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Joadja visit today

Chris Stratton
 

The owners of Joadja had an open day today so I went for a visit as I’d never been before. The tour costs $18 and you ride around on trailers behind a 4WD. At some points you can get off and look around, at others they just stop and talk about the location. After the official tour I asked about climbing to the top of the rail incline and this was OK after a short safety talk and signing an injury waiver. I didn’t go up the incline, I went up another track that goes to a small coal mine then I climbed to the top and inspected the remains of the winding gear for the incline, then I came down the incline which was quite hard as the surface is loose and easy to slip on so it was safer to zig-zag across the incline rather than going straight down. Then I went to look at the piers of the rail bridge over the creek as, although you can see them from the tour, you don’t get close to them. There is only one intact concrete pier on the eastern bank, there is another lying down close to the water, and what looks like an overgrown abutment on the western side.

 

Regards,

Chris


Re: : Victorian Places

sncs@...
 

Hi David(s), Steve and all, 

Sorry for the confusion with the web link - it slipped through the proof reading which is a bit of a rookie mistake.

Something to be mindful of as we prepare the December issue.

Regards, 

Scott Gould

Editor, Light Railways



Nambour loco Maroochy

Petan
 

Nambour loco Maroochy was photographed in the South Coast Bulletin (now Gold Coast Bulletin) Wednesday 1 May 1963 as arriving at Gilltrap’s Kirra museum. The date is the reason for my post.

Maroochy-Gilltraps-arrival-1963.jpg


Cheers

Peter Cokley



Re: More photos on Flickr

Michael C.
 

Hi Geoff,
 
Glad you like the images.
 
What makes Puffing Billy so special are the friendly people.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Potter potgeoff@... [LRRSA]
To: LRRSA
Sent: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 22:46
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Re: More photos on Flickr

 
Two thumbs up from me!
When you see pictures like that of Puffing Billy, you have to thank your lucky stars that such a beautiful railway, with such lovely engines was preserved.
It was a pretty near thing too. It all could have been lost if not for the early preservationists and the support of the public.

thanks Michael
regards Geoff



On Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 20:56, "chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:


 
Dear all,
 
I have uploaded some more photos from Puffing Billy to Flickr.
 
Take a look at the album if you're interested at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157659618175551
 
Alternatively, the new images start here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/22317497598/in/album-72157659618175551/ and click right to view the rest.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman.
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: lrrsa <lrrsa@...>
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 22:35
Subject: More photos on Flickr

Dear all,
 
Prior to running the special train with the Climax locomotive on Puffing Billy on the 10th October, the new museum at Menzies Creek  was open.
 
Several of us were allowed inside and photographs were taken.
 
I was very impressed with what I saw and look forward to the opening in due course.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: lrrsa <lrrsa@...>
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 8:04
Subject: OFF TOPIC - more photos on Flickr

Hi all,
 
On Saturday 24th October I travelled behind R761 from Southern Cross to Echuca.
 
It was awesome!
 
I've uploaded a collection of images to Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157660315039085
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman



Re: More photos on Flickr

Geoff Potter <potgeoff@...>
 

Two thumbs up from me!
When you see pictures like that of Puffing Billy, you have to thank your lucky stars that such a beautiful railway, with such lovely engines was preserved.
It was a pretty near thing too. It all could have been lost if not for the early preservationists and the support of the public.

thanks Michael
regards Geoff



On Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 20:56, "chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA]" wrote:


 
Dear all,
 
I have uploaded some more photos from Puffing Billy to Flickr.
 
Take a look at the album if you're interested at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157659618175551
 
Alternatively, the new images start here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/22317497598/in/album-72157659618175551/ and click right to view the rest.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman.
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman
To: lrrsa Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 22:35
Subject: More photos on Flickr

Dear all,
 
Prior to running the special train with the Climax locomotive on Puffing Billy on the 10th October, the new museum at Menzies Creek  was open.
 
Several of us were allowed inside and photographs were taken.
 
I was very impressed with what I saw and look forward to the opening in due course.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: lrrsa <lrrsa@...>
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 8:04
Subject: OFF TOPIC - more photos on Flickr

Hi all,
 
On Saturday 24th October I travelled behind R761 from Southern Cross to Echuca.
 
It was awesome!
 
I've uploaded a collection of images to Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157660315039085
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman



Re: More photos on Flickr

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
I have uploaded some more photos from Puffing Billy to Flickr.
 
Take a look at the album if you're interested at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157659618175551
 
Alternatively, the new images start here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/22317497598/in/album-72157659618175551/ and click right to view the rest.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman.
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman
To: lrrsa
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 22:35
Subject: More photos on Flickr

Dear all,
 
Prior to running the special train with the Climax locomotive on Puffing Billy on the 10th October, the new museum at Menzies Creek  was open.
 
Several of us were allowed inside and photographs were taken.
 
I was very impressed with what I saw and look forward to the opening in due course.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: lrrsa <lrrsa@...>
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 8:04
Subject: OFF TOPIC - more photos on Flickr

Hi all,
 
On Saturday 24th October I travelled behind R761 from Southern Cross to Echuca.
 
It was awesome!
 
I've uploaded a collection of images to Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157660315039085
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman


Re: : RE: Re: Condong & Northern NSW mills

Petan
 

One of my friends at the Tweed Heads museum told me today she visited the two bridges over to Dodd’s Island last week. The bridge closest to Chinderah has RSJ longitudinal beams with concrete abutments. The other had solid telegraph pole type longitudinal beams.  Not able to check if there were signs of rails on either bridge.
I checked the LRRSA online bookshop and LR138 is available for purchase it seems in book not PDF format unless I was looking the wrong way. The price was $2 I recall so OK either way although I prefer PDF download but hardcopy is also very welcome.

Cheers
Peter Cokley

Further to postings on this subject, it might also be noted that my article 'Origins of the Australian central sugar milling system' in LR 138 (October1997) covers the early years of cane transport at the northern NSW mills in some detail. Bob McKillop

LRRSA message 5691Re: Condong & Northern NSW mills Oct 8, 2012 Barry Campbell
On page 132 of John Armstrong’s June 76 Bulletin article there is a reference to Byrne's and Brinsmeads tramways which would have crossed the Pacific Highway at Oak Avenue. The plantations they served were on Dodds Island rather than Stotts Island as John states. There were still remnants of track on this line in the mid 1980s but it has gone now.


Re: More photos on Flickr

Geoff Potter <potgeoff@...>
 

Thanks Michael,
they have a wonderful NG Collection!
cheers
Geoff Potter



On Monday, 26 October 2015, 22:35, "chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA]" wrote:


 
Dear all,
 
Prior to running the special train with the Climax locomotive on Puffing Billy on the 10th October, the new museum at Menzies Creek  was open.
 
Several of us were allowed inside and photographs were taken.
 
I was very impressed with what I saw and look forward to the opening in due course.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman
To: lrrsa
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 8:04
Subject: OFF TOPIC - more photos on Flickr

Hi all,
 
On Saturday 24th October I travelled behind R761 from Southern Cross to Echuca.
 
It was awesome!
 
I've uploaded a collection of images to Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157660315039085
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman



More photos on Flickr

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Prior to running the special train with the Climax locomotive on Puffing Billy on the 10th October, the new museum at Menzies Creek  was open.
 
Several of us were allowed inside and photographs were taken.
 
I was very impressed with what I saw and look forward to the opening in due course.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman
To: lrrsa
Sent: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 8:04
Subject: OFF TOPIC - more photos on Flickr

Hi all,
 
On Saturday 24th October I travelled behind R761 from Southern Cross to Echuca.
 
It was awesome!
 
I've uploaded a collection of images to Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157660315039085
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman


OFF TOPIC - more photos on Flickr

Michael C.
 

Hi all,
 
On Saturday 24th October I travelled behind R761 from Southern Cross to Echuca.
 
It was awesome!
 
I've uploaded a collection of images to Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157660315039085
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
Michael Chapman


Biboohra 1944 (Atherton Tableland) map

Petan
 

The QSA Item ID 537025 scale 1.63360 (one mile to the inch) topographical map Biboohra 1944 (4MB) is the one immediately west of the Cairns map QSA Item ID 537025 scale 1.63360 military map Biboohra 1944 4MB.jpeg

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley




Re: : Loftus tramway fire (not main collection)

Geoff Potter <potgeoff@...>
 

Yes, I worked at Parramatta at the time of the blaze. The way it affected the group was absolutely devastating.
Unfortunately, preservation groups struggle to protect their collections, with fire being probably the worst threat.
Zig Zag and the bushfires of the last few years is another example.
Unfortunately, unless kids and young adults have a sense of the importance of what they destroy, it will keep happening.




On Saturday, 24 October 2015, 19:43, "ta1712@... [LRRSA]" wrote:


 
Bad stuff indeed.

History repeating itself, after a fashion, considering the fiery demise of the Parramatta Park Tramway Museum many years ago, from what may or may not have been arson.



Re: : Loftus tramway fire (not main collection)

halfpilotstaff
 

Bad stuff indeed.

History repeating itself, after a fashion, considering the fiery demise of the Parramatta Park Tramway Museum many years ago, from what may or may not have been arson.


Loftus tramway fire (not main collection)

potgeoff@...
 

The storage shed on the eastern side of the Princes Highway (the old SPER shed) has gone up in flames, along with 7 or 8 tramcars and some old buses


Sydney transport history lost in fire




Burleigh Coney Fair

Petan
 

Burleigh Heads Gold Coast had a Coney Fair with a miniature train and a juvenile train ride, with those interesting terms in the 1961 newspaper advertisement. I wonder if we have any former passengers in our group? The file size of the advertisement is 500KB 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwMWM0SEYwcmprRUU/view 


The following link goes to text (650KB) indicates the Burleigh one had operated for seven years already and wanted a more permanent site at Burleigh https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwVHNZLVR4d21FRTg/view 


Ted Marcovitch and his Coney Fair have Trove entries indicating temporary locations around the countryside eg http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/147537841 


The term Coney Fair was somewhat common as well.  John Knowles’ in the following article reports on one around Dalby in the 1940s 1950s; Miniature Trains on the Shows Circuit in Sunshine Express, December 1984. Trove for 1949 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/188516800  has a  Coney Fair in Goodwin Park Coolangatta which is in Lanham St, not near the beach site which also had a ride on steam train as per Kevin Sewell’s material previously posted in this group.


Cheers

Peter Cokley




Re: Victorian Places

David Halfpenny
 

No, it doesn’t work but this does:


David 1/2d

On 23 Oct 2015, at 04:07, espee8800 espee8800@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:



Noticed the url for this new website of Victorian Places on p35 of Light Railways.

Shown as http://www.victorian-places.com.au/  has anyone else got it to work yet?  I can't.

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





Re: Victorian Places

David in Avenel
 

Thanks.  I saw the hyphen but I assumed that if you are going to publish a website address you would not put any loose characters into it.

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


Re: : Re: Photos of the Climax locomotive

grumpydotcom@ymail.com
 

Just in addition to Frank's comments, upon arrival at Emerald on the Up or return journey, the train stopped and more firewood was loaded from an NQR on No. 3 road, with the help of several passengers.

Mick


Re: Victorian Places

Toot222
 

Take the dash out of the url and it works.
Steve

On 23/10/2015 2:07 PM, "espee8800 espee8800@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:


Noticed the url for this new website of Victorian Places on p35 of Light Railways.

Shown as http://www.victorian-places.com.au/  has anyone else got it to work yet?  I can't.

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




Victorian Places

David in Avenel
 

Noticed the url for this new website of Victorian Places on p35 of Light Railways.

Shown as http://www.victorian-places.com.au/  has anyone else got it to work yet?  I can't.

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

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