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Work Continues – Stop block installed at Snowy Junction


Our track crew continued their work on the railway corridor with a new temporary stop block and stop sign installed before the missing crossing on Polo Flat Road at Snowy Junction. The team also cleared the vegetation around the section. While work continues on getting the level crossing reinstalled, this will be our northern limit of operation for the short term. It was great to see so many people waving and stopping again. It's really heartening to have so much community support and it really motivates our team to keep working hard to get our trains running again. -------------- [...]

Work Continues – Stop block installed at Snowy Junction2024-06-08T14:33:59+10:00

Track Machine to Snowy Junction


With the commencement of operations and the repairs to the Yareen Road Level Crossing completed, one of our track teams were able to complete an installation run out to Snowy Junction (as far as the Polo Flat Road Level Crossing) to clear vegetation and assess the current state of the railway infrastructure. It was extremely exciting to see railway vehicles back out on this section of line and it was great to see so many people waving and watching as we travelled along. It's amazing to see so much local support and it means so much to our volunteers. [...]

Track Machine to Snowy Junction2024-05-26T18:25:00+10:00

Rail Operations Commence


We are extremely proud to announce that railway operations have re-commenced on the Cooma to Snowy Junction section of railway line, and our railway maintenance vehicles will be traversing this section from Saturday 25th May 2024. This week saw a significant milestone for CMR and an exciting time for everyone who has worked so hard to get to this point. Firstly, our inaugural group of Track Machine Operators successfully completed their training and are now qualified to operate our track maintenance vehicles. These volunteers have been working towards these qualifications for several months and we're so proud to see [...]

Rail Operations Commence2024-06-10T21:22:57+10:00

Yareen Road Level Crossing Repairs


A big thank you to the team from UGL Regional Linx who completed the repair work on the Yareen Road Level Crossing. After completing road surface repairs earlier in the year, the team returned today to cut the flange gaps back into the crossing, allowing our trains cross the road and continue on to Snowy Junction. The team has done a great job, and the crossing is looking amazing after all the work that has been completed over the past several months. 👉 If you are travelling on Yareen Road, please slow down as you approach the crossing and [...]

Yareen Road Level Crossing Repairs2024-05-26T17:41:54+10:00

Community Announcement – Railway Reactivation


We would like to advise that from Saturday 18th May 2024, the section of railway line between the southern end of Cooma Railway Station and the Polo Flat Road level crossing at Snowy Junction will be reactivated. Rail maintenance vehicles will commence regular operation on this section of track as restoration work continues. 👷‍♀️ PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons, access to the railway corridor is restricted to qualified personnel only. When crossing the railway line, please use the designated crossing points at Yareen Road Level Crossing or the Thurrung Street Overbridge. 🚗 MOTORISTS: The Yareen Road Level Crossing is [...]

Community Announcement – Railway Reactivation2024-06-10T21:22:39+10:00

CMR at the Transport Heritage NSW Sector Development Day


Yesterday, we had the pleasure of presenting to our peers at the Transport Heritage NSW Sector Development Day about our museum and the lessons we've learnt over the first 12 months of operation. It was great to reflect on our success since opening in December 2022 and look back at all the amazing work that our volunteers have completed over many years to make the museum a reality. It was also great to hear so much positive feedback from our peers. At the conclusion of the day, we had the opportunity to tour the new Heritage Hub storage facility [...]

CMR at the Transport Heritage NSW Sector Development Day2024-05-19T21:46:19+10:00

What is sleeper replacement?


We talk about it a lot, but what is actually involved in repairing track and replacing sleepers? Quite a bit actually, and it's hard work! Check out some footage today of our volunteers replacing a section of sleepers (or where there once were sleepers 🤷) and some of the work involved. Luckily, today we had the assistance of an excavator, which makes huge difference compared to digging everything by hand, which is often what we have to do. This section is on Loco Road No. 1, which is being repaired to allow our CPH Railmotors to travel from the [...]

What is sleeper replacement?2024-04-27T11:49:48+10:00

VW Ganger Trolley Restoration


With school out for a couple of weeks, some of our Cadets took the opportunity to join our weekday team and continue work on the restoration of one of our VM Ganger Trolleys. This trolley has been completely disassembled and repaired both structurally and cosmetically. The team has been busy priming and painting all the components while learning about how the vehicle is constructed, with reassembly planned for next week. Once the mechanical work has been completed on drivetrain, this vehicle will go in to service with our track crew to assist with inspection and repairs on the track [...]

VW Ganger Trolley Restoration2024-04-19T12:15:30+10:00

Yareen Road Level Crossing Reactivation


Thanks to a huge effort from the team today, where the Yareen Road Level Crossing has now been reactivated. Check out this quick snapshot of our volunteers at work following by the exciting sound of bells with flashing lights. Today, the team were able to complete: 🔹 Removal of vegetation around the approaches 🔹 Painting of the control hut 🔹 Repairs to the roof of the control hut 🔹 Repairs to damaged wiring in the bell circuits 🔹 Painting of fences 🔹 Painting of light and bell housing 🔹 Re-install warning signs 🔹 Install new Railway Crossing signs 🔹 [...]

Yareen Road Level Crossing Reactivation2024-04-19T12:09:53+10:00

Project Update – MBC22959


The weather was fighting us for a few months over Summer, but our volunteers have made some significant progress on the restoration of Refrigeration Van MBC22959 with the final colours now being applied to the exterior. To get to this point, our volunteers have completed a huge amount of work, including: 🔹 Replacement of missing and rotten timbers on the exterior of the van 🔹 Repair and replacement of damaged or rotten wall structure 🔹 Replace missing or failed screws on exterior timbers 🔹 Descaling of the steel under frame and bogies to remove rust and build-up of debris [...]

Project Update – MBC229592024-04-19T12:04:33+10:00
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