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Bellarine Railway

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
I've uploaded some photos of the Bellarine Railway to Flickr.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr


Re: Hunslet 1844

Michael C.
 

Thank you.
 
I see the loco even has a Facebook page!
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr
 
 
 

In a message dated 27/05/2014 08:24:54 GMT Daylight Time, LRRSA@... writes:
 

Well, yes and no.  It's actually Hunslet 1844, not 1884 (your typo, I assume), from the Ida Bay Railway.

Richard Horne



From: "chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...>
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Monday, 26 May 2014, 23:41
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Re: Hunslet 1884 [2 Attachments]

 
[Attachment(s) from chapmanmchapman@... included below]
Hi all,
 
Is Hunslet 1884 the loco that was in a dismantled state at the Don River Railway?
 
Please see the attached - if attachments work on this group?
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr
 
 

 
In a message dated 24/05/2014 13:26:41 GMT Daylight Time, LRRSA@... writes:
 
Hello John,

Thanks for putting up the picture, after blowing it up I have to agree. The information I got on the Hudson connection came through Statfold Barn. We have a member visiting there soon, so I have asked him to inquire further, we will also endeavor to search the Robert Hudson records at Leeds and try to get to the bottom of it.

There is the possibility that the original plates do survive somewhere- a picture taken shortly before it's transport to Don appear to show the plates on it, so we are now chasing up that angle.

Ian



Re: Platina - part two

Bill Russell
 

G'day Peter,

I should have checked with you before posting my email. I apologise. I have done
some checking and am getting thoroughly confised. I shall reply when I have sorted out my
confusion.

Regards,

Bill

On 4 Jun 2014 at 21:02, peter@peterevans.com.au [LRRSA] wrote:




Hi Bill,
I will clarify my remark of last night. The siding on the south side of the main line at Platina (as
shown in the field report for LR) was built for Evans Bros and was shared with the Coopers Creek
Copper mine. It made a parallel connection with Evans Bros tramway as shown in the map. The
White Rock Lime Company operated on an entirely different site to Evans Bros (and for a longer
period), and had its own tramway to what is generally known as Knott's siding. The latter tramway
was destroyed in the 1939 bushfires. After 1939 the White Rock Lime Company made brief use of
what had been Evans Bros siding for inwards loading of briquettes for its kiln. After 1939 all
outwards traffic from the White Rock kiln was by motor truck. The White Rock Company's
tramway system will feature in a future field report in LR.
Cheers,
PeterE.





Re: Platina - part two

Peter Evans
 

Hi Bill,

 

I will clarify my remark of last night.  The siding on the south side of the main line at Platina (as shown in the field report for LR) was built for Evans Bros and was shared with the Coopers Creek Copper mine. It made a parallel connection with Evans Bros tramway as shown in the map. The White Rock Lime Company operated on an entirely different site to Evans Bros (and for a longer period), and had its own tramway to what is generally known as Knott's siding.  The latter tramway was destroyed in the 1939 bushfires.  After 1939 the White Rock Lime Company made brief use of what had been Evans Bros siding for inwards loading of briquettes for its kiln.  After 1939 all outwards traffic from the White Rock kiln was by motor truck.  The White Rock Company's tramway system will feature in a future field report in LR.

 

Cheers,

PeterE.


Re: Nambour cane line and "starfields" website

on30shayloco
 

Thanks Mike for the link. It would seem the site may have been down for updating when I was looking for it

Chris



Re: White Rock Lime Siding - Platina

Peter Evans
 

Sorry Bill, you are wrong.  White Rock Lime siding was at what was later known as Knott's / O'Shea and Bennett's siding closer to Erica ...  Go search the orginal documentation ...

Peter Evans
Historical Research and Heritage Services
0407 537 837


Platina - part two

Bill Russell
 

G'day All,

Unfortunately my diagram did not translate properly. I apologise.

Here is the link to my Platina page.It shows the detail.

http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~narrow.gauge/plat.htm

It shows a diagram of the White Rock Lime Siding as it was. Unfortunately I have
not been able to locate a photo of the siding that appeared in Narrow Gauge.

Evans Bros. siding was the original siding, on the down side of the line closest to
Erica.

Regards,
Bill Russell.


White Rock Lime Siding - Platina

Bill Russell
 


G'day All,

           There are a couple of errors in the Evans Bros article in Light Railways #237.

           The Victorian Railways named the sidings as shown in the diagram below. 

           Evans Bros. siding was opened on 16/1/11 and dismantled on 15/1/46.  The location was renamed Platina on 9/2/1911.

           White Rock Lime siding was opened on 21/4/1939 and renamed Colonial Sugar Refining Co P/L siding 3//8/1948. The siding was not a simple spur as shown in Light Railways.  See the attached diagram.  The two sets of points were interlocked

           I think I have the story correct.  All dates shown above were from the V.R. Weekly Notices.

           Regards,

           Bill Russell.



  


Announcing the 12th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention

John Dimitrievich <johnd@...>
 

Apologies for the duplicate posts, just passing the word…

 

Dear Narrow-Gauge fans,

 

Announcing the 12th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention

Friday 3rd April – Sunday 5th April 2015 (Easter long weekend)
www.austnarrowgaugeconvention.com

 

The Australian Narrow Gauge Convention is Australia’s premiere Narrow Gauge event. From its beginnings in 1996, narrow gauge modellers from across Australia and around the world gather to fellowship, share knowledge and techniques, and enjoy some of the best railway modelling around. NSW is one again hosting the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention in 2015, to be held at Chevalier College, situated at Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands south of Sydney.  The convention is a fantastic way to meet other modellers, swap ideas, ask the experts and have a chat.  As always, you can expect a weekend of quality model and layout displays, modelling contests, clinics and workshops, and a variety of traders with the latest hobby needs.

 

Planning is well underway, with a number of new layouts being prepared for show, as well as a broad spectrum of clinic and workshop topics under development.  Expressions Of Interest are invited, please contact us through our website.  We will ensure you are well fed and watered through the days, and you can choose to attend the convention dinner on Saturday evening for an additional cost. 

 

As usual, there will also be a Contest section for the convention, with categories for Structures, Dioramas, Locomotives (steam & diesel/other), and Rolling Stock (freight & passenger/non-revenue stock).  

 

This year’s contest Special Category is “Model a prototype Narrow Gauge scene”.   Simply explained, the aim is to take a photo or image of a prototype narrow-gauge scene, and model it. The emphasis is on modelling a typical “day in the life of” narrow gauge scene, not emulating clean “builders photos” or full-frame “hero images” of individual pieces of motive power or rollingstock.  As a guideline, a proto image which includes at least one locomotive, one item of rollingstock, and one structure, is likely a good starting candidate.  Please visit the Contest page of our website or contact the registrar for more details, rules and/or entry forms.

 

The Convention will run during Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th.  On Easter Monday 6th you might like to consider visiting Trainworks railway museum at Thirlmere (www.trainworks.com.au), or Joadja Historical Township site of first shaleworks in NSW (www.joadjatown.com.au), or the Box Vale tramway track.

 

On Easter Monday Joadja Historical Township has kindly agreed to open for Australian Narrow Gauge Convention attendees and provide their guided tour including catered lunch.  Click here for more information (or go to the Timetable page on our website).

 

For Accompanying Partners and families we’re planning a bus tour on Saturday 4th April.  The tour will take Accompanying Partners and Accompanying Juniors to scenic Kangaroo Valley for morning tea then onto the quaint village of Berry for shopping or lunch in one of the many cafes.  We need to ensure we have enough numbers for the bus, so we will gauge your interest during your registration process.

 

The Southern Highlands is renowned for its cooler climate, magnificent European gardens, old and new world architecture, wine tasting, boutique and antique shopping, bush walking, restaurants/cafes, colonial heritage, and outstanding natural attractions.  You may wish to contact Tourism Southern Highlands for accommodation services and tourist options.

 

This year you can register and pay online via our website, or download a registration form if you prefer to register by mail.  So start your plans for attending the 12th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention, Bowral 2015.  Bowral is accessible by train and coach, although daily transit to and from the Convention is essentially by car. The Southern Highlands is an area popular for short breaks, so we recommend booking your accommodation early.

 

On behalf of the organising committee, I look forward to seeing you all again soon, and making it another memorable Australian Narrow Gauge Convention.

 

Yours in Narrow Gauge

 

John Lee

Registrar

Australian Narrow Gauge Convention

 


Advert of the week 12

John Browning
 

DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS. Melbourne, July 2, 1914.

QUOTATIONS FOR 2ft 0in. GAUGE LOCOMOTIVE FOR PORT MORESBY, PAPUA.

Quotations are invited until noon on Wednesday, July 15, for the Supply and Delivery of one 2ft 0in. Gauge Locomotive, New or Secondhand, in good order, capable of negotiating 3-chain curves.  Delivery is required immediately. Tenderers are to state the time and place of proposed delivery.

For New Engine an eight-coupled Tank Engine should be offered, having axle load of about 5 tons, Copper Firebox and Tubes, Bunker and Tanks of capacity for a 20 mile run. Fuel, Wood and Coal.

In the case of Secondhand Engine, full particulars of Type, Power, Age, Date of last retubing, General Construction and Draw Gear should be given. Any type of Engine may be offered, but axle load not to exceed six tons.

Quotations to be addressed to the Engineer-in-Chief. Commonwealth  Railways, 84 William street, Melbourne, and endorsed as above.

WH KELLY For Minister for Home Affairs.

 

1914.07.09  Daily Herald, 9 July 1914 p.2 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105628497

 

 

 

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia

 


"Light Railways" No.237 is in the mail

Frank Stamford
 

"Light Railways" No.237 is in the mail to members now.

It is the last issue for the current financial year, so if you have not renewed your susbscription yet, you will need to do so to ensure you get the August issue when it is released.

Some of the content of the June issue:

Gs amongst the woodlands: Bulong’s woodline 1908-1918 (WA)

Rail ore transport at Storys Creek (Tas)

East Collingwood Manure Depot Tramway (Vic)

The Marrawah Tramway’s Baldwin locomotive Spider (Tas)

Industrial Railway News (Qld and Fiji)

Book Reviews: Iron Work Horses

Field Reports (Tas, Vic, NSW)

Research

Heritage & Tourist News






Re: Nambour cane line and "starfields" website

Mike Bickford <mikebickford@...>
 

Chris,
 
 
Regards,
 
Mike Bickford
Murrumburrah Tramway
www.ritginc.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHeEuAWzuI
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bickfordsinthecountry/sets/72157629767205417/
 

Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:26 PM
Subject: [LRRSA] Nambour cane line and "starfields" website
 


There used to be a web site that had a good write up regarding the locos from the Nambour sugar mill and respective lines. I remember the web address started with "starfields", does anyone know what happened to the site or is there a new address.

Chris


Posted by: c.tait@...


Nambour cane line and "starfields" website

on30shayloco
 

There used to be a web site that had a good write up regarding the locos from the Nambour sugar mill and respective lines. I remember the web address started with "starfields", does anyone know what happened to the site or is there a new address.

Chris


Fiji - Preparation for mill upgrades.

Brad P
 

Preparation for mill upgrades

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 17, 2014

PREPARATION works for the next harvesting season in the Labasa sugar mill has entered the final stages, says Fiji Sugar Corporation chairman Abdul Khan.

Mr Khan said preparation works at the mill and the upgrade of the railway system in the North were expected to end by mid-June.

"All the lines are undergoing maintenance of some nature with the major maintenance being carried out on the Wainikoro line," he said.

The Nagigi line was among upgraded railway lines.

Mill manager Christopher Karia said upgrade works would also include the relaying of tramlines.


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Re: NE Dundas Tramway and K1

Frank Stamford
 

Thanks very much for posting those pictures, Michael. I found them very interesting and I am sure others will too.

I see an intriguing use of traditional Australian timber tramway wheels has been used on the entrance gates to the NE Dundas Tramway walk, though the NE Dundas Tramway used railway profile wheels.

A report on the current state of the other end of the NE Dundas Tramway features in the Field Reports section of the June issue of Light Railways which we will be packing for posting tomorrow (Friday) night. That report is also very interesting.

Regards,

Frank

On 29/05/2014, at 10:26, "chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,
 
Me again - plugging some more photos on Flickr.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr


NE Dundas Tramway and K1

Michael C.
 

Hi all,
 
Me again - plugging some more photos on Flickr.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr


Alexandra Timber Tramway

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
I've uploaded some photographs from the Alexandra Timber Tramway.
 
Take a look if you're interested:
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman

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Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr


Dreamworld themepark Baldwin

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
I've uploaded some photographs of the Dreamworld themepark to Flickr.
 
If you're interested please visit:
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr


Re: 12 1/4 inch gauge loco at Kerrisdale.

Michael C.
 

Hi all,
 
According to the notes I made when I spoke to Andrew Forbes at the time;
 
"There was even a 12 ¼" gauge steam locomotive on a pallet awaiting attention. This had been constructed by a Victorian Railways employee but had never run. It had a little bit of surface rust but was apparently in very good condition. Andrew said that once he'd constructed a new cab he was going to build a 12 ¼" gauge railway for his grandson to run the loco on!"
 
Michael Chapman

Follow the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly

Photographs of the WHR's flagship locomotive 'Russell' can be found on a dedicated Flickr page at: http://tinyurl.com/WHR-Russell-on-Flickr
 
 
 

In a message dated 27/05/2014 11:03:34 GMT Daylight Time, LRRSA@... writes:
 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/14089871508/in/set-72157644847407811/

Any ideas about this from Michael Chapman’s photos taken in 2011?

John

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia


12 1/4 inch gauge loco at Kerrisdale.

John Browning
 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/14089871508/in/set-72157644847407811/

 

Any ideas about this from Michael Chapman’s photos taken in 2011?

 

John

 

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia

 

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