On 7 July 2014, Glenreagh
Mountain Railway (GMR) was granted a variation to its accreditation by the
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator to allow it to carry out rolling
stock operations. This major milestone
was achieved after many years of hard work by GMR volunteers to satisfy the
regulator that GMR had the necessary risk management and risk management validation
processes and skills to safely operate rolling stock. Overall GMR is permitted to commission,
maintain, repair, decommission and operate rolling stock for three specific
operation of track maintenance vehicles for infrastructure maintenance
on GMR’s steam locomotive 1919, diesel railmotor CPH 11, carriages and freight
wagons within the Glenreagh West depot.
of rolling stock within the Glenreagh West yard.
The ability to use track
maintenance machines will now allow us to continue further sleeper replacement
and track rehabilitation activities to the east of Lowanna utilising our stock
of second hand timber sleepers.
Reconstruction of our railmotor can now recommence and we will be making
every effort to begin removing the casings and other external items from steam
locomotive 1919 to allow us to carry out a thorough inspection of its boiler to
determine the extent of any corrosion.
Our other urgent priority will be to move our two HFO end platform cars
under cover so that we can prevent any further deterioration and make some
This event marks the beginning of
what we expect to be an exciting time at GMR.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP GMR AS A VOLUNTEER?
Please direct any enquiries to
the secretary via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 0421141390