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    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: MVHR News

All in a day's work at Beaudesert Rail. Photos taken on 17-07-2004. It was an absolute joy to work my weekend's at BR. These days I drive NRs on PN trains only a few kms west of Beaudesert through ...
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 663,325 04-Oct-2007, 12:10 PM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: MVHR News

1. A view of Beaudesert yard from the tender of 967 during the Open Day. The 11 class was also running that day, with kiddies taking the opportunity to make plenty of noise in town. 2. 16-02-2005 96...
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 663,325 04-Oct-2007, 11:58 AM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: MVHR News

BR Open Day 27-01-2005 1. Yours truly. 2. Ted Hancox checks the fire. 3. Ted Hancox and myself with the Mayor of Beaudesert Shire, Cr Joy Drescher who it would be safe to say, was one of the origin...
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 663,325 04-Oct-2007, 11:54 AM
    Thread: The MVHR News
Post: MVHR News

Thanks to a WOS member for alerting me to this thread. Due to work commitments I don't get much time to read the posts on here. The last time she was steamed by BR was on 27-01-2005 for an Open Day....
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 1,552 663,325 04-Oct-2007, 11:02 AM
    Thread: RIverfire 2007
Post: RIverfire 2007

Viewing a few virgins were you Dean?
GardenGnome Queensland 10 6,588 07-Sep-2007, 02:41 AM
    Thread: C17 ex Beaudesert
Post: C17 ex Beaudesert

The "Sunlander" board is indeed from the collection of Ted Hancox. It was often displayed on days when he was rostered on 967. The BR collection of destination boards ended up in my hands, as I put ...
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 131 73,512 07-Sep-2007, 02:39 AM
    Thread: Flagging of Level Crossings
Post: Flagging of Level Crossings

In BR we flagged a crossing (all crossings were done by 2 people, "flagmen", who drove a ute for the day to carry out there duties) in a 100 km/hr zone. We all had many close calls due to idiotic dri...
GardenGnome General 55 32,768 07-Sep-2007, 01:45 AM
    Thread: Tram in the dirt?
Post: Tram in the dirt?

I guess that controller is going to have a hard time sitting down for a while...
GardenGnome Queensland 9 6,400 07-Aug-2007, 11:13 PM
    Thread: Rail Around Queensland - Out of Dalby......your thoughts?
Post: Rail Around Queensland - Out of Dalby......your th...

I've purchased each one in the series so far and as long as Water Street continue to release more, then I will surely continue buying them. Way ahead of what the southerners have about their railways...
GardenGnome Queensland 46 19,077 07-Aug-2007, 10:55 PM
    Thread: Main Northern Line
Post: Main Northern Line

5MB7 arrived at around 2300. CLP9+CLP11 coupled back to back. About 1100m of wagons I estimate. No idea where it came from. QR (narrow gauge) yard was probably the quietest I have ever seen. LF09...
GardenGnome New South Wales & ACT 17 12,999 13-Jun-2007, 07:34 AM
    Thread: "Patterns of Steam" - Shane McCarthy
Post: "Patterns of Steam" - Shane McCarthy

Bought the book, author will even sign it for you. Well worth the price.
GardenGnome General 3 3,335 12-Jun-2007, 12:46 AM
    Thread: A Day out with "The Blue Baby" DVD TRAILER
Post: A Day out with "The Blue Baby" DVD TRAILER

Need to show more than that tiny snippet in order to get some orders.
GardenGnome Queensland 3 3,367 12-Jun-2007, 12:39 AM
    Thread: RL Class
Post: RL Class

Why can't they lead in ARTC territory? I was under the belief that they could. They were to come up the North Coast for crew familiarisation. Would be better if PN spent a few dollars on getting AW...
GardenGnome Locomotives and Rolling Stock 7 8,476 12-Jun-2007, 12:27 AM
    Thread: Coal for T & H railways
Post: Coal for T & H railways

Yes that Chinese coal would be perfect for FNQ in Summer. No problem with mosquitos then! Overkill for Brisbane as we don't have water for the damned mozzies to breed in anymore.
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 27 20,060 17-May-2007, 10:00 PM
    Thread: Wallangarra line set to close this year
Post: Wallangarra line set to close this year

Warwick to Wallangarra (or even to Stanthorpe) is far too long for a tourist or heritage railway to maintain. To maintain such a distance of track with volunteers is asking too much, just look at how...
GardenGnome Queensland 55 25,060 16-May-2007, 12:48 AM
    Thread: 720 Progress pics
Post: 720 Progress pics

BR's colour scheme came from the fact that the whole project was started by the local Rotary club and blue and yellow is their colours. Having a blue loco definitely has some benefits with the kiddie...
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 367 226,160 16-May-2007, 12:42 AM
    Thread: Coal for T & H railways
Post: Coal for T & H railways

Beaudesert Rail used BA coal at the beginning of operations and changed back to it towards the end (much to the disappointment of some). The other coal we used was Rosewood coal. To prevent BA coal ...
GardenGnome Preservation and Tourist Railways 27 20,060 16-May-2007, 12:20 AM
    Thread: Sad demise of beaut old steam sawmill.
Post: Sad demise of beaut old steam sawmill.

A mate and I dropped in there one morning some weeks back (08/02/2007) on our way west to photograph QR trains. As my mate had known Mr. Gillam for a number of years, he introduced me and we were gi...
GardenGnome Queensland 15 10,496 13-May-2007, 02:15 AM
    Thread: Ulan working
Post: Ulan working

Ulan working is once again in force on the standard gauge for this weekend. Sorry about the late notice. Only 6BA6 and 6BW4 ran out of Acacia RIdge last night, no sign of Interail.
GardenGnome New South Wales & ACT 2 2,697 31-Mar-2007, 11:16 AM
    Thread: Vale Stockinbingal?!
Post: Vale Stockinbingal?!

At Casino, ARTC still has the station manned 24/7 to allow the staff to be handed up to the passing train. PN trains pass through at 15 km/hr. No hoop is used though. This practice will also end so...
GardenGnome New South Wales & ACT 4 4,873 18-Mar-2007, 02:56 PM