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CONTINUOUS BRAKES ON NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS.

Noel Reed
 

What are the requirements for continuous (Westinghouse) brakes on narrow gauge light railways which convey passengers ?

 

The Puffing Billy railway from Belgrave to Gembrook in Victoria and its now closed predecessors which were branch lines from Colac, Moe and Wangaratta had Westinghouse brakes on freight and passenger trains as they were  former government railways and operated in hilly areas. 

 

What braking is required on former cane railways now operating passenger trains

and passenger carrying heritage railways operated by preservation societies etc ?

 

Noel Reed.


NQ Livestock Modifications

David Price
 

Hi all,

another request for assistance.

In various publications there is made mention of modified NQ wagons for carrying livestock (mainly pigs and sheep) when there were insufficient NMs to hand.

Would anyone have the VR drawing for this conversion or some photographs?

I'm building a roster of rolling stock based on the Whitfield line - which by all accounts frequently carried a lot of pigs - sometimes exceeding the 4 NMs allocated to the line?

Regards,

David Price

0417 223 130



Re: [qrig] Aerial images Land QLD

Petan
 

An example; Rocky Pt mill lower middle of this 1955 image and difficult to locate the tramway which closed not that many years before this image

https://gisservices.information.qld.gov.au/arcgis/rest/services/Imagery/QldArchive_AerialPhotos/ImageServer/file?id=.%5Cimagery_scans%5C0543%5CQAP0543114.JPG&rasterId=55633

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

 


Re: : Aerial images Land QLD

Stuart Thyer
 

A timely discovery Peter. The Feb issue of Light Railways will feature a Research article on vertical aerial photography and how it can assist researchers.

Stuart


Re: OFF TOPIC Canberra?

Chris Stratton
 

Museum currently closed and administrator appointed due to large debts. Operable steamers 6029 and 3016 are currently stored at NSWRM Thirlmere and the state-owned 44 and 48 class are, I think, at Eveleigh.

Regards,
Chris



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Hi all,
 
Greetings from the UK.
 
Apologies for being slightly off-topic, but does anyone know what's happening at the Canberra Railway Museum?
 
 
I enjoyed my visit there in October 2015. Photographs are here:
 
 
Michael Chapman

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Re: [qrig] Aerial images Land QLD

Petan
 

Turns out the help button with the (?) on their webpage is good so just work your way through there as it offers a couple of options such as locating via the map or locating by typing a location in the search box https://qimagery.information.qld.gov.au/

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

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We will write a download guide in a day or so, so don’t worry too much if you are having difficulties.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 


Re: [qrig] Aerial images Land QLD [2 Attachments]

Petan
 

We will write a download guide in a day or so, so don’t worry too much if you are having difficulties.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

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[Attachment(s) from yahoomail@... [qrig] included below]

Innisfail Goondi tramway area to the QR Station 1949 as a sample of what is available.

Cheers

Peter Cokley





Re: : Aerial images Land QLD

Petan
 

Innisfail Goondi tramway area to the QR Station 1949 as a sample of what is available.
Cheers
Peter Cokley


Re: : Aerial images Land QLD

Petan
 

I have just downloaded Tweed Heads Coolangatta 1960 and Tugun Currumbin 1930 (attached). Enter Tugun in the search box and it leads to a scroll menu back as far as 1930. Many areas go back as far as 1950s.

Cheers
Peter Cokley 


OFF TOPIC Canberra?

Michael C.
 

Hi all,
 
Greetings from the UK.
 
Apologies for being slightly off-topic, but does anyone know what's happening at the Canberra Railway Museum?
 
 
I enjoyed my visit there in October 2015. Photographs are here:
 
 
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


Aerial images Land QLD

Petan
 

Land QLD have released historical aerial images to the public https://qimagery.information.qld.gov.au/

 

I have just downloaded several and they are free.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley


Re: Nissen vrs Nissan

Chris Stratton
 

I always thought the huts were Nissen and the cars are Nissan.

 

Regards,

Chris

 

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Having finally got the latest LR, (loved the cover BTW)  I note in the letters page the question of Nissen vrs Nissan has arisen. As an author of some papers on the history of Nissan and Quonset huts I think this error is more a determined effort from MS Word to correct to the wrong spelling. Even though I added the correct word into my custom directory Word still kept changing.

 

If members are interested I have written two papers on huts which are available on-line at Academia (https://sydney.academia.edu/IainStuart ).

 

Cheers

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Australia

 

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

 





Re: Nissen vrs Nissan

Stephen Percy Larcombe
 

This book gives a good run down on the history of semi-circle huts: Quonset Hut Metal Living for a Modern Age by Julie Decker and Chris Chiei

I had also been in contact with the historical society at Quonset in the USA, and get a set of drawing and construction plans when I erected an old 40x100 foot hut.

Yours

Stephen




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Having finally got the latest LR, (loved the cover BTW)  I note in the letters page the question of Nissen vrs Nissan has arisen. As an author of some papers on the history of Nissan and Quonset huts I think this error is more a determined effort from MS Word to correct to the wrong spelling. Even though I added the correct word into my custom directory Word still kept changing.

 

If members are interested I have written two papers on huts which are available on-line at Academia (https://sydney.academia.edu/IainStuart ).

 

Cheers

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Australia

 

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

 


Nissen vrs Nissan

Iain
 

Having finally got the latest LR, (loved the cover BTW)  I note in the letters page the question of Nissen vrs Nissan has arisen. As an author of some papers on the history of Nissan and Quonset huts I think this error is more a determined effort from MS Word to correct to the wrong spelling. Even though I added the correct word into my custom directory Word still kept changing.

 

If members are interested I have written two papers on huts which are available on-line at Academia (https://sydney.academia.edu/IainStuart ).

 

Cheers

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2134

Australia

 

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

 


Re: : Light Railways No.252 posted today

David in Avenel
 

Arrived in country Victoria yesterday.   Wonder upon wonders.

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


Re: : RE: : Light Railways No.252 posted today

Frank Savery
 

Arrived in NW Tasmania on Tuesday.

Cheers,
Frank Savery,
Owner, Operator, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer,
King Island Tramway, Tasmania

I used to be indecisive, but, now I'm not so sure !

Growing old is compulsory . . . growing up is optional

Off course I talk to myself, sometimes, you just HAVE to get an expert opinion.
On 14/12/2016 8:59 PM, 'Peter Knife' pjknife@... [LRRSA] wrote:

 

A real surprise – arrived in Port Lincoln today, only a day after NSW deliveries. Wonders will never cease J

 

Peter Knife

 

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 13 December 2016 6:58 PM
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And Wollongong too

 

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And Junee today.

Hunslet.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
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And Metro Sydney also!

 

Bruce

 

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Arrived in my Brisbane suburnban P.O.Box today.

John

 







Re: : RE: : Light Railways No.252 posted today

Peter Knife
 

A real surprise – arrived in Port Lincoln today, only a day after NSW deliveries. Wonders will never cease J

 

Peter Knife

 

 

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And Wollongong too

 

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And Junee today.

Hunslet.

 

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Sent: Tuesday, 13 December 2016 2:41 PM
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And Metro Sydney also!

 

Bruce

 

From: ceo8@... [LRRSA]

Sent: 13 December, 2016 2:32 PM

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Arrived in my Brisbane suburnban P.O.Box today.

John

 






Re: : Light Railways No.252 posted today

Bill Bolton
 

Arrived at 2075 today.

Cheers,

Bill

Bill Bolton
Sydney, Australia


Re: Rocky Pt mill sugar to Condong

Petan
 

Spotted several obviously cane trucks on the motorway around Mudgeeraba so this has started.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

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Subject: [LRRSA] Rocky Pt mill sugar to Condong

 

Not rail related but both mills used tramways in the past so might be of interest. The URL provides the reason why Rocky Pt mill near Beenleigh QLD has to transport cane to Condong mill near Murwillumbah NSW.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-07/queensland-farmers-to-truck-cane-to-new-south-wales/8099594

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

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Re: : RE: : Light Railways No.252 posted today

Mick Thomas
 

turned up in oberon today (wed)

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 8:37 PM, Eddie Oliver eoliver@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

On 13/12/2016 19:27, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] wrote:

And Wollongong too

 


but not yet semi-rural outskirts of Sydney



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