Peter Evans <pevans@...>
Dear Humble Colin,
I also seem to recall some photographic scaling going on to determine the gauge of the wierd geared steam beastie which as believed to be the first locomotive used on the line. Did this not indicate a gauge substantially less than Standard?
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of Colin Harvey
Sent: Tuesday, 15 August 2006 2:22 PM
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: The gauge question ...
I have no doubt there was a 3ft 6in gauge sleeper, but was it from
the firewood line or one of the overburden tramways? I suspect the
latter is more likely. Not that this precludes the firewood tram
from being 3ft 6in gauge, it's just not sufficient evidence in my
--- In LRRSA@..., "Peter Evans" wrote:
> I refer to colleague Rickard who measured a sleeper complete with
> holes beside the line (before it disappeared under McMansions and
> Castles). I'm pretty sure that 3-ft 6-in gauge was the measurement
> From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
> 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
> 6in gauge?
> --- In LRRSA@..., "sawdustoz" wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Perhaps this group might like to consider light railways with a
> > greater than 3-ft 6-in? Victorian lines that spring to mind are
> > McIvor firewood line (5-ft 3-in), the early horse trams of the
> > Forest south of Bendigo (also 5-ft 3-in), and the David Mitchell
> > firewood tram (3-ft 6-in and, later, standard gauge). In
> > there were heaps of very traditional "light railways" with a
> > ft 6-in, especially in the Otway Forest and east of the
> > Cheers,
> > PeterE.