Out of interest

 
  ebr1 Junior Train Controller

have been cleaning my dads place up and have come across some very early tasrail news.
the earliest being issue number 1 dated august 1965.
editor -bruce palmer
i wonder how many of these are around ?
the subjects in the letter-loco steam movements/the preservation of the q engine ttms/steam engine mileages/and more.
this and the others make for interesting reading!

cheers ebr1

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  tasrail Moderator

Location: Hobart
The early issues were low quality prints on poor paper. I've never seen an original of the very early issues, although the state library does kick in after a while.

One day issues 1 to 20 will be available again. I have the 90% finished file here. Only needs the photos for 11 to 20 to be found and slotted in. Unfortunately I've been saying that for about 5 years now Rolling Eyes  Not sure if it will be a book, a CD or a free PDF



If anyone is interested, number 245 is still on its way. I have seen a near final version and the centre spread was being done today     Embarassed
  Guv Locomotive Fireman

Stuart,
If a reasonable book of the early editions was to be compiled I think you would find that it would sell well. It might be that a series of 5 years worth be released on an ongoing basis. I realise that this would mean more work for a small few but I think that it would be supported by those with an interest in rail history.
Craig
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I was going to ask if I can buy TRN electronically. I am working in India for a while and the regular mail system is not reliable. Alt is Aussie Post International Express which is costly, but not sure how much for 4-5 mags? I want to get last 12mths worth of editions.

Regards
Shane
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
I would buy the book!
  PeterPeter Station Master

Location: Tassie
It would be great if there was a copy of the old issues in the library or elsewhere, where they could be read.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
If it was at the state library they would be reference section, other words, you could borrow them.
  trainiac Chief Train Controller

The State Library reference section in Murray st has them, you have to ask to see them and, no, you can't borrow them.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Bugga it, i had a brain lapse. Thats what i meant, you can't borrow them.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
An Engineer friend is in the United States doing some design work for a Western Australian rail project sent me this interesting GE Virtual website url
http://www.gevirtualrailexpo.com/
  LFD459 Locomotive Fireman

Hi,

As the title of the thread suggests- out of interest have the rails been lifted from the balloon loop at Wiltshire or is it just very heavy grass growth?

LFD
  Tascop Chief Train Controller

Location: Devonport, Tas
Lifted a long time ago.  Of note for locals that have not been there for some time, the water tower has blown over in the winter storms.  The stand is still standing, but the water vessel on top is crumpled on the ground.
  LFD459 Locomotive Fireman

Hi again,

There are some old semaphore signals along the mainline at Exton. Does this indicate that there once was a loop here? If so, why, when, how etc...

Lee.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Hi again,

There are some old semaphore signals along the mainline at Exton. Does this indicate that there once was a loop here? If so, why, when, how etc...

Lee.
LFD459
Exton
Was open for passengers and goods,
Able to unload vehicles.
Had a sheep race, cattle race & goods shed.
The loop was 734 feet in length (224 Metres).
Total clear standing room 1101 feet (335 Metres).
Platform length 130 feet (40 Metres).
Able to load and unload vehicles ( I presume this to be motor vehicles).
  tasrail Moderator

Location: Hobart
Hi again,

There are some old semaphore signals along the mainline at Exton. Does this indicate that there once was a loop here? If so, why, when, how etc...

Lee.
LFD459
In 1978, it still featured two loops and a dead end (plus a station building in good condition), and a photo I have even shows a sleeper wagon in the loop
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
In 1978, it still featured two loops and a dead end (plus a station building in good condition), and a photo I have even shows a sleeper wagon in the loop
tasrail
If only we all could have a time machine (or a camera that goes back for us)
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
If only we all could have a time machine (or a camera that goes back for us)
Electric C
I think most of us here have thought that at some time! Of course as one comedian once quipped: "I don't have to invent a time machine because in the future when time machines have been invented I'll just travel back in time and give myself one."

Apparently an Iranian scientist has invented a time machine. Smile
  Amraks Junior Train Controller

I think most of us here have thought that at some time! Of course as one comedian once quipped: "I don't have to invent a time machine because in the future when time machines have been invented I'll just travel back in time and give myself one."

Apparently an Iranian scientist has invented a time machine. Smile
Graham4405
Thats a prediction machine lol.

A time machine should take your physical self into the future.

but imagine if time machines could work.

You would have rail fans increasing patronage using rail. meaning it would change the outcome and passenger trains would still exist in this current time and they would of upgraded to electric or electric diesel's. hell yeah I would go back and pay money for that.
the people current times would use it as well.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Thats a prediction machine lol.

A time machine should take your physical self into the future.

but imagine if time machines could work.

You would have rail fans increasing patronage using rail. meaning it would change the outcome and passenger trains would still exist in this current time and they would of upgraded to electric or electric diesel's. hell yeah I would go back and pay money for that.
the people current times would use it as well.
Amraks
hmmm interesting, the Future feeding the past results in the present being fed by the future!
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Heard a rumor that a Tasrail loco broke a middle axle on the South Line recently? Can anyone confirm this, if so what loco.
  BP4417 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Heard a rumor that a Tasrail loco broke a middle axle on the South Line recently? Can anyone confirm this, if so what loco.
BP4417
Maybe it was the MKA that appears to be sitting bogieless at the Eastern side of East Tamar workshops near the load tank ?????
  theesp Train Controller

Would be 2131
  X32 Beginner

Location: Hobart
Just out of interest - heard on the scanner last evening (Monday 16th Dec at around 8:15 pm) someone reporting passage through the Tunnel Tunnel. Anyone know who or what this was - inspection, weed spraying perhaps?
  DRR_Fireman Deputy Commissioner

Location: -
Pretty sure it was the weed spray truck. I heard someone get a warrant from Coldwater Creek Jct to Tonganah yesterday morning.
  LFD459 Locomotive Fireman

Team,

After seeing the condition of some of our level crossings I have a question.

Years ago you would see level crossings with the double track to hold the bitumen in place. These days it simply keeps getting corrugated and wrecked. The one I have in mind is Penguin which is a real mess.
Is there a reason they stopped using that double track method?

LFD459

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