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OFF TOPIC - more photographs from India

Michael C.
 

Dear all,

Back in March I was fortunate enough to ride the metre gauge Niligiri Mountain Railway in India - it was a brilliant experience; scenery, steam, and stations with all the paraphernalia from a bygone era.

More information can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilgiri_Mountain_Railway

Photographs from my trip on 2nd March can be seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157680233335178

I also have a separate album of images from on-shed at Coonoor showing the amazing 0-8-2 rack locomotives under repair etc.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157708587319504

Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman
UK

Prospects for use of construction rail in up-coming Australian tunnelling - an overview

Philip G Graham
 

After several disappointing possibilities, there may be 'light at the end of the tunnel'.

Summing up the recent projects:

The large diameter TBM-bored road traffic tunnels in Brisbane all used the Multi Purpose Vehicles (MPV)* - bi-directional pneumatic-tyred articulated carriers - for the first time in Australia. Plenty of clearance to manoeuvre these lumbering vehicles in this diameter of tunnel where Herrenknecht TBMs were used. In addition the suppliers of the TBMs now have their own subsidiary suppliers of MPVs.
The tunnelling of the drift at Anglo American's Gosvenor mine also used MPV support with the Robbins TBM.
    * also M.. Service V.. (MSV), or M.. Function V.. (MFV)

In the case of the various Metro TBM-bored tunnel projects these are in the range of TBM diameters where either MPV or construction rail support was an option. Depending on the main tunnelling partner of the contractors's recent experience and preferences, the new market in Australia, the supply of branded TBMs from China and numerous other factors it seems that MPVs have prevailed:
1) For the north west section of the Sydney Metro contractors Thiess/John Holland/Dragados JV used MPVs with the NFM TBMs.
2) For the Forrestfield-Airport Link contractors Salini Impregilo/NRW jv used MPVs with the Herrenknecht TBMs.
3) For the city section of the Sydney Metro contractors John Holland/CPB Contractors/Ghella jv are using MPVs with the Herrenknecht TBMs.
4) For the city section of the Melbourne Metro contractors Lendlease Engineering/John Holland/Buoygues Construction/Capella Capital jv are using MPVs with their Herrenknecht TBMs.

The large diameter road traffic TBM-bored tunnel for the West Gate access project in Melbourne will also inevitably use the MPVs.

Who has done what - the global partners in the joint ventures:

 - Dragados, up to the event of the Australian projects, almost exclusively used construction rail for metro and heavy rail projects particularly in their base Spain and Hong Kong
- Salini/Impreglio the same, with large water tunnel projects in many parts of the world, metro and heavy rail projects particularly in their base Italy.
- Ghella the same, also with large water tunnel projects in many parts of the world, metro and heavy rail projects particularly in their base Italy.
- And as previously mentioned in the earlier post, Buoygues metro and heavy rail projects particularly in their base France and Hong Kong.

What of the future?

The letting of firm contracts for Snowy 2.0 is perhaps the first glimmer of a possible return to use of construction rail in medium size tunnels in Australia. The construction firm Salini/Impreglio is highly experienced in water tunnel projects and has overcome difficult tunnelling in various parts of the world and more recently in North America. Its Lake Mead Intake Tunnel No 3 for South Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), involved tunnelling under and out near the centre of the Lake under a shrinking water level to assist with a lower intake tunnel. For that project the contractor used a fleet of venerable Schöma tunnel locomotives with muck disposal by rail.

For the Snowy 2.0 Pumped Storage Scheme, the Headrace and Tailrace tunnels will likely use improved design conveyor belt transport for muck disposal (the current trend), construction rail confined to TBM and road header supply duties, manrider and other supplies depending on the tunnel lining requirements. Salini/Impreglio have at its disposal a number of tunnel construction locomotives from various sites around the world, but the opportunity may be taken to update its fleet with the latest emissions compliant tunnel locomotives. Schöma is a significant presence both in Salini/Impreglio's current fleet and as a potential supplier of new units.

Snowy Hydro, Snowy 2.0 Pumped Storage Scheme - Future Generation jv= Salini-Impreglio/Lane Construction/Clough - Headrace Tunnel, Tantangara Reservoir~HEPS pressure Shaft x X XXX m; Tailrace Tunnel, HEPS~Talbingo Reservoir x X XXX m {27 000 m total}

Finally, there are undoubtedly some more new waste water CSO, potable water and HV cable tunnels projects in the planning stage in the various rapidly expanding Australian capital cities which still lend themselves ideally to construction rail assist.

See Also: "Metro Tunnels might utilise tunnel locos? " LRRSA Groups Message 18/09/2017 #9491

Off-topic: narrow gauge photos from India.

Michael C.
 

G'day again,

I  have been sorting through my Indian photos again.

Images from on-shed at Coonoor on the Niligiri Mountain Railway are now online. 

Take a look if you're interested.

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app.

Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDvp1RN

Cheers.

Michael Chapman


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Re: Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

David Halfpenny
 

-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin Sewell <kevinrsewell@...>
Date: 02/06/2019 02:21 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Lived there for two years and could never work out why the "anks" got a holiday.

Named after a specific Act of Parliament, designed to put finance service deals on a level playing field.
The actual number of days Anks were shut has varied widely over the centuries.

Surely since the country as a whole got the holiday they are "public" holidays not just "bank" holidays.

Not always.
For 100 years there were only 4 Public Holidays (plus 52 Sundays) for the country as a whole.
Plus another 4 specific Ank holidays, which The Workers might or might not get off.

The virtual scrapping of Sunday, the rise of 24/7 anking, and the creeping addition of more Public Holidays has rendered the old legal distinction meaningless in everyday life.
What actually counts is when stock markets are open.

Which is what Kevin said, but in more words :-)

David 1/2d

On Sun, 2 Jun 2019 at 10:21 AM, Greg Stephenson <greg.stephenson@...> wrote:
I hope you and all the other ‘anks’ had a good holiday! 🤭😃


Re: Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Michael C.
 

I dunno.

Public holidayswould work for me.

https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

Michael Chapman



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Kevin Sewell <kevinrsewell@...>
Date: 02/06/2019 02:21 (GMT+00:00)
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Lived there for two years and could never work out why the "anks" got a holiday. Surely since the country as a whole got the holiday they are "public" holidays not just "bank" holidays. Why don't they say insurance holidays, or engineering holidays, or council holidays, or real estate holidays, or court system holidays. But that was just one of a myriad of weirdities over there.

On Sun, 2 Jun 2019 at 10:21 AM, Greg Stephenson <greg.stephenson@...> wrote:
I hope you and all the other ‘anks’ had a good holiday! 🤭😃

Greg Stephenson
Brisbane, Australia

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From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:41:32 AM
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic
 
Dear all,

On Monday the 27th May it was a ank-holiday in the UK so I was off work - hurray!

I visited the dual-gauge 12.25" and 15" gauge Fairbourne Railway on the West Coast of Wales. Visit: http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

There were a number of visiting locomotives; perhaps the most interesting being 'Katie' built in 1896.


There is an Australian link too! One of the other visiting locomotives was 'Mountaineer' formerly employed on the Bush Mill Railway in Tasmania. I was lucky enough to ride this in the late 1990s and was sad when it closed. 

I took lots of photographs and the best ones have been uploaded to Flickr.

Take a look if you are interested:


Cheers,

Michael Chapman


--
What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look

Re: Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Michael C.
 

Ooops.

Sorry, bank holiday.

Michael Chapman


Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Greg Stephenson <greg.stephenson@...>
Date: 02/06/2019 01:21 (GMT+00:00)
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

I hope you and all the other ‘anks’ had a good holiday! 🤭😃

Greg Stephenson
Brisbane, Australia

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From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:41:32 AM
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic
 
Dear all,

On Monday the 27th May it was a ank-holiday in the UK so I was off work - hurray!

I visited the dual-gauge 12.25" and 15" gauge Fairbourne Railway on the West Coast of Wales. Visit: http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

There were a number of visiting locomotives; perhaps the most interesting being 'Katie' built in 1896.

Visit: https://ravenglassrailwaymuseum.co.uk/portfolio/cras-aliquam-neque-nisl/

There is an Australian link too! One of the other visiting locomotives was 'Mountaineer' formerly employed on the Bush Mill Railway in Tasmania. I was lucky enough to ride this in the late 1990s and was sad when it closed. 

I took lots of photographs and the best ones have been uploaded to Flickr.

Take a look if you are interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157708812220768

Cheers,

Michael Chapman


Re: Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Kevin Sewell
 

Lived there for two years and could never work out why the "anks" got a holiday. Surely since the country as a whole got the holiday they are "public" holidays not just "bank" holidays. Why don't they say insurance holidays, or engineering holidays, or council holidays, or real estate holidays, or court system holidays. But that was just one of a myriad of weirdities over there.

On Sun, 2 Jun 2019 at 10:21 AM, Greg Stephenson <greg.stephenson@...> wrote:
I hope you and all the other ‘anks’ had a good holiday! 🤭😃

Greg Stephenson
Brisbane, Australia

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From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:41:32 AM
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic
 
Dear all,

On Monday the 27th May it was a ank-holiday in the UK so I was off work - hurray!

I visited the dual-gauge 12.25" and 15" gauge Fairbourne Railway on the West Coast of Wales. Visit: http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

There were a number of visiting locomotives; perhaps the most interesting being 'Katie' built in 1896.


There is an Australian link too! One of the other visiting locomotives was 'Mountaineer' formerly employed on the Bush Mill Railway in Tasmania. I was lucky enough to ride this in the late 1990s and was sad when it closed. 

I took lots of photographs and the best ones have been uploaded to Flickr.

Take a look if you are interested:


Cheers,

Michael Chapman


--
What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look

Re: Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Greg Stephenson
 

I hope you and all the other ‘anks’ had a good holiday! 🤭😃

Greg Stephenson
Brisbane, Australia

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From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> on behalf of Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:41:32 AM
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic
 
Dear all,

On Monday the 27th May it was a ank-holiday in the UK so I was off work - hurray!

I visited the dual-gauge 12.25" and 15" gauge Fairbourne Railway on the West Coast of Wales. Visit: http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

There were a number of visiting locomotives; perhaps the most interesting being 'Katie' built in 1896.

Visit: https://ravenglassrailwaymuseum.co.uk/portfolio/cras-aliquam-neque-nisl/

There is an Australian link too! One of the other visiting locomotives was 'Mountaineer' formerly employed on the Bush Mill Railway in Tasmania. I was lucky enough to ride this in the late 1990s and was sad when it closed. 

I took lots of photographs and the best ones have been uploaded to Flickr.

Take a look if you are interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157708812220768

Cheers,

Michael Chapman


Photographs from Wales - slightly off-topic

Michael C.
 

Dear all,

On Monday the 27th May it was a ank-holiday in the UK so I was off work - hurray!

I visited the dual-gauge 12.25" and 15" gauge Fairbourne Railway on the West Coast of Wales. Visit: http://www.fairbournerailway.com/

There were a number of visiting locomotives; perhaps the most interesting being 'Katie' built in 1896.

Visit: https://ravenglassrailwaymuseum.co.uk/portfolio/cras-aliquam-neque-nisl/

There is an Australian link too! One of the other visiting locomotives was 'Mountaineer' formerly employed on the Bush Mill Railway in Tasmania. I was lucky enough to ride this in the late 1990s and was sad when it closed. 

I took lots of photographs and the best ones have been uploaded to Flickr.

Take a look if you are interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157708812220768

Cheers,

Michael Chapman


Light Railways 267

John Dennis
 

Our dedicated (and very experienced) team braved the conditions to drive to Emerald last night, and as a result Light Railways 267 (June 2019) was handed over to Australia Post today. This feature article in this issue is the much-awaited Part 2 of Phil Rickard's "Plateways around Melbourne",
Expect it to drop through your letterbox next week, or buy from your newsagent. If you have no local stockist, you can buy online from the LRRSA online shop - head to http://lrrsa.org.au/ and follow the links. 

John Dennis

Light Railways 267

John Dennis
 

The mailout for Light Railways 267 will be on May 30, a week later than hoped due to availability of people. To assist those planning for meetings, here is the listing of the June meetings. Note that the Melbourne meeting will commence at the usual 8pm, not at 7:30 as shown in the magazine.
http://lrrsa.org.au/LRR_Meetings.html
BN08 Deniston Incline buildings 24Feb76.jpg
My photo above shows derelict buildings at the top of the Denniston Incline (South Island, NZ) back in 1976. Peter Evans will describe the current situation in his presentation to the Melbourne meeting.

John Dennis

Re: STILL OFF TOPIC; even more narrow gauge photos from India

Ian Pither <ian.pither35@...>
 

Thank you for sharing your photos, they make a nice break in a sometimes boring day.
Ian Pither

On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 20:15, Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear all,

Apologies once again for filling your inboxes with off-topic emails.

I have been sorting through my Indian photographs and uploading more collections to the photo-sharing site Flickr.

Please visit:

This album includes a ride on the amazing trams round Kolkata - they are a bit battered compared to those in Melbourne! There are also shots of the city, the street scenery, taxis, the Victoria Memorial Hall, the river and the famous bridge to Howrah. There is a 2'6" gauge Bagnall plinthed by the station - which I also got to see inside. The viewer is then taken around Howrah Railway Museum where a Darjeeling B Class is preserved.

I have also uploaded a collection showing my trip to the Taj Mahal; I travelled there on a very civilised broad gauge electric train that travelled at 100mph / 161kmh and included meals in the ticket price. After the sites in Agra and before I boarded the return train to Delhi I made a detour to photograph a plinthed 2'6" gauge steam locomotive (almost back on topic), and then had to run for the train!


Take a look if you are interested.

All being well, future albums will be more on-topic as later this year I'll be back in Melbourne and Tasmania.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman



-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] And back again... more narrow gauge photos from India

And there's more!

A further album takes the viewer round the 2'6" gauge diesel depot at Kalka - a very impressive site for the narrow gauge.

Take a look, but only if you're interested:


As the painted sign on an old wheel by the entrance to the shed said, "Man's greatest invention - keep it moving."

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:44
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] And back again... more narrow gauge photos from India

Dear all,

Apologies in advance for filling your inboxes with off-topic emails.

I have been going through my Indian photos again and have uploaded another collection to Flickr.

This album takes the viewer on the return journey from Shimla down to Kalka by diesel.


Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman




-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:45
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] STILL OFF-TOPIC more narrow gauge photos from India

G'day all,

Further to my earlier emails, I have been going through my Indian photographs again.

On the 25th February I was privileged to travel on the 2'6" gauge from Shimla to Kathleeghat behind a steam locomotive.

I have to say the KSR is far superior to the Darjeeling Railway - it has better civil engineering, better signalling, better permanent way, better diesels and when I was there better views!

As a fan of the narrow gauge I have been to various 2'6" sites such as the Sittingbourne and Kemsley and the Welshpool & Llanfair in the UK, and Puffing Billy in Australia; however, the KSR is a different beast and is truly amazing.


In addition to the railway I have also included several images of the town, shops, monkeys and the view.

Take a look, but only if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman





-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 7 Apr 2019 0:32
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] STILL OFF-TOPIC more narrow gauge photos from India

Dear all,

I have been going through my Indian railway photographs and have uploaded a couple more collections to Flickr.

This is my last trip on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:


And this is my first collection from the 2'6" gauge Kalka to Shimla railway:


Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman





-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:42
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] EVEN FURTHER OFF-TOPIC Broad and metre gauge railway photographs.

Dear all,

On the 23rd February I travelled from Delhi Cantt to Rewari in India behind a broad (5'6") gauge WP class 4-6-2.

At Rewari there is a steam locomotive depot where broad and metre gauge locomotives are stored.

I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr.


But only if you're interested - as this is rather off-topic!

Cheers,

Michael Chapman




-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 0:17
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Sorry, me again.

Here is another Darjeeling album.

This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.

On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA

Take a look if you are interested. 

Michael Chapman 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Sorry, me again.Here is another Darjeeling album.This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTATake a look if you are interested. Michael Chapman Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------
From: "Michael C. via Groups.Io" <chapmanmchapman=aol.com@groups.io>
Date: 23/03/2019 21:29 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:

This is kind of cool:

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:

Such as:

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:

I like these images:

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:

And this image is rather special:

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.


Re: STILL OFF TOPIC; even more narrow gauge photos from India

Michael C.
 

Dear all,

Apologies once again for filling your inboxes with off-topic emails.

I have been sorting through my Indian photographs and uploading more collections to the photo-sharing site Flickr.

Please visit:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157677967230387

This album includes a ride on the amazing trams round Kolkata - they are a bit battered compared to those in Melbourne! There are also shots of the city, the street scenery, taxis, the Victoria Memorial Hall, the river and the famous bridge to Howrah. There is a 2'6" gauge Bagnall plinthed by the station - which I also got to see inside. The viewer is then taken around Howrah Railway Museum where a Darjeeling B Class is preserved.

I have also uploaded a collection showing my trip to the Taj Mahal; I travelled there on a very civilised broad gauge electric train that travelled at 100mph / 161kmh and included meals in the ticket price. After the sites in Agra and before I boarded the return train to Delhi I made a detour to photograph a plinthed 2'6" gauge steam locomotive (almost back on topic), and then had to run for the train!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704808684262

Take a look if you are interested.

All being well, future albums will be more on-topic as later this year I'll be back in Melbourne and Tasmania.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman



-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] And back again... more narrow gauge photos from India

And there's more!

A further album takes the viewer round the 2'6" gauge diesel depot at Kalka - a very impressive site for the narrow gauge.

Take a look, but only if you're interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679942009348

As the painted sign on an old wheel by the entrance to the shed said, "Man's greatest invention - keep it moving."

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:44
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] And back again... more narrow gauge photos from India

Dear all,

Apologies in advance for filling your inboxes with off-topic emails.

I have been going through my Indian photos again and have uploaded another collection to Flickr.

This album takes the viewer on the return journey from Shimla down to Kalka by diesel.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679873725828

Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman




-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:45
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] STILL OFF-TOPIC more narrow gauge photos from India

G'day all,

Further to my earlier emails, I have been going through my Indian photographs again.

On the 25th February I was privileged to travel on the 2'6" gauge from Shimla to Kathleeghat behind a steam locomotive.

I have to say the KSR is far superior to the Darjeeling Railway - it has better civil engineering, better signalling, better permanent way, better diesels and when I was there better views!

As a fan of the narrow gauge I have been to various 2'6" sites such as the Sittingbourne and Kemsley and the Welshpool & Llanfair in the UK, and Puffing Billy in Australia; however, the KSR is a different beast and is truly amazing.

The link to the images is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157708034220474

In addition to the railway I have also included several images of the town, shops, monkeys and the view.

Take a look, but only if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman





-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 7 Apr 2019 0:32
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] STILL OFF-TOPIC more narrow gauge photos from India

Dear all,

I have been going through my Indian railway photographs and have uploaded a couple more collections to Flickr.

This is my last trip on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704345563582

And this is my first collection from the 2'6" gauge Kalka to Shimla railway:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704437914322

Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman





-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:42
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] EVEN FURTHER OFF-TOPIC Broad and metre gauge railway photographs.

Dear all,

On the 23rd February I travelled from Delhi Cantt to Rewari in India behind a broad (5'6") gauge WP class 4-6-2.

At Rewari there is a steam locomotive depot where broad and metre gauge locomotives are stored.

I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr.

Please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157677477799787

But only if you're interested - as this is rather off-topic!

Cheers,

Michael Chapman




-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 0:17
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Sorry, me again.

Here is another Darjeeling album.

This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.

On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA

Take a look if you are interested. 

Michael Chapman 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Sorry, me again.Here is another Darjeeling album.This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTATake a look if you are interested. Michael Chapman Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------
From: "Michael C. via Groups.Io" <chapmanmchapman@...>
Date: 23/03/2019 21:29 (GMT+00:00)
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707415778394

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707320327265

This is kind of cool:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40396721353/in/album-72157707320327265/

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704082565502

Such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40431178323/in/album-72157704082565502/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47396606851/in/album-72157704082565502/

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46481911875/in/album-72157704082565502/

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679440443748

I like these images:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/33546310658/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47422609931/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47430122811/in/album-72157679440443748/ - three trains!

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707743026914

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46726628354/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40483720523/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32507805737/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47449607451/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397263272/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32508439687/in/album-72157707743026914/

And this image is rather special:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397807492/in/album-72157707743026914/ - what better way to spend a morning?!

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.


Narrow Gauge photos from Wales OFF TOPIC

Michael C.
 

Dear all,

Over Easter I was at the two foot gauge Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in Porthmadog (https://www.facebook.com/WHHRly/).

Diesel and steam locomotives were being worked on as well as steam trains.

I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr.

Take a look if you are interested: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157706783461911

Cheers,

Michael Chapman


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] And back again... more narrow gauge photos from India

And there's more!

A further album takes the viewer round the 2'6" gauge diesel depot at Kalka - a very impressive site for the narrow gauge.

Take a look, but only if you're interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679942009348

As the painted sign on an old wheel by the entrance to the shed said, "Man's greatest invention - keep it moving."

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.



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From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:44
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] And back again... more narrow gauge photos from India

Dear all,

Apologies in advance for filling your inboxes with off-topic emails.

I have been going through my Indian photos again and have uploaded another collection to Flickr.

This album takes the viewer on the return journey from Shimla down to Kalka by diesel.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679873725828

Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman




-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
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Sent: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:45
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] STILL OFF-TOPIC more narrow gauge photos from India

G'day all,

Further to my earlier emails, I have been going through my Indian photographs again.

On the 25th February I was privileged to travel on the 2'6" gauge from Shimla to Kathleeghat behind a steam locomotive.

I have to say the KSR is far superior to the Darjeeling Railway - it has better civil engineering, better signalling, better permanent way, better diesels and when I was there better views!

As a fan of the narrow gauge I have been to various 2'6" sites such as the Sittingbourne and Kemsley and the Welshpool & Llanfair in the UK, and Puffing Billy in Australia; however, the KSR is a different beast and is truly amazing.

The link to the images is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157708034220474

In addition to the railway I have also included several images of the town, shops, monkeys and the view.

Take a look, but only if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman





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Sent: Sun, 7 Apr 2019 0:32
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] STILL OFF-TOPIC more narrow gauge photos from India

Dear all,

I have been going through my Indian railway photographs and have uploaded a couple more collections to Flickr.

This is my last trip on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704345563582

And this is my first collection from the 2'6" gauge Kalka to Shimla railway:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704437914322

Take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman





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From: Michael C. via Groups.Io <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:42
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] EVEN FURTHER OFF-TOPIC Broad and metre gauge railway photographs.

Dear all,

On the 23rd February I travelled from Delhi Cantt to Rewari in India behind a broad (5'6") gauge WP class 4-6-2.

At Rewari there is a steam locomotive depot where broad and metre gauge locomotives are stored.

I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr.

Please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157677477799787

But only if you're interested - as this is rather off-topic!

Cheers,

Michael Chapman




-----Original Message-----
From: chapmanmchapman <chapmanmchapman@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 0:17
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Sorry, me again.

Here is another Darjeeling album.

This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.

On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!

I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA

Take a look if you are interested. 

Michael Chapman 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
Sorry, me again.Here is another Darjeeling album.This one gives the viewer a quick look round the town of Darjeeling and a trip on the Joy Train to Batasia Loop and on to Ghum.On the way back the steam train I was on got stuck behind a diesel hauled train that had derailed in the throat at Darjeeling station!I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTATake a look if you are interested. Michael Chapman Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------
From: "Michael C. via Groups.Io" <chapmanmchapman@...>
Date: 23/03/2019 21:29 (GMT+00:00)
To: lrrsa@groups.io
Subject: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.

Dear All,

Last month I travelled on the 'Indian Magic' tour with Darjeeling Tours. Unfortunately the weather wasn't too kind in and around Darjeeling with lots of cloud and fog.

However; I have started to work through the thousands of images I captured and have uploaded some collections to Flickr.

On-shed at Siliguri Junction is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707415778394

New Jalpaiguri Junction to Tindharia is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707320327265

This is kind of cool:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40396721353/in/album-72157707320327265/

Tindharia Works including new B Class boilers is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157704082565502

Such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40431178323/in/album-72157704082565502/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47396606851/in/album-72157704082565502/

And they can service a B Class in 100 days!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46481911875/in/album-72157704082565502/

Tindharia to Ghum in the dark is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157679440443748

I like these images:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/33546310658/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47422609931/in/album-72157679440443748/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47430122811/in/album-72157679440443748/ - three trains!

And on-shed in Darjeeling is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/albums/72157707743026914

This album contains some black-and-white images for a change such as:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/46726628354/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/40483720523/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32507805737/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47449607451/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397263272/in/album-72157707743026914/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/32508439687/in/album-72157707743026914/

And this image is rather special:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55958391@N07/47397807492/in/album-72157707743026914/ - what better way to spend a morning?!

There is more to come... including two other narrow gauge railways...

Please take a look if you are interested.

Cheers,

Michael Chapman.


Re: Gairloch Mill

John Browning
 

Gairloch Mill is thought to have closed in about 1886.
John

Re: Gairloch Mill

PH
 

Yes thanks John, I originally got the lead from Trove, and ran into a blank wall of no information.

I assume that the Gairloch mill no longer exists?

 

Regards

Phil

 

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Subject: [LRRSA] Gairloch Mill

 

That’s correct. Appropriate searches in Trove will get you more material on this.

John

 

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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:32:18 PDT

Hello,

 

Have any of you chaps heard of Gairloch sugar mill?

Apparently there was an aerial ropeway supplied by Bleichert used to cross the river with cane before the bridge was built. It was erected across the Herbert River in 1883.

 

Regards

Philip Hammon

190 Cliff Drive

Katoomba 2780

+61247829139

 

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Gairloch Mill

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That’s correct. Appropriate searches in Trove will get you more material on this.

John

 

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Re: Sugar mill modelling
From: PH
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:32:18 PDT

Hello,

 

Have any of you chaps heard of Gairloch sugar mill?

Apparently there was an aerial ropeway supplied by Bleichert used to cross the river with cane before the bridge was built. It was erected across the Herbert River in 1883.

 

Regards

Philip Hammon

190 Cliff Drive

Katoomba 2780

+61247829139

 

Phantom falls stitched sat adj

 

 

 

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Re: Sugar mill modelling

PH
 

Hello,

 

Have any of you chaps heard of Gairloch sugar mill?

Apparently there was an aerial ropeway supplied by Bleichert used to cross the river with cane before the bridge was built. It was erected across the Herbert River in 1883.

 

Regards

Philip Hammon

190 Cliff Drive

Katoomba 2780

+61247829139

 

Phantom falls stitched sat adj

 

 

 

From: LRRSA@groups.io <LRRSA@groups.io> On Behalf Of A C Lynn Zelmer via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 22 April 2019 8:18 PM
To: LRRSA@groups.io
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sugar mill modelling

 

Hello Alan

 

Yes, CaneSIG is still very much still operating although I agree that many parts of the site haven't been recently updated... perhaps I should "upgrade" to a content management system that puts the current date at the bottom of each page displayed to suggest that the site is being constantly updated...

   :-)

 

There are certainly images of bulk sugar wagons and the like in the image collection, and there should be photos of both Moreton and Fairymead mills' molasses facilities, as well as QR molasses wagons in the Proserpine and Mackay areas. For example, I get 31 matches using molasses as a search term and 32 matches using bulk sugar as the search term.

 

I'm fairly sure that there are also photos of the various bulk sugar stores (warehouses) in Lautoka -- I took them but cannot find them in a quick search. Let me know direct if you are interested and I'll search further.

 

There are also a couple of mill maps, the easiest to find is Victoria Mill in one of the Cane Tram Notes. Use the Victoria Mill link at the bottom of https://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-01.html. Other are in some of my Narrow Gauge Down Under articles.

 

There are over 14,000 images in the image collection and I haven't been able to fix all the 404 File not found errors resulting from a change of ISPs a couple of years ago. The new Linux file server is very picky about an exact case match. If you get a 404 message try changing the case of the image filename (eg gs_4603.JPG to gs_4603.jpg, etc.).

 

Finally, my QldRailHeritage.com web site is being shut down but both CaneSIG and the Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention materials will continue as part of zelmeroz.com.

 

Best wishes, Lynn

 

On 21/4/19 5:29 am, AASewell via Groups.Io wrote:

I used to be signed up to Lyn Zelmer's Cane SIG  but was not sure if it was still active as have seen nothing for quite a while. It it still operating?

-- 
Lynn Zelmer
Box 1414 Main Post Office
Rockhampton, QLD 4700 AUSTRALIA

Re: Sugar mill modelling

AASewell@...
 

Hi Lynn

Thanks for this 

Glad the SIG is still operating. I will have to look more frequently. Seems as if there will be much information there I can use 

Will e-mail you about the Fiji bulk stores 

Best regards

Alan 


-----Original Message-----
From: A C Lynn Zelmer <lynn@...>
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:18
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Sugar mill modelling

Hello Alan

Yes, CaneSIG is still very much still operating although I agree that many parts of the site haven't been recently updated... perhaps I should "upgrade" to a content management system that puts the current date at the bottom of each page displayed to suggest that the site is being constantly updated...
   :-)

There are certainly images of bulk sugar wagons and the like in the image collection, and there should be photos of both Moreton and Fairymead mills' molasses facilities, as well as QR molasses wagons in the Proserpine and Mackay areas. For example, I get 31 matches using molasses as a search term and 32 matches using bulk sugar as the search term.

I'm fairly sure that there are also photos of the various bulk sugar stores (warehouses) in Lautoka -- I took them but cannot find them in a quick search. Let me know direct if you are interested and I'll search further.

There are also a couple of mill maps, the easiest to find is Victoria Mill in one of the Cane Tram Notes. Use the Victoria Mill link at the bottom of https://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-01.html. Other are in some of my Narrow Gauge Down Under articles.

There are over 14,000 images in the image collection and I haven't been able to fix all the 404 File not found errors resulting from a change of ISPs a couple of years ago. The new Linux file server is very picky about an exact case match. If you get a 404 message try changing the case of the image filename (eg gs_4603.JPG to gs_4603.jpg, etc.).

Finally, my QldRailHeritage.com web site is being shut down but both CaneSIG and the Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention materials will continue as part of zelmeroz.com.

Best wishes, Lynn

On 21/4/19 5:29 am, AASewell via Groups.Io wrote:
I used to be signed up to Lyn Zelmer's Cane SIG  but was not sure if it was still active as have seen nothing for quite a while. It it still operating?
-- 
Lynn Zelmer
Box 1414 Main Post Office
Rockhampton, QLD 4700 AUSTRALIA

Re: Sugar mill modelling

A C Lynn Zelmer
 

Hello Alan

Yes, CaneSIG is still very much still operating although I agree that many parts of the site haven't been recently updated... perhaps I should "upgrade" to a content management system that puts the current date at the bottom of each page displayed to suggest that the site is being constantly updated...
   :-)

There are certainly images of bulk sugar wagons and the like in the image collection, and there should be photos of both Moreton and Fairymead mills' molasses facilities, as well as QR molasses wagons in the Proserpine and Mackay areas. For example, I get 31 matches using molasses as a search term and 32 matches using bulk sugar as the search term.

I'm fairly sure that there are also photos of the various bulk sugar stores (warehouses) in Lautoka -- I took them but cannot find them in a quick search. Let me know direct if you are interested and I'll search further.

There are also a couple of mill maps, the easiest to find is Victoria Mill in one of the Cane Tram Notes. Use the Victoria Mill link at the bottom of https://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-01.html. Other are in some of my Narrow Gauge Down Under articles.

There are over 14,000 images in the image collection and I haven't been able to fix all the 404 File not found errors resulting from a change of ISPs a couple of years ago. The new Linux file server is very picky about an exact case match. If you get a 404 message try changing the case of the image filename (eg gs_4603.JPG to gs_4603.jpg, etc.).

Finally, my QldRailHeritage.com web site is being shut down but both CaneSIG and the Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention materials will continue as part of zelmeroz.com.

Best wishes, Lynn

On 21/4/19 5:29 am, AASewell via Groups.Io wrote:
I used to be signed up to Lyn Zelmer's Cane SIG  but was not sure if it was still active as have seen nothing for quite a while. It it still operating?
-- 
Lynn Zelmer
Box 1414 Main Post Office
Rockhampton, QLD 4700 AUSTRALIA