A puzzle for NSW railway mileage enthusiasts if interested; The NSW Government Gazette 18 June 1895 noted sugar cane and timber to be loaded or unloaded at the sidings to be constructed at 103 miles 65 chains, 112 miles 50 chains and 137 miles 15 chains (as shown on the railway working plans) on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line  


The problem is the above is dated 1895 when the Lismore Murwillumbah plus Condong sugar mill extension railway only existed the 60 or so miles between Lismore and Murwillumbah via Byron Bay and Mullumbimby, so no location to match those 103, 112 and 137 mileages. The Lismore Casino section opened 1903 and it was still only 80 miles 54 chains from Murwillumbah. Maybe someone has access to the NSW railway documents described in that Gov Gazette as railway working plans on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line.


Of course, my interest is that mention of a sugar cane siding on the Tweed line.



Peter Cokley


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