Date   
Arnold Lockyer

John Dennis <jdennis@...>
 

I heard today that Arnold passed away in the last few days. He was
the society's Adelaide man for many years, authored many articles for
ARHS Bulletin, and presumably for LR although I don't have any index
showing author., and supplied photographs for many other articles.

John
==========================================================
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Melbourne,Australia Home of the HOn30 Dutton Bay Tramway
and the Australian Narrow Gauge Web-Exhibition Gallery
Dutton Bay URL: http://members.optusnet.com.au/duttonbay
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Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

David in Avenel
 

I too am running Firefox with XP but only SP2. The same thing used to happen
in W2K. It seems to me that it maybe Adobe Acrobat that is causing the
problem and I do have a copy of Acrobat Reader 9 which surely should be OK.
Oh well back to the drawing board.

On 15 September 2010 14:05, Frank Stamford <frank.stamford@...>wrote:




Hello David,

The difficulty is that it is hard to diagnose a problem in someone
else's computer when that computer is remote.

My feeling is that there probably is some problem in the settings or
software on your computer, but I have no idea what it might be. You
have not mentioned what web browser you are using.

I have just tried the site in question, and it worked for me, in both
Firefox (my preferred web browser) and Internet Explorer. My PC is
now somewhat geriatric (its five years old!) running MS Windows XP
with Service Pack 3.

One thing that I did find unusual in the way the site worked, is that
the pdf opened in a new window inside the existing web page. I do not
remember seeing this on any other website.

It is unfortunate that so far no one else on this Yahoo Group seems
to have encountered the problem that you have, so no one has
experience in how to fix it.

Regards,

Frank


At 12:00 PM 15/09/2010, you wrote:
10 days have passed and I have been using a newly loaded PC with XP Pro
and
it still doesn't work. I keep getting a message that says "file doesn't
begin with %PDF" so I doubt that it is my PC - 2 different programmes and
two different PCs. Nothing happens after that. Unfortunately a reply
saying
that it works for you is unhelpful in trying to get it to work for me.
Perhaps no-one else uses it here and thus no helpful reply.

On 10 September 2010 17:40, Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...<eoliver%40iprimus.com.au>>
wrote:



David Langley wrote:
I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep
getting to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like
Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I
try
and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that
freezes
my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not
me.
I don't have any problems accessing it either with firefox at home or
with IE and chrome at work. It is a highly reputable and reliable site.


Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the
following
web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au



--
cheers
David in Avenel.


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Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

Frank Stamford
 

Hello David,

The difficulty is that it is hard to diagnose a problem in someone else's computer when that computer is remote.

My feeling is that there probably is some problem in the settings or software on your computer, but I have no idea what it might be. You have not mentioned what web browser you are using.

I have just tried the site in question, and it worked for me, in both Firefox (my preferred web browser) and Internet Explorer. My PC is now somewhat geriatric (its five years old!) running MS Windows XP with Service Pack 3.

One thing that I did find unusual in the way the site worked, is that the pdf opened in a new window inside the existing web page. I do not remember seeing this on any other website.

It is unfortunate that so far no one else on this Yahoo Group seems to have encountered the problem that you have, so no one has experience in how to fix it.

Regards,

Frank

At 12:00 PM 15/09/2010, you wrote:
10 days have passed and I have been using a newly loaded PC with XP Pro and
it still doesn't work. I keep getting a message that says "file doesn't
begin with %PDF" so I doubt that it is my PC - 2 different programmes and
two different PCs. Nothing happens after that. Unfortunately a reply saying
that it works for you is unhelpful in trying to get it to work for me.
Perhaps no-one else uses it here and thus no helpful reply.

On 10 September 2010 17:40, Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...> wrote:



David Langley wrote:
I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like
Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try
and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes
my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.
I don't have any problems accessing it either with firefox at home or
with IE and chrome at work. It is a highly reputable and reliable site.


Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the following
web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au



--
cheers
David in Avenel.






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AustLII and Railway Legislation

Iain
 

David,



I use AustLII quite a bit and I got on line a few minutes ago and was able
to download the PDF's of NSW legislation without trouble so I suppose I am
of little use to you.



The alternative would be to download the RTF versions and then PDF them.



I download the RTF version as often I need to put sections of legislation in
my reports to discourage overenthuastic developers from breaking them!



Regards



Dr Iain Stuart

Partner

JCIS Consultants



ABN 15 673 291 522



PO Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Ph/Fax (02) 9701 0191

(0413) 380116

<mailto:iain@...> iain@...

Our website is www.jcis.net.au



TICCIH Board member

see the TICCIH in Oz discussion group at

http://groups.google.com.au/group/ticcih-in-oz?hl=en

Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

David in Avenel
 

10 days have passed and I have been using a newly loaded PC with XP Pro and
it still doesn't work. I keep getting a message that says "file doesn't
begin with %PDF" so I doubt that it is my PC - 2 different programmes and
two different PCs. Nothing happens after that. Unfortunately a reply saying
that it works for you is unhelpful in trying to get it to work for me.
Perhaps no-one else uses it here and thus no helpful reply.

On 10 September 2010 17:40, Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...> wrote:



David Langley wrote:
I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like
Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try
and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes
my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.
I don't have any problems accessing it either with firefox at home or
with IE and chrome at work. It is a highly reputable and reliable site.


Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the following
web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au



--
cheers
David in Avenel.

Re: Web site hosting

Scott Clennett
 

At least you've got one!!

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
Behalf Of Damien Tinker
Sent: Wednesday, 15 September 2010 10:03 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Web site hosting


I apologize for the incorrect section to post. I'm still trying to drive
my iPhone.




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Re: Web site hosting

Damien Tinker
 

I apologize for the incorrect section to post. I'm still trying to drive my iPhone.

Web site hosting

Damien Tinker
 

Hi everyone
For the last three years I have been slowly working on my website roughly2foot6.com and the time has come to renew the domain. The issue I have is it's expensive hosting with the current server, about 140 for two years. Does anyone know of or have a provider I can continue to use my site with and if so how much?
I'd like to keep at it as it keeps me occupied and I enjoy doing it.
I'll need to pay for the domain name again and I only require about 25 meg of space.
Any suggestions would be great.
Regards
Damien
On 15/09/2010, at 7:30 AM, "John Browning" <ceo8@...> wrote:

The locomotive was in very poor condition and it is my understanding that no
buyer was found.

The conclusion from this is that it was sold for scrap when the site was
cleared as Graham Chapman's Murrumba Downs premises was sold for a shopping
centre development.

He is now at Narangba, a little further up the road.

John

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John Browning

PO Box 99

Annerley 4103

Queensland

Australia

Phone +61 (0)7 3255 9084

Mobile 0407 069 199

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Re: Maroochy (The Steam Version)

John Browning
 

The locomotive was in very poor condition and it is my understanding that no
buyer was found.

The conclusion from this is that it was sold for scrap when the site was
cleared as Graham Chapman's Murrumba Downs premises was sold for a shopping
centre development.

He is now at Narangba, a little further up the road.



John






logo



John Browning

PO Box 99

Annerley 4103

Queensland

Australia









Phone +61 (0)7 3255 9084

Mobile 0407 069 199

Re: 0-6-0T for sale

Damien Tinker
 

Good find! I'm only an hour from there so I'll be having a look. I'd like a trolley.
On 14/09/2010, at 3:01 PM, Mark Kendrick <trainbrain@...> wrote:

Hi all,
There is a chunky 0-6-0T steam loco for auction near Wodonga:

http://www.corcoranparker.com.au/wodonga/?file=detail&id=1280&sublevel=other&typeid=other

Its Blue Circle Southern Cement number 5 I believe.
The listing also has some rail trolleys, parks steam train parts, train
gauges , carriage seats, pallets of train axles, trolley wheels, signal
lights and 'railway side panels' amongst myriad other items.

Cheers,
Mark K


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0-6-0T for sale

Mark Trainbrain
 

Hi all,
There is a chunky 0-6-0T steam loco for auction near Wodonga:

http://www.corcoranparker.com.au/wodonga/?file=detail&id=1280&sublevel=other&typeid=other

Its Blue Circle Southern Cement number 5 I believe.
The listing also has some rail trolleys, parks steam train parts, train gauges , carriage seats, pallets of train axles, trolley wheels, signal lights and 'railway side panels' amongst myriad other items.

Cheers,
Mark K

Maroochy (The Steam Version)

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Howdee all,
                 According to Australiansteam.com, Maroochy was sold from her private ownership around 2007, possibly for scrap.
 
  Can anyone confirm if it was sold for scrap please?
 
Many thanks
Brad
 


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Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

David in Avenel
 

Wouldn't hold your breathe on that one Bill, the west line - whilst new
signals are being provided - is very much a line of mudholes waiting for the
first few long and heavy trains to make them appear. Besides there is little
ballast on it so I wouldn't want to run fast in summer unless they are
expecting the heavy concrete sleepers to hold it in place.

On 12 September 2010 11:14, Bill Russell <bill.russell@...>wrote:



G'day Philip,

The whole story is told on Raiolpage/Victoria/NorthEast to Std Gauge (or
there
abouts). All 234 pages of it! Here is the link:

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11335280-s3345.htm

For various reasons the upgrade to the existing standard gauge (concrete
sleeper
replacement) was not as good as it should have been. The line developed mud
holes which
made travel for passenger trains (XPT) too slow to run a realistic time
table. Hence the
busses, The recent heavy rain in the area won't have helped. Freight trains
are still using
the line at reduced speed (in some locations). Your informant's "out of
service" was not quite
accurate.

The west line is having the final signalling etc. fitted and should be open
soon.

Regards,
Bill


On 12 Sep 2010 at 10:05, Philip Hammon wrote:

Morning All,

I was told at a dinner last night that the standard gauge track between
Albury and Melbourne is out of service, and that no program is in place
for repair, and that buses are being used to transport passengers from
Albury to Melbourne.

Can this be true???

Philip Hammon
Managing Director
Scenic World, Blue Mountains
Cnr Violet Street & Cliff Drive
Katoomba Australia NSW 2780
PO Box 1042 Katoomba NSW 2780
T +61 (0) 2 47 800 200
F +61 (0) 2 47 825 675
Direct Ext +61 (0) 2 47 800 220
www.scenicworld.com.au








-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... <LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au> [mailto:
LRRSA@... <LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>] On
Behalf Of David Langley
Sent: Friday, 10 September 2010 4:38 PM
To: LRRSA@... <LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting
to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like
Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try
and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes
my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.


On 31 August 2010 21:43, gould_scott <sncs@...<sncs%40bigpond.com>>
wrote:



Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the
following web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au/

Which has acts authorising the construction of various Victorian
railway
and tram lines.

Regards,

Scott




--
cheers
David in Avenel.


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LRRSA web-site www.lrrsa.org.au

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nor of the LRRSA Council of Management"
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--
cheers
David in Avenel.


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Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

Bill Russell
 

G'day Philip,

The whole story is told on Raiolpage/Victoria/NorthEast to Std Gauge (or there
abouts). All 234 pages of it! Here is the link:

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11335280-s3345.htm

For various reasons the upgrade to the existing standard gauge (concrete sleeper
replacement) was not as good as it should have been. The line developed mud holes which
made travel for passenger trains (XPT) too slow to run a realistic time table. Hence the
busses, The recent heavy rain in the area won't have helped. Freight trains are still using
the line at reduced speed (in some locations). Your informant's "out of service" was not quite
accurate.

The west line is having the final signalling etc. fitted and should be open soon.

Regards,
Bill

On 12 Sep 2010 at 10:05, Philip Hammon wrote:

Morning All,

I was told at a dinner last night that the standard gauge track between
Albury and Melbourne is out of service, and that no program is in place
for repair, and that buses are being used to transport passengers from
Albury to Melbourne.

Can this be true???

Philip Hammon
Managing Director
Scenic World, Blue Mountains
Cnr Violet Street & Cliff Drive
Katoomba Australia NSW 2780
PO Box 1042 Katoomba NSW 2780
T +61 (0) 2 47 800 200
F +61 (0) 2 47 825 675
Direct Ext +61 (0) 2 47 800 220
www.scenicworld.com.au








-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
Behalf Of David Langley
Sent: Friday, 10 September 2010 4:38 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting
to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like
Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try
and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes
my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.


On 31 August 2010 21:43, gould_scott <sncs@...> wrote:



Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the
following web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au/

Which has acts authorising the construction of various Victorian
railway
and tram lines.

Regards,

Scott




--
cheers
David in Avenel.






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Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

PH
 

Morning All,

I was told at a dinner last night that the standard gauge track between
Albury and Melbourne is out of service, and that no program is in place
for repair, and that buses are being used to transport passengers from
Albury to Melbourne.

Can this be true???

Philip Hammon
Managing Director
Scenic World, Blue Mountains
Cnr Violet Street & Cliff Drive
Katoomba Australia NSW 2780
PO Box 1042 Katoomba NSW 2780
T +61 (0) 2 47 800 200
F +61 (0) 2 47 825 675
Direct Ext +61 (0) 2 47 800 220
www.scenicworld.com.au

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
Behalf Of David Langley
Sent: Friday, 10 September 2010 4:38 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting
to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like
Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try
and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes
my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.


On 31 August 2010 21:43, gould_scott <sncs@...> wrote:



Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the
following web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au/

Which has acts authorising the construction of various Victorian
railway
and tram lines.

Regards,

Scott




--
cheers
David in Avenel.


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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Re: Couillet 986/1889

Frank Stamford
 

Hello Chris,

Whistle Stop was near Frankston, about 40km south of Melbourne. It closed about 35 years ago.

Couillet loco No.986 is now privately owned but leased to the Puffing Billy Railway. It is currently out of service for boiler work.

Regards,

Frank

On 10/09/2010, at 9:22 PM, "Chris Stratton" <gm4201@...> wrote:

I saw it but didn't know where it was filmed. Is Whistle Stop gone?

Re: Couillet 986/1889

Chris Stratton
 

I saw it but didn't know where it was filmed. Is Whistle Stop gone?

Regards,
CS

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
On Behalf Of chy_gwel_an_meneth
Sent: Friday, 10 September 2010 4:56 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Couillet 986/1889


Of possible interest to followers of ex-gasworks locomotives . . .

Société Anonyme Usines Métallurgiques du Hainaut (Couillet) 986/1889
made an appearance on "Spicks and Specks" on the ABC on Wednesday
night. The ex-West Melbourne gasworks loco was filmed c.1970 at Whistle
Stop at Frankston, and features Kamahl. Missed it?
Go to http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/635224 for 10 seconds of what
must be a couple of minutes' film from the ABC archives. (It's close to
the
start so you won't have to download many MB's).

It would seem to be a clone of The Seekers doing Morningtown Ride on
Puffing Billy as Kamahl sings the same song. (I think I'll stick with The
Seekers
version - Kamahl is no Judith Durham!)
Interestingly, it's the first really good quality film of the
Whistlestop railway
that I've seen although there must be other stuff around; it brought back
memories of the VLRRS tour to Whistlestop a long, long time ago . . .

cheers Phil Rickard

Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...>
 

David Langley wrote:
I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.
I don't have any problems accessing it either with firefox at home or with IE and chrome at work. It is a highly reputable and reliable site.


Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the following web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au

Couillet 986/1889

chy_gwel_an_meneth <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...>
 

Of possible interest to followers of ex-gasworks locomotives . . .

Société Anonyme Usines Métallurgiques du Hainaut (Couillet) 986/1889 made an appearance on "Spicks and Specks" on the ABC on Wednesday night. The ex-West Melbourne gasworks loco was filmed c.1970 at Whistle Stop at Frankston, and features Kamahl. Missed it?
Go to http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/635224 for 10 seconds of what must be a couple of minutes' film from the ABC archives. (It's close to the start so you won't have to download many MB's).

It would seem to be a clone of The Seekers doing Morningtown Ride on Puffing Billy as Kamahl sings the same song. (I think I'll stick with The Seekers version - Kamahl is no Judith Durham!)
Interestingly, it's the first really good quality film of the Whistlestop railway that I've seen although there must be other stuff around; it brought back memories of the VLRRS tour to Whistlestop a long, long time ago . . .

cheers Phil Rickard

Re: Historical Acts of Parliment -railway construction

David in Avenel
 

I am having great trouble getting this website to work. I keep getting to
the point of downloading a file and then it goes haywire. Things like Adobe
says "does not start with a %pdf" or something. Nothing opens. If I try and
"save to" it saves it as a browser document and I then find that freezes my
PC. Anyone else having any success, obviously you are Scott but not me.


On 31 August 2010 21:43, gould_scott <sncs@...> wrote:



Hi All,

While looking for railway information on the web, I found the following web
site:
http://www.austlii.edu.au/

Which has acts authorising the construction of various Victorian railway
and tram lines.

Regards,

Scott




--
cheers
David in Avenel.


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