select one of our donor packages, one off donation or recurring donation options below.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible

Monthly Subscritpion Donations

Donation Amounts
Project


One Off Donations

Donation Amount
Project


Packages

Package
Details
Donation
Bronze As a recognition of your donation, you’ll enjoy a seat behind K160 on her post-overhaul load-trial. This load-trial will most probably be from Newport to either Bacchus Marsh, Geelong or Seymour.
Bronze donors will receive a receipt from which $175 will be tax deductible.
$250
Silver As a silver donor, you’ll also enjoy a seat behind K160 on her load-trial as well as having your name included on a donor board at Maldon.
Silver donors will receive a receipt from which $425 will be tax deductible.
$500
Gold As a gold donor, you’ll also enjoy a seat behind K160 on her load-trial as well as having your name included on a donor board at Maldon and painted on a stripe on her tender for a period of 12 months.
Gold donors will receive a receipt from which $925 will be tax deductible.
$1,000
Platinum Platinum donors will enjoy all of the above benefits as well as a Driver Experience package on the Victorian Goldfields Railway with two return trips between Maldon and Castlemaine, including a twilight run back to Maldon.
Platinum donors will receive a receipt from which $3,425 will be tax deductible.
$5,000
Diamond Diamond donors will enjoy the same benefits as a Platinum Donor except the Driver Experience package on the Victorian Goldfields Railway will be double-headed with two return trips between Maldon and Castlemaine, including a twilight run back to Maldon.
Diamond donors will receive a receipt from which $6,575 will be tax deductible.
$10,000

You can either purchase a package online (below) or alternatively download the K160 Overhaul Appeal Form with your details and send it to:

K160 Overhaul Appeal
Victorian Goldfields Railway
PO Box 51
CASTLEMAINE VIC 3450

For all questions & enquiries please contact the K160 Fundraising and Engagement Manager - Matt Oaten via: matt.oaten@vgr.com.au

Purchase a Package Online

Packages
***IMPORTANT NOTE FOR P.O. BOX HOLDERS - Please note that PayPal will not initially accept a P.O. Box - however it can still be done.
Initially enter your residential address and in the following screen it allows you to enter an alternative mailing address - please enter your P.O. Box details here.***


Please ensure you provide your mailing address when making a donation as your tax deducible receipt will be mailed to this address

Restoration of K160 is expected to be completed in 2018 and her trial run will be scheduled once she has been passed fit for mainline service.
Please ensure you let the railway know if your address or contact details change so we can get tickets to you by mail prior to the load test.
Should you be unable to join this train, you can use your ticket as a First Class ticket for two on any normal VGR service.