by Andrew Coble
SEE THE GMR IN ACTION
RECORDED 2ND JULY 2006
Glenreagh is located in the Orara Valley midway between Coffs Harbour
and Grafton on the Main North Coast Line. This was the Junction for the
Glenreagh to Dorrigo Line which opened on 23rd December 1924 but closed
on 20th September 1975.
The Glenreagh Mountain Railway was established in 1989 and acquired the
35 kilometre section to Ulong in 1999. Members have restored
Beyer-Peacock built steam loco 1919 and a section of the line to Ulong.
1919 was built in 1878 in Manchester and is currently the oldest fully
operational steam loco in N.S.W. She is operated with a converted
S-truck and three former U-set interurban trailer cars. GMR also operate
a W2 class Melbourne tram No.392.
This video shows a return trip with 1919 at the head of a passenger
train, and similarly a return trip with W2 tram 392. The route covered
is from the present terminus at Glenreagh, through the Tallowood Chute,
to the temporary end of the line at Tallawudjah Creek - a distance of
around two kilometres.The video has sequences recorded from a variety of
locations - on board the trains as well as lineside. This video gives
you a good taste of a ride on this scenic line.
This recording is a must for steam engine enthusiasts and also is a
useful introduction for those considering a visit to the Glenreagh
43 minutes digitally recorded PAL Widescreen 16:9 ratio.
$35.00 each [ incl postage and handling ]