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Re: Light Railways 269

Hunslet
 

Unless David’s is posted earlier, it is strange how the magazine can reach the UK from Melbourne, yet I am still waiting for it in Junee – slightly closer!

Peter Neve OAM

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Halfpenny via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 12:25 AM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways 269

 

Thank, John - got it now.

 

Cracking good read, as ever :-)

 

David

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Re: Light Railways 269

David Halfpenny
 

Thank, John - got it now.

Cracking good read, as ever :-)

David

On 1 Oct 2019, at 09:47, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:

It's coming David. I try and time the PDF release to when the magazines would be arriving, which is likely to be tomorrow for members living in Melbourne. I will most likely send it out later tonight (my time). 

John

On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 18:44, David Halfpenny via Groups.Io <david.halfpenny=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
John, is there a link if we are members, please?

David

On 30 Sep 2019, at 11:15, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:

The mailout team did their usual sterling job on Thursday, but the public holiday on Friday meant the magazine couldn't be posted. It was handed over to Australia Post today, and should be hitting your letter boxes sometime this week. Light Railways 269 - October 2019 - is a 48 page bumper issue, and looks like another cracker!
The main article features Wyett's Tramway at Beaconsfield, in Tasmania, and Jim Longworth has done a great job of expanding our knowledge of this interesting system.
Contents:
Revisiting Wyett’s Tramway, Beaconsfield (Tas)
From Tram to Rail – the Warrnambool Pier Line (Vic)
Ring River bridge disaster (Tas)
Looking back: End of the Line – Bunnings Mill, Manjimup 1966 (WA)
plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage and Tourist news - and the announcement of the winner of the 2018 JLN Southern Award.
If you're not a member, your local newsagents should have stock, or you can buy the magazine from the online shop: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October-2019 or as a PDF: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October2019-PDF-Download
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Rails to Rubicon book - second edition pre-publication offer

Frank Stamford
 

Pre-publication orders for the second edition of the book "Rails to Rubicon" by Peter Evans, are now being taken. The pre-publication price is $39.60 ($29.70 to LRRSA members). This special price will apply until 31 October this year.

After that the normal price will be $49.50; ($37.13 to LRRSA members).

The book has 200 pages, a hard cover, and over 240 illustrations. It is a comprehensive history of the 2 ft, 3 ft and 3 ft 4-1/2 inch gauge tramways of Victoria's Rubicon Forest, and the connecting tramway to Alexandra.
The book is expected to be available by the end of November.

Orders may be placed here:https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Rails-to-Rubicon
 

Here are a few sample pages.
Please feel free to share this with others!

Re: Light Railways 269

John Dennis
 

It's coming David. I try and time the PDF release to when the magazines would be arriving, which is likely to be tomorrow for members living in Melbourne. I will most likely send it out later tonight (my time). 

John

On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 at 18:44, David Halfpenny via Groups.Io <david.halfpenny=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
John, is there a link if we are members, please?

David

On 30 Sep 2019, at 11:15, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:

The mailout team did their usual sterling job on Thursday, but the public holiday on Friday meant the magazine couldn't be posted. It was handed over to Australia Post today, and should be hitting your letter boxes sometime this week. Light Railways 269 - October 2019 - is a 48 page bumper issue, and looks like another cracker!
The main article features Wyett's Tramway at Beaconsfield, in Tasmania, and Jim Longworth has done a great job of expanding our knowledge of this interesting system.
Contents:
Revisiting Wyett’s Tramway, Beaconsfield (Tas)
From Tram to Rail – the Warrnambool Pier Line (Vic)
Ring River bridge disaster (Tas)
Looking back: End of the Line – Bunnings Mill, Manjimup 1966 (WA)
plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage and Tourist news - and the announcement of the winner of the 2018 JLN Southern Award.
If you're not a member, your local newsagents should have stock, or you can buy the magazine from the online shop: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October-2019 or as a PDF: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October2019-PDF-Download
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Re: Light Railways 269

David Halfpenny
 

John, is there a link if we are members, please?

David

On 30 Sep 2019, at 11:15, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:

The mailout team did their usual sterling job on Thursday, but the public holiday on Friday meant the magazine couldn't be posted. It was handed over to Australia Post today, and should be hitting your letter boxes sometime this week. Light Railways 269 - October 2019 - is a 48 page bumper issue, and looks like another cracker!
The main article features Wyett's Tramway at Beaconsfield, in Tasmania, and Jim Longworth has done a great job of expanding our knowledge of this interesting system.
Contents:
Revisiting Wyett’s Tramway, Beaconsfield (Tas)
From Tram to Rail – the Warrnambool Pier Line (Vic)
Ring River bridge disaster (Tas)
Looking back: End of the Line – Bunnings Mill, Manjimup 1966 (WA)
plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage and Tourist news - and the announcement of the winner of the 2018 JLN Southern Award.
If you're not a member, your local newsagents should have stock, or you can buy the magazine from the online shop: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October-2019 or as a PDF: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October2019-PDF-Download
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Light Railways 269

John Dennis
 

The mailout team did their usual sterling job on Thursday, but the public holiday on Friday meant the magazine couldn't be posted. It was handed over to Australia Post today, and should be hitting your letter boxes sometime this week. Light Railways 269 - October 2019 - is a 48 page bumper issue, and looks like another cracker!
The main article features Wyett's Tramway at Beaconsfield, in Tasmania, and Jim Longworth has done a great job of expanding our knowledge of this interesting system.
Contents:
Revisiting Wyett’s Tramway, Beaconsfield (Tas)
From Tram to Rail – the Warrnambool Pier Line (Vic)
Ring River bridge disaster (Tas)
Looking back: End of the Line – Bunnings Mill, Manjimup 1966 (WA)
plus the usual Industrial Railway News, Letters, Field Reports, Heritage and Tourist news - and the announcement of the winner of the 2018 JLN Southern Award.
If you're not a member, your local newsagents should have stock, or you can buy the magazine from the online shop: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October-2019 or as a PDF: https://shop.lrrsa.org.au/Light-Railways-No269-October2019-PDF-Download

ABC Country Hour -- Homebush

A C Lynn Zelmer
 

G'day all

ABC Country Hour recently interviewed an ex-driver of HOMEBUSH (Hudswell Clarke) at Ingham.

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/qld-country-hour/homebush-steam-engine/11387910

--
Lynn Zelmer
Box 1414 Main Post Office
Rockhampton, QLD 4700 AUSTRALIA

Re: LRRSA NSW Division tour - MORTS DOCK

Eddie Oliver
 

On 11/08/2019 17:24, Phil Rickard wrote:
Please see attached flier for what will no doubt be an interesting day tour for anyone in the Sydney area.
What is to be seen? The site was largely "converted to parkland"?

LRRSA NSW Division tour - MORTS DOCK

Phil Rickard
 

Please see attached flier for what will no doubt be an interesting day tour for anyone in the Sydney area.

Phil Rickard

Sydney Trams

Martin Best
 

Over the weekend the Guardian website ran 2 articles relating to the tram network in Sydney, the first describing the decision to close the network, the second with a series of images of the trams in use.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/28/erased-from-history-how-sydney-destroyed-its-trams-for-love-of-the-car

 

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/gallery/2019/jul/28/dying-days-sydney-tram-network-in-pictures

 

Best regards, Martin

Light Railways 268

John Dennis
 

The peelers, plonkers and stuffers did a fabulous job last night, and Light Railways 268 (August 2019) has now been handed over to Australia Post. This is another very interesting issue, featuring part 5 of Ian Mcneil's Clarence River Story - this time focusing on the Ocean Breakwaters. There's also an article describing the Moreton Sugar Mill collection by Clive Plater, and Colin Harvey has a well researched account of the Kew Mental Hospital Construction Tramway, which started some years ago when he noticed suspicious looking earthworks at the Yarra Bend golf course. 
Expect your copy to drop into your mailbox early next week, or if you are not a member, pick it up at your newsagent or from our online shop - http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/L… or as a downloadable PDF: http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/L…
  


OFF-TOPIC Photographs from Wales.

Michael C.
 

Dear all,

Between the 21st and 23rd June the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway and the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in Porthmadog held a gala event called Past, Present and Future.

Star of the show was undoubtedly the Hunslet 2-6-2T Russell built in 1906; the locomotive pulled trains to Beddgelert for the first time in 80 years.

War Department Hunslet 303 / 1215 also visited the gala.

I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr.

Take a look if you're interested.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157709467955721

Cheers,

Michael Chapman

Re: Choppers and Chippers

Frank Stamford
 


Regarding "Choppers and Chippers" which was published by the author, I have these two comments from people who handle LRRSA sales orders:

Choppers and Chippers is a logging history, covering all facets of the industry. There are some wonderful tramway photos and information, but it is not a "railway" book as such. It covers the logging industry in the West Otway, and is a companion volume to Sawdust and Steam, which covers the East Otways. Both books taken together expand significantly on Norm's earlier work, The Beechy. 

and:

As Norm explained it, Choppers & Chippers is the companion book to Sawdust & Steam and both books together replace The Beechy.

It is very much about the tramways, but has been expanded to include more of the social history associated with the sawmills and tramways of the Otway Ranges. Both books also include much information that was not yet discovered when The Beechy was written.

As I said previously it includes the logging industry in the post tramway era, with road transport and bulldozers.

That is all I can add at this stage.

Regards,
Frank


On 2/07/2019 1:30 am, B.Rumary wrote:

The LRRSA has a new book out - "Choppers and Chippers" by Norm Houghton.

Can anyone tell me how much information in this book covers logging tramways? There's no real information on this point in the blurb on the LRRSA book sales website.

-- 
Brian Rumary
England
brian(at)rumary.co.uk


Re: Choppers and Chippers

Frank Stamford
 

Thanks John. That is helping to build up a picture of where the book sits.


On 2 Jul 2019, at 11:11 am, John Dennis <jdennis412@...> wrote:

Hello Brian,

Fixing the description of this book has been on my to-do list for a little while. Unfortunately Norman Houghton (author and publisher) does not provide a blurb himself, and the book was added to our stock lists in a hurry to meet Light Railways deadlines, before we had even seen a copy ourselves. At the time I had very little information to go on. 

Choppers and Chippers is a logging history, covering all facets of the industry. There are some wonderful tramway photos and information, but it is not a "railway" book as such. It covers the logging industry in the West Otway, and is a companion volume to Sawdust and Steam, which covers the East Otways. Both boos taken together expand significantly on Norm's earlier work, The Beechy. 

Hope this helps,
John Dennis
LRRSA Sales

On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 at 01:30, B.Rumary <brian@...> wrote:

The LRRSA has a new book out - "Choppers and Chippers" by Norm Houghton.

Can anyone tell me how much information in this book covers logging tramways? There's no real information on this point in the blurb on the LRRSA book sales website.

-- 
Brian Rumary
England
brian(at)rumary.co.uk

Re: Choppers and Chippers

John Dennis
 

Hello Brian,

Fixing the description of this book has been on my to-do list for a little while. Unfortunately Norman Houghton (author and publisher) does not provide a blurb himself, and the book was added to our stock lists in a hurry to meet Light Railways deadlines, before we had even seen a copy ourselves. At the time I had very little information to go on. 

Choppers and Chippers is a logging history, covering all facets of the industry. There are some wonderful tramway photos and information, but it is not a "railway" book as such. It covers the logging industry in the West Otway, and is a companion volume to Sawdust and Steam, which covers the East Otways. Both boos taken together expand significantly on Norm's earlier work, The Beechy. 

Hope this helps,
John Dennis
LRRSA Sales

On Tue, 2 Jul 2019 at 01:30, B.Rumary <brian@...> wrote:

The LRRSA has a new book out - "Choppers and Chippers" by Norm Houghton.

Can anyone tell me how much information in this book covers logging tramways? There's no real information on this point in the blurb on the LRRSA book sales website.

-- 
Brian Rumary
England
brian(at)rumary.co.uk

Re: Choppers and Chippers

Frank Stamford
 

Hello Brian,

The LRRSA is selling "Choppers and Chippers" but did not publish it. It was published by the author.

I do not have a copy so I cannot comment on your specific question, and it is a reasonable question.

I have seen a copy and remember being very impressed with many of the photographs. They were tempting, but I am attracted by historic photographs of things other than tramways.

But it is a sawmilling history, not specifically a tramway history, many of the pictures and some of the text is about sawmilling in the post tramway era.

Hopefully someone else on this Group might have a copy and be able to give you a more helpful response. In the meantime I will make some enquiries and if I find out more I will respond again here.

Rgards,
Frank

On 2/07/2019 1:30 am, B.Rumary wrote:

The LRRSA has a new book out - "Choppers and Chippers" by Norm Houghton.

Can anyone tell me how much information in this book covers logging tramways? There's no real information on this point in the blurb on the LRRSA book sales website.

-- 
Brian Rumary
England
brian(at)rumary.co.uk


Choppers and Chippers

B.Rumary
 

The LRRSA has a new book out - "Choppers and Chippers" by Norm Houghton.

Can anyone tell me how much information in this book covers logging tramways? There's no real information on this point in the blurb on the LRRSA book sales website.

-- 
Brian Rumary
England
brian(at)rumary.co.uk

Re: Robey boiler

Petan
 

Thanks Peter!

 

I’ll pass that on to the museum!

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Evans
Sent: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 5:04 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Robey boiler

 

Looks to be a bog-standard locomotive (portable) boiler, internally fired with hot gases passing through the fire tubes.

heers,
PeterE.

Re: Robey boiler

Peter Evans
 

Looks to be a bog-standard locomotive (portable) boiler, internally fired with hot gases passing through the fire tubes.

heers,
PeterE.

Robey boiler

Petan
 

Just checking on behalf on Tweed Shire’s Tweed Regional Museum at Murwillumbah NSW  https://ehive.com/collections/5051/tweed-regional-museum

 

Would it be correct to say  the following portable steam engine, as described and shown in the following website details, would be a normal multi tubular boiler with the hot firebox gasses passing through horizontal tubes from firebox to smokebox and the boiler having water internally?  It is a Robey 25hp, 12 tonne, Class A DC, Portable Steam Engine, No. 29166 was built by Robey & Co. It is from a sawmill, so fuel would be sawmill offcuts. That website has the history of the engine.

https://ehive.com/collections/5051/objects/478464/robey-stationary-steam-engine

 

Thanks

Peter Cokley