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Re: Plateways

Michael Brudar
 

Bill Russell

Are you related to the family that ran the tramway at Gembrook?

Regards

Mike Brudar

On Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:36:02 +1100, bill.russell@... [LRRSA] wrote:

 

G'day All.

There was a 4 wheeled plateway wagon in the Menzies Creek Museum for some
time. It looked just like a large farmers flat bed wagon.

I guess that it got scrapped by some ingnoramus.

Regards,

Bill Russell




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Plateways

Bill Russell
 

G'day All.

There was a 4 wheeled plateway wagon in the Menzies Creek Museum for some
time. It looked just like a large farmers flat bed wagon.

I guess that it got scrapped by some ingnoramus.

Regards,

Bill Russell


Re: Rutways and Plateways in Australia

BM
 

Some material on the Moorabbin plateway appeared in the July 2002 issue of Australian Railway History, with a follow-up in the October 2002 issue by Ian Cutter. Ian provided a further update in the February 2015 ARH with two photos of existent sections of the plateway along Dandenong Road taken on 30 December 2014. He also advises that items relating to the plateway are displayed in Box Cittage in Joyce Park, Ormond.

 

Bob McKillop

 

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There was a plateway in Moorabbin which is etched in my mind as while monitoring works in its vicinity Council accidently uncovered a major gas main which caused some excitement. I have a report on it in my files somewhere.

 

Iain

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Australia

 

(02) 97010191

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Subject: [LRRSA] Rutways and Plateways in Australia

 

 

Hi guys

 

Probably neither form of these light railways was common in Australia. Can anyone nominate any examples, no matter how obscure or short, of either?

 

Jim Longworth


Re: Rutways and Plateways in Australia

Kevin Sewell
 

There was a very short plate way just a few km from Sydney City. I was the Scout Leader at Longueville Sea Scouts in the 1980's. We had a plate way through the the boat shed and down into the water to launch sailing boats. It was made of steel right angled "rail" and steel flat trolley wheels. While it was a monumental pain in the arse as the wheels were a bit big so it easily jumped the "rails" it was a legacy system that had been there since Noah played scrum-half for South Cairo. It was well outside our ability/resources to replace with a more modern system.
Sadly, the hall burnt down in the late 90's and everything was destroyed, including the boats, the ramp ... and the plate way.




On Thursday, November 19, 2015, 'Iain Stuart' iain_stuart@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

There was a plateway in Moorabbin which is etched in my mind as while monitoring works in its vicinity Council accidently uncovered a major gas main which caused some excitement. I have a report on it in my files somewhere.

 

Iain

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Australia

 

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 9:20 PM
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Subject: [LRRSA] Rutways and Plateways in Australia

 

 

Hi guys

 

Probably neither form of these light railways was common in Australia. Can anyone nominate any examples, no matter how obscure or short, of either?

 

Jim Longworth



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Re: Rutways and Plateways in Australia

Iain
 

There was a plateway in Moorabbin which is etched in my mind as while monitoring works in its vicinity Council accidently uncovered a major gas main which caused some excitement. I have a report on it in my files somewhere.

 

Iain

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Australia

 

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 9:20 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Rutways and Plateways in Australia

 

 

Hi guys

 

Probably neither form of these light railways was common in Australia. Can anyone nominate any examples, no matter how obscure or short, of either?

 

Jim Longworth


Re: Rutways and Plateways in Australia

Tony Coen
 

Much of the convict tramways in the Tasman Peninsula area of Tas. were plateways – flat wooden wheels running on flanged wooden tracks. The wagons were referred to as carts!

 

The number and extent of these “rail roads” were quite large and the further I look, the more muddled their history becomes. The lines that I know were of this type were chiefly the Norfolk Bay to Long Bay Line (which carried passengers), track from Port Arthur Wharf to somewhere west of the town and the extensive system (including self-acting haulages) at the Coal Mines near Saltwater River. I’m still working on their research and hope to print something eventually.

 

Regards,

 

            Tony Coen.

 


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Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:20 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Rutways and Plateways in Australia

 

 

Hi guys

 

Probably neither form of these light railways was common in Australia. Can anyone nominate any examples, no matter how obscure or short, of either?

 

Jim Longworth


Rutways and Plateways in Australia

jimlongworth1952
 

Hi guys


Probably neither form of these light railways was common in Australia. Can anyone nominate any examples, no matter how obscure or short, of either?


Jim Longworth


Re: Seeking DVD - "Fifteen miles to Gembrook"

Bill Russell
 

G'day Frank and All,

It could be said that the major fault of this DVD is that there is no contact for the
producers. No commentary, just the trip to Gembrook. Well worth having.

Regards,

Bill Russell

Hello all,

Does anyone know if the DVD: "Fifteen miles to Gembrook" is still available? It was produced in 2004 by Warren Andrew Turner. I have done a Google search without success.

It was a particularly good presentation of a regular train running from Belgrave to Gembrook and back, starting as a double-header to Lakeside, then a shorter single-headed train to Gembrook and back. It also included views of preparing the locos. The quality of videography and editing was very high, and it was a good DVD to give to non-railway enthusiasts.

Regards,

Frank


Re: Seeking DVD - "Fifteen miles to Gembrook"

Toot222
 

Hi
Try the Puffing Billy Shop they may be able to get it for you.
Shop online on 03 9757 0776 or email shop.online@....
You never know till you try.
Steve

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 8:33 PM, frank.stamford@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:


Hello all,

Does anyone know if the DVD: "Fifteen miles to Gembrook" is still available? It was produced in 2004 by Warren Andrew Turner. I have done a Google search without success.

It was a particularly good presentation of a regular train running from Belgrave to Gembrook and back, starting as a double-header to Lakeside, then a shorter single-headed train to Gembrook and back. It also included views of preparing the locos. The quality of videography and editing was very high, and it was a good DVD to give to non-railway enthusiasts.

Regards,

Frank







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Seeking DVD - "Fifteen miles to Gembrook"

Frank Stamford
 

Hello all,

Does anyone know if the DVD: "Fifteen miles to Gembrook" is still available? It was produced in 2004 by Warren Andrew Turner. I have done a Google search without success.

It was a particularly good presentation of a regular train running from Belgrave to Gembrook and back, starting as a double-header to Lakeside, then a shorter single-headed train to Gembrook and back. It also included views of preparing the locos. The quality of videography and editing was very high, and it was a good DVD to give to non-railway enthusiasts.

Regards,

Frank



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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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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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

 

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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

 

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Sent: Sunday, 8 November 2015 5:59 PM
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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

 

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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.
 
 
 
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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


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