BEHIND THE SCENES

Rolling Stock And Workshop

The Locomotive fleet consists of models of steam, diesel and electric outline locomotives owned by the Railway and by private members. Assist in the workshop and learn how to keep our fleet of locomotives and carriages operating, with no previous experience required. Helping repair and maintain the Rollingstock helps DVR actually operate. You can perform vital work and make a real difference in this area.

Signalling and Safeworking

All signalling used at the DVR incorporates relay based and modern PLC based signalling systems controlled by two Signal Boxes located at strategic positions around the railway. Both signal boxes share half the control of the Railway's operations with Diamond Valley 'B' as a full time signal box and Meadmore Junction 'A' switching in as required.

This department is always making signals, wiring, laying conduit and cables, fault fixing and many other activities. If you are interested in electronics, this is the place to be.

Workshop (Photo: S Daly)

Workshop (Photo: S Daly)

Track and Lineside Features

Building and maintaining the track and buildings helps the railway keep on working and operating. Another enduring feature of the Railway is the ongoing need for members to preserve the bushland environment, parks and gardens along the banks of Diamond Creek through which the trains run.

Station and the Public

We need people to help operate and staff the station. This is a great introduction to our railway where you meet all your fellow members as well as greet and assist the general public boarding and alighting from our trains. It is the place to liaise with the public, and where we seek to present our organisation in the best light.

Special Groups

The Railway prides itself on encouraging diversity and we have a Heritage Group that preserves our heritage rolling stock, locomotives and equipment for posterity, as well as a number of carriage and locomotive work groups who are currently restoring or building new equipment. An archives research group has also been formed to record our history and past members who have contributed to our success over the years.