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Re: : Tweed Tramway RSJ bridge

Peter Evans
 

Hi Peter,


Could you please send a hi-res image of the Tweed tramway bridge to fieldreports@...?


Cheers,

PeterE.


Re: : OFF TOPIC; News from the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Terry
 

How good to read such a positive report about volunteers on a heritage railway. Sadly the heritage railway to which I belong in Australia is very much in the doldrums with serious bush fire damage and a couple of wash-aways  of track. Services have been suspended and the volunteer work force is, by necessity, mostly idle and dispirited while waiting slow responses from insurers.
Good luck with your work.
I hope to visit you and ride your trains in August or September.
Terry Boardman 


OFF TOPIC; News from the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Michael C.
 

Dear all,
 
Last weekend was the start of Volunteer's week at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in Porthmadog, North Wales.
 
At this time of year you could be forgiven for thinking the railway is in hibernation; our shop is closed and no trains are running. So from the outside it looks like we have shut-up-shop; however, you could not be more wrong.
 

Behind the scenes, people were working on the 2016 leaflet, getting it printed and distributed, placing adverts here-there-and-everywhere and working with North Wales businesses to raise awareness of what we are about and what we have planned for 2016.

 

Gelert’s Farm was a hive of activity; in the big shed a dedicated team of young volunteers were cleaning Russell and Gertrude for their boiler inspections; Russell has had a different Westinghouse air pump fitted; Emma’s bonnet was off and the engine was in pieces having a minor oil leak attended to, the replica NWNGR covered wagon was stripped and ready to be re-painted, carriage 42 was waiting to have some rotten wood replaced, Gelert’s bottom end was being looked at and measured – there’s a new boiler going soon…

 

People were working on the World War One diorama in the museum; there will be a flat screen television inside a replica period building and the WW1 internal combustion locomotives are to be posed outside.

 

A plan had been prepared to deal with a leak in the roof of the Ashbury carriage, and the PW gang were working on the track by the coal dock.

 

Your humble scribe had a bit of a eureka moment on Sunday; it was the realisation that railways are not just track, carriages and locomotives, they are PEOPLE; those individuals who work behind the scenes to make sure everything works okay, the volunteers who meet and great, run the trains and work tirelessly to make sure everything works on a day-to-day basis.

 

On the Sunday I photographed the permanent way gang working on the track; they were spot re-sleepering and shovel-packing by the coal dock. In my mind what made this event so special was there were three regulars and four much younger volunteers. The older volunteers were explaining how to shovel pack and where trains exert the most force on the track. You could see the youngsters soaking up the information and learning whilst they worked. The teamwork was really brilliant to see!

 

Away from the railway in the ‘real’ world I am a Job Coach with Job Centre Plus (Centre Link as you would say); one of the things I regularly have to do is build CVs for job seekers. This set me thinking… imagine you an employer and in front of you there are two applicants. ‘So what did you do during the half-term holidays?’ The first says I watched TV. The second says I worked as part of a small team doing voluntary work for a charity – I learned new skills and gained practical experience working in engineering, track-laying, woodwork and painting. Who would you employ?

 

Seeing all these people working together to make the railway a success was quite inspirational – there was a real sense of togetherness and camaraderie. This was reinforced by everyone eating together in the mess room and then having a well-earned drink.

 

Volunteer’s week couldn't have happened without everyone working together but the person who managed to organise everyone, assign tasks, motivate the team AND do the cooking was our volunteer co-ordinator. So hats off to him!

 

A selection of photos can be seen here.

 
 
Take a look if you're interested.
 
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


Trove

Petan
 

Trove will be off from 22 FEB to 25 February 2016 then Trove 7 will be launched.


Cheers

Peter Cokley

Trove 7 is coming!!



Re: : RE: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

Chris Stratton
 

And it finally arrived in Wollongong yesterday (Monday).

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:28 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : RE: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 




LR 247 delivered here, in the UK, today…and dry, too, in spite of gales and lashing rain!

 

Richard Horne

 


From: "dickwho1@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...>
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:57
Subject: Re: : RE: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

 

My copy arrived in Broken Hill this AM (Friday).

 

Which really is amazing as we get mail posted a week ago in Sydney, today.

 

Dick

 



On 5 Feb 2016, at 20:55, ta1712@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

Nor arrived in downtown Dapto as yet.

 





Re: : RE: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

rthorne475
 

LR 247 delivered here, in the UK, today…and dry, too, in spite of gales and lashing rain!

Richard Horne



From: "dickwho1@... [LRRSA]"
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:57
Subject: Re: : RE: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 
My copy arrived in Broken Hill this AM (Friday).

Which really is amazing as we get mail posted a week ago in Sydney, today.

Dick



On 5 Feb 2016, at 20:55, ta1712@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 
Nor arrived in downtown Dapto as yet.



Re: Yarloop Steam Heritage Museum 2009 photos

John Dennis
 

I have been to Yarloop (the town), as recently as September 2015, but were a bit short of time so didn't stop. We plan to visit Perth and the South-West again shortly, and decided we would do Yarloop workshops then.  Silly decision in retrospect...

John

On 7 February 2016 at 16:44, Geoff Potter potgeoff@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:
 

Bill,
I had never seen Yarloop, and now greatly regret my not having gotten there. Your photographs are a great record, thanks,
Geoff Potter


On Sunday, 7 February 2016, 11:34, "Bill Daniels trailerail@... [LRRSA]" <LRRSA@...> wrote:


 
Howdy,
I posted 24 photos to this site yesterday - hope they are of interest, given the enormous loss due to the recent bushfire.
I have a number more from the pattern shop, and of saw milling equipment.
Regards,
Bill




Re: Photograph sought

A C Lynn Zelmer
 

"Australia Wide" on ABC's 24 hour TV news network had an item (first item) last evening on the Yarloop fire, complete with some vision of the destroyed workshops:
     http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/australia-wide/

Lynn

On 2/02/16 7:11 PM, chapmanmchapman@... [LRRSA] wrote:
Dear all,
 
In the UK there is a magazine called Narrow Gauge World.
 
 
The editor has asked if anyone has a photograph of the destroyed workshops following the tragic fire in Yarloop.
 
Can anyone assist?
 ...


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


Re: Yarloop Steam Heritage Museum 2009 photos

Geoff Potter <potgeoff@...>
 

Bill,
I had never seen Yarloop, and now greatly regret my not having gotten there. Your photographs are a great record, thanks,
Geoff Potter


On Sunday, 7 February 2016, 11:34, "Bill Daniels trailerail@... [LRRSA]" wrote:


 
Howdy,
I posted 24 photos to this site yesterday - hope they are of interest, given the enormous loss due to the recent bushfire.
I have a number more from the pattern shop, and of saw milling equipment.
Regards,
Bill



Yarloop Steam Heritage Museum 2009 photos

Bill
 

Howdy,
I posted 24 photos to this site yesterday - hope they are of interest, given the enormous loss due to the recent bushfire.
I have a number more from the pattern shop, and of saw milling equipment.
Regards,
Bill


WA and SA and other narrow gauge photos weblink

potgeoff@...
 

Someone on the UK NGRM online website posted a very interesting link which contains some 1960s and 70s WA and South Australian Narrow Gauge. There is also some nice British and overseas NG as well

Enjoy

Australian Photos

regards

Geoff Potter




Re: : RE: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

dickwho1
 

My copy arrived in Broken Hill this AM (Friday).

Which really is amazing as we get mail posted a week ago in Sydney, today.

Dick



On 5 Feb 2016, at 20:55, ta1712@... [LRRSA] <LRRSA@...> wrote:

 

Nor arrived in downtown Dapto as yet.


Re: : RE: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

halfpilotstaff
 

Nor arrived in downtown Dapto as yet.


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

Chris Stratton
 

Still not arrived in Wollongong.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Friday, 5 February 2016 12:00 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 




My copy arrived in metropolitan Sydney today.

 

I guess Australia Post is not that much slower than a migratory whale swimming the journey?

 

Cheers

Bruce

 

 

 

Sent: 5 February, 2016 10:55 AM

Subject: RE: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

 

Might as well report that copy arrived in Perth Thursday too.

David Whiteford

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 7:05 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

Mine arrived In Brisbane today(Thursady)





Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

Bruce Wood
 

My copy arrived in metropolitan Sydney today.
 
I guess Australia Post is not that much slower than a migratory whale swimming the journey?
 
Cheers
Bruce
 
 
 

Sent: 5 February, 2016 10:55 AM
Subject: RE: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted
 
 

Might as well report that copy arrived in Perth Thursday too.

David Whiteford

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 7:05 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

Mine arrived In Brisbane today(Thursady)


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

denis.wasley
 

Nothing yet in Berri SA yet.
 

Sent: Friday, February 5, 2016 10:25 AM
Subject: RE: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted
 
 

Might as well report that copy arrived in Perth Thursday too.

David Whiteford

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 7:05 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

Mine arrived In Brisbane today(Thursady)


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

David Whiteford <david.whiteford@...>
 

Might as well report that copy arrived in Perth Thursday too.

 

David Whiteford

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 7:05 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

 

Mine arrived In Brisbane today(Thursady)


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

Mark Linnett
 

Mine arrived In Brisbane today(Thursady)


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

Hunslet
 

Sydney is a little further away from the posting point of Melbourne!

Hunslet

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 3:30 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 

 

On 4/02/2016 14:14, 'Hunslet' hunslet@... [LRRSA] wrote:

Arrived Junee post box also, this morning, Thursday.   Not folded!!!!

 


but not yet received on the outskirts of Sydney.


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.247 posted

Chris Stratton
 

And not received in Wollongong either.

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Thursday, 4 February 2016 3:30 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.247 posted

 




On 4/02/2016 14:14, 'Hunslet' hunslet@... [LRRSA] wrote:

Arrived Junee post box also, this morning, Thursday.   Not folded!!!!

 


but not yet received on the outskirts of Sydney.





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