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    Thread: Health & mental status!
Post: Health & mental status!

Hello again to y,all.I`m glad to report that I`m still alive and I hope you all are too.--Lander cars are frequently going N & S past here due to a shortage of Tilts.I don`t know why.  Cheers.
Alan Parker Queensland 0 5,845 14-Jun-2017, 05:30 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with add...

Nice to know we are all(or most of us) still around!!
Alan Parker Queensland 7,231 2,637,338 25-Nov-2016, 11:45 AM
    Thread: Good old photos
Post: Good old photos

The waiting room at Seymour Station has some great old photos of the steam era on display. The old refreshment(dining) room has a smallish snack & coffee shop operating------surrounded by thou...
Alan Parker Victoria 0 2,715 29-Mar-2014, 11:15 AM
    Thread: Rosewood Railway fun.
Post: RE: Rosewood Railway fun.

It`s good to hear of goings on at Rosewood. 15 or so years ago I gave my Pyle National Turbo Generator to the Railway as #720 didn`t have one.I obtained it from Newport Workshops in Victoria--it h...
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 94 44,794 28-Jan-2014, 08:20 AM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: RE: The MVHR News

Thanks,old chap.That puts me in the picture. Alan.
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 554,982 13-Nov-2013, 05:47 PM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: RE: The MVHR News

(10-Nov-2013, 03:41 PM)CNsylvester Wrote: MVHR Grant News. I think MVHR will make an announcement on progress prior to Christmas. However yesterday, at the Mary River Festival, enquiries from the ...
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 554,982 13-Nov-2013, 05:46 PM
    Thread: M.V.H.R. wonderings.
Post: M.V.H.R. wonderings.

I wonder if anyone has some info about the current status quo of the M.V.H.R i.e. has the Govt.grant been a lifeline and have those nice steam locos felt a coal fire in them lately? The media has...
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 1 1,805 10-Nov-2013, 01:55 PM
    Thread: Oil Fired vs Coal Fired Steam Locomotives
Post: RE: Oil Fired vs Coal Fired Steam Locomotives

(13-Sep-2013, 08:41 PM)Mike1 Wrote: (13-Sep-2013, 07:51 PM)Mick Wrote: Quote:so while oil firing may have some advantages over coal in certain circumstances, it is not the be all and end all by an...
Alan Parker Queensland 14 7,514 20-Sep-2013, 01:19 PM
    Thread: I Spied.
Post: I Spied.

Last Saturday,Aug 3 ,having strayed from the conducted tour at The Workshops Museum in Ipswich,my son & I managed to find a few things worth looking at, not the least of which was a glimpse throug...
Alan Parker Queensland 6 3,764 07-Aug-2013, 08:41 PM
    Thread: V.R.Diesel question(historical,now!)
Post: RE: V.R.Diesel question(historical,now!)

No doubt about it,ask an historical question about the V.R. and the answer comes from FNQ !!! Thanks Mick.
Alan Parker Locomotives and Rolling Stock 13 8,338 15-Jul-2013, 08:54 AM
    Thread: V.R.Diesel question(historical,now!)
Post: RE: V.R.Diesel question(historical,now!)

(14-Jul-2013, 11:04 AM)Alan Parker Wrote: Back in the 1960`s I lived in Melbourne & worked for Ansett-A.N.A. A good friend of mine,the late Norm De Pomeroy a legendary driver,occasionally too...
Alan Parker Locomotives and Rolling Stock 13 8,338 15-Jul-2013, 08:52 AM
    Thread: V.R.Diesel question(historical,now!)
Post: V.R.Diesel question(historical,now!)

Back in the 1960`s I lived in Melbourne & worked for Ansett-A.N.A. A good friend of mine,the late Norm De Pomeroy a legendary driver,occasionally took me with him to South Dynon Loco Depot wher...
Alan Parker Locomotives and Rolling Stock 13 8,338 14-Jul-2013, 11:04 AM
    Thread: South Australian Steam Loco.question.
Post: South Australian Steam Loco.question.

Hello all.I have another question which I will be grateful if anyone can answer. Were the ex V.R. North British Loco Co. N Class of which the S.A.R. bought 10 in 1951 ,fitted with the beautiful so...
Alan Parker Locomotives and Rolling Stock 0 2,184 10-Jun-2013, 08:39 AM
    Thread: Steam Loco(V.R) Questions.
Post: RE: Steam Loco(V.R) Questions.

(22-May-2013, 07:31 PM)Mike1 Wrote: As you state, by pass valves and cylinder drain cocks serve two different purposes. The former are automatic in their operation while the latter are operated manu...
Alan Parker Locomotives and Rolling Stock 2 2,891 23-May-2013, 09:55 AM
    Thread: Steam Loco(V.R) Questions.
Post: Steam Loco(V.R) Questions.

V.R.Steam Locos (and others)were/are fitted with cylinder drain cocks--to release potentially damaging incompressible water on starting the engine. My V.R Handbook on The Locomotive (1952) also des...
Alan Parker Locomotives and Rolling Stock 2 2,891 22-May-2013, 08:52 AM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: RE: The MVHR News

Well,I made it to Gympie & back & the trip was absolutely worthwhile.A short cab ride in 2023/2017 whilst not quite The Sav.was nevertheless great. The feel around Gympie station in the late ...
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 554,982 21-Apr-2013, 05:52 PM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: RE: The MVHR News

(18-Apr-2013, 01:53 PM)Rolls Royce Wrote: Thats some positive news! :) Good to see! That`s worth the 75 km drive today to Gympie in order to spend $2++.
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 554,982 20-Apr-2013, 09:24 AM
    Thread: Big Boy rebuild
Post: RE: Big Boy rebuild

There is some good Big Boy video on Youtube,not the least impressive being-U.P.Big Boy Catches Fire. Happy Christmas too.
Alan Parker International Railways 14 9,992 23-Dec-2012, 02:48 PM
    Thread: Big Boy rebuild
Post: RE: Big Boy rebuild

I think if they opened her up fully,she would stay still & the Earth would go backwards!! Please can I come & watch or even have a cabride?
Alan Parker International Railways 14 9,992 21-Dec-2012, 08:50 PM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: MVHR`s worries.(and mine)

Rather worrying item on 7 News a few nights back about the very serious need for MVHR to obtain an injection of funds. It sounded bad,I hope things are not as bad as was suggested.
Alan Parker Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 554,982 13-Oct-2012, 07:29 AM