Yarra Valley Railway:Blog
Over the past 12 months, the YVR Management Team has been working hard with Level Crossing Removal Project to provide surplus materials to all of the Broad Gauge Tourist and Heritage Railway (T&H) groups from the level crossing removal project at Balcombe Road, Mentone.
Another milestone has been reached in the restoration of the heritage Water Tower at Healesville Station!
With a restoration project as large as the one being undertaken by the YVR, there are many small wins which go unnoticed compared to the larger project milestones. This Special Clickety Clack Blog article follows one of these small wins, which involved Volunteers from four organisations working together across multiple locations and over the course of several weeks.
The Board of the Yarra Valley Railway is proud to announce that we have been able to transfer 62RM to a new home at the Daylesford Spa Country Railway.
“The process of driving the Walker is very similar to driving any diesel locomotive, but better because you are right there with the passengers. You can see how much joy the passengers get from the train ride, how much they appreciate your time as a volunteer. I find that very rewarding” – John, Walker Railmotor Driver
“The ‘way’ is the railway industry term for the track, so effectively “Way and Works” is predominantly trackwork. But at the YVR we aren’t just maintaining an operating railway – we are rebuilding for the future, the largest volunteer infrastructure project in Australia. If that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will!” – Brenden, Way and Works Manager
Rain or Shine, the Volunteers of the YVR are committed to track restoration!
Have you noticed the new bright light in town? The platform lighting at Yarra Glen Station has been installed by the Yarra Valley Railway’s dedicated Volunteers – and is now operating every night!