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Goldfields Railway burn


Category: Community Safety, Other

  6.21 PM 2 December, 2013

Location: District 2 News, General

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On 1 December, brigades in the Castlemaine area conducted a fuel reduction burn along a section of the Victorian Goldfields Railway between Castlemaine and Maldon.

The burn was undertaken to reduce the fuel load alongside the track. The Goldfields Railway runs tourist services two days a week. In the past, the steam trains have been the cause of many fires, most recently the start of January 2013.

Each brigade was tasked with an area to burn off on a 1km section of the line. While this was happening, Victorian Goldfields Railway provided its rail-mounted slip-on to protect sleepers and any other rail infrastructure. The brigades that participated in the burn were Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, Fryerstown, Guildford, Harcourt and Walmer.

Appliances on scene

Castlemaine Tanker, Castlemaine Pumper, Castlemaine FCV

Campbells Creek Tanker 1, Campbells Creek Tanker 2, Campbells Creek Support

Fryerstown Tanker 2

Guildford Tanker 1

Harcourt Tanker 2

Walmer Tanker 2, Walmer Support

Victorian Goldfields Railway slip-on

Last Updated: 03 December 2013