A field outing to visit the Cabarlah and Hampton tramways has been planned for November 16 2019.
The Munro Tramway Historical Group has been doing a lot of field work locating Munro’s tramway formation and liaising with the Toowoomba Regional Council for the display of Shay locomotive SN906 and erection of information boards on sections of the formation.
They have located the end of the tramway at Bunkers Hill. The tramway was known to end in the area but the actual physical location was probably known only to a few elderly locals. Quite a few tramway artefacts are scattered about the area.
Before constructing the Hampton tramway, Munro’s had constructed a short tramway at Cabarlah.
This tramway seems to be little known and somewhat forgotten. An article in Light Railways No.264 gives an account its discovery.
The outing will first visit the Cabarlah tramway. There will be a walk of a few hundred meters from the bus to the start of the tramway then a short bush walk along the formation.
After lunch, we stop at a few locations on the Hampton tramway to see the work done to display the locomotive and the erection of historical information display boards. It will be possible to see some of the formation but no major walk is involved. The final destination is the end of the tramway but this is adjacent
to the main road so only a short walk is necessary.
Arrangements can be made to pick up at Redbank if that is more convenient.
Times are approximate and return by 5.00pm is not guaranteed.
There is a store at Hampton where snacks and drinks can be purchased but you may prefer to bring your own. A cooler will be on the bus to keep things cold.
Price: $35 (will be collected on the day and does not include morning tea or lunch).
Departure will be from the Budget depot, 650 Beaudesert Rd., Rocklea (Cnr. Lillian Av. On left hand side about 400m south of Nyanda rail overpass) at 7.30 am.
Arrangements can be made to pick up at Redbank if that is more suitable.
Bookings: Email : Owen Betts at osbee1@... (ph  3275 2629)
Please book as soon as possible to ensure numbers are viable.