Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1980

12th
February
1980
Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society incorporated as Company limited by guarantee.
 

June
1980
Deputation by Society representatives to Ministry of Tourism.
Minister visits Maldon with Local MP's Messrs Ebery, Reid, Radford and holds discussions with representatives from Castlemaine and Maldon Shires and CMRPS.
Meetings being held with local Councils on regular basis.
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21st
July
1980
Locomotive K160 transferred from Bendigo W/Shops to Mayfair Bacon Sidings - work on locomotive commences.
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October
1980
Legislation drafted to enable project to operate.
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10th
October
1980
Locomotive K157 purchased from Victorian Railways (Loco. at Ballarat.)
 

December
1980
Vic Rail agrees to sale of carriages at $100 each.
Society purchases 3 motor trolleys and parts.
Lease taken out on Newstead Station residence for use as accommodation for workers.
Loco K160 operational. (?)
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