Railway Archaeology Quiz #4

 
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

In south australia it was legisive requirement only. Because only the SA Goverment could operate railways up until I think AN took over SAR. The only difference between tramway/railway is a tramway company was only repositble for track and ballest. As a railway the SAR in this case was respositable for everything from one fence to the other and everything else in between eg track.


Since the Silverton Tramway didn't run in South Australia at all, SA legislation is irrelevant.  In any case, the legislation defining a tramway is state-based, and may be different from state to state, and I am uncertain whether this definition is true in SA.

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  TA 2000 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA - I wish!
OK, let's try this one. A couple of short sections of an 18" gauge tramway are still in place within 4 km of Port Lincoln. What tramway was it?

Peter
"pjknife"


Coffin Bay Tramway it was removed in 2001 and last train ran on it in 1993.
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
Coffin Bay Tramway it was removed in 2001 and last train ran on it in 1993.


Close, but not quite. Although officially a Tramway, that line was standard gauge with 107 lb rail.

Peter
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

This one has gone on long enough ... I waited to see whether anyone else would answer the question, but I guess it was a little obscure.

Remnants of an 18" gauge tramway exist in the Grain Produce Department at Port Lincoln.

Am I right?
  pjknife Assistant Commissioner

Location: Port Lincoln
Remnants of an 18" gauge tramway exist in the Grain Produce Department at Port Lincoln.


Close enough. Actually the Government Produce Dept, otherwise known as the abattoirs.

Over to you...
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Remnants of an 18" gauge tramway exist in the Grain Produce Department at Port Lincoln.

Close enough. Actually the Government Produce Dept, otherwise known as the abattoirs.
"pjknife"

Phew.  Staggered that when I wrote "Grain" you understood that the brain was saying "Government".  Probably because Port Lincoln has lots of grain, but is a long way from the government.  So staggered in fact that it has taken me a few days to catch my breath (or perhaps that's just the abattoirs...

My question:

Horsham in western Victoria was quite well known as the junction for the branch line to Goroke and the cross-country line to Hamilton.  However for some years another line branched off the western line at Horsham.

What was this line?  Bonus points for years of operation.
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
I think it might have been the McKenzie Creek Tramway? I don't know about the years of operation though.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I think it might have been the McKenzie Creek Tramway? I don't know about the years of operation though.
"simont141"


Well done!  The McKenzie Creek Tramway ran from Horsham station south for about six miles (10 km) to a quarry near McKenzie Creek.  the line opened in 1885, closed in 1927.

Your question...
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
Throughout the Pichi Richi Pass you can see black cylinders about a foot tall and 6 inches in diameter poking out of the ground along the track.

What are these and when were they put in place?
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
Throughout the Pichi Richi Pass you can see black cylinders about a foot tall and 6 inches in diameter poking out of the ground along the track.

What are these and when were they put in place?
"simont141"


C'mon guys, it's not very hard Razz Clue: they were put in during the very early stages of the railway. That's a dead give away.
  B 67 Chief Commissioner