The First Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove in 1788. The has never been any mention of portable track in any of the ship manifests that I’ve heard of and never any mention of a ‘light railway’ so early, from the time of white settlement.
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of richard horne
Sent: Tuesday, 7 February 2012 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Portable Track Research Update
Late 18th Century portable track? Was this brought out with the First Fleet?
From: A C Lynn Zelmer <lynn@...<mailto:lynn%40zelmeroz.com>>
Sent: Monday, 6 February 2012, 21:36
Subject: [LRRSA] Portable Track Research Update
Thanks to everyone who provided responses to my recent request for
information on late 18th and early 19th century users of portable track.
I'm still looking for specifics... especially which manufacturer
supplied which mill, etc.... but am getting closer.
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