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  Original Ghan sign
Posted by: Clematis - 04-Sep-2015, 09:31 PM - Forum: Railway Archaeology - Replies (2)

A friend found the attached sign at the bottom of a pile of junk on a property in Central Australia. I assume it was from the original ghan line because of the proximity of the property to the old right of way. Does anyone have any idea what the meaning of the sign is?

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  Reliving the past
Posted by: EMBaldwin - 25-Aug-2015, 04:35 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (2)

Found some old train lists of days gone by....
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  North Coast Steam
Posted by: Ghostryder - 24-Aug-2015, 01:10 PM - Forum: New South Wales & ACT - Replies (4)

The first NSWGR 59 class to grace the north coast in nearly 20 years in running shuttles at Wauchope and Coffs Harbour, the following shots are taken between Kendall and Telegraph Point. Between Taree and Kempsey.




other shots can be found here


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  The Way We Were.
Posted by: Coyote - 14-Aug-2015, 07:24 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (1)

Found in the Toowoomba newspaper.

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  McPherson Range rail
Posted by: Petan - 08-Aug-2015, 05:36 PM - Forum: Railway Archaeology - No Replies

Topographical map; Mt Lindsay 1 inch to mile 1944 courtesy Richmond Tweed Regional Library. It is merged from A3 scans I did in Murwillumbah Library. File size 11.7 MB https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppG...RuNXc/view

Has the Standard Gauge line through the Border Ranges to The Risk. If you look 5 grids west of the border railway spiral you will find the Munro & Lever Pty Ltd Long Creek tramway marked with “wooden rails”. This is in the Roseberry State Forest north of Kyogle NSW

Two articles on the Long Creek Tramway;
Singleton, CC. Munro & Lever... Long Creek Timber Company. ARHS Bulletin No. 103, May 1946.
Rutley, G. Levers Tramway Long Creek, NSW. LRRSA Light Railways No. 63, January 1979.

Web material;
APPENDICES Appendix 1. World Heritage CERRA values http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resour...ndices.pdf

‘Large quantities of marketable pine...’ a history of Upper Richmond River valley forests, New South Wales by Jane Lennon http://www.foresthistory.org.au/Lennon%20Paper.pdf

APPENDIX 1: Short Account By John Corkill Of The Campaign To Protect Chaelundi State Forest http://daff.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocumen...ndices.pdf

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Posted by: Maxn99 - 17-Jul-2015, 01:32 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (59)

A bit more history will soon take its demise with the replacement of the Oakey rail bridge by the end of the year. It was built by John Garget in 1881 but that won't mean anything in the march of progress. The 1870 ashpits didn't.
A couple days ago, the safety barriers were erected around the bridge & the work camp has been set up in readiness.
Far too cold today to go to see what is going on down there.

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  April Issue Railway Digest
Posted by: Mick - 14-Jul-2015, 10:58 AM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (2)

Does anyone have a copy of the April Issue of Railway Digest magazine. Of particular interest is a small article on page 18. Therefore part two of this query is: Is it possible that page 18 of April railway digest be scanned, emailed, DM'd or posted here?


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  Aurizon Yard Stuart Development
Posted by: fatty - 04-Jul-2015, 07:52 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (7)

The development notification period for the development of the Stuart freight yard has started with signage going up around the site. Lots of reading about it for those interested here:


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  Derailment - Townsville Jetty
Posted by: sauce - 22-Jun-2015, 10:51 PM - Forum: Queensland - Replies (1)

Cleaning out hard drives and came across these and thought might as well throw them up.

Few pics of loaded zinc train that split the points down at the Jetty, from memory, this was about three years ago. Glencore tippler and shed in background. Unfortunately didnt get any pics of the recovery that went well into the night.

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  Hunter trip June 2015
Posted by: Ghostryder - 22-Jun-2015, 12:59 PM - Forum: New South Wales & ACT - No Replies

Been in the Hunter for a few days now and for a few more here are a few shots so far






X48 Morandoo https://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pi...134668740/

x50 Morandoo https://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pi...134668740/

everything else can be found here https://www.flickr.com/photos/sashmos_pi...4134668740

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