Former steam era QLD South Coast Southport Tweed Heads Coolangatta line
#41
I once placed on the web Brisbane 1955 road maps 150 mile from Brisbane. At that stage they were done on an A4 scanner and so in small sections with some bits missing. Now redone on an A3 scanner so all included.
North and West https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...locVE/edit
South and West https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...5sVXM/edit
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#42
Following colour topographical map is now available for free download. The survey date is 1930.

It covers Surfers Paradise to Tugun on the coast and west to Canungra and approx Beaudesert. Includes Lahey's Canungra Tramway as well as the Neranwood sawmill tramway. Lahey’s tramway is missing sections. Harper Wharf is marked at Broadbeach as a jetty. Also shows Meyers Vehicular Ferry across the Nerang River to Cavill Ave as well as the Carrara Vehicular Ferry between Benowa and Carrara. Also shows the QGR South Coast railway.

The direct Nerang Worongary road is shown as a stock route although, as you know, the present day M1 Pacific Motorway follows a vaguely similar route. In that era the Nerang Worongary road is shown as going via Merrimac and Carrara.

Two sizes are available according to your need.
30 MB https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...1TZXc/edit

6 MB https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hNZFE/edit

With thanks to John Oxley Library, Record: 696803 and link to JOL website catalogue http://hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/1344
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#43
The historical outdated material I provide is the result of private research and does not reflect the current operational activities of Queensland Rail [QR] or Aurizon or any other present day transport operator. We also have no connection or relationship with any transport operator.

All parish maps and other QLD Government produced maps I use by courtesy Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry [2013

Peter Cokley
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#44
The following are some notes and primary data including QR internal memos and bridge plans regarding the QR railway bridges over Currumbin Creek and Tallebudgera Creek for the long closed South Coast Railway to Tweed Heads and Coolangatta. Some have been previously posted but this also includes recently sourced material.

We wish to thank QR for permission to use historical railway documents sourced from Queensland State Archives and elsewhere including plans and timetables. This out-dated material does not reflect the current operational activities of Queensland Rail [QR] or Aurizon or any other present day commercial railway operator. We have no connection with QR.

The Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek Railway Bridges were constructed sufficiently strong enough to carry the heaviest NSW rolling stock of that time. The following URL refers to this. Memo [02.4423.Ner.Ex] to the Commissioner for Railways from Mr William Pagan, [Acting] Chief Engineer [Civil] QR at that time [22 March 1902] regarding the building of the Currumbin Creek and Tallebudgera creek railway bridges. Queensland State Archives Item ID299671, Batch file, railway A/8937 for 1901 -1904
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...Itb1U/edit

Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creek Rail Bridge plans [2.8 MB] https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hHNFU/edit

Tallebudgera Creek Cylinder piers https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...FNWEU/edit

The parts marked on the plans as CI are cast iron eg CI cylinders for sinking and WI is wrought iron. In that era cast iron would have been used for those components that had to be cast and were not subject to tension. Any metallic item not labelled as Cast or Wrought Iron would be steel.

The Tallebudgera Creek railway bridge was demolished by the mid-1990s to make way for the new southbound Pacific Motorway Bridge over Tallebudgera Creek. The actual position of the long gone railway bridge would have been under the southbound lanes and approach on ramp of the present day Pacific Motorway Bridge. 1991 photo before demolition http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...ge1991.jpg

The Currumbin Creek former railway bridge is now a public pathway. 2011 image http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...6d7ea0.jpg

1960 Street map http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...rumbin.jpg

Currumbin Creek Railway bridge pier markings for the middle pier of row 15 http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...605bd5.jpg

Currumbin Creek Railway bridge steel work markings http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...0ccf19.jpg

Currumbin Creek Railway bridge tender data http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...a990e4.jpg

EDIT: I wish to state none of the obsolete material, documents or otherwise, I provide is to be on-sold in any format or any manner including, but not limited to money or payment in kind or any similar scheme including no sales on a DVD or CD or other device or website...... The material is only for private research purposes only and is strictly not for profit.

I have stated this on this publically available site for all to see so all can clearly understand and thus cannot say they did not know. Use as much as you like for private purposes but do so without any cost to anyone else.

Cheers
Peter Cokley
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#46
Stapylton Beenleigh rail route 1947. The red dots are the train stations with the rum distillery branch shown as well. The pre 1891 Yatala station would have been close to the side street shown as it was 24 chains / 483 metres south of the river bank.

http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...91a035.jpg
[Image: Beenleigh-1947_zpsc691a035.jpg]

This is another experiment in merging screen shots using John Oxley Library maps from http://hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/1344 The St Helena Island one I did the other day was also a similar experiment.
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#47
Changed a few things around via the post edit function so the copyright is updated as are the long download URL lists. The NSW town is spelt Cassino here as the correct spelling is caught in the forum software. Anyway, Cassino is the original spelling of that town.

The proposed Tweed 1901 station memo was added as a photobucket display to that post on an earlier page and the full 1901 blueprint is now available if desired.

Some of the posts have been combined so the previous post is marked as double post. I have been using some of these double post slots to add material to the master download lists so the download lists are close to each other and not spread over too many pages.

The term "Cokley Family Collection" has appeared in the copyright section. I received advice on how to label and protect the personal historical material I use on the website. Some on different forums may recognize material they have donated but wish to remain anonymous. The Cokley Family Collection label was suggested as one way to group all these donations together with material I have sourced over the years. Some of my material came from second hand shops and stalls at train shows. I also have noted a similar format in various historical publications.
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#48
More fine tuning of station locations using merged topographical maps. Oxenford in particular is tricky due to Hope Island Rd being rearranged.

Oxenford railway station was near the junction of the southbound Pacific Highway and Hope Island Rd. This area, including the Hope Island Rd intersection with the highway, has been completely rearranged since the removal of the railway and the building of the large multilane road bridge over the M1 Pacific Motorway.

Photos from 1964 show the railway bridge over the Pacific highway, then the railway station with the level crossing gates at the southern end of the station. [Arundell P.22/23] This also matches the 1954 Topographical map. The level crossing was for the road that led to Hope Island.

By back dating Google Earth to 2003, possible former racecourse ground formation indications suggest the race course site between the creek bend to the south and Hope Island Rd. The race course site is now occupied by a major shopping center. At one stage special mid-week race trains from Brisbane serviced this race course.

The Oxenford Station site was in the vicinity of [GPS] 27°53'6.41"S 153°18'58.01"E [UTM] 56 J 531114.11m E 6915483.90m N

http://i311.photobucket.com/albums/kk478...a942ec.jpg

[Image: Oxenford-1954_zps84a942ec.jpg]

Bibliography; Arundell, Alan “The South Coast railway”, Water Street Productions, Brisbane, 2011 http://railshop.com.au/prod78.htm
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#49
The racecourse is quite visible
Bit of history i never knew about. Where can i obtain these old topographical maps from

Cheers,
Patchy
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#50
Patchy, you get these maps the same as I do, by repeated online screen shots, as they are not downloadable unless $$$ purchase from John Oxley Library.

http://bishop.slq.qld.gov.au/view/action...ePid2=true

Scale 1:63,360 John Oxley Library #696803 catalog link http://hdl.handle.net/10462/comp/1344

Tamborine map covers Nerang to north of Ormeau and Beenleigh map is there to Southern Brisbane suburbs [Dutton Park]. Brisbane map is the one north of there.

I purchased the following Springwood map from that group from John Oxley [$26 for map and postage via a CD] and they said all in that above group are out of copyright, so it is now available for free download from me. The survey date is 1930.

It covers Surfers Paradise to Tugun on the coast and west to Canungra and approx Beaudesert. Includes Lahey's Canungra Tramway as well as the Neranwood sawmill tramway. Lahey’s tramway is missing sections. Harper Wharf is marked at Broadbeach as a jetty. Also shows Meyers Vehicular Ferry across the Nerang River to Cavill Ave as well as the Carrara Vehicular Ferry between Benowa and Carrara. Also shows the QGR South Coast railway.

The direct Nerang Worongary road is shown as a stock route although, as you know, the present day M1 Pacific Motorway follows a vaguely similar route. In that era the Nerang Worongary road is shown as going via Merrimac and Carrara.

Two download sizes are available according to your need.
30 MB https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...1TZXc/edit

6 MB https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGe...hNZFE/edit
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