Re: The gauge question ...


Peter Evans <pevans@...>
 

Colin,
 
I refer to colleague Rickard who measured a sleeper complete with dogspike holes beside the line (before it disappeared under McMansions and Starter Castles). I'm pretty sure that 3-ft 6-in gauge was the measurement obtained.
 
Cordially,
Sawdustoz.


From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of Colin Harvey
Sent: Tuesday, 15 August 2006 1:55 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: The gauge question ...

Mr Evans

What evidence to you have that David Mitchell's firewood tram was 3ft
6in gauge?

Colin

--- In LRRSA@..., "sawdustoz" wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Perhaps this group might like to consider light railways with a gauge
> greater than 3-ft 6-in? Victorian lines that spring to mind are the
> McIvor firewood line (5-ft 3-in), the early horse trams of the Wombat
> Forest south of Bendigo (also 5-ft 3-in), and the David Mitchell
> firewood tram (3-ft 6-in and, later, standard gauge). In addition,
> there were heaps of very traditional "light railways" with a gauge of
3-
> ft 6-in, especially in the Otway Forest and east of the Powelltown
line.
>
> Cheers,
> PeterE.
>




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