Re: Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Tramway

Chris Stratton

I'm not an expert either but I have looked at the remains many times.
Quoting from the book I have
"The interconnection of the IH&LC line to the Main South Coast Railway
passed through the now demolished Clarke's Sawmill in Marshall Street Dapto;
the sawmill was demolished about 1999 to allow for Fowlers Road to be
extended across the Princes Highway and over the South Coast railway to
service the rapidly developing West Dapto area."

As you can see it has taken them 11 years to extend Fowlers Rd to Marshall
St so I'm not holding my breath for the bridge over the railway.
It is quite easy to see where the railway ran to the smelter at Kanahooka,
especially south of Kanahooka Rd where there is a gap between the fences of
the houses. I still haven't gone to Elizabeth Point to look there but I
believe you can see an embankment.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Iain Stuart
Sent: Sunday, 23 January 2011 9:40 AM
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Re: Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Tramway

I am not clear about that - there is the remains of a siding to the west of
in Marshal St Dapto. We were directed to this as the remains of the IHLCT
but the rails are too new and the tracks are oddly aligned to be the

However I am aware that I am very much not the expert in Illawarra light
railways and others on this list may be of more assistance.

The point is development is rapidly occurring so the last remains are going
to be turned into housing.


Dr Iain Stuart


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