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Re: Tony Weston

John Shoebridge
 

Good Day Jim: I was going to suggest Tony Weston ..he knows much more than I re mining loco locations. Further to my last .I now  recall and incident at Chain Valley where a battery loco ran thru the end of the workshop injuring an employee. Cheers John

 


From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of jimlongworth1952@...
Sent: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 9:21 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Tony Weston

 

 

Hi

 

If Tony Weston is in this group would u please contact me off line?

 

Jim Longworth


Re: Mystery to identify (Jeff Daly)

Roderick Smith
 


Was the loco sold as part of Jeff's deceased estate, or was he simply downsizing?  I am confusing it with one at Albury.  I did publish an item at the time, with I can't recall the date, and I'm not going to do an issue by issue search if others have the knowledge top of head.

 

Roderick B Smith

Rail News Victoria Editor

 


Tony Weston

jimlongworth1952
 

Hi


If Tony Weston is in this group would u please contact me off line?


Jim Longworth


Re: Reo (electric?) logging trucks, 1930s

rthorne475
 

Dear John,

I seem to have missed (and lost) Roderick's email, but this reference is intriguing, as  J  A Lawton & Sons Ltd were coach and motor body builders and I had no idea that they also produced battery electric locos.  A search on the internet reveals that the company went public in 1948/49.

It built the MTT Adelaide's last traditional tram, H 351, in 1952.  This was to have been the first of 40 such cars, but the MTT was reconstituted and decided to scrap its trams, so the order for the following 39 trams was cancelled.  The large fleet of AEC and Leyland 3-door buses purchased in the late 1950s to replace the remaining trams were bodied by Lawton.  Although the firm had premises on North Terrace (a photo shows it lettered 'J A Lawton & Sons Ltd Coach & Motor Body Builders' with an additional sign 'Lawton Fork Lift Trucks'), it apparently also had premises at Port Adelaide.  Given the location of the North Terrace site, this is not surprising.

Cheers,

Richard


From: John Browning
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Monday, 21 April 2014, 10:48
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Reo (electric?) logging trucks, 1930s

 
Dear Roderick
 
Perhaps members of the forum may know something about JA Lawton and Sons Limited, North Terrace West, Adelaide.
 
I assume that they were manufacturers of electric commercial vehicles but they seem to have manufactured at least two 3ft gauge battery locomotives for the State Electricity Commission of Victoria’s, Kiewa Scheme. They were surplus to requirements by 1954.
 
Any information about this company and its products would be welcome.
 
John
 
John Browning
Brisbane
Australia
 



Re: Reo (electric?) logging trucks, 1930s

John Browning
 

Dear Roderick

 

Perhaps members of the forum may know something about JA Lawton and Sons Limited, North Terrace West, Adelaide.

 

I assume that they were manufacturers of electric commercial vehicles but they seem to have manufactured at least two 3ft gauge battery locomotives for the State Electricity Commission of Victoria’s, Kiewa Scheme. They were surplus to requirements by 1954.

 

Any information about this company and its products would be welcome.

 

John

 

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia

 


Reo (electric?) logging trucks, 1930s

Roderick Smith
 

It would be hard for LRRSA researchers not to have come across relevant
material (text and/or photos).
See: <www.hcvc.com.au/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1397988546>.
I am forum member, and can onforward anything which others post here, which
may be a page reference to an LR publication, or may be hithertoo
unpublished material, bypassed because of lack of relevance.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor


Re: South Channel Fort tramway

Phil Rickard
 

Thanks for the info and photos of South Channel Fort, John.
Port Phillip has few islands yet three of those did have tramways - the man-made South Channel Fort; the well-known Swan Island system used originally by the Victorian Military Forces sub-mariners and navy then the RAE, RAA and the RAN; and the little-known guano tramline on Eastern Island (in the Mud Islands group [which are sandy, not muddy!]), about half-way between South Channel Fort and Swan Island.  The guano-extracting dated from c1860 to c1900 and initial company involved always referred to the islands as "Flat Islands" - one presumes "Flat Island Guano" sounded a lot more marketable than the alternative!  Almost certainly, Pope's Eye, another man-made and incompleted fort just inside The Rip, would have had a tram, similar to South Channel Fort, if it had been completed. Can readers add any others to this list?

Phil Rickard


Re: South Channel Fort tramway

John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
 

Hello all,
A brief follow-up to my earlier posting - the 'tramway' I mentioned at South Channel Fort could perhaps be described instead as a 'trolley'?
For those interested, the PDF Parknotes on the Parksvic website (http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/315564/Park-note-Point-Nepean-NP-South-Channel-Fort.pdf) show the tracks along the north side of the island.

Regards,
John
--
John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/john-cleverdon/a/a81/2b


Advert of the week 6

John Browning
 

The Argus (Melbourne), 10 January 1917, p.1 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1589999

 

WANTED, LOCOMOTIVE, 2ft or 3ft. gauge. Full particulars to Locomotive, Argus.      

 

 

John Browning

Brisbane

Australia

 


Re: Advert of the week 5

jimlongworth1952
 

Hi all

The steam tram motor at Nobby's was number 72.


Jim Longworth


Re: EZ works tramway, Hobart

Anthony Coen <ajcoen@...>
 

Many thanks, Richard and Neville. The gauge was 2’00”.

 

There is probably a need to do much research on the tramway system and the engines involved.

 

Cheers,

 

            Tony Coen.

 


From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of neville conder
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:50 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] EZ works tramway, Hobart

 

 

I think a photo of this locomotive showed up before. I think it was identified as a  Purcell locomotive.

 

Neville conder

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Anthony Coen

To: LRRSA@...

Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:50 PM

Subject: RE: [LRRSA] EZ works tramway, Hobart

 

 

Very interesting, James. The EZ Works tramway was quite extensive, ran on three main levels, all of which was connected together by an haulage line from the wharf. This is the first time that I have seen or heard of a locomotive being used. In contrast, there is a number of photos. around of horses in action. Somebody must have some information on the locomotive(s).

Cheers,

            Tony Coen.


From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of James McCulloch
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:22 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] EZ works tramway, Hobart

 

Go to 13 min 35 sec to see the Zinc works locomotive in action. Any more info on this system about??

James


Re: Mystery to identify

Stuart Thyer
 

Frank

I've passed your details on to Mark
Regards
Stuart Thyer


Myster Locomotive

Bill Russell
 

G'day all

Following Scott's article on the "Mystery locomotive" in the last Light Railways Roger
Persson sent me two copies of "Narrow Gauge Down Under" with articles about the
locomotive.

- Summer/Autumn 2001 issue #11 and July 2007 #26. Both had photographs of the
mystery locomotive.

#11 had a photo in "Unusual locomotives of the Tasmanian forests - part 3" by Mark
and Angela Fry.

#26 had more photos in "Between the Lines with Mark Fry - Tractors in the Bush -
Part 1" This issue also has an article on building a Harman locomotive.

Those with access to the particular copies may wish to read further.

Thanks to Roger (who doesn't have email).

Regards

Bill Russell


Re: Mystery to identify

Frank Savery
 

Hello all,
The the current LRs Field Reports section, Mark Swaby has presented some fascinating information on the Tramways of King Island, Tasmania.
He mentioned that " I have the logistics on hand for accessing the island (light plane only),contacts on the island, accomodation, car hire, etc. If anyone is interested.
I'm VERY interested.
Would it be possible for me to be put in touch with Mark, please ?
My e-mail address is :
franksaveryATbigpond.com.
Thank You.

Cheers,
Frank Savery,
Owner, Operator, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer,
King Island Tramway, Tasmania

Growing old is compulsory . . . growing up is optional



Re: Mystery to identify

Roderick Smith
 

I don't know the road, only what appears in the HCVC thread.

Roderick B Smith

Rail News Victoria Editor


Re: Mystery to identify

Brian <rallim56@...>
 

What is the name of the road where it is located Roderick?
 
Brian
Qld. Aust.
 

Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:10 PM
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Mystery to identify
 


Thanks all, and memory wasn't total disaster: I thought that I had seen it a few years back as a deceased estate.

Roderick

B Smith

Rail News Victoria Editor


 

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Re: Mystery to identify

Roderick Smith
 

Thanks all, and memory wasn't total disaster: I thought that I had seen it a few years back as a deceased estate.

 

Roderick B Smith

Rail News Victoria Editor


 


Re: Mystery to identify

John Browning
 

Peckett 1059 of 1905 ex Mt Morgan and Mt Isa, 3ft 6in gauge - now near Boonah in SEQ.
I saw it here in 2009. It looks like nothing has changed since then.
It came from the Jeff Daly estate in Melbourne.

John


Re: Mystery to identify

Mark Trainbrain
 

Hi Roderick,
Peckett 1069 Mt Morgan Mines number 4, then Mt Isa Mines number 1.
http://www.australiansteam.com/peckett1069.htm
Cheers,
Mark

On 15/04/2014 10:16 AM, Roderick Smith wrote:
See: <www.hcvc.com.au/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1397513638>, and my comments there.
I sure that other members can answer top of head, whereas I would have to
hunt.
Maker? Source? Current location?

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor




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Re: EZ works tramway, Hobart

neville conder
 

I think a photo of this locomotive showed up before. I think it was identified as a  Purcell locomotive.
 
Neville conder
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:50 PM
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] EZ works tramway, Hobart

 

Very interesting, James. The EZ Works tramway was quite extensive, ran on three main levels, all of which was connected together by an haulage line from the wharf. This is the first time that I have seen or heard of a locomotive being used. In contrast, there is a number of photos. around of horses in action. Somebody must have some information on the locomotive(s).

Cheers,

            Tony Coen.


From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of James McCulloch
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:22 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] EZ works tramway, Hobart

 

Go to 13 min 35 sec to see the Zinc works locomotive in action. Any more info on this system about??

James

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