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Re: LRRSA membership renewals online

DRB Freeserve <yahoo@...>
 

Is the LRRSA web site down please as I cannot connect to it?


DRB

On 07/07/2015 00:23, frank.stamford@bigpond.com [LRRSA] wrote:


Hello all,

The next issue of "Light Railways" which will be ready for delivery
late this month will be the first for the 2015-2016 subscription year.

Many of our members have already renewed, but if you have not yet done
so, renewing on-line is the quickest, simplest and most secure way to
do so. Just go to:

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

and choose the second option: "LRRSA Members - Renew your subscription
on line"

We have modified the renewal form and entry of your Membership No. is
now optional. (By the way, your membership number is shown on the
address label of the envelope in which Light Railways is posted).


Regards,


Frank




Re: LRRSA membership renewals online

landcrab69
 

Hi Frank
I believe i have already renewed
Cheers
Peter Jones 
Worongary QLD


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From: "frank.stamford@... [LRRSA]"
Date:07/07/2015 09:23 (GMT+10:00)
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] LRRSA membership renewals online

 

Hello all,

The next issue of "Light Railways" which will be ready for delivery late this month will be the first for the 2015-2016 subscription year.

Many of our members have already renewed, but if you have not yet done so, renewing on-line is the quickest, simplest and most secure way to do so. Just go to:

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

and choose the second option: "LRRSA Members - Renew your subscription on line"

We have modified the renewal form and entry of your Membership No. is now optional. (By the way, your membership number is shown on the address label of the envelope in which Light Railways is posted).


Regards,


Frank


LRRSA membership renewals online

Frank Stamford
 

Hello all,

The next issue of "Light Railways" which will be ready for delivery late this month will be the first for the 2015-2016 subscription year.

Many of our members have already renewed, but if you have not yet done so, renewing on-line is the quickest, simplest and most secure way to do so. Just go to:

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

and choose the second option: "LRRSA Members - Renew your subscription on line"

We have modified the renewal form and entry of your Membership No. is now optional. (By the way, your membership number is shown on the address label of the envelope in which Light Railways is posted).


Regards,


Frank


Transporting light railway photos

jimlongworth1952
 

Hi guys


Is anyone driving from Sydney to Brisbane or Sydney to Melbourne over the next few weeks or months that could transport several large boxes of light railway photographs? If so, please contact me.


Cheers

Jim Longworth




Re: : Climax Locomotive Twylight Outing 10 October 2015

Roderick Smith
 

Highly recommended.  I copped a lot of flak for reporting the disaster of the first of the trio.  PBPS's president gave me a conciliatory free pass, which I did use for one of the two major 'Young Sun' commemorative days.  I copped a lot of flak for commenting about the awkward times for the second of the trio.  The nightrider bus home did work, and I would have used it again for this third of the trio, but I'll be in Bosnia, chasing surviving industrial steam (two gauges) there.  See Linesiding with John Raby

 

 Hence: book for this fundraiser for a great cause; catch up with long-standing and new friends of light railways and industrial steam; enjoy the plentiful catering; head home by nightrider.

Roderick B Smith

Transport analyst



Re: : Re: Loch Valley Railway

Roderick Smith
 

Thanks all, this one is now resolved.  Jim is going to press any day now, and I think that all gaps which I found have now been plugged.  Re Tooronga, here is another item:


This property uses the planned loco shed as accommodation. www.riverchalets.com.au


Roderick B Smith

Transport analyst


Re: KMR query

Terry
 

In answer to a query

 

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

This site is down for maintenance.
Please check back again soon. We are open for business as usual please contact Jennifer on 0407823739 to discuss time table / booking,

Regards

 

Terry

 

Terry Boardman OAM

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Mobile phone 0421077747

Home phone (61) 02 99398297

Address

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Re: Loch Valley Railway

Frank Stamford
 

Hello Rod,

Light Railway News No.2 Feb 1978 carried the item below, I can find no other references in LRN and doubt that it would have made it into LR:

TOORONGO VALLEY RAILWAY, Toorongo Falls Road, Noojee, Vic. 260 mm gauge

This line has been built as a Tourist Attraction and is approximately 1.5 km in length at present, with a possible extension of 10 km in mind for the future. The line’s first loco is a scale model of a VR ‘W’ class built by Miersch Engineering Co. Ltd, of Heidelberg. Consideration is being given to the construction of a ‘B’ class locomotive as well as a 2-8-2 or 4-6-2 steam loco and passenger cars. The line is open-every weekend and public holiday to anyone interested in railways.

(Diamond Rails, 5, 6)

 



On 26 Jun 2015, at 2:49 pm, "'Roderick Smith' rodsmith@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

IIRC there was a miniature established at/near Noojee perhaps 30 years ago.
I am not finding anything on it fast, but it would have appeared in LR.
Any clues?
TIA
Roderick B Smith
Transport analyst


Re: Loch Valley Railway

dave.malady
 

I went to the clearing sale of this property after the owner died about 11 years ago. 
Was sad to see it all being sold, unsure of the buyers of the locomotives and the track.

Regards, 

Dave.

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Friday, 26 June 2015 14:49 +1000 from Roderick Smith' rodsmith@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...>:

 

IIRC there was a miniature established at/near Noojee perhaps 30 years ago.
I am not finding anything on it fast, but it would have appeared in LR.
Any clues?
TIA
Roderick B Smith
Transport analyst


Re: : Re: Re:: Date help please

Frank Stamford
 

Hello Rod,

The Peckett, Sir John Grice, was with the Puffing Billy Railway, as he had been for quite some time, certainly since the early 1980s.

In the 1990s Sir John Grice was working one weekend a month on shuttle trains at Gembrook on the newly relaid track.

Some photographs of Sir John Grice working in 1991 can be found here:


Regards,

Frank


On 26 Jun 2015, at 2:47 pm, "rodsmith@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Frank,

That makes sense.  I don't recall seeing a baggage tug that vintage: it could well have been stockpiled by a collector for several years.
Where was the Peckett at the time?  It doesn't show in my photos.


Roderick B Smith

Transport analyst


Re: Loch Valley Railway

Colin Harvey
 


Picture here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24609616@N05/6621474089

Colin

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IIRC there was a miniature established at/near Noojee perhaps 30 years ago.
I am not finding anything on it fast, but it would have appeared in LR.
Any clues?
TIA
Roderick B Smith
Transport analyst


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Loch Valley Railway

Roderick Smith
 

IIRC there was a miniature established at/near Noojee perhaps 30 years ago.
I am not finding anything on it fast, but it would have appeared in LR.
Any clues?
TIA
Roderick B Smith
Transport analyst


Re: : Re: Re:: Date help please

Roderick Smith
 

Thanks Frank,

That makes sense.  I don't recall seeing a baggage tug that vintage: it could well have been stockpiled by a collector for several years.
Where was the Peckett at the time?  It doesn't show in my photos.


Roderick B Smith

Transport analyst


KMR query

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Back in 2011 I visited the Kerrisdale Mountain Railway. It was a brilliant trip and some photos are on my Flickr pages at:
 
 
I thought I would have a look at their web site to see how they are getting on with their steam loco, but the web site at http://www.kerrisdalemtnrailway.com.au/ no longer seems to work.
 
Anyone know how the steam locomotive construction is going?
 
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: Christmas Island 79

Brad P
 

Hi John,
            Your very right. Been going to purchase for ages, obviously I have left to much for to long.

Brad

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:22 AM, 'John Browning' ceo8@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

There were three 44-ton Whitcombs and three 44-ton Canadian Locomotive Works locos on Christmas Island as well as the two 94-class GEs.

If you do not have a copy of David Jehan’s Christmas Island book, you really need to get hold of one.

 

John

 

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia

 





Re: Christmas Island 79

Brad P
 

Thanks Frank.
Was just sent another shot.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluebec/3240903694/

Number on side would seem to confirm is as 9402.

Regards
Brad




On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 7:50 PM, Frank Stamford frank.stamford@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 


Brad,

If this is the same locomotive at the same location as illustrated in "Shays Crabs and Phosphate" page 124 then it is General Electric 9402 (B/No. 17938 of 1943) in Drumsite yard.

It looks like the same locomotive and same location to me, but from a different angle.

Regards,

Frank



On 23/06/2015 12:13 PM, Brad Peadon alcogoodwin@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 
Chaps,
           Here is a photo being used in the next online project.

https://flic.kr/p/awfj4G

  A mental blank has me trying to work out which of the 79 class it would be.

  Can you help?

Brad

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Re: : Date help please

Frank Stamford
 


The Clarkat was converted from a rubber-tyred road vehicle to a 2 ft 6in gauge rail vehicle. The conversion was apparently done at Whistle Stop.

In Peter Medlin's "Steam on the Two foot Six" page 80 it says it was purchased by Whistle Stop from the Department of Supply, and that it had been used for hauling aircraft at airports. In other sources I have seen this type of vehicle referred to as a hauler of luggage trolleys at airports.

Regards,

Frank



On 25/06/2015 1:01 PM, rodsmith@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 

Clarkat.
Whistlestop must have obtained the Clarkat from some operation: a 762 mm one, or did Whistlestop undertake regauging?

Roderick B Smith

Transport analyst & researcher




Re: : Date help please

Roderick Smith
 

Clarkat.
Whistlestop must have obtained the Clarkat from some operation: a 762 mm one, or did Whistlestop undertake regauging?

Roderick B Smith

Transport analyst & researcher



Re: Christmas Island 79

John Browning
 

There were three 44-ton Whitcombs and three 44-ton Canadian Locomotive Works locos on Christmas Island as well as the two 94-class GEs.

If you do not have a copy of David Jehan’s Christmas Island book, you really need to get hold of one.

 

John

 

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia

 


Re: : Date help please

Phil Rickard
 

Hi Rod,

>Was there only sufficient track to move equipment out of the shed, or was there also a stretch of operating track?  

The former.


>Was the Clarkat 762 mm also?  Had it been regauged, or was it sourced from a 762 mm gauge line?

It was there.  I thought it came from the 2ft 6in-gauge Whistlestop line at East Frankston (which the VLRRS had visited in the late 60s)   Where it resided between Whistlestop and Colin Rees' place I could not say.

cheers     Phil Rickard

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