Walka Miniature Railway

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.Walka Railway News

To all our supporters and patrons, have a great Christmas and Happy New Year. We thank you all for your support and look forward to seeing you again n 2018. This has been a challenging year for us  with mechanical and weather issues, however we have managed to meet our commitments with available days and private bookings. We have especially been pleased to be part of the wedding days for several couples this year and proud to provide the enjoyment of something a bit different for their guests. We are taking a short break over the festive season and will have our 1st running day on January 7th 2018. 

As you may be aware, we now operate on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month.

Our large loco, CR21, commonly known as the “Beast”, Has been renumbered to more accurately reflect its class. It is now DL01.

 

 

 

A  National Rail DL  No.47 in Orange and Grey livery.

 

 

Walka railway currently has five steam engines which will run often in suitable weather. Steam engines require lengthy preparation in order to raise steam prior to operation and it is up to the owners to decide when to run their steam locos.

Damian's 2-8-2 Steamer

Damian’s 2-8-2 Steamer

 

Volunteers are invited to become part of the organisation to help us provide this very popular attraction in Maitland. Please come out to Walka on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month and discuss joining the society.  Our president can be contacted on 0450 833 660 for further information. Our fleet is certainly growing and we need extra people to help us run the railway, so if you  love trains as we do, then contact us (See “Contacts” on this site or phone) or talk to us on site, about becoming a member. We would love to have some ladies involved as well as guys. We don’t discriminate. Some conditions apply. Junior members aged 15 to 17 are welcome with written parental consent.

 

Maintenance Our Largest loco, Now DL01, Has undergone extensive maintenance and is now ready to return to full operation and can be seen hauling large loads regularly.

Loco 8213 has been fitted with large wheels to improve its reliability and operational capabilities and it too is now back in full service so together with 1207 “Christine” we are ready for the summer months with all three club locos in operation.

The Track Track maintenance work is receiving attention following the return to service of our locos and the emphasis is on improving the alignment and eliminating areas which are in need of attention.

Carriage Storage

upper-carriage-storage-1

 

 

Raised carriage storage rack has been added to the train  shed. A removable ramp allows the four carriage set to be moved as a unit onto the upper rack and does not interfere with access to the carriages below which can be moved in and out at will.

 

 

Last edit 14/10/17