Unusual Sightings

 
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Some action on the Launceston wharf line today......

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Electric C

Now that's a photo that lives up to the tread title!

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  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
Some action on the Launceston wharf line today......

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Electric C

Now thats different!! Who owns WG31?

I really have to walk the formation of the Launceston Wharf Line one day to see whats left.

Love to see the line revived one day for the Launceston Tramway Museum!Would be perfect to connect Inveresk and Seaport.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Me, for now, it will be a BG again when I'm finished. It's in front of my workshop but they only resently ripped out a good 600m of rail, behind the demolished section. But the tramies are working on that as we speak! (For a side note, it's going to be heavy gauge track for locos)
  Amraks Junior Train Controller

Me, for now, it will be a BG again when I'm finished. It's in front of my workshop but they only resently ripped out a good 600m of rail, behind the demolished section. But the tramies are working on that as we speak! (For a side note, it's going to be heavy gauge track for locos)
Electric C
don't mean sound stupid where does this line run from?
  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
don't mean sound stupid where does this line run from?
Amraks
The Launceston Kings Wharf Line exited Inveresk yard alongside the current levee through the gate & crossing Invermay Road at ninety degrees to Victoria Bridge. It then paralleled Lindsay St., crossing Goderich St. at 90 deg to the Charles St. Bridge. It continued following Lindsay St. past the current Seaport development down to old Kings Wharf where it turned 90 deg to parallel the wharf. The line the turned another 90 deg to follow Gleadow St, crossing Goderich St again and terminating in the old B.P.? fuel depot between Goderich St and Holbrook St. at 2.1 km from Launceston yard.

So effectively it was a squared hook with three major level crossings, once over Invermay Rd and twice over Goderich St, which featured overhead canterlever level crossing lights in addition to the standard ones.

There were numerous sidings off the line coming off at the old Railway Wharf on the North Esk at 0.2 km (opposite the Esplanade between Goderich & Invermay Rds.), servicing the old grain silos at Town Point, on Kings Wharf itself at 1.4 km and feeding a number of other fuel depots (COR & Ampol) along Gleadow St. The line was closed in the late 1980's when the petrol companies stopped using rail.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
The Launceston Kings Wharf Line exited Inveresk yard alongside the current levee through the gate & crossing Invermay Road at ninety degrees to Victoria Bridge. It then paralleled Lindsay St., crossing Goderich St. at 90 deg to the Charles St. Bridge. It continued following Lindsay St. past the current Seaport development down to old Kings Wharf where it turned 90 deg to parallel the wharf. The line the turned another 90 deg to follow Gleadow St, crossing Goderich St again and terminating in the old B.P.? fuel depot between Goderich St and Holbrook St. at 2.1 km from Launceston yard.

So effectively it was a squared hook with three major level crossings, once over Invermay Rd and twice over Goderich St, which featured overhead canterlever level crossing lights in addition to the standard ones.

There were numerous sidings off the line coming off at the old Railway Wharf on the North Esk at 0.2 km (opposite the Esplanade between Goderich & Invermay Rds.), servicing the old grain silos at Town Point, on Kings Wharf itself at 1.4 km and feeding a number of other fuel depots (COR & Ampol) along Gleadow St. The line was closed in the late 1980's when the petrol companies stopped using rail.
12CSVT
Steve it crossed Goderich Street again to the Mobil depot, that was before Goderich Street became part of the East Tamar Highway.
One of the sidings that came off of Gleadow Street served Rapson Tyres.
Kiln Dried Hardwood (later Gunns) also had a siding.
I seem to recollect there was an article about the Kings Wharf Line in a Tasrail News???
I wonder whether there is film / photos out there of the Boat Train and Launceston's Trams running in close proximity to each other.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
There is a photo of a tram and a train somewhere, the line BG 31 is on terminated in the "pile" shed, where concrete beams where made. The only other remaining bits of rail are the inlaid rails  on wharf 4 (wharf 3 had them on top of the concrete wharf 1+2 where wooden and now demolished, they branched off near the wheat silo) there is the level crossing for the tire works (altho mainly used as a wool store) and a set of points in a drive way near now becks, I think that's where Golden Fleece was.
  theesp Train Controller

Does anyone have any photos of the line in use in the later years before it was pulled up?
  Amraks Junior Train Controller

Thanks for that history Smile


Found these photos not my photos, not sure if they post here. Hope they are ok with me posting them here














  12CSVT Chief Commissioner

Location: Drowning in accreditation red tape!
....the line BG 31 is on......
Electric C
Bit of a sidebar - Clynton, I notice you are referring to WG 31 as "BG" 31. Have you replaced the Wisconsin motor with an original Buda motor? Because thats what "BG" stood for - Buda Gang as opposed to Wisconsin Gang
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Steve, I purchased it with no motor but I have a extremely rare, probabaly the only one, TGR made Buda. I have seen 2 other Budas and both are imports from the US, so yes it is now a again a BG.

Also those photos are the line where BG is sitting on they would be about 2 and a half years old as the bosses "C**t truck"  is still there. The shed the line curves off too is the old pile yard, where the siding terminated, it was a open grantry crane the shed was built over it in the 80's and the slab laid over the rails in the early 90's  and the wharf with the rails is wharf 4 there is a set of inlaid points at the fair end I don't know if these where ever used.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Steve, I purchased it with no motor but I have a extremely rare, probabaly the only one, TGR made Buda. I have seen 2 other Budas and both are imports from the US, so yes it is now a again a BG.

Also those photos are the line where BG is sitting on they would be about 2 and a half years old as the bosses "C**t truck"  is still there. The shed the line curves off too is the old pile yard, where the siding terminated, it was a open grantry crane the shed was built over it in the 80's and the slab laid over the rails in the early 90's  and the wharf with the rails is wharf 4 there is a set of inlaid points at the fair end I don't know if these where ever used.
Electric C
Clinton I have seen manuals / drawings of the Buda?????? maybe at Don or at the Archives, where exactly I can't remember.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Yes Dennis the archives have some maybe don too?
  Amraks Junior Train Controller


Noticed this in a photo. Photo taken near wynyard hertz rent a car, notice they have covered the track with tar.
  kettle8632 Train Controller

Location: latrobe tasmania
Cement Train is currently being double headed by 2005+2011
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
2005 is now the lone power source again on the cement train.  Can anyone find out why they had 2 locos hauling it for the last few days?  There were only 15 hoppers, so loading was not an issue.  All I can think is that they were trialing the remote control on operating two locos.
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
Looks like a THFY wagon sitting in the loop at Devonport if anyone is interested


By the way,

2005 is now the lone power source again on the cement train. Can anyone find out why they had 2 locos hauling it for the last few days? There were only 15 hoppers, so loading was not an issue. All I can think is that they were trialing the remote control on operating two locos.
Tascop
This was due to a speed restriction at the bottom of Horsehead creek. Because the train couldn't get a run-up one DQ couldn't lift the load.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Seen a lonley pineapple at western junction from the plane today
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
One of the new Coal Hoppers and the two new flat wagons came into Devonport Yesterday on 336 and were parked into the Devonport Sidings.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
The new Tamper was sighted on the East Tamar Junction wye this afternoon.
  CodyW Junior Train Controller

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
213x is lashed up to DV1 on the cement train.
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
2134 is the loco.
  Peter-Hem Locomotive Driver

Location: Tassie
Locomotives TR04, TR01, 2054, 2006 led a train on a test run down the mainline today. The train consisted of 11 coal loaded hoppers (The first being one of the new hoppers). They departed Colebrook at about 5.00pm.
  Peter-Hem Locomotive Driver

Location: Tassie
I saw Locomotive 2005 leading a train of ten container wagons north through Rhyndaston a short time ago. Rare to see a train led by a single engine these days.

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