Walka Miniature Railway

Our Trains

The Society now has three locomotives and numerous carriages. Together with additional privately owned locos, we can operate with the multiple trains at various times which make interesting co-ordination of train operations and control. Safety is always our first consideration.                

 

1207
No.1207. is another loco owned by the society great addition to our fleet. It has been the subject of some extensive refurbishment of late but is now back in regular service. This loco is driven by a Datsun 120Y 4 cylinder engine through an automatic transmission.

Walka 8200 b

Our original loco is an 82 class loco, driven by a Diahatsu 3 cylinder engine and is now designated 8213 (see above) since it had a full overhaul and repaint. It normally hauls four fully loaded carriages but has at times hauled more. The WMR has some steep grades which test many locomotives and make interesting operations. Currently being fitted with new wheels, it is expected to be back in service before the end of August.

CR 21 The Beast

 

CR21 is a powerful loco driven by a 161 Holden engine and a hydraulic drive system. Nicknamed “The Beast“, (due to its size), it  provides us with the capability to haul large groups of passengers with ease. In order to reflect its type more correctly it has been renumbered “LD01“.

 

We are fortunate to have we have the back-up of privately owned trains that ensure a variety of locomotives are available on most running days. Below are some of these  locomotives owned by Society members  which provide added excitement the busy operations  for  our visitors to enjoy.

Damian’s Steamer was green when it arrived but after much restoration it changed to black.

Damian Black steamer

 

JumbuckJohn Hatton’s 0-4-0 Jumbuck  is a real favourite with the kids. It is powered by batteries driving two 450 Watt motors and normally pulls two carriages.

John Hatton’s “Suzie” has proved popular during its outings

Ray's Blue Goose

Ray Ingram’s “Blue Goose” is an interesting fun loco.

Damian's 2-8-2 Steamer

Damian’s 2-8-2 Steamer, has also undergone extensive upgrading. It’s a beautiful locomotive.

 

 

John Hatton’s beautiful little steamer “Suzie” ,