Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1979

June
1979
Vic Rail agrees to sell 3 locomotives to Society.
Deputation to Parliament House to Minister of Transport and Secretary for Railways at which Society was advised that trial period will be granted subject to appropriate legislation.
Shire of Maldon representatives meet Government and Vic Rail representatives - immediate occupancy granted.
Vic Rail offers locomotives J549 ($1600), K160 ($1600) & E371 ($3000) to Society
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September
1979
Society membership reaches 230.
Trackwork and clearing underway.
Public Risk Insurance investigated.
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24th
September
1979
Locomotive K160 purchased from Victorian Railways for $1,600. (Locomotive at Bendigo).
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24th
September
1979
Locomotive J549 purchased from Victorian Railways for $1,600 (Locomotive at Ararat Loco.)
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September
1979
Locomotive E371 purchased from Victorian Railways for $3,000 (Locomotive at Melbourne - Newport).
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October
1979
Negotiations commence with Vic Rail to purchase 8 passenger carriages at special price of $100 each.
 

December
1979
Fundraising commences. (Sales of souvenirs, etc.).
Working parties on track organised on regular basis.
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