Our wonderfull engine shortly after unloading with sister engine K190. So glad we could participate in your Open Weekend early next Month. #Repost @steamrail_victoria with @make_repost ・・・ K163 from @morningtonrailway and K190 from @steamrail_victoria catch up on all the gossip after was K163 was unloaded from the truck at Newport Workshops on Thursday 13/02/2020.
K163 will join K190 and K153 in steam at our 2020 Open Days on Saturday 7th to Monday 9th March 2020 then it will undergo some maintenance before returning to the Mornington Railway.
Shared from our friends at Steamrail Victoria after the safe arrival of K163 at their centre of excellence and base of operations Newport Workshop today. This will be the location for the upcoming Open days, over the Labour Day Long weekend in March. Whilst there K163 will also receive some heavy maintenance￼ works best carried out in this location with the specialist equipment.
You can assist with this major overhaul project by donating to the link below. www.gofundme.com/f/keep-k163-goingOur Open Days visitor has arrived, K163 made the journey today from the Mornington Railway. As part of K163's visit to Newport, the locomotive will participate in this year's Open Days, following this it will then receive some heavy maintenance within the facilities of the Newport Workshops.
We are excited to work with the Mornington Railway on this partnership.
The Mornington Railway Preservation Society is a registered charity and are accepting donations to help towards this overhaul project. If you can help, please visit www.gofundme.com/f/keep-k163-going.
Having operated consistently for many years at Mornington, K163 is now in need of some heavy maintenance for continued reliability, safe operation and to ensure long term conservation.
Therefore, in partnership with Steamrail Victoria, we are excited to bring K163 to the 138 year old Newport Workshops - established in 1882 to manufacture rolling stock and locomotives for the state of Victoria. While at Newport, a number of heavy engineering task will be completed by our volunteer engineering team, to ensure continued operation of K163 into the future.
K163 was in fact constructed in this very workshop back in 1941, and Newport Workshops is presently the centre of excellence for heritage steam locomotive preservation in Victoria, making it the perfect place to facilitate the maintenance efforts.
While K163 is at Newport, our heritage diesel locomotives will operate every Sunday and Wednesdays during Vic school holidays on the Mornington Railway. This will include to be relaunched T411, which is currently being restored to it’s original appearance, in the famous Victorian Railway ‘Blue and Gold’ livery.
We are delighted to also announce that K163 will make a special appearance at the Newport Workshops Open Days on 7-9 March 2020. For more information and to book online, visit www.steamrail.com.au/opendays.
In order to support this important project, the Mornington Railway Preservation Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign, and seek to raise $25,000 for materials, heavy engineering and transportation costs to complete this project. The fundraising campaign has a number of incentives for individuals to donate, and includes opportunities to be amongst the first to drive the overhauled K163 when she returns to service on the Mornington Railway. More details can be found at: www.gofundme.com/f/keep-k163-going
The Mornington Railway Preservation Society is a registered charity, and all donations are tax deductible. ...
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