Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

2011

4th
February
2011
Maldon Station Rebuild - VicTrack has let the contract for the restoration work to Vic Restorations Building Services for the fire damaged station building and work commences on the roof.

19th
March
2011
Working Bee at Castlemaine Carriage Shed Site - removal of rails and sleepers along with vegetation clearing undertaken.
BL
March
2011

22nd
April
2011
Good Friday Wine and Cheese Train
 

May
2011
Construction of Castlemaine Carriage Shed Commences - Constractors commenced the construction of the new carriage shed. Preliminary work included levelling of the shed location.
BL
May-June
2011

7th
July
2011
Vale Barry Stewart - Long time VGR member and active participant barry Stewart passes away unexpectedly on 7th July.
BL
July
2011

30th
June
2011
Restored Maldon Station Building handed over to VGR. - The keys to the Maldon Station Building were handed over to the VGR in a ceremony to mark the completion of the building refurbishment works. The Station Building suffered extensive damage by fire on the 20th October 2009.
BL
July
2011

July
2011
Castlemaine Carriage Shed - 1st stage completed - Contractors complete stage one of the Carriage Shed. Fitting of doors, laying of track and associated works to be undertaken by VGR Volunteers. Other works required before the shed can be used included water supply, electrical and fire-safety systems.
BL
July
2011

29th
October
2011
K190 commences season on VGR - Steamrail Victoria K190 on lease to VGR was transferred by rail from Melbourne to Castlemaine and onto the VGR. (K190 returned to Steamrail on 9/03/2012.)

26th
November
2011
K190 and K160 double head - During VGR special event K190 & K160 ran a mixed train from Maldon to Castlemaine & return with various configurations of the locmotives.