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    Thread: Windmill blades through Nth QLD
Post: Windmill blades through Nth QLD

Perhaps for those who enjoy transport challenges; Windmill blades through Nth QLD http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/gi...nd/9036044  You might appreciate this. https://vimeo.com/236974684
Petan General 0 9,422 11-Oct-2017, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
Post: RE: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Twe...

The station yard plans for most stations Ernest Junction to Tweed Heads. Cheers Peter Cokley https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0...WptczRvRHM Track profiles including track gang area for all lin...
Petan Railway Archaeology 138 91,394 01-Aug-2017, 05:17 PM
    Thread: Timetables from the past
Post: RE: Timetables from the past

Adelaide Cairns return from NSW 20th November 1960 public timetable. I organised this for a Facebook post and it might be of interest to others as well. The date is of interest as it was the introduc...
Petan Railway Archaeology 20 17,579 18-Apr-2017, 08:17 AM
    Thread: Day in the life QR fireman 1956 ......
Post: RE: Day in the life QR fireman 1956 ......

Extract from a blog by Mr. George McHugh on the Wamuran Community page http://www.wamurancommunity.com.au/?pg=2&sub=42
Petan Railway Archaeology 259 90,135 24-Feb-2017, 03:46 PM
    Thread: Everyday NSW Sightings And Other Bollocks!
Post: RE: Everyday NSW Sightings And Other Bollocks!

(16-Feb-2017, 11:59 AM)Lsrailfan Wrote: Hi all, this morning I went to Leightonfield and got a few sightings, they are as follows https://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N...ed-public/ SCT'S003/008 l...
Petan New South Wales & ACT 1,871 859,512 18-Feb-2017, 09:56 AM
    Thread: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
Post: RE: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Twe...

It is possible to us historical aerial images to investigate changes in the line with the following example from around Beenleigh as an example. QLD Government sourced aerial images https://qimagery.i...
Petan Railway Archaeology 138 91,394 16-Jan-2017, 03:56 PM
    Thread: QLD maps available from government
Post: RE: QLD maps available from government

QLD free downloadable aerial images from Dept Natural Resources and Mines (Land QLD on Facebook). Depending on area, they date from 1930s but mostly from 1950s to recent. The help button with the (?) ...
Petan Railway Archaeology 20 14,108 19-Dec-2016, 03:12 PM
    Thread: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with added trams)
Post: RE: Everyday Queensland Observations (now with add...

Spotted one 2000 class rail car set in present day commercial service on TV. The mention was very positive as well :)   Back Roads - Innisfail to Normanton - Episode 2 Episode 2 Series 2 DOCUMENTARY/F...
Petan Queensland 7,231 2,637,289 08-Dec-2016, 08:03 AM
    Thread: Cattle Train Promise
Post: RE: Cattle Train Promise

(30-Nov-2016, 03:33 PM)Maxn99 Wrote: The big event has come and gone and we watched the whole thing from arrival to departure. Three locos ( 1730, 1733 & 2387) pulled 40 cattle wagons in from Qu...
Petan Queensland 19 20,434 30-Nov-2016, 08:09 PM
    Thread: Everyday NSW Sightings And Other Bollocks!
Post: RE: Everyday NSW Sightings And Other Bollocks!

(29-Nov-2016, 12:03 PM)Lsrailfan Wrote: MZ1445 slowly comes through Sefton, bound for Port Botany, with a Trip Train from the Minto depot Kind Regards Sometimes I stop and realise the journey leng...
Petan New South Wales & ACT 1,871 859,512 30-Nov-2016, 09:25 AM
    Thread: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
Post: RE: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Twe...

(23-Apr-2016, 05:19 PM)Petan Wrote: (10-Mar-2016, 08:51 PM)Petan Wrote: Currumbin Creek former QR railway bridge is being repaired. Council website notes the following; work will be done to conser...
Petan Railway Archaeology 138 91,394 20-Oct-2016, 05:52 PM
    Thread: Port of Brisbane open this weekend
Post: Port of Brisbane open this weekend

The Port of Brisbane (rail activity) is open to the public this weekend as part of Brisbane Open House. http://brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/2016-bui...ne-bld-210 and http://brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/2016-b...
Petan Queensland 0 3,387 06-Oct-2016, 08:17 PM
    Thread: SDSR News
Post: RE: SDSR News

(05-Oct-2016, 04:39 PM)Graham4405 Wrote: I received my October 2016 newsletter today, some interesting developments: "The train consist now has Davidson car No BL574, so this gives us four carriages...
Petan Preservation and Tourist Railways 952 330,857 06-Oct-2016, 08:05 AM
  Smile Thread: Everyday NSW Sightings And Other Bollocks!
Post: RE: Everyday NSW Sightings And Other Bollocks!

(07-May-2016, 12:19 PM)Lsrailfan Wrote: Afternoon all, today I went to Leightonfield for some sightings, they are as follows TT108 comes through with an empty stone aggregate train, this is heading...
Petan New South Wales & ACT 1,871 859,512 27-Sep-2016, 06:34 PM
    Thread: QLD maps available from government
Post: RE: QLD maps available from government

NRMA (=RACQ) 1967 road map Brisbane Grafton Toowoomba Glen Innes with many long gone rail lines. The brown rectangles that look like they once were sticky tape repairs are just that. 11MB as I scanned...
Petan Railway Archaeology 20 14,108 21-Aug-2016, 08:14 PM
    Thread: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
Post: RE: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Twe...

Five minute YouTube of the removal of the last of the main girders last week. The last video image with our credits shows part of the new bridge decking. The bit next to the crane was from under the P...
Petan Railway Archaeology 138 91,394 08-Aug-2016, 04:59 PM
    Thread: Signal chart
Post: Signal chart

NSW Signal chart 1952    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppG...QzX3c/view
Petan Railway Archaeology 0 2,512 21-Jul-2016, 03:18 PM
    Thread: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
Post: RE: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Twe...

Nerang to The Border 40 chain litho cadastral map QSA Item ID299671. This shows the various proposed rail routes to Coolangatta. I assume the handwritten HCS 1889 refers to Henry Charles Stanley, who ...
Petan Railway Archaeology 138 91,394 18-Jul-2016, 05:37 PM
    Thread: QLD maps available from government
Post: RE: QLD maps available from government

More from QLD State Archives at Runcorn; Railway surveys from Herberton to Coast 1884 QSA Item ID 627010 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppG...9nMXc/view Innisfail was previously Geraldton.
Petan Railway Archaeology 20 14,108 01-Jul-2016, 12:14 PM
    Thread: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
Post: RE: Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Twe...

Reedy Creek, South Coast Line, 1903, with the QLD State Archive source data attached. The Reedy Creek station was closed for passengers in 1934 and removed in 1938 after its main timber traffic went t...
Petan Railway Archaeology 138 91,394 30-Jun-2016, 10:16 PM