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Re: Dumont D'Urville LR 273

David in Avenel
 

My Light Railways arrived in Avenel yesterday.  Another great read.

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cheers and best wishes,
David in Avenel.au
[Before you change anything, learn why it is the way it is.]



Re: Ezard

Rod Hutchinson
 

Thank you Roderick.

Regards
Rod Hutchinson
Mooroolbark, Australia

On Tue, 26 May 2020, 14:52 Roderick Smith via groups.io, <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
No.  My first visit was in 1967.  Frank noted that a lot of remnants around the mill had vanished since his previous visit.
Roderick

Re: Ezard

Roderick Smith
 

No.  My first visit was in 1967.  Frank noted that a lot of remnants around the mill had vanished since his previous visit.
Roderick

Re: Light Railways 273

bjr2105
 

Hi John,

Wonderful.  I thought I’d missed it as my hard drive crashed over the weekend – just recovered.

Cheers,

Bruce

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 09:28
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways 273

 

Hello Bruce,

 

I try to time that with the arrival of the printed magazine into members letter boxes. Today is the second business day since the LR was posted, that's normally my trigger, so it should be sent out this afternoon.

 

John

 

On Tue, 26 May 2020, 9:10 am bjr2105, <brucerankin@...> wrote:

John,

Can you advise when those of us with a PDF only subscription will be receiving our email advice with download link please?

Regards,

Bruce Rankin

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 15:30
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 273

 

The mailout team gathered yesterday, spread out so as to obey the social distancing rules, and with a changeover part way through to keep the number of visitors to 5. Light Railways 273, the June 2020 issue, has now been handed into the care of Australia Post. Who knows when you might receive yours! This looks to be a most interesting issue, with articles and reports covering most states of Australia.
If you are not a member of the Society, the magazine should be available at your usual source soon, or right now from the online shop in either printed or PDF form: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No273-June-2020

 

 

Re: Light Railways 273

John Dennis
 

Hello Bruce,

I try to time that with the arrival of the printed magazine into members letter boxes. Today is the second business day since the LR was posted, that's normally my trigger, so it should be sent out this afternoon.

John


On Tue, 26 May 2020, 9:10 am bjr2105, <brucerankin@...> wrote:

John,

Can you advise when those of us with a PDF only subscription will be receiving our email advice with download link please?

Regards,

Bruce Rankin

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 15:30
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 273

 

The mailout team gathered yesterday, spread out so as to obey the social distancing rules, and with a changeover part way through to keep the number of visitors to 5. Light Railways 273, the June 2020 issue, has now been handed into the care of Australia Post. Who knows when you might receive yours! This looks to be a most interesting issue, with articles and reports covering most states of Australia.
If you are not a member of the Society, the magazine should be available at your usual source soon, or right now from the online shop in either printed or PDF form: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No273-June-2020

 

 

Re: Light Railways 273

bjr2105
 

John,

Can you advise when those of us with a PDF only subscription will be receiving our email advice with download link please?

Regards,

Bruce Rankin

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 15:30
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 273

 

The mailout team gathered yesterday, spread out so as to obey the social distancing rules, and with a changeover part way through to keep the number of visitors to 5. Light Railways 273, the June 2020 issue, has now been handed into the care of Australia Post. Who knows when you might receive yours! This looks to be a most interesting issue, with articles and reports covering most states of Australia.
If you are not a member of the Society, the magazine should be available at your usual source soon, or right now from the online shop in either printed or PDF form: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No273-June-2020

 

 

Dumont D'Urville LR 273

Rod Hutchinson
 

Phil,

I went there in 1975.  The location is the French Antarctic Base.  We only had a few hours.  My interest was in Mereorology so my time was spent looking at the MET equipment and collecting postage stamps. 🤣🤣🤣

As for rail, don't remember it.

Regards
Rod Hutchinson
Mooroolbark, Australia


On Mon, 25 May 2020, 22:45 Phil Rickard, <starry44@...> wrote:
How long ago Rod?

Any old rail lying around?

cheers   Phil Rickard

Re: Light Railways 273

Phil Rickard
 

How long ago Rod?

Any old rail lying around?

cheers   Phil Rickard

Re: Ezard

Rod Hutchinson
 

Message for Roderick Smith.
On your travels to Powelltown were you able to obtain any measurements or photos of the Powelltown passenger carriages?

Regards
Rod Hutchinson
Mooroolbark, Australia


On Mon, 25 May 2020, 11:51 Roderick Smith via groups.io, <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
This contact may be a useful one.
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Roderick

Ezard

Roderick Smith
 

This contact may be a useful one.
200329Su-Melbourne'HeraldSun'-Ezard-timber.jpg

Roderick

Re: Light Railways 273

Rod Hutchinson
 

I have been to this place.

Dumont d’Urville base, Terre Adélie, Antarctica


Regards
Rod Hutchinson
Mooroolbark, Australia

On Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:30 John Dennis, <jdennis412@...> wrote:
The mailout team gathered yesterday, spread out so as to obey the social distancing rules, and with a changeover part way through to keep the number of visitors to 5. Light Railways 273, the June 2020 issue, has now been handed into the care of Australia Post. Who knows when you might receive yours! This looks to be a most interesting issue, with articles and reports covering most states of Australia.
If you are not a member of the Society, the magazine should be available at your usual source soon, or right now from the online shop in either printed or PDF form: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No273-June-2020


Light Railways 273

John Dennis
 

The mailout team gathered yesterday, spread out so as to obey the social distancing rules, and with a changeover part way through to keep the number of visitors to 5. Light Railways 273, the June 2020 issue, has now been handed into the care of Australia Post. Who knows when you might receive yours! This looks to be a most interesting issue, with articles and reports covering most states of Australia.
If you are not a member of the Society, the magazine should be available at your usual source soon, or right now from the online shop in either printed or PDF form: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No273-June-2020


Re: Beneath the Peak of Lyell

Alf Aiken
 

Received my copy on Friday and it looks like it’s going to be a very good read.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: Beneath the Peak of Lyell

dickwho1
 

Been there, done that & got the book.

Broken Hill miners recognize the pictures.. A good publication.


On May 9, 2020, at 16:21, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:


Hello All,

Those who ordered Beneath the Peak of Lyell early should have received their copies by now, or very soon now. Just a reminder that the pre-publication offer will expire at midnight on May 15, next Friday. The book is available to order from the LRRSA online shop -  https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Beneath-the-Peak-of-Lyell  - at the pre-pub price of $55.00 ($39.60 for LRRSA members) but from next Saturday the price will jump to $66.00 ($49.50 for LRRSA members).  Postage anywhere in Australia is $15.00 - and it's the same rate for two copies, so if you know somebody who might be interested, share the postage, or simply surprise them with a copy!

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales


On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 20:59, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:
We are now taking orders for Beneath the Peak of Lyell. The recommended retail price will be $66.00 ($49.50 for LRRSA members) but for orders placed before May 15, the special pre-publication price will be $55.00 ($39.60) . Postage anywhere in Australia will be $15.00. Available to order from the LRRSA online shop - https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Beneath-the-Peak-of-Lyell - however the book will not be available until early May.  

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales

Re: Beneath the Peak of Lyell

John Dennis
 

Hello All,

Those who ordered Beneath the Peak of Lyell early should have received their copies by now, or very soon now. Just a reminder that the pre-publication offer will expire at midnight on May 15, next Friday. The book is available to order from the LRRSA online shop -  https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Beneath-the-Peak-of-Lyell  - at the pre-pub price of $55.00 ($39.60 for LRRSA members) but from next Saturday the price will jump to $66.00 ($49.50 for LRRSA members).  Postage anywhere in Australia is $15.00 - and it's the same rate for two copies, so if you know somebody who might be interested, share the postage, or simply surprise them with a copy!

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales


On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 20:59, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:
We are now taking orders for Beneath the Peak of Lyell. The recommended retail price will be $66.00 ($49.50 for LRRSA members) but for orders placed before May 15, the special pre-publication price will be $55.00 ($39.60) . Postage anywhere in Australia will be $15.00. Available to order from the LRRSA online shop - https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Beneath-the-Peak-of-Lyell - however the book will not be available until early May.  

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales

Re: Beaudesert asset sale to Fairymead Sugar Coy, Bundaberg Sept 1st 1944 /Aramac Tramway.

John Browning
 

Here are a couple of photos of the Beaudesert Tramway Fairmont, from the Keith McDonald collection.

It was new in early 1928. See http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article216863131

 

Beaudesert earlier had a more elaborate rail motor built in Brisbane.

Its delivery run from Woolloongabba was on 20 October 1914. See http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217061014

It does not seem to have been very successful.

 

I believe that Aramac had an previous Fairmont, supplied in 1935, and before that a locally-produced unit, in 1918.

See http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76750505

 

Best wishes

 

John

Beaudesert asset sale to Fairymead Sugar Coy, Bundaberg Sept 1st 1944 /Aramac Tramway.

Mark S
 

I am researching Fairmont Railway Motor Trolley history of Australia and although most were utilized by main railway systems around the country  some found their way on tramways  including Beaudesert and Amarac.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/216207494?searchTerm=%22Fairmont%20motor%22&searchLimits=  shows the results of  tenders being accepted for the disposal of assets from the Beaudesert Tramway and included is a Fairmont Motor sold to Fairymead Sugar Coy, Bundaberg 1st September 1944.  It would have been a wooden bodied car with a "coffee pot" engine as it was pre 1948 and may or may not have had a cab fitted. Pictured is the Cooktown Fairmont which would have been similar. A long shot but I wonder if anyone  knows any details or has pictures.

The Fairmont Motor Trolley Aramac Tramway approved for  purchase in December 1954 and acquired  in 1955 was a kit car imported from Fairmont Railway Motors MN USA by and assembled by Tutt-Bryant Pty Ltd at their plant in Rydlemere Sydney. It was a Fairmont model  ST2-H-1-1, Tutt-Bryant Serial No. 2020 of 1955. Unless requested for a colour change here in Australia it would have left the Tutt-Bryant factory a bright orange as per Fairmont MN standard factory colour at the time.

I note it was a replacement so have no idea what was used before it was purchased and it may have well been a wooden bodied Fairmont. Any details or early pictures would be appreciated..

Mark S

Re: Feb. Garratt summary

Nick Sheridan s
 

... and I just want on On30 G42.
Thanks for posting - very interesting!

Feb. Garratt summary

Roderick Smith
 

From a kindred group, condensed slightly.  I haven't extracted the G33 items yet.
Roderick

Garratt Situation February 2020
Peter Bagshawe, posting to <garratt@...> Sun, 8 Mar
February 2020 update to the list of operational or under active overhaul Garratts - Worldwide.
* Argentina. The two FCAF Garratts in Ushuaia remain in daily service, although there have been changes including new ownership of this railway. Locomotives are no longer single person operated although the second person in the cab is more of a safety spotter than a fireman. No recent progress has been made on the third Garratt. Management states it will be completed in order to allow the other two to rotate into the workshop for overhaul at a time of record passenger numbers.
* Australia. AD60.6029 is in ticket, but stored indoors at Thirlmere during the Australian summer because of lineside-fire risk (it being coal fired0. NGG16.129 is in service on Puffing Billy Railway. G42, also on PBR, is expected to be withdrawn in order for a major servicing which will include new tyres. 127 is stored inside the museum at Menzies Creek awaiting a decision on its future. There is recent news on ASG G33 at Queenscliff (Victoria) below.
* UK. The prototype Garratt K1 is now based at Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth in central England. It is confirmed that it will be returned to operational condition this year, and will spend some time back on Welsh Highland Railway for special events.  At WHR, NGG16.87 is now virtually complete after a boiler overhaul and other work. 130 has suffered from a series of delays, but will emerge from a total rebuild with a new boiler sometime this summer. 138 is now out of ticket, waiting for a replacement boiler which has already passed its hydro and steam tests. 143 has one year left on its boiler ticket. With 130 joining the fleet, it is not known what priority will be placed on replacing the boiler off 143 (the replacement boiler is away for overhaul), especially as the company has NG15.134 in the works at Dinas, and its boiler is also away for overhaul. Delaying the activation of the fresh boiler for 143 would spread out the fleet overhaul cycle in ten years time. At Vale of Rheidol Railway, NGG13.60, acquired from SchBB in Switzerland, has undergone a boiler overhaul and is currently having all of it's tyres reprofiled and air brakes fitted in order to operate, which should happen this summer.
* India. Broad gauge N811 is technically in ticket after a USD400 000 refurbishment which should be considered a followon overhaul from that completed in 2006. Plans are unknown, but the steam friendly senior management at Indian Railways, who initiated the revival, have been replaced. It was in steam on 22.9.2019.
* New Zealand. Work continues on former RR 14A509 at Plimmerton, with the oil firing conversion now the main area requiring attention. The end of 2021 is the current forecast for a first steaming. However Mainline Steam has lost two of their three depots and is mainline operating licence since the overhaul started in earnest in 2014.
* South Africa. Serious issues with the general economy are affecting steam operations all over the country. Of the five operable Garratts at Sandstone, two have operated for just one weekend since April 2019. On 30.1.20, Sandstone announced that it will restore the boiler unit off 16A155. Paton's Country Railway manager Julian Pereira is relocating to Portugal. NGG16.116 has not made a revenue run since completion of its overhaul in March 2017. At nearby Creighton, GMAM4126 remains the only Cape gauge Garratt in operating condition in the entire country. At Humewood Road, Port Elizabeth, the Apple Express organisation is finally close to beginning regular operations, which has to be good news for its NGG16.131 overhaul. The mainline tourist operation Ceres, in conjunction with the German tour operator FarRail, has acquired GMAM4135. How successful they will be in returning it to operating condition remains to be seen; plans should be announced mid 2020.
* USA. NGG13.50 remains in operating condition at Hempstead in Texas.
* Zambia. RR 14A.523 has been returned to operating condition by Bushtracks in Livingstone. 520 and then 516 are to follow, with 512 being broken up for spare parts. Bushtracks operates on both sides of the border with Zimbabwe.
* Zimbabwe. Activity is now limited to very occasional tourist excursions out of Bulawayo using 15A414 or 14A519. Without external funding, it is unlikely that any of the several other locomotives stored in Bulawayo will see any further operation.

Re: Horse Lines

Luke Horniblow
 

Greg,

Thats right Millaquin mill still use a tractor to haul loaded Bins into the mill but the loco's collect the empties. The reason they use a tractor is due to having Bundaberg Rum there they can't have a Full Yard set up like other mills due to that reason. The line the full bins come in on can take the weight of a loco as its how they get to the Loco shed there. The Horse Lines i'm talking about the line is to smaller Gauge to support a cane loco on them so they have to use tractors instead. 

Cheers Luke.


From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Greg Stephenson <greg.stephenson@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 12:32 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io>
Subject: [LRRSA] Horse Lines
 
G’day again
Just because tractor is used to shunt wagons doesn’t constitute it being a horse line. For decades Millaquin Mill at Bundaberg has used wheeled tractors to shunt the full and empty roads within the millyard. These are by no means constructed to the light duty standards normally associated with horse lines.

Regards 

Greg Stephenson
Brisbane, Australia

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