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Re: : New Facebook Group: Light Railways of Australia

Eddie Oliver
 

On 14.09.2017 12:09, philip.graham567@... [LRRSA] wrote:
I hope that similar information will continue to be published on this
Group website for as long as is possible, because I am one of the "old
fogies" who is distrustful of F....bk.
Hear, hear. Distrustful for a myriad of very good reasons.

Re: : New Facebook Group: Light Railways of Australia

Philip G Graham
 

I hope that similar information will continue to be published on this Group website for as long as is possible, because I am one of the "old fogies" who is distrustful of F....bk. Mind you, I guess e-Mail through Google, Yahoo and etc is not that much better?

-PGG-

New Facebook Group: Light Railways of Australia

Frank Stamford
 

Hello all.

A new Facebook Group has been set up called 'Light Railways of Australia'. 

It has been designed to serve the similar purpose to this Yahoo Group. 

Contributions by members of this Group are very welcome. 

The Group is for people interested in the types of railways described in 'Light Railways' magazine. There are already a number of interesting photographs in the Group and members of this Yahoo Group  are encouraged to have a look at the new Group and to join.

You will find it here: 


https://www.facebook.com/groups/LightRailwaysAustralia/


Regards,

Frank


Re: REALLY OFF TOPIC, was German narrow gauge

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Apologies in advance if you are offended, but this email is totally off-topic...
 
Last month I plugged links to three albums of images of narrow gauge railways in Germany (see below).
 
My trip to Germany was via train, and I have now collated an album of images showing the journey there and some of the sights in Berlin.
 
Highlights include the trains including Grand Central, Eurostar, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, the Berlin U-Bahn, S-Bahn and trams; a Bugatti Veyron, Trabants, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Tower and Pandas - told you this was off-topic!
 
Take a look, but only 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

 
 

In a message dated 13/08/2017 15:20:10 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Dear all,
 
Greetings from England.
 
Thank you for the latest issue of Light Railways - a super issue as always.
 
A couple of weeks ago I uploaded some images to Flickr showing my recent trip to Germany.
 
I have now finished uploading an album showing the 750mm gauge Lößnitzgrundbahn.
 
If you are ever in Dresden the railway is a very short distance away via commuter train from Dresden.
 
I broke the journey to have a quick look at Moritzburg castle so there are a couple of images showing this too.
 
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


 
 
In a message dated 01/08/2017 02:00:59 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Dear all,
 
I've just come back from Germany. 'Several' photographs were taken...
 
I have uploaded a couple of collections to Flickr:
 
The 15" gauge Dresdner Parkeisenbahn is here:
 
The newly-extended Weißeritztalbahn is here:
 
I also have images from the Lößnitzgrundbahn which I'll upload shortly...
 
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

Re: OFF TOPIC. More photos from Wales

BM
 

Michael,

A BIG DAY on the Welshpool & Lianfair Railway. I had the opportunity to travel on that line back in 2001 and enjoyed the experience.

 

I am still active as editor of Australian Railway History and last night I was the presenter at the ARHSnsw general meeting with a Powerpoint collection of images on rail heritage in South Australia.

 

Best Wishes

Bob McKillop

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 11:13 PM
To: lrrsa@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: OFF TOPIC. More photos from Wales

 

 

Dear all,

 

Another weekend - another gala in Wales.

 

Last weekend the 2'6" gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (http://www.wllr.org.uk/) in mid Wales held their annual steam gala.

 

It was great fun with visiting traction engines, real ale, a steam powered car, night photography and a visiting locomotive from the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway in Kent (http://www.sklr.net/).

 

What makes the WLLR so interesting is that in addition to the two Beyer Peacock locomotives, the railway also has an international collection of locomotives and carriages from Africa and continental Europe.

 

I have uploaded a collection of images 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



 

 

In a message dated 31/08/2017 05:55:49 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:

Dear all,

 

Greetings from the United Kingdom.

 

Last weekend I visited the two foot gauge Bala Lake Railway for their gala.

 

It was really good with five quarry Hunslets in steam.

 

I've uploaded a collection of images 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




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Re: OFF TOPIC. More photos from Wales

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Another weekend - another gala in Wales.
 
Last weekend the 2'6" gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (http://www.wllr.org.uk/) in mid Wales held their annual steam gala.
 
It was great fun with visiting traction engines, real ale, a steam powered car, night photography and a visiting locomotive from the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway in Kent (http://www.sklr.net/).
 
What makes the WLLR so interesting is that in addition to the two Beyer Peacock locomotives, the railway also has an international collection of locomotives and carriages from Africa and continental Europe.
 
I have uploaded a collection of images 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


 
 

In a message dated 31/08/2017 05:55:49 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Dear all,
 
Greetings from the United Kingdom.
 
Last weekend I visited the two foot gauge Bala Lake Railway for their gala.
 
It was really good with five quarry Hunslets in steam.
 
I've uploaded a collection of images 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

OFF TOPIC. More photos from Wales

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Greetings from the United Kingdom.
 
Last weekend I visited the two foot gauge Bala Lake Railway for their gala.
 
It was really good with five quarry Hunslets in steam.
 
I've uploaded a collection of images 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

Re: NSW wharves 1892

Petan
 

Thanks for the great responses!!! Some of the cane lines to the wharves were **proposed** as non standard cane tramway gauges eg the PWD annual report 1894 Jan to 1895 June has a couple of three foot gauge horse drawn lines being surveyed around the Tweed. I am working on a piece for a LR's research section on these horse drawn cane lines to wharves and using CC Singleton's 1948 and John Armstrong's 1976 Bulletin articles as the foundation.

Cheers
Peter Cokley

Trove Brisbane images

Petan
 

Trove’s Facebook has announced over 8,000 images from Brisbane Libraries are now in Trove. The following gives the main link and just add something railway related after the search term that appears there. I added “railway” to the “nuc:QBCL” that resulted from that link to give “nuc:QBCL railway” which gave me 104 results.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture/result?q=nuc%3AQBCL&sortby=dateAsc

 

One of the results was a cadastral; Asset Name: Proposed rail line to Lytton, 1900, File Size: 1.36 MB  

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

Re: NSW wharves 1892

David Halfpenny
 

On 30 Aug 2017, at 03:14, Kevin Sewell kevinrsewell@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

It is entirely possible that the reverse terminology/regime was applied to wharves but thats not logical or consistent. Possible but not logical.
Irrelevant anecdote:

At Fen Ditton in England, all water traffic is required to cross over twice in quick succession. Given that the river is sharply S shaped, this probably counts as "Logical if not Consistent”.

It sure gets a lot of non-boatmen into a lather as other craft lurch inexplicably into their path, shouting :-)

David 1/2d

Re: NSW wharves 1892

rthorne475
 

Yes, the 'Left Bank' in Paris, for example.



From: "eoliver@... [LRRSA]"
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 5:49
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] NSW wharves 1892

 
On 30.08.2017 11:36, 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA] wrote:
> The 1892 NSW government wharves list uses the left and right side of
> river terminology. Cudgen wharf is shown as right bank and Tweed Heads
> left bank. That only matches if heading downstream. Any folk here know
> if that downstream terminology assumption is correct?
>

That is certainly standard usage and has presumably not changed over the
years. Google
left bank right definition downstream
to get numerous references.



Re: : Re: NSW wharves 1892

Philip G Graham
 

Recently, when trying to determine the same quandary to a river system in India where it was described that "...a tunnel project started from the Right Bank of the reservoir..." - this equated to the direction of the river flow  towards its mouth.

Some help or more confusion...?

-PGG-

Re: NSW wharves 1892

Kevin Sewell
 

Who knows what logic they used in 1892, but that regime is contrary to the current "rules of the road" for channel markers whereby a starboard marker is to be passed to the starboard side when proceeding UPstream, not down. It is entirely possible that the reverse terminology/regime was applied to wharves but thats not logical or consistent. Possible but not logical. 

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:36 AM, 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

The 1892 NSW government wharves list uses the left and right side of river terminology. Cudgen wharf is shown as right bank and Tweed Heads left bank. That only matches if heading downstream. Any folk here know if that downstream terminology assumption is correct?  

 

My topic is wharf tramways on the Tweed including the ones fed by sugar tramways, either permanent or temporary paddock lines.

 

I have the 1892 Wharf list, as it was, from the PWD annual report, at my google drive site https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwYUFmUkRiNnp6Q00/view   

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley




--
Cheers,
Kevin

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

Re: NSW wharves 1892

Eddie Oliver
 

On 30.08.2017 11:36, 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA] wrote:
The 1892 NSW government wharves list uses the left and right side of
river terminology. Cudgen wharf is shown as right bank and Tweed Heads
left bank. That only matches if heading downstream. Any folk here know
if that downstream terminology assumption is correct?
That is certainly standard usage and has presumably not changed over the years. Google
left bank right definition downstream
to get numerous references.

Re: NSW wharves 1892

John Dennis
 

You are correct. Left and Right according to the direction the water flows, downstream.

John

On 30 August 2017 at 11:36, 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

The 1892 NSW government wharves list uses the left and right side of river terminology. Cudgen wharf is shown as right bank and Tweed Heads left bank. That only matches if heading downstream. Any folk here know if that downstream terminology assumption is correct?  

 

My topic is wharf tramways on the Tweed including the ones fed by sugar tramways, either permanent or temporary paddock lines.

 

I have the 1892 Wharf list, as it was, from the PWD annual report, at my google drive site https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwYUFmUkRiNnp6Q00/view   

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley


NSW wharves 1892

Petan
 

The 1892 NSW government wharves list uses the left and right side of river terminology. Cudgen wharf is shown as right bank and Tweed Heads left bank. That only matches if heading downstream. Any folk here know if that downstream terminology assumption is correct?  

 

My topic is wharf tramways on the Tweed including the ones fed by sugar tramways, either permanent or temporary paddock lines.

 

I have the 1892 Wharf list, as it was, from the PWD annual report, at my google drive site https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwYUFmUkRiNnp6Q00/view   

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

LRRSA Online bookshop

John Dennis
 

Hi All,

Two very popular books have returned to the LRRSA Online Shop. 

Puffing Billy Preservation Society have released an updated version of "CLIMAX - a locomotive resurrected", revised to include details of the Climax operations since its return to traffic. 

We have also received stock of Peter Manning's book "The Anatomy of The Darjeeling Garratt and the Engine it tried to Replace", a book which we thought was out of print. 

Both books are available for purchase now: http://lrrsa.org.au/LRR_Online_shop.html

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales Officer

Ruby Creek Mine, Mount Werong, NSW

hairyleg@y7mail.com
 

I called in at Mt Werong, South East of Oberon, on the weekend.

An information board there showed a map of the nearby Ruby Creek mine.

The map shows a "railway".


Does anyone know anything about this?


John

Re: OFF TOPIC German narrow gauge

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Greetings from England.
 
Thank you for the latest issue of Light Railways - a super issue as always.
 
A couple of weeks ago I uploaded some images to Flickr showing my recent trip to Germany.
 
I have now finished uploading an album showing the 750mm gauge Lößnitzgrundbahn.
 
If you are ever in Dresden the railway is a very short distance away via commuter train from Dresden.
 
I broke the journey to have a quick look at Moritzburg castle so there are a couple of images showing this too.
 
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


 
 

In a message dated 01/08/2017 02:00:59 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Dear all,
 
I've just come back from Germany. 'Several' photographs were taken...
 
I have uploaded a couple of collections to Flickr:
 
The 15" gauge Dresdner Parkeisenbahn is here:
 
The newly-extended Weißeritztalbahn is here:
 
I also have images from the Lößnitzgrundbahn which I'll upload shortly...
 
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

Re: remote boiler

Barry Sheffield
 

thanks Peter, cheers

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