Steam Water Tanks

 
  oldmodeller Locomotive Driver

Haven't been to Bankstown station for over 25 years, but there use to be a tank located on the down, just east of the station overbridge. Anyone know if it's still there?
Very interesting post - brings back many memories.

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  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia




This is Bankstown railway station, c.1/1/1909. I presume the tank you're talking about is the rainwater tank on this side of the building?

So far as I am aware, never was a steam (locomotive) water tank at Bankstown, or any other kind of locomotive facilities.

Picture is from State Records NSW (photographer unknown) via the Picture Australia website.
  oldmodeller Locomotive Driver





This is Bankstown railway station, c.1/1/1909. I presume the tank you're talking about is the rainwater tank on this side of the building?

So far as I am aware, never was a steam (locomotive) water tank at Bankstown, or any other kind of locomotive facilities.

Picture is from State Records NSW (photographer unknown) via the Picture Australia website.
"wurx"


Thanks for your reply.
It wasn't a rain water tank on the platform, but a large tank that was used for loco purposes.
It was located on the southern side of the down road, and was adjacent to the staircase leading from the platform to the overbridge. It was still there in the 1960s, but long out of use. Locals were fascinated by the frogs that it attracted.


  oldmodeller Locomotive Driver





This is Bankstown railway station, c.1/1/1909. I presume the tank you're talking about is the rainwater tank on this side of the building?

So far as I am aware, never was a steam (locomotive) water tank at Bankstown, or any other kind of locomotive facilities.

Picture is from State Records NSW (photographer unknown) via the Picture Australia website.
"wurx"


Thanks for your reply.
It wasn't a rain water tank on the platform, but a large tank that was used for loco purposes.
It was located on the southern side of the down road, and was adjacent to the staircase leading from the platform to the overbridge. It was still there in the 1960s, but long out of use. Locals were fascinated by the frogs that it attracted. If it was in existance when this photo was taken, it was located around to the right against the embankment thus out of this shot.

"oldmodeller"
  oldmodeller Locomotive Driver

Located what I was seeking on the NSW Office of Enviroment and Heritage website, under the heading "Bankstown Railway Station Group"
"During 1910, a single tier water tank on a steel frame was erected on the south side, at the western end of the platform, near the overbridge, for the use of locomotives off terminating trains. The tank was removed in c1970s. In the 1920s a pillar water tank and ash pit were provided for the up track locomotives"
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
My apologies, oldmodeller - truly I had no idea that a dinkum loco tank ever existed there.

Growing up in Bass Hill in the 1960s, childhood trips to Bankstown (including the station) were many, and yet I have no recollect of that tank. Probably I looked at it many a time and just absorbed it as part of the surroundings.......
  oldmodeller Locomotive Driver

My apologies, oldmodeller - truly I had no idea that a dinkum loco tank ever existed there.

Growing up in Bass Hill in the 1960s, childhood trips to Bankstown (including the station) were many, and yet I have no recollect of that tank. Probably I looked at it many a time and just absorbed it as part of the surroundings.......
"wurx"


That's okay, I was beginning to think that my old memory was playing tricks on me, that's why I kept searching.

And thanks for your interest in my question.
  bronwyn Train Controller

Location: from Rocky to pommy land! and now I am back in the nations capital serving the public
According to the copy of  a map of NSW stations with loco watering facilities that I just obtained. (its from around 1950) Bankstown is on the list.
[img]http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy142/moocowme/water%20map/th_sydneystations.jpg[/img]


This map is also going to help track down any strays we did not get yet.
sorry about the quality of the pics.
NSW stations with loco watering facilities




  oldmodeller Locomotive Driver

According to the copy of  a map of NSW stations with loco watering facilities that I just obtained. (its from around 1950) Bankstown is on the list.
[img]http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy142/moocowme/water%20map/th_sydneystations.jpg[/img]


This map is also going to help track down any strays we did not get yet.
sorry about the quality of the pics.
NSW stations with loco watering facilities



"bronwyn"


Thanks for that.
  marhleet Train Controller

-35.590685,149.438578
Captain's Flat appears to be still there, try and fit it into the photo shoot, yes it's that time of year again
  marhleet Train Controller

Tallong, saw both tanks and both have water filler pipes still in place though not piped together.
Got a shot from the road bridge at the down end showing both tanks.
I'll get the pic up if I can get it transferred shortly, otherwise three weeks.
  bronwyn Train Controller

Location: from Rocky to pommy land! and now I am back in the nations capital serving the public
thanks for that. i really should get out to Captains Flat for a look.
  marhleet Train Controller

Seems my Captains Flat shadow was the ore loader that is now gone.
  Brian 2009 Chief Commissioner

Location: N.S.W.
Good morning,

The Steam Water tank at Merriwa was removed some years ago, anybody know when?
Also the MRSI would like to know exactly where the tank was situated. Perhaps somebody has a photo of it when it was still standing. Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Brian Leedham.
  marhleet Train Controller

Gundagai's is still standing.
"hotdogpants1"

Having recollections in my waking hours, ....
Gundagai was gutted by the Railways when it was decommissioned.
But, they nicely restored it after the current museum crowd took over, relaying all the tracks and re-installing points and signals, quite a big job and well done. You can see a few bits of rail that are of different weight at the up-end signal.
Looking through the photos in the museum, the watertank was also restored, from somewhere else.
So, while it's still there, it isn't it.

That's how I read the photo sub-text.
  marhleet Train Controller

Tallong, saw both tanks and both have water filler pipes still in place though not piped together. Got a shot from the road bridge at the down end showing both tanks. I'll get the pic up if I can get it transferred shortly, otherwise three weeks.
"marhleet"

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  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
So far, we have pix of:

Euabalong West
Gundagai
Meranburn
Byron Bay
Tarana
Glenreagh
Gosford
Penrith
Deepwater
Lake Cargelligo
Rankin Springs
Naradhan
Wallerwang
Glen Innes
Brogans Creek
Cowra
Tallimba
Fish River
Millvale
Quandialla
Menindee
Merrygoen
Tallong
Hay
Byrock
Murwillimbah
Linden
Tumbarumba
Bullenbung Creek
Koorawatha
Canowindra
Grenfell
Carrathool
Whitton
Coonabarabran
Binnaway
Garah
Weemelah
Crooble
Burren
Walgett
Darnick
Ivanhoe
Roto
Temple Court
Caledonia
Weston
Wyalong
Wirrinya
Balranald
Silverton
Denman
Telegraph Point
Mathoura
Goulburn
Lithgow (State Mine branch)
Newnes Junction
Cooma
Berrima (Medway Colliery branch)
Ungarie
Waterfall
Humula
Wangaratta
West Wyalong

I recently visited Gwabegar, and this is the only structure I came across that fits into the category, though I'm not convinced that it truly was the water tank for steamers:

[img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q262/pixwurx/Gwabegar%20line/Gwabegar/th_IMGP1930rz.jpg[/img]
  blakew18 Beginner

I believe Dorrigo and Mole Creek are still standing.
  lunchbox Locomotive Driver

I recall seeing photos of a railway style elevated tank somewhere between Hornsby and Hawkesbury River.  I've been unable to find those pix again, or any reference to the tank.
Am I halucinating?
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
I recall seeing photos of a railway style elevated tank somewhere between Hornsby and Hawkesbury River.  I've been unable to find those pix again, or any reference to the tank.
Am I halucinating?
lunchbox
Not being medically trained I'm unable to comment on hallucinations. However I do remember a photo on RP of that tank and the story from ages ago. I found it surprising that I'd never heard of it as I grew up in the area roved both the railway and the bush in the area. I can't remember which forum it was in. I'd suggest 2010 or earlier.
  Gaz170 Junior Train Controller

Location: Gold Coast
Glenapp - just over the Queensland border still has a tank.  New gauge fitted to the side of it a couple of years ago by the Glenapp Boys, Rob & Den, who grew up there and still spend most weekends looking after the place.  Not my photo.

  lunchbox Locomotive Driver

Thanks GrahamH.  I think we've shown that I wasn't hallucinating, but I think it's strange that no other experts have responded.
See also the "Water tank near Cowan" thread in this forum.
  bronwyn Train Controller

Location: from Rocky to pommy land! and now I am back in the nations capital serving the public
Sorry have been away for a very long time. Cancer is a bugger. All good now tho
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Sorry have been away for a very long time. Cancer is a bugger. All good now tho
bronwyn
Good to see you still on the perch and back.

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