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Re: QLD Globe

Greg Stephenson
 

G'day Tom


Always good to have local knowledge!


Any chance that the low level bridge was decked for road vehicles like most of the other ones up the Little Mulgrave were?


Thanks for your comments.


Greg Stephenson

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Greg, 
That is Lange's Branch, (pronounced as Langies). 
It is laid in the river bed, and is often damaged by flood waters. It 
was last used in 2013, if my memory is correct. There is a small low 
level bridge over the main flow of the river which is in need of 
repair. 

The cane from the area has been hauled out to Peet's Bridge while 
Lange's is out of service. 
- Tom Porritt. 

Re: QLD Globe

Tom D
 

Greg, 
That is Lange's Branch, (pronounced as Langies). 
It is laid in the river bed, and is often damaged by flood waters. It 
was last used in 2013, if my memory is correct. There is a small low 
level bridge over the main flow of the river which is in need of 
repair. 

The cane from the area has been hauled out to Peet's Bridge while 
Lange's is out of service. 
- Tom Porritt. 

Re: QLD Globe

Greg Stephenson
 


G'day John et al


Having a quick look through, there are some cane railway lines that have been omitted and a few that no longer exist.


However, this one on the Mulgrave system has me intrigued.  It's off the Little Mulgrave River line beside the Gillies Highway.  Since there are no roads into that area, I never been in there to know if it existed.  Zooming into the maximum size suggests that there are no bridges or other infrastructure in this area.  It may be an earlier route that crossed the river several times and was later bypassed and the railway built closer to the road. 


Regards



Greg Stephenson

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Sent: Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:24 PM
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Subject: [LRRSA] Re: QLD Globe
 
 

Very useful.

The cane railway lines are shown (mostly) in some areas.

The Mackay Sugar ones even have the names of the lines shown.

 

John

Re: QLD Globe

John Browning
 

Very useful.

The cane railway lines are shown (mostly) in some areas.

The Mackay Sugar ones even have the names of the lines shown.

 

John

QLD Globe

Petan
 

The new version of QLD Globe and not Google Earth based https://qldglobe.information.qld.gov.au/

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

On Splintered Rails book

Frank Stamford
 

Hello all,


The attached pdf may be of interest to members of this group. It is about a forthcoming limited print run book on Tasmanian timber tramways.


Regards,


Frank

Re: : Re: Langley Vale Tramway

David in Avenel
 

This came my way today, probably well known here but nevertheless here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfdZFAjxiKM&t=82s

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Re: : Re: Shale & Shays

halfpilotstaff
 

I will be purchasing one as soon as my renewed LRRSA membership is recognised.

Also being a big Shay fan, I am keen to have a copy of this.

Re: Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle

Bill Bolton
 

On Thu, 11 May 2017 08:15:17 +1000, Peter Cokley wrote:

The Newcastle Facebook image https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1692814417415347 <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1692814417415347&set=gm.10154770679387779&type=3&theater>
It appears you need to be a member of that specific group on Facebook
to be able to see the image.

Cheers,

Bill

Bill Bolton
Sydney, Australia

Re: Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle

rthorne475
 

The photo is not of Nobbys breakwater, but shows 'Coffee Pot' on Tom Howley & Co.'s Glenrock Colliery line.  This loco was the motor potion of the combined car built by Hudson Bros. in 1887 for Saywell's Rockdale Tramway.  It came to the line via the Toronto Tramway and the cab was cur down, as shown, to fit through the tight tunnels on the Glenrock line.

Richard Horne



From: "'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...>
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Sent: Thursday, 11 May 2017, 11:03
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle

 
I took a screen image of the Facebook page and can forward that via personal email if you have trouble finding the original. My email would be with this message in the usual yahoogroup position.
 
Cheers
Peter Cokley
 
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 11 May 2017 8:15 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle
 
 
A ‎Rod Roach‎ posted an image others have said is at Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle NSW on to Facebook; Trains Down Under TDU. It shows what seems to be steam powered motive power hauling a single freight wagon and seems to be rail mounted. Some here might be interested. On a side note, I am grateful for Ian McNeil’s mention in Light Railways 245 October 2015 P.34 that the NSW Dept of Public Works Annual Reports
1888+ are available for download from  the following as I have found some very interesting Tweed date there www.opengov.nsw.gov.au  
 
Cheers
Peter Cokley





Re: Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle

Petan
 

I took a screen image of the Facebook page and can forward that via personal email if you have trouble finding the original. My email would be with this message in the usual yahoogroup position.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 11 May 2017 8:15 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle

 

 

A ‎Rod Roach‎ posted an image others have said is at Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle NSW on to Facebook; Trains Down Under TDU. It shows what seems to be steam powered motive power hauling a single freight wagon and seems to be rail mounted. Some here might be interested. On a side note, I am grateful for Ian McNeil’s mention in Light Railways 245 October 2015 P.34 that the NSW Dept of Public Works Annual Reports

1888+ are available for download from  the following as I have found some very interesting Tweed date there www.opengov.nsw.gov.au  

The Newcastle Facebook image https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1692814417415347&set=gm.10154770679387779&type=3&theater

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley




Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle

Petan
 

A ‎Rod Roach‎ posted an image others have said is at Nobbys Breakwater Newcastle NSW on to Facebook; Trains Down Under TDU. It shows what seems to be steam powered motive power hauling a single freight wagon and seems to be rail mounted. Some here might be interested. On a side note, I am grateful for Ian McNeil’s mention in Light Railways 245 October 2015 P.34 that the NSW Dept of Public Works Annual Reports

1888+ are available for download from  the following as I have found some very interesting Tweed date there www.opengov.nsw.gov.au  

The Newcastle Facebook image https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1692814417415347&set=gm.10154770679387779&type=3&theater

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

Light Railways 255 (June 2017)

John Dennis
 

Light Railways 255 has been sent to the printer. The June 2017 issue has as its main article the continuation of Ian McNeil's Clarence Breakwater story - now up to part 3.

To give you all a chance to plan attendance at meetings, the details are:

ADELAIDE: “History of light railways in SA”
A sketchy history of light railways in South Australia. News of light rail matters will be welcome from any member. Intending participants would be well advised to contact Les Howard on 8278
3082 or by email lfhoward@..., since accommodation is limited.
Location: 1 Kindergarten Drive, Hawthorndene.
Date: Thursday 1 June 2017 at 7.30 pm

BRISBANE: “Early Indonesian light railways”
Ross Sadler will present on early Indonesian rail and the Luttermollers working under their own steam.
Location: BCC Library, 107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains.
Date: Friday 16 June 2017 at 7:30pm

MELBOURNE: “Balkans railways”
Peter Evans will describe some railway aspects of his recent visit to the Balkans with emphasis on the world-class railway museum at Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Location: Ashburton Uniting Church Hall, Ashburn Grove, Ashburton.
Date: Thursday 8 June 2017 at 8:00 pm

SYDNEY: “AGM and Sydney industrial tramways”
June is the month for the AGM, which as usual will not take up too much of the member’s time. Over many years Sydney’s suburban area was a host to many industrial tramways, serving a variety of industrial undertakings, quarries etc. A photographic presentation will explore and examine these long forgotten tramway systems.
Location: Woodstock Community Centre, Church Street, Burwood. Free Council car park behind building (entry via Fitzroy Street) or close-by street parking. Only 10 minutes easy walk from Burwood railway station.
Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 at 7:30pm

John Dennis

Re: : OFF TOPIC Quirks & Curiosities

Hunslet
 

Interesting subject matter!

Hunslet

 

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Hi Michael,

Fantastic photos, as usual.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Bill

Re: : OFF TOPIC Quirks & Curiosities

Bill
 

Hi Michael,

Fantastic photos, as usual.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Bill

OFF TOPIC Quirks & Curiosities

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Greetings from the United Kingdom.
 
Between the 28th April and the 1st May the two foot gauge Ffestiniog Railway staged a gala called 'Quirks and Curiosities II'.
 
I have uploaded an album of photographs to Flickr:
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers.
 
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

Cudgen Kingscliff tramways

Petan
 

Two maps recently found in the Tweed Heads museum with one on the sand mining and the other sugar tramway. Both are available from my Google Drive site.

 

The sand mining one shows the titanium tramway at Cudgen with more information on that topic in Jim Longworth’s article in Light Railways magazine 207 June 2009. This map has the tramway drawn on a modern map with the map’s data shown on the map itself. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwOXFpZExEXzQ0UFE/view

 

The Cudgen sugar tramway map is hand drawn and is centred on the Cudgen town area with the mill and barracks indicated. More on the history of this line can be found in John Armstrong’s  ‘The sugar tramways of northern NSW’ in the June 1976 ARHS Bulletin. The undated Cudgen hand drawn map  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwaFJGVUlnZlBaTHM/view

 

Another Cudgen town map (1891) with the mill marked was located in the Tweed Museum some time ago. Not all streets marked on the southern side on the main east west road were built so just use the streets on the northern side if locating on a modern map.  I found the 26 January 1891 date lower left side. I think I have posted this before but not sure. Again, I scanned this as I found it  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwWmRDOG85VW5vU28/view

 

Another museum member who knew my tramway interest drew these maps to my attention. We don’t have any other information on who originally did these maps.

 

Long term readers would have already downloaded these following topographical maps.

Cudgen 1976 showing the sugar lines https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwaDg4R0VHNFlFLWs/view

Norries Head 1942 topographical with the beach sand mining tramway south of Kingscliff  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwejI4ZE5ZY0t1bGs/view  

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

Re: : Re: Shale & Shays

on30shayloco
 

Just bought my copy, being a big fan of shays

Re: Shale & Shays

John Dennis
 

Sorry, I forgot to mention that. Postage is extra, and at 300 pages, it's a heavy book weighing in at 1.4kg. That means $15 post and packing Australia wide ($11.65 in the Melbourne area)

John

On 24 April 2017 at 18:07, Kevin Sewell kevinrsewell@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

Is that $78 posted, or $78 plus postage??

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, John Dennis jdennis412@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

We are pleased to announce that we are stocking the newest publication of Eveleigh Press: Shale and Shays. This is a fresh look at the exhilarating shale-oil mining days of 1906 – 1932 in the Wolgan Valley in New South Wales - the well known Wolgan Valley Railway. This is a beautifully presented hard-cover book of 300+ pages, with many photos, mostly black and white, but a number of available colour images have been used. Some of these images had been hand-coloured by the original photographer. The work is rounded out with superb maps and a Phil Belbin painting. The price is $78.00 ($70.20 for LRRSA Members). As an indication of the quality of the book, we took a box to the Narrow Gauge Convention and sold out! Rest assured, we have new stock now. For more details, and to order through the LRRSA online shop, go here:

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales Officer




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Cheers,
Kevin

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make your's burn any brighter.


Re: Shale & Shays

Kevin Sewell
 

Is that $78 posted, or $78 plus postage??

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM, John Dennis jdennis412@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

We are pleased to announce that we are stocking the newest publication of Eveleigh Press: Shale and Shays. This is a fresh look at the exhilarating shale-oil mining days of 1906 – 1932 in the Wolgan Valley in New South Wales - the well known Wolgan Valley Railway. This is a beautifully presented hard-cover book of 300+ pages, with many photos, mostly black and white, but a number of available colour images have been used. Some of these images had been hand-coloured by the original photographer. The work is rounded out with superb maps and a Phil Belbin painting. The price is $78.00 ($70.20 for LRRSA Members). As an indication of the quality of the book, we took a box to the Narrow Gauge Convention and sold out! Rest assured, we have new stock now. For more details, and to order through the LRRSA online shop, go here:

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales Officer




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Cheers,
Kevin

Blowing out someone else's candle does not make your's burn any brighter.