Re: Tweed

Kevin Sewell

Of course!!!

Thinking the same thing, I looked up Rolfe's bible, but that didn't make sense as 103 from Grafton was only Casino so that couldn't be it. But of course his distances are measured in metric, not miles. I feel like a goose!!!

On Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at 5:04 PM, 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

Thanks Bruce and that was the key I needed!!!

That sent me to my 1918 WTT which used Grafton as zero and gave 103m 78ch Binna Burra which is just west of Bangalow,  114m 25ch Byron Bay Creamery (Grafton end) and 137m 8ch Upper Burringbar. That shows sugar cane was considered west of Bangalow, south of Byron and the Burringbar Stokers Siding regions. I have a Murwillumbah history book describing cane loaded on the NSWGR at Stokers Siding in the early days. The area just north of there, Dunbible, sent cane to Condong by barge.



Peter Cokley


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Hi Peter,

 I can’t really answer your question, however is it possible that these measurements were taken from the existing “rail-head” (South Grafton?) and based on the 1895 proposed route to Murwillumbah?




From: 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA]

Sent: 13 October, 2017 12:12 PM

Subject: [LRRSA] Tweed


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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