Queanbeyan rail bridge security improvements to prevent near-misses, fatalities

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 12 Jun 2017 08:23
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Many a good photo has been taken near that bridge.  I recall when working on contracts for the Federal Government after work heading out there to record the Canberra Oil train departing then ACT for Sydney.  The oil train left Canberra right after the last UP Sydney passenger train. When FA had the contract not was usually worked by X class locos.

Canberra Oil and Log trains Gallery Images

https://www.railpage.com.au/gallery?album=2096

Oil only

https://www.railpage.com.au/gallery?album=397





Queanbeyan rail bridge security improvements to prevent near-misses, fatalities

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  MetroFemme Train Controller

Original bridge from the days the line was built?
  c3526blue Deputy Commissioner

Location: in the cuckoos nest
Original bridge from the days the line was built?
MetroFemme
No, the two bridges (Queanbeyan and Burbong) were originally built from laminated timbers.  Of course the glue/sealant used was inadequate for the time and the laminates rotted.  Replaced with steel at a later date.  The piers/abutments are original, but modified to accept the steel superstructure.

Happy bridging,

John

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