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[quote=barryc]Despite the sturdiness and sheer weight of PMG bikes, I remember one being broken in two during my time as a postie in Byron Bay, Casino and Lismore in 1980/81.

The NSWGR had bikes bu ...

[quote=RustyRick]Seeming as the conversation has slightly deviated - A kid I went to tech school with in the late 70's had an ex - postie bike. The front forks, gooseneck / head stem, and front wheel ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote]Hello All,

The PMG bicycles were to a PMG specification and were painted Post Office red, which was a darker shade than the current bright Australia Post red. I do not ...

[quote=Radioman]Hello All,

The PMG bicycles were to a PMG specification and were painted Post Office red, which was a darker shade than the current bright Australia Post red. I do not believe that ...

[quote=gordon_s1942]Most likely I am totaly wrong but I believe Bicycles used by Call Boys (NSW) were made of heavy wallled steam pipe and designed to withstand a 100 years of misuse and abuse which t ...

Hello Forum Members,

I understand that Commonwealth Railways issued bicycles to station and yard staff. Do we know what colour they were painted, and whether they had an identification plate fitted ...

[quote=Alco_Haulic]I have seen photo's of an OLD ergomatic cabbed Leyland being used to move truck trailers around Islington.

The popularity of the Toyota also has to do with the superior ergonomic ...

[quote=xdford]In Late 1974 through mid 1975, Don Dunstan (the Premier at the time, not our current contributor) helped out Chrysler by buying about 1500 Valiant sedans and wagons and some utes for var ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]In addition to the Melbourne and Adelaide based cars previously covered in another thread, there were the usual Holden and Ford sedans/wagons/utes. As has been mentioned there we ...

[quote=pafcmachine]My old man talks of having to do a driving test in a CL or CM valiant.

In the 90's he had a VN or VP wagon allocated to him. Remember it being white and yes I reckon it had spec ...

Hello Forum Members,

I am interested in the conventional road vehicles employed by Commonwealth Railways, Australian National Railways, and Australian National in the period 1950 to 1985 approx (no ...

From where did their office move?  Melbourne or Port Augusta?
bevans
Hello Bevans,

I am not very familiar with the material formerly held by N.A.A. in Brighton, Victoria. You might li ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][size=2]Ross,[/size]

[size=2]Thanks for the above.[/size]

[size=2]There were many station building photos of one sort or another in the CR Head Office photo collection in Melbo ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]An interesting and valuable selection of photos.

Sadly, as is the case in so many old photo collections in a variety of libraries etc the captions are often rubbish. They appear ...

You won't find plans here, but there are historical images:

http://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+625/1/1-121/continue
touring
Hello Touring,

Thank you for drawing my attent ...

You could try the National Archives at archives@naa.gov.au
georges
Thank you, Georges.

I have already examined National Archives' holdings, but will look again.

Regards,

Ross

Hello Members,

I am interested in the internal layout of station buildings on the Trans Australian Railway west of Port Augusta.

While very small, I take it that they were designed to accommodat ...

[quote=steam4ian]The switchstand at Cook is of the same pattern as the SAR stands.

Nectar Brook etc were as I described probably because they included a staff draw lock. They were almost identical ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]You may be right about switchstands and Electric Staff - (but I don't think so) - that was before my time and I am not sure but hopefully someone here will know.

EDIT at 1628 ...

Hello Rob,

Your Flickr image of the switch stand at Cook taken in the early 1970s is very helpful. Additional photos would be great. I will PM you about them.

I assume that nearly all manually  ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][size=2]From memory - so I stand to be corrected.[/size]

[size=2]The switchstands were reflectorised with green arrows for the main line and red [/size]dumbells[size=2] for ...

[quote=steam4ian]Ross

I recall from the 70s that the switch stands at Nectar Brook, Mambray Creek and Pt Germien were not of the type used by the SAR. The switches were operated by quadrant lever ...

An appeal to the collective knowledge of forum participants.

I am interested in the switch stands installed at Spencer Junction and on the Trans Australian Railway in the period 1953 to 1983 approx ...

I understand from a previous post - one I am now unable to locate, hence the new thread - that at least one Australian National Alco 930 Class locomotive worked the "Tea and Sugar" train on the Trans  ...

[quote=SAR520SMBH]I believe that the luggage and hub caps were removed and locked in the boot to prevent them from being removed/stolen when the trains stopped at towns in remote areas.

I remember wh ...

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