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Re: Rails to Rubicon book - second edition pre-publication offer

John Dennis
 

I will help Grant offline.

John

On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 21:19, Grant Maloney <Oldcamera12@...> wrote:
hi,
am attempting to buy this item.
have registered but no go.
I am member,
How do I buy the product?
It seems I am not authorised??
Thanks for your help
Grant


From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Frank Stamford <frank.stamford@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 7:12 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io>
Subject: [LRRSA] Rails to Rubicon book - second edition pre-publication offer
 
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: Rails to Rubicon book - second edition pre-publication offer

Grant Maloney
 

hi,
am attempting to buy this item.
have registered but no go.
I am member,
How do I buy the product?
It seems I am not authorised??
Thanks for your help
Grant


From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Frank Stamford <frank.stamford@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 7:12 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io>
Subject: [LRRSA] Rails to Rubicon book - second edition pre-publication offer
 
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!


Rails to Rubicon - differences between first and second edition

Frank Stamford
 

This message is in response to queries about the differences between the first (1994) and second (2019) edition of this book.
If you have a first edition then the decision to invest in the second edition really depends on how much value you put on the illustrations. The text of the original edition was extremely well researched and has stood the test of time. There are hardly any changes to the original text. However the new edition takes advantage of advances in printing technology and computer software to recover information hidden in old photographs. Judging by what I have seen in the printer's proofs the photographs will be much improved. The maps also now have the waterways in blue, and the locomotive and rolling stock drawings show the original colours of the equipment. The graphs are also now in colour. There are also a few extra photographs, and a few of the (relatively recent) original photographs have been replaced with colour versions. The overall quality of the book will be similar to other recent LRRSA books, like "Engaging the Giants", and "The McIvor Timber & Firewood Company".


Re: Light Railways 269

David Halfpenny
 

Frank,

I’d much rather have a printed copy - indeed I used to get them - but the Postage persuaded me otherwise . . . 
[It’s amazing what I can buy airmail from China for less than the price of a British stamp!]

While I’m writing, Frank, what are the changes in the second edition of Rails to Rubicon, please?

David 1/2d




On 2 Oct 2019, at 00:15, Frank Stamford <frank.stamford@...> wrote:


David did not have to rely on a miserably slow 1000 km/h aeroplane to get his copy. He is a pdf subscriber.

At this time I am not sure that any of the printed issues will have arrived.

Regards,
Frank

On 2/10/2019 9:10 am, Hunslet wrote:
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




Re: Light Railways 269

Frank Stamford
 


David did not have to rely on a miserably slow 1000 km/h aeroplane to get his copy. He is a pdf subscriber.

At this time I am not sure that any of the printed issues will have arrived.

Regards,
Frank

On 2/10/2019 9:10 am, Hunslet wrote:

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



Re: Light Railways 269

John Dennis
 

David gets the PDF version. No delays in the post.

John 

On Wed., 2 Oct. 2019, 9:10 am Hunslet, <hunslet@...> wrote:

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


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

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