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Re: Greenbat locos (LR 242)

rthorne475
 

I can't answer this question (and there were another six G&B locos built from 1952 to 1957), but wonder if anyone knows what loco or locos predated the G&Bs, for The West Australian of 11 Feb 1947 reported an accident on the No.20 level involving a locomotive.

Richard Horne





From: "'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA]"
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 11:13
Subject: [LRRSA] Greenbat locos (LR 242)

 
I was going through the table of Greenbat locos in LR 242 and noticed something odd. Contract 82326, works No 2196 of 1948 and contract 82559, works No 1832 of 1950 were both supplied to Central Norseman Gold Corporation, but No 1832 seems to be out of order compared to all the rest so I was wondering if it is a typo.
Does anyone have access to the original book to check the data?
 
Regards,
Chris



Re: Greenbat locos (LR 242)

Martin J O'Keeffe
 

I have had a quick look at A J Booth's Greenwood book and that is certainly what is printed, I cannot see any explanation but works number 1833 (order 82525) for Columbia dispatch date 16-2-50 is also out of order. 

ATB

Martin O'Keeffe

To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:13:10 +1100
Subject: [LRRSA] Greenbat locos (LR 242)

 

I was going through the table of Greenbat locos in LR 242 and noticed something odd. Contract 82326, works No 2196 of 1948 and contract 82559, works No 1832 of 1950 were both supplied to Central Norseman Gold Corporation, but No 1832 seems to be out of order compared to all the rest so I was wondering if it is a typo.

Does anyone have access to the original book to check the data?

 

Regards,

Chris



Greenbat locos (LR 242)

Chris Stratton
 

I was going through the table of Greenbat locos in LR 242 and noticed something odd. Contract 82326, works No 2196 of 1948 and contract 82559, works No 1832 of 1950 were both supplied to Central Norseman Gold Corporation, but No 1832 seems to be out of order compared to all the rest so I was wondering if it is a typo.

Does anyone have access to the original book to check the data?

 

Regards,

Chris


Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

David Halfpenny
 

This is absolutely gutting, even for those of us who can’t visit.


It set me to re-reading Gunzberg & Austin: “Rails Through the Bush” which is the only book I have on Yarloop.

On p55 there’s a picture taken at Nanga Brook showing half of a Meat Van.

Does anyone have any more pictures of it please?
In particular, did it have sliding side doors, or just open doorways like the similar Composite van/coach just visible behind a tree to the right, and shown better on p 30?

Thanks,  David 1/2d  England

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From: "frank.stamford@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...>
Subject: [LRRSA] Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire
Date: 9 January 2016 at 06:07:17 GMT
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As has been widely reported, the Yarloop Workshops Museum has been destroyed in a bushfire.



Tweed Tramway RSJ bridge

Petan
 

Tweed tramway remnant; Rolled Steel Joist (RSJ) bridge over Leddays Creek on Leddays Creek Rd, NSW. It is 340 meters off Tweed Valley Way which is the former Pacific Highway. The bridge, which is visible on Google earth, has concrete abutments. GPS 28° 16.726'S 153° 29.812'E https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwMEFlOTBIN2NQdkk/view


Bridge on Leddays Creek near top right of following map extracted from the Murwillumbah 1976 topographical which shows Leddays Creek Road was built after the map was done.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwdmVpTktGd3pVUlE/view


Cheers

Peter Cokley


Re: Closure of the SGTR

Michael C.
 

In a message dated 19/01/2016 23:07:00 GMT Standard Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Following the sad news regarding the closure of the SGTR, I have uploaded some photos to Flickr.
 
 
Sad times...
 
Michael Chapman

Follow my railway adventures on Flickr at http://tinyurl.com/nlvlnmt
Follow me on Twitter @mikenarrowgauge
Support the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly


Currumbin Bird Sanctuary Track

Petan
 

Newspaper picture of the construction of the track for the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary 1963. Source data is on the newspaper article itself https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwMEx3UDVaTlZwdzA/view

Cheers

Peter Cokley


Interesting ARHS photos at Uni of Newcastle

Geoff Potter <potgeoff@...>
 

Hello folks,
Happy New Year!

The attached link has a lot of interesting NSW, QR, Tas etc railway photos. Of particular interest are some of the narrow gauge/canefields images scattered throughout. For john garaty there are quite a few around Port Kembla and possibly Bellambi colliery.

There are a couple of Joadja, including one which I think shows the top of an incline in later years.
The Librarians identifying the images did not have much to go on.
If like me, you feel you can assist in identifying images, I'm sure they'd appreciate the help.



cheers
Geoff Potter


Yarloops Worksop,

PH
 

                What a terrible shame, a beautifully presented place by the look of it.

Can anyone tell me about the spring points with the moveable frog that  is toward the beginning of the video?

I am researching the spring points that were used on self-acting inclines and double reversible inclines like the Scenic Railway once was.

 

Regards

 

Philip Hammon

Scenic World


Re: : RE: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

denis.wasley
 

and the Pinjarra and Walhalla track fires of several years ago.
 

Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2016 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: : RE: [LRRSA] Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire
 
 

On 10/01/2016 16:32, John Dennis jdennis412@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 
The Rail Heritage arena has been sorely done by fires in recent years, what with the Zig Zag and the ElecRail fire in Newport Workshops.
 
 

and trams etc at Loftus



Re: : RE: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

Eddie Oliver
 

On 10/01/2016 16:32, John Dennis jdennis412@... [LRRSA] wrote:

The Rail Heritage arena has been sorely done by fires in recent years, what with the Zig Zag and the ElecRail fire in Newport Workshops.



and trams etc at Loftus



Re: : RE: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

John Dennis
 

Sadly, I never visited. I drove past in September this year, but having already decided that we would return to Perth in a year or two, decided to put off a visit until then. Very bad decision...

The Rail Heritage arena has been sorely done by fires in recent years, what with the Zig Zag and the ElecRail fire in Newport Workshops.

John

On 10 January 2016 at 16:21, 'Denis Wasley' denis.wasley@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

G’Day,
I visited Yarloop on two occasions. Each time I met interesting and friendly volunteers and was fascinated with the history of the museum.
Its loss is very sad. My sympathies also go to those museum volunteers who also lost their homes.
regards
Denis Wasley
Secretary & Manager Steam Plant Operations
Cobdogla Steam Friends Society Inc
04 1788 3353
enquiries@...
cobdoglasteammuseum.com.au
 
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2016 12:02 PM
Subject: Re:: RE: [LRRSA] Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire
 
 

Hi all 

for those on the list who are unfamiliar or have never heard of Yarloop previously, check out the Photo Gallery, Slideshow and History Links links at
There is a site plan under the History link
The e-brochure is worth a look too while their website is still up,

This was a large site with all the steam machinery housed in large timber buildings across the site.
Regards,
John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
 



Re: : RE: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

denis.wasley
 

G’Day,
I visited Yarloop on two occasions. Each time I met interesting and friendly volunteers and was fascinated with the history of the museum.
Its loss is very sad. My sympathies also go to those museum volunteers who also lost their homes.
regards
Denis Wasley
Secretary & Manager Steam Plant Operations
Cobdogla Steam Friends Society Inc
04 1788 3353
enquiries@...
cobdoglasteammuseum.com.au
 

Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2016 12:02 PM
Subject: Re:: RE: [LRRSA] Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire
 
 

Hi all 

for those on the list who are unfamiliar or have never heard of Yarloop previously, check out the Photo Gallery, Slideshow and History Links links at
There is a site plan under the History link
The e-brochure is worth a look too while their website is still up,

This was a large site with all the steam machinery housed in large timber buildings across the site.
Regards,
John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
 


Re: : RE: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

John Garaty
 

Hi all 
for those on the list who are unfamiliar or have never heard of Yarloop previously, check out the Photo Gallery, Slideshow and History Links links at 
There is a site plan under the History link
The e-brochure is worth a look too while their website is still up,

This was a large site with all the steam machinery housed in large timber buildings across the site. 
Regards,
John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
 


Re: : RE: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

Bill
 

In deed, very sad news.

Yarloop Loco Depot and Sawmill complex was the best living museum site that I have seen in Australia.

The collection of rolling stock; pattern shop, with all the masters; saw milling display - blacksmith shop etc.

Sympathy to all the staff, and people living in the area.

Regards,
Bill


Re: Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

Geoffrey Hansen
 

Very sad news. I regret not stopping in Yarloop in 2014.

Regards
Geoffrey


To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 22:07:17 -0800
Subject: [LRRSA] Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

 
As has been widely reported, the Yarloop Workshops Museum has been destroyed in a bushfire.

A report can be found in the Bunbury Mail:

WA fires: historic Yarloop timber workshops destroyed by Waroona blaze

 

And the Workshops Museum can be seen in happier times in this YouTube video:

https://youtu.be/zCDebFsszKI


Regards,

Frank




Yarloop workshops destroyed in bushfire

Frank Stamford
 

As has been widely reported, the Yarloop Workshops Museum has been destroyed in a bushfire.

A report can be found in the Bunbury Mail:

WA fires: historic Yarloop timber workshops destroyed by Waroona blaze

 


And the Workshops Museum can be seen in happier times in this YouTube video:

https://youtu.be/zCDebFsszKI


Regards,

Frank



Re: Victorian State Forests - Digital map data

John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
 

Hello all,
A follow-up about this for those who may be interested.
These State forest features can also be viewed on the Victorian 'Forest Explorer' online mapping website at: http://nremap-sc.nre.vic.gov.au/MapShare.v2/imf.jsp?site=forestexplorer

As an example, zoom in to an area of interest, say, around the Ada River Sawmills area.
In the 'Map layers' box (right-hand side), tick on 'Site and Track infrastructure' and then click on 'Refresh map'.

Click on the 'Legend' button (under the title) and the legend appears. As an example, a bold 'R' appears for 'Historic Relics'.
Back on the Map Layers option, click on the 'i' next to the 'Site and Track infrastructure' to make it bold. Then click on an 'R' to identify a historic relic.

Regards,
John
--
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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Yarra Ranges Shire - aerial photography

John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
 

Hello all,
Something that may be of interest. Yarra Ranges Shire (Melbourne's eastern side) has an online Geographic Information System website at:
http://www.mapimage.net/IntraMaps75/ApplicationEngine/Application.aspx?project=Yarra+Ranges&configId=bf9bd338-12aa-43f2-95aa-a491de0b3a8d
and this includes high-resolution aerial photos only a couple of years old.

To view the photos, zoom in to your area of interest, go to the 'Layers' box (bottom left of website), and tick the 'Aerial imagery' or '2013/2014 Aerial imagery' boxes while unticking the 'Crown land' and 'Property base' boxes.

Regards,
John
--
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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Re: : Re: OFF TOPIC German narrow gauge

sncs@...
 

Hi Michael, 

As it turns out, we were over there too for a friend's birthday - it was a fantastic experience!

We also stayed in Goslar which had a silver mine that operated for a thousand years, and has great underground tours, great fun.

Departing Einsfelder Tahmule on the steam hauled trip back to Wernigerode parallel to the rail motor departure was a fantastic experience!

Regards, 

Scott

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