1707D has arrived at Blackstone!

08 Feb 2021, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

In recent news, 1707D has arrived at Blackstone after being lifted out of the northern end of Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway’s Box Flat compound, and on to a low-loader for a short trip to Blackstone. This was accomplished on the 23rd/24th of January 2021!.

1707D work has been halted for the moment.

03 Nov 2015, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

All work on 1707D at the QPSR compound Box Flat has been halted since September 1st awaiting its transfer to Number 4 Road for panel repairs and painting to occur. No further work to the Cab is possible unless welding repairs are carried out. Until…

1707D Update

11 Feb 2015, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

Photos of load regulator and fan fitted, We have some plumbing to refit to the load regulator and finish tensioning the fan on the shaft. Sunday 8th Workday Thanks to all who assisted.

Hosed and Loaded

11 Jan 2015, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1225, 1707D

Our working bee on Sunday had both of our old girls receiving attention. 1707D had it’s load regulator / Viking fuel pump reinstalled, with the job of connecting up the various hoses partially completed. 1225’s engine has had a liberal application of lubricant to assist…

Working Bee – Fuel Tank Repairs

06 Oct 2014, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D

This Working Bee concentrated on repairs to the fuel tank. The Fuel tank was moved so the suction pipe could be repaired and replaced; The Fuel tank had new mounting bolts and inspection plate bolts replaced; Further work was carried out in the cab Further…

1707D Update

24 Jun 2014, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D, News

A little bit of good news of late, we have sourced an air-conditioning pod and are currently putting the wheels back on the axles.

1707D Update!

27 Oct 2013, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1707D, News

The wheels and axles for 1707D are in progress of being rewheeled now. We should also have a few outstanding parts for this loco shortly.

Continuing Track Work

05 Jun 2010, Posted by admin_qdrg in 1225, 1707D, News

The track had settled over the previous few weeks so a few touch ups were made a few Saturdays ago with more Ash and Coalstone going under the sleepers to keep 1225 on the tracks at QPSR. 1707D has also had a pressure clean pending…