LRRSA Meetings for August

John Dennis

The August issue of Light Railways is a week away from being dispatched. Here are the meeting details for the different branches for August:

Nambour Steam
Bob Gough will show DVD's from Nambour betweeen1997 and 2000 including steam with ANGRMS BF No. 5 hauling sugar cane up Howard Street and empties to the Howard Street yard.
Location: BCC Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 17 August 2018 at 7:30pm

The oil shale industry at Murrurundi, NSW
The British-Australian Oil Company operated an oil shale refinery at Murrurundi, connected to the NSWGR by a short branch line leaving the main line near Temple Court station. Oil shale was brought to the works from the shale mine at Temi, several miles to the north, by an aerial ropeway. Noted author Mark Langdon has extensively researched and published about this interesting subject. His presentation will summarize the history and illustrate the then-and-now of this once busy industrial centre. Location: Woodstock Community Centre, Church St, Burwood. Free Council car park behind the building (entry via Fitzroy St) or adjacent street parking. Only 10 minutes easy walk from Burwood railway station.
Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at 7:30pm

AGM and from the Ray Graf collection - part 3
Following the Annual General Meeting, a range of colour slides will be shown utilising our vintage steam-powered slide projector (celebrating its 42nd birthday). The slides will cover an eclectic mix of locations both within Victoria and southern NSW). Included will be a number of tunnelling, tourist and industrial operations, now all long-gone.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 9 August 2018 at 8:00 pm

More of The Beechy
We will discuss the Beechy in Victoria in 1959 again for another view. including what should have been shown at the last meeting. News of light rail matters will be welcome from any member.
Intending participants would be well advised to contact Les Howard on 8278 3082 or by email fhoward@..., since accommodation is limited.
Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene
Date: Thursday 2 August 2018 at 7:30 pm

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