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Lysterfield Park - former tramline

John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
 

Hello all,
I was doing some walking in some of the parks in the Dandenongs area last weekend, and one of these was Lysterfield Park.

There used to be a tramway in Lysterfield Park for transporting stone from a quarry (towards the NW site of the park) to the dam site.
A couple of photos are as follows:
Tramline Quarry: http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd396/john_cleverdon/2015/20151107-27_RS_LysterfieldPark_TramlineQuarry.jpg
Tramline Track: http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd396/john_cleverdon/2015/20151107-03_RS_LysterfieldPark_TramlineTrack.jpg

Regards,
John
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John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/john-cleverdon/a/a81/2b

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Lyn Helsby

Bill Russell
 

G'day All,

The A2 was tested on Sunday between Newport and Sunshine.

The smokebox door carried a message "Vale Lyn Helsby". Lyn was a long time
driver at Belgrave. I do not know any more. I wish Puff would keep track of its people
better.

Bill Russell


Re: Joadja visit today

Chris Stratton
 

Yes, I took lots of photos. I also took a few photos of the remains of the Fitzroy Iron Works underneath Woolworths at Mittagong.

Regards,
Chris



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To:
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Sent:
Mon, 9 Nov 2015 09:20:28 +0800
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RE: [LRRSA] Joadja visit today


I visited Joadja last year - definitely a must visit if you are interested in rail and industrial heritage. 
I didn't get to visit the incline unfortunately as it was quite late by the time we finished looking around - did you take any photos Chris?


To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2015 18:18:28 +1100
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Joadja visit today

 

They are open a few times a year, see http://www.joadjatown.com.au/

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Sunday, 8 November 2015 5:59 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Joadja visit today

 


Thanks for the report Chris,

 

The Narrow Gauge Convention at Bowral finished with a tour of Joadja, but inclement weather meant any option for an unguided stroll around was not able to be taken. Certainly something to look out for. How often do they have open days?

 

Joihn

 

On 8 November 2015 at 17:44, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

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

 




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Re: Joadja visit today

Sam Laybutt
 

I visited Joadja last year - definitely a must visit if you are interested in rail and industrial heritage. 
I didn't get to visit the incline unfortunately as it was quite late by the time we finished looking around - did you take any photos Chris?


To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2015 18:18:28 +1100
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Joadja visit today

 

They are open a few times a year, see http://www.joadjatown.com.au/

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Sunday, 8 November 2015 5:59 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Joadja visit today

 


Thanks for the report Chris,

 

The Narrow Gauge Convention at Bowral finished with a tour of Joadja, but inclement weather meant any option for an unguided stroll around was not able to be taken. Certainly something to look out for. How often do they have open days?

 

Joihn

 

On 8 November 2015 at 17:44, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

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: Joadja visit today

Chris Stratton
 

They are open a few times a year, see http://www.joadjatown.com.au/

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Sunday, 8 November 2015 5:59 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Joadja visit today

 




Thanks for the report Chris,

 

The Narrow Gauge Convention at Bowral finished with a tour of Joadja, but inclement weather meant any option for an unguided stroll around was not able to be taken. Certainly something to look out for. How often do they have open days?

 

Joihn

 

On 8 November 2015 at 17:44, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

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: Joadja visit today

John Dennis
 

Thanks for the report Chris,

The Narrow Gauge Convention at Bowral finished with a tour of Joadja, but inclement weather meant any option for an unguided stroll around was not able to be taken. Certainly something to look out for. How often do they have open days?

Joihn

On 8 November 2015 at 17:44, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

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



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



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