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Re: Puffing Billy Spit Roast [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Frank Stamford
 

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



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Lighthouse tramways and "South Solitary" - the movie

chy_gwel_an_meneth <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...>
 

A few years ago I had a short item in "Light Railways" on tramways associated with lighthouses around the Australian coast and further research has now expanded the list of known tramways to over sixty.

On this same theme, readers may be interested in a small-budget Australian film currently doing the rounds at selected cinemas, called "South Solitary".

NOT set on South Solitary Island, it does purport to show the solitary life on an isolated island, maybe off Tasmania, during the 1920's. Featuring Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings) as Meredith, a young lady who lost her "boyfriend" in the Great War, who accompanies her crusty old uncle to the island where he has been appointed head keeper.

For industrial railway afficianados, watch out for the incline haulage, used to raise supplies up the cliff. Filmed at Cape Nelson lighthouse, near Portland, Vic, and Cape Otway lighthouse, the haulage tram is actually a disused one at Murrell's Beach a few miles from Cape Nelson, origially used for raising shell grit and is on the Heritage listing.

The movie writer/director, Shirley Barrett , recently wrote in The Age that the haulage was her favourite set location.

If you're looking for a fast-paced Hollywood epic, don't bother but if a slower paced drama (with some quite amusing moments )is your cup of tea, it's worth a look. The scenery alone is stunning.

View trailer and details at www.southsolitary.iconmovies.com.au/ together with various photos and details of lighthouse haulages.

I gave it four stars!

cheers Phil Rickard


Re: August Light Railways

chy_gwel_an_meneth <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...>
 

Hi Shane,

I'm posting a replacement today. You're definitely on the mailing list so I suspect the one we sent at start of August has gone astray in the mail. Please let me know if you don't see the replacement by early next week.

Apologies for the inconvenience,

kind regards

Phil Rickard
Hon Secretary, LRRSA

--- In LRRSA@..., "sferris@..." <sferris@...> wrote:

Hello,
I haven't received my copy of Light Railways despite having paid my subs on line ages ago.
Regards, Shane


LRRSA Sydney Meeting, 25/8/2010, 19:30

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Title:   LRRSA Sydney Meeting
 
Date:   Wednesday 25 August 2010
Time:   19:30 - 22:30
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Location:   Woodstock Community Centre, Church Street, Burwood
 
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August Light Railways

sferris@ecn.net.au
 

Hello,
I haven't received my copy of Light Railways despite having paid my subs on line ages ago.
Regards, Shane


Re: AGM

chy_gwel_an_meneth <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...>
 

--- In LRRSA@..., David Langley <seymourphotographics@...> wrote:

I see by the calendar that tonight is the AGM of this esteemed society. Both
Bob Whitehead and myself will be apologies due to circumstances beyond our
control i.e. we are not able to get to Melbourne today nor tonight.

--
Maree and David Langley
Seymour Photographics
Thanks for the advice David. Duly noted for the AGM Minutes.

Unfortunately, a number of our esteemed members will be missing tonight - Frank Stamford has just today stumbled into town from Norway and is somewhat discombobulated; Mike McCarthy is in South Africa and Peter Evans is in Ballarat (no doubt snowed in!)

cheers
Phil Rickard
Hon Secretary
Melbourne


AGM

David Langley <seymourphotographics@...>
 

I see by the calendar that tonight is the AGM of this esteemed society. Both
Bob Whitehead and myself will be apologies due to circumstances beyond our
control i.e. we are not able to get to Melbourne today nor tonight.

--
Maree and David Langley
Seymour Photographics


Re: meeting in Melbourne

Frank Stamford
 

Yes.

Lindsay Walker will be giving a talk on Victorian 2ft 6in gauge railways, including Walhalla just after closure, Beech Forest, Puffing Billy "Young Sun" specials, and the Altona Explosives Reserve tramways.

At the usual place, Thursday 12 August, and preceded by the AGM.

Regards,

Frank

On 10/08/2010, at 3:46, "Peterson, John J" <peterson.john.j@...> wrote:

I haven't received Light Railways yet. Is there a Melbourne meeting this Thursday?

Cheers
John P

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Re: meeting in Melbourne

John Dennis <jdennis@...>
 

Yes, although the August Light Railways claims the next meeting is 10
June... The agenda is AGM followed by Lindsay Walker talking on VR
2'6" gauge railways.

John D

On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:46:56 +1000, "Peterson, John J"
<peterson.john.j@...> wrote:

I haven't received Light Railways yet. Is there a Melbourne meeting this Thursday?

Cheers
John P
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Re: meeting in Melbourne

John Peterson
 

I haven't received Light Railways yet. Is there a Melbourne meeting this Thursday?

Cheers
John P

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Presentation on 'Australia's First Railway'

BM
 

I attended Rod Caldwell's presentation to the Heritage Group of the Australian Institute of Engineers at Chatswood last night. The presentation 'blew the minds' of many in the audience in terms of how Rod and his colleagues at Newcastle have been able to start with a few sketchy bit of information - knowledge that the AA Company had a short railway line in operation by December 1831, two artists impression of the 'A' Pit and line, and a rusty bit of iron discovered at a house construction site by David Campbell (LR 195) - and build this into a remarkable story about the origins of Australia's coal mining industry and the importance of this 'bit of iron' as a significant surviving elements of the early colliery railways in England.

Light Railways featured strongly in the presentation, both for its role in promoting the find of the c1825 iron fish-belly (or 'edge') rail and in providing the links to UK rail researchers who have played a role in confirming that the item was indeed a rare (and advanced type for the period) type of fish-belly rail that was most likely made in a Newcastle-on-Tyne foundry (see LR 197, p. 25). Since our last LR report the story has been further enhanced, particularly through research of the AA Company archives and the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the Australian National University. I plan to provide an update on this in the October issue of LR, subject to some checking of details with Rod.

Rod Caldwell will be giving a similar presentation to the Sydney meeting of the ARHS in 1 September.

Bob McKillop
Heritage & Research Editor, Light Railways


Re: Scribble maps

John M.
 

John,
if you pop up the Menu window, you will see Home Screen button. On the Home page there is a "Go Pro" button which takes you to a registration and login page.

John M.

--- In LRRSA@..., John Dennis <jdennis@...> wrote:

I found it easily enough with google - http://www.scribblemaps.com/ -
but couldn't work out to get the distances along my line. Perhaps I
should have read the help...

John

On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:17:08 +1000, "Scott Clennett"
<scottclennett@...> wrote:

Sounds pretty good, but what is the address/link?
Scott Clennett

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
Behalf Of Stuart Thyer
Sent: Monday, 9 August 2010 9:18 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Scribble maps


I was recently sent a link to a mapping website which, using googlemaps
as the basemap, allows you to draw over a map. You can scribble
freehand, use a variety of other shape and drawing tools, add markers or
even link to photos, You can also measure between points on the map,
either in a straight line or by using the freehand drawing tool.
==========================================================
John Dennis jdennis@...
Melbourne,Australia Home of the HOn30 Dutton Bay Tramway
and the Australian Narrow Gauge Web-Exhibition Gallery
Dutton Bay URL: http://members.optusnet.com.au/duttonbay
WebX http://members.optusnet.com.au/jdennis/ng_webex.html


Re: Scribble maps

John Dennis <jdennis@...>
 

I found it easily enough with google - http://www.scribblemaps.com/ -
but couldn't work out to get the distances along my line. Perhaps I
should have read the help...

John

On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:17:08 +1000, "Scott Clennett"
<scottclennett@...> wrote:

Sounds pretty good, but what is the address/link?
Scott Clennett

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
Behalf Of Stuart Thyer
Sent: Monday, 9 August 2010 9:18 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Scribble maps


I was recently sent a link to a mapping website which, using googlemaps
as the basemap, allows you to draw over a map. You can scribble
freehand, use a variety of other shape and drawing tools, add markers or
even link to photos, You can also measure between points on the map,
either in a straight line or by using the freehand drawing tool.
==========================================================
John Dennis jdennis@...
Melbourne,Australia Home of the HOn30 Dutton Bay Tramway
and the Australian Narrow Gauge Web-Exhibition Gallery
Dutton Bay URL: http://members.optusnet.com.au/duttonbay
WebX http://members.optusnet.com.au/jdennis/ng_webex.html


Re: Scribble maps

Scott Clennett
 

Sounds pretty good, but what is the address/link?
Scott Clennett

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On
Behalf Of Stuart Thyer
Sent: Monday, 9 August 2010 9:18 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Scribble maps


I was recently sent a link to a mapping website which, using googlemaps
as the basemap, allows you to draw over a map. You can scribble
freehand, use a variety of other shape and drawing tools, add markers or
even link to photos, You can also measure between points on the map,
either in a straight line or by using the freehand drawing tool. You can
also measure areas, it will give a result in square meters.
Unfortunately it does not seem to be able to measure in a line using a
polygon drawing tool, which makes measuring a rail line a slightly messy
affair. I measured the Alexandra Timber Tramway ay 383m, but allowing
for my slightly wobbly line, it is probably a few meters less.

You can save your results and send to friends and colleagues. Upgrading
to the pro version is required to access the measuring tools and is
free, for now. While not the most advanced tool in the armour of a
railway archaeologist, I'm sure it will be useful for quite a few tasks.

One feature I found intruiging is Open Street Map. There are a number of
base maps that can be used to draw from and when flicking through them,
I noticed that Open Street Map is curiously accurate for rail lines. At
Alexandra, it shows the rail line, including all lines into the shed,
the new triangle and intriguingly (but possibly inaccurately), it shows
the extension track heading into the adjacent timber yard. Closer to
home (for me) it shows the additional sidings currently being
constructed at Newport workshops, accurately. The sidings have been
built, but not yet connected to the main line, that's how they're drawn.
It even shows the entire layout for the Altona Miniature Railway. Open
Street Map appears to be an open source map that anyone can assist with
editing.

Stuart Thyer





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Scribble maps

Stuart Thyer <s.thyer@...>
 

I was recently sent a link to a mapping website which, using googlemaps
as the basemap, allows you to draw over a map. You can scribble
freehand, use a variety of other shape and drawing tools, add markers or
even link to photos, You can also measure between points on the map,
either in a straight line or by using the freehand drawing tool. You can
also measure areas, it will give a result in square meters.
Unfortunately it does not seem to be able to measure in a line using a
polygon drawing tool, which makes measuring a rail line a slightly messy
affair. I measured the Alexandra Timber Tramway ay 383m, but allowing
for my slightly wobbly line, it is probably a few meters less.

You can save your results and send to friends and colleagues. Upgrading
to the pro version is required to access the measuring tools and is
free, for now. While not the most advanced tool in the armour of a
railway archaeologist, I'm sure it will be useful for quite a few tasks.

One feature I found intruiging is Open Street Map. There are a number of
base maps that can be used to draw from and when flicking through them,
I noticed that Open Street Map is curiously accurate for rail lines. At
Alexandra, it shows the rail line, including all lines into the shed,
the new triangle and intriguingly (but possibly inaccurately), it shows
the extension track heading into the adjacent timber yard. Closer to
home (for me) it shows the additional sidings currently being
constructed at Newport workshops, accurately. The sidings have been
built, but not yet connected to the main line, that's how they're drawn.
It even shows the entire layout for the Altona Miniature Railway. Open
Street Map appears to be an open source map that anyone can assist with
editing.

Stuart Thyer


Bunnerong Power Station

Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
 

Hi all,
        Recently noticed that they have cleared out, and ripped up, the trackwork and points where the Bunnerong line branched of from that going up to the Boral sidings (notable as the steepest grade in NSW).
  Not sure why the sudden clearing, but there is a number of trackwork items laying scattered around the area.
 
Brad
 


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Re: Another misplaced membership renewal payement

chy_gwel_an_meneth <chy_gwel_an_meneth@...>
 

Evening all,

Further to Frank's message - yes, we have stuffed up.

We have just completed an urgent manual check, comparing the Online renewals with the members'/mailing list. Fifteen members were identified as having renewed but as not receiving LR214 (and hence the reminder letter).

Records are being amended and LR214 is being despatched this weekend to all those who are waiting. LR 214 is a great issue with lots of varied articles and is a credit to the editors and authors concerned.

Please accept our apologies for our error and the inconvenience caused and thank you to the various members for bringing the matter to our attention.

kind regards

Phil Rickard
Hon Secretary, LRRSA Inc.


Re: Another misplaced membership renewal payement

Frank Stamford
 

Thanks David.

Our Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary have been beavering away on this problem, and I think they have now identified all those renewals that were affected.

How many were involved and why it happened I don't yet know, but we will have to try create procedures which will prevent it in the future.

Unfortunately our renewal procedures have become quite administratively complicated, in an effort to give members the greatest possible choice of renewal options.

Regards,

Frank

On 06/08/2010, at 11:54, "David Halfpenny &#92;(t&#92;)" <tuppenced@...> wrote:


--------------------------------------------------
From: "Frank Stamford" <frank.stamford@...>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 5:35 AM
To: <LRRSA@...>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Another misplaced membership renewal payement

Hello Jeff,

It would seem that one-week's batch of notifications of email renewals
has gone astray, it may have contained about a dozen renewals. I cannot
confirm that until I get back to Oz next Thursday.
Frank,

To help you count, rather than bother you, I too have had a Membership
Renewal Reminder.

I renewed on 3 July, have an email receipt, and have received the books I
ordered at the same time.

David Halfpenny
England


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Re: Another misplaced membership renewal payement

David Halfpenny \(t\) <tuppenced@...>
 

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Frank Stamford" <frank.stamford@...>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 5:35 AM
To: <LRRSA@...>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Another misplaced membership renewal payement

Hello Jeff,

It would seem that one-week's batch of notifications of email renewals
has gone astray, it may have contained about a dozen renewals. I cannot
confirm that until I get back to Oz next Thursday.
Frank,

To help you count, rather than bother you, I too have had a Membership
Renewal Reminder.

I renewed on 3 July, have an email receipt, and have received the books I ordered at the same time.

David Halfpenny
England


LRRSA Brisbane Meeting, 13/8/2010, 19:30

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Title:   LRRSA Brisbane Meeting
 
Date:   Friday 13 August 2010
Time:   19:30 - 22:30
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