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Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Mark Hambly
 

Gents,

I successfully used Wise yesterday to send USD via Swift from UK to the author’s USD denominated account at his bank in Sri Lanka.

Wise offers a facility whereby if the sender pays a modest extra amount the recipient is guaranteed to receive the full amount sent without any fee attrition en-route.

Incidentally the author was offering purchasers the option to select a particular numbered copy from the print run of 500, and to have him sign it.

Mark


Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Stephen Cox
 

If the account is in Sri Lanka, then Wise will have to use the SWIFT system to transfer the money.  In that case, the local bank may impose a charge.  The recipient would have to check this out with his bank.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox
 


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:08
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

The account is in US dollars. 

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 13:48, Stephen Cox <scox@...> wrote:
I just checked their web site.  It appears if you send US$ that uses the SWIFT system and there may be local charges at the recipients end.  If you send LKR doesn't appear to be.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:32
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Does using wise impose any fees on the recipient?

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 13:22, Stephen Cox <scox@...> wrote:
There is a company now called Wise (formerly Transferwise) at www.wise.com that offers international bank transfers on line at very competitive rates, certainly much better than the big banks in Australia.  I just checked and they would have sent US$72.50 to Sri Lanka for AU$99.95 all up today.  I haven't used them recently but have found them to be very good when I have used them.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:01
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge

It cost me $109.44 to pay online, from my desk, by International Bank Transfer. (Probably could have done it on my phone, sitting on the couch). Will cost more if you go to a bank branch. 

John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:17, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@...
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith



Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

John Dennis
 

The account is in US dollars. 


On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 13:48, Stephen Cox <scox@...> wrote:
I just checked their web site.  It appears if you send US$ that uses the SWIFT system and there may be local charges at the recipients end.  If you send LKR doesn't appear to be.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:32
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Does using wise impose any fees on the recipient?

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 13:22, Stephen Cox <scox@...> wrote:
There is a company now called Wise (formerly Transferwise) at www.wise.com that offers international bank transfers on line at very competitive rates, certainly much better than the big banks in Australia.  I just checked and they would have sent US$72.50 to Sri Lanka for AU$99.95 all up today.  I haven't used them recently but have found them to be very good when I have used them.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:01
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge

It cost me $109.44 to pay online, from my desk, by International Bank Transfer. (Probably could have done it on my phone, sitting on the couch). Will cost more if you go to a bank branch. 

John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:17, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@...
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith



Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Stephen Cox
 

I just checked their web site.  It appears if you send US$ that uses the SWIFT system and there may be local charges at the recipients end.  If you send LKR doesn't appear to be.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:32
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Does using wise impose any fees on the recipient?

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 13:22, Stephen Cox <scox@...> wrote:
There is a company now called Wise (formerly Transferwise) at www.wise.com that offers international bank transfers on line at very competitive rates, certainly much better than the big banks in Australia.  I just checked and they would have sent US$72.50 to Sri Lanka for AU$99.95 all up today.  I haven't used them recently but have found them to be very good when I have used them.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:01
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge

It cost me $109.44 to pay online, from my desk, by International Bank Transfer. (Probably could have done it on my phone, sitting on the couch). Will cost more if you go to a bank branch. 

John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:17, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@...
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith



Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

John Dennis
 

Does using wise impose any fees on the recipient?


On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 13:22, Stephen Cox <scox@...> wrote:
There is a company now called Wise (formerly Transferwise) at www.wise.com that offers international bank transfers on line at very competitive rates, certainly much better than the big banks in Australia.  I just checked and they would have sent US$72.50 to Sri Lanka for AU$99.95 all up today.  I haven't used them recently but have found them to be very good when I have used them.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:01
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge

It cost me $109.44 to pay online, from my desk, by International Bank Transfer. (Probably could have done it on my phone, sitting on the couch). Will cost more if you go to a bank branch. 

John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:17, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@...
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith



Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge AND SENDING MONEY

Stephen Cox
 

There is a company now called Wise (formerly Transferwise) at www.wise.com that offers international bank transfers on line at very competitive rates, certainly much better than the big banks in Australia.  I just checked and they would have sent US$72.50 to Sri Lanka for AU$99.95 all up today.  I haven't used them recently but have found them to be very good when I have used them.
 
Cheers,
 
Stephen Cox


From: LRRSA@groups.io [mailto:LRRSA@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:01
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sri Lanka narrow gauge

It cost me $109.44 to pay online, from my desk, by International Bank Transfer. (Probably could have done it on my phone, sitting on the couch). Will cost more if you go to a bank branch. 

John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:17, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@...
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith



Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge

Roderick Smith
 

The pdf files are larger than the jpg, so I am posting the 3 MB jpg.

Sunday Times 2021.9.19.jpg

Roderick Smith


Re: Sri Lanka narrow gauge

John Dennis
 

It cost me $109.44 to pay online, from my desk, by International Bank Transfer. (Probably could have done it on my phone, sitting on the couch). Will cost more if you go to a bank branch. 

John

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 11:17, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@...
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith








Sri Lanka narrow gauge

Roderick Smith
 

On my first visit to Sri Lanka, I travelled on the surviving portion of the 762 mm gauge.
On my second trip, the line had been converted to bg, but some equipment had been retained in working order, and could steam over a short section at the workshops.
AFAIK PBR investigated importing one of the two Sentinel steam railmotors.
Workshops operation has ceased; there is a trust in UK aiming to obtain them.

I was headhunted to supply photos for the book 'Narrow gauge railways of Ceylon'.
It is limited edition, 500 copies.  My experience here is that that covers the likely sales anyhow.
I was intending to contact our online bookshop with a view to placing an on-spec order, or to collating orders into one batch for economy with bank fees and delivery.
That won't work.  The self-published author isn't supplying bulk: partly the quantity printed; mainly the way the Sri Lankan post office works.
Single orders only.
USD50 for the book, plus USD22.50 for international registered postage.
Sri Lanka bans Paypal.  Anyone interested will have to email the author, and get the bsb details.
I will be ordering a copy, and not just because I have a few photos in it.
It is a comprehensive work, not just a coffee-table pictorial.
There is very little published about Sri Lanka (Thailand is in a similar category).

Enclosed is the brochure, which omitted the contact address. rasikabookz@gmail.com
I have a 3 MB jpg of a book review, which I have to convert to pdf or put through ocr to post.  I'll do that separately, and probably not today.

If we have any social time around Thursday's meeting, I can answer any questions.

Roderick Smith


Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

Iain
 

Phil,

 

It is a sad outcome for an important site. As you might remember I spent time there mapping the physical evidence and well as collecting archive material which the NAA seemed at a loss about what to do with. Few people seemed to appreciate the technical achievements made at the place which gave Australia a seat at the table when the UK developed guided missiles as we could supply extruded propellent to their specs.

 

There were some cordite trucks stored in a shed on site when I was surveying the area 10 years ago.

 

Cheers

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North, 2134

NSW, Australia

 

Ph (02) 97010191

Mb 0413 380116

 

Iain_Stuart@...

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil Rickard
Sent: Sunday, 3 October 2021 9:55 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

 

And, now, after all those years EFM is just acres of weeds and half-demolished buildings.  


Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

Phil Rickard
 

And, now, after all those years EFM is just acres of weeds and half-demolished buildings.  


Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

Roderick Smith
 

With the prompt answers, I found the photos and scanned the immediate need: filling a gap in a folio of upper Maribyrnong River photos.
The rest must wait.
I had seen the yellow trolleys while on a river cruise in 1991.  Inexplicably, I didn't take a photo.  Even before I had written a note to LR, it was 'discovered', and became mainstream LRRSA material, with the 1992 tour (in two divisions), and the subsequent sale of trolleys.

My upper Maribyrnong set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175590@N00/51396957530/in/album-72157717651336033
My photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175590@N00, mixed hobbies.  Some of the Tasmanian photos show Mark Plummer.  I have some China ng too.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_Explosive_Factory_Maribyrnong

Enclosed: the full-size scan.  920229Sa-ExplosivesFactoryMaribyrnong-RSmith.jpg

Roderick


Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

Roderick Smith
 

Thanks all.  I was on the 29.2.92 visit.  Brute force was in trouble because I took only b&w that day, not slides.
I now have the photos at hand.
Close to 30 years ago: where did the years vanish?

Roderick


Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

John Dennis
 

The full set of LRN is a free download, so the tour report is available for all. 

John

On Sat, 2 Oct 2021, 10:30 pm Iain, <iain_stuart@...> wrote:

I think I might have copies of the report in my files somewhere.

 

I also have plans and production manuals which I got when I was working on the heritage assessment of the site.

 

Cheers

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North, 2134

NSW, Australia

 

Ph (02) 97010191

Mb 0413 380116

 

Iain_Stuart@...

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Saturday, 2 October 2021 5:39 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

 

Light Railways News has a tour report for the Maribyrnong Explosives Factory which was run in 1992 over two Saturdays (29/2 and 14/3).

 

John

 

 

 

On Sat, 2 Oct 2021 at 17:23, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:

Help please, I'm trying to find my photos of this day, but can't find a date as an entry point.
I have gone brute force from 1988 to 1993 for a different project.
My memory is that our inspection was after the 1994 closure, but before we had negotiated the sale of trolleys.
I'll get there eventually by brute force, but someone here may have an instant top-of-head date.
The index works on searching the issues which are pdf: my collection is paper, not pdf.

TIA
Roderick





Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

Iain
 

I think I might have copies of the report in my files somewhere.

 

I also have plans and production manuals which I got when I was working on the heritage assessment of the site.

 

Cheers

 

Dr Iain Stuart

 

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North, 2134

NSW, Australia

 

Ph (02) 97010191

Mb 0413 380116

 

Iain_Stuart@...

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Saturday, 2 October 2021 5:39 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

 

Light Railways News has a tour report for the Maribyrnong Explosives Factory which was run in 1992 over two Saturdays (29/2 and 14/3).

 

John

 

 

 

On Sat, 2 Oct 2021 at 17:23, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:

Help please, I'm trying to find my photos of this day, but can't find a date as an entry point.
I have gone brute force from 1988 to 1993 for a different project.
My memory is that our inspection was after the 1994 closure, but before we had negotiated the sale of trolleys.
I'll get there eventually by brute force, but someone here may have an instant top-of-head date.
The index works on searching the issues which are pdf: my collection is paper, not pdf.

TIA
Roderick





Re: LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

John Dennis
 

Light Railways News has a tour report for the Maribyrnong Explosives Factory which was run in 1992 over two Saturdays (29/2 and 14/3).

John



On Sat, 2 Oct 2021 at 17:23, Roderick Smith via groups.io <rnveditor=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
Help please, I'm trying to find my photos of this day, but can't find a date as an entry point.
I have gone brute force from 1988 to 1993 for a different project.
My memory is that our inspection was after the 1994 closure, but before we had negotiated the sale of trolleys.
I'll get there eventually by brute force, but someone here may have an instant top-of-head date.
The index works on searching the issues which are pdf: my collection is paper, not pdf.

TIA
Roderick






LRRSA Maribyrnong munitions visit

Roderick Smith
 

Help please, I'm trying to find my photos of this day, but can't find a date as an entry point.
I have gone brute force from 1988 to 1993 for a different project.
My memory is that our inspection was after the 1994 closure, but before we had negotiated the sale of trolleys.
I'll get there eventually by brute force, but someone here may have an instant top-of-head date.
The index works on searching the issues which are pdf: my collection is paper, not pdf.

TIA
Roderick


Re: Big book!

David Halfpenny
 

Hear! Hear!

Even though postage to the UK costs as much as the book itself, it’s terrific value and a real credit to the Association.

As is Light Railways.

David Halfpenny, England

On 2 Sep 2021, at 23:16, Michael C. via groups.io <chapmanmchapman@...> wrote:

Dear all, 

Greetings from the UK. 

A friend in Melbourne recently sent me a copy of 'Australia's Colourful American Locomotives'. 

It's a superb publication - congratulations to the author and publisher on producing such an excellent book.

Light Railways is a fascinating magazine too. 

Keep up the good work. 


Michael Chapman 



Big book!

Michael C.
 

Dear all, 

Greetings from the UK. 

A friend in Melbourne recently sent me a copy of 'Australia's Colourful American Locomotives'. 

It's a superb publication - congratulations to the author and publisher on producing such an excellent book.

Light Railways is a fascinating magazine too. 

Keep up the good work. 


Michael Chapman 


Re: 'Little Yarra' locomotive.

Toot222
 

Hi
Try searching for Little yarra.
I found this pic below searching for a little yarra Loco.
Looks Nice.
Regards
Steve
image.png


On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 9:21 AM Frank Stamford <frank.stamford@...> wrote:
Hello Len.

Details of the specifications of Little Yarra, and drawings, were included in an article in Light Railways No.200, April 2008. It is available as a free PDF download from this webpage: https://lrrsa.org.au/Lrr_LRh.htm

There are quite a lot of photographs of Little Yarra in the LRRSA book Arsenic and Molasses. These show both sides of the loco at all stages of its life, and a number of them are full page illustrations. 

It is worth noting that every reference to the major dimensions of Little Yarra published between 1915 and 2007 were wrong, and David Fletcher's drawing in Light Railways No.200 was the first to be based on correct dimensions.

Regards,
Frank



--
Steve Chapman
Sydney Australia

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