Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Neither Narooma nor Glenrock lagoon. (Sorry, my thread notification doesn't seem to be working.) NSW South Coast is the go, though. Silica is the product sought.

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  HairyLeg Junior Train Controller

Location: What's that smell?
Silica tramway to Bannisters Point from quarry near Pattimores Lagoon, just south of Conjola. Operating during the 20s and 30s.
Detailed by Jim Longworth in "Light Railways" No 205, Feb 2009.
Photo taken looking north across Narrawallee Inlet. Jim's article has a photo taken in 1937 from a similar location (but further up to the right in the bush).
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Absolutely spot on, hairylegs. Take it away
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner
  HairyLeg Junior Train Controller

Location: What's that smell?
Nothing from me.
Open floor.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner
  marhleet Train Controller

Hmmm, moody, nice? lighting or bad exposure?
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
It was actually a day that was going to over 45 degs & this was taken early morning. I thought it looked a bit creepy.

Anyway, NSW; line is closed now. It was the place of a large manufacturing plant, now closed as well. There's a derelict turntable.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
It was actually a day that was going to over 45 degs & this was taken early morning. I thought it looked a bit creepy.

Anyway, NSW; line is closed now. It was the place of a large manufacturing plant, now closed as well. There's a derelict turntable.
jibbonpoint

Kandos?

Line closed, cement works closed as well, and the remainsd of a turntable.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Kandos, of course, is absolutely correct, 7334. I believe the stacks are to be removed )or already have been, from the cement Works that built Sydney.

Go for it 7334
  marhleet Train Controller

I believe 2days gives us an open floor ?
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Sorry,  been away for a couple of days.

Photobucket does not seem to want to work at the moment and if it does not recover from whatever ails it in the next day or so I will declare an open floor.

7334
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
For reasons best known to itself Photobucket seems to have decided to work.

Where was it?
[img]http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn278/7334/BarrabaLineOakeyCreek001_zps6495a00f.jpg[/img]
  Jajb94 Deputy Commissioner

Location: In a BAM
Michelago?
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Not Michelago
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Canowindra?

5915
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Neither Michelago nor Canowindra.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
South of Wimbourne, Barraba Line?
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
 
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Neither Michelago, Canowindra, nor south of Wimbourne.  I actually think the bridge jibbonpoint has in mind crosses Borah Creek a bit north of Wimbourne although I have some difficulty in pinpointing exactly where Wimbourne was and I am happy to be corrected.  Either way it is not the one.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
I was looking at a bridge which I thought was the one at Borah Creek, as you described. This requires some on site investigation, I'm pleased to say.Smile
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
The one at Borah Creek is between where I take Wimbourne to be and Upper Manilla.  It is right beside a side road which from recollection follows the old line for some distance.

One way or the other it is the closest guess yet!
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
There's another on the Barraba Line; deck truss over Oaky Creek. Best I can place it is just south of Barraba.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
There's another on the Barraba Line; deck truss over Oaky Creek. Best I can place it is just south of Barraba.
jibbonpoint
That's the one and that 's a pretty fair description of where it is.

Staff to jibbonpoint.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Thanks 7334. Photobucket is giving me some strife too. I hope this comes out.

[img]http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t257/jibbonpoint/Railway%20Stuff/TT3_zps4f507be0.jpg[/img]

Anyway, I managed to spring this by chance after the Council had recently mowed. It was a fair way away from a well photographed station on Rolf World but not spotted nor obviously 'photographed. The yard was obviously a substantial one in it's heyday and was a terminus before extending.

The line is in use. And in NSW.
  jibbonpoint Chief Commissioner

Location: Shoalhaven
Given the angle of the shot, it might assist in pointing out that it was a turntable.Embarassed

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