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Re: Ida Bay Railway

Chris Stratton
 

I visited on 10th June 1993 and was the only passenger. I had rung from
Hobart the previous day to ensure the train would be running but when I
arrived at Lune River there was no train crew. Not too much later the crew
arrived and said they were heading down the end of the line to drop off some
gear and I was welcome to ride along. Our loco had a timber tram body built
on a Malcolm Moore chassis, powered by an Isuzu diesel, and with "Teddy Bear
No 2" painted on the front. We had two carriages, one large open carriage
and a smaller one which looked like a guard's van. I rode in the loco with
the crew and was treated to personalised photo stops, including where I
hiked up a hill to take video of the train circling the base of the hill. I
had to run after the train as when they applied the brakes it didn't stop
and just kept sliding along the wet rails. Also at Lune River were two
original Malcolm Moore locos, one with "IBR No1" painted on the door, I
didn't find a number on the other.

Regards,
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
On Behalf Of Terry
Sent: Thursday, 21 October 2010 10:33 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Ida Bay Railway


I recently visited Ida Bay and rode the train with its Malcolm Moore,
Isusu
engined, locomotive and was very impressed.

This line originally conveyed limestone from a quarry to a jetty on Ida
Bay and
has been well documented in Light Railways of Autumn 1971 and February
and August of 2001

One of the more interesting historial aspects of the railway was the
braking
system used on the limestone wagons

These were four wheel flat wagons and carried a removable box to contain
the limestone. Braking was effected by "wooden brake blocks which
dropped onto the wheels after being activated by the bunching of couplings
and released when the strain was taken up" (Light Railways February 2001)

There a couple of very derelict wagons near the terminus at Lune River and
the brakes look very simple in operation and pretty robust

The sad part is that the wagons are in a very poor condition and are mixed
up
with what will probably become scrap timber and metal

This braking system is at least uncommon and may well be unique and
examples would seem worthy of preservation

I think it would be a great project for some Tasmanian enthusiasts to
arrange
with the operators to take on the restoration and refurbishment of a
couple
of wagons that are fitted with this brakes and for them to be available
for
viewing at the depot

I understand the railway is owned by the Tasmanian Government so perhaps
some heritage grant money could be made available?

Any takers?

Terry Boardman


Re: Ida Bay Railway

Alf Aiken
 

Hi Terry

Any chance of submitting an article with photos to Light Railways. I am sure that it would make a very interesting subject.

Regards
Alf Atkin

--- In LRRSA@..., "Terry" <terry.boa@...> wrote:


I recently visited Ida Bay and rode the train with its Malcolm Moore,
Isusu engined, locomotive and was very impressed.

This line originally conveyed limestone from a quarry to a jetty on Ida
Bay and has been well documented in Light Railways of Autumn 1971 and
February and August of 2001

One of the more interesting historial aspects of the railway was the
braking system used on the limestone wagons

These were four wheel flat wagons and carried a removable box to contain
the limestone. Braking was effected by "wooden brake blocks which
dropped onto the wheels after being activated by the bunching of
couplings and released when the strain was taken up" (Light Railways
February 2001)

There a couple of very derelict wagons near the terminus at Lune River
and the brakes look very simple in operation and pretty robust

The sad part is that the wagons are in a very poor condition and are
mixed up with what will probably become scrap timber and metal

This braking system is at least uncommon and may well be unique and
examples would seem worthy of preservation

I think it would be a great project for some Tasmanian enthusiasts to
arrange with the operators to take on the restoration and refurbishment
of a couple of wagons that are fitted with this brakes and for them to
be available for viewing at the depot

I understand the railway is owned by the Tasmanian Government so perhaps
some heritage grant money could be made available?

Any takers?

Terry Boardman





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Ida Bay Railway

Terry
 

I recently visited Ida Bay and rode the train with its Malcolm Moore,
Isusu engined, locomotive and was very impressed.

This line originally conveyed limestone from a quarry to a jetty on Ida
Bay and has been well documented in Light Railways of Autumn 1971 and
February and August of 2001

One of the more interesting historial aspects of the railway was the
braking system used on the limestone wagons

These were four wheel flat wagons and carried a removable box to contain
the limestone. Braking was effected by "wooden brake blocks which
dropped onto the wheels after being activated by the bunching of
couplings and released when the strain was taken up" (Light Railways
February 2001)

There a couple of very derelict wagons near the terminus at Lune River
and the brakes look very simple in operation and pretty robust

The sad part is that the wagons are in a very poor condition and are
mixed up with what will probably become scrap timber and metal

This braking system is at least uncommon and may well be unique and
examples would seem worthy of preservation

I think it would be a great project for some Tasmanian enthusiasts to
arrange with the operators to take on the restoration and refurbishment
of a couple of wagons that are fitted with this brakes and for them to
be available for viewing at the depot

I understand the railway is owned by the Tasmanian Government so perhaps
some heritage grant money could be made available?

Any takers?

Terry Boardman


LRRSA Sydney Meeting, 27/10/2010, 19:30

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Re: Carriage on the move.

Chris Stratton
 

Thanks. I know nothing about Victorian rolling stock, and very little about NSW rolling stock. Locomotives, particularly diesel, are my main interest.

Regards,
Chris

Bill Russell <bill.russell@...> wrote:

G'day All,

A NU van (sometimes mistakenly called a carriage) is a louvered box van
used on
the Victorian Narrow gauge railways. #3 along with 8, 10, 13 & 14) are
st Puffing Billy.
Regards,

Bill Russell





On 20 Oct 2010 at 9:28, Chris Stratton wrote:

Damien Tinker <the_mini_junkyard@...> wrote:

Hey all
My friend jeff watson, stephen watson's son messaged me last night.
They
have the 2nu carriage at cranbourne. It is being relocated today to
erica. Im not sure if its on narre warren road at tge moment but no
doubt it will be on the highway sometime this morning. Ill message
when
im told its on its way.
Stephen is setting up the museum at Erica with railway heritage and
information.
Cheers
Damien
What is a 2nu carriage?

Regards,
Chris


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Re: Carriage on the move.

Damien Tinker
 

It appears to be a guards van or louvered van. Im not sure. I didnt see the number this is what i was told by the owner.
On 20/10/2010, at 9:28 AM, Chris Stratton <gm4201@...> wrote:

Damien Tinker <the_mini_junkyard@...> wrote:

Hey all
My friend jeff watson, stephen watson's son messaged me last night. They
have the 2nu carriage at cranbourne. It is being relocated today to
erica. Im not sure if its on narre warren road at tge moment but no
doubt it will be on the highway sometime this morning. Ill message when
im told its on its way.
Stephen is setting up the museum at Erica with railway heritage and
information.
Cheers
Damien
What is a 2nu carriage?

Regards,
Chris

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Re: Carriage on the move.

Bill Russell
 

G'day All,

A NU van (sometimes mistakenly called a carriage) is a louvered box van used on
the Victorian Narrow gauge railways. #3 along with 8, 10, 13 & 14) are st Puffing Billy.
Regards,

Bill Russell

On 20 Oct 2010 at 9:28, Chris Stratton wrote:

Damien Tinker <the_mini_junkyard@...> wrote:

Hey all
My friend jeff watson, stephen watson's son messaged me last night. They
have the 2nu carriage at cranbourne. It is being relocated today to
erica. Im not sure if its on narre warren road at tge moment but no
doubt it will be on the highway sometime this morning. Ill message when
im told its on its way.
Stephen is setting up the museum at Erica with railway heritage and
information.
Cheers
Damien
What is a 2nu carriage?

Regards,
Chris


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Re: Carriage on the move.

Chris Stratton
 

Damien Tinker <the_mini_junkyard@...> wrote:

Hey all
My friend jeff watson, stephen watson's son messaged me last night. They
have the 2nu carriage at cranbourne. It is being relocated today to
erica. Im not sure if its on narre warren road at tge moment but no
doubt it will be on the highway sometime this morning. Ill message when
im told its on its way.
Stephen is setting up the museum at Erica with railway heritage and
information.
Cheers
Damien
What is a 2nu carriage?

Regards,
Chris


2nu on truck

Damien Tinker
 

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Carriage on the move

Damien Tinker
 

My apologies
I just got informed its 20 minutes from Erica. Must have loaded it quick!
The museum is located on moore street from memory.
Sorry to have risen any anxieties! Ill send a pic as soon as it arrives.
Regards
Damien


Carriage on the move.

Damien Tinker
 

Hey all
My friend jeff watson, stephen watson's son messaged me last night. They have the 2nu carriage at cranbourne. It is being relocated today to erica. Im not sure if its on narre warren road at tge moment but no doubt it will be on the highway sometime this morning. Ill message when im told its on its way.
Stephen is setting up the museum at Erica with railway heritage and information.
Cheers
Damien


Re: Oil, Steam & Machinery Field Days, Menangle

BM
 

Chris,
Many thanks for that. I spent the weekend at a monastery at Galong, attending a most valuable series of workshops on museum management run by Museums Australia for small volunteer-run organisations. Something of a nightmare getting there and back by train!

Regards
Bob McKillop

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Stratton
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 11:13 AM
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Oil, Steam & Machinery Field Days, Menangle



> -----Original Message-----
> From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
> On Behalf Of Bob McKillop
> Sent: Monday, 11 October 2010 2:04 PM
> To: LRRSA@...
> Subject: [LRRSA] Oil, Steam & Machinery Field Days, Menangle
>
> Can a LRRSA member attending the Menangle Field Days on 16-17 October
> provide the LR H&T editor with a brief report and some photos highlighting
> any special light railway orientated features this year? I will be
otherwise
> engaged at a Museums Australia workshop at Galong over this weekend.
>
> Bob McKillop
> Light Railway H&T editor

I went Saturday morning, I'll send you a report and some low-res photos to
look at. I'll send you high-res of any you want to publish.

Regards,
Chris


Re: Puffing Billy Spit Roast [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Frank Stamford
 

Well the Puffing Billy Spit Roast has now run. Actually it was the "1920s Gembrook Mixed Train" and it ran on Sunday 3 October with about 85 passengers, and was fully booked.

On the same day the Puffing Billy Railway had an open day with workshops at Belgrave and Emerald open to the public, the museum at Menzies Creek open with a number of exhibits operating, Peckett locomotive "Sir John Grice" in steam at Emerald, rebuilt Couillet locomotive 861 in steam at Menzies Creek, diesel-mechanical locomotive D21 in growl at Menzies Creek, diesel-hydraulic locomotives DH5 and DH31 growling in various places, and three NA locomotives beautifying the countryside.

Martin Bennett has placed 83 high-quality photographs taken on the day on this website:

http://martin-bennet.fotopic.net/c1903605.html

and I have 18 photographs on my website here:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~telica/Puffing_Billy_Gembrook%201920s%20mixed%20train.html

In the case of the latter group of pictures, as far as possible all evidence of post-1920s technology has been eliminated! This is in keeping with the theme of the 1920s Mixed Train.

A feature of the day was the placing of the Ali Shan Shay locomotive in an excellent location on No.3 Road at Menzies Creek station, with a beatifully presented load of sawn timber behind it. This was mounted on two restoed ex-Tyers Valley Tramway timber bogies. The Menzies Creek Museum team have done a wonderful job in their presentation of these timber bogies and load.

It is quite likely the 1920s Gembrook Mixed train will run again next year.

Regards,

Frank

--- In LRRSA@..., "Frank" <frank.stamford@...> wrote:

Hello all,

This train is now fully booked.

Thank you to all who have booked on it.

Regards,

Frank


--- In LRRSA@..., "Frank" <frank.stamford@> wrote:

This train, which is on Sunday 3 October, already has 50 bookings. Anyone thinking of booking should do so quickly as I expect it will reach capacity shortly. A leaflet and booking form was included with August "Light Railways".

Frank

--- In LRRSA@..., Bill Hanks <bhanks@> wrote:

G'day Rod,
It's a mixed train on either the 2 or 3rd of October.
There's a flyer in the latest LR.
Regards,
Bill Hanks

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of Rod Hutchinson
Sent: Wednesday, 4 August 2010 7:51 AM
To: 'OZNG'; 'LRRSA'
Subject: [LRRSA] Puffing Billy Spit Roast [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]



Hi all,

Somebody sent a note about a trip on Puffing Billy to Gembrook and associated spit roast during October. Can someone resend or direct me to that message please?

Regards
Rod Hutchinson





Re: Oil, Steam & Machinery Field Days, Menangle

Chris Stratton
 

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
On Behalf Of Bob McKillop
Sent: Monday, 11 October 2010 2:04 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Oil, Steam & Machinery Field Days, Menangle

Can a LRRSA member attending the Menangle Field Days on 16-17 October
provide the LR H&T editor with a brief report and some photos highlighting
any special light railway orientated features this year? I will be
otherwise
engaged at a Museums Australia workshop at Galong over this weekend.

Bob McKillop
Light Railway H&T editor
I went Saturday morning, I'll send you a report and some low-res photos to
look at. I'll send you high-res of any you want to publish.

Regards,
Chris


Melbourne 14.10 meeting

Roderick Smith
 

Not a hint has appeared about what the syllabus item is.
Is there anyone at home, online, who isn't attending but who can post what it is?
I am munching dinner, but can't decide whether to head out at 20.17 for a late arrival or skip it tonight.

Regards,
Roderick


Oil, Steam & Machinery Field Days, Menangle

BM
 

Can a LRRSA member attending the Menangle Field Days on 16-17 October provide the LR H&T editor with a brief report and some photos highlighting any special light railway orientated features this year? I will be otherwise engaged at a Museums Australia workshop at Galong over this weekend.

Bob McKillop
Light Railway H&T editor


Re: Condong Mill pictures

John Browning
 

The narrow gauge Ruston & Hornsby locomotive is now in use at the Illawarra
Light Railway Museum Society, Albion Park, NSW.





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Condong Mill pictures

Petan
 

From Railpage with some shots of rail items around Condong mill from just
before the last 1435mm train service to Murwillumbah stopped. The last three
of the 20 images are of mill tramway items. Not my work.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaz170/1413818845/in/set-72157602099661001/#

The Railpage thread http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1451948.htm#1451948

Cheers
Peter C


Light Railways No.213 posted and minor website update

Frank Stamford
 

Light Railways No.215 was packed last Friday night and posted on Saturday. Copies should start arriving today.

With this issue is notification of two forthcoming tours. The first is in central Victoria, the second in southern Tasmania:

Wombats, Whiskey and Iron Tour - 13/14 November, to Lal Lal blast furnace, Dunnstown whiskey distillery site, Barkstead and Anderson's tramway, and Henderson's tramway at Woodburn. Staying overnight at Daylesford, with barbecue dinner and train ride provided by the Central Highlands Railway.

Southern Forests Tour - Geeveston to Cockle Creek 18-21 February 2011.
This will start with a book launch and dinner in Hobart on Friday evening, then visit Geeveston and points south to Cockle Creek, including a visit to the Ida Bay Railway.

Also included is the first details of the LRRSA Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner which is scheduled for Saturday night 7 May, probably followed by a visit to Walhalla on the following day. We are proposing to have a National Conference on Saturday 7 May to be attended by LRRSA office bearers and members with interests in the future directions of the LRRSA. Most of the 7 May activities are expected to be in the Belgrave area of Victoria.

A minor update of the website has also been made with details of LR215, and the latest issue of Narrow Gauge Downunder.

Regards,

Frank


Re: March 2011 narrow gauge industrial trip to trip to Sichuan (China)

Roderick Smith
 

It is very tempting, but also an awkward month for me. I will be part of a major Murray River fleet voyage from the end of March into April, celebrating the centenary of PS Industry at Renmark.

Also on the tempting list for 2011: PTG Cuba (27.2-13.3), with some ng steam. www.ptg.co.uk/tours/cuba.htm

And Geoff's Trains Kenya - Zimbabwe - Botswana - South Africa, also with some ng steam (May). www.geoffs-trains.com/africa2011.html

Closer to home, Fiji is quite achievable privately.

Regards,
Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

"John Browning" <ceo8@...> wrote:
www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby/chinatour1.html