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Re: Tweed

Petan
 

Thanks Bruce and that was the key I needed!!!

That sent me to my 1918 WTT which used Grafton as zero and gave 103m 78ch Binna Burra which is just west of Bangalow,  114m 25ch Byron Bay Creamery (Grafton end) and 137m 8ch Upper Burringbar. That shows sugar cane was considered west of Bangalow, south of Byron and the Burringbar Stokers Siding regions. I have a Murwillumbah history book describing cane loaded on the NSWGR at Stokers Siding in the early days. The area just north of there, Dunbible, sent cane to Condong by barge.

 

Thanks!!

Peter Cokley

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 13 October 2017 1:45 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Tweed

 

Hi Peter,

 I can’t really answer your question, however is it possible that these measurements were taken from the existing “rail-head” (South Grafton?) and based on the 1895 proposed route to Murwillumbah?

 Cheers

Bruce

 

From: 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA]

Sent: 13 October, 2017 12:12 PM

Subject: [LRRSA] Tweed

 

A puzzle for NSW railway mileage enthusiasts if interested; The NSW Government Gazette 18 June 1895 noted sugar cane and timber to be loaded or unloaded at the sidings to be constructed at 103 miles 65 chains, 112 miles 50 chains and 137 miles 15 chains (as shown on the railway working plans) on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222225881 

The problem is the above is dated 1895 when the Lismore Murwillumbah plus Condong sugar mill extension railway only existed the 60 or so miles between Lismore and Murwillumbah via Byron Bay and Mullumbimby, so no location to match those 103, 112 and 137 mileages. The Lismore Casino section opened 1903 and it was still only 80 miles 54 chains from Murwillumbah. Maybe someone has access to the NSW railway documents described in that Gov Gazette as railway working plans on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line.

Of course, my interest is that mention of a sugar cane siding on the Tweed line.

Cheers

Peter Cokley


Re: Tweed

Bruce Wood
 

Hi Peter,
 
I can’t really answer your question, however is it possible that these measurements were taken from the existing “rail-head” (South Grafton?) and based on the 1895 proposed route to Murwillumbah?
 
Cheers
Bruce
 

From: 'Peter Cokley' yahoomail@... [LRRSA]
Sent: 13 October, 2017 12:12 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Tweed
 
 

A puzzle for NSW railway mileage enthusiasts if interested; The NSW Government Gazette 18 June 1895 noted sugar cane and timber to be loaded or unloaded at the sidings to be constructed at 103 miles 65 chains, 112 miles 50 chains and 137 miles 15 chains (as shown on the railway working plans) on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222225881 

The problem is the above is dated 1895 when the Lismore Murwillumbah plus Condong sugar mill extension railway only existed the 60 or so miles between Lismore and Murwillumbah via Byron Bay and Mullumbimby, so no location to match those 103, 112 and 137 mileages. The Lismore Casino section opened 1903 and it was still only 80 miles 54 chains from Murwillumbah. Maybe someone has access to the NSW railway documents described in that Gov Gazette as railway working plans on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line.

Of course, my interest is that mention of a sugar cane siding on the Tweed line.

Cheers

Peter Cokley


Tweed

Petan
 

A puzzle for NSW railway mileage enthusiasts if interested; The NSW Government Gazette 18 June 1895 noted sugar cane and timber to be loaded or unloaded at the sidings to be constructed at 103 miles 65 chains, 112 miles 50 chains and 137 miles 15 chains (as shown on the railway working plans) on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222225881  

 

The problem is the above is dated 1895 when the Lismore Murwillumbah plus Condong sugar mill extension railway only existed the 60 or so miles between Lismore and Murwillumbah via Byron Bay and Mullumbimby, so no location to match those 103, 112 and 137 mileages. The Lismore Casino section opened 1903 and it was still only 80 miles 54 chains from Murwillumbah. Maybe someone has access to the NSW railway documents described in that Gov Gazette as railway working plans on the Lismore-Tweed Railway Line.

 

Of course, my interest is that mention of a sugar cane siding on the Tweed line.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 


Re: : Crabbes Creek Cletrac

Petan
 

There is a Cletrac on display at the Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre in SE QLD with the Cletrac viewable on google street view as it is just inside the fence http://www.tmheritagecentre.com.au/home

While the Crabbes Creek cletrac powered sugar tramway was part of the Condong mill system just south of the NSW state border, it is in the region generally visited by QLD based rail researchers as it is only about two hours south of Brisbane.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley   

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Sunday, 8 October 2017 11:46 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Re:: Crabbes Creek Cletrac

It's interesting to hear of Cletracs up in Queensland. In the 1920s and 30s they were the only oversnow vehicles to operate in substantial numbers, mostly to Victorian Railways owned ski hotels such as the Buffalo Chalet and the Feathertop Bungalow. A fan of that sort of thing has an oversnow website, the page for pre-war Australian Cletracs is at

http://australianalpinoversnow.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/cleveland-tractor-company.html


Posted by: sisson.dave@...



 


Re: : Crabbes Creek Cletrac

sisson.dave@...
 

It's interesting to hear of Cletracs up in Queensland. In the 1920s and 30s they were the only oversnow vehicles to operate in substantial numbers, mostly to Victorian Railways owned ski hotels such as the Buffalo Chalet and the Feathertop Bungalow.


A fan of that sort of thing has an oversnow website, the page for pre-war Australian Cletracs is at http://australianalpinoversnow.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/cleveland-tractor-company.html


Re: : Crabbes Creek Cletrac

Petan
 

Thanks Phil,

I’m in contact with a few local folk and might eventually get lucky. The author was 82 when published in 2010 so I’m hoping he is still around.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 6 October 2017 12:52 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Re:: Crabbes Creek Cletrac

 



Very interesting Peter.

Great to hear your research is getting results. I'm looking forward to your article (as I'm sure is the Hon Editor).  . . and what a tongue-twister first thing in the morning - try saying Crabbes Creek Cletrac ten times before morning tea !

Here's hoping you can track down the holder of the original photos - with today's scanning techniques etc., even old photos can reveal lots and be fiddled with to produce superior results.

cheers     Phil Rickard



Re: : Crabbes Creek Cletrac

Phil Rickard
 

Very interesting Peter.

Great to hear your research is getting results. I'm looking forward to your article (as I'm sure is the Hon Editor).  . . and what a tongue-twister first thing in the morning - try saying Crabbes Creek Cletrac ten times before morning tea !

Here's hoping you can track down the holder of the original photos - with today's scanning techniques etc., even old photos can reveal lots and be fiddled with to produce superior results.

cheers     Phil Rickard


Crabbes Creek Cletrac

Petan
 

Hi Folks,

 

The topic is the Tweed district’s CSR Condong Mill / Crabbes Creek sugar tramway’s Cletrac / Cleveland Tractor Company loco whose introduction at Crabbes Creek I traced via Trove to 1921 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/191387346

 

The good news is I found a photo of it in a local Tweed library book and thought you folk might be interested. Source is Glimpses at the past : memories of the Tweed Coast and hinterland by David Rae, self-published 2010. The book’s introduction states (quote) always provided that the source is appropriately acknowledged, parts of this book may be reproduced in any genuine endeavour to research and preserve the history of the Tweed district (end quote). I take that to mean serious type research with acknowledgement is permitted thus I also labelled each page with the source. The book’s Trove reference  http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4809734

 

I offer two Cletrac scans, from different pages of that book, to choose from on my Google Drive download site. Each page is offered in different sizes to suit your interest or download speeds. The first page has two different images of the loco. Perhaps start with the smallest to check if interested.

Smallest version 190KB https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwZ3B0c2t4cWxKRW8/view

3 MB version of same image https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwdWxBLVBpUDZESDA/view

42 MB version of same image https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwNVpCOGNGLXNiUzA/view

 

The second page only has one image of the loco and once again different download sizes. 

Smallest to check if interested 200kb https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwNUtCUjVLbmx2Qms/view

1 MB version of same image https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvweVhDX05QYkt0bGM/view

13MB version of same image https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwWXNHZWJzajdVSHc/view

27 MB version of same image https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwV1pkZmNhZkIxOFk/view

 

My LRRSA magazine article preparation on the Tweed is progressing.

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley


Re: Light Railways 257

B.Rumary
 

My copy of 257 arrived in the UK this morning.

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


Re: Light Railways 257

Frank Stamford
 


Hello Chris,

Thank you for that offer. I will pass it on to the LR Editor.

Regards,
Frank


On 30/09/2017 7:43 AM, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 

Frank,

 

I’m happy to do proofreading, I did a few books for ARHS when Chris Walters was RD editor.

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017 10:51 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 





Hello Chris,

On 27/09/2017 5:52 PM, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] wrote:

 

Mine arrived today and I was very disappointed to find my hometown of Wollongong spelt incorrectly three times in the Industrial Railway News section.


Our apologies for causing you this diappointment. It was an unfortunate error, and since everything that appears in Light Railways is read by at least two people we would have hoped that errors like this did not slip through. May be we need more proof readers.

The error arose because the person who prepared the item was more familiar with hearing "Wollongong" spoken, rather than seeing it in writing.

As regards the progress of this issue through the mail system, Australia Post seems to have processed this issue extremely quickly.

Regards,
Frank

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 5:40 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 





Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 







Re: Light Railways 257

Chris Stratton
 

Frank,

 

I’m happy to do proofreading, I did a few books for ARHS when Chris Walters was RD editor.

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2017 10:51 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 





Hello Chris,

On 27/09/2017 5:52 PM, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] wrote:

 

Mine arrived today and I was very disappointed to find my hometown of Wollongong spelt incorrectly three times in the Industrial Railway News section.


Our apologies for causing you this diappointment. It was an unfortunate error, and since everything that appears in Light Railways is read by at least two people we would have hoped that errors like this did not slip through. May be we need more proof readers.

The error arose because the person who prepared the item was more familiar with hearing "Wollongong" spoken, rather than seeing it in writing.

As regards the progress of this issue through the mail system, Australia Post seems to have processed this issue extremely quickly.

Regards,
Frank

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 5:40 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 





Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 






Re: : Re: Metro Tunnels might utilise tunnel locos?

Philip G Graham
 

Stuart

Yes, more encouraging. There seems to have not have been an announcement as to which TBM manufacturer is to supply these yet.

For the initial assembly of the TBM there needs to be an external cradle structure to support the circular shape of the the shield until it starts its penetration. The TBM back-up is the name for the trailing support equipment which runs on either wide gauge rails or rubber tyres on the ring surface - behind the actual boring head, and is where the ring segments are placed in position. After each ring is completed, the TBM hydraulically thrusts forward off this ring, boring the next length by a similar width of the ring. For the initial launch a frame structure is used to enable something for the TBM to thrust against until sufficient rings are in place. Advance rates are usually quoted by how many rings are placed daily, weekly, etc.

If there is to be a construction railway delivering ring segments, then it will become apparent when the back-up is being assembled, if this is within public eye view. Is the Marrickville site reasonably open? i.e. not down the bottom of a deep shaft? The conrail or the MPVs run directly into the interior of the back-up.

I would say that the Melbourne sites are going to be much more confined, but this does not necessarily rule out a conrail operation.

-PGG-


Re: Light Railways 257

Kevin Sewell
 



On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:51 AM, Frank Stamford wrote:
 


As regards the progress of this issue through the mail system, Australia Post seems to have processed this issue extremely quickly. 

Google mail was its usual slow instantaneous delivery again. I had read it cover to cover and was ready for the next issue before you guys even got the printed version to the post box.



 
Cheers,
Kevin

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


Re: Light Railways 257

Frank Stamford
 


Hello Chris,

On 27/09/2017 5:52 PM, 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 

Mine arrived today and I was very disappointed to find my hometown of Wollongong spelt incorrectly three times in the Industrial Railway News section.


Our apologies for causing you this diappointment. It was an unfortunate error, and since everything that appears in Light Railways is read by at least two people we would have hoped that errors like this did not slip through. May be we need more proof readers.

The error arose because the person who prepared the item was more familiar with hearing "Wollongong" spoken, rather than seeing it in writing.

As regards the progress of this issue through the mail system, Australia Post seems to have processed this issue extremely quickly.

Regards,
Frank

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 5:40 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 




Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 



Re: Light Railways 257

dickwho1
 

Mine arrived in Broken Hill on Tuesday.
Dick


On 27 Sep 2017, at 17:10, 'Hunslet' hunslet@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 22 September 2017 6:39 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup <LRRSA@...>
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 

 

The mail-out team did a sterling job last night, packing the magazine and no less than five inserts. The mag is now in the hands of Australia Post and (with luck) in members' letter boxes from early next week. I'm not certain when Gordon and Gotch will deliver the magazine to newsagents - that may not happen until closer to the end of the month.

The contents of this issue:

The later years of the Marrawah Tramway (Tas)

The East Greta Coal Mining Company and the European War (NSW)

Singleton Target Range light railways (NSW)

Looking back - Garratt action in the Otways (Vic)

Industrial Railway News - 23 items from around Australia and Fiji

Treasures from Trove: A Dreadful Alternative and a hairbreadth escape (Vic)

Treasures from Trove: The Timber Getters (Vic)

Letters - An interesting rail wagon

Life Memberships: Phil Rickard; Bill Hanks

JLN Southern Award report

Field Reports - Harper’s Mill, Mount Disappointment (Vic) Gauge 1067mm

Heritage &amp; Tourist News - 12 items from Australia and United Kingdom

If you are not a member and can't wait for G&G you can always buy from our online shop:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017

or for the PDF version:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017-pdf-download

Or better still, subscribe online at:

http://lrrsa.org.au/LRRSA_Join_Renew.html

and the current issue (and those remaining in the year) will be mailed directly to your letter box.

 

John Dennis
LRRSA


Re: Light Railways 257

Mike Bickford
 

Mine arrived in Tuesdays mail in Harden-Murrumburrah.
Interesting read as always.
 
Mike Bickford
 

From: 'Chris Stratton' gm4201@... [LRRSA]
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:52 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257
 


Mine arrived today and I was very disappointed to find my hometown of Wollongong spelt incorrectly three times in the Industrial Railway News section.

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 5:40 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 




Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 22 September 2017 6:39 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup <LRRSA@...>
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 

 

The mail-out team did a sterling job last night, packing the magazine and no less than five inserts. The mag is now in the hands of Australia Post and (with luck) in members' letter boxes from early next week. I'm not certain when Gordon and Gotch will deliver the magazine to newsagents - that may not happen until closer to the end of the month.

The contents of this issue:

The later years of the Marrawah Tramway (Tas)

The East Greta Coal Mining Company and the European War (NSW)

Singleton Target Range light railways (NSW)

Looking back - Garratt action in the Otways (Vic)

Industrial Railway News - 23 items from around Australia and Fiji

Treasures from Trove: A Dreadful Alternative and a hairbreadth escape (Vic)

Treasures from Trove: The Timber Getters (Vic)

Letters - An interesting rail wagon

Life Memberships: Phil Rickard; Bill Hanks

JLN Southern Award report

Field Reports - Harper’s Mill, Mount Disappointment (Vic) Gauge 1067mm

Heritage &amp; Tourist News - 12 items from Australia and United Kingdom

If you are not a member and can't wait for G&G you can always buy from our online shop:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017

or for the PDF version:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017-pdf-download

Or better still, subscribe online at:

http://lrrsa.org.au/LRRSA_Join_Renew.html

and the current issue (and those remaining in the year) will be mailed directly to your letter box.

 

John Dennis
LRRSA

 





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Re: Light Railways 257

Chris Stratton
 

Mine arrived today and I was very disappointed to find my hometown of Wollongong spelt incorrectly three times in the Industrial Railway News section.

 

Regards,

Chris

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 5:40 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 




Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 22 September 2017 6:39 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup <LRRSA@...>
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 

 

The mail-out team did a sterling job last night, packing the magazine and no less than five inserts. The mag is now in the hands of Australia Post and (with luck) in members' letter boxes from early next week. I'm not certain when Gordon and Gotch will deliver the magazine to newsagents - that may not happen until closer to the end of the month.

The contents of this issue:

The later years of the Marrawah Tramway (Tas)

The East Greta Coal Mining Company and the European War (NSW)

Singleton Target Range light railways (NSW)

Looking back - Garratt action in the Otways (Vic)

Industrial Railway News - 23 items from around Australia and Fiji

Treasures from Trove: A Dreadful Alternative and a hairbreadth escape (Vic)

Treasures from Trove: The Timber Getters (Vic)

Letters - An interesting rail wagon

Life Memberships: Phil Rickard; Bill Hanks

JLN Southern Award report

Field Reports - Harper’s Mill, Mount Disappointment (Vic) Gauge 1067mm

Heritage &amp; Tourist News - 12 items from Australia and United Kingdom

If you are not a member and can't wait for G&G you can always buy from our online shop:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017

or for the PDF version:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017-pdf-download

Or better still, subscribe online at:

http://lrrsa.org.au/LRRSA_Join_Renew.html

and the current issue (and those remaining in the year) will be mailed directly to your letter box.

 

John Dennis
LRRSA

 





Re: Light Railways 257

Hunslet
 

Nobody seems to have posted a report as yet … however my members’ copy of the latest issue was in my post office Box today, Wednesday.   Thanks guys – another most interesting issue, well produced.

Hunslet.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 22 September 2017 6:39 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup
Subject: [LRRSA] Light Railways 257

 

 

The mail-out team did a sterling job last night, packing the magazine and no less than five inserts. The mag is now in the hands of Australia Post and (with luck) in members' letter boxes from early next week. I'm not certain when Gordon and Gotch will deliver the magazine to newsagents - that may not happen until closer to the end of the month.

The contents of this issue:

The later years of the Marrawah Tramway (Tas)

The East Greta Coal Mining Company and the European War (NSW)

Singleton Target Range light railways (NSW)

Looking back - Garratt action in the Otways (Vic)

Industrial Railway News - 23 items from around Australia and Fiji

Treasures from Trove: A Dreadful Alternative and a hairbreadth escape (Vic)

Treasures from Trove: The Timber Getters (Vic)

Letters - An interesting rail wagon

Life Memberships: Phil Rickard; Bill Hanks

JLN Southern Award report

Field Reports - Harper’s Mill, Mount Disappointment (Vic) Gauge 1067mm

Heritage &amp; Tourist News - 12 items from Australia and United Kingdom

If you are not a member and can't wait for G&G you can always buy from our online shop:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017

or for the PDF version:

http://lightrailwayresearchsocietyofaustralia.cart.net.au/Light-Railways-No257-October-2017-pdf-download

Or better still, subscribe online at:

http://lrrsa.org.au/LRRSA_Join_Renew.html

and the current issue (and those remaining in the year) will be mailed directly to your letter box.

 

John Dennis
LRRSA


Re: : Re: Metro Tunnels might utilise tunnel locos?

Stuart Thyer
 

Hi Phil

In the last day or so, hoarding has gone up along the fence revealing that the site in question is in fact part of the metro train project. The site is the 'Marrickville Dive site' and according to the project web site, will be the launch site for 2 TBMs. 
A closer look at some of the material stacked on site revealed that there are track panels constructed on steel I beams, the track running longitudinally along the I beams, which are spaced appropriately for the gauge (whatever that actually is). Presumably these are for the TBM to run along, but I have no experience in how these sort of tunnels are constructed. Hopefully this info might be of use to you, happy to keep an eye on the site as works progress.
Stuart


Re: OFF TOPIC - more photos from Germany

John Dennis
 

Hi Michael,

Thanks for these collections. I've travelled on some of the German NG railways, but not those on the Baltic Coast. I reckon the Molli has now made it to my bucket list after seeing your photos. 

John

On 24 September 2017 at 22:49, chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

G'day,
 
Me again - back like a bad smell with more photos from Germany...
 
On my recent trip I also visited a further two classic narrow gauge railways.
 
Firstly there was the 750mm gauge Racing Roland (http://ruegensche-baederbahn.de/home.html) from Göhren to Lauterbach Mole which included a section of dual gauge track. I was blessed with beautiful weather and managed to get line-side for some railway photography.
 
Take a look of you're interested: 
 
 
The second railway was the Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn or 'Molli' (http://www.molli-bahn.de/); the only 900mm gauge railway in Germany. It runs from Kühlungsborn West to Bad Doderan.
 
Here in the UK over the past couple of years the Welsh Highland Railway has been big news as the trains run over Porthmadog High Street. Well, this is nothing compared to the Molli where trains run up a grade through the streets and town centre of Bad Doberan. Cars have to move over and people have to get out of the way. It was amazing!
 
Take a look if you're interested:
 
 
The below album has had some further images added from my trip to Peenemünde and the trip back by rail.
 
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 22/09/2017 17:00:17 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Dear all,
 
Apologies for filling your inbox with what could be considered spam.
 
I've just returned from Germany (again).
 
I've uploaded a collection of images from the two foot gauge Mecklenburg Pommersche Schmalspurbahn; a really small operation based around a railway that used to carry potatoes.
 
Take a look if you are 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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