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Posted by: Maxn99 - 13-May-2016, 03:55 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (1)

How long have the 7 derailed coal wagons been along the western line near the Pirrinuan - Apunyal Road and what caused the derailment? Confused

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  Bananacoast Railway Book
Posted by: Ghostryder - 13-Apr-2016, 11:38 AM - Forum: New South Wales & ACT - Replies (4)

On the 11th of December 2015 Bananacoast Railway Rails of the Coffs Coast was launched at the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. The Book was written to help mark a Century of rail action in the Coffs Harbour Area and to mark a century of service of the Raleigh to Coffs Harbour section of the NSW North Coast Line. The book has a variety of historic images in both colour and black and white.

The book is available from Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour through Bellinger Valley HIstorical Society Waterfall Way Bellingen from 3e Innovative design and print Building A 172 Evans road Salisbury Qld and Barnes Hobbies New Lambton.

A full list of locations the book can be bought from will appear soon.

Cost of the book is 39.95 with proceeds from the sale being shared between Bellinger Valley Historical Society and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

Any questions and querries please PM me.
Book Covers
Happy Buyer of Bananacoast Railway

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  c1930 road descriptions QLD NSW VIC
Posted by: Petan - 12-Apr-2016, 03:24 PM - Forum: Railway Archaeology - Replies (3)

(c1930) The Daily Mail motor road guide: maps and speedometer charts / prepared by the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland. Downloadable from State Library QLD (SLQ) as a 344 MB file size PDF so quite large. 
Did include Blackall, Barcaldine, Aramac, Tambo, Winton, Cunnamulla, St George, Boulia, Duchess, Mt. Isa and Cloncurry, Hughenden to Greenvale to Mt. Garnet to Cairns. Also a very good coverage of NSW interstate routes west to Bathurst and Mudgee and through to Melbourne via the Hume and Princes routes including Canberra Cooma to Bega.
No Grey St bridge in Brisbane so before March 30, 1932. Has the 1928 opened road south from Helensvale to Southport through Labrador and the 1925 opened Jubilee Bridge over the Nerang River between Southport and Main Beach. Has Spicers Gap road before Cunninghams Gap. 
Usual SLQ method by opening and let the PDF load then downloading by using the “print as PDF” or similar function. Others might have a different method as problems downloading these SLQ PDFs have caused much discussion here before.

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  Hunter Valley Steamfest 2016
Posted by: Lsrailfan - 11-Apr-2016, 12:26 PM - Forum: New South Wales & ACT - No Replies

Hi all, on Saturday 9th April, I went up to Maitland for the Steamfest, here are a small selection of photos I have, didn't take as many as I wanted this time round
Steam Loco 3642 arrives into Maitland's number three Platform, this will form a shuttle to Newcastle
Diesel Loco 4001 is providing assistance on the train
Patterson Railmotors 621/721 come into Maitland, with a round trip from Saxonvale Junction, which is on a Coal Branch, not far from Singleton
More Patterson Railmotors in the form of CPH7 and 1, stand at Maitland's number 2 Platform, awaiting to form another shuttle to Patterson
Steamer 3016 from Canberra, comes into Port Waratah, with an afternoon shuttle trip
And to top it all off, 3642 sits at the Dead End siding at Maitland, taking on Water, after a busy day of action

Kind Regards

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  UK rail scene.
Posted by: UK185driver - 10-Apr-2016, 03:34 AM - Forum: International Railways - No Replies

Northern England rail operator Northern Rail have recently introduced loco-hauled workings along the Cumbrian Coast from Carlisle to Barrow and Preston.  They hire the locomotives and coaches from Direct Rail Services (DRS). DRS are known for being run by enthusiasts, and have recently been repainting some of their Class 37 locomotives into heritage British Rail large logo livery.

At Carlisle today, during my break, I captured two of these locos.  There was a loco change between 37401 and 37402.  Sun was wrong, but it's always worth a capture as these locos won't be around for ever.



I then drove Electric Multiple Unit 350405 from Carlisle to Manchester Airport


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  Cobb & Co
Posted by: Petan - 27-Feb-2016, 11:58 AM - Forum: Railway Archaeology - No Replies

State Library of QLD (SLQ) has a blog on Cobb & Co's catalogue of high class vehicles.  http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2016/02/...-vehicles/

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  Meandarra Line Resleepering
Posted by: Graham4405 - 23-Feb-2016, 10:53 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (17)

There are currently 16 track machines in Dalby yard. These have been brought here for a major resleepering job on the full length of the Meandarra line (Dalby - Meandarra). Initially the crew will be based in Dalby, but after they have crossed the Condamine River they will be based in Chinchilla and travel to the site(s) from there. Hopefully this is good news for the continuation of grain traffic out that way.

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  John Kerr's notes online
Posted by: Petan - 18-Feb-2016, 02:25 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (6)

Following is quote from State Library QLD (SLQ) Facebook. When you open the SLQ link you will see the online option, which, when clicked, shows the download  URL for each PDF.
 Queensland railway enthusiasts will be excited to discover that SLQ has digitised an 8 volume set called "Notes on Queensland railways" which was compiled by respected historian John Douglas Kerr between 1966 and 1972. Kerr's notes were compiled from a multitude of resources including newspapers, periodicals, annual reports, parliamentary papers and railway timetables. These eight volumes can be viewed in their entirety through our OneSearch catalogue -http://buzz.mw/baxbz_n 


EDIT; some very large files so download when you have the economy price rate

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  Wanted Flanged wheels for restoration
Posted by: Mikewoof - 15-Feb-2016, 08:52 PM - Forum: New South Wales & ACT - No Replies

Hi Folks,

I am helping on a project in the port Macquarie area. We have a short length of track from an old saw mill and want to put together a log carrying cart. We need 4 wheels preferably with axles. Size is not so important. Smaller is perhaps better. My email is mike@timberwoof.com.au and phone 0488999707 any assistance would be appreciated.

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  QR new generation rolling stock
Posted by: CNsylvester - 11-Feb-2016, 06:01 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (7)

if you missed your personal invitation, here is the brochure. 

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