Re: Maria Island

Michael & Valerie Newman

Thanks for your email. Yes, the email does need some correction (I'm getting old) - was their a 3 foot 6 line there?
Was it powered by simplex motive power?
Kind regards

----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Rickard
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 3:36 PM
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Maria Island

--- In, "Michael & Valerie Newman"
<michaelnewman3@...> wrote:
> Could any member tell me what motive power was used on the Maria
Island 8.5 inch guage line please and where exactly did it run (to and
> Michael Newman
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Can you clarify please - do you mean the Maria Island off the east
coast of Tasmania. . .and do you really mean just 8½-inch gauge??

There was a 2ft-gauge line for National Portland Cement in the 1920's
that used Hudswell Clarke 1423 of 1922, an 0-4-0WT. Pic may be seen

cheers Phil

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