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Re: 50 years of LRRSA - Sat.21.11.70 sewer tour

Roderick Smith
 

I've added three more views of the tour; any others will be fresh scans, and will wait their turn as I work through in sequence.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor


Re: tomato/strawberry railway at Port Macquarie?

Chris Stratton
 

eoliverau <eoliver@iprimus.com.au> wrote:

In the travel section of the SMH for 27-28/11/10 there is mention and a
photo of Ricardoes Tomatoes (and strawberries and lettuce) on Blackmans
Point Road. The photo on page 21 shows what MAY be a railway with widely
spaced sleepers - gauge is very hard to estimate but maybe about 18
inches to 2 feet. But again it might just be some strange sort of path.
Any knowledge about this please?
No knowledge at the moment but hopfully by the end of the week. I'm going to Port Macquarie tomorrow for holidays and I'll go and have a look.

Regards,
Chris


Re: RVR - Wallis Creek Bridge

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

True indeed, but I am guessing the vast majority of members (could count on one hand those who are) here are not linked to my Facebook and so it is not widely available.
 
Thanks
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~

--- On Sat, 1/8/11, Toot222 <Toot222@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Toot222 <Toot222@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] RVR - Wallis Creek Bridge
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Date: Saturday, 8 January, 2011, 1:46 AM


 



yes it's on facebook!!!!

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Brad Peadon PdOB
<alcogoodwin@yahoo.com.au>wrote:

Howdee all,
Steven Miller just sent this photo of himself at the Wallis
Creek bridge.


http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2090-04-18T15%3A56%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=1

Regards
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~







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Re: RVR - Wallis Creek Bridge

Toot222
 

yes it's on facebook!!!!

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Brad Peadon PdOB
<alcogoodwin@yahoo.com.au>wrote:

Howdee all,
Steven Miller just sent this photo of himself at the Wallis
Creek bridge.


http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2090-04-18T15%3A56%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=1

Regards
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~







------------------------------------

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publications for use in those publications, including Light Railways and the
LRRSA web-site www.lrrsa.org.au

This group is for members who share common interests with the members of
the LRRSA, but the contents of postings are those of their authors and
opinions expressed do not necessarily conform with those of any LRRSA member
nor of the LRRSA Council of Management"
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RVR - Wallis Creek Bridge

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Howdee all,
                Steven Miller just sent this photo of himself at the Wallis Creek bridge.
 
http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2090-04-18T15%3A56%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=1
 
Regards
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~



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Re: 50 years of LRRSA - Sat.21.11.70 sewer tour

Roderick Smith
 

I missed the 1969 sewer tour (it was a clashing event). I presume that it was to East Malvern, as there weren't many trunk sewers under construction in that year. Perhaps there was another entry at Carrum?

My next film to scan is Waranga. Pending that, I find a selection of the 1970 sewer tour, scanned because they were in the strips of negatives being scanned for a different project. They are in my Roderick Smith album in the group's photos section.

In photo 3: ?, ?, possibly Steve Martin, ?, possibly Peter Fraser (I associate him more with mainline steam tours than with LRRSA ones), ?, ?, then well across the MMBW driver.

Regards,
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor


tomato/strawberry railway at Port Macquarie?

eoliverau <eoliver@...>
 

In the travel section of the SMH for 27-28/11/10 there is mention and a photo of Ricardoes Tomatoes (and strawberries and lettuce) on Blackmans Point Road. The photo on page 21 shows what MAY be a railway with widely spaced sleepers - gauge is very hard to estimate but maybe about 18 inches to 2 feet. But again it might just be some strange sort of path. Any knowledge about this please?


Re: 50 years of LRRSA

Roderick Smith
 

I have added five photos of the inspection of the explosives storage depot and associated tramway at Altona, on Sat.1.3.69. This concludes my coverage of that four-part day.
60: possibly David Hennell, ?, probably Richard Dempster, Ralph Cleary.
63: ?, ?, ?, Steve Martin, prob Andrew Hennell, prob David Hennell, prob Richard Dempster.
64: ?, poss Jeff Gardner, ?, ?.
65: ?, Ken Crave, Frank Stamford, Richard Dempster, ?, Ralph Cleary, Keith Kings.
68: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Ken Craven, Keith Kings, Geoff Maynard.

Regards,
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor


Australian Sugar Cane Railway, Bundaberg - Flood Damage

Bill Bolton
 

Seen on the "Trams Down Under" group today....

****
Peter Hyde wrote:

I rang the manager at Archer Park [Bundaberg Steam Tram] a day or two ago. He said the Museum was considered safe.

No so lucky was the 2ft gauge Australian Sugar Cane Railway in the Gardens at Bundaberg. The depot buildings, locomotives and rollingstock were flooded and most of the track was extensively damaged by the fast flowing water.

Peter H (wearing his damp Secretary's hat from Assn of Tourist Rlys Qld.)

****


Re: RVR - Minmi Junction (31-12-2010)

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Hi Steve,
             The Richmond Vale from Hexham to Stockrington is is the only one retaining rail. I am not sure if this is a heritage ruling or not.
  A trike would likely be possible for most of the run from Hexham to Doghole, excepting the section under the extended Pacific Highway which has a gate or fence across the line. I am not even sure if the rail is intact under this, but IIRC only enough room was left for just a single track.
  The track beyond Doghole into the Stockrington loaders has gone sadly.I havea photo of this that is yet to go on the site.
 
  All branches from the South Maitland have been removed. It would be nice to see bike tracks made of them to preserve the ROW.
 
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~

--- On Tue, 1/4/11, Toot222 <Toot222@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Toot222 <Toot222@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] RVR - Minmi Junction (31-12-2010)
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Date: Tuesday, 4 January, 2011, 3:34 AM


 



Hi
It would be interesting to take a light weight trike down some of these
abandoned lines for a true look see.
You would have to give way to roads etc.
Be very wary of crook bridges as well.
Would be fun thing to do.
Steve

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Brad Peadon PdOB
<alcogoodwin@yahoo.com.au>wrote:

Howdee,
Photos of Minmi Junction on the last day of the year.

http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/2011/01/minmi-junction-photographs-and.html

Regards
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~







------------------------------------

Material posted on this group may be adapted by the editors of LRRSA
publications for use in those publications, including Light Railways and the
LRRSA web-site www.lrrsa.org.au

This group is for members who share common interests with the members of
the LRRSA, but the contents of postings are those of their authors and
opinions expressed do not necessarily conform with those of any LRRSA member
nor of the LRRSA Council of Management"
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Orangegrove Station Shortening

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Hi all,
        Just got a little bit of info from Brian Andrews (author of the most recent Richmond Vale book) saying that the damage to Orangegrove platform was around 1998 during some sewer main works for Minmi.
  Thought this may be of interest.
 
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~


Re: 50 years of LRRSA

Roderick Smith
 

I have added four photos of the Cheetham Laverton portion of the Sat.1.3.69 tour, to my Roderick Smith album in the group's photos section.
56: John Withers, ?, Geoff Maynard, Lionel Rickard.
57: ?
58: Geoff Maynard, ?, Lionel Rickard, ? (possibly a Cheetham driver)
59:
left trio: Andrew Hennell?, David Hennell?, Geoff Maynard.
rear trio: ?, ?, ?
front trio: Keith Kings, Ken Crave, Jeff Gardner?

Regards,
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor


Re: RVR - Minmi Junction (31-12-2010)

Toot222
 

Hi
It would be interesting to take a light weight trike down some of these
abandoned lines for a true look see.
You would have to give way to roads etc.
Be very wary of crook bridges as well.
Would be fun thing to do.
Steve

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Brad Peadon PdOB
<alcogoodwin@yahoo.com.au>wrote:

Howdee,
Photos of Minmi Junction on the last day of the year.

http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/2011/01/minmi-junction-photographs-and.html

Regards
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~







------------------------------------

Material posted on this group may be adapted by the editors of LRRSA
publications for use in those publications, including Light Railways and the
LRRSA web-site www.lrrsa.org.au

This group is for members who share common interests with the members of
the LRRSA, but the contents of postings are those of their authors and
opinions expressed do not necessarily conform with those of any LRRSA member
nor of the LRRSA Council of Management"
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RVR - Minmi Junction (31-12-2010)

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Howdee,
          Photos of Minmi Junction on the last day of the year.
 
http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/2011/01/minmi-junction-photographs-and.html
 
Regards
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~



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Re: Poverty Point Bridge

Marie and David Lowe
 

Just added a file regarding the Poverty Point Bridge construction and history I
compiled for our local newspaper a couple of years ago.
Cheers David Lowe.


Tasmanian Railways Tour in March

John Browning
 

This is forwarded on behalf of Chris Martin. I have placed a copy of the
brochure and booking form in the 'Files' section - "Tasmanian Rail Tour
March 2011"

John





Hi all,



We are not getting the numbers we had hoped for a Tasmanian Railways Tour in
March. The tour is being organized by the Tasmanian Association of Tourist
Railways and the Redwater Creek Railway and I wondered if there is anyone
that may be interested in participating or in forwarding the email to other
possible interested participants.



All the best for the New Year.



Regards



Chris Martin

President - Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society Inc

Web Address - http://www.redwater.org.au/



Office Address 127 Leith Road

Postal Address PO Box 49, Turners Beach, TAS 7315



Email chris@csetas.com.au

Ph 03 64 28 3994

Fax 03 64 28 3995

Mobile 0429 418 739


Re: Wodonga - Cudgewa Railway

bll_hnks
 

The Cudgewa line handled a lot of live stock traffic that went direct to Melbourne. At one stage the VR investigated the use of broad gauge Garratt locomotives that would be capable of operating between Melbourne and Cudgewa, to haul out heavy live stock trains. Because the length of the trains that broad gauge Garratts could have hauled, most of the crossing loops between Wodonga and Melbourne would have needed to be lengthened, consequently the proposal lapsed.
Imagine if this line had been built to 2'6" gauge and extended into the Alps, we may have had several narrow gauge Garratts instead of just two.

Bill Hanks

From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of thirtyinchfan
Sent: Monday, 3 January 2011 5:03 PM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Wodonga - Cudgewa Railway



To bring this topic within the pervue of the LRRSA, the report into narrow gauge railways that resulted in the building of the four 2'6" gauge lines we are familiar with, proposed Tallangatta - Corryong as a possible route for a narrow gauge line, before the broad gauge line was build. That really would have been shades of Colorado with narrow gauge stock specials rumbling over those trestles and around those hills. It was also proposed to build a narrow gauge line south from Tallangatta into the Alps.

Michael

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au<mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>, "lockeddrive" <lockeddrive@...> wrote:

Many thanks to all respondents for the info. received.

Cheers

Claus


Re: Ray Graf

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Hi everyone,'
                  Never knew Ray, but it is always sad to see the passing of one who gives of their time to contribute to the hobby for the benefit of others.
  Ray's is a name I have seen on many an occasion, his work will be greatly missed by all who benefited from it.
 
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~

--- On Mon, 1/3/11, Bill Hanks <bhanks@railsignallingservices.com.au> wrote:


From: Bill Hanks <bhanks@railsignallingservices.com.au>
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Ray Graf
To: "LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au" <LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au>
Date: Monday, 3 January, 2011, 6:18 PM


 



This is sad news indeed as Ray was well liked and a good contributor of reports to Light Railways.

His presence will be missed but many good memories of him will live on.

Regards,

Bill Hanks

From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of Paul Dove
Sent: Friday, 31 December 2010 3:08 AM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Ray Graf

This message from the Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum tonight. Ray will be greatly missed by all in the Light Railway circles.

It is my sad duty to inform you that Ray Graf was found deceased in his home earlier this evening. I will keep you informed of any service for Ray so that you may pay your respects.

A driving force of the raliways for many years, a very passionate light railways enthusiast and photographer, attended every rally since he joined the society, always willing to help friends, he will be sorley missed.

Regards to all,

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Re: Ray Graf

bll_hnks
 

This is sad news indeed as Ray was well liked and a good contributor of reports to Light Railways.

His presence will be missed but many good memories of him will live on.

Regards,

Bill Hanks

From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of Paul Dove
Sent: Friday, 31 December 2010 3:08 AM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Ray Graf



This message from the Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum tonight. Ray will be greatly missed by all in the Light Railway circles.

It is my sad duty to inform you that Ray Graf was found deceased in his home earlier this evening. I will keep you informed of any service for Ray so that you may pay your respects.

A driving force of the raliways for many years, a very passionate light railways enthusiast and photographer, attended every rally since he joined the society, always willing to help friends, he will be sorley missed.

Regards to all,


Re: RVR - Orangegrove Station (Dec 2010)

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Steve,
         A 4WD would be preferable for some of the lines, the Elrington one a prime example. We are hopeful of using one in the near future.
  Planning to get the Minmi Junction shots up on the site today.
 
Brad

South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~

--- On Mon, 1/3/11, Toot222 <Toot222@gmail.com> wrote:


From: Toot222 <Toot222@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] RVR - Orangegrove Station (Dec 2010)
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Date: Monday, 3 January, 2011, 12:56 AM


 



Brad
You did well in finding what you did, looks like 4 wheel drive country.
Steve Chapman

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Brad Peadon PdOB
<alcogoodwin@yahoo.com.au>wrote:

Howdee everyone,
Have just put up some photos of Orangegrove
station taken on the last day of 2010. Thought they may be of interest.


http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/2011/01/wikipedia-richmond-vale-railway-minmi.html

Brad



South Maitland Railways - http://hunter-coal.blogspot.com/
Philippine Railway Hist Society - http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com
Semi-Retired Foamer - http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/
Manila Sunset Convenience Store - http://manila-sunset.blogspot.com

~ William (Bill) James Sullivan - 1949-2010 - Never To Be Forgotten ~



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