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NSW wharves 1892

Petan
 

The 1892 NSW government wharves list uses the left and right side of river terminology. Cudgen wharf is shown as right bank and Tweed Heads left bank. That only matches if heading downstream. Any folk here know if that downstream terminology assumption is correct?  

 

My topic is wharf tramways on the Tweed including the ones fed by sugar tramways, either permanent or temporary paddock lines.

 

I have the 1892 Wharf list, as it was, from the PWD annual report, at my google drive site https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwYUFmUkRiNnp6Q00/view   

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley


LRRSA Online bookshop

John Dennis
 

Hi All,

Two very popular books have returned to the LRRSA Online Shop. 

Puffing Billy Preservation Society have released an updated version of "CLIMAX - a locomotive resurrected", revised to include details of the Climax operations since its return to traffic. 

We have also received stock of Peter Manning's book "The Anatomy of The Darjeeling Garratt and the Engine it tried to Replace", a book which we thought was out of print. 

Both books are available for purchase now: http://lrrsa.org.au/LRR_Online_shop.html

John Dennis
LRRSA Sales Officer


Ruby Creek Mine, Mount Werong, NSW

hairyleg@y7mail.com
 

I called in at Mt Werong, South East of Oberon, on the weekend.

An information board there showed a map of the nearby Ruby Creek mine.

The map shows a "railway".


Does anyone know anything about this?


John


Re: OFF TOPIC German narrow gauge

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Greetings from England.
 
Thank you for the latest issue of Light Railways - a super issue as always.
 
A couple of weeks ago I uploaded some images to Flickr showing my recent trip to Germany.
 
I have now finished uploading an album showing the 750mm gauge Lößnitzgrundbahn.
 
If you are ever in Dresden the railway is a very short distance away via commuter train from Dresden.
 
I broke the journey to have a quick look at Moritzburg castle so there are a couple of images showing this too.
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
 
Cheers,
 
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


 
 

In a message dated 01/08/2017 02:00:59 GMT Daylight Time, Chapmanmchapman@... writes:
Dear all,
 
I've just come back from Germany. 'Several' photographs were taken...
 
I have uploaded a couple of collections to Flickr:
 
The 15" gauge Dresdner Parkeisenbahn is here:
 
The newly-extended Weißeritztalbahn is here:
 
I also have images from the Lößnitzgrundbahn which I'll upload shortly...
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
Cheers,
 
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: remote boiler

Barry Sheffield
 

thanks Peter, cheers

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Re: Tweed tramways

John Browning
 

I think it is the case that in relation to any expiring leases for cane railway purposes, more recent Queensland legislation will protect the continuance of the present use for cane transport. I don’t know any details, though.

John

 


Re: remote boiler

Peter Evans
 

The boilers are local copies of the Babcock & Wilcox WIF (wrought iron front) water tube boilers. Thompsons were not the first Victorian firm to copy these, Langlands Foundry made three units for the VR Newport Workshops in 1888.


Peter Evans
Historical Research and Heritage Services
0407 537 837


Climax (Vic.)

Roderick Smith
 

170808Tu Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - Climax, then & now.

Roderick.


Tweed tramways

Petan
 

Trove from 1919 notes CSR Condong sugar mill had an agreement with farmers for a right of way over the land for certain purposes for 99 years. That means if the 1974 closed tramway had in fact continued to the present day, then 99 years would have expired, as the article also notes Cudgen farmers first CSR year was 1913.  Regardless of what they take as the first year, 99 years after the newspaper date of 1919 would expire next year. Wonder if any other CSR mills, eg in QLD, had a similar 99 year tramway clause? A lawyer might ask if that clause extended to any mills sold by CSR and still having a tramway? http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/192250669

 

Cheers

Peter Cokley


Barlow Rail

Stephen Percy Larcombe
 

yet another length of original Geelong railway line Barlow Rail has surfaced recently:



Re: : remote boiler

Barry Sheffield
 

thanks Phil, that is great information......much appreciated
cheers, Barry


Re: : remote boiler

Phil Rickard
 

Barry,

Pictures of the same boilers appear in "Gold for the Finding - a pictorial history of Gipplsland's Jordan Goldfield" [Tomlin, Bosa, Chamberlain - Hill of Content, 1979].

In the chapter on Blue Jacket, the authors note:
 "Alluvial claims were pegged along the Jordan from the B.B. Creek to the junction with the Thomson River. Almost at the confluence of the two rivers, a sluicing operation was conducted with great thoroughness during the 1920s and 1930s. The plant was powered by a brace of boilers which had been constructed by Thompsons of Castlemaine. These still stand in situ and, unless any other arrangements are made, will be covered by the waters of the Thomson Dam." 

A fuzzy photo of the the actual plant at T-J junction, dating from the 1920s is also included, plus two from the 1970s, similar to yours (but not in colour!). I suspect a trawl through Trove would elicit further; also the Mining & Geological Journal.

cheers   Phil Rickard


Re: Light Railways

David in Avenel
 

Alas I too have overlooked my renewal which will happen today via the website. Apologies to the subscription manager.

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best wishes,  
David in Avenel.au
{Before you change anything, learn why it is the way it is.)


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Re: Light Railways

Chris Stratton
 

I’m not expecting mine just yet, I forgot to renew and only did it last Thursday.

 

Regards,

Chris

 

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I’ve noted no postings as to receipt of the current issue of Light Railway by subscribers … but mine arrived at Junee NSW yesterday, Friday 4/8, bearing a postal imprint of 2/8.

Peter Neve

 





Re: Light Railways

Frank Stamford
 

Hello Peter,

Thanks for your message.

They are definitely in circulation and I think they all went normally this month!

Regards,

Frank

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Light Railways

Hunslet
 

I’ve noted no postings as to receipt of the current issue of Light Railway by subscribers … but mine arrived at Junee NSW yesterday, Friday 4/8, bearing a postal imprint of 2/8.

Peter Neve

 


remote boiler

Barry Sheffield
 

I came across this boiler when on a 4wd trip in 1971. We had come in from Matlock through Jericho & Red Jacket & my recollection is that it was near the junction of the Jordan & Thompson rivers. There was a hut nearby that was known as the junction hotel. It would all now be underwater due to the construction of the Thompson Dam.
Does anyone know the history of the boiler? I have often wondered about it
cheers, Barry

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Re: Tweed Heads

Petan
 

On some systems you may need to click each and some other systems allow bulk download of them all so check right hand top corner for your options. The download option is the small downloads facing arrow top right of screen next to the print option. Not sure what it is on some other ‘platforms’ (see my use of modern terminology!) but that is the case on Chrome and Firefox. Each item is between one and two MBs in size.


Cheers

Peter Cokley

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 4 August 2017 5:09 PM
To: LRRSA Yahoogroup
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Re: Tweed Heads

 

They work fine for me David. No idea why they don't for you. Maybe they are just taking a long time to download?

 

John

 

On 4 August 2017 at 16:54, espee8800 espee8800@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

And pray tell how one goes about downloading these.  I click on them and they just sit there and look at me saying "not this week sonny jim".


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best wishes,  
David in Avenel.au
{Before you change anything, learn why it is the way it is.)

 





Re: Tweed Heads

John Dennis
 

They work fine for me David. No idea why they don't for you. Maybe they are just taking a long time to download?

John

On 4 August 2017 at 16:54, espee8800 espee8800@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

And pray tell how one goes about downloading these.  I click on them and they just sit there and look at me saying "not this week sonny jim".

--
best wishes,  
David in Avenel.au
{Before you change anything, learn why it is the way it is.)



Re: Tweed Heads

David in Avenel
 

And pray tell how one goes about downloading these.  I click on them and they just sit there and look at me saying "not this week sonny jim".

--
best wishes,  
David in Avenel.au
{Before you change anything, learn why it is the way it is.)

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