July 26th 2016

MELSA’s new “Jumbuck” electric loco had it’s first public run today and ran faultlessly for about 3 1/2 hours helping to haul some 400 passengers for the day. The loco was purchased recently with funding from the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

MELSA's new "Jumbuck" electric Loco

MELSA’s new “Jumbuck” electric Loco

 

July 2nd 2016 – MELSA ran the miniature trains as part of the Mary Poppins Festival. Early to set up, we were ready in plenty of time for the 10am start. People came in a steady stream all day and by the end, we had carried over 1000 passengers.

Locos taking part were MELSA’s new Jumbuck (see above), an AC16 Steam loco, a Class 44 “Diesel”, a C17 Steam loco, and a Class 442 “Diesel”.

All this and election day too!

AC16 Steam Loco

AC16 Steam Loco

Queens Park Station, the Rotunda and part of the happy crowd at Mary Poppins Day

Queens Park Station, the Rotunda and part of the happy crowd at Mary Poppins Day

44 Class "Diesel"

44 Class “Diesel”