Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Right state certainly, but nowhere near Rand.

Pic brought forward for p164:

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  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Rand does have a bunker like that but I think that Urana has as well. That gives me a different answer anyway.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
That makes me want to go further north, Grenfell perhaps ?
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Not Grenfell, but part of your answer Rodo, is the next clue - head further north. Furtherer than Grenfell.
  johnboy Chief Commissioner

Location: Up the road from Gulgong
Gwabegar?
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Canowindra?
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Further north than Canobloodywindra; Gwabegar is probably nearly far enough north, but too far west by a branchline or two.
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Inverell?
  johnboy Chief Commissioner

Location: Up the road from Gulgong
Manilla? ( I can only remember the long viaduct there)
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
We now have the right line if not the location (not Inverell but that branch).
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Warialda
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Warialda
Spletsie
....is where we are. The rest of my Warialda pix can be found here.

Floor to you, Spletsie Smile
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
That's an interesting one; looks if it could be an old pic, especially if it's when and where I think it is.

Perhaps the demolition of Lilyvale station on the NSW South Coast line, during electrification works in the early 1980s?
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

That's it wurx.
I guess it is semi-archaeological in that while it is on a line in current use, the station depicted is no longer there.
Yes, Lilyvale was being demolished when the photo was taken. The date was 10 August 1983.
Back to you, wurx.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
In the course of my job, I pass by that spot several times a week. Take it from me, nary a trace remains. The only clue as to Lilyvale's site is a substation on the Down side of the current double track Lilyvale tunnel, and the old single track, but still extant Lilyvale No. 2 tunnel.

Thanks Spletsie.

New pic in the morning Smile
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
In the course of my job, I pass by that spot several times a week. Take it from me, nary a trace remains. The only clue as to Lilyvale's site is a substation on the Down side of the current double track Lilyvale tunnel, and the old single track, but still extant Lilyvale No. 2 tunnel.

Thanks Spletsie.

New pic in the morning Smile
wurx
.....which was meant to be yesterday morning Sad In the body's (often) feeble attempts to realign itself with the rigours of shiftwork after some days off, I was, in spite of going to bed, unable to sleep a wink. Result being, yesterday morning I was like a completed example of the taxidermist's art (well & truly stuft).

That aside, here be a new pic for puzzlement:

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There's one clue already apparent, for the keen observer Wink
  mdhughes Junior Train Controller

Location: Over the Edge Hill - Lime Street tunnels, Liverpool (work); lineside on the Standedge route (home)
.....which was meant to be yesterday morning Sad In the body's (often) feeble attempts to realign itself with the rigours of shiftwork after some days off, I was, in spite of going to bed, unable to sleep a wink. Result being, yesterday morning I was like a completed example of the taxidermist's art (well & truly stuft).

There's one clue already apparent, for the keen observer Wink
wurx
Are there by any chance two different gauges here?

Cheers

Martyn
  wally-wowser1 Train Controller

Location: overlooking the Mt vic washaway on Soldiers Pinch
A clue would be the stone wall  hidden in the undergrowth   in the background ,but as to where I have no idea .

Wally
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Are there by any chance two different gauges here?

Cheers

Martyn
mdhughes
On this line, yes - after a fashion.

However, not at this location.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
A clue would be the stone wall  hidden in the undergrowth   in the background ,but as to where I have no idea .

Wally
wally-wowser1
Never even noticed the stone wall in the background (!), though I might have on the day.

No, it's the stone-something-else in the foreground (a stone with a particular name); such pieces of railway infrastructure are more usually concrete or wood.
  wally-wowser1 Train Controller

Location: overlooking the Mt vic washaway on Soldiers Pinch
Missing copeing stone on the lead up retaining wall ?
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Missing copeing stone on the lead up retaining wall ?
wally-wowser1
'tisn't a retaining wall per se, it's part of a particular piece of infrastructure common to all railway stations. You're looking at one end of it Wink

This line has many of this kind of infrastructure built from that same kind/type of stone; also along this line other certain pieces of infrastructure peculiar to railway stations are built of the same material.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
'tisn't a retaining wall per se, it's part of a particular piece of infrastructure common to all railway stations. You're looking at one end of it Wink

This line has many of this kind of infrastructure built from that same kind/type of stone; also along this line other certain pieces of infrastructure peculiar to railway stations are built of the same material.
wurx
One end of a Sandstone Platform or Goods Platform. Where? Somewhere (the track quality does not suggest that it is a Main line) where the wind blows is all that I can decipher so far.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
So then, where do you find stations and platforms built out of bluestone? Admittedly, not one specific area, but overall, not that common. So that should help you narrow it down some.

If nobody gets a bolt-from-the-bluestone blast of inspiration, I may post another possibly helpful pic.

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