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Re: Help wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rod Hutchinson <r.hutchinson@...>
 

John,

Please find attached a TIFF image of the map from the APW Research
Report No.10, "The CAVE HILL Tram, Lilydale.

Regards
Rod Hutchinson


Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find a map showing
the route of the tramway system that operated from the Cave Hill Lime
Quarry at Lilydale.
I'm especially interested in where it crossed the Olinda Creek and
whether it was connected with Tramway Road at the Mount Evelyn
Recreation Reserve.

Thanks
John


Re: Fire threat at Walhalla

BM
 

My thanks to David Lowe and others who responded to my posting re the fire threat at Walhalla. These contributions have been most useful and I feel I am now in a position - subject to what happens in this coming week - to finalise a reasonably comprehensive assessment of the impact of the recent bushfires on heritage railways and related sites during the recent crisis - including an honourable mention of the carnage inflicted on our fellow preservationists at the Yarra Valley Railway and the Daylesford Spa Country Railway for the April kissue of Light Railways.

Bob McKillop
Heritage and Research Editor, Light Railways


Re: Fire threat at Walhalla

Marie and David Lowe
 

Hi all,
Fortunately the 'Walhalla fire' actually the 'East Tyers/Thomson Valley complex' did not impact physically on the railway at all, like in the December fires of 2006,where a bridge was lost and many sleepers damaged. But of course passenger loadings have been reduced.
The fire began a couple of kilometres north of Parkers Corner near the local water treatment plant with a lightning strike,as the south easterly change swept through on 'Black Saturday'. It then fanned out in an easterly direction, jumped the Thomson River and into the hills north of Walhalla. The closest it came to the township was about half a kilometre north of the North Gardens. Actually the townships of Rawson and Erica could have been impacted badly if the wind had continued from the North. A lot of smoke, very dark, but no damage to the townships or railway.
Saturday the 28th Feb. was a volunteers and helpers luncheon provided by WGR with the naming of the Big Diesel (Class 10 Diesel) a highlight.
A successful day with the Class 10 negotiating the grades and curves easily with a three car consist.
The offical 'unveiling' occurred as the 1.40pm down train from Thomson pulled into the Walhalla station, with the name proudly displayed on the side of the Class 10 locomotive hauling the train.
A competition had been held to name the loco with over 200 entries. The Class ten is now known as "The Spirit of Emu Bay" to give tribute to its origins on the Emu Bay Railway in Tasmania.
The 'unofficial' unveiling was at ThomsonStation, at about 1.35pm where the crew, Bob Morton - Driver, David Lowe - DLA, Brian Kesby - Guard and Richard Ribbans Station Master took the wrapping from the name board and posed whilst various photos were taken, just to outdo the waiting crowd at Walhalla.
President Michael Leaney thanked all present, the winning entrant and the small band that had worked hard to make "The Spirit of Emu Bay" operational, which had entered service on December 6th 2008.
So, Walhalla Goldfields Railway survived that fire, is open and fully operational (as is Walhalla) with the Class 10 expected to be in service on the Labour Day weekend and Easter, or where expected loadings warrant it's use.
Cheers David Lowe.





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From: Bob McKillop <rfmckillop@bigpond.com>
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Sent: Thursday, 26 February, 2009 9:23:54 PM
Subject: [LRRSA] Fire threat at Walhalla


I am in the process of putting together various reports on the impact of the
Victorian bushfires on preserved railways and heritage sites relating of
light railway interest. I gather that the Walhalla Goldfields Railway was
under threat again this year. Can any member of this group provide an update
on this dimension to the bushfire crisis?

Bob McKillop
Heritage & Research Editor, Light Railways





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Re: Wilga area of Western Australia

Bill
 

Hi John,

Thanks for the info ... Haven't been to Pemberton since 1995. Enjoyed the tram ride ... interesting going through the town, with the unpainted timber houses, with their satellite dishes, then past the mill. Didn't see  the display in the park near the timber mill, so will be something new to look at.

Kind regards,
Bill

--- On Sat, 28/2/09, John Garaty <jkgaraty@1earth.net> wrote:

From: John Garaty <jkgaraty@1earth.net>
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Wilga area of Western Australia
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Received: Saturday, 28 February, 2009, 11:38 AM

Hi Bill,
I'd factor in a possible visit to Pemberton.
They did have a mill loco (ex-WAGR G class?) with some other timber
mill machinery on display in the park near the timber mill.

I'm not sure if it is still there but it is worth a look maybe, 
along with a ride on the Pemberton tram through the tall timber...
Regards, John Garaty
Unanderra



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Re: Wilga area of Western Australia

John Garaty
 

Hi Bill,
I'd factor in a possible visit to Pemberton.
They did have a mill loco (ex-WAGR G class?) with some other timber
mill machinery on display in the park near the timber mill.

I'm not sure if it is still there but it is worth a look maybe,
along with a ride on the Pemberton tram through the tall timber...
Regards, John Garaty
Unanderra

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, "Bill" <trailerail@...> wrote:

HI,

I'm looking for any current information of the Wilga area of SW WA.

I have read the book: Mack, David; The Shepherdsons Timber Milling
in
Australia, Adelaide, 1985.

I will be in the west next month and wished to visit any
significant
sites, including the town and where the tramway passed under the
railway, if possible.

I will go to the Dwellingup Museum and the Manjimup forestry
museum,
but would like to see/photograph significant places.

Regards,
Bill


Re: Fire threat at Walhalla

John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
 

Hello all,
I've been regularly looking at the CFA/DSE fire coverage maps on the CFA
and DSE websites, and note that the fire got to within 1 or 2 kilometres
of the Thompson-Walhalla line.
Thankfully it didn't reach the line itself this time.

Regards,
John
--
John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/


Re: Wilga area of Western Australia

Bill
 

Sincere thanks for your help Bill - we saw Kate last year, but missed Ballarat ...may have to revisit Collie also.

Thanks also to David who provided some excellent info off-line.

Hopefully, I can post some interesting images upon our return.

Regards,
Bill

--- On Fri, 27/2/09, Bill Hanks <bhanks@railsignallingservices.com.au> wrote:

From: Bill Hanks <bhanks@railsignallingservices.com.au>
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Wilga area of Western Australia
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Received: Friday, 27 February, 2009, 10:27 AM

Bill,

Try to visit the Yarloop Workshops. They are fascinating and my wife
enjoyed them as well.

Also the loco 'BALLARAT' at Busselton, 'Kate' at Margaret River and
'Polly' the traction engine to rail engine conversion at Collie.

Regards,

Bill Hanks



From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On
Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Thursday, 26 February 2009 8:47 PM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Wilga area of Western Australia



HI,

I'm looking for any current information of the Wilga area of SW WA.

I have read the book: Mack, David; The Shepherdsons Timber Milling in
Australia, Adelaide, 1985.

I will be in the west next month and wished to visit any significant
sites, including the town and where the tramway passed under the
railway, if possible.

I will go to the Dwellingup Museum and the Manjimup forestry museum,
but would like to see/photograph significant places.

Regards,
Bill





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Re: Fire threat at Walhalla

norann2u
 

Hello Bob

Whilst I¹m fully aware that it is not Light or Narrow the Daylesford to
Bullarto Railway has lost about 2 kms of track due to the Musk Vale ­ Hogans
Road fires area nr Daylesford.

My daughter who lives in Lyonville, reports.

Thanks for all you do for the LRRSA.

Regards

Norman

On 27/2/09 2:23 PM, "Bob McKillop" <rfmckillop@bigpond.com> wrote:




I am in the process of putting together various reports on the impact of the
Victorian bushfires on preserved railways and heritage sites relating of
light railway interest. I gather that the Walhalla Goldfields Railway was
under threat again this year. Can any member of this group provide an update
on this dimension to the bushfire crisis?

Bob McKillop
Heritage & Research Editor, Light Railways



.



Fire threat at Walhalla

BM
 

I am in the process of putting together various reports on the impact of the Victorian bushfires on preserved railways and heritage sites relating of light railway interest. I gather that the Walhalla Goldfields Railway was under threat again this year. Can any member of this group provide an update on this dimension to the bushfire crisis?

Bob McKillop
Heritage & Research Editor, Light Railways


Re: Wilga area of Western Australia

bll_hnks
 

Bill,

Try to visit the Yarloop Workshops. They are fascinating and my wife
enjoyed them as well.

Also the loco 'BALLARAT' at Busselton, 'Kate' at Margaret River and
'Polly' the traction engine to rail engine conversion at Collie.

Regards,

Bill Hanks



From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On
Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Thursday, 26 February 2009 8:47 PM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Wilga area of Western Australia



HI,

I'm looking for any current information of the Wilga area of SW WA.

I have read the book: Mack, David; The Shepherdsons Timber Milling in
Australia, Adelaide, 1985.

I will be in the west next month and wished to visit any significant
sites, including the town and where the tramway passed under the
railway, if possible.

I will go to the Dwellingup Museum and the Manjimup forestry museum,
but would like to see/photograph significant places.

Regards,
Bill


Wilga area of Western Australia

Bill
 

HI,

I'm looking for any current information of the Wilga area of SW WA.

I have read the book: Mack, David; The Shepherdsons Timber Milling in
Australia, Adelaide, 1985.

I will be in the west next month and wished to visit any significant
sites, including the town and where the tramway passed under the
railway, if possible.

I will go to the Dwellingup Museum and the Manjimup forestry museum,
but would like to see/photograph significant places.

Regards,
Bill


Re: ilrms

Toot222
 

HI
Yes it was a lot of fun.
Steve

2009/2/26 railwayman3801 <railwayman3801@yahoo.com.au>

Just to let you all know that the ILRMS Albion Park reopened the main
line track last sunday 22.2.09,after the completeion of the track
rebuild that has taken 11 months to complete.
The open day was in conjunction with the Historicial Aircraft
Restoration Society (HARS) big day wings over Illawarra.
The bus rail shuttle service was in operation between the two museum
sites, with John Fowler diesel loco in servive for the first time on
passenger duties,and also the perry steam locomocomitive in action for
the run.
Great day by all who had attended!

Brad johns
ILRMS



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Re: Help wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

JH
 

Thaks all
I have purchased a copy of LR 111 and eagerly awaiting delivery :)
John



John & John,


There is also an APW research paper, which I think has a map. I have
the paper at home.


Regards
Rod Hutchinson


-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On
Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Thursday, 26 February 2009 9:18 AM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Help wanted

John,

There was a lengthy article on the Cave Hill Tramway in LR 111 (Jan
91) including maps. The line ran along(side) Tramway Road at Mt Evelyn.
The map shows the main line running on the western side of Olinda Creek
all the way, although a branch line crossed at Bellbird Road.


John

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:48:04 +1100, "John Hyett"
<john.hyett@aanet.com.au> wrote:

Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find a map showing
the route of the tramway system that operated from the Cave Hill Lime
Quarry at Lilydale. I have a memory of seeing one somewhere but cannot
place it. I'm especially interested in where it crossed the Olinda
Creek and whether it was connected with Tramway Road at the Mount
Evelyn Recreation Reserve.
Thanks
John
==========================================================
John Dennis jdennis@optusnet.com.au
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



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ilrms

railwayman3801 <railwayman3801@...>
 

Just to let you all know that the ILRMS Albion Park reopened the main
line track last sunday 22.2.09,after the completeion of the track
rebuild that has taken 11 months to complete.
The open day was in conjunction with the Historicial Aircraft
Restoration Society (HARS) big day wings over Illawarra.
The bus rail shuttle service was in operation between the two museum
sites, with John Fowler diesel loco in servive for the first time on
passenger duties,and also the perry steam locomocomitive in action for
the run.
Great day by all who had attended!

Brad johns
ILRMS


Re: Help wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rod Hutchinson <r.hutchinson@...>
 

John & John,

There is also an APW research paper, which I think has a map. I have
the paper at home.


Regards
Rod Hutchinson

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On
Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Thursday, 26 February 2009 9:18 AM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Help wanted

John,

There was a lengthy article on the Cave Hill Tramway in LR 111 (Jan
91) including maps. The line ran along(side) Tramway Road at Mt Evelyn.
The map shows the main line running on the western side of Olinda Creek
all the way, although a branch line crossed at Bellbird Road.


John

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:48:04 +1100, "John Hyett"
<john.hyett@aanet.com.au> wrote:

Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find a map showing
the route of the tramway system that operated from the Cave Hill Lime
Quarry at Lilydale. I have a memory of seeing one somewhere but cannot
place it. I'm especially interested in where it crossed the Olinda
Creek and whether it was connected with Tramway Road at the Mount
Evelyn Recreation Reserve.
Thanks
John
==========================================================
John Dennis jdennis@optusnet.com.au
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



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Re: Help wanted

John Dennis <jdennis@...>
 

John,

There was a lengthy article on the Cave Hill Tramway in LR 111 (Jan
91) including maps. The line ran along(side) Tramway Road at Mt
Evelyn. The map shows the main line running on the western side of
Olinda Creek all the way, although a branch line crossed at Bellbird
Road.


John

On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:48:04 +1100, "John Hyett"
<john.hyett@aanet.com.au> wrote:

Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find a map showing the
route of the tramway system that operated from the Cave Hill Lime Quarry at
Lilydale. I have a memory of seeing one somewhere but cannot place it. I'm
especially interested in where it crossed the Olinda Creek and whether it
was connected with Tramway Road at the Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve.
Thanks
John
==========================================================
John Dennis jdennis@optusnet.com.au
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: Help wanted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rod Hutchinson <r.hutchinson@...>
 

John,

I have some literature at home and there is some literature located at
the Lilydale library. I'll check to see if can assist with your query.


Regards
Rod Hutchinson

Subject: [LRRSA] Help wanted

Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find a map showing
the route of the tramway system that operated from the Cave Hill Lime
Quarry at Lilydale. I have a memory of seeing one somewhere but cannot
place it. I'm especially interested in where it crossed the Olinda Creek
and whether it was connected with Tramway Road at the Mount Evelyn
Recreation Reserve.
Thanks
John


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Help wanted

JH
 

Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can find a map showing the
route of the tramway system that operated from the Cave Hill Lime Quarry at
Lilydale. I have a memory of seeing one somewhere but cannot place it. I'm
especially interested in where it crossed the Olinda Creek and whether it
was connected with Tramway Road at the Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve.
Thanks
John


Re: STANNARY HILLS photos

John Dennis <jdennis@...>
 

Ian,

I reckon about ten years after retirement there should be an operating
layout. Of course retirement is slipping further and further away as
my super slips further and further downwards...

I'm current working on Ivanhoe, but it's very early days...

John

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 21:26:31 -0000, "ianj0trains" <ianaj@three.com.au>
wrote:

Hi John,

And presumably in the near future we will be able to see some of the
Stannary Hills line reproduced as a model ?

I am seriously looking forward to seeing the results of all the
research and work you've been doing.

Cheers
==========================================================
John Dennis jdennis@optusnet.com.au
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: STANNARY HILLS photos

ianj0trains <ianaj@...>
 

Hi John,

And presumably in the near future we will be able to see some of the
Stannary Hills line reproduced as a model ?

I am seriously looking forward to seeing the results of all the
research and work you've been doing.

Cheers

Ian J

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

The photos of Pompey were taken by a hired photographer shortly
after
the tramway was opened. You will notice the general "rawness" of the
scenery. There is a series of photos (18 perhaps) and large size
prints were sold as a set at the centenary. When I visited I was
offered a set, but declined for reasons which were no doubt sound at
the time, but I can't remember now why I would have done such a
thing!

The photos of Ivanhoe Mine (05,06) were taken by the local Stannary
Hills doctor, who was an enthusiastic amateur photographer. He
walked
out with his two children (seen in the photo of the overline loading
bins of the "new" Ivanhoe mine). Other photos taken by this gent,
probably on the same visit, suggest that the mine may not have been
pen as yet.

Of course, photo 24 is not a Stannary Hills photo, being a derailed
QR
loco, although I do have a photo of the Avonside in a similar
inelegant pose.

John

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