Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

1984

January
1984
Tenders called for moving loco (K160) and carriages to Maldon.
Society takes out Insurance Cover on workers.
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February
1984
Lions Club commences restoration of carriage.
Submission to Ministry of Transport for Licence to operate.
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March
1984
C.E.P. application successful - total $43,000.
Sleepers and other track timbers purchased.
Local State and Federal Politicians conduct inspection of CMR.
Society request to Bendigo Ordinance Factory for assistance with locomotive parts.
Haulage Co. Quote $25,000 for transfer of loco & carriages.
Leech Earthmoving of Castlemaine offers to transfer K160 to Maldon at no cost.
J.J. Leech & Sons, and Armstrong Cranes, both of Castlemaine, offer Cranes at no cost.
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April
1984
Locomotive J549 arrives at Castlemaine from Ararat via goods trains.
Society Members conduct CMR display at Bendigo Easter Fair.
Society President & Vice President hold discussions with Ministry of Transport.
Don Dunstan in Maldon - inspects Maldon yard, Muckleford and Castlemaine in company with Society President & Vice President.
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May
1984
Restoration of Loco K160 continues.
Load of sleepers arrives Maldon - trackwork continues.
C.E.P. workers commence on trackwork & Station Yard.
Representatives from Ministry meet CMRPS President, Vice President and V/Line Engineer at Maldon for discussion regarding transfer of CMR rolling stock at Castlemaine to Maldon.
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June
1984
C.E.P. Gang works on rolling stock at Castlemaine.
One carriage transferred to Elphinstone Goods Shed for undercover storage.
Society members conduct publicity stand at Ballarat.
Centenary of Maldon Branchline celebrated at Maldon.
Castlemaine Technical College Instructors & Apprentices work on K160.
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July
1984
Society negotiates with A.P.M. Broadford for use of 0-4-0 Diesel Shunter for transfer of rolling stock.
Locomotive K160 prepared for first boiler inspection.
City of Castlemaine donates load of rails removed from road bridge over Wheeler Street, Castlemaine to Society.
Bendigo Ordinance Factory to manufacture boiler stays for "J" Class loco. (J549).
Army Transport Division to transfer 0-4-0 Shunter from Broadford to Maldon.
D.L.I. Inspector conducts boiler test on K160.
C.E.P. Gang resumes trackwork at Maldon.
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August
1984
Ministry of Tourism to fund $2,100 towards the cost of retubing a section of K160 boiler.
150th Committee pays first installment of grant.
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September
1984
Local Member David Kennedy and State Treasurer Jolly at Castlemaine; Discuss rail project with CMRPS Vice President.
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October
1984
K160 restoration - quotes obtained for main valve cylinder boring. Society member to undertake job at no cost to Society. Necessary tools and equipment are obtained.
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November
1984
Locomotive 0-4-0 diesel shunter arrives (by road) at Maldon on loan from APM Broadford Paper Mill.
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December
1984
K160 restoration - Studs replaced, tubes removed, tube sheet cleaned up and holes reamed to size.
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