2003: The Victorian Year in Steam

2003: The Victorian Year in Steam: Again we recorded footage all of which is history and much of which is gone forever. 2003 saw many unique events for Victorian steam. Two locos became centenarians, K 153 ran the 100th kindergarten special to Bacchus Marsh. Two dedicated enginemen had locomotives named in their honour. Double-headed R class, always a railfan favourite, traversed Wycheproof's main street.

A two houralmanac featuring over fifty operations and twenty-one different locos, including

  • Double R class to Wycheproof via Ingliston Bank and Dunolly;
  • J 549 on first Victorian Goldfields Railway steam passenger to Maldon Junction;
  • Footplate rides on R 707, J 549 and V 1209;
  • D3 639 and BPR #6 turned 100 years old;
  • J 515 on Echuca area shuttles;
  • K 153 on the final kindergarten special to Bacchus Marsh;
  • Five inch gauge 3-cylinder S & H class steaming at Wandong.

A 'must have' production for the steam lover or historian's library.