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Re: : Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

halfpilotstaff
 

Frank, mine would appear to still be out there somewhere.

Cheerz,

Alec


Re: : Munro & Lever Long Creek tramway map

Sam Laybutt
 

That's fantastic. 
That tramway is extremely isolated. Must have been quite an effort to get the product to market.


To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:56:07 -0700
Subject: [LRRSA] Re:: Munro & Lever Long Creek tramway map

 
Interesting aspect of the Munro & Lever Long Creek tramway map is the map is titled Mt Lindsay,spelt as such on the map. The name is on the base although the merge process gobbled up the name on the top, Another spelling in general use for the mountain is Mount Lindesay (extra e) with the main road also using this spelling on some maps. 

The Tweed Regional Museum at Murwillumbah sent me a 6MB PDF scan of the same map I merged at the library. The PDF scan they sent me is a higher resolution than the version they have on their public "ehive" download website. I have added their museum name in my usual blue text to acknowledge the museum's generosity to my personal request.   Mt Lindsay 1944 MUS1990.7.1.pdf


Re: : Cudgen sugar mill

Petan
 


Sorry but the Tweed Heads map I send the other day is actually November 1935 not 1931 as I had on its title. I spotted my error as it has the Boyds Bay Bridge which opened to traffic in 1934  instead of the earlier ferry so I rechecked the date. November 1935 is clearly written lower left corner on the map so my opps moment.


Cheers
Peter Cokley


Re: : Munro & Lever Long Creek tramway map

Petan
 

Interesting aspect of the Munro & Lever Long Creek tramway map is the map is titled Mt Lindsay,spelt as such on the map. The name is on the base although the merge process gobbled up the name on the top, Another spelling in general use for the mountain is Mount Lindesay (extra e) with the main road also using this spelling on some maps. 

The Tweed Regional Museum at Murwillumbah sent me a 6MB PDF scan of the same map I merged at the library. The PDF scan they sent me is a higher resolution than the version they have on their public "ehive" download website. I have added their museum name in my usual blue text to acknowledge the museum's generosity to my personal request.   Mt Lindsay 1944 MUS1990.7.1.pdf


Death of Norm Wadeson

Roderick Smith
 

This was reported today on facebook TrainsDownUnder.
I can't find anything online.

Norm is regarded as the saviour of the Climax (IIRC, he worked for FCV), and
was a speaker at the first recommissioning. I had the chance to speak with
him then. He was an RNV subscriber, and we exchanged information by
snailmail. In recent years he had been in a nursing home on Mornington
Peninsula. I had hoped to meet him again at the second Climax
recommissioning, but he was not there: apparently too feeble to make the
journey. All who came in contact with him remember a true gentleman.

The immediate memories are the republishing of his old movie film of narrow
gauge railways in Victoria, under the series title the 'Gaslight films of
Norm Wadeson'.
www.steammediaproductions.com.au/gaslight.html

I must now start hunting for photos of him at the recommissioning, and scan.

Roderick


Re: magazine

David Whiteford <david.whiteford@...>
 

But it made Perth yesterday!

Cheers

David

 

David Whiteford | Senior Archivist

State Records Office of Western Australia

Alexander Library Building , Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

t: 08 9427 3645 | f: 08 9427 3638 |w: www.sro.wa.gov.au

 

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 8:57 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] magazine

 

 

G’Day,

Still no LR magazine in Berri SA

cheers

Denis Wasley


magazine

denis.wasley
 

G’Day,
Still no LR magazine in Berri SA
cheers
Denis Wasley


Re: : Fw: Re:: Re: Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

Bruce Wood
 

The magazine has made it to my Sydney address as well!
 
Bruce Wood
 

Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:10 PM
Subject: Re:: Fw: Re:: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?
 
 

My copy arrived in Yass,NSW this morning


Re: : Fw: Re:: Re: Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

Alf Aiken
 

My copy arrived in Yass,NSW this morning


Re: : August Light Railways

Greg King
 

Mine in Sunbury too, thanks.

Greg


August Light Railways

Bill Russell
 

G'day All,

Light Railways arrived at Croydon North today. Hooray.

Bill Russell


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

Graeme Inglis
 

LR 244 also arrived safe & well in Glen Waverley today.

 

Graeme

 


From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...]
Sent: Monday, 10 August 2015 1:22 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: : Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

 

 

LR 244 arrived in Melton South this morning.....

 

Brian.

 

Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 10:12 AM

To: LRRSA@...

Subject: Re: Fw: Re:: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

 

 

On 10/08/2015 9:46 AM, 'Bruce McLean' mclean@... [LRRSA] wrote:

 

LR 244 arrived this morning.

 

Bruce

 

 

Hello Bruce,

Thanks very much for that good news. I was beginning to think the August issue had been permanently lost in the mail system.

Regards,

Frank


Sons of Gwalia 20" Gauge Railway

Chris Sundstrom
 

Can anyone point me in the direction of any drawings that may have been published of the wagons used on the Sons of Gwalia 20" gauge firewood tram? I have the drawings of the locomotive published in Light Railways. Any help for good books or periodical articles covering the railway would also be appreciated; I have the "Early Woodlines" book, but there is no mention of these lines.


The rolling stock appears to universally be based upon a common design with modifications to suit the role. There are some similarities to stock J. Fowler & Company designs, but I have no confirmation of the provenance of the cars. It is possible they were assembled in Australia from parts kits, or manufactured entirely in Australia.


If anyone has detail photographs of the surviving cars (beyond the images in the Rail Heritage WA archive) I would be interested to receive digital copies.


Thank you for your help!


Chris


Re: : RE: Re:: Cudgen sugar mill

Sam Laybutt
 

Awesome - more thanks Peter. These are very handy (as was the Mt Lindesay map). 

The deviation from South Murwillumbah to beyond Stokers Siding was started in the late 1930s but put on hold over WW2 (which would explain why it appears on the Murwillumbah 1942 map as an unsealed road). The deviation was opened to traffic in 1954 and fully sealed by the end of 1955. The bridge at the southern end (over Dunbible Creek) was built some years earlier but the railway overpass wasn't built until this time, if I remember correctly. 

The highway over the Burringbar Range itself (Stokers Siding to Burringbar) was rebuilt during the 1930s, substantially on a new alignment but close to the existing road. I have walked parts of the original road which are still intact. Once work on this section was completed (1938 iirc), work began on the Stokers Siding to South Murwillumbah deviation.


To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 20:31:49 -0700
Subject: Re:: RE: [LRRSA] Re:: Cudgen sugar mill

 

Murwillumbah 1942 (File size 11 MB) that I merged from A3 scans at Murwillumbah library Murwillumbah-1942-merged-web.jpg  
  

This should in theory be the adjoining map to the previously posted Mt Lindsay 1944 map. The map to the immediate north in theory is the Springbrook c1930 I posted here a couple of years ago (6MB) Springbrook c1930 JOL 696803-label-sml.jpg  
  

Thanks Sam for your kind words! Any definite clues when the highway went over the Burringbar range with the bridge over the rail in south Murwillumbah instead of the old highway route through Dunbible marked with a Pacific Highway level crossing just south of the Dunbible station on early rail documents?

Cheers
Peter Cokley

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] 
Sent: Monday, 10 August 2015 12:09 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Re:: Cudgen sugar mill

Thanks Peter - have been trying to track down a similar map to confirm that ferry location for a while!
Also just wanted to say great work on the research and I always appreciate your posts. 
 



Re: : RE: Re:: Cudgen sugar mill

Petan
 

Murwillumbah 1942 (File size 11 MB) that I merged from A3 scans at Murwillumbah library Murwillumbah-1942-merged-web.jpg

 

  

This should in theory be the adjoining map to the previously posted Mt Lindsay 1944 map. The map to the immediate north in theory is the Springbrook c1930 I posted here a couple of years ago (6MB) Springbrook c1930 JOL 696803-label-sml.jpg

 

  

Thanks Sam for your kind words! Any definite clues when the highway went over the Burringbar range with the bridge over the rail in south Murwillumbah instead of the old highway route through Dunbible marked with a Pacific Highway level crossing just south of the Dunbible station on early rail documents?

Cheers
Peter Cokley

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] 
Sent: Monday, 10 August 2015 12:09 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Re:: Cudgen sugar mill

Thanks Peter - have been trying to track down a similar map to confirm that ferry location for a while!
Also just wanted to say great work on the research and I always appreciate your posts. 
 


Re: : Re: Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

Brian Coleman
 

LR 244 arrived in Melton South this morning.....
 
Brian.
 

Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Re:: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?
 
 

On 10/08/2015 9:46 AM, 'Bruce McLean' mclean@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 
LR 244 arrived this morning.
 
Bruce
 
 
Hello Bruce,

Thanks very much for that good news. I was beginning to think the August issue had been permanently lost in the mail system.

Regards,

Frank


Re: : Cudgen sugar mill

Sam Laybutt
 

Thanks Peter - have been trying to track down a similar map to confirm that ferry location for a while!
Also just wanted to say great work on the research and I always appreciate your posts. 


To: LRRSA@...
From: LRRSA@...
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 18:49:32 -0700
Subject: [LRRSA] Re:: Cudgen sugar mill

 

Seems the tramway from the Tweed River wharf at what is now called Chinderah to the Cudgen Mill did not exactly follow the present road in its 1942 route but the tramway was more to the ocean side. The tramway was shown on the Tweed Heads 1931 map but not on the Norries Head 1942 map so I merged them. Cudgen Mill site is marked by the former mill chimney used as a trig point east of the school. The 1942 road is now present day Crescent St through the Cudgen village area and the replacement 1980s built main road goes through the general mill site.  Both maps courtesy Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 

No tramways eg Fraser and Joubert, marked north of the river although the jetties are marked in interesting places. Also reveals the Chinderah Pacific Highway cross river ferry was not near Barneys Point thus not near the present bridge. The northern side is marked by Old Ferry Rd. 

 
Tweed Heads 1931 map Tweed-Heads-1931-merged.jpg  
Barry, thanks for the Crabbes Creek map!!
   

Cheers 
Peter Cokley



Re: : Cudgen sugar mill

Petan
 

Seems the tramway from the Tweed River wharf at what is now called Chinderah to the Cudgen Mill did not exactly follow the present road in its 1942 route but the tramway was more to the ocean side. The tramway was shown on the Tweed Heads 1931 map but not on the Norries Head 1942 map so I merged them. Cudgen Mill site is marked by the former mill chimney used as a trig point east of the school. The 1942 road is now present day Crescent St through the Cudgen village area and the replacement 1980s built main road goes through the general mill site.  Both maps courtesy Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 

No tramways eg Fraser and Joubert, marked north of the river although the jetties are marked in interesting places. Also reveals the Chinderah Pacific Highway cross river ferry was not near Barneys Point thus not near the present bridge. The northern side is marked by Old Ferry Rd. 

 
Tweed Heads 1931 map Tweed-Heads-1931-merged.jpg

 

Barry, thanks for the Crabbes Creek map!!
   

Cheers 
Peter Cokley


Re: Fw: Re:: Re: Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

Frank Stamford
 

On 10/08/2015 9:46 AM, 'Bruce McLean' mclean@... [LRRSA] wrote:
 

LR 244 arrived this morning.
 
Bruce
 

Hello Bruce,

Thanks very much for that good news. I was beginning to think the August issue had been permanently lost in the mail system.

Regards,

Frank


Fw: Re:: Re: Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?

Bruce McLean
 

LR 244 arrived this morning.
 
Bruce
 

Sent: Friday, August 7, 2015 4:15 PM
Subject: Re:: Re: [LRRSA] Light Railways No.244 August 2015 issue delayed in mail ?
 
 

No show in Kangaroo Flat either.
Bruce

1961 - 1980 of 10235