Day in the life QR fireman 1956 ......
(19-Oct-2012, 04:53 PM)Petan Wrote:
(19-Oct-2012, 02:19 PM)CNsylvester Wrote:
(19-Oct-2012, 12:28 PM)Graham4405 Wrote:
(19-Oct-2012, 08:09 AM)Petan Wrote: Ken, maybe your Dad's material is worth a separate web page maybe for your own site, when you get time?

Awesome idea...

I shall look into it !

Ken, I though your reply of "looking into it", comes under the Bureaucratic definition of "The mirror approach" :lol

Seriously, your Dad's material deserves its own page Confusedmitten

my "look into it" comment refered to "Some of the old links no longer work eg P23 has Mike1 providing links for a scan of some extracts from the NCL 1961 working book. Any chance of those WTT links please when time permits, no need to rush? "
(19-Oct-2012, 08:09 AM)Petan Wrote: Some of the old links no longer work eg P23 has Mike1 providing links for a scan of some extracts from the NCL 1961 working book.

After lots of help given to me, scan links now redone; The Down is 4 MB and the Up is 5 MB in size. Also mentioned at http://www.wheelsonsteel.com.au/showthre...4#pid97254

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Down northbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hkVms/edit

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Up southbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...ltN0U/edit

As usual, may need to cut and paste if link divided.

Cheers Peter
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Does anybody remember digger evans , he was a guard at caboolture in the eary 1960s
(24-Oct-2012, 08:39 AM)Petan Wrote:
(19-Oct-2012, 08:09 AM)Petan Wrote: Some of the old links no longer work eg P23 has Mike1 providing links for a scan of some extracts from the NCL 1961 working book.

After lots of help given to me, scan links now redone; The Down is 4 MB and the Up is 5 MB in size. Also mentioned at http://www.wheelsonsteel.com.au/showthre...4#pid97254

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Down northbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hkVms/edit

Brisbane-Gympie section from the 1961 NCL WTT Up southbound https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...ltN0U/edit

As usual, may need to cut and paste if link divided.

Cheers Peter

I'll ask him to write up some more stories here......
What a great thread, 10 pages in. I'm enjoying it immensely. Should be compulsory reading for all pampered coal drivers today.
:beer2 Confusedmitten
A little info about camping at Yandina in the 1960's that you may enjoy (posted with permission from C17920). Topic is train number 253 and camping at Yandina)

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"I remember that 253 was a late night job, you were tired when you started work and you had a long night ahead of you .You would get into bed around 8 or 9 am the next morning and try to sleep in the heat of the day. By lunchtime you would give up trying to sleep and go over to the station to the toilet. No one would use the thunderbox at the quarters, you didn't know what was lurking in there. (Spiders,reptiles etc).

We would then go shopping and get some sausages and steak and 1/2 a loaf of bread for the trip home.

You would have the steak for lunch along with a potato or two which I had brought from home ,and cook the sausages to eat later.

You would spend a lot of time at Palmwoods shunting and waiting to get your run to Woombye.

I remember one night after finishing shunting there and waiting for the road, we had an old straight side B18 1/4 thinking how relaxing it was. The only sound was the hum the old Pyle-National dynamo and the odd stroke of the Westinghouse pump. The fireman had to have a full head of steam ready for the drag out of Palmwoods as you didn't know when you would get the road.

One other thing is train 111 was the afternoon passinger train to Yandina and was always No 1 set which was the Camp Mountain train less van 740. This was replaced by a long distance van with toilets for passengers travelling further up the track. "

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I remember working 483 ex Mayne to Yandina, dropping of the pineapple wagons all the way. Camp in the bondwood huts at Yandina during the day, work the school kids train from Yandina to North Arm in the afternoon, back to Yandina, stow the coaches, then engine and van to Nambour and pick up loaded pineapples all the way home and drop them off at Northgate in the morning on 468 thence engine and van to Mayne.
Major shareholder in QR NATIONAL. :idiot
I think Ken Hooper was a guard at south Brisbane years ago
Extract from a blog by Mr. George McHugh on the Wamuran Community page http://www.wamurancommunity.com.au/?pg=2&sub=42
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(24-Feb-2017, 03:46 PM)Petan Wrote: Extract from a blog by Mr. George McHugh on the Wamuran Community page http://www.wamurancommunity.com.au/?pg=2&sub=42

Good Pick up Petan!

He's just written a few paragraphs as part of a larger book / booklet that is soon be released regarding QR and Moreton Bay Region 

Will keep you posted!


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