Tasmanian Photo Thread

 
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Geez! DV1 looks like a block of concrete on wheels! They are meant to load the cement on the wagons not on top of the poor DV!
12CSVT
Seems to be a bit of an OH&S problem.

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  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Hopefully the new wagons have better seals.

Do you now if the new cement wagons have ventured down to Railton yet?  I know they took them for a run down the main line according to the Tasrail Facebook page.
lkernan
Nope, still on trials not far away from East Tamar workshops i believe.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Why does the train not go through a simply hoop jet water spray system prior to departure after each loading. This way, the train/locomotives look more publicity acceptable, good house keeping, lower maintenance issues.

When you see a train covered in a thick coating of cement residue like that depicted, to me gives me the thoughts that the rail owner/client are not interested in their image as to how the 'Joe Blogg' in the street sees them. Gives a poor taste of the railways.

Take a look at the road transport industry, most of the prime movers hauling have immaculate turned out vehicles, the Drivers take PRIDE in their vehicles and gives a lasting impression of the haulage company, the best advertisement, with a low cost with a high return.
Lumberjack
Well you need to store/treat the waste water, not cheap to do. Washing a locomotive is far from washing a car/truck. Different type of paint there.
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
One of the new cement hoppers has made it to Devonport, but is sitting on the 2nd road and has not been attached to the cement train as yet.
  Amraks Junior Train Controller



Anyone know much about this?







Anyone
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I have a recollection of seeing that photo, or a photo of that ambulance, somewhere before. I can't find it right now, after a quick search. But here's another rail ambulance with the same branding, this one taken at Tullah, on the Farrell (or Tullah) Tramway. Photograph courtesy Tom Murray.

[img]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/duttonbay/Odd%20Photos/02511Jun1961_zpsf74cbc2f.jpg[/img]

Edit: Found it! The ambulance in your photo was the Emu Bay Railways, and remained in service until 1961 when the Murchison Highway was opened, connecting the various settlements on the West Coast by road. The Farrell Tramway ambulance in my photo existed for the same reason - the tram was the only way out of Tullah in the event of someone needing medical attention, and also lasted until 1961. The photo and description I found was on p173 of "The Emu Bay Railway, Centenary Edition" by Lou Rae.
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
I seem to remember reading or hearing an anecdote that the EBR one survived that whole time but on its last run when it had been taken out of service had a run in with a large bit of wildlife which derailed it and wrote it off!
  Amraks Junior Train Controller

Do you know how it was unloaded looks pretty tricky.

Was there a special platform for unloading patients and loading patients.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

As far as I know there were back doors, just like a road ambulance.
  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner

A rail amubulance survives to this day, but it is in Goondiwindi, situated at the old Toll House Musuem on the banks of the McIntyre River. It is easy to find as it is exactly oppoiste of the Gunsynd Memorial and original River bridge. Tourist Information Centre is on the opposite corner. Good thing about this is it ran on the old 3'6" guage....................
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
A rail amubulance survives to this day, but it is in Goondiwindi, situated at the old Toll House Musuem on the banks of the McIntyre River. It is easy to find as it is exactly oppoiste of the Gunsynd Memorial and original River bridge. Tourist Information Centre is on the opposite corner. Good thing about this is it ran on the old 3'6" guage....................
trainbrain
And that's not the only one...

http://www.kenssectioncarshed.org/id131.htm
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
I have added some photos from a visit to Tasmania undertaken last month.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20941012@N05/sets/72157636935984606/

Simon
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner
  i_know_nothing Train Controller

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  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Nice photo's Michael.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Cheers Smile There should be some more to come next week!
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
Nice stuff Michael, its always refreshing to see what shots mainlanders can get, a fresh view and not just the same old spots!
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29903115@N06/11492383893/
i_know_nothing

http://www.railpage.com.au/flickr/photo/11492383893
There is still a side rod from this loco in the the scrub at Cornwall.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29903115@N06/11611484944/
i_know_nothing

http://www.railpage.com.au/flickr/photo/11611484944

Train has just gone past the Vermont Rd level crossing heading towards a left hand curve which lead to the start of the old Mowbray Station Yard. This part of the formation is now a cycle way.
  i_know_nothing Train Controller

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