Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1983

January
1983
Member for Bendigo, David Kennedy, arranges meeting with Transport Minister, Society and Vic Rail representatives.
Government representatives indicate that legal facility to operate Tourist Railway will be provided.
A Schedule of conditions which must be completed presented to Society and Councils.
Work on submission is in final stages (?)
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June
1983
Maldon - Concrete base for trolley shed laid.
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July
1983
Maldon Gang Shed completed.
Preliminary trestle bridge inspection.
Discussion with C.E.P. Scheme, Maldon & Castlemaine participate.
Resume of Society's activities for Mr Dunstan.
Discussions re Licence with Ministry of Transport continue.
City & Shire agree to share cost of Engineer's Report (Civil).
Application for Victoria 150th anniversary grant.
Negotiations with V/Line re transfer of K160 to Castlemaine.
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5th
August
1983
Locomotive K160 & items of rolling stock arrive at Castlemaine on special train from Bendigo hauled by Y141. Transfer sponsored by Bendigo Building Society.
Restoration of K160 commences in Castlemaine Yard.
Woolen Co. donates power, water and runs air line to work area at no cost to Society.
Mining Co. donates $500 for use of goods shed at Maldon.
Victoria 150th Anniversary grant Application submitted to Premiers department.
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September
1983
Civil Engineer's report presented.
Maldon Shire to donate $10,000 to Society.
Society does costing for Shire.
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October
1983
Locomotive K157 arrives at Castlemaine from Ballarat via goods train.
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October
1983
Repairs and renovations continues on rolling stock.
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November
1983
150th Committee to grant $20,000.
Costing done by Society for Castlemaine Bicentennial Committee.
Work commences on relaying No.1 Road at Maldon.
Clearing of yard and Station surrounds continues.
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December
1983
Society obtains flashing light set for Bendigo Road.
Premiers Department approves 150th Committee Grant.
Society attempts to involve C.M.F. in Muckleford Creek Bridge repairs.
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